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How to Watch Football Audiobook

How to Watch Football

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Publisher's Summary

How can one striker be better than three? Why do the best defenders never need to make a tackle? What's the secret of tiki-taka?

Welcome to Ruud Gullit's master class on how to 'read' a match. From his unrivalled perspective as player, manager and pundit, the Dutch football legend shows us everything to look for in a 90 minute match. From formations and tactical decisions to player qualities and pivotal moments, Ruud Gullit unveils the hidden patterns on the pitch.

Packed with his acute insights, original observations and talking points, How to Watch Football will quite simply change the way you see the beautiful game.

©2016 Ruud Gullit (P)2016 Penguin AudioBooks

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    Ed Goodman 21/02/2017
    Ed Goodman 21/02/2017 Member Since 2016

    Social Media Guide, Freelance Mentor, author, Cambs' premier coworking spaces founder, FA licensed football coach, & coffee addict.

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    "Insights from a master "

    The first 1/3 of the book is more of an autography, almost as if he has to justify why he's entitled to give his opinion throughout the rest of it. And he doesn't hold back on that. For example, he loves Dutch football, but gets frustrated by it, rues the dying art of the old fashioned centre back, thinks more technology involvement to support referees isn't a good thing. I don't agree with everything he says, but his experience and talent makes it difficult to argue with him. He also analyses the pros and cons of different formations, managers, clubs, and nations. It's a fascinating insight into the mind of one football's all time greats and, agree with him or not, it's worth a listen.

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    02/02/2017
    02/02/2017 Member Since 2016

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    "Disappointing"

    This audiobook is badly titled as it's mostly a collection of observations of how the author himself played and managed. It's structure is really random and there is a lot of repetition.

    The narrator makes a real mouthful of the pronunciations, and I found this book quite a slog in the end.

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    Benjamin 31/12/2016
    Benjamin 31/12/2016
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    "A worthy enough trip down memory lane..."

    I'm not sure if this provides any extensive tactical insight beyond Ruud Gullits career, it's a workmanlike and brief look into his favourite moments and is a great place to start if you want to know more of an overview of the game. An easy read.

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    MarkPT 31/07/2017
    MarkPT 31/07/2017

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    What would have made How to Watch Football better?

    Only managed 90mins - was very dull I thought, and quite scattered with content.
    Ruud , or the narrator telling us how playing a ball to the near post is a different tactic to the far post?!! As a football coach I was hoping for more tactical insights, but after 90mins I'd had enough!


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