Archive for Category: "Book Reviews"
Pay as You Play, Book Review As billionaire ‘super-benefactors’ fight for the right to own English Football clubs, Pay As You Play takes a detailed look at the correlation between success and transfer spending. This book boils down to answering one simple question – can success be bought in the English Premier League? Blackburn Rovers [...]
Free Book Giveaway I thought I would start the new year off by giving something away. It’s one of the books I recommended before Christmas ‘Wages of Wins’. I have just finished the sequel ‘Stumbling on Wins‘ and really loved it. So to get the new year off with a freebie simply do the following [...]
The Video Analyst Christmas List It’s getting very close to that time of year. I’m always afraid to say I like anything around this time of year because it is liable to end up wrapped and under the tree before you know it. To try and stop you getting that Woolly jumper you never wanted or another [...]
What Geeks Don’t Get: The Limits of Moneyball I was passed on a link last week and although it took me a little while to get around to it. I knew by the title of the link that I would be interested in the content. The title of the link was the title of this [...]
Chris Carling – Lille FC This week I got the pleasure of talking to Chris Carling, Sports Scientist with Lille FC. I have known of Chris for along time and have read most of his articles on match analysis in the FA magazine Insight Live as well as both his books on the subject. So [...]
Performance Analysis Books Although there are not a huge selection of books on the market to deal with Performance Analysis in Sports I wanted to give a brief outline of some of them here. While not all will be relevant to your sport I think there is value in reading how other sports have applied [...]
There are not many places on the internet that you can find good quality, scientific information regarding a wide variety of sports. One such place is the Journal of PA in Sport. It’s an academic journal so some of it can be heavy going but you will find some great articles in their. To give [...]