What is "Total Football"?

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FCBarcelona
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What's Dutch Total Football?
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"I’m a player who can do absolutely anything if I am smiling and laughing. If I’m not happy, then everything becomes more of a struggle,” explained Adriano.

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i think it means: morally superior, but in the end rarely triumphant.
im not sure though

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af2266
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by the way where did u hear that?

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I got it from "Ask the Expert" feature and I searched it and it says, back in 70's, the Dutch kept switching positions, like 10 minutes the striker would change to a defender and so on.
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"I’m a player who can do absolutely anything if I am smiling and laughing. If I’m not happy, then everything becomes more of a struggle,” explained Adriano.

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dutch total football is when you take 10 players on the field who have excellent TIPS
T- technique
I- Intelligence
P- Personality
S- Speed

Players with a high level of TIPS are "total" players who at anytime can play any position on the field since they are so good technically and tactically. The dutch teams of the 70's played total football lead by Johan Cryuff, the dutch master.

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Anonymous wrote:by the way i got that from /|\ http://www.footballculture.net/teams/na ... dback.html
by the way.. those were me.. and that sounds like a good idea...

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Yeah it does...
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yea if my team was like that we'd win any game
some guy yelled at me...

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LOL, yeah pretty much...
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