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Soccernomics : Why England Loses, Why Germany and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Australia, Turkey--and Even Iraq--are Destined to Become the Ki (Original): Kuper, Simon/ Szymanski, Stefan: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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Soccernomics : Why England Loses, Why Germany and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Australia, Turkey--and Even Iraq--are Destined to Become the Ki (Original)
Soccernomics : Why England Loses, Why Germany and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Australia, Turkey--and Even Iraq--are Destined to Become the Ki (Original)
Publisher : Nation Books
Published Date : 2009/10
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781568584256

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Language : English

Book Description
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A09302045 A09150000
Place of Publication: United States
Academic Level: Extracurricular
Review:
Booklist Starred Reviews-August 1992 (And Ongoing)
Baker & Taylor Forecast - October 2009
Booklist Reviews 2009 November #1
Choice Reviews 2010 March
Core Adult 700
Table of Contents
 
    Driving with a Dashboard: In Search of New     1  (6)
    Truths About Soccer
    Why England Loses and Others Win               7  (40)
  PART I The Clubs
      Racism, Stupidity, Bad Transfers, Capital
      Cities, the Mirage of the NFL, and What
      Actually Happened in That Penalty
      Shoot-Out in Moscow
    Gentlemen Prefer Blonds: How to Avoid Silly    47 (28)
    Mistakes in the Transfer Market
    The Worst Business in the World: Why Soccer    75 (22)
    Clubs Don't (and Shouldn't) Make Money
    Need Not Apply: Does English Soccer            97 (16)
    Discriminate Against Black People?
    The Economist's Fear of the Penalty Kick:      113(20)
    Are Penalties Cosmically Unfair, or Only If
    You Are Nicolas Anelka?
    The Suburban Newsagents: City Sizes and        133(24)
    Soccer Prizes
    Football Versus Football                       157(24)
  PART II The Fans
      Loyalty, Suicides, Happiness, and the
      Country with the Best Supporters
    The Country That Loves Soccer Most             181(22)
    Are Soccer Fans Polygamists? A Critique of     203(18)
    the Nick Hornby Model of Fandom
    A Fan's Suicide Notes: Do People Jump Off      221(14)
    Buildings When Their Teams Lose?
    Happiness: Why Hosting a World Cup Is Good     235(20)
    for You
  PART III Countries
      Rich and Poor, Tom Thumb, Guus Ghiddink,
      Saddam, and the Champions of the Future
    The Curse of Poverty: Why Poor Countries       255(20)
    Are Poor at Sports
    Tom Thumb: The Best Little Soccer Country      275(16)
    on Earth
    Core to Periphery: The Future Map of Global    291(16)
    Soccer
Acknowledgments                                    307(2)
Select Bibliography                                309(4)
Index                                              313