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‘Magnificent… Freakonomics for football’ – Guardian

This is the revised and expanded 5th edition of the international bestseller about why Spain, Germany and Brazil win, and why the USA, Japan, Australia – and even Iraq – are destined to become the kings of the world’s most popular sport.

Football truly is the world’s favourite game, followed in over 200 countries by hundreds of millions of people pouring their hearts and souls into supporting their chosen team every week.

But behind the passion are questions that all true football aficionados want to know: why do England lose whilst German and Brazil win? How have Spain conquered the world? Why do so many clubs buy the wrong players?

Fully revised and updated, Soccernomics is the revolutionary guide from an economist and a sports writer who answer all these questions and more.

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780008236649
ISBN-10: 000823664X
Pagini: 576
Dimensiuni: 130 x 198 x 40 mm
Greutate: 0.4 kg
Ediția: New ed
Editura: HarperCollins Publishers

Notă biografică

Simon Kuper's first book, Football Against the Enemy, won the 1994 William Hill Sports Book of the Year prize and is widely acknowledged as one of football's seminal books. Simon writes a weekly sports column in the Financial Times and has previously written football columns for The Times and The Observer.
Stefan Szymanski is Professor of Economics and MBA Dean at Cass Business School in London. Stefan has a global reputation and has acted as a consultant to government and to major sports organisations such as the FIA (motor sport), UEFA (football) and the ICC (cricket).

Recenzii

"[Kuper and Szymanksi] do for soccer what Moneyball did for baseball--put the game under an analytical microscope using statistics, economics, psychology, and intuition to try to transform a dogmatic sport."
New York Times
"Fascinating."
VanityFair.com
"The authors take what 'everybody' knows about success and failure in soccer and subject it to rigorous empirical analysis embedded in good stories that carry the narrative along. . . . Highly recommended."
Choice
"Soccernomics [is] a sharply written and provocative examination of the world's game seen through the prism of economics and statistical data. It demolishes almost everything that most soccer fans believe about the game and how professional soccer teams should operate."
Globe and Mail (Canada)
"Oh, Rooney's the best. [My son] Ben thinks that England might be in the top four, but that's it. He knows the starting line up of every European team. We're reading this very interesting book about football together, you know Soccernomics."
Lorrie Moore, author of A Gate at the Stairs and Birds of America
"Since the publication of the first edition of Soccernomics there have been several attempts to copy its content. Yet few authors in the world of soccer writing can tell a human story like Simon Kuper, and even fewer academics can write an understandable narrative with numbers like Stefan Szymanski. Together the two men raise the bar again, bringing new insights to an already great body of work that is accessible and interesting to the quant and casual reader alike. . . . I highly recommend you pick it up for yourself, even if you have already read the first edition. You will not be disappointed."
Zach Slaton, Forbes (online)
"Quite an entertaining read."
Simply Futbol
"Wonderful book."
Pro Soccer Talk (NBC Sports blog)
"Soccernomics . . . remains essential reading for anyone seeking an analytical take on the game."—Keeping Score (TIME Soccer Blog)
"Soccernomics is the most intelligent book ever written about soccer."
San Francisco Chronicle
"With Soccernomics, the FT's indispensable Simon Kuper and top-flight sports economist Stefan Szymanski bring scrupulous economic analysis and statistical rigor to a sport long dependent on hoary--and, it seems, unfounded--assumptions. . . . Gripping and essential."
Slate.com, Best Books of 2009
"[Soccernomics] is a sporting tale in the Freakonomics mode of inquiry, using statistics to come up with fascinating conclusions."
Independent (UK), Best Books of 2009
"[Szymanski and Kuper] entertainingly demolish soccer shibboleths. . . . Well argued and clear-headed."
Financial Times, Best Books of 2009
"Using data analysis, history and psychology, [Soccernomics] punctures dozens of clichés about what it takes to win, and who makes money in soccer--and in sports in general."
Associated Press
"[Kuper and Szymanksi] do for soccer what Moneyball did for baseball--put the game under an analytical microscope using statistics, economics, psychology, and intuition to try to transform a dogmatic sport."
New York Times