Total Football and it’s impact on the modern game

The popularism of the “Catennaccio” in the 1960s by Helenio Herrera was game-changing in that it focused its tenets on defending and the art...
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Serie A’s Last Outsiders Part 1: Hellas Verona, 1984/1985

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