Free Kicks the David Pleat Way

A vintage cartoon from The FOX no 8 April 1990, by the talented Simon Smith, digitally recoloured and re-mastered for the internet age.
There was, at the time, a certain frustration with some of David Pleat’s over-elaborate free-kick routines which left the players looking confused and the scoreboard untroubled…

smitt free kick

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  1. LE9 Fox

    Very good but it does highlight one of Pleat’s problems; he was always asking too much of a squad of players that just wasn’t always up to it. I think he was still hoping that Alan Parris and David Oldfield would play like Hoddle and Waddle did at Spurs

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