Football For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 30, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 404 pages
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Whether you want to impress friends and colleagues with new-foundfootball wisdom, brush up on details you're unsure about (theoffside rule, anyone?) or improve your practical skills, this isthe book for you! Covering all the basics of the game, rules andtactics, as well as giving an in-depth history of the sport and howit has evolved to the present day, this indispensable guide willget you up to speed on the most popular game in the world in notime. With dream team formations, tips on football betting andsupporting, essential coverage on the World Cup, and stats oncurrent teams, players and managers both at home and abroad,football expert and Guardian journalist Scott Murray keepsit fun, fresh and knowledgeable to get you through the majortournaments and beyond.

Football For Dummies includes:

PART 1: KICK OFF
Chapter 1: The bare essentials
Chapter 2: A rich history
Chapter 3: Get your boots on - the gear you need

PART 2: PLAYING THE GAME
Chapter 4: Laying down the laws
Chapter 5: Positions and tactics
Chapter 6: Honing your skills
Chapter 7: Talented training
Chapter 8: Coaching, managing and leadership
Chapter 9: Putting it all into practice

PART 3: THE WORLD OF FOOTBALL
Chapter 11: The World Cup
Chapter 12: The international scene
Chapter 13: The British club scene
Chapter 14: Taking on the world
Chapter 15: Women's football

PART 4: FANS ENCLOSURE
Chapter 16: Going to the match
Chapter 17: Read all about it...
Chapter 18: Compulsive viewing: Football on TV (and film, andDVD...)
Chapter 19: Joining in (sort of...)

PART 5: THE PART OF TENS
Chapter 20: Great players
Chapter 21: Great managers
Chapter 22: Great matches
Chapter 23: Bad behaviour

PART 6: APPENDICES
Appendix 1: Appendix A: Honour Boards
Appendix 2: Glossary
Appendix 3: Key Football Organisations

 

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Contents

Introduction
The World Takes Notice
Getting YourBoots On the Gear You Need
Laying Down the Laws
Players Positions and Tactics
Honing Your Skills
Getting the Game
Soccer Schools and Training Camps
Compulsive Viewing Football on Screen
The Internet
Read All AboutIt
The Part of Tens
The Ten Greatest Teams of All Time
Arbroath 36 Bon Accord 0ScottishCup 1885
Real Madrid 7 EintrachtFrankfurt 3 European Cup 1960
Glossary

The Fans Enclosure Following the Game

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About the author (2010)

Scott Murray is a freelance journalist who writes for The Guardian, FourFourTwo, Men's Health and Shortlist, amongst others. Prior to this he was the Sports Editor of guardian.co.uk. Scott is the co-author of the football miscellany, Day of the Match.

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