Equilibrium team selection in football under win or profit maximisation
Peer reviewed, Journal article
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Original versionMathematics for applications. 2017, 6 (2), 161-170. 10.13164/ma.2017.11
This article applies mathematical methods to investigating (extremely) simplified versions of the team selection problem for football managers. The team selection problem - obviously a game problem - is analysed game theoretically, but some funny results of a combinatorial nature are also added. In general, the findings indicate that the problem of selecting a football team is a very demanding task. Still, a simple comparison between win and profit maximising game models indicate surprising complexity in game prediction.