The Secret Footballer's Guide to the Modern Game

  • by The Secret Footballer
  • Narrated by Damian Lynch
  • 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The best-selling anonymous author is back with the ultimate audiobook to challenge conventional footballing wisdom. This is football gift with a bit of attitude. Perfect for football fans and armchair referees alike.
With his trademark wit, opinion and candour, The Secret Footballer will guide the reader through: The pass - geometry and positioning and intelligence; Fitness; Skills and dribbling; Power & passion; When to listen to your gaffer and when to ignore him; Data and how it is used on the pitch/in transfers; Football academies; Match fixing, diving and other dark deeds; Tunnel vision - what it takes to be a pro; What the pundits say and what they really mean; top 11s (goals to scapegoats, chants to stadiums); 'Bouncebackability' and other words that just aren't acceptable.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Much more informative & interesting than his last

Good insights here; less flashing the cash stories and really good nuggets on diet, training and tactics. I will certainly look out for things afresh when watching games and he sticks it to FIFA as well. An enjoyable open goal that.
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- Duncan

Better than the second one

If you have an interest in football all 3 books have something in them that will give you an insight into this footballer. Hard to know if all are as contradictory, arrogant and as self indulgent at this one. Either way gives a look behind this fellas curtain at least. Thankfully the third book is a little less self indulgent than the others and more about the game but this doesn't stop him giving us his rather annoying opinion which at times you get the feeling are other cleverer people's which he is passing them off as his own. Anyway it's of interest of annoying.
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- Rowan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-12-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios