spent most of my years watching, following and studying football, I
strongly recommend following for tactics/history/development of football:
Website: Football tactics, formations, diagrams, chalkboards and graphs: zonalmarking.net (Micheal cox)
Inverting the Pyramid, Jonathan Wilson
daddy of all football tactics books. Explains the development of
formations and systems from the frenetic 1-2-7 shape used in early
British football in the 19th Century, right through to the strikerless
systems used in recent years by Roma and Manchester United.How to Score, Ken Bray
Direct links: Buy Inverting the Pyramid at Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com (US) or
Takes a scientific approach to analysing football games
Direct links: Buy How to Score at Amazon.co.uk
or Amazon.com (US) Teambuilding, Rinus Michels
One of the most legendary books about a football team, its style and its tactics.
Direct links: Buy Teambuilding at Amazon.co.uk
or Amazon.com (US) Attacking Soccer, Massimo Lucchesi
A dream of a book for those interested in the theoretical concepts behind tactics and formations.
Direct links: Buy Attacking Soccer on Amazon.co.uk
or Amazon.com (US)
Soccer Modern Tactics, Alessandro Zauli
should be one of the greatest books on football. It analyses formations
and tactics and interviews some of the best coaches in the world
including Carlo Ancelotti, Marcello Lippi, Arrigo Sacchi and talks to
them specifically about their tactical outlook.
Direct links: Buy Soccer Modern Tactics at Amazon.com (US)
Football and Chess, Adam Wells
many times has a cautious tactical battle been described by the
commentators as something like ‘a game of chess’ between the two
managers? This site treats almost every match and footballing situation
like that, and this book outlines why.
Direct links: Buy Football and Chess at Amazon.com (US)
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