Inverting The Pyramid

The History of Soccer Tactics
Author(s): Jonathan Wilson
Original Publish Date: Nov 05, 2013
Product Number: EB00700567
Released: Mar 15, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781568587622
Publisher: Bold Type Books
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The definitive guide to the history, evolution, and most important figures of soccer around the world. 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. "An outstanding work ... the [soccer] book of the decade." -- Sunday Business Post

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Author(s): Jonathan Wilson
Narrator(s): Damian Lynch
Genre: Sports, Reference
Product Number Z100168341
Released: Jul 15, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Audio
ISBN: #9781549174759

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