[ Reading ] ➷ Soccermatics: Mathematical Adventures in the Beautiful Game (Bloomsbury Sigma) Author David Sumpter – Tactical-player.co.uk
Really interesting read and Sumpter manages to strike the balance between explaining his reasoning and not going into too much detail for people who haven t studied maths at a higher level And if the maths does interest you there are further explanations and links in the appendix.Would recommend to any fan of the game, not just football nerds. Sumpter S Deconstruction Of Formations Proved Why Maths And Football Can T Live Without Each Other It S Every Football Nerd S Dream FourFourTwo A Fascinating And Entertaining Dive Into The Mathematics Of The Beautiful Game The Guardian Highly Readable The Irish Times You Will Love This Book The Tribune This Is Football Looked At In A Very Different Way David Sumpter Is Mining A Rich And Deep Seam Here In Soccermatics, One That Will Become An Increasingly Important Part Of The Game Pat Nevin, Former Chelsea And Everton Star And Football Media Analyst A Fascinating Study Of The Structures And Patterns That Underpin Football Matches, With Revealing And Surprising Conclusions Michael Cox, Editor Of Zonal Marking And Guardian Sports Soccermatics Provides Fresh Insight Into A Game We Ve Been Watching All Of Our Lives But It S Than A Book About Football And Is All The Better For It Adam Bate, Football Features Writer For Sky Sports David Sumpter Brings Together His Two Passions, Mathematics And Football, In A Highly Original And Entertaining Way The Beautiful Game Illustrated Through The Beauty Of Mathematics Philip Maini FRS, Professor Of Mathematical Biology, University Of OxfordNew And Expanded Pro Edition Looking At Mathematics And Football Together They Are Much Than Just A Game I ve read a lot of books on statistical analysis in sports This is the first one I have about football that actually describes the mathematical models used.There are also good anecdotes and quotes from players and managers There s even a couple of chapters where the author attempts to beat the betting market.I really liked it, but I enjoy numbers and do my own analysis as a hobby. Interesting read, I did get a little bored in parts but worth a read overall I don t think stats and maths will ever truly dominate football tactics, but def place for it It should remain of an art than a science. Each section essentially takes a mathematical approach to looking at different aspects of football, from formations to betting A really interesting take and very fun to read Surprisingly good The author brings insight from a lot of branches of maths graph theory, probability, optimizationvery interesting and never pompous. I m a great lover of mathematics and its real world applications Having read Soccernomics, I was drawn to this and I ve loved every page The language isn t too technical and all the concepts described are easy to understand I d definitely recommend this to anyone interested in either football or mathematics or, like me, both. Many statistics I ve talked about with friends Fastest book I ve read this year,impossible to put down Even managed to make a few quid from the betting ideas Recommend to anyone looking for some insight into our beautiful game.