'Everyone freaks out again'Feb 01, 2016
'I wanted to talk about tactics, but because of all the hassle with the transfer deadline, I will postpone it to next week', Johan Cruyff writes in his weekly column in Dutch newspaper 'De Telegraaf'.
"Looking at previous years, I can barely remember purchases in the winter actually changing things. They are almost always purchases out of panic, rarely if ever working out."
"Sometimes I am thinking it would be good for Dutch football if the clubs would not have any money to spend, forcing them to have a good academy."
"Especially in these periods it is striking how much panic arises in a serious industry. Not just in Netherlands, but everywhere. In that respect, the rule to have a maximum of three or five overseas players in your team was not so bad. It forces a team to delve even more into a transfer, because a bad buy limits the options even more."