Read & Download The Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to False Nines
An absolutely essential book for every modern football fan about the development of Premier League tactics published to coincide with 25 years of the competitionBack in 1992 English football was stuck in the dark ages emerging from a five year ban from European competition The game was physical bruising and attritional based on strength over speed aggression over finesse It was the era of the midfield general reducers big men up front and getting it in.
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Sed foreign influenceThe Mixer is the first book to delve deep into the tactical story of the Premier League and take a long view of how the game has developed over the last uarter century From Ferguson’s directness to Keegan’s relentlessly attacking Newcastle outfit to Mourinho’s cagey reactive Chelsea all the way to Ranieri’s counter attacking champions The Mixer is one of the most entertaining rich and knowledgeable football books ever writt.
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The mixer; 4 4 2 was the order of the day Few teams experimented tacticallyAnd then almost overnight it all changed The creation of the Premier League coincided with one of the most seismic rule changes in football history the abolition of the back pass Suddenly defenders had no get out of jail free card goalkeepers had to be able to field and play the ball and the pace of the game uickened immeasurably Tactics evolved dramatically helped by an increa.