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    • Soccernomics

    • By: Simon Kuper, Stefan Szymanski
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 191

    Why does England lose? Why does Scotland suck? Why doesn't America play the sport internationally... and why do the Germans play with such an efficient but robotic style? Using insights and analogies from economics, statistics, psychology and business to cast a new and entertaining light on how the game works, Soccernomics reveals the often surprisingly counterintuitive truths about soccer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting but older version of the book

    • By Hansi on 05-08-13

    Regular price: $20.02

    • The Football Men

    • Up Close with the Giants of the Modern Game
    • By: Simon Kuper
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    The great footballers and coaches are rarely glimpsed from up close. They shield themselves from the tabloids, hide their personalities behind professionalism, and in the words of the cliche, 'do their talking on the pitch'. This book gets up close to them. The Football Men is not a series of celebrity profiles, and it doesn't attempt to unearth secrets in the players' private lives. Rather, it portrays these men as three-dimensional human beings.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful without being groundbreaking.

    • By Mark on 05-18-15

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Why England Lose

    • And Other Curious Football Phenomena Explained
    • By: Simon Kuper, Stefan Szymanski
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Why do England lose? Why does Scotland suck? Why doesn’t America play the sport internationally… and why do the Germans play with such an efficient but robotic style?

    Using insights and analogies from economics, statistics, psychology and business to cast a new and entertaining light on how the game works, "Why England Lose" reveals the often surprisingly counterintuitive truths about soccer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good, not great

    • By Shom on 04-27-12

    Regular price: $20.24