Episode 1491: “Diego Maradona – Rebel. Hero. Hustler. God.” Oscar-Winning Director Asif Kapadia (“Senna”, “Amy”) On His Stunning New Film
A number of months ago, the first trailer for Asif Kapadia’s new movie about Diego Maradona surfaced – and it was subsequently fired around the Internet at high speeds in the WhatsApp groups of football fans of a certain age.
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Asif (who won an Oscar for “Amy”, his brilliant documentary on Amy Winehouse) is in studio today talking to us about his new film, which charts Maradona’s journey to Naples, and the utter insanity of his life in that city.
When 99% of footballers are forgotten, Maradona’s emotional impact, in Argentina and in Naples, will endure. If this seems like it’s the sort of thing you’d be interested in, then rest assured – this documentary really is worth your while.
Plus there’s the return of the PBESO, the fall of the Canadian Empire, book news, and Ken ruins the ending of a book that was released in 1985.
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Second Captains roving reporter Ken Early chatted with @DavidSneyd and @gcooney93 after Ireland's mild to moderately painful 2-0 win over Gibraltar last night about the McClean conundrum and whether we can realistically hope for improvement.
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From their spacious cycle lanes to their ergonomically-designed outdoor gyms, Ken marvels at Danish infrastructure all the way from Copenhagen, while Eoin targets Denmark with some cold, hard whataboutery ahead of tonight's Euro 2020 qualifier.
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