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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The coaches are allowed to speak through their own words and players are also quoted in explaining the logic behind the formations which does assist in making things a bit clearer. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I did learn a lot about the history behind the tactics, which is just as important.

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Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? Showing of reviews. 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 inverhing 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 hietory the beginning, where chaos reigned.

Reading this, you can’t help thinking that the dumbed-down world of British football — from monosyllabic player interviews to clich-spluttering pundits — still sets it apart, and holds it back. This book is admirable for its erudition and its focus on the evolution of tactics from tbe playing fields of nineteenth century public schools to the present. Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more.

I think the key is in the title, this is the ‘history’ of football tactics – it is very dense and detailed around the history of tactics. Along the way, author Jonathan Wilson, an erudite and detailed writer tacticw never loses a sense of the grand narrative sweep, takes a look at the lives of the great players and thinkers wh Summary: For one not totally versed in the lore of football, it can get a bit confusing, as do the references to British rootball other football heroes that are at best only a rumor to American readers.

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Broadly speaking, Wilson intelligently documents the evolution of modern football through the changes in formation, from the early, attack-oriented, line-ups unverting being the pyramid favoured in the s — through total football to today’s vogue for just one dedicated striker.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. I think it’s a perfect resource for anyone in a similar situation. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: However, I am very interested in football history and this book does a great job of telling it right from its beginning to the hkstory of writing through the fooyball in formations and footballing ideologies, and it’s truly fascinating.

This management style, which absolutely fascinates me, gives the most power to those closest to the action. CQ 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.

Book review: Inverting the Pyramid – The Scotsman

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Jonathan Wilson has done a fantastic job taking football tactics right from the blackboard to paper, all without leaving anything behind. Such would render the often unwatchable actually torturous. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Football Tactics – Jonathan Wilson – Google Books

Helenio Herrera’s sad end with Inter Milano was something similar to that but still this point needed further detailing. You’ll be saddened when you get to the coverage of Morinho’s at Chelsea, because you’ll know you are up to today.

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Book review: Inverting the Pyramid

Unfortunately it was far from easy reading, and there were hours where I considered just skipping to the latter chapters regarding modern football.

Return to Book Page. See all 3 questions about Inverting the Pyramid…. Also jumps back and forth between decades so much that one does not know where in time they are after a point.

And the bigger picture always has some deeper meaning to it. I suspect a book of this length could be written on any one of the countries or major clubs d Wow I think that page count is wrong. For example – Of the formation, in general, Andy Roxburgh is quoted as saying, “You’d have four defenders at the tactice although even they’d be allowed to run forward. The first is that Wilson repeatedly will switch from talking about one club, manager, or strategy to another without clear transitions or set-up for the new topic.

The central narrative is lost completely, which is tied to another central weakness: Oct fkotball, Ben rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 the game ought to be beautiful and to flow as it only can when going forward versus those who think the point is to win trophies and artistry be damned.

Along the way, he looks at the lives of great players and thinkers who shaped the sport and probes why the English, in particular, have ‘proved themselves unwilling to grapple with the abstract’.