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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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Nobody Ever Says Thank You: 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. Unfortunately it was far from easy reading, and there were hours where I considered just skipping to the latter chapters regarding modern football.

Read reviews that mention football tactics inverting the pyramid football fan history of football great book jonathan wilson must read beautiful game world cup evolution of football highly recommended michael owen game is played hard going tactical innovations recommend it to anyone history of the development behind the curtain excellent book easy to read. But what the book charts is the ebb and flow over time between more offense-oriented sets and more defense-oriented and not just the tactical reasons for the changes but the aesthetic tug of war between those who think tactjcs game ought to be beautiful and to flow as it only can ijverting going forward versus those who think the point is to win trophies and artistry be damned.


The rapidity of soccer’s spread thr the globe is nothing short of breathtaking. Messi scores goals by the bunch; but he often is demanded to play the foootball of creator, usually dissecting the opposing team with blisteringly brave diagonal runs. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To understand more beyond the score line, it is thw to understand the evolution of tactics in the history of this beautiful game.

Certamente irei ler mais livros do autor. The pivotal role of Aboutrika wasn’t highlighted either. Trivia About Inverting the Pyr Practically, football is about life. Dec 21, Saajid rated it it was amazing. The earliest origins of the game the rest of the world knows as football were in a medieval British sport that Mr.

Book review: Inverting the Pyramid – The Scotsman

The managers, the people with the music sheet, are the music conductor, leading the entire ensemble historyy a musical journey.

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There are many questions whether if tactics are the main factor of success and whether success can be achieved with the other factors in absence of tactics. From the early times of organized matches in England to the Dynamo Kiew scientific approach and the end of the enganche era of players like Riquelme.

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hhe But for me, football is more than just Maradona-like solo runs or Beckham-like bended free kicks. As with many manmade systems, there are also some comically sad steps backward. I read this book a few years ago, and it has almost become my proselytizing tool whenever I talk tactics to a fellow football fan. Along the way, he looks at the lives of great players and thinkers who shaped the sport and probes why Without doubt this book is an amazing piece of research and extremely thought-provoking.


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British football seemed to lag behind from a vey early stage to the way the game was considered elsewhere. Apr 17, Russell George rated it liked it. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

The book began right from where it all started: There are just too many people and places to try and put together. This is a masterful piece of research and lives up to the claim to be nothing less than “a history of football tactics” The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. For instance, the style of play of a football team is apparently largely influenced by the contemporary political system and economic condition, like in Italy and Spain in s and Argentina in s when they were under military dictatorship they played a tough, muscular, and pragmatic football. The title “Inverting the Pyramid” is a brilliant example of this: Angels With Dirty Faces: The History of Football Tactics For soccer fans, following, discussing, and arguing about the tactics a manager puts into play are part of what makes the sport so appealing.