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"It is often said that 95% of what happens in football goes on behind closed doors. Many of these stories I shouldn't be telling you about. But I will."Who is The Secret Footballer? Only a few people know the true identity of the man inside the game. But whoever he is - and whoever he plays for - he is always honest, always fearless and always opinionated. Now, for the first time, he reveals everything you need to know about the hidden world of professional football - the extraordinary highs, the desperate lows, and what it's really like to do the job most of us can only dream of.

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I Am The Secret Footballer
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I am the secret footballer
April 1st, 2014
I question whether the writer of this book was ever a professional footballer; most of what I read could have been written by a football journalist for instance. It would be a lot more interesting if more names of footballers were mentioned rather than 'a player who I played with....'. That would give the book a bit of credibility. I gave up reading when I got to the chapter on Agents; it seems he is now an Agent and he tries to justify the vast sums that Agents are taking out of the game! I regret buying the book; in future I will stick to buying real footballers autobiographies.
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January 27th, 2014
Written much in the same vein as his column for the Guardian, the Secret Footballer provides an amusing and thoroughly interesting account of the trials and tribulations of his career. While the book covers a large timespan (his whole career to date), at times jumping back and forth chronologically, it flows nicely and incorporates just the right amount of detail. The author's anonymity allows for often brutal assessments of those he has played and worked with, and many an entertaining anecdote that one would otherwise perhaps be reluctant to reveal. An engaging read that will undoubtedly cause many to reassess some of their preconceptions about the industry, as well as prompting many guesses and second-guesses as to the Secret Footballer's identity.
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A good read
January 26th, 2014
An enjoyable book if you want to find out a bit more about the excesses of being a premiership footballer. It's not particularly well written. It jumps around in parts where a point starts being made, but is then never finished - nevertheless it holds your interest until the last page. The author expressed forthright views which is refreshing.
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January 22nd, 2014
Cracking read, interesting insights.
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What God wants you to be and do
November 3rd, 2013
Have you learned to ride a bicycle? You known that as a learner you had to remember to do many things at the same time. You had to push the pedals and guide the handlebers, while keeping your balance and obeying the rules of the road these are things that the expert rider does without thinking but you couldn't do them. How then did you learn to ride? Most likely you had an expert rider helping you. Probably he explained to you what you had to do and how to obey the rules of the road. Perhaps he got on the bicycle and showed you what to do. When you had to try for yourself did you fall down? Because he understood, the expert probably then helped you by holding on to the bicycle until you developed a sense of balance like his. Learning to live as God wants is like this. God desires that we all became like him, and you know that he is good, loving, and righteous. But we can just start living that way on our own when we become Christian. This lesson shows how God, the expert, can take you, tell you, show you, and help you become more and more like him. In this lesson you will study, A conscience to help you The Bible to guide you A saviour to show you The holy spirit to lead you This lesson will help you...... Identify the ways God uses to show you how to live. Make better use of the helps God has given you for living a more responsible life. Name four ways you can be sure of making the right choices in life. Objective1 Define conscience and describe its part in.
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What God wants you to be and do
November 3rd, 2013
Have you learned to ride a bicycle? You known that as a learner you had to remember to do many things at the same time. You had to push the pedals and guide the handlebers, while keeping your balance and obeying the rules of the road these are things that the expert rider does without thinking but you couldn't do them. How then did you learn to ride? Most likely you had an expert rider helping you. Probably he explained to you what you had to do and how to obey the rules of the road. Perhaps he got on the bicycle and showed you what to do. When you had to try for yourself did you fall down? Because he understood, the expert probably then helped you by holding on to the bicycle until you developed a sense of balance like his. Learning to live as God wants is like this. God desires that we all became like him, and you know that he is good, loving, and righteous. But we can just start living that way on our own when we become Christian. This lesson shows how God, the expert, can take you, tell you, show you, and help you become more and more like him. In this lesson you will study, A conscience to help you The Bible to guide you A saviour to show you The holy spirit to lead you This lesson will help you...... Identify the ways God uses to show you how to live. Make better use of the helps God has given you for living a more responsible life. Name four ways you can be sure of making the right choices in life. Objective1 Define conscience and describe its part in.
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I am The Secret Footballer
April 7th, 2013
Being a footballer myself, this book spoke truth and to the point. I admire the quality this person writes with, and you don't get the sense that a footballer is writing it in the sense that its done so well.
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