For those who enjoyed I Am the Secret Footballer, this new book delivers hard-hitting insights into the hidden world of professional football and footballers.
In the vein of Hotel Babylon and Confessions of a GP, The Secret Player will fascinate football fans with its wealth of insider knowledge and willingness to talk, albeit anonymously, about the inner workings of the game. Based on the hugely popular 'The Player' columns in FourFourTwo magazine, the book gives a warts-and-all insight into the daily life of professional footballers.
Month by month, it chronicles the oscillating rhythms of the season, from the trudge of pre-season to the 'squeaky-bum time' of promotion and relegation. The player himself has played at all levels of English football - from Premier League to a season of non-League - and represented England.
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Helps me appreciate the Premier League soap opera!
I often wondered what went on behind the scenes of the Premier League, but this book has gone a long way toward explaining it all. It feels very honestly told and really lifts the lid. I am sure I listened to much of it with my mouth half open. If you watch the Premiership then I think this is kind of a must-read because it will help to add to the sense of drama each season.
A good insight into the dressing room environment
If you have read the Secret Footballer you will enjoy this. They are similar but have a few differences. The player in this book takes a lighter look at life as a player that the Secret footballer but don’t let that put you off. This feels like a good insight into the dressing room environment without really being explosive.
Interesting tales, easy going, good narration and well worth a download for any football fan. 4/5