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Training Secrets of the World's Greatest Footballers: How Science is Transforming the Modern Game By James Witts

Release date: 01st July, 2019
Publisher: Bloomsbury

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Witts gets into his stride when summarising football’s scientific revolution. “Today’s clubs have experts to help players run faster, recover faster and heal faster, “ he says. “Players are trained for their specific positions within a team based on analysis by sports scientists, who tell the coach how many sprints that role demands, over what distance and at what rate of acceleration. This data-led [analysis] is symptomatic of the age and is light years away from days gone by.” (read review)

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Football Hackers The Science and Art of a Data Revolution By Christoph Biermann

Release date: 08th June, 2019
Publisher: Blink Publishing

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Rarely does a discussion regarding the competence of on-screen football ‘analysts’ conclude that the nonsense fans must listen to in between, or during games, is absolute tosh. (read review)


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The Judge by Robin Smith

Release date: 16th June, 2019
Publisher: Yellow Jersey Press

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"Original Spin: Misadventures in Cricket" by Vic Marks; "Bowl. Sleep. Repeat: Inside the World of England's Greatest-Ever Bowler" by Jimmy Anderson; "The Judge" by Robin Smith. We have copies of all three books to give away. To win this special prize, correctly answer the following question: Who was England’s leading run-scorer in their World Cup final victory over New Zealand? Send your answers to: before 24 July 2019. Good luck! (read review)

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