Johan Cruyff Slams Dutch "Vulgar" Style

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Bulgaria: Johan Cruyff Slams Dutch "Vulgar" Style A file picture dated 07 July 1974 shows Germany's Franz Beckenbauer (R) and Johan Cruyff of the Netherlands (L) vying for the ball during the FIFA 1974 World Cup final soccer match between Germany and the Netherlands in Munich, Germany. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Johan Cruyff, the legendary Dutch striker, has harshly criticized Netherlands for their approach to the World Cup final and said he had never believed the team could adopt such a "vulgar" style.

"Thursday they asked me from Netherlands 'Can we play like Inter? Can we stop Spain in the same way Mourinho eliminated Barca?" Cruyff wrote in El Periodico. "I said no, no way at all. I said no, not because I hate this style - I said no because I thought that my country wouldn't dare to and would never renounce their style.

"I said no because, without having great players like those of the past, the team has its own style. I was wrong. Of course I'm not hanging all 11 of them by the same rope, but almost.

"They didn't want the ball and regrettably, sadly, they played in a very dirty fashion. So much so that they should have been down to nine immediately, then they made two such ugly and hard tackles that even I felt the damage.

"This ugly, vulgar, hard, hardly eye-catching, hardly football style - yes, it served the Dutch to unsettle Spain. If they got satisfaction from this then fine, but they ended up losing.

"They were playing anti-football."

Spain defeated the Netherlands 1:0 in the 2010 World Cup final after 120 minutes on the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg.

After a scoreless draw in the regular time, the Spanish and the Dutch went into a 30-minute extra time.

The only goal was scored by Spain's Iniesta in the 116th minute after Netherlands' back Heitinga received a red card in the 110th minute.

Howard Webb, the first referee to officiate the European Champions League final and World Cup final in the same season, dished out 13 yellow cards and one red.

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#136
Bill - 19 Jul 2010 // 19:29:10

DrFaust:

"I am sure in his work environment just like you in the Navy, Court and with Howard Hughes, no one ever made a mistake."

Just goes to show you how little he knows outside of his personal work sphere.

#135
DrFaust - 19 Jul 2010 // 19:07:12

Bill,

"You notice that we have no clue what the self-fister does for work?
I am sure in his work environment just like you in the Navy, Court and with Howard Hughes, no one ever made a mistake."

Isn't he funny? The senile appendix who said he is ignoring me comes back to me in every single of his...how can I say it nicely...diatribes. I wonder how it would look like if he would NOT ignore me, LOL!

And yes, he has no clue.

#134
viking - 19 Jul 2010 // 16:22:36

Bill,
I understand now. With your reading skills it is no wonder the bible and Mormonism make sense to you.
I repeat and will talk slower. I never said the USPS was good, all I said was that when YOU talk about it you have no idea what you are talking about!
Of course not knowing about something has never slowed you down when it comes to posting "expert" advice and opinions.
You notice that we have no clue what the self-fister does for work?
I am sure in his work environment just like you in the Navy, Court and with Howard Hughes, no one ever made a mistake.
Maybe you can name a few business that uses human skills that does not make mistakes.

#133
Bill - 19 Jul 2010 // 09:08:35

DrFaust:

It does get humorous at times. Some time ago he insisted that the Bible was fiction, and now he presumes to tell me what is a ''part of my religion". Next thing you know, he'll be holding classes in Zoroastrianism!

He doesn't say anything about my character. All he says is that my opinons are stupid.

The real laugh is that he and the others accuse me of being behind the times, but anyone who thinks the postal service is still good is farther behind than I am!

#132
DrFaust - 19 Jul 2010 // 06:46:51

Bill,

I just read Mr. Appendix' last 'comments' and had a laugh. That man is really pathetic.

"I do not say anything about your character. I just say you say stupid things."

It's very easy to prove the contrary. He is a character assassin, just like the person whose appendix he is.

"This Faust is the biggest ahole on the forum and you can't even see it. "

This is just an example of how he is usually doesn't 'say anything about the character' of a person. He started this little character assassination already before I ever adressed him, and continued later with it on a regular basis. Now he is whining because in a certain moment he got an answer from me on this.

"Not understanding that his "PISS OFF" is directed at everyone on here except you."

Huh? I am adressing this word exclusively to people who deserve it, people who started with offences and character assassinations, like WW and Mr. Appendix, or other insane people who greet me with Nazi propaganda or accuse of of any crime possible. And to say 'PISS OFF' to this category of human trash is still a very kind way to treat them.

To normal people like Bill and many others on this forum it wouldn't cross my mind to use such an expression.

He must either suffer from Alzheimer's or to be a partial illiterate. But that would also be an explanation for the fact that you have had problems to get a letter forwarded to the recipient by the USPS. With people like Mr. Appendix working there, nothing in this respect should come as a surprise.

"Unlike you Bill, I just ignore those who are impossible to learn from. You should try it, but then I gave you this advice many times."

That was actually the best part. He is ignoring me in almost all his posts. That's why he is devoting most of his postings almost exclusively to me, LOL.

#131
Bill - 18 Jul 2010 // 21:23:18

Viking:

What can I say? I'v learned more from Nelie and DrFaust than I have from you or any other member of the fan club. I don't need lessons in sarcasm.

DrFaust and Nellie can't be the same person. Take my word for it.

#130
viking - 18 Jul 2010 // 21:20:10

Bill,

Untrue again!
I do not say anything about your character. I just say you say stupid things.
This Faust is the biggest ahole on the forum and you can't even see it. Maybe that is a character flaw. Not understanding that his "PISS OFF" is directed at everyone on here except you. That does mean you have trouble understanding your surroundings.

His "When you address me" comments are over the top with his arrogance. He does the same as Smellie (I still say they are one) when he says so many things to irritate and then sits back and adores the attention. I would guess in the real world he is just like Smellie and no one even sees them when they walk down the street.
Sad Life.

Unlike you Bill, I just ignore those who are impossible to learn from. You should try it, but then I gave you this advice many times.

#129
Bill - 18 Jul 2010 // 19:13:37

Nellie:

"The best defense is a good offense. I taught him that. hehehe"

They DO tend to scream when they get shot at with their own guns, don't they?

#128
NellieotAmerica - 18 Jul 2010 // 19:11:46

Bill

Stop whining and stop defending yourself. You will not change anyone's mind that way. Take a lesson from Fester--he never defends himself, he just attacks. The best defense is a good offense. I taught him that. hehehe

#127
Bill - 18 Jul 2010 // 18:32:25

Viking:

We all have our faults, don't we, though. I have as many as anyone else, and maybe more. So what? Does that give anyone the right to heap insult?

Perhaps you haven't used foul language to do it, but you're as busy condemning my character and opinions as the other members of the WW fan club. You, like she, only show up on the forum when you can slam, and usually me.

#126
viking - 18 Jul 2010 // 18:18:45

Bill,

I have used foul language when talking to you?

What does my finding the bible true or false have to do with your supposed belief system?

I do not have to "turn the other cheek" because it has nothing to do with me.
You do, because it a basic part of your religion.

#125
NellieotAmerica - 18 Jul 2010 // 18:15:31

Bill

"Just out of curiosity, since you vehemently declare the Bible to be fiction, why do you care if I follow it or not?"

I don't think anyone cares what you follow. But since you claim to be following the Bible, shouldn't you be turning the other cheek to WW when she gives you a nice slap in the face?

#124
NellieotAmerica - 18 Jul 2010 // 18:11:53

Bill

There is nothing good in people. Hell is other people. Sartre said it, and I agree with him.

#123
Bill - 18 Jul 2010 // 18:05:41

Nellie:

"Silly you! Why would anyone comply with your request? Where is the incentive? What's in it for them?"

Let's just say I'm an incurable optimist. I try to see the good in people, but you'll have to admit that some make it a lot harder than others.

#122
Bill - 18 Jul 2010 // 18:02:18

Viking:

Just out of curiosity, since you vehemently declare the Bible to be fiction, why do youo care if I follow it or not?

Sure, /0 started it, but it's been going on daily ever since, and you're as much a part of it as any.

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