Review: Expected Goals by Rory Smith explores football's relationship with data - from scepticism to full-scale implementation

Delving deeper into football's increasing fascination with numbers and statistics

Tony Bloom and Expected Goals by Rory Smith
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FourFourTwo Verdict

Delving into the relationship between football recruitment and data, Expected Goals charts football's great data revolution with a fresh and very entertaining insight

Expected Goals charts football's great data revolution, focussing in particular on the modern day shift to analytical tools increasingly being used by clubs and analysts.

Written by The New York Times' chief soccer correspondent, Rory Smith, the book offers a fresh and very entertaining insight into the oft-fascinating world of football and data.

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