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    Default Johan Cruyff's leftwing legacy

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    Interesting. Did he become wealthy ? And did that affect his being left wing ?
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    Default Re: Johan Cruyff's leftwing legacy

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Interesting. Did he become wealthy ? And did that affect his being left wing ?
    Respectively, yes and no. Some people die with their principles intact.
    "If you go far enough to either extreme of the political spectrum, Communist or fascist, you'll find hard-eyed men with guns who believe that anybody who doesn't think as they do should be incarcerated or exterminated. " - Jim Garrison, Former DA, New Orleans.

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    He was one class player and as fast as hell:




    He did not seem to realise just how fast he was, he put it down to insight, which he also had in spades, but he also had huge natural speed, just like Muhammad Ali, but Ali knew he was fast. Here is a quote from Johan:

    "What is speed? The sport press often confuse speed with insight. See. If I start running slightly earlier than someone else, I seem faster."



    Here is a selection of his quotes:



    When we were kids Ajax Amsterdam, where he started out, were a big, well known team. You never hear of them now.

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