Argentina’s Under 20 squad announced, and the transfer latest

With little going on during the summer break, HEGS has been quiet as I've been earning some spending money whilst on my visit to England, and seeing friends. Off the pitch though, some transfer dealing has been happening, and some of it at least is nearing possible conclusions. Rogelio Funes Mori's transfer to Benfica collapsed... Continue Reading →

What’s the Croatian for ‘Oriundi’?

A missed opportunity for Argentina? Perhaps. Under Alfio Basile, one or two of the domestic league's more impressive performers have been given the chance to represent their country alongside their more well-known (or perhaps not, in the cases of the Juans; Román Riquelme and Sebastián Verón) Europe-based countrymen. Up front, though, it was only Basile's... Continue Reading →

Clausura ’08: Round 15 goals

The goals from the fifteenth round of the Torneo Clausura are now online, and you can view them (and unlike last week's, I promise you this link will work right away) right here through TN's website. As ever, for those who don't know the kits or just want to see the weekend's best goals, you... Continue Reading →

Clausura ’08: Round 5 goals

The goals from round five of the Torneo Clausura are online now, and you can watch all 21 of them (good grief it was low-scoring this weekend) thanks to TN by clicking here. There may not be many, but there are quite a few crackers this week, ranging from good team moves (Banfield's fifth against... Continue Reading →

Differing margins

Tigre got back to winning ways against Olimpo, whilst San Martín vs. Gimnasia de Jujuy and Argentinos vs. Huracán were both stalemates, but it was the two scorelines that sandwiched those other three which define Saturday's action in the fifth round of the Clausura. In the day's final match, Vélez regained the summit of the table... Continue Reading →

Different ambitions

One of the smaller clubs in the Greater Buenos Aires region hosted one of the biggest on Friday night, but a complete newcomer to Argentine football would have had difficulty picking out which was which. Racing have struggled for a while but now they've fallen to the curse of the perennial underdog - playing well... Continue Reading →

Upsetting the form book

Newell's Old Boys need to buck their ideas up if they're going to avoid a relegation struggle during the Clausura, as I said on Thursday in the Clausura preview. On Friday evening, in the first league match of the year, they started the fight, with an unlikely victory away to 2007 Clausura winners San Lorenzo.... Continue Reading →

Forgetting something?

The clash of the two unexpected sides in the title race and the glut of clásicos aren't the only games taking place in Primera A this weekend, you know. They do, it is true, take up half of the weekend's fixture list. But there are other matches on as well, and with practically half the... Continue Reading →

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