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Old 25th Nov 2020, 16:48
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god can have his hand back now.

Diego Maradona passes away. A genius amongst us.
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Old 25th Nov 2020, 17:19
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So he couldn’t cheat death, then?
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He's done little but abuse his body with high living since his playing days and due to his legendary status was never reigned in for long enough to recover, almost a chronic case for nearly 30 years.. Sadly you can only do that for so long before the piper must be paid and despite good medical care he didn't make it. A colourful character, great in his day and in the opponents half a nightmare.
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The BBC thinks this is headline world news. Who's in charge there?
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Old 25th Nov 2020, 17:47
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Keith Richards would beg to differ. All kidding aside, he certainly did abuse his body. He easily succumbed to the trappings of fame and fortune.
Nevertheless, in his prime, he was sublime and as you have rightly stated, has given his opposition plenty of reasons to stay awake at night.
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Diego Maradona

One of the greatest, perhaps even the greatest, football players has passed at the age of 60.

As big and indisputable as his talent was on the pitch, he was also a "weak" person who fell into the claws of people he shouldn't off the pitch. He will undoubtedly be remember for both side, but I for once chose to remember him as an incredibly gifted player, one who could lift an entire stadium, city or nation from despair to jubilation.
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The BBC thinks this is headline world news. Who's in charge there?
Known and loved/reviled by 10s of millions. It’s news, whether you like football or not.
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A cheat, and worse an unashamed cheat. His talent is irrelevant.
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A cheat, and worse an unashamed cheat. His talent is irrelevant.
As are a significant number of professional footballers. Part and parcel of the game sadly. Today's PL players are far more sly and devious than when DM was plying his trade.

An incredible player in his time. Would like to have seen how Bobby Moore would have played him. Reid and then Shilton should have done better. That said, his second goal was simply unreal.
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Elton John, as a tribute, is releasing his 08'2 classic "Handle in the Wind".
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The BBC thinks this is headline world news. Who's in charge there?
The sports department. They just can't let the "Hand of God" incident go.

We're having a national day of mourning for him, in Scotland.
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The "hand of god" wasn't what won that particular match, it was a good team meeting a less good team. And the good team also happened to have the best player in the world at their side, as evidence by what is the most iconic goal ever scored in football.

That footy players cheat is hardly new, and the goal produced by Maradona's hand is lightyears away from being the biggest cheat in the game. Get over it England fans, you'd have lost that game anyway.
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Get over it England fans, you'd have lost that game anyway.
England fans always blame something else for their massive losses. I’m reminded of ENG-GER round of 16 2010 World Cup. England fans cried that their second goal was disallowed and that would’ve changed the dynamic of the game that would’ve seen their players defeat Germany, totally disregarding their old team of has beens were run off the park by a younger more talented German side who put two more past them in the second half.

They don’t cry about how England defenders failed to mark Maradona and allowed him to be alone in front of goal. They don’t cry about Peter Shelton being out jumped by someone shorter than him. They don’t cry about Maradona emasculating the England defence 4 minutes later.

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That's two world class attackers dead in as many weeks.....Argentina’s Maradona and Leed's Peter Sutcliffe....


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England fans always blame something else for their massive losses. I’m reminded of ENG-GER round of 16 2010 World Cup. England fans cried that their second goal was disallowed and that would’ve changed the dynamic of the game that would’ve seen their players defeat Germany, totally disregarding their old team of has beens were run off the park by a younger more talented German side who put two more past them in the second half.

They don’t cry about how England defenders failed to mark Maradona and allowed him to be alone in front of goal. They don’t cry about Peter Shelton being out jumped by someone shorter than him. They don’t cry about Maradona emasculating the England defence 4 minutes later.

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cough cough 1966 cough Wembley cough...
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I hear The Sun is looking for some more journalists (using the term loosely).
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Aerolineas pilots are aiming for the lucky left hand seat.


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