Inside the Beautiful Game’s Analytics Revolution
Passion flows off the pages in this soccer lover’s book Net Gains which highlights the power we can bring to the beautiful game.
According to Amazon: An in-depth examination of the rise of analytics in soccer and the wild experiments unfolding around the world in the beautiful game from ESPN staff writer and Infinite Football podcast host Ryan O’Hanlon.
From explaining the relative age effect to looking at how to crunch all the data collected, this is more than just another soccer book to collect dust on the shelf.
Net Gains: Inside the Beautiful Game’s Analytics Revolution takes readers on a tour across the world and throughout soccer history, introducing the many people who have attempted to shine a light onto and innovate a sport that, in many ways, is still stuck in the Dark Ages. This deep dive into the rise of analytics in soccer—a sport where tradition reigns supreme—shows how revolutionary tactics and underexplored metrics are breaking the beautiful game wide open.
“Ryan O’Hanlon pulls off a remarkable trick in Net Gains: he writes about the evolution of soccer in a way that somehow feels both romantic without being blind and analytical without being cold.” —#1 New York Times bestselling author Shea Serrano