leon wrote:The whole "Dutch football" thing is a massive red herring.
It's the inability to implement a very possession focussed style of play and not changing when it's failing is the problem.
It's one of those "I heard a pundit on Sky say it, so I'll repeat it" opinions, with no real thought behind it.
There's not a big difference between how the Dutch play and how most of continental Europe plays. There is a pretty big difference between how the Dutch play and how we play though.
And I do have to laugh at the idea that Dutch football is outdated tactically, so we should revert to 4-4-2 instead.