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Monday, 01 March 2021 12:42

The complicated greatness of ‘Pele’

There are many levels of greatness in the sports world. And there are many ways in which that greatness can be defined – and many ways to disagree with those definitions. For many, sports fandom is defined by such arguments.

But there are a handful of performers whose excellence is so profound, so paradigm-shifting, that they exist on a tier of their own. Icons of sport. All-timers. Legends. Players that redefine what we believe is possible.

Players like Pele.

“Pele,” the new documentary directed by Ben Nicholas and David Tryhorn, takes a look at the Brazilian soccer legend. Specifically, it’s an exploration of Pele’s four World Cups. While we get some of his early life, as well as some current perspective, the vast majority of the film concerns itself with the period from 1958-1970, a dozen years over the course of which Pele became the greatest soccer player that the world had ever seen.

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Saturday, 28 June 2014 00:18

Kibbles and Picks World Cup

On to the Knockout Stage

The group stage of World Cup 2014 has come to its conclusion. For anyone who has been following the advancement picks made by myself, my dog Stella and guest futbol expert (and 'Downtown with Rich Kimball' producer extraordinaire) Bryan Stackpole, one thing is abundantly clear.

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