Friday, February 10, 2006
Martin Peters on Ron Greenwood
"Ron always knew how he wanted the game to be played. He was an absolute purist, and though he didn't always succeed in getting the football, or at least the results, he wanted, he never put aside his beliefs. Because of the quality of pitches in England at that time, sometimes our football went wrong; you couldn't always be as precise as you wanted to be and sometimes maybe we would get steamrollered against a powerful town on some muddy pitch, usually up north, but that never tempted Ron into compromise. To him, there was only one way to play football - it was the right way, with skill and intelligent running. If you couldn't make football beautiful, why play?"