I love football because it’s the opposite of science: contradictory, primitive, emotional

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Jorge Valdano | The Guardian
June 2018 | 5-minute read


We want calculations to be proven correct before the game has even started. Big data and mathematical projections are making their way on to the field of play to tell us things I don’t want to know. We love football for its imprecision, its moments of genius and its mistakes, when the ball bounces badly and the left-back plays terribly because he’s had a fight with his girlfriend before the game. And there’s no equation that can explain that.


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