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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Gardeners' World
Last post by Russ -
I have a lawn for the first time in about 15 years. Today I mowed it for the first time. It wasn't a terrible experience.

Digging up dandelions can f*ck off though.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: FA Cup Final thread
Last post by tricky -
I'm just watching match of the day. If you haven't seen it, watch the highlights of Leeds against Burnley. Look at the speed of passing in some of those Leeds moves. Then mentally put Jack Grealish in the place of one of the Leeds players.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: FA Cup Final thread
Last post by tricky -
But they would have been a nightmare to set up a team with, like Grealish. Be consistent.
 I'm totally consistent, you clearly can't see the difference in the sort of player they are.

Grealish picks up the ball, and runs with it. That drags the opposition around, but also your team....when the ball is then turned over there is disorder, or the team holds it's shape and it's a pointless possession (or a goal).

Hoddle picks up the ball, and puts it on the foot of someone thirty yards away, or in the top corner. Le Tiss picks up the ball and slips someone through, or buries it in the top corner. They don't run with the ball, and drag you out of shape. They play at a speed that exceeds human running speed - because they kick, not run. Modern football is moving ever more towards not spending time on the ball, but quickly hitting movement, and structuring a team to provide that movement. This is the coaching revolution made by the northern european inspired coaches that have led the development curve since the seventies, typified by the outstanding example Cruyff.