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A law of averages

January 18, 2011
By Uli Hesse
(Archive)
There are sports, usually of American origin, where number crunching forms part of the appeal, not only for professional analysts but for regular fans. Football (or soccer, if you prefer) is not one of them, though.

I was reminded of this over the course of the past weekend. On Friday, I found myself on the phone to California for a football podcast and, trying to phrase a consideration we'll come back to in a minute, heard myself utter the spectacularly smart sentence: "Stuttgart don't ...

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