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« on: 24 March 2016, 01:07:33 PM »

Thanks for the entertainment, Johan.

Johan Cruyff - 25 April 1947 - 24 March 2016 (age 68)

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« Reply #1 on: 24 March 2016, 01:38:44 PM »

One of the greats. RIP.
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« Reply #2 on: 24 March 2016, 01:40:21 PM »

This man was one of the true footballing 'superstars'.
Unbelievable talent.
Football was still entertaining in his era.....and he was definitely one of the two best players, I've ever seen.
Very sad news.  Sad

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« Reply #3 on: 24 March 2016, 01:41:14 PM »

Very young for someone so talented!
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« Reply #4 on: 24 March 2016, 02:23:29 PM »

Cruyff was imitated in school playgrounds everywhere when I was growing up, a true inspiration.
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« Reply #5 on: 24 March 2016, 04:29:37 PM »

some of these quotes are great Cheesy

Cruyff was also known for his outspoken opinions:

On himself:

"In a way I'm probably immortal."
"If I wanted you to understand it all, I would have explained it better."
"Actually I never make a mistake, because it takes a huge effort for me to make a mistake."
"I don't believe in God. In Spain all 22 players cross themselves, if it works the game is always going to be a tie."
On football and his philosophy

"Playing football is very simple, but playing simple football is the hardest thing there is."
"Italians can't win the game against you, but you can lose the game against the Italians."
"Quality without results is pointless. Results without quality is boring."
"It's better to go down with your own vision than with someone else's."
"In my teams, the goalie is the first attacker, and the striker the first defender."
"There is only one ball, so you need to have it."
"Why couldn't you beat a richer club? I've never seen a bag of money score a goal."

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« Reply #6 on: 24 March 2016, 04:37:05 PM »

Too young. One of the few players I've actually liked.
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« Reply #7 on: 24 March 2016, 04:39:30 PM »

The first player that I really remember as a kid.
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« Reply #8 on: 28 June 2016, 04:55:55 PM »

I thought he was something to do with the dog show Cruyffts  Undecided
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« Reply #9 on: 28 June 2016, 05:05:33 PM »

Definite coat job!
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« Reply #10 on: 28 June 2016, 07:34:16 PM »

Not sure if I can bribe Nobby, to chew Mark's coat......Nobby does have some standards.

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« Reply #11 on: 28 June 2016, 07:47:47 PM »

Not many, to be fair.
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« Reply #12 on: 28 June 2016, 09:37:26 PM »

Not many, to be fair.

We know your standards are very slightly above Owen Newitt in "Vicar of Dibley".  They are :- Female, humanoid, pulse.  own hair and teeth a bonus!!!!! Grin Grin
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« Reply #13 on: 29 June 2016, 05:13:54 PM »

Just proves playing professional football is dangerous.

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