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Zonal marking : from Ajax to Zidane, the making of modern soccer

Author: Michael Cox
Publisher: New York : Bold Type Books, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First US editionView all editions and formats
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"In the early 1990s, the Dutch footballing philosophy was worshipped across the continent. Then the baton passed to the Italians, who clearly boasted Europe's strongest league. But when France started winning everything at the international level its national academy became the template for others, until suddenly, almost out of nowhere, Europe's most revered player and manager both hailed from Portugal. Next,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Cox
ISBN: 9781568589336 1568589336
OCLC Number: 1056781569
Description: ix, 436 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part one: Voetbal, 1992-96 --
Part two: Calcio, 1996-2000 --
Part three: Foot, 2000-04 --
Part four: Futebol, 2004-08 --
Part Five: Fútbol, 2008-12 --
Part six: Fußball, 2012-16 --
Part Seven: Football, 2016-20.
Responsibility: Michael Cox.

Abstract:

"In the early 1990s, the Dutch footballing philosophy was worshipped across the continent. Then the baton passed to the Italians, who clearly boasted Europe's strongest league. But when France started winning everything at the international level its national academy became the template for others, until suddenly, almost out of nowhere, Europe's most revered player and manager both hailed from Portugal. Next, Barcelona and Spain won everything during a very obvious four-year period of dominance, before tiki-taka's decline meant Bayern and Germany took control. Finally, Europe's most successful coaches found themselves competing in England, introducing a brilliant cacophony of styles to the Premier League"--

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