“We’ve had a lot of contact with Billy In the last few months. His knowledge and ideas are impressive. Also Billy’s soccer network is excellent. We have already noticed that Billy
thinks two steps ahead in the area of innovation. That’s what really connects with the ambitions of AZ.”
-- Earnie Stewart
director of soccer, on the hiring of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane
, the subject of the book and film “Moneyball,” in an advisory
capacity. The Dutch club's general director, Robert Eenhoorn, is a former American League pitcher. (AZ
This may seem a very progressive idea, but AZ could avoid a huge cash outlay by searching through the statistical analysis of the late great Charles Reep. His meticulous work consisted of more than 10,000 football matches and spanned over fifty years. My very good friend, Graham Ramsay once told me, "Charles Reep knows more about winning than anyone else on the planet."