Total Football – A graphic history of the world’s most iconic soccer tactics: The evolution of football formations and plays


You’ve never seen football formations and tactic explored like they are in Total Football ever before. A must-have for football experts!

A goalkeeper, two defenders and eight attackers – it’s no surprise that in the 1950s under this popular formation scores like 9-3 were common. So what changedTotal Football tells the evolution of football tactics: from the birth of Total Football in the Netherlands to the dominance of tiki taka in Spain and Brazil, each chapter explores an iconic tactic.
 
Innovative graphics alongside expert text guide you through the manager decisions that developed new formations, the pure talent of players that defined each playing style and the matches that propelled the winning tactic to legendary status
 
Sanjeev Shetty explores how each tactic works, how they came to dominate and how opponents worked to find a way to beat them. From Pele to Messi, Cruyff to Mourinho, Total Football explores the tactics that made the legends, giving you a new understanding of how the beautiful game is played.

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Football Tips

Football Tips
Things that Smart Players Do

Improve your game, polish your techniques and become a star footballer!

Football is a game of split-second decisions. Every move of every player in a team has to be precise and synchronized to win within 90 minutes. Football Tips is all about those little decisions that can change the outcome of a game.

Standing on two decades of collegiate coaching experience, Dan Blank has catalogued football’s most common mistakes and provides simple, connect-the-dots solutions to help players solve their problems.

Blank covers everything from hunting rebounds to the value of the toe-ball; from playing in the rain to the world’s dumbest foul. Written in plain-spoken language, this book is an easy read and a quick-fix to the most common yet critically important football hitches. A must-read for any aspiring player, coach or parent who wants to understand the game better.
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Football Tips

Football Tips
Things that Smart Players Do

Improve your game, polish your techniques and become a star footballer!

Football is a game of split-second decisions. Every move of every player in a team has to be precise and synchronized to win within 90 minutes. Football Tips is all about those little decisions that can change the outcome of a game.

Standing on two decades of collegiate coaching experience, Dan Blank has catalogued football’s most common mistakes and provides simple, connect-the-dots solutions to help players solve their problems.

Blank covers everything from hunting rebounds to the value of the toe-ball; from playing in the rain to the world’s dumbest foul. Written in plain-spoken language, this book is an easy read and a quick-fix to the most common yet critically important football hitches. A must-read for any aspiring player, coach or parent who wants to understand the game better.
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Inverting the Pyramid (reissue)

Inverting the Pyramid (reissue)
Tenth anniversary edition – now fully updated in inverting the pyramid, Jonathan Wilson pulls apart the finer details of the world’s game, tracing the global history of tactics, from modern pioneers right back to the beginning when chaos reigned. Along the way, he looks at the lives of great players and thinkers who shaped the sport and probes why the English, in particular, have ‘proved themselves unwilling to grapple with the abstract’. This tenth-anniversary edition of a footballing modern classic has been fully updated to include the development of gegenpressing as pioneered by German coaches such as ralf rang nick and jürgen klopp, and its subsequent influence on the world game. It also analyses the tactical evolution of pep Guardiola, the increasing alternatives to possession-based football and the changing role of the goalkeeper, as well as investigating the trend of full-backs developing into midfielders and the consequent return of three at the back.
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