Sunday, June 22, 2008

Total Foot Ball

It was the year of 1974 world Cup. whole world did have a witness of new version of football. In this system a player moves out of his position is replaced by another from his team, thus retaining the team's intended organizational structure. In this fluid system, no player is fixed in his nominal role; anyone can be successively an attacker, a midfielder and a defender.. One man was the architect of this football and

He is none other than great Rinus Michels. Dutch forward Johan Cruyff was the system's most famous exponent . This concept is known as Total Football. Many

Team tried to adopt it but none could do better than Netherlands. Same display is

Witnessed again in 1988 while Rinus Michels returned with a classic squad which

Was lead by some greatest football artists of the history Ruud Gullit , Marco van Basten, Frank Rijkaard and Ronald Koeman . there was some spell bound performance of Netherlands against USSR.

Just last night History repeat but in different form . Now 20 years gone. USSR is no

More in Globe but Russia is there. Another Loyal Student of Total football Guus Hiddink has taken Total football in another level. Andrei Arshavin has

Taken the lead and implemented beautifully defeating Netherlands 3-1.

The has a nice write up in here.

Thanks Arshavin and Thanks Hiddink for another wonderful Total football night.

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