Using insights and analogies from economics, statistics, psychology, and business to cast a new and entertaining light on how the game of soccer works, "Soccernomics" reveals the often surprisingly counterintuitive truths about the world's most popular game. An essential guide for the 2010 World...
How has the book been received in the soccer community in Europe?
“Soccernomics” is out in the U.K., North America and Holland, with various other editions due later this year. The North American audience seems more open to the ideas presented. It’s probably because North American sports fans are more attuned to investigating data, as their sports are traditionally more statistic-heavy than soccer. Also, lots of Americans and Canadians are now becoming soccer fans, and being fairly new to the game, they are open to new ideas.
These are questions every football fan has asked. Soccernomics (previously published as Why England Lose) answers them. Written with an economist's brain and a football writer's skill, it applies high-powered analytical tools to everyday football topics.
Soccernomics isn't in the first place about money. It's about looking at data in new ways. It's about revealing counterintuitive truths about football. It explains all manner of things about the game which newspapers just can't see. It all adds up to a new way of looking at football, beyond clichés about "The Magic of the FA Cup", "England's Shock Defeat" and "Newcastle's New South American Star".
Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Spain, Germany, and Brazil Win, and Why ...
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