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Wilson, Jonathan 1976-

Overview
Works: 28 works in 126 publications in 6 languages and 1,670 library holdings
Genres: History  Anecdotes  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV943, 796.3342
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Wilson
Inverting the pyramid : the history of soccer tactics by Jonathan Wilson( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of soccer, discussing the long evolution of its tactical game, the contributions made by South American and European players, and the development of the playing style of modern-day Spain
Inverting the pyramid : a history of football tactics by Jonathan Wilson( Book )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soccer fans love to argue about the tactics a manager puts into play, and this fascinating study traces the world history of tactics, from modern pioneers right back to the beginning, where chaos reigned. Along the way, author Jonathan Wilson, an erudite and detailed writer who never loses a sense of the grand narrative sweep, takes a look at the lives of the great players and thinkers who shaped the game, and discovers why the English in particular have proved themselves so "unwilling to grapple with the abstract." This is a modern classic of soccer writing that followers of the game will dip into again and again
Angels with dirty faces : how Argentinian soccer defined a nation and changed the game forever by Jonathan Wilson( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argentina has produced Alfredo Di Stéfano, Diego Maradona, and Lionel Messi--some of the greatest soccer players of all time. The country's rich, volatile history is by turns sublime and ruthlessly pragmatic. A nation obsessed with soccer, Argentina lives and breathes the game, its theories, and its myths. Jonathan Wilson lived in Buenos Aires, in an apartment between La Recoleta Cemetery--where the country's leading poets and politicians are buried--and the Huracán stadium. Like his apartment, Angels with Dirty Faces lies at the intersection of politics, literature, and sport. Here, he chronicles the evolution of Argentinian soccer: the appropriation of the British game, the golden age of la nuestra, the exuberant style of playing that developed as Juan Perón led the country into isolation, a hardening into the brutal methods of anti-fútbol, the fusing of beauty and efficacy under César Luis Menotti, and the emergence of all-time greats in Maradona and Messi against a backdrop of economic turbulence
The outsider : a history of the goalkeeper by Jonathan Wilson( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FOOTBALL (SOCCER, ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL). 'Aloof, solitary, impassive, the crack goalie is followed in the streets by entranced small boys. He vies with the matador and the flying aces, an object of thrilled adulation. He is the lone eagle, the man of mystery, the last defender' Vladimir Nabokov Albert Camus, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Pope John Paul II, Julian Barnes and not forgetting Nabokov himself ...it's safe to say the position of goalkeeper has over the years attracted a different sort of character than your average footballer. In this first-ever cultural history of the 'loner' between the posts, Jonathan Wilson traces the sometimes dangerous intellectual and literary preoccupations of the keeper, and looks at how the position has secured a certain existential cool
Behind the curtain : travels in Eastern European football by Jonathan Wilson( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zawiera rozdz. dotyczący polskiej piłki nożnej
Brian Clough : nobody ever says thank you : the biography by Jonathan Wilson( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical biography of the legendary football manager Brian Clough, from the acclaimed sports writer Jonathan Wilson. An affectionate and respectful account, but also an unvarnished one, it's a portrait of a man who was a deep thinker about the game, and overachieved at considerable cost
Barcelona inheritance : the evolution of winning soccer tactics from Cruyff to Guardiola by Jonathan Wilson( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Cruyff's "Total Football" to the epic rivalry between Guardiola and Mourinho, a gripping chronicle of the rise and fall of Barcelona's dominance in world soccer. Barcelona's style of play-pressing and possessing-is the single biggest influence on modern soccer. In The Barcelona Inheritance, Jonathan Wilson reveals how and why this came to pass, offering a deep analysis of the evolution of soccer tactics and style. In the late 1990s, Johan Cruyff's Dream Team was disintegrating and the revolutionary manager had departed, but his style gave birth to a new generation of thinkers, including Pep Guardiola and JosE Mourinho. Today, their teams are first and second in the Premier League, marking the latest installment in a rivalry that can be traced back twenty-five years. The Barcelona Inheritance is a book about the tactics, the personalities, the friendships, and, in one case, an apocalyptic falling-out that continue to shape the game today
The anatomy of England : a history in ten matches by Jonathan Wilson( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Having invented the game, for England and its national football team, everything that has followed has been something of an anti-climax. There was, of course, the golden summer of 1966, when Alf Ramsey's radicalism in unveiling his wingless wonders in a World Cup quarter-final paid dividends. And there was the great period of English dominance on the world stage, which fell roughly between 1886 and 1900, when England won 35 of their 40 internationals ... But before long foreign teams, with their insistence on progressive 'tactics', began to pose a few questions. And much of what followed for England constituted a series of false dawns (a thrashing of Italy in 1948; one World Cup triumph; the demolition of Holland in Euro '96), muddling through and by and large panicking under pressure. In The Anatomy of England Jonathan Wilson seeks to place the bright spots in the context of the twentieth-century, where, time and again, progressive coaches have been spurned by England - technique being all very well, but what really matters is pluck and 'organised muscularity' ... Wilson takes ten key England fixtures - from defeat in Madrid in 1929; to Steve McLaren's evening to forget at Wembley in 2007 - and hacks back through the myth, conjecture and personal recollections, to get at the games themselves, and explore how what actually happened on the pitch shaped the future of the English game."--Publisher's description
Revolutionen auf dem Rasen eine Geschichte der Fußballtaktik by Jonathan Wilson( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in German and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ausgehend von der klassischen Anfangsformation mit nur zwei Verteidigern, revolutionierten berühmte Trainer und Spieler immer wieder die taktische Anlage des Spiels und eröffneten ihm mit WM-System, Riegel oder Raute völlig neue Dimensionen. Dieses Buch liefert eine fakten- und anekdotenreiche Erklärung dafür, wie der Fußball zu dem wurde, was er heute ist. Wer dieses Buch gelesen hat, weiß, wie er ein Spiel zu lesen hat
Angels with dirty faces : the footballing history of Argentina by Jonathan Wilson( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alfredo Di Stéfano, Diego Maradona, Gabriel Batistuta, Juan Román Riquelme, Lionel Messi ...Argentina has produced some of the greatest footballers of all time. But the rich, volatile history of Argentinian football is made up of both the sublime and the ruthlessly pragmatic. Argentina is a nation obsessed with football, and Jonathan Wilson, having lived there on and off during the last decade, is ideally placed to chart the five phases of Argentinian football: the appropriation of the British game; the golden age of la nuestra - the exuberant style of playing that developed as Juan Perón led the country into isolation; a hardening into the brutal methods of anti-fútbol; the fusing of beauty and efficacy under César Luis Menotti; and the ludicrous (albeit underachieving) creative talent of recent times. More than any other nation Argentina lives and breathes football, its theories and myths. The subject is fiercely debated on street corners and in cafés. It has even preoccupied the country's greatest writers and philosophers. Angels with Dirty Faces is the definitive history of a great footballing nation and its many paradoxes."--Jacket
The anatomy of Liverpool : a history in ten matches by Jonathan Wilson( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anatomy of Manchester United : a history in ten matches by Jonathan Wilson( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning football writer Jonathan Wilson selects ten landmark matches from Manchester United's history, from the first time they lifted the FA Cup, beating Bristol City in 1909, to the Cup victory of 2016 that proved to be Louis van Gaal's last game in charge. In doing so, he identifies the pivotal moments in the club's rise to being one of the foremost teams of the twentieth century. With his trademark tactical acumen, Wilson goes back to the matches themselves and subjects them to forensic examination, re-evaluating and reassessing, and going beyond the white noise of banal player quotes and instant judgements to discover why what happened happened. It is in this way, as far as possible, a football history of a great club. And because this is Manchester United, there is additional resonance. From the completion of Old Trafford in 1910, United have had a significant financial advantage. Yet their past has not been one of sustained success. As such, their history is also, to an extent, a history of English football, with all of its possibilities and frustrations
Vier-vier-twee : de geschiedenis van voetbaltactiek by Jonathan Wilson( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sunderland : a club transformed by Jonathan Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inverting the Pyramid : The History of Soccer Tactics by Jonathan Wilson( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An outstanding work...the [soccer] book of the decade." -Sunday Business PostInverting the Pyramid is a pioneering soccer book that chronicles the evolution of soccer tactics and the lives of the itinerant coaching geniuses who have spread their distinctive styles across the globe.Through Jonathan Wilson's brilliant historical detective work we learn how the South Americans shrugged off the British colonial order to add their own finesse to the game; how the Europeans harnessed individual technique and built it into a team structure; how the game once featured five forwards up front, while now a lone striker is not uncommon.Inverting the Pyramid provides a definitive understanding of the tactical genius of modern-day Barcelona, for the first time showing how their style of play developed from Dutch "Total Football," which itself was an evolution of the Scottish passing game invented by Queens Park in the 1870s and taken on by Tottenham Hotspur in the 1930s. Inverting the Pyramid has been called the "Big Daddy" (Zonal Marking) of soccer tactics books; it is essential for any coach, fan, player, or fantasy manager of the beautiful game
The Barcelona legacy by JONATHAN WILSON( Book )

3 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manchester, 2018: Pep Guardiola and José Mourinho led their teams out to face each other in the 175th Manchester derby. They are first and second in the Premier League, but today only one man can come out on top. It is merely the latest installment in a rivalry that has contested titles, traded insults and crossed a continent, but which can be traced back to a friendship that began almost 25 years ago. Barcelona, late-nineties: Johan Cruyff's 'Dream Team' is disintegrating and the revolutionary manager has departed, but what will come next will transform the future of football. Cruyff's style has changed the game, and given birth to a generation of thinkers: men like Ronald Koeman, Luis Enrique, Laurent Blanc, Frank de Boer, Louis van Gaal, and Cruyff's club captain Pep Guardiola and a young translator, José Mourinho. The Barcelona Legacy is a book in part about tactics, about how the theories that underpin the modern game were forged by Cruyff and his successors, but also about the people and personalities who gathered at the Camp Nou for what was effectively the greatest coaching seminar in history, about their friendships and rivalries and, in one case, an apocalyptic falling out that continues to shape the game today
Futballforradalmak : a foci története és taktikai fejlődése az angliai kezdetektől a 2014-es brazíliai vb-ig by Jonathan Wilson( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in Hungarian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Íme a játék veleje, a foci taktikatörténeti összefoglalója, stílusosan a labdarúgás őshazájából, Angliából, ahol a kötet nem véletlenül érdemelte ki az Év sportkönyve elismerést. A szerző, Jonathan Wilson, akit hazájában és világszerte a sportújságírás Zinedine Zidane-jának tartanak, éppen a bricsesznadrágos kezdetektől napjainkig követi végig a népszerű foci alakulását a szabályrendszer és taktika tükrében. A felhasznált irodalom igen tekintélyes jegyzékével záródó könyvben - bár szakkönyvről van szó - nem találunk névmutatót. Pedig a szakavatott szerző megemlékezik az összes játékot formáló nagy egyéniségről - játékosokról, edzőkről -, akiknek neve be van írva a labdarúgás történetének nagy könyvébe. Valószínűleg azonban így is vaskosra sikeredett a mű, ezért a focitörténet nagyjai, nem beszélve egy esetleges tárgymutatóról, több tucat oldalt töltöttek volna meg. Már ebből is látszik, milyen komoly kutatómunka fekszik a második, jócskán bővített kiadásban megjelenő kötetben. Pedig nincsenek benne látványos fotóillusztrációk, csupán egy futballpálya sematikus rajzán elhelyezett játékosszimbólumok, akárcsak egy edzői taktikai mágnestáblán. Jonathan Wilsont azért a szíve hazahúzza, mert főleg az angol klubok és a válogatott szemszögéből láttatja a legendás összecsapásokat, bajnokságokat, kupasorozatokat. Könyve egyszerre a futball olvasmányos enciklopédiája és kultúrtörténete, ugyanakkor remek nosztalgiakalauz is. Megismerhetjük, hogyan jelent meg a futballban az egyes országok kultúrája, gondolkodása, milyen mozgatórugói és állomásai voltak annak a taktikai fejlődésnek, amely elvezetett korunk pörgős, dinamikus és izgalmas futballjához
Senjutsu no kyokasho : Sakka no shinka o yomitoku shisoshi by Jonathan Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sakka senjutsu no rekishi : 2 3 5 kara 4 6 0 e by Jonathan Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koko no shugoshin : Gorukipa shinkaron by Jonathan Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson britischer Journalist und Autor

Jonathan Wilson Brits sportjournalist

Jonathan Wilson journaliste sportif et écrivain anglais

Джонатан Уилсон

جاناتان ویلسون ژورنالیست و نویسنده بریتانیایی

جوناثان ويلسون

윌슨, 조나단

조나단 윌슨

ウィルソン, ジョナサン

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