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Unfortunately it was far from easy reading, and there were hours where I considered ...
30 September 2016
I was so excited about reading this book after reading reviews online. Unfortunately it was far from easy reading, and there were hours where I considered just skipping to the latter chapters regarding modern football. I felt like the early chapters were too dense and the level of information provided was so granular that it was a difficult book to pick up & enjoy. I think the key is in the title, this is the 'history' of football tactics - it is very dense and detailed around the history of tactics. If you are the average modern day football fanatic like me for the vast majority of the book you won't have heard of any of the players/coaches being discussed, certainly until the latter stages of the book. If you are very interested in the history of tactics on a global level then this is for you.