This is a good history of some tactical evolutions in the game. Why has the 4-4-2 been replaced by the 4-2-3-1? Credit for the above article to: Jonathan Wilson is guardian.co.uk's east European football correspondent. He also writes regularly for the Independent, the Independent on Sunday, FourFourTwo magazine and anybody else who waves money in his direction. He has written two books - Behind the Curtain: Travels in Eastern European Football and Inverting the Pyramid, a book on football tactics.