|Amazon Price||New from||Used from|
Worth a read, but not sure it says anything not already assumed.
Another problem in their analysis is that they set up a false dichotomy between skill and luck, as if these were the only two contributing factors to the result.
Recommended for any fan of soccer who is eager to learn more about what makes the beautiful game so beautiful.
I get it. Yes, the beautiful game can be reduced to numbers. Luck is still a part of the game. I learned a lot about the way managers CAN think. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Stratsurvivor
Interesting thoughts about statistical analysis and number-crunching. Would've been nice to see the promised afterword on the 2014 World cup, though, since it just plain wasn't... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jack E. Chambers
Any book that touts the genius of David Moyes is not worth the paper it's printed on. But more seriously, it just wasn't very good.Published 1 month ago by Samuel T. Martin
I'm only the intro + first chapter into their book and already I've had too major alarm bells go off in their analysis. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Phil
Very convincing in presenting data to test common assumptions concerning team payrolls, key field position, corner kicks, and many other notions. Read morePublished 4 months ago by C Bradley Scharf
Boring. More time was spent explaining the concept of stats vs the stats and insights itself. Felt that the authors did not have much material and had to extend the little which... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Daniel C
This is truly the best book on soccer with high quality statistics and insightful interpretation of the data. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Liyang Zhang
A bit long winded with not as many interesting items as I expectedPublished 4 months ago by Rod Weir