Football for dummies / by Scott Murray

    Football for dummies / by Scott Murray

    Whether you want to impress friends and colleagues with new-found football wisdom, brush up on details you're unsure about (the offside rule, anyone?) or improve your practical skills, this is the book for you! Covering all the basics of the game, rules and tactics, as well as giving an in-depth history of the sport and how it has evolved to the present day, this indispensable guide will get you up to speed on the most popular game in the world in no time. With dream team formations, tips on football betting and supporting, essential coverage on the World Cup, and stats on current teams, players and managers both at home and abroad, football expert and Guardian journalist Scott Murray keeps it fun, fresh and knowledgeable to get you through the major tournaments and beyond.

    Football For Dummies includes:

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

    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, and DVD...)            
    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                                                             

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


    ENG EISBN:9780470666258