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hendersonshands
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re: Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?


I have that book written by Chris Kyle and now that he's dead, I have to finish it. I do have soccernomics too though





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SlowFlowPro
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i'm going to read a book on marketing and then finish that one...this week, hopefully





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thenry712
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I'm not huge on Soccernomics, but it does ask a few decent questions. It does talk about similar things we've discussed in this thread; mainly regarding the US and relating our relatively wealthy population to soccer success.

I recently finished Simon Kuper's book about Dutch Soccer, Jews, Ajax and World War II. It's a really random assortment of stories, but interesting nonetheless.






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hendersonshands
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What I've read of it so far makes sense, mainly about making players feel comfortable and things of that nature. Which book is that?





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SlowFlowPro
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like freakanomoics, i see it as a way to raise interesting questions that may not even really be legit questions





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thenry712
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I do like the discussion on penalties and game theory in Soccernomics. It almost validates the use of shootouts for ending tournament games.






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WarSlamEagle
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There were some parts of Soccernomics I enjoyed thoroughly, other parts I liked the questions it raised, and other parts that I thought were really goofy.

I have recently read Brilliant Orange. Need another soccer book to read. Suggestions, Thenry?






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Atom-Z
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Was Brilliant Orange good? I love dutch total football.





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WarSlamEagle
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It was a great read.





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LSUSOBEAST1
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Need another soccer book to read. Suggestions, Thenry?


I've recently read The World is a Ball and Dynamo. Would recommend both, enjoyed Dynamo more.






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cwil177
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Almost as idiotic as Soccernomics.

Great book.

WSE - Chasing the Game, if you haven't already read it, is fantastic.



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Friend of OBUDan
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Interesting article I read this morning related to this post.





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