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Johan Cruyff: father of modern game

Johan Cruyff: father of modern game

Britain had the Beatles and the Stones. The Netherlands had Johan Cruyff. Their art forms were different but his legacy has been just as important. Cruyff was not merely the key figure in tactical revolutions in the 1960s and 70s that took them from being a football backwater to the world’s most important football nation. He changed the personality of the country, too. In an article to mark Cruyff... »

Pep was slower than Cruyffs Grandma, FACT!

Pep was slower than Cruyffs Grandma, FACT!

“He was unique, totally unique,” Pep Guardiola says of Johan Cruyff on a quiet Thursday afternoon in London. “Without him I wouldn’t be here. I know for sure this is why I am, right now, the manager of Manchester City and before that Bayern Munich and Barcelona.” On a sofa tucked away in a Bloomsbury hotel, the intensity of Guardiola’s gaze sharpens the impact of these words about his former coach... »

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