John Wesson has written here a unique book showing great skill in mathematics and physics, and a perfect knowledge of soccer and of its rules. This book should be read by anybody with a basic scientific background interested in ball games.
-Marcel Lesieur, Journal of Turbulence, Vol. 3
The Science of Soccer is a pleasant addition to a long line of sports-related books by English authors, each of whom wants to explain the sound physical reasons why things happen in a particular game
Wesson reaches into territory that few such books have explored before, including some thoughts on rudimentary game theory, on strategy, and on the economics of the game today. Those parts make interesting reading.
-John D. McCullen, Physics Today, June 2003