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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.

©2014 The Secret Footballer (P)2014 Audible Studios

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  • David S
  • New York, NY USA
  • 03-17-15

Some good bits

Like the stuff in strategy. The indictment of English football, while harsh is probably deserved. A good book. Narrator is fine.

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  • Danny
  • Northern California
  • 07-05-16

Great read for any football fan

The insight you get into the inner workings of the game is very interesting. A must read for any football fan

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Honest and Insightful

I was not sure what I was getting, but thos is very honest and insightful as a coach to hear from a player. I look forward the future books.

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Excellent

Great insight to the Game, showed me how little I know. Highly recommended for any football fan.

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  • Duncan
  • 01-15-15

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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  • Rowan
  • 01-01-15

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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  • P
  • 06-30-17

best football book ever!

loved this book. From the very first word to the final word, his insight into every aspect of football is fantastic.

The only problem is I finished it within 2 days because I couldn't put it down!

I've ordered the paper version for my son, my dad and a friend....

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  • Steve Davies
  • 08-11-15

The Grief

Only reason its not 15/15 is the grief I go through with all SF books trying to calculate the SF identity.
Lose count of rewinds.

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  • Jack
  • 04-30-15

A decent insight like the rest

A good book with some quality content that made for very good listening when driving to work. Well read and easy to understand, this book is up there with the others from 'The Secret Footballer'.

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  • 03-10-15

Superb best so far

Really good book IMO the best one as of yet from TSF keep it up.
Ricky Wolverhampton avid fan & reader