Jack Greenwell: From Durham miner to Barcelona FC coach – BBC News

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“His story is phenomenal and needs to be told,

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Image caption Jack Greenwell(much right)left his house as well as family members to play and also show football in Spain and South America Greenwell played 88 times for Barcelona racking up 10 times and also winning 2 Catalonia Championships. His real impact on the club came after he disconnected his boots nonetheless. “Football was quite played in a certain method, there were no real strategies during that time “said Mr Smith, a football journalist for the Times who has additionally written a book, Mister, about Greenwell and also 5 various other Englishmen who assisted globalise the game.”You had 2 protectors, 3 midfielders as well as 5 strikers basically which was it, no-one relocated.

“Greenwell started a really early form of explore that, so he took Paulinho, who was Barcelona’s star demonstrator, as well as played him as a centre back.

“It didn’t actually function but it’s [him] starting to think maybe if we placed a ball-playing main protector in there maybe we can build from the back.”

Greenwell’s ideology was to start assaults in defence with gamers passing the ball per other as opposed to dribbling past challengers.

“He urged the passing style and also as was truly rare,” said Mr Smith.

“That made him distinct. Sadly, in England no-one really wanted anybody to do that.”


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