Inverting the Pyramid : The History of Football Tactics


Author: Wilson, Jonathan Published 08/06/2023 | Paperback / softback
129 x 197 x 33 | 412g

ISBN: 9781399610094 Category:

‘MASTERFUL’ Time Out’REVELATORY’ Scotland on Sunday’GLORIOUSLY READABLE’ Metro’FASCINATING’ Independent ‘EXCELLENT’ Telegraph’ABSORBING’ GuardianWinner of the British Sports Book AwardsFootball Book of the YearThe fifteenth anniversary edition, fully revised and updated, of Jonathan Wilson’s modern classic.

In the modern classic, Jonathan Wilson pulls apart the finer details of the world’s game, tracing the global history of tactics, from modern pioneers right back to the beginning, when chaos reigned. 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.

Fully revised and updated, this fifteenth-anniversary edition analyses the evolution of modern international football, including the 2022 World Cup, charting the influence of the great Spanish, German and Portuguese tacticians of the last decade, whilst pondering the effects of football’s increased globalisation and commercialisation.

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