The Progression Of Sports And The Mechanics Of These Sports

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Ibrahim Ceric
Professor Linda Brender
English 1180
17 March 2015
Everything changes. It may change for the better or it may change for the worse, but it will change. This is in undeniable and indisputable fact of life. Over the last century we, as humans, have seen more change than ever before. Technology has flourished, morals have mutated and style has been reformed. The world as we knew it is no more. Many changes that have taken place, such as forms of communication, were profoundly crucial for our society today; while others were not. One of these subordinate changes was the progression of sports and the mechanics of these sports. They are now more calculated and more confined. During the 1974 FIFA World Cup, the Dutch decided to try something different; something very fitting of the time. They adopted a new style of play: Total Football. The idea was that players were free to move outside the bounds of their positions, leaving a gap for another player to fill. This effectively created a more fluid style of attacking play; one that would lead the Oranje to their first World Cup final since 1938. Although they made the trip back to Amsterdam distraught and in dismay, they forever change the very landscape of tactical football. Before Total Football came what was known as “Catenaccio,” or The Chain. Catenaccio was representative of a highly organized and hugely defensive style of play. The new, anomalous form of attacking football, absolutely annihilated

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