How to Score : Science and the Beautiful Game

by Ken Bray

The Real World

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Ever wondered whether there's a science to successful football?  If so, then this is the book for you.  With examples from some of the best-known games of the past fifty years, How to Score puts a novel spin on the beautiful game.

How to Score : Science and the Beautiful Game Synopsis

How to Score reveals the secret science that lies behind 'the beautiful game'. From international team formations to the psychology of the pitch and the changing room, Ken Bray describes the influences that impact upon play. He answers many of football's hottest questions: What is the perfect way to take a free kick? Which players are under more stress; attackers, midfield, or defenders? How do we know when a ball has crossed the goal-line? And how can teams win a penalty shoot out?

How to Score analyses many of the most memorable games over the last 50 years and the tactics of our favourite international and local footballers, as well as touching on big scientific themes such as aerodynamics, computer simulation and game analysis, via a brief journey into football's history. Drawing on the latest research from the fields of physics, biology, physiology, computing and psychology, football's hidden rules are illuminated like never before.

From down the pub to up on the terraces, we love to talk about football - How to Score is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the game's secrets.

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ISBN: 9781862078321
Publication date: 01/05/2006
Publisher: Granta Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781862078321
Publication date: 1st May 2006
Author: Ken Bray
Publisher: Granta Books
Format: Paperback
Genres: The Real World,

About Ken Bray

Ken Bray is visiting Fellow of the Sport and Exercise Science Group at the University of Bath. He publishes articles and lectures widely on scientific aspects for specialists and lay people alike.

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