INVERTING THE PYRAMID THE HISTORY OF FOOTBALL TACTICS PDF

Soccer fans love to argue about the tactics a manager puts into play, and this fascinating study traces the world history of tactics, from modern pioneers right. The History of Football Tactics In INVERTING THE PYRAMID, Jonathan Wilson pulls apart the finer details of the world’s game, tracing the global history of. In INVERTING THE PYRAMID, Jonathan Wilson pulls apart the finer details of the world’s game, tracing the global history of tactics, from.

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A fascinating look at the evolution of a sport via its visionary tacticians written by a talented sports journalist in a clear and informative manner. I had only two complaints. There are a lot of pages — odd — and a lot of text on each page, as well as handy diagrams showing team formations in some of the key matches under discussion, but there is nothing dry about Jonathan Wilson’s book. Share your thoughts with other customers. Who would’ve known that Austria’s contribution to the footballing world – the Danubian whirl – was so significant in the pre-war years?

As a fan of Mr Wilson’s writing. As the Italian society dug deep, defended its nation, and waited for the best opportunity to pounce, these sentiments and feelings were transpired into its football tactics. I loved this book, but that’s coming from a football aficionado. User Review – Flag as inappropriate An essential book for any Football fan. All in all, this is one of the most intelligent and fascinating books I have read about football.

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Still the same for teams that could spring surprises at some World Cups like Cameroon in and Senegal in Jonathan Wilson declared right in the beginning that he loves Bielsa-esque style of play, with high speed passings and high pressure.

Far From True by Linwood Barclay. I know we didn’t win a match, and I can’t remember whether we managed to score a single goal. He also appears on the Guardian football podcast, Football Weekly. Enland, on the other hand, prefers semi-organized chaos on the pitch, and as such do not consistently win at the highest levels. Share your thoughts with other customers. There are two things that really struck me about the book – one, the number of countries and clubs that have had a major influence on how the game evolved extend far beyond th Quite simply, the finest book written on football.

When I was fortunate enough to dispossess an opponent I would quickly pass the ball forward to the outside half, the slightly-less-hapless-than-I Kevin Ellsberry, or the left middle half back I can’t remeber if that was Brian Kehoe or John Corr ; I knew, gi The last time I played soccer competitively using the word loosely was for my junior high school team, in 8th grade. Whereas other chapters developed the story of a single innovator or the situation in a single country, this one just rushed through a myriad of modern formations and discusses sweeping issues such as the disappearance of the playmaker.

Learning something along the way is kind of gravy. This fifth-anniversary edition of a football modern classic has been fully updated to include an investigation of the modern-day Barcelona and how their style of play developed from Total Football, which itself was an evolution of the Scottish passing game invented by Queens Park and taken on by Tottenham in the s.

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The next-to-last chapter is completely unreadable.

Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Football Tactics

Oct 15, Amr Fahmy rated it really liked it. As with many manmade systems, there are also some comically sad steps backward. Such would render the often unwatchable actually torturous. Our Authors See all Authors. Aug 22, Ronnie rated it liked it Shelves: The Footballing Invertimg of Argentina. An essential book for any Football fan. My appreciation of my actions on field and my love of watching the sport have been greatly enhanced by reading this, what more could you want?

The history is pretty interesting for about half the book. Customers who bought this item also bought. So, the first few chapters attempt to describe formations from secondary sources. Without doubt this book is an amazing piece of research and extremely thought-provoking. Inside the Minds of Football’s Leaders.

Along the way, author Jonathan Wilson, an erudite and detailed writer who never loses a sense of the grand narrative sweep, takes a look at the lives of the great players Soccer fans love to argue about the tactics a manager puts into play, and this fascinating study traces the world history of tactics, from modern pioneers right back to the beginning, where chaos reigned. And, indeed, page turning.