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  • I Am The Secret Footballer

  • Lifting the Lid on the Beautiful Game
  • By: The Secret Footballer
  • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

The honest truth about professional football, by the Guardian's man inside the game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breaking all the rules

  • By Sean Downey on 11-11-18

Well Written and Engaging

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Reviewed: 03-13-17

This is one of my favorite non-fiction books I have listened to. The structure is clear and easy to follow. The author's voice is consistent and engaging. And beyond all the content is well chosen and conveyed in a compelling manner which humanizes these sometimes seemingly mystical beings that are professional footballers. The author clearly lays out what actually happens during different phases of both a player's life, and landmark changes at football clubs.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who has any interest in football, but also to anyone who simply enjoys honest reflection on a life few people will ever live.