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HANDBALL To Play At Villa Park

HANDBALL To Play At Villa Park

Fat, handballing cheat or footballing messiah (delete as you deem appropriate!) Diego Maradona will be at Villa Park next month along with his team mates for a replay of the heartbreaking (for us English obviously) 1986 World Cup quarter-final.

Maradona was the scorer of both goals to send us out 2-1, the one labelled 'hand of God' but actually more appropriately 'the hand of a cheating toss pot' will appear with the rest of the team on Sunday October 14. Kick off 4pm.

Maradona said: 'It's a game I still treasure to this day. For the rest of the team and I it was very special and was a great victory on the way to winning the World Cup. Everyone talks about the 'Hand of God' from this match, it was a bit of mischief, the goalkeeper had the advantage of grabbing with his hands. It was too high for me and I stuck out my fist.'

There was no mischief at all mate, you cheated and then lied about cheating.

'After the goal, I was waiting for my team-mates to embrace me and no one came. I told them, come hug me or the referee isn't going to allow it. This time when we will come to England there will be no mischief, only great goals. For us this is very serious, we are coming to win.'

Peter Reid, left for dead, along with all his team mates for Maradona's second goal said: 'It's one of those games that's talked about so much and meant so much that it's impossible to forget how devastating it was to lose and to lose to one absolutely amazing goal but also to one which was, let's say, a little dubious!'

He also says it is England's chance for revenge and promises they'll win 'no question.'

Surely that will depend on whether another blind referee is used?!!!

Ahhh, still bitter even after all these years.!

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday September 7 2007
Time: 1:02PM

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After all is said and done, and no matter how much he's screwed his life up, the man was without doubt the greatest footballer to walk this planet, truly outstanding in his play, both technical and brilliant natural ability.......and I'm sure there will be people who pipe on about Pele and George Best, both of whom were outstanding players, but Maradonna was simply the best......and no matter how much Reidy moans, with or without the 'Hand of God' incident, Argentina wasted that England team on the pitch that day..........best left in the past Peter my son.....
astonmilan
07/09/2007 13:44:00
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Maradona? Has he not herd of Ashleigh Young?!
leelindsay
07/09/2007 13:56:00
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£25 a ticket!!!!!!!! Perhaps Maradona could stop at Zat's moms house. Sorted.
Gazvilla
07/09/2007 16:34:00
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Gazvilla LMFAO!
shortshadyuk
07/09/2007 17:00:00
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I really don't see the point in recreating a match in which the world's best player had to resort to cheating, I was eleven at the time and i can still remember how *****ed off i was.
chris the villan
07/09/2007 20:26:00
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What is the actual purpose of the game? Is it a benefit for someone or something? Cant see it being much of an attraction to be honest. I guess I'm missing something.
glensider
08/09/2007 07:32:00
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I see the groundsman is sticking a handball net on the 6 yard box.
col8
10/09/2007 19:24:00
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