How To Watch Football: 52 Rules for Understanding the Beautiful Game, On and Off the Pitch Spiral-Bound | March 15, 2023

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'I love Tifo' Ian Wright
'Tifo are great' Alan Shearer
'Tifo have changed the game when it comes to football analysis' Elis James


Yes, football is about stars, goals and glory. But it's also about the intense calculations and movements being made by the twenty-one other players on the pitch. It's about the ticking clock, and the bellowing fans, and their impact on player psychology. It's about the coach, the club owner, and the director of football, who are watching, scouting and scheming from the side-lines. It's about money and data, about geopolitics and architecture, and even about climate change.

Football is the most popular sport in the world, and Tifo Football is one of the world's most popular football channels. In this short, illustrated guide, its creators share fifty-two simple 'rules' for understanding and enjoying the beautiful game-both on and off the pitch.

Covering the key concepts, tactics and philosophies that are shaping the sport today, How to Watch Football reveals surprising new perspectives on familiar elements of gameplay, while highlighting lesser-known aspects of the industry and its history.
Publisher: Independent Publishers Group
Original Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224 pages
ISBN-10: 0241609372
Item Weight: 0.8 lbs
Dimensions: 6.0 x 0.9 x 6.0 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars 101 to 500 ratings
I love Tifo. Their range is brilliant and the way they are able to simplify complex topics is great—Ian Wright

Tifo are great. They cover everything from the basics on the pitch to the biggest questions facing football today—Alan Shearer

Tifo have changed the game when it comes to discussing football. They have helped explain a sport I have been fascinated by for over thirty years and answered questions I have had for almost as long. They have set a new benchmark for football analysis—Elis James

Praise for Tifo Football-

Thorough and insightful, backed up with well-researched data... offering plenty of laughs, in-depth analysis and opinion—Metro

Unique ... if you're someone who learns visually, then follow Tifo Football—Eastern Daily Press

The cream of the crop, Tifo Football is truly the best in the business—

Fascinating ... one of the best ... its content speaks for itself—

Better than any pundit—
With well over 1 million subscribers and 100 million annual views, Tifo Football is one of the world's best-loved football media outlets. Launched in 2016 to provide intelligent, illustrated analysis of the sport, it is widely regarded as a trusted source of information and insight, with videos and podcast episodes regularly explaining basics, busting myths, and sharing surprising new findings with fans. It is part of The Athletic, who provide unrivalled football insight and coverage across a range of formats from written to video and audio.