Forgive your enemies, they say. Keep their addresses and keep notes, I say.
In The Secret Footballer: Access All Areas, you'll learn how to buy three Premier League points for just £25,000, what it's really like to face a Football Association disciplinary hearing, and why every footballer in the country shuddered when they heard about the Ched Evans case. Add to that The Secret Footballer's no-holds-barred tour of the country's Premier League clubs - telling us what it's like to play in each ground and revealing the one that all players really hate to go to - and you get an entertaining glimpse into a world that's normally off limits to the fans.
Unapologetically opinionated, witty and honest, The Secret Footballer: Access All Areas is every thinking fan's guide to the beautiful game. I am The Secret Footballer, and all bets from here on in are off....
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I haven't read TSF's first two books but will be straight on to buying them after listening to this one! Very insightful, funny and cringe worthy (in the best way).
The first Secret Footballer book felt like breath of fresh air. Over the last few books, a few things have happened. The secret footballer seems to be forming a higher and higher opinion of themself, dismisses others' opinions, and throws unnecessary expletives into more and more sentences. The "I know more about football than you because I've played at the highest level" line is repeated over and over again, but useful insights are becoming fewer and farther between. Their opinions are also getting nastier with each passing book.
The initial concept was for an anonymous footballer to give insights on the game that other couldn't without being pilliored. There are now so many clues to their identity that do not fit with a single person that it has become clear that either the secret footballer is not a real footballer (possibly a writer or journalist posing as one), or they are but are making some stuff up. And if the point of the secret footballer is to tell true stories because they're anonymous and otherwise couldn't say these things, then this completely undermines the whole thing.
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