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Useless. Watch a game instead, you will learn more.
on June 21, 2013
I have a fair understanding of soccer and I know some books are better that others. But this one is a real joke. It met none of my expectations. The author starts by backing himself up by having viewed "all games in the 2010-2011 season creating a set of highly detailed notes on each." He says also that he watched some games over 20 times. At this point we say, wow, this is gonna be dense and well analysed. Wrong. It's bad. Where are those notes?? Chapter 2 is the philosophy of Barcelona, sounds awsome right? One puny little page. Then he explains some attacking techniques such as: "Pass and move combinations", kind of things we learn on every site of coaching youth soccer. The whole book is built on the same frame. One or two page per subject with some black and white images of fake players standing on the pitch and a bunch of arrows. The review of "mark szabo" is so true. It's a if I watched one game, put some drawings on paper, some arrows and some few (very few) general comments on it. That's it. That's the book. I would expect having more details explanations, some concepts, some quotes, something to read. Nop. The comments are so small and empty of content. You can find all what's presented in coaching youth soccer sites but in a far better way. It's a disappointing book, it's hard to image how. You will have a lot more on tactical analysis by looking at a game and by reading any coaching sites. I am wondering what the other customers learned with it.