Tales from the Secret Footballer

Tales from the Secret Footballer

From deal-making to play-making, from dodgy tactics to drunken antics, they reveal the unforgettable highs and the unforgivable lows. This is football as you've never seen it before.

Author: Anon

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9781783350094

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 364

FOOTBALL'S BIGGEST CHARACTERS TELL IT LIKE IT IS Who is the Secret Footballer? Well he's back and this time his mates speak out too. Players, agents, coaches and managers give you access to all areas of the Premier League. From deal-making to play-making, from dodgy tactics to drunken antics, they reveal the unforgettable highs and the unforgivable lows. This is football as you've never seen it before. 'What happens behind closed doors at Premiership clubs usually stays firmly shut behind closed doors. Not if the Secret Footballer has anything to do with it.' Loaded **From the bestselling author of I am the Secret Footballer and The Secret Footballer's Guide to the Modern Game.**
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Secret Footballer What Goes on Tour

The Secret Footballer  What Goes on Tour

Anonymity has been a potent weapon in revealing the real world of football stars, and five years on, he has now penned the work that all his fellow professionals have been urging him to do from the start, The Secret Footballer: What Goes on ...

Author: The Secret Footballer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473543393

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 244

Since his first book was published in 2012, The Secret Footballer has been able to take the reader behind the scenes of footballers' lives like no other player has been able, or will ever be able, to do. Anonymity has been a potent weapon in revealing the real world of football stars, and five years on, he has now penned the work that all his fellow professionals have been urging him to do from the start, The Secret Footballer: What Goes on Tour. And it isn't going to stay on tour any more... From Marbella and Ibiza to Dubai and Las Vegas, The Secret Footballer lays bare the worst, most embarrassing and most hilarious excesses of these fit and mostly fickle young men whose million-pound salaries, to use his own words, 'open up a host of recreational opportunities'. Fuelled by rampaging desires for sex, drugs, booze and rock'n'roll, these footballers think up ever more extreme ways of splashing the cash, and needless to say, it doesn't always end well...
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Secret Footballer What the Physio Saw

The Secret Footballer  What the Physio Saw

The Secret Footballer has teamed up with one of the most highly respected physios in the game to bring you the stories of a football season through the eyes of someone who has covered over 1000 games in his career and who knows the most ...

Author: The Secret Footballer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473543386

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 161

He's back - and this time he's got company. The Secret Footballer has teamed up with one of the most highly respected physios in the game to bring you the stories of a football season through the eyes of someone who has covered over 1000 games in his career and who knows the most intimate details about every player he treats. From the pre-season pressures of a new manager and players who have overindulged on their summer breaks, to witnessing some truly horrific (and sometimes career-ending) injuries; from star players who think nothing of using him as their personal family doctor to revealing some of the more unconventional treatments players choose to experiment with, the physio has truly seen it all. Alongside this privileged glimpse into the physio's world, The Secret Footballer will be telling his own tales of injury, pain and perseverance with his trademark insight and wit.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Tales from the Secret Footballer

Tales from the Secret Footballer

Now, in his new book, he gathers together the best stories he has heard during his career as a professional footballer. These are stories of players, teams and tactics, banter, fights and escapades, yachts, champagne and girls.

Author: Secret Footballer

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1245826682

Category: Soccer

Page: 246

View: 886

"In his bestselling book, the Secret Footballer shocked the world with his no-holds-barred account of life as a professional footballer. His identity was never revealed. Now, in his new book, he gathers together the best stories he has heard during his career as a professional footballer. These are stories of players, teams and tactics, banter, fights and escapades, yachts, champagne and girls. They belong to a side of football that most players wish to keep private - some take place on the pitch, but most are a long way from the glare of the TV cameras. But they have one thing in common: they all happened. The identities of the players are protected, but few will be able to resist trying to guess who told them." --Publisher's description.
Categories: Soccer

I Am The Secret Footballer

I Am The Secret Footballer

COMING SOON: TALES FROM THE SECRET FOOTBALLER The Secret
Footballer told the truth about the beautiful game. Now, his friends and
teammates tell their side of the story... In his bestselling book, the Secret
Footballer shocked the ...

Author: Anon

Publisher: Guardian Faber Publishing

ISBN: 9781783350032

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 973

This updated edition of the bestselling and wildly popular I Am the Secret Footballer features a new introduction and an additional chapter. The anonymous writer of The Guardian's "Secret Footballer" column gives Premiere League fans an insider's look into the unseen world of professional football. It is often said that 95% of what happens in football takes place behind closed doors. Many of these stories I shouldn't be telling you. But I will. Who is The Secret Footballer? Only a few people know the true identity of the man inside the game. Whoever he is-and whatever team he plays for-TSF is always honest, fearless and opinionated. Here he takes readers past the locker-room door and reveals the inner-workings of a professional club, the exhilarating highs and crushing lows and what it's really like to do the job most of us can only dream of doing. TSF chronicles the exploits of his Premiership colleagues with a gimlet eye and frank humour. Managers, agents and players are not spared from his observations-their mindsets, their relationships with those outside the sport, their behaviour good and bad. In his inimitable style, TSF recounts entertaining and eyebrow-raising vignettes, naming names and dropping colourful details along the way.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Secret Footballer What Goes on Tour

The Secret Footballer  What Goes on Tour

Anonymity has been a potent weapon in revealing the real world of football stars, and five years on, he has now penned the work that all his fellow professionals have been urging him to do from the start, The Secret Footballer- What Goes on ...

Author: The Secret Footballer (Anonymous)

Publisher: Bantam Press

ISBN: 0593078780

Category:

Page: 256

View: 399

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The Secret Footballer s Guide to the Modern Game

The Secret Footballer s Guide to the Modern Game

In my second book, Tales from the Secret Footballer, I told a story of my son's first
football match, in which he was thrown in at the deep end about a week after he
joined his new teammates. The reason was simple: I knew it, the manager knew ...

Author: Anon

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9781783350636

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 892

The bestselling anonymous author is back with the ultimate book 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 & 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.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

What the Physio Saw

What the Physio Saw

The Secret Footballer has teamed up with one of the most highly respected physios in the game to bring you the stories of a football season through the eyes of someone who has covered over 1000 games in his career and who knows the most ...

Author: The Secret Footballer

Publisher: Corgi

ISBN: 0552174181

Category:

Page: 256

View: 183

He's back - and this time he's got company. The Secret Footballer has teamed up with one of the most highly respected physios in the game to bring you the stories of a football season through the eyes of someone who has covered over 1000 games in his career and who knows the most intimate details about every player he treats. From the pre-season pressures of a new manager and players who have overindulged on their summer breaks, to witnessing some truly horrific (and sometimes career-ending) injuries; from star players who think nothing of using him as their personal family doctor to revealing some of the more unconventional treatments players choose to experiment with, the physio has truly seen it all. Alongside this privileged glimpse into the physio's world, The Secret Footballer will be telling his own tales of injury, pain and perseverance with his trademark insight and wit.
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The Secret Footballer Access All Areas

The Secret Footballer  Access All Areas

Funny, shocking and always entertaining, this is the Secret Footballer at his most revealing and irreverent yet.

Author: Anon

Publisher: Guardian Faber Publishing

ISBN: 9781783350612

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 345

Ever wondered how to build a football club? What a typical match day feels like for the players on the pitch and those behind the scenes? From scouting systems to managing the big names (and their egos), merchandise deals to hotel life, the Secret Footballer takes you into the fascinating world of professional football and shows us the hidden side of a world we think we're familiar with. We get the fights and fornication, the revenge stories and scandals; he profiles the legends as well as the backroom boys and the unsung heroes. Funny, shocking and always entertaining, this is the Secret Footballer at his most revealing and irreverent yet.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

What the Physio Saw

What the Physio Saw

The Secret Footballer has teamed up with one of the most highly respected physios in the game to bring you the stories of a football season through the eyes of someone who has covered over 1000 games in his career and who knows the most ...

Author: Secret Footballer

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1107636270

Category: Physical therapists

Page: 336

View: 191

He's back - and this time he's got company. The Secret Footballer has teamed up with one of the most highly respected physios in the game to bring you the stories of a football season through the eyes of someone who has covered over 1000 games in his career and who knows the most intimate details about every player he treats. From the pre-season pressures of a new manager and players who have overindulged on their summer breaks, to witnessing some truly horrific (and sometimes career-ending) injuries; from star players who think nothing of using him as their personal family doctor to revealing some of the more unconventional treatments players choose to experiment with, the physio has truly seen it all. Alongside this privileged glimpse into the physio's world, The Secret Footballer will be telling his own tales of injury, pain and perseverance with his trademark insight and wit.
Categories: Physical therapists

The Secret of Leadership

The Secret of Leadership

He shows how an instinct to lead can be acquired even while flipping burgers at a fast-food chain. All of these stories come together in an explosive cocktail to unleash your inner leader.

Author: Prakash Iyer

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9788184759891

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

View: 738

Bestselling author Prakash Iyer uses simple but powerful anecdotes and parables from all over the world to demonstrate what makes for effective personal and professional leadership. Iyer draws lessons from sources as diverse as his driver, a mother giraffe, Abraham Lincoln and footballers in the United Kingdom. He shows how an instinct to lead can be acquired even while flipping burgers at a fast-food chain. All of these stories come together in an explosive cocktail to unleash your inner leader.
Categories: Literary Collections

Journeyman

Journeyman

This is the memoir of a quintessential journeyman footballer.

Author: Ben Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: 1849548544

Category: Soccer players

Page: 320

View: 412

'Football is a game of lows punctuated by a few highs.' Gordon Strachan Ben Smith, professional footballer. Recognise the name? Of course you don't. That's because most of Smith's seventeen years in the game were spent outside the vaunted, big-money environs of the Premier League, and this unique sporting memoir is all the richer because of it. 1995, and a young man named Ben, with a dream of playing professional football, arrives at the training ground of one of England's biggest clubs to begin his journey. Aged just sixteen, he shares pre-season sessions with the likes of Dennis Bergkamp and Ian Wright at Arsenal. Surely his career can only go one way from here? The next seventeen years duly see him descend from Highbury to obscurity in a career that involves seasons playing for Reading, Yeovil, Weymouth, Hereford, Shrewsbury, Southend, Crawley, Kettering and Sudbury AFC, and features three promotions, one relegation and some very memorable FA Cup games.Smith candidly describes the contract negotiations, the insecurities, the fear and realities of injury, the house moves, the impact on his personal life, the wet Saturday afternoons playing in front of 500 people, and the many team mates, opponents and managers who left an indelible mark on his career. This is the memoir of a quintessential journeyman footballer. Honest, intelligent, brutally unsentimental and often hilarious forget the 'Secret Footballer' and the usual ghosted life stories of pampered Premiership stars, Journeyman offers a real insight into what it is like playing season after season, with no financial safety net, in the unfashionable far reaches of the English game.
Categories: Soccer players

The Complete Association Footballer

The Complete Association Footballer

Secret Woman , THE . Eden Phillpotts . CHARM , THE . ... TALES OF MEAN
STREETS . Arthur Morrison . JANE , Maric ... TAKING OF CALAIS , THE TALES
OF THE SUPERNATURAL TALKS or STRANGE ADVENTURE . TALES OF
TERROR ...

Author: Betram Saxellye Evers

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101050403110

Category: Football

Page: 230

View: 435

Categories: Football

Books of the Month

Books of the Month

Vettleford S. The Secret of the Lost Planet . Angus MacVicar . Cr.8vo . 160p .
Burke . ... Truth in a Tale S. Show Jumping Secret . Josephine PulleinThompson .
Cr.8vo . ... Instructions to Young Footballers . Tom Finney . Demy 8vo . Illus . 192p
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Best Loved Bedtime Tales

Best Loved Bedtime Tales

He had a stack of old Ideal Gnome magazines , which were full of articles about
high fliers in the gnome world . Film star gnomes and secret agent gnomes and
million pound - transfer footballer gnomes called Gnozza . “ One 170 Best Loved
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 075252920X

Category: Children's stories, English

Page: 382

View: 352

Categories: Children's stories, English

I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic

I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic

'The best footballer's autobiography of recent years is probably I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic . . .' Simon Kuper, author of Why England Always Lose 'Eagerly awaited, not least because Ibra seems to be spoiling for a fight on every other page.

Author: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241966846

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 311

I AM ZLATAN - the explosive, critically-acclaimed memoir of Zlatan Ibrahimovich, one of the world's most gifted and controversial footballers 'Guardiola has no balls. He drove me like a Fiat . . . I'm a Ferrari' Zlatan Ibrahimovic - professional football's most mercurial player, Swedish national hero, tabloid fixture, fashion icon, modern-day philosopher and black belt in Taekwondo. Born to a Muslim father from Bosnia, and a Catholic mother from Croatia, Zlatan recounts his extraordinary life story, from his poverty-stricken upbringing as an outsider in Malmö, Sweden, to becoming one of the world's most sought-after and expensive players, gracing Europe's finest clubs, from Ajax to Juventus, Internazionale to Barcelona, Milan to Paris Saint-Germain. I AM ZLATAN reveals a rare and ferocious intelligence, willpower and God-given talent most recently exhibited when Zlatan scored all 4 goals for Sweden in a 4-2 victory against England. His fourth goal, a 30-yard overhead kick with his back to goal is widely regarded as one of the greatest goals of all time. The BBC described it as a goal that 'combined unfathomable imagination and expert technique'. For fans of The Secret Footballer and Football Manager Stole My Life this no holds barred football memoir is every bit as dramatic and revealing as Roy Keane's classic autobiography. 'The best footballer's autobiography of recent years is probably I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic . . .' Simon Kuper, author of Why England Always Lose 'Eagerly awaited, not least because Ibra seems to be spoiling for a fight on every other page. 'Dynamite' said one Swedish reporter' Daily Mail on I AM ZLATAN
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Secret Football Club Pocket Money Puffin

The Secret Football Club  Pocket Money Puffin

James, Lily and friends have had some bad news - football is now banned at their school. But they all love football! So if they're not allowed to kick a ball the playground, they'll have to find another way to play - in secret . . .

Author: Tom Palmer

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141944104

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 635

James, Lily and friends have had some bad news - football is now banned at their school. But they all love football! So if they're not allowed to kick a ball the playground, they'll have to find another way to play - in secret . . .
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Bookseller

The Bookseller

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of line - illustrated young footballer Mark ... in Keene's The Secret in the Old Lace
about a boy who learns some magic which Dinah , on the first day at her ( 90p ) .

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ISBN: UCAL:B3312325

Category: Bibliography

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Categories: Bibliography