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Dutch Master

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Painted pictures all over the pitch
with his skill and artistry.
Like quick silver, Cruyff
darted and danced across
the green canvas, leaving
players trailing in his wake.
So near and yet so far in ’74:
early penalty when Cruyff was
felled in the box not enough
as the Dutch were tamed
by the German machine.
But Cruyff’s legacy lives on:
even a turn is named after him.
Johan: a true inspiration,
gone but not forgotten.

A superb player and great man by all accounts. Johan Cruyff – we salute you.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/dutch-master/