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This review is from: Flat Back Four: Tactics of Football (Hardcover)
This starts well, the glide over the history of football and how shapes and formations changed I really enjoyed. The sections on how England played in 66, or the Hungary team that destroyed them earlier, and so on, are both informative and nicely told with a bit of wit and humour. The more "up to date" later sections (which given this is an old book means late nineties) I found less convincing though. Perhaps because they have less iconic value now ten years later (some of the players names now largely forgotten etc) but I also felt the writing seemed a little less enthusiastic; there was a little less verb about the thing. So, first ninety minutes played well but tired in extra time. Overall though a good read.