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    I am The Secret Footballer

    Being a footballer myself, this book spoke truth and to the point. I admire the quality this person writes with, and you don't get the sense that a footballer is writing it in the sense that its done so well.
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    Cracking read, interesting insights.
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    A good read

    An enjoyable book if you want to find out a bit more about the excesses of being a premiership footballer. It's not particularly well written. It jumps around in parts where a point starts being made, but is then never finished - nevertheless it holds your interest until the last page. The author expressed forthright views which is refreshing.
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    Written much in the same vein as his column for the Guardian, the Secret Footballer provides an amusing and thoroughly interesting account of the trials and tribulations of his career. While the book covers a large timespan (his whole career to date), at times jumping back and forth chronologically, it flows nicely and incorporates just the right amount of detail. The author's anonymity allows for often brutal assessments of those he has played and worked with, and many an entertaining anecdote that one would otherwise perhaps be reluctant to reveal. An engaging read that will undoubtedly cause many to reassess some of their preconceptions about the industry, as well as prompting many guesses and second-guesses as to the Secret Footballer's identity.
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    Insightful and revealing

    Intelligently written and worthwhile reading for anyone that really wants to know what a footballer's life is like. Variously funny, sad, surprising, informative. Always readable.
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