Johan Cruyff Dutch legend who invented modern soccer as we believe it should be played and moved forward

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Born within a stone’s throw of the Ajax stadium in the east of Amsterdam, John Cruyff’s mother was a custodian for the club. Cruyff joined Amsterdam’s Ajax when he was just 10 years old, and by 17, made his debut with the senior team. It seems he was destined for the sport.

Terms often used to describe Cruyff include professor, legend, icon, pioneer and master. His vision and implementation of game-changing strategies illustrates the career of one of the greatest minds ever to grace the sport of football. Although not specifically a number 10, his philosophy, passion, vision about the game thoroughly represents how we see the game. Cruyff was a self-aware and intelligent man. He was also arrogant, ideological, and brutally honest. 

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Radamel Falcao at Rayo Vallecano, blast from the past in sensational return to La Liga action

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After a long absent period of eight years Radamel Falcao is back in action in the Spanish top flight, signing on for Rayo Vallecaono on the day of the transfer deadline. He has since leaving Atletico Madrid in 2013 been playing for Monaco and Galatasaray before his newly surprising move back to Madrid.

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In Focus, Aaron Ramsdale, AFC Bournemouth

A player snapped up by Eddie Howe from Sheffield United back in Aug 2017. A player who spent his youth years at Bolton Wanderers. Aaron Ramsdale is a name worth to mention as he has entered the Premier League stage this season.

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After Ramsdale was signed by Bournemouth he went on loan first to Chesterfield in 2018 and then to AFC Wimbledon in 2019. He made steady progress and showed the promise needed to convince Eddie Howe to give him the first team gloves at Bournemouth this season.

Artur Boruc is still at the club, but now in 2nd line behind Ramsdale. Asmir Begovic left The Cherries after last season and instead of using millions of pounds on a new first team goalkeeper, Ramsdale got his chance and so far looks as a grand choice.

He has kept the gloves in all games, as Bournemouth are standing 10th in the Premier League after 8 games played, and his reward was to play for the England U.21 in their hammering of Austria, winning 5-1.

Aaron Ramsdale is 1,88 and a well build goalkeeper and to be fair looking a bit like Manuel Neuer in his goalkeeping style. The Bayern Munich and Germany first choice is among the best in the World and to be compared with him is not bad.

Jordan Pickford is currently the England first choice but we believe that Aaron Ramsdale will be in line for a step up as Gareth Southgate will be in need of quality behind the Everton man, and to see more English goalkeepers coming through is just great.

A nation with a proud goalkeeper tradition from the World Cup winning Gordon Banks, but to be honest not really managed to bring forward World class talent after Peter Shilton and Ray Clemence retired. With Ramsdale they could have a new fantastic goalkeeper in the making, still young, and not more than 21 year of age.

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Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has shown in the past that he can really be able to spot those coming great and pushing his “unknowns” to their next level and beyond. Callum Wilson, Josh King and Ryan Fraser are just a few that has taken the Premier League with storm and also being integral for their nations at full international level.

  • In Focus, Factfile:
    • Full Name: Aaron Ramsdale
    • Position: Goalkeeper
    • Date of Birth: 14.05.1998
    • Birthplace: Chesterton
    • Nation: England
    • Caps / Goals: –
    • Major League Career
      • 2017 ->, AFC Bournemouth (8/0)
      • 2018, Chesterfield (Loan) (19/0)
      • 2019, AFC Wimbledon (Loan) (20/0)
    • More Facts: Wikipedia
    • Pictures: Pinterest

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