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They say Brazil in ’70 were the greatest ever team,
Aristocrats of subtlety and touch.
But for me, one side eclipsed them as the World Cup Finals cream –
The legendary Cruyff-inspired Dutch.
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Nurtured from an early age, the kids grew into men,
Competing on the highest stage as such.
The awe-inspiring football lies beyond today’s kids’ ken –
They’ve never seen a team quite like the Dutch.
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The scope of total football really blew our minds away,
We’d never seen the ball sprayed round so much.
They brought their team to Wembley and put on a great display,
With poor England quite bamboozled by the Dutch.
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They failed to win the World Cup and quite how, we’ll never know,
The Germans staged a most unlikely putsch.
The football played so fluently made many juices flow,
And no-one did it better than the Dutch.