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Some Footbally Thoughts

January 30, 2012
The excitement of the summer is creeping up on me. Not only the Olympics but a European Championship to look forward to. In anticipation, I’ve been revisiting the Beeb’s back catalogue of opening title credits. What’s scary, is just how formative these stings have become to entire generations. Pavarotti will, for me, always be synonymous with the beautiful game. What a great moment this was. When high art became a defining democratic moment for football fans all over Britian.
Plus, I’m going to put my balls on the table and say that the Cruyff turn captured on camera here is one of the most beautiful pieces of imagery ever burnt to film. Yes. He looks balletic. The defender looks like a massive plonker.
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