Category Archives: Book Reviews

The Numbers Game: Playing Football Manager 14 with a little help from Chris Anderson and David Sally

The Numbers Game is a significant step on in football analytics writing from Simon Kuper and Dr Stefan Szymanski’s Why England Lose.  Both books follow on from Moneyball and all three are highly recommended for anybody who believes that the beautiful … Continue reading

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Book review: ‘Derby County, Champions at Last’, by David Moore

In case you’ve been in a Van Winkelian coma for the last few weeks, Christmas is coming.  And that means a flurry of products rushed to the market, competing for the seasonal spend. No football club, it turns out every … Continue reading

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Derby County’s 2010/11 Statistical Season #1 – Players Ranked by Pts per Game Earned

I recently read ‘Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game‘ by Michael Lewis.  It’s brilliant. Regardless of whether you know anything about baseball, read it. Essentially, it’s about a small club, the Oakland Athletics, working out how to buy good baseball … Continue reading

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Savage! The Robbie Savage Autobiography

Attempting to get my chin off the floor after a deeply disappointing result at (awful) Coventry City.  No fans, no class, no ideas – and they beat us. Credit to our reserve left back Dean Moxey for putting in a … Continue reading

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