The Numbers Game

The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Football is Wrong

Non-Fiction, Sport, Football
Paperback Published on: 05/06/2014
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The Numbers Game
If only it was a mandatory read for all the Match of the Day pundits!
Football analytics is a growing trend in the English game as managers and coaches begin to welcome the number crunchers to the top table having belittled t... READ MORE
Matt Gardiner at Waterstones online

Synopsis

Football analytics is a growing trend in the English game as managers and coaches begin to welcome the number crunchers to the top table having belittled them as an irritant with little real use. In America of course the numbers game has been played for many years and is a huge part of sports of all kinds. Anderson and Sally have begun to apply the American model with this fascinating book which really does change the way you watch the game of football; for the better in my opinion. From the very first chapter and the stats on corners you realise you are reading something which will alter your understanding of how to win football matches. Whether it’s the number of goals scored every season in the top 5 leagues or the argument that 0 goals are actually better than 1 (you’ll have to read to find out why!) every part of this book has something to blow your mind. If only it was a mandatory read for all the Match of the Day pundits!

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241963623
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 277g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm

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The Numbers Game
Brilliant book
The Numbers Game is a book written about two things - numbers and sport. Data science is growing in importance within the sports arena. Whilst people have ... READ MORE
Stacey
The Numbers Game
Intriguing for everyone
I am a follower of the beautiful game only because I have a very sporty husband and two very sporty sons This book was intriguing I am not a very numbers p... READ MORE
SuperCandyanne
The Numbers Game
Intriguing for all people!
I'm not a football mad person at all, but I do watch various games whenever I can. Despite this, I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved how it was bas... READ MORE
jadejonesxx
The Numbers Game
Not your average footie book!
I have never been at all interested in football, so I was a bit nonplussed to find myself reading this book, but it was strangely addictive! I have always ... READ MORE
Anne Watkinson
The Numbers Game
I hope our manager has read this !...
If you are interested in the statistics that underlie football and how they are used to improve team performance then this is for you. In some instances ev... READ MORE
Big unit
The Numbers Game
Who knew there were so many footie stats !!
I've found this book to be a really interesting read. I like watching sport and this gives me so much more to think about than just mere goals !.It's given... READ MORE
BraveDude8
The Numbers Game
Perfect Pub Ammo
Bought this as a holiday read and was worried it might be a bit dry but it's written in a way you can pick it up and come back to it and it arms you with s... READ MORE
Craig Hazell