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    DescriptionHaving invented the game, everything that has followed for England and its national football team has been something of an anticlimax. There was, of course, the golden summer of 1966, and the great period of English dominance on the world stage, which fell roughly between 1886 and 1900, when England won 35 of their 40 internationals ...But before long foreign teams, with their insistence on progressive 'tactics', began to pose a few questions. And much of what followed for England constituted a series of false dawns. In THE ANATOMY OF ENGLAND Jonathan Wilson seeks to place the bright spots in context. Time and again, progressive coaches have been spurned by England - technique being all very well, but what really matters is pluck and 'organised muscularity', or, to quote Jimmy Hogan's chairman at Aston Villa in 1936: 'I've no time for these theories about football. Just get the ball in the bloody net.' Wilson takes ten key England fixtures and explores how what actually happened on the pitch shaped the future of the English game. Bursting with insight and critical detail, yet imbued with a wry affection, this is a history of England like none before.


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    Title
    The Anatomy of England
    Subtitle
    A History in Ten Matches
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan Wilson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 338 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781409118206
    ISBN 10: 1409118207
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.1
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BIC subject category V2: WSJA
    DC22: 796.334660942
    BIC subject category V2: WSBT
    BISAC V2.8: SPO040000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE, WSBX
    Thema V1.0: SFBC
    Edition statement
    Mass Market Paperback
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.), ports. (chiefly col.)
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    12 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jonathan Wilson writes on football for the FINANCIAL TIMES, GUARDIAN online and the TELEGRAPH. A critically acclaimed author, he has been shortlisted for the WILLIAM HILL, and won a NATIONAL SPORTING CLUB AWARD.
    Review quote
    Bursting with insight and critical detail, yet imbued with a wry affection, this is a history of England like none before. LIVING NORTH 20120701