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Great anthology football book,
This review is from: Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Football Tactics: A History of Football Tactics (Paperback)
This is an excellent book for football fans interested in the evolution of the game throughout the years.
If you are trying to find out how tactics work, this isn't exactly what you need.
This book is basically the History of Football concerning how the tactics evolved into what they are today.
That means the author starts at the end of the 19th century and goes on telling the history of the first tactics created all the way to the modern ones used by professional clubs until 2008.
Excellent writing,tremendously interesting and easy to read.It has loads and loads of information and it will most likely improve your knowledge of the game by miles!
It is a MUST HAVE if you are a decent football fan and not just the average guy who goes on and complains about everything on the pub without actually knowing something about the game.
If however you are looking for meticulous information about tactical aspects of the game,such as "how to play the 4x3x3" or "how every position works on the field" this is not what you are looking for.
It is an anthology book.
Most likely the best.