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The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Soccer Is Wrong (2013)

by Chris Anderson, David Sally

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Starts well, then peters off. There may be some astonishing insights in the final quarter, but by then I'd got so bored... ( )
  Parthurbook | Jun 9, 2017 |
My boyfriend bought this book for him to read, but I decided that I would read it as well. I recently got into soccer (less than a year) and I am still learning so much about it. I dabble in sabermetrics in baseball so wanted to see what a numbers type of book would be like for soccer. Some of this book was very confusing for me because I'm still getting started with soccer, but I did learn a lot. I'm glad I read the book all the way through because I learned that not only was it a good sit down and read book, but it's one that I can go back to when I want to look up a certain stat or graph that I saw in the book. I am excited to pick up more soccer books and learn more about the game. ( )
  beearedee | Feb 14, 2015 |
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Innovation is coming to soccer, and at the center of it all are the numbers - a way of thinking about the game that ignores the obvious in favor of how things actually are. In The Numbers Game, Chris Anderson, a former professional goalkeeper turned soccer statistics guru, teams up with behavioral analyst David Sally to uncover the numbers that really matter when it comes to predicting a winner. Investigating basic but profound questions - How valuable are corners? Which goal matters most? Is possession really nine-tenths of the law? How should a player's value be judged? - they deliver an incisive, revolutionary new way of watching and understanding soccer.… (more)

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