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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His other gactics include Behind the Curtain: The History of Football Tactics. The pyramid of the title was the dominant early formation that grew out of the codification of rules and the more rigorous organization of yactics.
Wilson assumes that the reader has a fairly detailed historical knowledge of British soccer. No trivia or quizzes yet.
He’ll refer casually to managers, players, and incidents of or years ago on the assumption that everyone knows who or what they are. He highlighted France tactics in their way to win Euro and ignored what happened when the same team with nearly every detail got a first round exit in the World Cup two years later.
The discussion of modern football evolve mainly on the style of Bielsa, Sacchi and Cruyff and their descendants like Footabll and Van Gaal, and not so much on the style applied, for example, by Alex Ferguson, Marcello Lippi, or Jose Mourinho, although their styles and many more modern managers’ styles are still analysed albeit not as thorough.
I would not necessarily recommend this book for beginners, as Wilson employs terminology that I think requires at least a rudimentary knowledge of the game.
Football represents the evolution thhe cultures and the mixing of ideas among great nations. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.
It is hard when you aren’t old enough to know or remember some of the personalities and teams but I know where to look now. In short, I fooyball the book, I learned a lot from it and I will probably return to it frequently after matches, but it really could have used a little more tidying up from an editor hopefully in a future edition. Wilson also wrote a book entitled “Brian Clough: I really enjoyed this invefting. For soccer fans, following, discussing, and arguing about the tactics a manager puts into play are part of what makes the sport so appealing.
Hitory of the important issues also seem to be slightly brushed over, for example the fact that pressing your opponent, which seems to have been fundamental to the success of many important teams, seems to have evolved because players became fitter as diets changed and footballers became more professional or took performance enhancing drugs.
As with many manmade systems, there are also some comically sad steps backward.
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Wilson coherently and comprehensively lays down the crisscrossing, country-jumping, tcatics tales of unique characters and cultures that shaped the forefront of the game throughout its history. Amazon Drive Cloud storage footbalp Amazon. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.
The managers, the people with the music sheet, are the music conductor, leading the entire ensemble on a musical journey. Oct 29, Clay Kallam rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving…. Wilson’s command of soccer arcana and his passion for his subject.
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As a fan of Mr Wilson’s writing. In his epilogue in my edition, Mr. Oct 15, Ben rated it really liked it Shelves: But, as I found out, to dismiss the story of tactics is to dismiss a fundamental part of the story of soccer. There is one aspect, though, that I found lacking and forced me to tacttics one star fr Inverting the Pyramid offers footbalk thorough and insightful look into the history of football tactics, specifically from the viewpoint of the development and using of different formations.
Bigger than the club. A must read for a football viewer to develop a vision for the finer points of the game. On the soccer powers of the rest of the world, and how they got inveeting where they are. Author obviously did their research, but it is not an enjoyable read. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I’ll go out on a limb and sum up the book: Quite simply put, you cannot afford not to read this if you love the game in any shape or form.
In most cases his writing gave the impression of someone inverying knows his subject so well that he has trouble spelling it out to others in a clear and straight-forward manner, leaving me with a vaguely unsatisfied feeling.