Herbert Chapman entered into football management by accident. Everything he did thereafter was pure genius.
Light years ahead of his time Chapman was to revolutionise professional football and the sport as an entertainment industry.
Chapmanís ideas were visionary but many took years to be accepted by the Football Association. He advocated numbered shirts,white footballs, the ten-yard semi-circle, floodlit matches, goal-judges, better refereeing and a plan for improving the England team.
Within five years of his arrival at Arsenal Chapman created a team that was to dominate English football for a decade.
Herbert Chapman on Football is an accumulation of articles Chapman wrote for The Sunday Express. It was first published after his premature death in 1934.