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Re: Diego Maradona RIP
« Reply #25 on: 27 November, 2020, 06:41:28 pm »

Possibly the world's worst statue of Maradona? It's in Calcutta. There's a statue of Pele in Bangalore which is equally bad – in fact the two look remarkably similar.

That's a better likeness than the Emanuel Santos-perpetrated bust of Ronaldo.

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Re: Diego Maradona RIP
« Reply #26 on: 27 November, 2020, 10:00:20 pm »
Pele ?
And Messi.

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Re: Diego Maradona RIP
« Reply #27 on: 28 November, 2020, 01:50:19 pm »
Pele ?
And Messi.

It's not difficult!
Messi should be in jail for not paying tax (and in a footballing sense has been threatening those trying to run Barcelona every time they do something he doesn't like for the last decade).
Ronaldo (the Portugese one) is obvious.

I don't know a huge amount about Pele (he was playing in MLS by the time I was born), but he does have this absurd "1000 goals" claim that includes pre-season friendlies and a whole bunch of other non-competitive games.

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Re: Diego Maradona RIP
« Reply #28 on: 28 November, 2020, 05:40:25 pm »
There was a brilliant movie released a couple of years ago just called Diego Maradonna. The story told in that is basically his time in Naples, and how in many ways, Naples was both the making of him on the field and the breaking of him off it. It's worth watching if you get a chance.

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Re: Diego Maradona RIP
« Reply #29 on: 28 November, 2020, 05:52:00 pm »
Messi should be in jail for not paying tax (and in a footballing sense has been threatening those trying to run Barcelona every time they do something he doesn't like for the last decade).
It's up-to you, but in my mind that has got zip to do with cheating on the pitch.
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Re: Diego Maradona RIP
« Reply #30 on: 28 November, 2020, 06:03:57 pm »
Messi should be in jail for not paying tax (and in a footballing sense has been threatening those trying to run Barcelona every time they do something he doesn't like for the last decade).
It's up-to you, but in my mind that has got zip to do with cheating on the pitch.
Sure, but the original comment was about the best player in the world typically being an egotistical arse.
As for cheating on the pitch, there can't be many players where their opponent has the boots that broke their ankle in a display case.

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Re: Diego Maradona RIP
« Reply #31 on: 28 November, 2020, 07:21:03 pm »
Ah OK - I probably skim-read that bit of the discussion.

Re: ankles
I've never seen the challenge that bust Diego's, but I gather it was "bang out of order" as we might say in Blighty! I wouldn't wish that on anyone - you can mark a guy out of the game without seriously injuring him :(
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Re: Diego Maradona RIP
« Reply #32 on: 30 November, 2020, 09:07:08 pm »

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Re: Diego Maradona RIP
« Reply #33 on: 01 December, 2020, 03:10:39 pm »
Ah OK - I probably skim-read that bit of the discussion.

Re: ankles
I've never seen the challenge that bust Diego's, but I gather it was "bang out of order" as we might say in Blighty! I wouldn't wish that on anyone - you can mark a guy out of the game without seriously injuring him :(

Unfortunately they couldn’t mark him out of the game, which is why they resorted to kicking him out of it instead. In no way am I defending the hand of god thing, but the ankle breakage came 3 years previously, so the concept of kicking him out of the game was well established.

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Re: Diego Maradona RIP
« Reply #34 on: 02 December, 2020, 09:36:41 am »
How one Spanish woman footballer chose to honour Maradona during the minute's silence ....
Mustn't grumble in the circumstances .

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Re: Diego Maradona RIP
« Reply #35 on: 13 December, 2020, 01:53:32 pm »
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