We had been discussing Sócrates with our good friends at Colorsport when they did the “just wait here a minute..." thing and went off into their aircraft hangar like archive (think 'Raiders of the Lost Ark').
After several cups of tea, we were presented with a set of pictures which really capture the good doctor at his strutting best. With thanks to Colorsport, we're displaying the images here in a gallery, and if you’re not completely au fait with the master's genius, the picture featuring Brazil v Scotland at the 1982 World Cup tells you everything you need to know.
There's a reverse, round the corner through ball happening there, nonchalantly executed by our hero. “Surely markers just needed to get tighter?” you cry. Perhaps, but just take a look at Graeme Souness' (one of the most effective combative midfielders in the world at that point) face. He's had enough and if we were to write 'turmoil' on his forehead, it would be entirely appropriate. That’s the look of a man struggling to cope with an unplayable opponent. There's fear in those eyes.
As always the images are available to buy as high quality prints directly from Colorsport and you can do that by following this link. Get one on your wall and your life will be improved.