Inverting The Pyramid: The History Of Soccer Tactics

August 14, 2018|
Inverting The Pyramid: The History Of Soccer Tactics by Jonathan Wilson
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"An outstanding work the [soccer] book of the decade." -- Sunday Business Post

Inverting the Pyramid is a pioneering soccer book that chronicles the evolution of soccer tactics and the lives of the itinerant coaching geniuses who have spread their distinctive styles across the globe.

Through Jonathan Wilson''s brilliant historical detective work we learn how the South Americans shrugged off the British colonial order to add their own finesse to the game; how the Europeans harnessed individual technique and built it into a team structure; how the game once featured five forwards up front, while now a lone striker is not uncommon.

Inverting the Pyramid provides a definitive understanding of the tactical genius of modern-day Barcelona, for the first time showing how their style of play developed from Dutch "Total Football," which itself was an evolution of the Scottish passing game invented by Queens Park in the 1870s and taken on by Tottenham Hotspur in the 1930s. Inverting the Pyramid has been called the "Big Daddy" (Zonal Marking) of soccer tactics books; it is essential for any coach, fan, player, or fantasy manager of the beautiful game.
Jonathan Wilson is the author of eight books, including Inverting the Pyramid, which was named NSC Football Book of the Year in 2009 and won the Premio Antonio Ghirelli prize as Italian soccer book of the year in 2013. His books Behind the Curtain: Travels in Eastern European Football; The Anatomy of England; and The Outsider: A Histor...
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Title:Inverting The Pyramid: The History Of Soccer Tactics
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:480 pages, 8.25 X 5.38 X 1.12 in
Shipping dimensions:480 pages, 8.25 X 5.38 X 1.12 in
Published:August 14, 2018
Publisher:Publicaffairs
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781568589190

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