Will Sharp | These Football Times
June 2018 | 9-minute read
I’m interested in how internet search engines like Google Images, YouTube, and Wikipedia codify history. They’re our go-to tools for learning anything these days. For example, Googling ‘World Cup 1974’ will yield rows of images of Beckenbauer lifting the trophy, the Dutch squad, the logo, but not the Cruyff turn which, for me, has always been the lasting image of the tournament for reasons that it was spectacular, innovative, and captured the essence of Total Football, which had an immense ripple effect on football since.