Argentines Abroad: 6th & 7th February 2010

A late and short edition, this one, made so by a combination of my writing commitments elsewhere, and the running of the last round of the domestic championship into Monday night. HEGS has earned a bit of a day off in one respect - this website is three years old today. The weekend just gone... Continue Reading →

Argentines Abroad: 16th & 17th January 2010

For a change, Carlos Tevez had a quiet match in the Premier League, with Manchester City losing to Everton (Pablo Zabaleta wasn't much better). Elsewhere though, Argentines were in form again. Lionel Messi became the youngest player ever to score 100 competitive goals for Barcelona - and also the youngest to score 101. Ever Banega... Continue Reading →

Argentines Abroad: 3rd & 4th October 2009

As the selección converge on Ezeiza from all corners of the world (well, western Europe) for the final, must-not-balls-up-this-time double-header of World Cup qualifiers against Peru (Saturday in El Monumental) and Uruguay (a week on Wednesday in Montevideo's Estadio Centenario), it's heartening that some of them have had more auspicious weekends than Carlos Tevez, who... Continue Reading →

Palermo sign the ‘new Kaká’

Well that's what they say he's going to become, anyway. Javier Pastore, the just-turned-20-year-old hero of Huracán's championship challenge during the Torneo Clausura, was unveiled as the newest signing at Palermo, where he told the press, 'my model is Riquelme.' Elsewhere in Europe, various Argentines played in pre-season friendlies for their clubs, including Javier Mascherano,... Continue Reading →

A second home

Mauro Zárate is the latest addition to Lazio's squad for the next season. The Roman club, who finished 12th in the 2007-2008 Serie A campaign, have signed former Vélez and Birmingham City striker Zárate on a season-long loan deal from the club who currently hold his registration, Qatari club Al-Sadd. Zárate still refuses to look upon... Continue Reading →

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