04 Mar '16, 8am

Quant’è bella giovinezza, che si fugge tuttavia! https://t.co/UTouS8dyW3

If you are interested in the history of football and tracked the development how the idea of football formations come about, Jonathan Wilson’s book “Inverting the Pyramid” will be a great exposition on the subject. It is reminiscent of international chess history books that tracked the tactics, Wilson’s book puts a good degree of scrutiny on the known football formations such as the boring 4-4-2, the dynamic switching of 4-5-1 and 4-3-3 adopted in modern football or even the 3-5-2 with interesting examples by looking at how the tactics improved or cancelled the sides in gaining victory in the game. It is important that the term “centre-half” known to most of us as the central defender in the English game which can also be interpreted as the central midfielder in the early history of the game.

Full article: http://www.bernardleong.com/2009/09/08/inverting-the-pyra...