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This is my personal blog about all things related to association football (a.k.a. soccer). My name is Massimo, and I’m a composer and avid football fan who is originally from Italy, but currently living in Toronto. I support Juventus, Toronto FC, and Italy, and also sympathise with Napoli, Sassuolo, Modena, and Chelsea, but I write about a variety of topics concerning the “beautiful game”!

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[Non] Ho Visto Maradona, Part 4: Twilight of a God

The last of four articles that form my tribute to the unique flawed genius, the late and great Diego Maradona. The final part of this series on Maradona attempts to decipher what exactly led to his downfall when he was so successful and popular during his time in Naples. One of the most horrific aspects…

[Non] Ho Visto Maradona, Part 3: Conquering the World: A Hero Atop Vesuvius

The second–last of four articles that form my tribute to the unique flawed genius, the late and great Diego Maradona. The third part of this series on Maradona examines his career at Napoli. Following the 1986 World Cup victory with Argentina, Napoli appointed Maradona as the team’s captain, who inherited the armband from club stalwart…

[Non] Ho Visto Maradona, Part 2: The Rise to Stardom

The second of four articles that form my tribute to the unique flawed genius, the late and great Diego Maradona. In the first part of this article, I introduced who Diego was, and explained his impact on fans and the history of the game. In this second part, I will delve into the early part…