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Re: Maradona - RIP
« Reply #75 on: November 26, 2020, 12:12:39 AM »
Who was the twat who overhead kicked it from outside his penalty area to the edge of the six yard box for the HOG goal? Was it Hodge?

Sure was - as we reminded him at White Hart Lane in that shitty 86-87 season.

Mind, if Shilton had cleaned out Maradona as he should have done, Hodge wouldn’t be famous for anything. Shilton could have claimed it was the fist of God too.
Yes Pat , Hodge got it full barrels from us that day. 

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Re: Maradona - RIP
« Reply #76 on: November 26, 2020, 12:31:07 AM »
Agree. Maybe Yashin, too.

While talking about forwards, though, the one that always gets overlooked is Gerd Muller but he was probably a better goalscorer than anyone. So would you rather have 20 amazing goals a year from Maradona or 40 scrappy ones every season from Muller? Anyway, they're all great names. I like to see Puskas get a mention, too. Although they didn't win the World Cup, I think that Hungary side was the greatest international team of all time and he was their greatest player.

Well as Ferguson said about van Nistelrooy, Müller scored goals but did nothing else. Maradona would score goals, make goals, change games, even seasons with moments that only he could produce. Not to diminish Müller of course, who was a genius at his position, rather like Haaland these days.

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Re: Maradona - RIP
« Reply #77 on: November 26, 2020, 12:40:14 AM »
It might be my mind playing tricks but Im sure i was there to see Diego Maradona have a penalty saved by, of all people, Jamie Theakston!!

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Re: Maradona - RIP
« Reply #78 on: November 26, 2020, 01:05:23 AM »
Agree. Maybe Yashin, too.

While talking about forwards, though, the one that always gets overlooked is Gerd Muller but he was probably a better goalscorer than anyone. So would you rather have 20 amazing goals a year from Maradona or 40 scrappy ones every season from Muller? Anyway, they're all great names. I like to see Puskas get a mention, too. Although they didn't win the World Cup, I think that Hungary side was the greatest international team of all time and he was their greatest player.

Well as Ferguson said about van Nistelrooy, Müller scored goals but did nothing else. Maradona would score goals, make goals, change games, even seasons with moments that only he could produce. Not to diminish Müller of course, who was a genius at his position, rather like Haaland these days.

Yeah. To clarify I wasn't saying Muller was better just saying I think it is harsh that he never really gets mentioned as one of the all time greats.

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Re: Maradona - RIP
« Reply #79 on: November 26, 2020, 01:23:27 AM »
I liked him alot. Wonderful player, and a lifestyle I can completely get behind.

Have never understood the outcry regarding his drug use. If anything he should have been supported and helped rather than condemned. I doubt he gave a shit what alot of people thought, however. Another reason I liked him.

Footballers today are mainly dull with little or no personality. But who am I to judge.

Rest in peace, Diego!

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Re: Maradona - RIP
« Reply #80 on: November 26, 2020, 01:34:17 AM »
The GOAT? No.

But possibly the only player to drag his nation (mostly by genius) to a World Cup and then to almost retaining it. His exploits at a historicallly underachieving Napoli are also possibly as great an outcome at club level.
Baggio is the only one who's come close, in 1994. Played through injury. Dragged Italy all the way through to the end of play in the final only to miss a penalty. In a way it's greater because the ending turned it into poetry.
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Re: Maradona - RIP
« Reply #81 on: November 26, 2020, 01:44:20 AM »
Some of you may have seen/heard this earlier but this is wonderful

https://twitter.com/callumcfb/status/1331689816594001924?s=21

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Re: Maradona - RIP
« Reply #82 on: November 26, 2020, 03:41:37 AM »
Died on the same day as another legendary player - George Best.

Maradona was up there with the best, it's very difficult to say who was the best through the ages as things change.

It's just a shame he had a large degree of self destruction.

RIP little fella. 

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Re: Maradona - RIP
« Reply #83 on: November 26, 2020, 06:55:59 AM »
Playing on poor pitches and brutal defenders he transformed average sides to champions. Serie A was the best league in the world then.

 He would have been unstoppable today. I think he was the best ever.

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Re: Maradona - RIP
« Reply #84 on: November 26, 2020, 07:04:21 AM »
I liked him alot. Wonderful player, and a lifestyle I can completely get behind.

Have never understood the outcry regarding his drug use. If anything he should have been supported and helped rather than condemned. I doubt he gave a shit what alot of people thought, however. Another reason I liked him.

Footballers today are mainly dull with little or no personality. But who am I to judge.

Rest in peace, Diego!

My sentiments, too. Rock star footballers, I wish there were more. I thought he was ace.

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« Reply #85 on: November 26, 2020, 07:38:59 AM »
I know so people will only remember him as a cheat but Maradona was pretty much cheated against in nearly every game he played, brutal assaults which were called tackles then happened against him every game, which led him to be given continuous cortisone injections before games.

Yes he had his flaws who doesn't? But he is the first footballer I saw that made me go wow and got me on the edge of my seat every time he received the ball because you knew he was capable of doing something special.

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Re: Maradona - RIP
« Reply #86 on: November 26, 2020, 08:34:23 AM »
Yep. The Butcher of Bilbao being the most egregious.

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Re: Maradona - RIP
« Reply #87 on: November 26, 2020, 08:54:58 AM »
That's a wonderful piece, Dave.
Yeah great read Dave

3 days national mourning declared in Argentina, says it all about the man.


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Re: Maradona - RIP
« Reply #88 on: November 26, 2020, 08:57:41 AM »
If you don't keep up you'll be shipped off to Spurs you little prick




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Re: Maradona - RIP
« Reply #89 on: November 26, 2020, 09:44:12 AM »


I genuinely don't understand how he does any of that.  Mind blowing.

Oscar Arce was doing all of that on the training ground in 1968. Admittedly, Maradona was better when it come to the 11 v 11 stuff.

 


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