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Total Football

Discussion in 'Football' started by Sheep Shag Army, 11 July 2007.

  1. Sheep Shag Army

    Sheep Shag Army Non-League

    30 October 2002
    Staffs
    Derby & Ajax
    I'm doing a project on total football and its orgins, if anyone could give me any views as to what they believe total football to be. Or any budding sociologists/dutch people could give me any info on what it means to the Netherlands i would be grateful.

    Do you feel the dutch football still play this way?
     
  2. IceMan_Bergkamp

    IceMan_Bergkamp Total Football

    9 December 2002
    London, Toronto
    Arsenal
    One man. Rinus Michels.

    "It is an art in itself to compose a starting team, finding the balance between creative players and those with destructive powers, and between defence, construction and attack – never forgetting the quality of the opposition and the specific pressures of each match"

    The way the dutch team played in the 1974 world cup was a joy to watch. There was no set position, interchangable positions, and constant pressing of the ball.
     
  3. Stan

    Stan Allez les Lionceaux !!!

    12 September 2002
    Nope, one man: Johan Cruijff...it's a well known secret that Cruijff was also the brain off the field and not Michels who was jealous of Cruijff and hated him...because Cruijff is a very loyal guy he never publicly contradicted Michels.
    If you want to know the origins of total football, read the book "Brilliant orange" by David Winner...he sees parallells with Dutch architecture and art...great book, one of the best football books.
     
  4. Sheep Shag Army

    Sheep Shag Army Non-League

    30 October 2002
    Staffs
    Derby & Ajax
    Yeah thats the book that my project basically is, its hard trying to find anything else on the subject bar this
     
  5. IceMan_Bergkamp

    IceMan_Bergkamp Total Football

    9 December 2002
    London, Toronto
    Arsenal
    You might want to also read 'Soccer Revolution' written in 1955 by Willy Meisl which provided the foundation to the ideas that anybody could do anything.
     
  6. Sheep Shag Army

    Sheep Shag Army Non-League

    30 October 2002
    Staffs
    Derby & Ajax
    Where can you get it from as Amazon don't sell it, cheers
     
  7. Juni

    Juni League 2

    31 October 2002
  8. Sheep Shag Army

    Sheep Shag Army Non-League

    30 October 2002
    Staffs
    Derby & Ajax
    yeah got that dude
     
  9. IceMan_Bergkamp

    IceMan_Bergkamp Total Football

    9 December 2002
    London, Toronto
    Arsenal
    I read it whilst at Kingston University.

    Have your tried Foyles/Borders/Barnes and Noble?
     
  10. gomito#10

    gomito#10 World Cup Winner

    9 May 2003
    DC, USA
    yeah great book stan, i liked it alot. Are there any beligum books written in english about belgium football?
     
  11. Stan

    Stan Allez les Lionceaux !!!

    12 September 2002
    There aren't any decent Belgian football books my friend, translated or not...
     

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