THE NUMBERS GAME

THE NUMBERS GAME

By: Sally, Anderson And

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Book Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The Numbers Game by Chris Anderson and David Sally reveals football's aston ishing hidden rules Fully updated with a new World Cup chapter Football has always been a numbers game: 4-4-2, the big number 9 and 3 poin ts for a win. But what if up until now we've been focusing on the wrong num bers? What if the numbers that really matter, the ones that hold the key to winning matches, are actually 2.66, 53.4, 50/50, and 0 > 1? What if manage rs only make a 15% difference? What if Chelsea should have bought Darren Be nt? In this incisive, myth-busting book, Chris Anderson, former goalkeeper turn ed football statistics guru, and David Sally, former baseball pitcher turne d behavioural economist, show that every shred of knowledge we can gather c an help us to love football and understand it even more. You'll discover wh y stopping a goal is more valuable than scoring one, why corners should be taken short, and why it is better to improve your worst player than to buy a superstar. You'll never play, or watch, a game of football in quite the same way again . The Numbers Game is essential reading for football fans everywhere and will also appeal to readers who loved Moneyball and Freakonomics. At 17, Chris Anderson found himself playing in goal for a fourth division club in West Germany; today, he's a professor in the Ivy League at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. An award winning social scientist and football analytics pioneer, Anderson consults with leading clubs about how best to pl.

Title: THE NUMBERS GAME

Author Name: Sally, Anderson And

Categories: Football (Soccer, Association Football),

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2014

ISBN Number: 0241963621

ISBN Number 13: 9780241963623

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000051968