Monday, September 24, 2012

Total Goalnets - AFC Ajax

It's peculiarly Dutch that the Ajax side which won three consecutive European Cups 1971-73 and a Champions League title in 94/95 had a home ground - De Meer - that was so small, big games had to be played at the city's Olympic stadium.

"The Dutch think innovatively, creatively and abstractly about space in their football," writes David Winner in Brilliant Orange "because for centuries they had to think about space in every other area of their lives." It's not hard to argue that no-one thought more innovatively or creatively about football within the cramped space of De Meer than Johan Cruyff.

You could find Continental D's at the De Meer right up to the club's move to Amsterdam Arena.

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