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  • Hardcover
  • 374
  • Inverting the Pyramid The History of Football Tactics
  • Jonathan Wilson
  • English
  • 25 June 2019
  • 9780752889955

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Inverting the Pyramid The History of Football Tactics

Jonathan Wilson è 7 Characters Inverting the Pyramid The History of Football Tactics Characters Æ 7 G the way author Jonathan Wilson an erudite and detailed writer who never loses a sense of the grand narrative sweep takes a look at the lives of the great players and thinkers who shaped the game and disc This book is admirable for its erudition and its focus on the evolution of tactics from the playing fields of nineteenth century public schools to the present One really must admire a British specialist who digs into the entire global picture of football and comes up with a relatively comprehensible narrative out of what must have been reams of club histories and match reports that probably contain very little of the information the author seeks It is readable informative and occasionally funny Here comes the but uality really declines toward the end as if the author was rushing to meet a publishing deadline or simply outsourced the job to a football fan with a bizarre form of Tourrette s that forces him to spout senseless combinations of numbers such as 3 3 3 1 4 5 1 3 4 1 2 The next to last chapter is completely unreadable Whereas other chapters developed the story of a single innovator or the situation in a single country this one just rushed through a myriad of modern formations and discusses sweeping issues such as the disappearance of the playmaker Another late chapter devotes incomprehensible amounts of space to an obscure polemic between a football statistician and a future England coach The central narrative is lost completely which is tied to another central weakness the lack of occasional paragraphs to sum up the evolution of tactics as the long procession of teams coaches and players parade through the foreground of the book and just as uickly disappear from view The title Inverting the Pyramid is a brilliant example of this it sums up an immense amount of information into a neat little compact literary phrase but that kind of brilliance is somewhat absent from the rest of the book In short I enjoyed the book I learned a lot from it and I will probably return to it freuently after matches but it really could have used a little tidying up from an editor hopefully in a future edition

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