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Football Hackers : The Science and Art of a Data Revolution

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Well written and thoughtful. Takes us on a tour of some of Europe's most innovative football thinkers - Financial Times

The future of football is now.

Football's data revolution has only just begun. The arrival of advanced metrics and detailed analysis is already reshaping the modern game. We can now fully assess player performance, analyse the role of luck and measure what really leads to victory. There is no turning back.

Now the race is on between football's wealthiest clubs and a group of outsiders, nerds and rule-breakers, who are turning the game on its head with their staggering innovations. Winning is no longer just about what happens out on the pitch, it's now a battle taking place in boardrooms and on screens across international borders with the world's brightest minds driving for an edge over their fiercest rivals.

Christoph Biermann has moved in the midst of these disruptive upheavals, talking to scientists, coaches, managers, scouts and psychologists in the world's major clubs, traveling across Europe and the US and revealing the hidden - and often jaw-dropping - truths behind the beautiful game.

'A book full of exciting ideas and inside views on modern football. The most exciting book in an exciting time for football.' Thomas Hitzlsperger
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 22mm | 342g
  • Blink Publishing
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1788702050
  • 9781788702058
  • 15,861

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Well written and thoughtful. Takes us on a tour of some of Europe's most innovative football thinkers -- Simon Kuper * Financial Times * A nicely written examination of the football data revolution -- Matthew Syed * The Times * The most exciting football book of our time -- Thomas Hitzlsperger, former player for Aston Villa and Germany Easy to fall in love with. A brilliant, thought provoking book that details how much further football's data revolution can go? * Birmingham Post *
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About Christoph Biermann

Christoph Biermann is an award-winning football writer and one of the most respected voices in the field. His books have twice won Football Book of the Year in his native Germany, where he is a reporter for the magazine 11 Freunde.
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