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Jonathan Wilson is a revered football writer and arguably the game's most respected tactical brain. Author of six books, including the acclaimed, "Inverting the Pyramid", Wilson contribute to Sports Illustrated, the Guardian among others and is the editor of The Blizzard. Jonathan has been on the BR staff since 2013 and contributes in text and video for Bleacher Report.

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  • Gerard Bernal posted 147 days ago

    Gerard Bernal

    you're a muppet.

  • Nick Sinclair posted 297 days ago

    Nick Sinclair

    Hi Mr Wilson,

    Just reading inverting the pyramid and I must say its great because I'm really into tactics. My question for you is what are your world cup predictions and as a Dortmund fan, where d
    do you think we need to improve tactically?

  • Chris Gluck posted 401 days ago

    Chris Gluck

    Jonathan - interesting article; you'll know this better than me in following European football but within the MLS the number of shots taken by a team has absolutely no correlation to who wins the match (~.2000) for all 646 games last year; so while possession itself, as you indicate has little bearing on the 'result' of a game 'shots taken', over the average season, has even less relevance than possession. And in many cases, as within MLS last year the top teams in MLS had acutally had fewer shots taken than the bottom teams in MLS - reinforcing that the game isn't necessarily about 'quantity' but more about 'quality'... I would offer in the case of this game the single 'red card', as you pointed out, is what drove the greatest influence in this result - and that coupled with the overwhelming possession that Barca had was the single greatest 'influence' on that red-card event occuring... regardless - good article - poor result for MCFC (very disappointing!) but sometimes, for me, I'm more disappointed that the statistics of a match are misinterpretted...

  • football fanatic posted 452 days ago

    football fanatic

    Thanks for this article. I'm so glad to see that BR is recognizing people from all over the world. You can't see this type of articles in many other places on the web, specific websites only focus on the EPL. Excellent!

  • Lucky Cherry posted 479 days ago

    Lucky Cherry

    Is this the same Jonathan that used to write for Hotbox Sports?

  • Joshua Martinez posted 586 days ago

    Joshua Martinez

    Welcome to Bleacher Report! Its great to have have you, I couldn't believe it when I saw you were here!