Is Everything You Know About Soccer Wrong? Ask David Sally

We're joined now by David Sally, co-author with Chris Anderson of The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Soccer Is Wrong. It's an argument for the power of analytics in soccer that's full of surprising conclusions about issues like the value of a goal scored relative to that of one saved, whether there's a… » 9/12/13 2:00pm 9/12/13 2:00pm

Why Lionel Messi Is Even Better Than You Think

One of the key findings of The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Soccer Is Wrong is that soccer, more than any other team sport, is a weak link game: matches are won and lost, and championships and relegation are secured, by the genius and quality of a club's superstars, but even more so by the leaden boots,… » 9/10/13 10:30am 9/10/13 10:30am