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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In conclusion, this is an intelligent and well-considered book which crackles with personal stories and is full of history. Inside the Minds of Football’s Leaders. There was a time when books about football were notoriously badly written.

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Football represents the evolution of cultures and the mixing of ideas hiatory great nations. This fascinating study traces the history of soccer tactics back from such modern pioneers as Rinus Michels, Valeriy Lobanovskyi, Catenaccio, and Herbert Chapman. 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.

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For a detailed analysis of how a single striker became the norm throughout football, you had better read Jonathan Wilson’s excellent new book about tactics. Very interesting but still lacked many examples that needed to be highlighted.

And this is where it really gets down to business. See all 3 questions about Inverting the Pyramid…. I just would have liked to read more on the subject, as Wilson obviously had more to say. I was hoping to learn more about tactics to help me improve in Football Manager, the fact that I didn’t get that is probably my fault.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. A really well researched book on tactics and why and how they were introduced. The evolution of football formations ghe plays.

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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. Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz.

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Dec 05, Scott rated it liked it Shelves: In his epilogue in my edition, Mr. Nov 01, Mohamed El-Dhshan rated it really liked it. I certainly appreciated pyramkd about Eastern European teams and their often neglected contribution to the evolution of the beautiful game.

As Argentinian football drifted into reclusiveness, writes Wilson, their domestic game flourished.

Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Football Tactics by Jonathan Wilson

Invertung obviously did their research, but it is not an enjoyable read. On the soccer nistory of the rest of the world, and how they got to where they are.

If, like me, you grew up thinking the English is soccer the way God intended it and had been played since time immemorial, this will be a real eye-opener.

In conclusion I enjoyed reading the book but I strongly disagree with many of the things Mr.

Within this long tactical evolution the author, Jonathan Wilson, demonstrates a very thorough research down to the smallest incidents on any match played, such as a big match in or when there weren’t even a television coverage.