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Maradona

Post by nyclaret » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:30 pm

Reports suggesting that he has passed away.

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Maradona

Post by claret2018 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:30 pm

Has died aged 60

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Re: Maradona

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:33 pm

It's being rumoured but nothing to confirm it as yet

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Re: Maradona

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:35 pm

I think it is being confirmed now - really sad news, one of the greats.
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Re: Maradona

Post by Grumps » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:35 pm

Went to old Trafford for charity game just to boo him

Sad news when anyone dies

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Re: Maradona

Post by wilks_bfc » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:39 pm

Confirmed on Sky News now

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Re: Maradona

Post by conyoviejo » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:40 pm

R.I.P. Diego Maradona. One of the greatest footballers the world has ever seen.
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Re: Maradona

Post by ElectroClaret » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:42 pm

Heart attack. (Telegraph/Mail)
Fabulous footballer.

RIP

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Re: Maradona

Post by Claretlad » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:45 pm

One of the best ever football players...

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Re: Maradona

Post by JohnDearyMe » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:45 pm

What an incredible talent.

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Re: Maradona

Post by PeterWilton » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:45 pm

Hands down one of the best ever players.
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Re: Maradona

Post by TVC15 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:46 pm

very sad

incredible player

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Re: Maradona

Post by Quickenthetempo » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:48 pm

What a talented footballer he was.

Rest in peace.

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Re: Maradona

Post by StuffyClaret » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:52 pm

Gods hand returned to its rightful owner :?

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Re: Maradona

Post by wilks_bfc » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:52 pm

Even in the days of pre internet days and not knowing who players were, Maradona was a name everyone knew

Shame that one of the greatest ever World Cup goals is “overshadowed” by the “Hand of God” goal

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Re: Maradona

Post by KRBFC » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:53 pm

StuffyClaret wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:52 pm
Gods hand returned to its rightful owner :?
Quite a horrible comment tbh
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Re: Maradona

Post by Claret Till I Die » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:55 pm

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RIP Diego

In the absence of Lord Beamish
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Re: Maradona

Post by NIDGE 65 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:57 pm

Was fortunate enough to see him at Turin Airport and told him to his face he was an effin cheat
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Re: Maradona

Post by ashtonlongsider » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:58 pm

One of the greatest players of any generation. Diego Maradona RIP.

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Re: Maradona

Post by BurnleyFC » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:59 pm

Legend, one of the all time greats and gone too soon.

RIP, Diego

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Re: Maradona

Post by Dyched » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:59 pm

Cheat? But it’s all fine players tried to kick him off the pitch?

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Re: Maradona

Post by StuffyClaret » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:59 pm

KRBFC wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:53 pm
Quite a horrible comment tbh
Papa.... Don't preach

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Re: Maradona

Post by claptrappers_union » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:03 pm

Truly a great player, a magician. So sad to hear this news.

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Re: Maradona

Post by RalphCoatesComb » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:10 pm

The evils of drink.

Another horrible comment, but probably true!

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Re: Maradona

Post by MACCA » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:11 pm

RalphCoatesComb wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:10 pm
The evils of drink.

Another horrible comment, but probably true!
And probably a fair amount of cocaine too

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Re: Maradona

Post by Wellsy1882 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:12 pm

Cheat

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Re: Maradona

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:13 pm

Very sad. But in a strange way a good innings considering.

Rivalries aside an icon of the game. Supremely talented and an incredible character.

Most geniuses have their flaws and demons. But outside of that seems he had a good heart.
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Re: Maradona

Post by MrTopTier » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:15 pm

NIDGE 65 wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:57 pm
Was fortunate enough to see him at Turin Airport and told him to his face he was an effin cheat
Course you did.

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Re: Maradona

Post by MrTopTier » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:16 pm

Wellsy1882 wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:12 pm
Cheat
Moron
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Re: Maradona

Post by daveyclaret » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:16 pm

Top, top player. He was outstanding with Napoli and, dare say that, he carried them to 2 Scudettos as Serie A Champions at a time when Italian football had the biggest football stars in the world playing there. Napoli also won the EUFA Cup with Maradonna.

There's a clip on Youtube showing Maradonna loosening up just before kick off in an EUFA cup tie in Germany, I think at Bayern Munich. The clip shows him juggling the ball between feet, head, and shoulders, for a good few minutes. He was playing to the camera but he did receive a lot of applause and appreciation from the German crowd when finished his juggling.

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Re: Maradona

Post by NIDGE 65 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:18 pm

Course I did top tier, pitty I left out coke head and tax dodger
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Re: Maradona

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Re: Maradona

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:19 pm

An absolute genius. Anyone who blames 4 foot 6 maradonna for punching a ball past 6 foot 1 Peter shilton... well!
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Re: Maradona

Post by Zlatan » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:22 pm

RIP, one of the greatest

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Re: Maradona

Post by NIDGE 65 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:22 pm

Try 5 ft 5 against 6 ft
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Re: Maradona

Post by Burnley1989 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:23 pm

Watched a documentary on him recently and really appreciated how great he was and also how easy it would be to fall in the sort of crowds he did, extremely easy.

Certainly one of the best to ever play the game
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Re: Maradona

Post by wilks_bfc » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:23 pm

daveyclaret wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:16 pm
Top, top player. He was outstanding with Napoli and, dare say that, he carried them to 2 Scudettos as Serie A Champions at a time when Italian football had the biggest football stars in the world playing there. Napoli also won the EUFA Cup with Maradonna.

There's a clip on Youtube showing Maradonna loosening up just before kick off in an EUFA cup tie in Germany, I think at Bayern Munich. The clip shows him juggling the ball between feet, head, and shoulders, for a good few minutes. He was playing to the camera but he did receive a lot of applause and appreciation from the German crowd when finished his juggling.
I’ve just watched it, twice

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Re: Maradona

Post by Steve1956 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:24 pm

RIP...Peter Reid is still trying to catch him
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Re: Maradona

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:25 pm

NIDGE 65 wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:22 pm
Try 5 ft 5 against 6 ft
:lol: :lol:

Shilton will have had at least an 8 foot reach. Before jumping. And not even considering his significant weight advantage.

It was cheating but another example of his incredible genius.

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Re: Maradona

Post by Dyched » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:27 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:19 pm
An absolute genius. Anyone who blames 4 foot 6 maradonna for punching a ball past 6 foot 1 Peter shilton... well!
80s English fans thought they were well hard running about in their Sergio Tacchini jackets hitting one other with weapons. Then along came a fat little Argentinian punching a football and they’ve all been rattled for 30+ years. :lol:
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Re: Maradona

Post by bobinho » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:28 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:19 pm
An absolute genius. Anyone who blames 4 foot 6 maradonna for punching a ball past 6 foot 1 Peter shilton... well!
An outstanding footballer. One of the greats of the game.

I think most people will blame him for punching it past Shilton... he cheated. But should he have got there first? I think not as you probably do... but let’s not turn this onto Shilton. Diego was a cheat. But only cos he didn’t get caught, and only because the game meant so much, especially so soon after the liberation of the Falkland islanders.

It’s always a shame when a true world great leaves us. RIP.

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Re: Maradona

Post by NottsClaret » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:28 pm

Burnley1989 wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:23 pm
Watched a documentary on him recently and really appreciated how great he was and also how easy it would be to fall in the sort of crowds he did, extremely easy.

Certainly one of the best to ever play the game
It's a great documentary that one isn't it, about his time in Naples. To do what he did on the pitches back then, when defenders could be as brutal as they wanted to be, and playing for a mediocre Argentina and a previously unsuccessful Napoli is what set him apart.
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Re: Maradona

Post by bobinho » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:30 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:25 pm
:lol: :lol:

Shilton will have had at least an 8 foot reach. Before jumping. And not even considering his significant weight advantage.

It was cheating but another example of his incredible genius.
Cheating is most certainly NOT genius. It merely fills the void left by a lack of it....
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Re: Maradona

Post by NIDGE 65 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:33 pm

Suppose your a big fan of Lance Armstrong and Ben Johnson cricket field claret

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Re: Maradona

Post by MrTopTier » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:37 pm

In Napoli and Argentina, made two ordinary teams extraordinary. Elevated those two teams to greatness in way only he could and in Argentina’s case almost did it twice.
A truly legendary footballer, thanks for the memories good and bad.

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Re: Maradona

Post by Wellsy1882 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:39 pm

See linekers tweet

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Re: Maradona

Post by Winstonswhite » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:43 pm

60 is no age really is it. But he crammed a lot in. Rip

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Re: Maradona

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:46 pm

bobinho wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:30 pm
Cheating is most certainly NOT genius. It merely fills the void left by a lack of it....
I’m not sure he had much control over the void of about 5 foot between his head and shiltons reach.

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Re: Maradona

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:47 pm

NIDGE 65 wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:33 pm
Suppose your a big fan of Lance Armstrong and Ben Johnson cricket field claret
Not really. I still don’t believe he went to the moon.
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Re: Maradona

Post by tim_noone » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:47 pm

The best of his Era....great player. RIP.

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