'A masterful work; it could be the best thing to have happened to English football in years'—TIME OUT
'[A] fascinating history of tactics, a book that is guaranteed to enhance your football watching; your team may still lose, but you'll have a far better idea why they did'—INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
'This must surely go down as one of the most revelatory sportsbooks of the year, as well as one of the best, who would have thoughtthat a book charting the history of football tactics and strategy, fromthe 1870s to the present day, could be so engrossing and entertaining'—SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY
Jonathan Wilson has been the Football Correspondent of the FINANCIAL TIMES, and currently writes for THE INDEPENDENTand INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY. BEHIND THE CURTAIN was his (very well received) first book.