Inverting The Pyramid: The History of Soccer Tactics

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Bold Type Books #ad - 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 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. 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: The History of Soccer Tactics #ad - The soccer book of the decade. Sunday business postinverting 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.

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The Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to False Nines

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HarperCollins #ad - The game was physical, based on strength over speed, bruising and attritional, aggression over finesse. From ferguson’s directness to keegan’s relentlessly attacking Newcastle outfit, The Mixer is one of the most entertaining, reactive Chelsea, to Mourinho’s cagey, all the way to Ranieri’s counter-attacking champions, rich and knowledgeable football books ever written.

. Suddenly defenders had no-get-out-of-jail-free card, goalkeepers had to be able to field and play the ball and the pace of the game quickened immeasurably. Few teams experimented tactically. And then, almost overnight, it all changed. Tactics evolved dramatically, helped by an increased foreign influence. The mixer is the first book to delve deep into the tactical story of the Premier League, and take a long view of how the game has developed over the last quarter century.

The Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to False Nines #ad - The creation of the premier League coincided with one of the most seismic rule changes in football history: the abolition of the back-pass. It was the era of the midfield general, reducers, big men up front and getting it in the mixer; 4-4-2 was the order of the day. An absolutely essential book for every modern football fan, about the development of Premier League tactics, published to coincide with 25 years of the competition.

Back in 1992, english football was stuck in the dark ages, emerging from a five-year ban from European competition.

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Zonal Marking: From Ajax to Zidane, the Making of Modern Soccer

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Bold Type Books #ad - A mazy dribble through the recent history of European soccer, showing how shifting styles and influence have shaped the game. In the early 1990s, the Dutch footballing philosophy was worshipped across the continent. Next, barcelona and spain won everything during a very obvious four-year period of dominance, before tiki-taka's decline meant Bayern and Germany took control.

Zonal Marking: From Ajax to Zidane, the Making of Modern Soccer #ad - Then the baton passed to the Italians, who clearly boasted Europe's strongest league. But when france started winning everything at the international level its national academy became the template for others, almost out of nowhere, until suddenly, Europe's most revered player and manager both hailed from Portugal.

. Finally, europe's most successful coaches found themselves competing in England, introducing a brilliant cacophony of styles to the Premier League. Zonal marking is a glorious travelogue through soccer's triumphant styles and characters.

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Soccernomics 2018 World Cup Edition: Why England Loses; Why Germany, Spain, and France Win; and Why One Day Japan, Iraq, and the United States Will Become Kings of the World's Most Popular Sport

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Bold Type Books #ad - The 2018 world cup edition of the international bestseller and "the most intelligent book ever written about soccer" San Francisco Chronicle is updated throughout and features new chapters on the FIFA scandal, why Iceland wins, and women's soccer. Named one of the best books of the year by the guardian, and bloomberg newswritten with an economist's brain and a soccer writer's skill, Slate, Independent UK, Financial Times, Soccernomics applies high-powered analytical tools to everyday soccer topics, looking at data and revealing counterintuitive truths about the world's most beloved game.

It all adds up to a revolutionary new approach that has helped change the way the game is played. This world cup edition features ample new material, including fresh insights into FIFA's corruption, the surge in domestic violence during World Cups, and Western Europe's unprecedented dominance of global soccer.

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Football Hackers: The Science and Art of a Data Revolution

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Blink Publishing #ad - The future of football is now. The arrival of advanced metrics and detailed analysis is already reshaping the modern game. Football's data revolution has only just begun. We can now fully assess player performance, analyse the role of luck and measure what really leads to victory. There is no turning back. Now the race is on between football's wealthiest clubs and a group of outsiders, nerds and rule-breakers, who are turning the game on its head with their staggering innovations.

The most exciting book in an exciting time for football. Thomas Hitzlsperger. A book full of exciting ideas and inside views on modern football. Winning is no longer just about what happens out on the pitch, it's now a battle taking place in boardrooms and on screens across international borders with the world's brightest minds driving for an edge over their fiercest rivals.

Football Hackers: The Science and Art of a Data Revolution #ad - Christoph biermann has moved in the midst of these disruptive upheavals, scouts and psychologists in the world's major clubs, managers, talking to scientists, coaches, traveling across Europe and the US and revealing the hidden - and often jaw-dropping - truths behind the beautiful game.

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The Club: How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Richest, Most Disruptive Force in Sports

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - This is a sports and business tale of how money, ambition, and twenty-five years of drama remade an ancient institution into a twenty-first-century entertainment empire. Pretty soon, from russian oligarchs to Emirati sheikhs, everyone wanted to try their luck, American tycoons, and Asian Tiger titans. Some succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.

The club is the previously untold inside story of how English soccer’s Premier League became the wildest, richest, most popular sports product on the planet. Deeply researched and drawing on one hundred exclusive interviews, including the key decision makers at every major English team, The Club is the definitive and wildly entertaining narrative of how the Premier League took over the world.

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The Ball is Round: A Global History of Soccer

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Riverhead Books #ad - Riverhead Books. Traces the history of the world's most popular sport from its earliest origins to the present day, cultural, looking at the game in terms of its political, and social roles in countries around the world.

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Soccer IQ: Things That Smart Players Do, Vol. 1

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Just nuts and bolts principles that we teach every day. Blank tells his story from the familiar and humorous voice of a coach who has endured years of stress at the hands of his players. Used book in Good Condition. It’ll solve a lot of your soccer problems. Steve holeman – head Coach University of Georgia Riverhead Books.

Includes a bonus chapter on the college recruiting process. There’s no fluff. Named a top 5 book of the year by the nscaa soccer journal! soccer iq is the first book for soccer PLAYERS! In a world saturated with books about how to coach soccer, Dan Blank finally gives players a book on how to think it. It covers everything from hunting rebounds to the value of the toe-ball; from playing in the rain to the world’s dumbest foul.

Soccer IQ: Things That Smart Players Do, Vol. 1 #ad - Soccer iq is soccer’s first text book for players; an almanac of smarter soccer decisions intended to flatten out the learning curve. An amazon #1 best-seller! Named the #1 Soccer Book by Football. Com. Standing on two decades of collegiate coaching experience, Blank has catalogued soccer’s most common mistakes and provides simple, connect-the-dots solutions to help players solve their soccer problems.

Written in plain-spoken language, Soccer IQ is an easy read and a quick-fix to the most common yet critically important soccer problems. I’ll take 30 copies.

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Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer

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Harry N. Abrams #ad - As david winner wryly observes, rembrandt's the night Watch, it is an expression of the Dutch psyche that has a shared ancestry with Mondrian's Broadway Boogie Woogie, and maybe even with Gouda cheese. If any one thing, and a bizarrely cerebral form of soccer―total football―that led in 1974 to a World Cup finals match with arch-rival Germany, Brilliant Orange is about Dutch space and a people whose unique conception of it has led to the most enduring arts, the weirdest architecture, and more recently to a devastating loss against Spain in 2010.

Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Riverhead Books. Used book in Good Condition. With its intricacy and oddity, it continues to mystify and delight observers around the world.

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Masters of Modern Soccer: How the World's Best Play the Twenty-First-Century Game

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Three Rivers Press #ad - National teams to manchester united, or any competition, from mexico's Liga MX to the World Cup, this book reveals what players and managers are thinking before, during, and after games and delivers a true behind-the-scenes perspective on the inner workings of the sport's brightest minds. America's premier soccer journalist, Grant Wahl, follows world-class players from across the globe examining how they do their jobs.

. Wahl also shadows a manager and director of soccer as they juggle the challenges of coaching, preparation, and the short- and long-term strategies of how to identify and acquire talent and deploy it on the field. A book that will stand the test of time, Masters of Modern Soccer is the most in-depth analysis of the craft of soccer ever written for the American fan.

Masters of Modern Soccer: How the World's Best Play the Twenty-First-Century Game #ad - Used book in Good Condition. This access imbues masters of modern Soccer with deep insight from the players on how goalkeepers, midfielders, defenders, and forwards function individually and as a unit to excel and win. In masters of modern soccer, spain's xabi alonso, mexican superstar javier "chicharito" hernández, sports illustrated writer grant wahl asks: How do some of the game's smartest figures master the craft of soccer? By profiling players in every key position American phenomenon Christian Pulisic, Belgium's Vincent Kompany, Germany's Manuel Neuer and management Belgium coach Roberto Martínez and Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc, Wahl reveals how elite players and coaches strategize on and off the field and execute in high pressure game situations.

Masters of modern Soccer is the definitive thinking fan's guide to modern soccer. For any fan, coach, or sideline enthusiast, player, this book will change the way they watch the game. For a supporter of any team, from the U.

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Soccer iQ - Vol. 2: More of What Smart Players Do Volume 2

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Soccer Poet LLC #ad - Used book in Good Condition. 2 gives you way more than your money's worth. Tony amato - head Coach, Arizona Riverhead Books. Soccer iQ Vol. Used book in Good Condition. It is another must-have book for any serious soccer player. Volume 2 is an easy read that identifies more of the most common soccer mistakes and provides players with simple, connect-the-dots solutions that they can immediately implement into their games.

It's as if dan was sitting right next to you with a dry erase board saying, 'See what I mean?' This is another must have book for the soccer lover. Ray leone, harvard a follow-up to the amazon #1 best-seller, Head Coach, Soccer iQ, Volume 2 is written in the same conversational and humorous tone as its predecessor.

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