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A Formula for Tactical Football Management-bookcover

By: Barney Harty

A Formula for Tactical Football Management

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The book content is written straight from my memory, without research, because I developed it, used it, and had success with it. As a reference guide in tactical football, it covers why and how I developed a formula which assists managers tactically in play as well as in training, can be used by most ages to get their players playing as a team very quickly, and continuously, if fully taken up by the manager of any team he will find improvements in his team’s performance and rating, very quickly.

It also gives you a history of the games reasons or playing in team formations, i.e., 4 x 4 x 2 and so on. I have included tips and hints for the manager with a fast way of finding the location of them. There is a full description of players’ skills requirements in each position, and help for the manager in case players drop off form, with formation diagrams, and all the information you need to use them.

Football is a team game, individuals can win the game, but teams win the leagues. I mention this because my aim in writing this book was to share the creative knowledge and feeling I got managing using this formula. I feel if I had the formula when I started I could have gone further and faster in my managerial creativity, so anyone who has thought about becoming or improving his football managerial ability would do well to follow this formula, and create his own methods from the use of it.

Barney is a lover of all sports, watching one of his nephews playing for a team called, the Harford Tornadoes FC Norwich, after two games, in the third game just at half-time, the team manager walked away. Although Barney was a busy man at work, he felt he had time to spare so he asked the Club Founder if there was now a vacancy for team manager and if so, he would like to volunteer. The founder of the club told him that he would be happy if he took over straight away, which Barney did and nine years later after a highly successful team record, home and abroad, noticing the changes going on in grassroots football, which would reduce the availability of the standard of players he was used to he decided to finish. Harford Tornadoes carried on, but the player’s ability standards had dropped sharply because of the introduction of the Academy System. He had developed a formula for teamwork in teams very quickly, and getting the best out of players, he decided to test it on different standards and ages teams, he tried it out with a men’s lower league Saturday team where it worked a treat then winning the league, and league cup, and runners-up in the County cup. He then tried under 12 team again successes, winning the league, and league cup. Then lastly, he applied and got the job of Manager for a Men’s Senior League football team, although he lost the first six games of the league, due to a shortage of players we finished third, so it was a success all round.

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  • Lee

    I played for Barney and we were very successful. The structure worked for us. There was a clear plan understood by all the players. Making it easy for us to adapt to the problems brought up by facing different styles and formations. We knew what we needed to do to combat these problems through the structure that was in place.

  • Martyn Foreman

    Barny is a real football guru and we are lucky to have him in Norfolk. His knowledge is broad and having worked with him in football I know its good to have when chasing a game and a positive result. Read this with an open mind and you will learn, adapt his knowledge with yours and success will come.

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