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Football & Soccer
Why do England lose?
Why do Germany and Brazil win?
How have Spain conquered the world?
Penalties - what are they good for?
What is the price on achieving success and the true cost of failure? These are questions every football fan has asked.
Soccernomics (previously published as why England lose) answers them. Written with an economists brain and a football writers skill, it applies high-powered analytical tools to everyday football topics.
Soccernomics isn't in the first place about money. Its about looking at data in new ways. Its about revealing counter intuitive truths about football. It explains all manner of things about the game which newspapers just cant see. It all adds up to a new way of looking at football, beyond cliches about 'the magic of the FA cup', 'Englands shock defeat' and 'newcastles new South American star'.