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. Soccer nomics answers them. Using insights and analogies from economics, statistics, psychology, and business to cast a new and entertaining light on how the game works, Soccer nomics reveals the often surprisingly counterintuitive truths about soccer. An essential guide for the 2010 World Cup, Soccer nomics 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 - Andytabelz - Goodreads
Fun, but not exactly deep This book is generally about taking lots and lots of data and describing how vast amounts of information can help explain certain things about soccer. What Soccernomics is ... 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 - Joe Higgins - Goodreads
Been meaning to read this forever, so rather than sit and day-drink between WC games one day, I walked down to the Tattered Cover and finally picked it up. Short, essay-sized chapters on topics that ... Read full review