Sunday, 6 March 2011

Excerpt from "Inverting the Pyramid" by Jonathan Wilson: Matthias Sindelar

"He was a new style of centre-forward, a player of such slight stature that he was nicknamed 'Der Papierene' - 'the Paperman'. There was an air of flimsy genius about him that led writers to compare his creativity to theirs: a fine sense of timing and of drama, a flair for both the spontaneous and the well crafted...
He was endowed with such an unbelievable wealth of variations and ideas that one could never really be sure which manner of play was to be expected. He had no system, to say nothing of a set pattern. He just had...genius"

Chris Erskine or Matthias Sindelar?


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