Maradona

barney

Atlanta Hibs Radge
He was a very good player but he was also a cheat. RiP nevertheless.
Every player that ever brought down someone is a cheat.
Every player that ever handled the ball to stop a goal is a cheat.
Every player that ever fell over when they weren't fouled is a cheat.
Pretty much every fitba player in the world has 'cheated' at some point.
They just weren't all as totally, fantastically and utterly brilliant at fitba as he was.
Pure Quality.
 

Robert Barone

Well-Known Radge
Loved Diego..what a player, incredible will to win. He absolutely carried a pretty average Argentina side (by their standards) to that World Cup in 1986. Saw others write he did the same at Napoli and he did to an extent but they had some great players also like Careca and Carnevale. I think DeNapoli played in midfield as well and he was a good player. Still an unbelievable achievement tho given the power of the teams in the North of Italy.

He trolled the English tabloid gutter press for about 40 years it seemed. All very amusing.

RIP Diego.
 

WJC1848

Just A Radge
Every player that ever brought down someone is a cheat.
Every player that ever handled the ball to stop a goal is a cheat.
Every player that ever fell over when they weren't fouled is a cheat.
Pretty much every fitba player in the world has 'cheated' at some point.
They just weren't all as totally, fantastically and utterly brilliant at fitba as he was.
Pure Quality.
You are entitled to your opinion, as am I. I have acknowledged Maradona was a very good player. Several posters have stated he was the reason they fell in love with football; well I was especially lucky when I was a boy to see Gordon Smith play this game that we love and play for our team. Skill, artistry, grace, athleticism, goal-scoring ability and a wonderful sense of sportsmanship: now that is the essence of a great player, not someone who cheats in the sport's showpiece final - and then denies said cheating ever took place. Pele was a role model; Maradona could never be.
 

barney

Atlanta Hibs Radge
You are entitled to your opinion, as am I. I have acknowledged Maradona was a very good player. Several posters have stated he was the reason they fell in love with football; well I was especially lucky when I was a boy to see Gordon Smith play this game that we love and play for our team. Skill, artistry, grace, athleticism, goal-scoring ability and a wonderful sense of sportsmanship: now that is the essence of a great player, not someone who cheats in the sport's showpiece final - and then denies said cheating ever took place. Pele was a role model; Maradona could never be.
don't imagine people will be remembering him for being a role model.
just a barry fitba player. hope he finds peace now.
 

tayside hibee

Well-Known Radge
He did almost win the world cup single handedly. What a p!ayer. What strength he had.
He crammed a lot into his sixty years. Crammed a lot up his beak and doon his neck tae!!!
 

WJC1848

Just A Radge
I just never really get it when people come on RIP threads to point out the negative.
Everyone has flaws. Especially the genius of the world. To denounce him as a cheat is poor form IMO.
But you fill yer boots.
What a player!
I may be the only person on this thread stating my opinion of Maradona that you don't like, but I am not alone in that opinion by any means. And I can separate my dislike for his cheating from my sympathy for his passing.
 

barney

Atlanta Hibs Radge
I may be the only person on this thread stating my opinion of Maradona that you don't like, but I am not alone in that opinion by any means. And I can separate my dislike for his cheating from my sympathy for his passing.
maybe you should keep yer opinons tae yersel on a RIP thread is my point.
I couldnae care what people think aboot him. I didnt know him.
This is a respect thread.
Maybe you should have separated your dislike for his cheating from your sympathy for his passing.
Over n out.

Oh and check oot yer role model Pele at 40 secs in :)
 
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Hibee Kev

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I may be the only person on this thread stating my opinion of Maradona that you don't like, but I am not alone in that opinion by any means. And I can separate my dislike for his cheating from my sympathy for his passing.

With regards cheating, I've just listened to Terry Fenwick bemoaning that he tried to hack Maradona to bits in that England game but he kept coming back for more. This was the kind of treatment - cheating - that Maradona was subjected to throughout his career so I don't begrudge him giving some back.
 

Greenmachine

Aulder Than The Internet This Radge
Back in 1990 Scotland played Argentina in a friendly at Hampden. I got a ticket for the game for the sole purpose of seeing Maradona playing, and I think most of the crowd that night had done the same. Anyway, a few days before the game he pulled out the squad and that was my chance gone of ever seeing the great man play. I remember being gutted at the time.

There was some compensation however as Scotland won the game 1-0 with a goal from Stuart McKimmie.
 
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Hibee Kev

Well-Known Radge
Back in 1990 Scotland played Argentina in a Friendly at Hampden. I got a ticket for the game for the sole purpose of seeing Maradona playing, and I think most of the crowd that night had done the same. Anyway, a few days before the game he pulled out the squad and that was my chance gone of ever seeing the great man play. I remember being gutted at the time.

There was some compensation however as Scotland won the game 1-0 with a goal from Stuart McKimmie.
Was at that game with my Mum and Dad - my first ever trip to Hampden! We were right behind the goals McKimmie scored into.
 

MeanwoodHibee

Just A Radge
Like most people on here I've just had to admire Maradona's football genius from afar, on tv. The one time I saw him 'live' was when he played for Barcelona against Man Utd in a European tie at Old Trafford in about 1984. I was living in Manchester at the time. United had lost the first leg 2-0 but won the return 3-0. I'd like to say I'd seen Maradona playing but the crushing in the crowd at the Stretford End was the worst I've ever experienced and you could hardly see any of the action on the pitch. Eventually had to climb over a railing into an adjoining pen. Apparently his spell at Barca wasn't the happiest of his career.
 

1875

Admin
Back in 1990 Scotland played Argentina in a Friendly at Hampden. I got a ticket for the game for the sole purpose of seeing Maradona playing, and I think most of the crowd that night had done the same. Anyway, a few days before the game he pulled out the squad and that was my chance gone of ever seeing the great man play. I remember being gutted at the time.

There was some compensation however as Scotland won the game 1-0 with a goal from Stuart McKimmie.

I was there for the same reason.
 

Chester Perry

Thank you god, for football, for Maradona.
Brazilian brazilians, you look so sad, Maradona is greater, greater than Pele!
Brazilian Brazilian how bitter you look, Maradona is bigger, he is bigger than Pele.

According to my family in Buenos Aires.
 
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