The Secret Footballer is back. And this time he's not alone.
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"The Banksy of the beautiful game." (Shortlist)
"If you are tired of reading autobiographies that merely brush over what life as a footballer is really like then Tales from the Secret Footballer is something you have to read. The author's off-the-record look at the beautiful game will teach you more about football than you knew were possible." (Sports Gazette)
"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)
Down Rabbit Hole
There is a lot less content about football in this book, and much more detail about his depression. I can see why this put off a number of TSF followers.
All credit to Damian Lynch, did a great job performing the book. Even the dodgy Scottish and South African accents
Could of done, 5 hours is very short for an audio book.
I still enjoyed this book, although it felt more like TSF was getting a lot off of his chest writing this book than writing about football. There is a lot of brutal honesty in this book that you really respect the guy for, however I think going into such detail about the quantum mechanics was a mistake, and the point he was trying to make with it kind of fizzled out.
Still found myself moving straight to the next TSF book, so it didn't put me off that much.
Always up for new listens, particularly crime, thrillers, Nordic noir and historical fiction. Rom Com and chick lit need not apply...
TSF is again commended for railing against stereotype and providing some good insights. However I didn't enjoy this as much as his first book. The anecdotes were the weakest part of the book, particularly the not-so-amusing ones about fellow pros and their offseason japes. The narration was also a little too blokey for my taste.
Avid listener of books. All sorts
Without many books out there like it beggars can't be choosers but the guy is quite hypercritical, arrogant and pretty dislikable.
Yes Damien Lynch is grand!
Actually talked about football rather than his personal drug habbits, depression and giving lessons on quantum mechanics.
Disgust at the utter awfulness!
If he spent as much time talking about football as he did with drugs, quantum mechanics, and a personal life that we can not relate to as his identity is hidden then the book would have been fine. if you liked the first book stick to that, dont waste your time or money on this, it is truly awful!
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