Back in 2009 we had a brief chat with Soccernomics author Simon Kuper.¬ The book was first
published in October, 2009 and continues to cited in soccer circles. ¬ ¬ Soccernomics
combines economics and soccer to provide an interesting look into the use of data in sports and
takes direct aim at some of the longest held beliefs of fans and soccer managers about the
evaluation of players.
Last Friday, the day after FIFA announced its decision on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids, I had
lunch with Andy Markovits, one of the authors of Gaming the World: How Sports Are Reshaping
Global Politics and Culture (just named of the Financial Times' top 3 sports books of the
year). Neither of us was particularly happy with the decisions, to be honest, and we talked
about how fans might react.
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In this special podcast recorded for Forza Futbol, we have Simon Kuper, author of the recently
published Soccernomics 2nd edition.
Simon is also the author of "Football Against the Enemy", "Ajax, the Dutch, the
War" among others. Simon writes a weekly column in Financial Times.
Great memory from opening day in KC last week: Guy standing next to me dressed very regular during
first half. Leaves at halftime. Comes back for start of 2nd half in brand new Sporting jersey, hat
and scarf! I say to him, Wow you went all in! He starts to speak and I notice he has a German
Without a doubt, the book that Simon Kuper (British author and Financial Times sportswriter) is
most famous for is Soccernomics. Soccernomics takes a look at the analytical side of
the sport; the statistics, the psychology, and the economics behind why certain trends and results
in soccer are the way they are.
The Financial Times is carrying an interesting Simon Kuper article about how every tiny aspect of a
football match is now recorded and scrutinised; and specifically how the likes of Sam Allardyce
have been in the vanguard of this quiet revolution. Kuper describes a recent visit to Manchester
City's tranquil training ground in the village of Carrington.
Here are some quick hitters from around the world of business and American soccer.¬ We'll start
with this piece from Simon Kuper in the Financial Times.¬ Following a theme we have touched on
over the last week (both through our interview with Mr.Kuper and our excellent guest post from Dave
Laidig), the new Kuper article looks at the growing impact of statistics in club soccer.
It's fairly absurd that the World Cup a full generation away from us in 2026 is critical for the
2018 and 2022 World Cup hosting bids, but there's a chain reaction if China signals even a little
more firmly that it will bid for the 2026 World Cup before FIFA's 24-man Executive Committee makes
its determinations on 2018 and 2022 in December.
Well, being on a different continent certainly changes things.
After the epic flight from the U.S. to South Africa 16 hours, including the required putzing
around on the tarmac in Atlanta I arrived just in time to catch the U.S.-Ghana game at a restaurant
here in Melville, the university district in Johannesburg.
We are on the road today, so we thought we would bring you¬ our "Cyber Monday" ¬ interview with
Simon Kuper, co-author of the acclaimed book, Soccernomics, a must read for any fan of the
business of soccer.¬ The book combines economics and soccer to provide an interesting look into
the use of data in sports and takes direct aim at some of the longest held beliefs of fans and
soccer managers about the evaluation of players.
Football journalism is a tough business, you know, and ESPN, for all its football follies, has some
fantastic writers on the beautiful game. Uli Hesse alone gets the blood pumping to a point that all
you want is to hop to a 1970's Bundesliga match, screw the details (or impossibilities). However,
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The Guardian Brazil Stadiums Near Complete for FIFA World Cup 2014 Forbes (blog) Brazil is on track
to upgrade and build-out its 12 stadiums scheduled to receive FIFA national soccer teams during the
2014 World Cup, the country's Sports Minister said on Thursday.
From next month, you will not be able to read The Times (of London, as they say here in
the US of A) or Sunday Times newspaper websites without paying a subscription fee of ¬£2 a
week or ¬£1 a day. In fact, you won't even be able to stumble on links to their content via Google,
as Paid Content reports:
That means the sites which are fine, focused products could be passing up their greatest
customer acquisition opportunity: their content itself.
He got her tickets for an Arsenal game, she got him some damn good seats for Wimbledon (but was
shockingly knocked out earlier this week). In all honestly, we don't know what the dilly between
Nicklas Bendtner and Caroline Wozniacki is, Kickettes, other than they were recently seen out
grabbing some grub with platonic pals.
Over the years, lots of people - from fans to managers - have wondered about competitive balance in
football leagues. Is it healthy for the EPL to have teams like Chelsea or Manchester City with
seemingly endless access to players, staff, and know-how? Or is something not quite right when the
Wigans and Blackpools of this world struggle to not fall further behind?
Liverpool Football Club's shirt sponsor, Standard Chartered, has defended its record-breaking
partnership with the beleaguered soccer club.
In September 2009 the bank signed a record US$132.6 million sponsorship deal with Liverpool, a club
that is currently languishing in the lower reaches of the Premier League table.
This week we saw Manchester United become the second Premier League club to take up the front
pages of the Financial times in one week. Published reports showed their financial standings in
great detail to the media, displaying full-year operating profits of ¬£100 million, but an overall
loss of ¬£83.
Euro 2012 is moving to the quarterfinal stage and Spain has booked its entry into the
quarterfinals.¬ The national team is arguably the best in the world, home to some of the top clubs
in the world and home base for Messi, Ronaldo and a host of top players.¬ Today, Footiebusiness is
pleased to provide our chat with Jimmy Burns, author of La Roja, a fascinating book about Spanish
Three years ago I moved to Yorkshire from East Anglia for work purposes: a move I share with one
very special former Ipswich Town player. Can you figure out who?!
Leeds and Ipswich share a lot in their histories: Huge success in the past has brought respect to
both teams but the difficult financial times that followed have seen them slip down the league
tables in recent decades.
The Football Haiku World Cup is a project based on the writing of haiku poetry specifically geared
to the football World Cup in South Africa in 2010. We want to publish beautiful poetry written by
you to accompany the beautiful game.
CONTRIBUTE A FOOTBALL HAIKU
The basic question for the project is "What has the football World Cup ever done for us?