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The Secret Footballer

Access All Areas
Narrated by: Damian Lynch
Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
Categories: Sport, Football
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Summary

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....

©2015 The Secret Footballer (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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Bitter and Twisted

This like so many other books written by sports people, is narcissistic rubbish, where anyone who ever looked at the author the wrong way, is the problem and the author condescends like some entitled child. I gave up within the first proper chapter as I could not stand listening to it anymore. This book should maybe have been titled "The ego has landed".

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Utter rubbish

Clearly doesn’t care if people know who he is as it’s pretty easy to work out who TSF is based on just a few stories. Not particularly interesting, not well written and stories pretty dull. Self aggrandising book from what was ultimately a mediocre player (at best)!

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Unlistenable!

Unless you enjoy pseudo intellectuals wittering on in a patronising fashion, whilst also meandering around a topic padded with other things they clearly know very little about, this book will be a disappointment... Avoid..

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Utter Dross.

What a load of old toss. Complete self obsessed nonsense. Couldn't get past the fact it is all 'me, me, me'.
if you want to hear somebody tell you all about their life without context, then this is for you. This is nothing like it promised to be. Don't waste your money folks!
it's only got 1* because is couldn't give none.

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Utter Drivel

Self aggrandising nonsense - no wonder the author wants to remain anonymous- appallingly written worthless claptrap!

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Disappointing compared to others

I have now listened to 3 books by TSF. In this I found him arrogant and opinionated. It’s not suitable for kids as the language is appalling and unnecessary. The content is interesting and does what he set out to do which is provide insight into a game we love without being full of kiss and tell stories. This one however lacked something. In summary, try one of the others.

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Absolute Rubbish

I don't normally write reviews but felt compelled to here as it was that bad.

The secret footballer, or TSF as he refers to himself, comes across as as unbelievably arrogant and totally unlikeable. He has such an incredibly high opinion of himself and the way he describes his encounters with the various other characters in the book, on almost every occasion make him sound petty, unreasonable and down right awkward.

I won't waste another minute reading any of this nonsense and will go back to my authentic sports Autobiography's.

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Fascinating insight but don't expect to like TSF

A fascinating insight into the murky inner world of professional football. The big plus is that the anonymity of TSF allows him to reveal the truth to a greater degree than named sports writers. However be warned, you won't come away loving the beautiful game or the author more. It paints a world of childish, spoilt players and sociopathic and caniving managers and chairman. Don't read if you can't handle the truth.

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Nasty nonsense

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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Very informative entertaining writing style

Very informative entertaining writing style. Rather cynical and slightly narrow minded on some points . Worth a read

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