This extraordinary collection of talented footballers set the world on fire
for a few brief weeks in the summer of 1974.
They captured the imagination of a generation of fans in a way that no team,
before or after, have matched.
They played football in a way we hadn't seen before,
with skill, strength, intelligence and attitude
merged together into a mixture that was uniquely theirs.
They didn't actually win the World Cup, heaven knows why,
but they created a set of memories that have lasted a generation now,
and will continue undimmed for a long while to come.