Nuggets and Aphorisms

Food for thought. These first appeared in Amit Varma's blog, India Uncut

Friday, June 23, 2006

The dribble, the pass, the beauty

[W]e love the ball more than the game and, for that reason, the dribble more than the pass.
Jorge Valdano, about the way Argentina like to play their football, in a fascinating piece in the Guardian about that famous Argentina-England game in the 1986 World Cup, and those two goals Diego Maradona scored.

That second goal, ah, such football! That's beauty in the service of efficiency, something great teams and great players managed. And Maradona could pass as well as he could dribble and score -- Brazil found that out the hard way in 1990.
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