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Pluhár, 1933: Sárosi to become Sindelar??
Author: Isaque Argolo | Creation Date: 2022-01-26 20:27:08
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Sárosi to become Sindelar??
István Pluhár | 20/06/1933
The line in which Pataki, Konrád, Schaffer, Orth re the predecessors — Austrian greats, Hungarian stars.
The events of football follow one another very quickly. Today is immersed in the projected shadow of tomorrow, and hardly anyone thinks of yesterday. Even the bombing surprise in the Hungarian Cup final was a miracle that lasted only three days. And hardly anyone thinks that Hungarian football had a big day on Holy Thursday. In addition to the significance of the event and the unusual nature of the result, the play of the Sárosi center emphasized this.
— We have the Hungarian Sindelar!
And in the wake of the exclamation, the question was still in the mouths:
— Sárosi or Sindelar? Who is better? Is Sárosi as good as Sindelar and if not, can he really become Sindelar!??!
Nothing characterizes the enormous authority and full recognition of the center of Vienna, the leader of the marching line of the Wunderteam, than these voluntary reflections. This is a great thing, especially in Budapest, where centers such as Pataki, Konrád, Schaffer and Orth lived and played. It is a great thing to mention Sindelar when we are looking for a successor to the former for years.
All this is Sindelar’s merit, a measure of his knowledge and value. After all, Sindelar lives here before our eyes, here he reaps his great successes again and again. Let's enjoy his game, we enjoy his game even when it is so painful to see its success! Because it will not be an everyday experience for the two centers to play against each other, the battle between the two attack controllers.
But the comparison is not without reason. Sárosi has everything — except the speed — in Sindélar. Sárosi knows everything Sindelar knows. And if we say that there is a little more in him than in the eyes of the Austrians, this should not be taken for granted. Because this statement is only an acknowledgment — perhaps in Vienna as well — that classic Hungarian football has always been more, more interesting, more beautiful and more captivating than Austrian. There could have been more education, uniformity and tactics in Viennese football, but the Hungarian game had always been more original, witty and more imaginative than Austrian. On the tracks in Vienna, Kuthan, Gschweidl — who was otherwise the closest to the Hungarian player — grew Sindelar; Pataki, Konrád and Orth grew out of the Hungarian ground. On the Austrian grass Brandstätter, Smistik, Hofmann grew into the team's axis, on the Hungarian pitches Bródy, Károly, Hlavay, Bukovi (Orth, Kalmár), Sárosi flourished the centre-half game, which we cannot find in either the old or the new football.
And when we think about it, if we keep this in mind, the awareness unfolds before us that Sárosi will not become Sindelar. Sárosi, if his development lasts longer, will be a direct continuation of the line in which Pataki, Konrád, Schaffer, Orth are his predecessors. And if he reaches the grandeur of these predaquisms, we don't need to be afraid of comparison with Sindelar. Today, he might not be able to bear this comparison if it was within the framework of a match that our children normally fight in the Hungarian-Austrian. After the game, Sárosi himself said:
— I still haven't been well. I don't feel at home in this position. There's always something pulling me back. But much less than before, and I will be able to do it!
It is certain that he will. And then, maybe next time, Sárosi can take Sindelar's lead in the center position!
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