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Johan Cryff- RIP

Postby artaneboy » March 24th, 2016, 3:31 pm

One of the legends of my youth has passed on far too early. Probably the best player of the round ball I ever saw- YouTube him.

Remember he led that fantastic Dutch team to the World Cup Final in '74. Should have won that too- but won much more than a trophy in the end. He was one of the greatest influences on football- and other sports, of his time.

Sad day.... :cry:
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Re: Johan Cryff- RIP

Postby Grumpy Old Man » March 24th, 2016, 3:44 pm

Indeed. A sublime player and the Dutch concept of Total football was wonderful to watch. RIP
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Re: Johan Cryff- RIP

Postby Dave Cahill » March 24th, 2016, 4:50 pm

One of the greatest players of all time and, perhaps unlike Pele and Maradona, his influence off the pitch was as great as his influence on.

Graham Hunter wrote:No Cruyff, no Dream Team.
No Cruyff, no cantera.
No Cruyff, no Joan Laporta.
No Cruyff, no Frank Rijkaard.
No Cruyff, no Pep Guardiola
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Re: Johan Cryff- RIP

Postby artaneboy » March 24th, 2016, 5:07 pm

Dave Cahill wrote:One of the greatest players of all time and, perhaps unlike Pele and Maradona, his influence off the pitch was as great as his influence on.

Graham Hunter wrote:No Cruyff, no Dream Team.
No Cruyff, no cantera.
No Cruyff, no Joan Laporta.
No Cruyff, no Frank Rijkaard.
No Cruyff, no Pep Guardiola


That's certainly true. It's probably his real enduring legacy. It'll endure beyond grainy TV clips and middle-aged men's stories....
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Re: Johan Cryff- RIP

Postby FrankBurke » March 26th, 2016, 12:12 am

A sublime talent. RIP
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Re: Johan Cryff- RIP

Postby blockhead » March 26th, 2016, 2:01 am

For you kids out there who wonder what is all the fuss about this Cruyff fella. One word. Barcelona.
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Re: Johan Cryff- RIP

Postby jezzer » April 7th, 2016, 11:10 am

blockhead wrote:For you kids out there who wonder what is all the fuss about this Cruyff fella. One word. Barcelona.


And in some ways the Catalan independence movement owes Cruyff a debt as well. He is Barca's Bill Shankly, though even more important because he was first their star player and a very staunch "Catalan". His fingerprints are still all over the club.
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