total football


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total football

n
(Soccer) an attacking style of play, popularized by the Dutch national team of the 1970s, in which there are no fixed positions and every outfield player can join in the attack
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PETER BARNES used to have Manchester City fans out of their seats with his mesmerising wing play - and now he is transfixed by Pep Guardiola's Total Football.
PETER BARNES used to have Manchester City fans out of their seats with his mesmerising wing play - now he's transfixed by Pep Guardiola's Total Football.
IT'S time to get behind our Scottish women's national team as they jet off to the birthplace of total football, the Netherlands, to take part in Euro 2017.
At Ajax Cruyff reinstated the Total Football principles he learned under his coach Rinus Michels both with Ajax and the Netherlands team.
That they went to Amsterdam and returned with a 5-1 defeat which is seen by many as the birth of Dutch total football with a young Johan Cruyff on the scoresheet.
And he hopes the Total Football pioneered by Cruyff (below) with Ajax and Holland in the 1970s can one day be seen in Scotland.
Summary: Fortaleza: Spain coach Vicente del Bosque evoked the spirit of Total Football by claiming that .
EVERYONE is talking about the return of 'total football' - except that the total football is being played by Spain, not Holland.
Saturday's five-goal blast maintained a New Year trend for total football as blistering Boro took their tally to 16 goals in 2007.
When the subject is a football coach responsible for introducing total football to the continent sixty years before the Ajax side of the 1970s adapted his same techniques to win three European Cups, we may imagine that a further succession of praise, culled from Roget's Thesaurus, will once more be rolled out.

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