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Why England Lose: and Other Curious Phenomena Explained Paperback – 2010

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'Why England Lose is an Arsene Wenger of a book - more thoughtful than most of its rivals and, by football standards, positively intellectual.' The Times 'It is rare, even after the great leaps football literature has taken in the past two decades, to find a book that takes the breath away, but Why England Lose does. Every page engages, entertains and challenges the lazy assumptions that still dominate football, not merely in its punditry, but all too often in the way that clubs are run.' FourFourTwo

About the Author

Simon Kuper's first book, Football Against the Enemy, won the 1994 William Hill Sports Book of the Year prize and is widely acknowledged as one of football's seminal books. Simon writes a weekly sports column in the Financial Times and has previously written football columns for The Times and The Observer. Stefan Szymanski is Professor of Economics and MBA Dean at Cass Business School in London. Stefan has a global reputation and has acted as a consultant to government and to major sports organisations such as the FIA (motor sport), UEFA (football) and the ICC (cricket).

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: HarperSport (2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007354088
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007354085
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 1.1 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,260,651 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Wathy on September 3, 2011
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The book is an interesting read.

The number of typos in this book is quite unacceptable. There are even glaring mistakes in the chapter titles! No English-speaking person could have proof-read this book. Frankly, this is not good enough. The eBook should come straight from the publisher's electronic text. It should not be OCR'd / scanned from printed copy.
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I have not read Moneyball, but by the number of references to it, it looks like it covers many of the same themes and/or simply applies them to football.

There are quite a large number of typographical errors in the e-book, which I guess is a problem with the scanning/letter recognition software used. Is there any way of reporting these so that they can be corrected?
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By M. Cmarada on February 8, 2011
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Are you a fan of football? Or any other sport? Do you want to look for some interesting links between sports, economics, mathematics, statistics and game theory? Then go for this book. Although I haven't read it completely, I already know that this purchase was a master mind's choice! It's really worth it and you will definitely love it!
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