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Maradona, Dragons and a Fistful of Bullets: Part One of Two

John Ludden

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This is a story of three men for a short period in their lives. For one it would end in shame and disgrace, the other two in a fistful of bullets. Diego Armando Maradona. Firstly, the two seasons at Barcelona, a mere aperitif for what was set to follow in Naples. Those seven years a tumultuous, footballing epic. Albeit the stuff of legend, this just the start of more outrageous events in the years to follow. But where do you begin to tell such a tale? Not Spain or Italy, that would be far too easy, for this is Maradona. To tell the story of Diego Maradona's epic rise and fall in Naples from a Neapolitan god to a broken cocaine addict, halfway to hell, then a miraculous resurrection at USA 94, only to all explode in ignominy once more, we need to begin in a Colombian prison of sorts. Ran not by jailors, the army or police, but by the legendary drug lord, Pablo Escobar. Along the way we shall also tell of a young footballer who tragically for a mistake made out on a playing pitch, lost his life in a fistful of bullets. Andres Escobar. Also, the end of days for his namesake, Pablo. Finally, trapped with nowhere left to run, Pablo Escobar fought out a last stand on a Medellin rooftop, before being gunned down by Colombian police and DEA agents. So, will unfold in two parts an epic tale of blood on the ball, and for Diego Armando Maradona? A footballing god to millions. A last fall from grace at USA 94.


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23 x 15 cm
Paperback
124 pages
October 2023
English
9798865744429