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Clearing or hoofing the ball upfield and then chasing it down. The epitome of English Football and about as far as you can get from Total Football. When the ball is punted upfield the stadium shouts HOOOOF and then you try and charge the ball down and bundle it over the line.
"I go and watch my son play Gooch football. If anyone gets the ball down and tries something and then loses the ball, the coach says 'do that again and you're off'." - Waddle

"Flair players are increasingly regarded as luxuries. Gooch football is about getting rid of the ball at the back and chasing it - physique rather than technique." - Waddle

by Tamek Iller April 16, 2007
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