Economists in unlikely places

ESPN Soccer net reports on Manchester United vs Reading 0-0, a good result for the visitors:

A more typical sight was that of Rooney crowded out by five defenders, one of many indications of Reading's devotion to their defensive duties. Not even Ronaldo's beguiling footwork could breach a wonderfully marshalled rearguard.

But, with Chelsea and Everton ahead in the next week in a particularly tough start to the season, Coppell [Reading's manager] is considering rotating. 'Going back to my economics background, I'd be suffering with diminishing marginal returns,' he remarked wryly.

by datacharmer | Tuesday, August 14, 2007
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