When he wasn't attempting to castrate opponents before claiming to be the victim, Graeme Souness was something of an exemplar of the ball-achingly conservative tactics of the 1980s and early 90s, which considered "knock it back to the 'keeper and have him pump it 80 yards up the field" to be a perfectly legitimate method of creating chances.
The fantastic Adam Hurrey of @FootballCliches had a piece in the Guardian affectionately recalling the backpass era. He gives the sometime-RTE pundit's 65-yarder against Dynamo Kiev in 1987 as the prime exhibit. So wrong, yet so beautiful.
Quite majestically talented for a hatchet man, there was no danger of his backpasses straying into Lee Dixon territory.
See the rest, and much more, in his Guardian article here.
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