El Futbol Es Asi! (Soccernomics): Una Explicacion Economica Sobre los Mitos y Verdades del DePorte: Simon Kuper: Books – El Futbol Es Asi! (Soccernomics): Una Explicacion Economica Sobre los Mitos y Verdades del DePorte = Football Is So! (Soccernomics) by Simon Kuper, Stefan. El futbol es asi! / Soccernomics: Una explicacion economica sobre los mitos y verdades del deporte / An Economic Explanation on Myths and Truths of Soccer .

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First of all, forget the title and cover. The only thing that was included was a selected bibliography. However as an Australian fan where the premier league has always been shown extensively more so than the local leagues it is understandable that this league and European football as a whole was used due to its more reliable statistics.

I found the title to be a bit misleading as most of the book was devoted to English and European football. Szymanski, an economist, knows his stuff, and Kuper, a born contrarian and FT sports writer, is incapable of cliche That being said, I really enjoyed this book taken at face value: A was rated the overall sporting champion in my opinion the lead should have been more considering NFL was not aoccernomics, and its large numbers of competitors in most major sports.

Kindle Direct Publishing Publica tu libro ell papel y digital de manera independiente. While I may be biased Australia with by far its too major sports Aussie Rules and Rugby league not included and would normally be rated in the top 10s of baseball, basketball and cycling but unfortunately the top 5s of sports were included in the rather crude calculations. Pick it up and give it a shot, and just let the soccefnomics be what it is, and you’ll enjoy it.


S, Japan, Australia, Turkey ep even Iraq are destined to become the kings” received only a token section comparatively and didn’t give any insights into why these countries will be more dominant other than on economic grounds. Unlike with Freakonomics, there was no source section or data explanation in the back of the book.

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Why doesnt America dominate the sport internationally The question soccernimics “why the U. Some interesting questions asked included: Also, the chapters on city size and fan loyalty to specific teams were interesting. Australia does remarkably well in soccer considering at best its the fifth most popular sport in the country. Perhaps climate could have been considered or maybe one for another book.

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Prime Now Entrega en 1 hora En miles de productos. Amazon Music Transmite millones de canciones. The entire thing is written in an easy-to-read style, with entertaining anecdotes mixed in with clearly communicated results of statistical research. That’s meant to grab your attention on a bookshelf hey, it works dutbol the title parodying Freakonomics and the blurb about the US, Japan, Turkey, and even Iraq becoming the kings of soccer.

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However, I would take most of the other arguments with a grain of salt. Soccernomics is a fantastic look at a soccer from a completely different point-of-view than you’re probably used to seeing.

Does English soccer discriminate against blacks, Do penalties really affect the outcome of matches and are soccer fans Polygamists. Book Depository Libros con entrega gratis en todo el mundo. Some of the chapters in the book are soccernomkcs intriguing I particularly liked the how the authors applied game theory to their discussion on penalty kicks.


These are questions every soccer aficionado has asked.

South Africa also does considerably well considering the small white populations success in the major sports. Very little about this book resembles Freakonomics, and the book literally devotes 1 or 2 pages to the concept of countries like Iraq becoming future soccer super powers; that is simply a conclusion reached from several of the chapters of data and hypothesizing.

Soccernomics throws out all of the usual stereotypes and truths and takes a look at what is really going on in soccer, whether player and coaching dynamics, World Cup economics, the fairness of the penalty kick, what countries succeed at sports and why, and more.

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Amazon Business Servicio para clientes de empresa. You don’t need to have an extensive background in the game to pick up this book I am a burgeoning American soccer fan, go ahead and hate awaybut you’ll enjoy it if you’ve been a fan for life as well. Overall, I agree with the main argument of the book: The authors even stated that the data they found was not reliable and often lacking, yet did socceromics still use it?