The Art of War for Football - With parallel reading of Sun Tzu's text

The Art of War for Football - With parallel reading of Sun Tzu's text
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  • Author:
    Christos Charalampopoulos
  • Shape:
    14 x 21 cm
  • Color:
    black & white
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    As George Orwell said, football is "war minus the shooting". This book uses Sun Tzu΄s classic military text as a mirror with which to examine the game of football. In each of the thirteen chapters of the classic Chinese work, the similarities between football and war are identified and illustrated by examples taken from historic and modern-day footballing events. These examples highlight the economic, sporting, commercial, technological and cultural aspects of the most popular game in the world, in a way which will grasp the interest of fans and non-fans alike. The book goes on to discuss the ongoing battle for the game itself, which has slowly transformed football from a popular pastime into a multi-billion pound product designed for consumption.

    Christos Charalampopoulos was born in Piraeus, Greece and studied theology and journalism. He collaborated with magazines and newspapers of Athens, the Athens Press Agency and state television. He has been correspondent in Strasbourg and Brussels and for a decade he was external collaborator in the European Parliament?s Office in Athens. His interest in the social and economic importance of football, allowed him to work as a columnist with sports sites and sports newspapers as well as a sports commentator in major radio stations. He has translated in the greek language sports books and he has published a collection of short stories.



    Foreword by Giorgos Kentrotis, Professor of “Theory & Practice of Translation” at the Ionian University, Corfu and Antonis Karpetopoulos, prominent journalist and sports commentator.Introduction: War game or war for the game?

    Chapter 1: Assessing the situation (Forecasting football results)

    Chapter 2: The conduct of war (Sources of finance and roster composition)

    Chapter 3: Attacking strategy (The strategy of attack)

    Chapter 4: Strategic positioning (Team formation and setup)

    Chapter 5: The conventional and the unorthodox (The creation of strategic advantage)

    Chapter 6: Strong and weak points (Advantages and weaknesses of the game)

    Chapter 7: Maneuvering (Team leadership and player management)

    Chapter 8: Nine tactical variations (Coaching tactics and decisions)

    Chapter 9: Deployment of troops (Transition game)

    Chapter 10: Terrain (The coach, the system and the pitch)

    Chapter 11: Nine types of terrain (Making the most of the pitch)

    Chapter 12: Attacking with fire (Provocative behaviors)

    Chapter 13: Spying (Spies, scouts and managers)

    Epilogue: Extra time

    Appendix 1: Economics of football

    Appendix 2: Financial Fair Play

    Appendix 3: The Bosman ruling