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Thursday, May 20, 2010

More Maradona Madness

Not content with leaving Esteban Cambiasso and Javier Zanetti out of his provisional World Cup squad, Diego Maradona has gone one further in his single-minded attempt to prove to the world that he is, frankly, as mad as a box of frogs.

Yesterday, Maradona announced his twenty three man squad and -bizarrely among those to make the final cut - were old time and frankly rubbish striker Martin Palermo as well as 30 year old one cap wonder, Ariel Garce.

Better yet, Maradona's car managed to run over the leg of a nearby cameraman ahead of the announcement.

Maradona's response to this unfortunate accident:

"What an asshole you are. How can you put your leg there where it can get run over, man?"

Honestly. You can't make this stuff up. What would the footballing world be like without Diego Maradona?

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ballack vs Boateng: It's All Too Silly

After Chelsea and Germany midfielder Michael Ballack was ruled out of the World Cup Finals, after a tackle by Pompey's Kevin Prince-Boateng, it has all kicked off.

There have been claims and counterclaims that Boateng set out to deliberately injury Ballack, with even Boateng's own father claiming that there is some 'history' between the two players dating back to when Boateng was playing for Hertha Berlin.

Despite Prince-Boateng now being public enemy number 1 right now back in his homeland of Germany (partly because the player has switched from Germany to Ghana for his international football), I'm not convinced the tackle was deliberately designed to injury Ballack.

Judge for yourself below (the tackle is at the 2:44 mark)

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