From the December 1 issue of Booklist, my review of Jonathan Wilson’s Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Soccer Tactics.
There are books about soccer teams and soccer men, soccer nations, the culture of soccer, the business of soccer, and fans of the game. But rarest of all are really cracking books that explore the way the game is played. (And, no, we’re not talking about manuals that show you how to kick the ball.)
(Click the link above the read the whole, albeit brief, review.)