Why do England lose? Why does Scotland suck? Why doesn't America dominate the sport internationally...and why do the Germans play with such an efficient but robotic style? These are questions every soccer aficionado has asked. Soccernomics answers them. Using insights and analogies from economics, statistics, psychology, and business to cast a new and entertaining light on how the game works, Soccernomics reveals the often surprisingly counterintuitive truths about soccer. An essential guide for the 2010 World Cup, Soccernomics is a new way of looking at the world's most popular game.
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Review: Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Germany and Brazil Win, and Why the US, Japan, Australia, Turkey--and Even Iraq--Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World's Most Popular SportUser Review - Andy - Goodreads
This book combines several things I love: Soccer and Data. If you love the game, you'll enjoy this book. If you love statistics and data, you'll also probably appreciate this book. If you don't like ... Read full review
Review: Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Germany and Brazil Win, and Why the US, Japan, Australia, Turkey--and Even Iraq--Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World's Most Popular SportUser Review - Lauren - Goodreads
Frequently condescending, and I don't agree with some of the premises, or some of the biases, but I did enjoy some of the sections, particularly the ones about actual in-game statistics (regarding ... Read full review
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