More than Ninety Minutes is an analysis of tactics, signings, managers, players, and club directors’ decisions. Based on real examples taken from recent soccer history, the author, Alejandro Perez, dissects the mistakes that are made along with their successes. He then examines how their actions on and off the pitch impacted their play and their trophy cabinets. It is a critical account arising from a weekly study made over the course of ten years of the top European leagues and clubs such as Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico de Madrid, Inter Milan, Bayern Munich, and Borussia Dortmund. The author presents and compares the processes followed by these teams-the ones that were successful as well as those that failed-while analytically assessing the most important aspects that make up the game of football.
More than Ninety Minutes selects specific situations in relevant clubs where tactics and psychology are combined with the ability to manage a group of players. Without claiming to find a nonexistent magic formula, this book helps the reader (whether the reader is simply a fan or a manager; a player or a director) to understand the intricacies of this complex sport and helps to put themselves on the road that is certain to lead to success. In this one of a kind book you will find the history of soccer literature, and it is written in a readable, emphatic, and reflexive style.
About the Author
Alejandro Perez lives by and for soccer. For more than ten years he has followed the action of every important league in Europe, match day by match day. Alejandro currently works as a journalist and commentator for Telemundo in the United States, the company that owns the rights of the Premier League and the World Cup. Previously he worked for ESPN.