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    DescriptionWhether it's Terry Venables keeping his wife up late at night with diagrams on scraps of paper spread over the eiderdown, or the classic TV sitcom of moving the salt & pepper around the table top in the transport cafe, football tactics are now part of the fabric of everyday life. Steve McLaren's switch to an untried 3-5-2 against Croatia will probably go down as the moment he lost his slim credibility gained from dropping David Beckham; Jose Mourinho, meanwhile, was often brought to task for trying to smuggle the long ball game back into English football. Here Jonathan Wilson pulls apart the modern game, traces the world history of tactics from modern pioneers right back to beginning where chaos reigned. Along the way he looks at the lives of great players and thinkers who shaped the game, and probes why the English, in particular, have 'proved themselves unwilling to grapple with the abstract'.


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    Title
    Inverting the Pyramid
    Subtitle
    The History of Football Tactics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan Wilson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781409102045
    ISBN 10: 1409102041
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.1
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: WSJA
    B&T General Subject: 760
    BIC subject category V2: HBT
    LC classification: GV
    Abridged Dewey: 796
    B&T Approval Code: A09302045
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BISAC V2.8: SPO019000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24410
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BISAC V2.8: SPO040000
    DC22: 796.3342
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    Thema V1.0: NHT, SFBC
    Illustrations note
    8
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    04 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jonathan Wilson has been the Football Correspondent of the FINANCIAL TIMES, and currently writes for THE INDEPENDENTand INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY. BEHIND THE CURTAIN was his (very well received) first book.
    Review quote
    This tome delivers a top-class, thorough, and, most importantly, engaging discussion of football tactics. Boring topic, great cover, revelatory book. Buy it. MAXIM an outstanding work, cerebral and fully engaging...the football book of the decade SUNDAY BUSINESS POST the perfect book for an serious follower of football who wants to be enlightened, educated and entertained GOOD BOOK GUIDE