The Numbers Game

The Numbers Game

Why Everything You Know About Soccer Is Wrong

Book - 2013
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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.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, [2013], ©2013
ISBN: 9780143124566
0143124560
Branch Call Number: 796.334 An
Description: vii, 376 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Sally, David

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