Category Archives: Other football sites

Talking to Lionel Messi’s youth coach ahead of the Copa América Centenario

In April, I headed up from Buenos Aires to Rosario, Lionel Messi’s hometown, for a feature for ESPNFC ahead of the Copa América Centenario. Whilst there, I talked to Ernesto Vecchio, the youth coach who oversaw Lionel Messi’s childhood development for … Continue reading

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This week in The Libero: what is the Copa América Centenario, exactly?

On Friday, the Copa América Centenario kicks off in the United States, and in this week’s issue of The Libero, I was asked to preview it. I’ve gone for a piece looking at why although it’s going to be a good … Continue reading

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A new place to find my writing: The Libero

Today The Libero launches. It’s an online football magazine, and the deal is simple: you get a weekly email containing four articles covering world football, as long as you subscribe. You can subscribe by credit or debit card, or by … Continue reading

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Boca Juniors’ Copa Libertadores disqualification: trying to summarise the fall-out

Four links here, three audio and one written. It’s just under a week since River Plate players were attacked with home-made pepper spray by a Boca Juniors barra brava, causing the cancellation of the second half of their Copa Libertadores last … Continue reading

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Teo Gutiérrez: South American Footballer of The Year 2014

As I mentioned in the previous post on HEGS, which was two Best XIs from last year in Argentine football, River Plate did quite well in the nominations for the 2014 South American Footballer of The Year, which was announced as … Continue reading

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Riquelme returns to Argentinos Juniors

Oh, hello. It’s been a while, as it normally is. I shan’t bore you with more promises of more frequent updates this time, I’ll just post this one and we’ll see what happens next, shall we? The Argentine Primera kicks off … Continue reading

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Where to find me during the World Cup

Hello. You might have heard there’s a football tournament being played during the next month. You’ll also have noticed, if you’re a frequent visitor to HEGS, that I’m crap at updating it, even with links to articles. So, here’s the idea: … Continue reading

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Tevez’s exclusion, and why Argentina won’t miss him at the World Cup

With the World Cup just around the corner, ESPNFC are ramping up coverage of each of the national teams, and you’ll find their homepage for all 32 blogs here. I’m playing my part in writing for their Argentina team blog, of … Continue reading

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Cantero loses his battle against Independiente’s barra brava

A brief update as, once again, I try and haul HEGS back on track. I’ve just written a piece for ESPNFC about the resignation of Javier Cantero, who stepped down as Independiente president a week ago today. Read about why he’s left … Continue reading

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A couple of recent articles

Oh, hello. It’s  been a while, hasn’t it. How are you all? I’ve been thinking over the last few days about how to better use HEGS (that is to say, how to use it at all), and as with the beginning … Continue reading

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