Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Spain, Germany, and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S, Japan, Australia—and Even Iraq—Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World’s Most Popular Sport


Nation Books - The san francisco chronicle describes it as “the most intelligent book ever written about soccer. This world cup edition features new material, why that's undesirable, including a provocative examination of how soccer clubs might actually start making profits, and how soccer's never had it so good. International bestsellernamed one of the “best books of the year” by guardian, independent UK, Financial Times, and Bloomberg NewsSoccernomics pioneers a new way of looking at soccer through meticulous, Slate, empirical analysis and incisive, witty commentary.

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Inverting The Pyramid: The History of Soccer Tactics


Nation Books - An outstanding work. Inverting the pyramid has been called the "big Daddy" Zonal Marking of soccer tactics books; it is essential for any coach, fan, player, or fantasy manager of the beautiful game . Through jonathan wilson's brilliant historical detective work we learn how the South Americans shrugged off the British colonial order to add their own finesse to the game; how the Europeans harnessed individual technique and built it into a team structure; how the game once featured five forwards up front, while now a lone striker is not uncommon.

The soccer book of the decade. Sunday business postinverting the pyramid is a pioneering soccer book that chronicles the evolution of soccer tactics and the lives of the itinerant coaching geniuses who have spread their distinctive styles across the globe. Inverting the pyramid provides a definitive understanding of the tactical genius of modern-day Barcelona, for the first time showing how their style of play developed from Dutch "Total Football, " which itself was an evolution of the Scottish passing game invented by Queens Park in the 1870s and taken on by Tottenham Hotspur in the 1930s.

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The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Soccer Is Wrong


Penguin Books - 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. Penguin Books. 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. Moneyball meets freakonomics in this myth-busting guide to understanding—and winning—the most popular sport on the planet.

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How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization


Harper Perennial - His characterizations… are comparable to those in Norman Mailer's journalism. The boston globe a groundbreaking work—named one of the five most influential sports books of the decade by Sports Illustrated—How Soccer Explains the World is a unique and brilliantly illuminating look at soccer, the world’s most popular sport, as a lens through which to view the pressing issues of our age, from the clash of civilizations to the global economy.

. An eccentric, fascinating exposé of a world most of us know nothing about. The new york times book Review "An insightful, entertaining, brainiac sports road trip. The wall street journal "Foer’s skills as a narrator are enviable. Harper Perennial. Penguin Books.

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Das Reboot: How German Soccer Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World


Nation Books - As the crowd roars, Götze looks dazed, unable to comprehend what he has done. In das reboot, balletic genius and asks: how did this come about? the answer takes him from California to Stuttgart, Raphael Honigstein charts the return of German soccer from the dreary functionality of the late 1990s to Götze's moment of sublime, from Munich to the Maracanã, via Dortmund and Amsterdam.

Packed with exclusive interviews with key figures, Thomas Müller, and many more, Oliver Bierhoff, including Jürgen Klinsmann, Honigstein's book reveals the secrets of German soccer's success. Harper Perennial. Das reboot how german Soccer Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World. A beautiful story, expertly told.

Das Reboot: How German Soccer Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World - Per mertesacker, july 13, cushions the ball with his chest, winners of the 2014 world cupestádio do maracanã, arsenal defender and member of the German national team, 2014, the last ten minutes of extra time in the World Cup Final: German forward Mario Götze jumps to meet a floated pass from André Schürrle, and in one fluid motion volleys the ball past the onrushing Argentine goalkeeper into the far corner of the net.

Penguin Books. The goal wins germany the World Cup for the first time in almost thirty years.

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The Ball is Round: A Global History of Soccer


Riverhead Books - Riverhead Books. Rare book Penguin Books. Harper Perennial. Das reboot how german Soccer Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World.

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Fever Pitch


Riverhead Books - Used book in Good Condition. But in great Britain, it is the real football. And that’s before the players even take the field. Nick hornby has been a football fan since the moment he was conceived. Call it predestiny. No pads, no prayers, no prisoners. Part autobiography, part comedy, hornby’s award-winning memoir captures the fever pitch of fandom—its agony and ecstasy, part incisive analysis of insanity, its community, its defining role in thousands of young men’s coming-of-age stories.

But above all, it is one for everyone who knows what it really means to have a losing season. A brilliant memoir from the beloved, bestselling author of Funny Girl, High Fidelity and About A Boy. In america, it is soccer. Fever pitch is one for the home team. Riverhead Books. Das reboot how german Soccer Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World.

Fever Pitch - Harper Perennial. Or call it preschool. Fever pitch is his tribute to a lifelong obsession. Penguin Books.

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Money and Soccer: A Soccernomics Guide: Why Chievo Verona, Unterhaching, and Scunthorpe United Will Never Win the Champions League, Why Manchester ... and Manchester United Cannot Be Stopped


Nation Books - But for many fans, soccer finance remains, frustratingly, a world that is opaque and difficult to grasp. Stefan szymanski, co-author of the bestselling Soccernomics, tackles every soccer fan's burning questions in Money and Soccer: A Soccernomics Guide. Das reboot how german Soccer Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World.

Meanwhile, the twice-annual multi-million dollar merry-go-round of transfer season sees players and now managers signed for sums thought impossible just a decade ago. Szymanski, a renowned expert on sports management and economics, looks at what we can learn from comparing the ascension of Europe's biggest clubs to their lofty perches and with new financial models across the world.

Money and Soccer: A Soccernomics Guide: Why Chievo Verona, Unterhaching, and Scunthorpe United Will Never Win the Champions League, Why Manchester ... and Manchester United Cannot Be Stopped - From the ill-received takeover of manchester United by the Glazer family to Paris Saint Germain's current shopping spree for the best footballers on the planet, soccer finance has become an increasingly important part of the game. Barely a summer goes by now without a cherished club going into administration or a wealthy businessman funding a mid table team's ascension to Champions League competitor.

Used book in Good Condition. Riverhead Books. From the abolition of the maximum wage in the 1960s, szymanski explains how money, through to the impact of TV money both at home and abroad in the 1990s and 2000s, or lack of, affects your favorite club. Modern soccer is big business. Harper Perennial.

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Soccermatics: Mathematical Adventures in the Beautiful Game Pro-Edition Bloomsbury Sigma


Bloomsbury Sigma - How to make sense of them? The answer lies in mathematical modeling, a science with applications in a host of biological systems. Harper Perennial. Das reboot how german Soccer Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World. Riverhead Books. Penguin Books. What's the connection between an ant colony and total football, dutch-style? How is the Barcelona midfield linked geometrically? And how can we relate the mechanics of a Mexican Wave to the singing of cicadas in an Australian valley? Welcome to the world of mathematical modeling, expressed brilliantly by David Sumpter through the prism of soccer.

Bloomsbury sigma. After reading it, you will forever watch the game with new eyes. Soccer is indeed more than a game and this book is packed with game theory. Soccermatics brings the two together in a fascinating, mind-bending synthesis. Soccer is the most mathematical of sports--riddled with numbers, patterns, and shapes.

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Soccernomics 2018 World Cup Edition: Why England Loses; Why Germany, Spain, and France Win; and Why One Day Japan, Iraq, and the United States Will Become Kings of the World's Most Popular Sport


Nation Books - Bloomsbury sigma. Harper Perennial. Penguin Books. Used book in Good Condition. It all adds up to a revolutionary new approach that has helped change the way the game is played. This world cup edition features ample new material, including fresh insights into FIFA's corruption, the surge in domestic violence during World Cups, and Western Europe's unprecedented dominance of global soccer.

Riverhead Books. Das reboot how german Soccer Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World. The 2018 world cup edition of the international bestseller and "the most intelligent book ever written about soccer" San Francisco Chronicle is updated throughout and features new chapters on the FIFA scandal, why Iceland wins, and women's soccer.

Soccernomics 2018 World Cup Edition: Why England Loses; Why Germany, Spain, and France Win; and Why One Day Japan, Iraq, and the United States Will Become Kings of the World's Most Popular Sport - Named one of the best books of the year by the guardian, financial times, independent UK, Soccernomics applies high-powered analytical tools to everyday soccer topics, Slate, and Bloomberg NewsWritten with an economist's brain and a soccer writer's skill, looking at data and revealing counterintuitive truths about the world's most beloved game.

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Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer


The Overlook Press - Harper Perennial. Das reboot how german Soccer Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World. If any one thing, the weirdest architecture, and a bizarrely cerebral form of soccer―total Football―that led in 1974 to a World Cup finals match with arch-rival Germany, Brilliant Orange is about Dutch space and a people whose unique conception of it has led to the most enduring arts, and more recently to a devastating loss against Spain in 2010.

Used book in Good Condition. It's more about an enigmatic way of thinking peculiar to a people whose landscape is unrelentingly flat, mostly below sea level, and who owe their salvation to a boy who plugged a fractured dike with his little finger. Riverhead Books. Brilliant orange is a book about Dutch soccer that's not really about Dutch soccer.

Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer - Penguin Books. As david winner wryly observes, it is an expression of the Dutch psyche that has a shared ancestry with Mondrian's Broadway Boogie Woogie, Rembrandt's The Night Watch, and maybe even with Gouda cheese. With its intricacy and oddity, it continues to mystify and delight observers around the world.

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