Following the sudden passing of Diego Maradona, we decided we had to pay tribute to the Argentina legend.
Ste McGovern and Colm Boohig caught up to discuss our reaction to his passing, why he avoided the sad fate of George Best, look at the problematic side of a “raging dickhead”, and why the England game in 1986 defined his career.
We also revisited the podcast we recorded about Maradona in 2018 in the aftermath of his antics at the World Cup in Russia, so you can listen to that in the second half of this episode. Or not. I’m not the boss of you.
Marcelo Bielsa is one of the most influential football managers in the modern era, shaping many of the tactical trends that pervade the game today.
Ste McGovern is joined by Ben Jarman to discuss his amazing legacy and intense obsessiveness on the latest episode of the Nostalgia Ultras podcast.
We touch on his time at Athletic Club de Bilbao, how his upbringing in Argentina impacted his methods, how he influenced players like Gabriel Batistuta and Alexis Sanchez, why he will never manage a ‘big’ club, how his failure to win major honours has affected his reputation, and his current work at Leeds United.
Ben is co-host of the Fulhamish podcast and a Spanish football aficionado.
Diego Armando Maradona is not only one of the greatest sports people to have ever lived. He is an enigma who has lived every day of his life to the limit. Ste McGovern and Colm Boohig are joined by Maurice Brosnan of Balls.ie to talk about everything that makes the Argentine such a fascinating figure off the pitch, from his drug addictions to his links to the mafia, from his infidelity to his Communism leanings.
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Some famous moments featuring Maradona we mentioned on the podcast: