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I, Robot

How to Be a Footballer, Book 2
Narrated by: Peter Crouch
Series: How to Be a Footballer, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
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Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

What happens on the pitch is only half the story.

Being a footballer is not just kicking a ball about with 21 other people on a big grass rectangle. Sometimes being a footballer is about accidentally becoming best mates with Mickey Rourke, or understanding why spitting is considered football’s most heinous crime.

In How to be a Footballer, Peter Crouch took us into a world of bad tattoos and even worse haircuts, a world where you’re on the pitch one minute, spending too much money on a personalised number plate the next. In I, Robot, he lifts the lid even further on the beautiful game. We will learn about Gareth Bale’s magic beans, the Golden Rhombus of Saturday night entertainment and why Crouchy’s dad walks his dog wearing an England tracksuit from 2005. 

Whether you’re an armchair expert or out in the stands every Saturday, crazy for five-a-side or haven’t put on a pair of boots since school, this is the real inside story of how to be a footballer.

©2019 Peter Crouch (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Loved it

Crouchy has done another good job with this one. I like the way he’s structured the chapters and tells some good stories. Well read too.

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More of the same , except with some delusion..

Listened to the first book and enjoyed it , along with the podcasts. Always enjoyed them , this however is just more of the same. Except where he's entered into the diatribe of how hard a footballers life is and the tactical genius of Tony Pulis ;) At this point its difficult to take seriously what he's saying , whilst he still maintains his charisma his delusion of how he can be so critical based on what he won during his career manages to take away any respect he may have had.. Stick with the first book , this is rubbish

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Always interesting listening to crouch

I could listen to crouch for hours, listened to this nearly in one go Keep the books coming !

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nice guy

The more I hear from Peter Crouch, the more I like him. Nicest guy in football.

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Another great book

Just finished, enjoyed the book similar to his first book. Few bits over lapped odd story told in both. All in all would recommend

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Another good one from Crouchy!

Well worth a listen, Crouch is a great storyteller and great insight into things such as away days and being a sub! I must admit I didn’t enjoy it as much as how to be a footballer but still enjoyed it nonetheless.

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Just as good as the first book

I love his honesty, truthfulness, and how frankly the story was told. The humour is fantastic, as well as the love for the game shines through. One of my favourite players

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Classic Crouchy.

funny antidotes. witty humour and a sense of a all round good bloke. top listen.

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Great guy

Great book, giving a great insight into the world of top flight football, from a top drawer player. Crouchy is a funny guy who reads the book well, like he's telling a story down the pub.

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Genuine account, follows well from his first book

Great listen! funny, insightful and out and out intereting account of how the game is, was and whats happening now. Wish Peter all the best and hopefully get a 3rd book 📖