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Beware of false idols

September 11, 2009
By Sam Kelly
Oh dear, oh dear. When Diego Maradona was appointed as manager of Argentina last October, we all knew his team would be in for a bumpy ride at times. Those of a more sensible - I won't say sceptical - bent, guessed from the start that it had the potential to go very badly wrong for Argentina indeed. Few in their darkest dreams could have expected it to be this bad, though.

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