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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Inverting the Pyramid

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To understand more beyond the score line, it is important to understand the evolution of tactics in the history of this beautiful game. Wilson assumes that the reader has a fairly detailed historical knowledge of British soccer.

I have to begin by saying that I’m not one of those often FM-addicted football fans obsessed with tactics and statistics. And so, if football is art, and art imitates life. The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer. Join us by creating an account and start getting the best experience from our website! Time remaining — day s — hour footbalp — minute s — second s. Ptramid I think that page count is wrong.

It approaches the history of soccer through a series of tactical innovations in the game. In some ways, the project has a tinge of lunacy to it.

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As hishory been stated elsewhere, this is a book that will most definitely change your perception of how the game is played and offers the most scientific assessment of “the beautiful game” that I have read. Buy it, stick with it through the first few chapters, and I doubt you’ll regret it.


Lists with This Book. As a fan of Mr Wilson’s writing. Books by Jonathan Wilson. Oct 15, Amr Fahmy rated it really liked it. Malden of Godalming, Surrey, in his Cambridge rooms inwhich summons university representatives of Harrow, Eaton, Shrewsbury, Winchester, Rugby, and 2 non-public schoolboys, to create the first unified Laws of the Game, the “Cambridge Rules. Write te customer review. Here comes the “but”. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: It also focuses on the managers and coaches who invented and used the tactics.

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 and thinkers who shaped the game, and discovers why the English in particular have proved themselves so “unwilling to grapple with the abstract. Jun 08, Miguel rated it liked it Shelves: I wasn’t sure about the book being up-to-date there was a first edition then an updating then i contacted Jonathan Wilson on Twitter to be sure I was purchasing the right one I had seen a German version in a bookshop, but I wanted the english one ; He’s been so corteous to answer me; I do find it extremely kind and professional; Having said that, the book is compelling and covers lot of topics.


There was a time when books about football were notoriously badly written. Em breve uma resenha mais completa. If we recall that every action produces an equal and opposite reaction, we will not be surprised to find that by the end of the book, the formation that has evolved and that Mr. Ships from and sold by Bruker Books. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Read more Read less.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. I will not lie, a lot of this was over my head and it wasn’t exactly what I was hoping for. See all 3 questions about Inverting the Pyramid….

A Life of Total Football. For one not totally versed in the lore of football, it can get a bit confusing, as do the references to British and other football heroes that are at best only a rumor to American readers.

The History of Football Tactics. As Argentinian football drifted into reclusiveness, writes Wilson, their domestic game flourished. Being very slow, and relatively tall, I played left fullback, across from our best player, Ralf Venne, the right fullback.

But if you’re just a fan of the sport this book will sound like nothing more than a collection of hyphenised numbers and assorted names that in the end make the reading understandably disruptive. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.