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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old April 7th, 2013, 18:37 Thread Starter
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Foci Books & Materials

I think that it would be cool to have a thread only for books and other materials (printed or online), related to magyar foci or to foci in general. This would be a good reference source, to improve our knowledge of foci in general, and of Magyar foci as well.

We could signal some of our favorite books on foci, posting some links and pics, but also short reviews / presentations of these books (once you've read them).

Let's starts with RWG's recently acquired book, and hopefully he will be able to help us out with a few words about it later.



http://bookline.hu/product/home.acti...csis_es_Czibor

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Soccernomics comes to mind. As the title suggests, a "Freakonomics" (which was great) for foci. I recall it being fascinating at times, a bit dry and boring at others. It's been years since I read it, but its definitely worth a shot.

http://www.amazon.com/Soccernomics-A.../dp/1568584253
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Soccernomics comes to mind. As the title suggests, a "Freakonomics" (which was great) for foci. I recall it being fascinating at times, a bit dry and boring at others. It's been years since I read it, but its definitely worth a shot.

http://www.amazon.com/Soccernomics-A.../dp/1568584253

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Timeline of magyar foci

http://felnottkepzes.mlsz.hu/hirek/0..._tortenete.php

Speaking of which, the first book I ever read about magyar foci (in the first half of the 80s), a sort of history or encyclopedia of HU foci - well, I'm still looking for it. If anyone has an idea, let me know please.

I wonder if this is it:

Sebes Gusztáv: A magyar labdarúgás

http://moly.hu/konyvek/sebes-gusztav...arugas/boritok



By the way, I'm pretty sure this is the Sebes Gusztav who was the manager of the Arany Csapat. So, pretty cool source.

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Two books by Jonathan Wilson, Inverting the Pyramid and Behind the Iron Curtain both have some good info on Hungarian football. Two very good reads.
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awesome book
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a new and interesting-looking book; I am mostly skeptical about quick attempts to fit everything into one model, statistic or otherwise, but what the review presents is fairly common-sense

The Numbers Game

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/27/sp...of-soccer.html


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A very interesting interview about InfoStat - the foci statistics software used by many. Informative to the hilt. Also says something that I said as well - in the RO-HU game, the teams (in terms of functioning, passing) were relatively equal; what the RO did better (statistically), was the efficiency in attack, the key passes. Of course, as he says, the soft is not showing the reasons, ie our fellas' discouragement and lack of fight. Also talks about Puskas and NB1 stats.

http://www.nemzetisport.hu/labdarugo...cselei-2280863

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I recently have been contacted by an Essex geezar.

He noted my fantasy football videos on YouPubes. I had some episodes missing, as did he. Together we have now the full set

Some great Hungarian gags during these shows.

"sok hülyeséget...stupid twat!"
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Sir Alex Ferguson was in Hungary, as part of the ongoing coach formation and development of MLSz. Which, as we know is essential. He gave a 1/5 hrs lecture and Q&A. in his answers, he mentioned that one of seminal books he's read and had a great impact on him, influencing and shaping him as a coach, is by a Hungarian foci specialist:

Csanadi Arpad - Labdarugas

in Hungarian
http://bookline.hu/product/home!exec...180111&type=10



in English
http://www.amazon.com/Soccer-Techniq...1774510&sr=1-1



maybe somebody can find the UK version

(and this is the tradition, knowledge, and tactical culture that we/Hu foci needs to feed from, and re-educate itself.)

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