Inverting the Pyramid
The History of Football Tactics
Passing was the first innovation of the organized game of football in the late 19th century and ever since, coaches have attempted to devise strategies that give them an advantage. This classic book explains the developments from W-M to tiki-taka.
Out of Time
1966 and the End of Old-Fashioned Britain
Peter Chapman was 18 years old in 1966, the year of Harold Wilson, the seamen’s strike, London ‘swinging’ to a soundtrack of Beatles and Rolling Stones, and England’s victory in the World Cup. Chapman, whose hopes of being a professional footballer had been dashed, but who would become an outstanding football journalist, gives a vivid picture of the lost world of Britain in the Sixties from the perspective of his world in Islington, north London.
Geoff Hurst's 50 Greatest Footballers of All Time
England's 1966 hero finds room for some of his World Cup team mates in his pick of the world's best footballers of all time, giving personal insights into the abilities of great footballers he played with or against, including George Best and Jimmy Greaves, as well as his assessment of where world stars such as Messi, Cruyff, Zidane and Di Stefano rank alongside them.
A History in Ten Matches
From the flowering of Ferguson's Manchester United in the early 1990s to the last-gasp championship won by their now astronomically well-funded rivals, Manchester City, in 2012, this book charts the rise of the Premier League through ten milestone matches. Slightly off-mint.
The Jimmy Hill Story
As a revolutionary players' union rep, innovative manager and pioneering presenter and pundit, Jimmy Hill had a profound effect on football. This new edition of his autobiography, first published in 1998, contains an additional chapter reflecting on his remarkable career.
Celtic changed from vertical green stripes to the famous hoops in the early years of the 20th century, and the distinctive jersey has since been worn by many of the greatest names in Scottish football. This book collects the official team photos from the first season of 1888 to the 2006-7 season as well as player portraits of legends such as Jock Stein and Bobby Murdoch. Changing Faces series.