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    Red n White wrote:
    warrens 76 wrote:
    For years English football has dramatically lagged behind continental (particularly spanish) football...

    Whilst the premiership disguises the facts with hordes of foreigners, our English players 'all' take too long on the ball, lose possession too easily and do not think quick...

    I have complained this season that our SFC tempo was often too slow and we gave the oppossition too much time to cover defensively..

    Giving the ball away with hoofed kicks is symptomatic of a lack of belief in keeping possession..

    For years I have wanted England to do things in one movement not three..

    To think that OUR team SFC could be at the forefront of this style of play is unbelievable...and remember the teams we create with this style of play only work as a team who are all trained the same.

    This is why Messi is fantastic for Barca but often disappears for Argentina..therefore if we create this style of play many of our players will not WANT to leave...

    Big IF. however if that is Cortese's vision I am firmly on the's hoping..
    Another point on Cortese's vision. Some say that to aim for European fooball is absurd and impossible without money. For belief, we should look to Lyon in France, in the past referred to as the 'French Southampton'. In a town where football was never that big, with clever management and transfers, they rose from Ligue 2, up to win Ligue 1. They went on to win it for 7 consecutive seasons. Whilst people will say, so what it's the French league, this was a great achievement and they now regularly get to the last 16 of the Champions League. I believe that is what Cortese wants to achieve here and I would love to see it happen.
    Yes and they have got close...ask Mufco..

    Moreover Lyon rarely achieved crowds above 9.000 and now everybody peeps...they get 40.000 a week..

    Second highest attendance in France after history or anything..nothing breeds success like success..

    Success creates pride in the town and club not the other way round....once succesful we will not be small again.."
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