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Why England Loses, Why Spain, Germany, and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Australia—and Even Iraq—Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World’s Most Popular Sport… 2,234 more words


One hundred books to read. #43: Soccernomics

Football is the world’s most popular sport, and means big business.  Actions on and off the pitch are heavily scrutinised – so it makes sense that every aspect of the beautiful game would be analysed, from players to coaches to fans. 715 more words

One Hundred Books To Read

Top Ten Tuesday: May 27

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. 1,344 more words

James Patterson

Soccernomics- review

Book: Soccernomics | Author: Simon Kuper & Stefan Szymanski | Started: 5/2/14 | Finished: 5/11/14 | Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis: Why do England lose? Why does Scotland suck? 465 more words


Soccernomics (Simon Kuper & Stefan Szymanski)

Over the past ten years or so, I have read many books on soccer. Starting with reviews of the big tournaments, soon started to read books on the history and behind the scenes. 436 more words

Book Reviews

Why the dream league will one day be reality

Hoax, reality, or something even weirder? The Dream football league has caused more than a bit of excitement since it appeared in the Times on Wednesday. 707 more words

State Of The Game

Blackburn Rovers FC - A Soccernomincs story?

To the outside world, the last 18 or so months that Venky’s have been at the helm of Blackburn Rovers may have seemed like pure, impossible, unpredictable chaos – but have they had a plan all along? 1,579 more words