Inverting the pyramid : the history of soccer tactics

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New York, NY : Nation Books, 2018.


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Central - Adult Nonfiction796.334 WILSO 2018 2nd ed.Checked OutNovember 12, 2021


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Second trade paperback edition.
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xxii, 438 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
9781568589190, 1568589190


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"Fully revised & updated"--Front cover.
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First edition was published in 2009.
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"The fully revised tenth anniversary edition of the book regarded as the best ever on soccer tactics"--Back cover.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-421) and index.
"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."--Publisher's website.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Wilson, J. (2018). Inverting the pyramid: the history of soccer tactics (Second trade paperback edition.). Nation Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Wilson, Jonathan, 1976-. 2018. Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Soccer Tactics. New York, NY: Nation Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Wilson, Jonathan, 1976-. Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Soccer Tactics New York, NY: Nation Books, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Wilson, Jonathan. Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Soccer Tactics Second trade paperback edition., Nation Books, 2018.

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