Why Playing in Red Makes You a Winner...
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Is there a sport you could turn professional at with only a
year of coaching?
How can you give yourself a 1-in-12 chance of playing international soccer against Cristiano Ronaldo?
Which sport is the most profitable to participate in for the least amount of effort?
A highly amusing, alternative take on commonly accepted sporting knowledge. These, plus many more, are the questions posed and answered by Why Playing in Red Makes You a Winner... a diligently researched book that challenges us to use figures to take a quirky and sideways look at sport.
Packed with well-investigated observations and explanations of hidden phenomena, Why Playing in Red Makes You a Winner... explores the incredible idiosyncrasies that lie within world sport and will change perceptions of the games we love.
Written in a fun and accessible style by a bestselling author and featuring astute observations that range from the technical and serious to fun and entertaining, Why Playing in Red Makes You a Winner... offers a refreshing new take on major sports.
"A statto's delight. And with a smart variety of graphics alongside the author's myth-busting observations, it's a real page-turner."
"There's plenty of fun to be had."
The Independent on Sunday