Passing in football was not invented by Barcelona. They’re the best in the business right now. But others have done it, with success. There’s proof. It works.
Watching the current Ireland team, under Giovanni Trapattoni, trying to string a few passes together is about as painful as trying to swallow a CD.
Here’s a five-minute video which shows pass masters like Diego Maradona, Bernard Lacombe, Ilie Dumitrescu, Carlos Alberto, Bobby Charlton and Zbigniew Boniek showing how it’s done.
It’s beautiful and something to raise the spirits about the glory of proper football in light of last night’s fiasco for the ‘home’ nations.