skip to content
The numbers game : why everything you know about soccer is wrong Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The numbers game : why everything you know about soccer is wrong

Author: Christopher Anderson
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Anderson
ISBN: 9780143124566 0143124560
OCLC Number: 829743353
Description: vii, 376 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Soccer for skeptics : the counter(s)-reformation --
Before the match : the logic of soccer numbers. Riding your luck ; The goal : soccer's rare beauty ; They should have bought Darren Bent --
On the pitch : soccer "intelligence" and why less can be more. Light and dark ; Piggy in the middle ; The deflation of the long ball ; Guerrilla soccer --
In the dugout : building teams, managing clubs. O! Why a soccer team is like the space shuttle ; How do you solve a problem like Megrelishvili? ; Stuffed teddy bears ; The young prince --
After the match is before the match. Life during the reformation.
Responsibility: Chris Anderson and David Sally.

Abstract:

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.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(2)

User lists with this item (4)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/829743353> # The numbers game : why everything you know about soccer is wrong
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "829743353" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1380932104#Topic/soccer_mathematical_models> ; # Soccer--Mathematical models
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85123887> ; # Soccer--Statistical methods
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1122166> ; # Soccer--Statistical methods
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/796.33400727/e23/> ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/103158769> ; # Christopher Anderson
   schema:datePublished "2013" ;
   schema:description "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."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1380932104> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "The numbers game : why everything you know about soccer is wrong"@en ;
   schema:productID "829743353" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780143124566> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/829743353> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85123887> # Soccer--Statistical methods
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Soccer--Statistical methods"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1122166> # Soccer--Statistical methods
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85123887> ; # Soccer--Statistical methods
   schema:name "Soccer--Statistical methods"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/103158769> # Christopher Anderson
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1966" ;
   schema:familyName "Anderson" ;
   schema:givenName "Christopher" ;
   schema:name "Christopher Anderson" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780143124566>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0143124560" ;
   schema:isbn "9780143124566" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.