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The Numbers Behind Success in Soccer

Author : Chest Dugger
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What's behind the success of certain professional soccer clubs? Is it money, luck, skill? The answer may surprise you.. The use of analytics in sport is now well embedded. 'Marginal gains', the bedrock upon which the cycling coach Dave Brailsford built his greatest successes are cornerstones of most sports nowadays. But, until recently, that did not apply to the biggest sport in the world. Not in soccer. It was as though this simplest of sports is too complicated for statistics. Or that only one statistic counts, the number of times the ball hits the back of the net. 'The only statistic that counts, ' there's an often used and annoying stock term. However, in the last 10 years, professional soccer clubs of all levels of wealth and stature have bought into analytics. Data analysts are now a major part of every top professional club. They interact with players, advise coaches, examine the strengths and weaknesses of teams, establish likely tactical organization of different sides; even focus on what a referee might allow and penalize. Here's what's Included In This Book: The reasons why top spending clubs like PSG and Manchester City don't always win How Analytics has helped Leicester City overcome the poverty gap in Soccer How Analytics has revolutionizing soccer training sessions and pre-match strategy sessions 3 Players who were chosen by professional soccer clubs using Analytics How Modern Analytics fared doing Soccer Predictions for the 2018 World Cup Analytics settles the great debate: Messi vs Ronaldo And much more Even if you've never played soccer in your life, you will find this book informative and engaging.

The Numbers Game

Author : Chris Anderson
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Moneyball meets Freakonomics in this myth-busting guide to understanding—and winning—the most popular sport on the planet. Innovation is coming to soccer, and at the center of it all are the numbers—a way of thinking about the game that ignores the obvious in favor of how things actually are. In The Numbers Game, Chris Anderson, a former professional goalkeeper turned soccer statistics guru, teams up with behavioral analyst David Sally to uncover the numbers that really matter when it comes to predicting a winner. Investigating basic but profound questions—How valuable are corners? Which goal matters most? Is possession really nine-tenths of the law? How should a player’s value be judged?—they deliver an incisive, revolutionary new way of watching and understanding soccer.

Strategic Sport Management

Author : Michal Varmus
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Sport, and in particular the sporting environment, has undergone significant changes in recent decades. The social significance and commercialization of sport; the use of new technologies and organizational structures; and the involvement of various stakeholders matter more today than ever before. This book addresses the key influence of stakeholders in particular on the activities of sports organizations, taking into account certain territorial differences around the world, but also within Europe. The authors explain the key characteristics of the management of sports organizations as opposed to other organizations. These include the strategic management and setting of long-term goals such as sporting success, sustainable funding, youth training, and community building. The authors present a strategic model for these goals and stakeholders in the context of sport, together with research-based case studies in which the critical factors in the strategic management of successful and unsuccessful sports organizations are identified.

Soccer Science

Author : Tony Strudwick
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Through the years a wealth of information has been accumulated in soccer. Experiential and science-based knowledge abounds in the sport. Yet the scientific information has not been sufficiently disseminated to those who would benefit most from it. Soccer Science fills the void with the best and most up-to-date research in the sport. With editor Tony Strudwick and a who’s-who list of international experts on the sport, Soccer Science offers you an unprecedented wealth of advanced yet accessible information on biomechanics, physiology, psychology, skill acquisition and coaching, tactical approaches and performance and match analysis. It is simply the most significant and comprehensive published work on the sport.

RoboCup 2005 Robot Soccer World Cup IX

Author : Ansgar Bredenfeld
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This book constitutes the ninth official archival publication devoted to RoboCup, documenting presentations at the RoboCup 2005 International Symposium, held in Osaka, Japan, July 2005 alongside the RoboCup Competition. The book presents 34 revised full papers and 38 revised short papers together with two award-winning papers. This is a valuable source of reference and inspiration for those interested in robotics or distributed intelligence, and mandatory reading for the rapidly growing RoboCup community.

After You Vote

Author : Courtney Emerson
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When the election is over, the work is just beginning. The future of America depends on what you do after you vote. Today, women in the United States are more educated and politically ambitious than ever before. However, the record numbers of women running for office, casting votes, and marching for change haven't translated into full and equal political participation. Despite significant progress, women are less likely than men to engage in a range of important political activities—from speaking up on the issues they care about to holding their representatives accountable. Equal parts information and inspiration, After You Vote is both a primer and call-to-action for women of all ages who want to exercise their voices and engage more fully in civic life. It's the ultimate guide to political engagement, filled with practical (and proven) tactics to help women make their voices heard and have an influence on the issues they care about most. This book will help you: • Brush up on civics—federal, state, and local • Prioritize your issues • Use the most effective advocacy tactics • Stick with it for the long haul (politics is a marathon, not a sprint!) The question isn't if you can create change on behalf of the issues you care about. You can. The question is: What's at stake if you don't?

Success and Failure of Countries at the Olympic Games

Author : Danyel Reiche
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The Olympic Games is undoubtedly the greatest sporting event in the world, with over 200 countries competing for success. This important new study of the Olympics investigates why some countries are more successful than others. Which factors determine their failure or success? What is the relationship between these factors? And how can these factors be manipulated to influence a country’s performance in sport? This book addresses these questions and discusses the theoretical concepts that explain why national sporting success has become a policy priority around the globe. Danyel Reiche reassesses our understanding of success in sport and challenges the conventional explanations that population size and economic strength are the main determinants for a country’s Olympic achievements. He presents a theory of countries’ success and failure, based on detailed investigations of the relationships between a wide variety of factors that influence a country’s position in the Olympic medals table, including geography, ideology, policies such as focusing on medal promising sports, home advantage and the promotion of women. This book fills a long-standing gap in literature on the Olympics and will provide valuable insights for all students, scholars, policy makers and journalists interested in the Olympic Games and the wider relationship between sport, politics, and nationalism.

Advances in Intelligent IT

Author : Yuefeng Li
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" In the great digital era, we are witnessing many rapid scientific and technological developments in human-centered, seamless computing environments, interfaces, devices and systems with applications ranging from business and communication to entertainment and learning. These developments are collectively best characterized as Active Media Technology (AMT), a new area of intelligent information technology and computer science that emphasizes the proactive, seamless roles of interfaces and systems as well as new media in all aspects of digital life. An AMT based computer system offers services that enable the rapid design, implementation, deploying and support of customized solutions. This book brings together papers from researchers from diverse areas, such as Web intelligence, data mining, intelligent agents, smart information use, networking and intelligent interface. The book includes papers on the following topics: Active Computer Systems and Intelligent Interfaces; Adaptive Web Systems and Information Foraging Agents; Web mining, Wisdom Web and Web Intelligence; E-Commerce and Web Services; Data Mining, Ontology Mining and Data Reasoning; Network, Mobile and Wireless Security; Entertainment and Social Applications of Active Media; Agent-Based Software Engineering and Multi-Agent Systems; Digital City and Digital Interactivity; Machine Learning and Human-Centered Robotics; Multi-Modal Processing, Detection, Recognition, and Expression Analysis; Personalized, Pervasive, and Ubiquitous Systems and their Interfaces; Smart Digital Media; and Evaluation of Active Media and AMT Based Systems. "

Soccer Tactics 2 A construction procedure of the soccer tactics

Author : Tetsuya T. Yamamoto
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The purpose of this writing is to suggest a construction procedure of the soccer tactics. In `Soccer Tactics, 1, Design of basic concepts', the author discussed basic concepts of soccer tactics and classified tactical actions. In this writing, for further discussions of the soccer tactics, discussed is a construction procedure of the soccer tactics. NOT in USA and Canada, please read `Football Tactics, 2, A construction procedure of the football tactics'

Soccer Women Sexual Liberation

Author : Fan Hong
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This is the first in-depth global study of women's football across the world. This collection considers women's football, in fifteen countries worldwide, in a global context, and analyzes its progress, challenges and problems it has faced. It shows how women's football has made a significant contribution to the emancipation of women's football in many countries. It also traces the evolution of women's football in face of resistance, rejection and prejudice and describes women footballer's struggle for equal rights in a male dominated football world.