2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Engaging and informative,
This review is from: Why England Lose: And other curious phenomena explained (Paperback)
This books takes an analytical approach to various footballing topics, such as England's performances in world cups, chances of scoring/saving a penalty, playing the transfer market and so on. It makes heavy use of statistical data and sets this against received footballing wisdom, often with surprising conclusions. Despite its premise, it's accessible and requires no real specialist knowledge of statistics. Sometimes it seems to take quite a while to reach a conclusion that seems intuitive, and occasionally, the rationale for the use of data could have been more clearly justified, but overall an interesting read.