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JOHAN CRUYFF RUMORS & GOSSIP

Johan Cruyff finds it ridiculous Real Madrid have won the league once in 7 years

Legendary Dutch player and coach Johan Cruyff has never been one to shy away from sharing his opinion. In an article published in De Telegraf, the former Barcelona manager criticized Real Madrid for their recent run of form in La Liga. The Spanish press is doing its best to blame the club’s most recent failures on current Real Madrid boss, Carlo Ancelotti. Others have pointed...
Via World Soccer Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pep Guardiola asked to be Barcelona’s guest of honor at the Champions League final

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola will be invited as Barcelona’s guest of honor at the Champions League final in Berlin. Earlier today, Barcelona vice-president Jordi Cardoner revealed that Guardiola, along with former bosses Terry Venables, Johan Cruyff and Frank Rijkaard, will be asked to attend the June 6 final in Berlin; since the quartet all coached La Blaugrana in at least...
Via World Soccer Talk
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Johan Cruyff slams current state of Dutch national team

Legendary Dutch international Johan Cruyff has slammed the current state of Holland’s national team in the wake of their 1-1 draw against Turkey this weekend. On Saturday, Netherlands were saved blushes in front of their home supporters after a shot by Wesley Sneijder deflected off striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar into the back of the net to level their Euro 2016 qualifier with Turkey...
Via World Soccer Talk
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Dutch great Johan Cruyff backs Van Praag's FIFA candidacy

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) Dutch football great Johan Cruyff has thrown his support behind the bid by his longtime friend Michael van Praag to unseat Sepp Blatter as FIFA president. Cruyff says Van Praag, who is head of the Dutch football association and a member of UEFA's executive committee, is ''somebody you can count on.'' In his column Monday in top-selling Dutch daily De...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Cruyff laughs off Laporta claims Barca will sign CR7, Mourinho

Johan Cruyff has dismissed Joan Laporta's talk of bringing Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo to Barcelona as completely without substance. Laporta was president of the Catalan giants between 2003 and 2010 and met with Jorge Mendes - agent of the Real Madrid forward and current Chelsea boss - in midweek. Reports in Spain have been circulating that Laporta will contest the...
Via Fox Sports
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Greatest El Clasico Games

As I was researching what to include in the top 10 greatest El Clasico’s, I realized that there are way too many worthy games to put on this list. I’m sure I have left off some your favorites so I’m sorry in advance. I wanted to mix in history, great individual performances and great games to creat a well rounded list so enjoy. 1) Alfredo Di Stefano’s First El Clasico ...
Via 32 Flags
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Simeone And Atletico Madrid Play Their Own Version Of “Total Football”

Johan Cruyff, the legendary Dutch player and former manager of Barcelona, was once asked his thoughts on the footballing philosophy known as “total football”. The man, who is arguably the biggest proponent of the football tactic, replied: “Attackers could play as defenders and defenders as attackers. Everyone could play everywhere.” Total football is an attack-oriented strategy...
Via World Soccer Talk
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Man City to maintain goal glut

First, we'll state the plainly obvious: goals are important in soccer. They are both the point of the game and the currency of its wins and losses. Dutch soccer legend, oracle and torturer of language Johan Cruyff gets downright metaphysical about them. "You must always make sure to score one more goal than the opponent," he once said, helpfully. "Look, at a minimum the ball has...
Via Fox Soccer
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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