Argentines Abroad: 18th & 19th September 2010

There were not one, but two big injuries to Argentines playing abroad in the weekend just gone. Of course, you've all already heard about Marcelo Gallardo’s horrible tendon break on his first start for Nacional of Montevideo, which will rule him out for the rest of the year. But it had no doubt escaped your... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 leopard never changes its spots

So the saying goes, and so it's proven this weekend. Germán Denis has moved clubs and continents, joining Ezequiel Lavezzi at Napoli, and is scoring as freely as ever in pre-season for his new side. He got a hat-trick in his first appearance (as did Lavezzi last year, funnily enough) and scored again on Sunday... Continue Reading →

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