I'm The Secret Footballer

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  1. Jean Valjean

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    Bought this on iBooks.
    Not sure if it's just 1 footballer or if it's a few.
    Has given an insight into the football world where I was surprised to read that it's not how I thought it would be.
     
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    I really don't think it's that sort of book. I've not read it, but I have read some of the columns in The Guardian which (I think) the book is compiled from.

    I'll probably get it myself sometime. As far as I remember from the column it's well written and quite compelling. I had my theory about who the author is but I never read enough to convince myself.
     
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    Just bought it, I will read it after I finish the Dave Grohl biography.
     
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    Bump to this thread. Read both the books from the Secret Footballer and I love them. There is a 3rd book now out focusing on the tactical side of the game. Very much looking forward to it.
     
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    read them both- isn't it supposed to be Kit Symonds?
     
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    I've read that it's Dave Kitson.
     
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    No idea who it is, but a bloody good book. There is a follow up.
     
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    I quite enjoyed the first one or two but didn't they milk it with several more? Or it may have been others jumping on the bandwagon.

    Premiership psycho is worth a read, it won't be everyone's cup of tea but literally had me laughing out loud, not something that I often do from books. Its on kindle so the free sample is available.
     
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    I did not finish it, found it quite boring with zero gossip!!
     
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    I liked the first two Secret Footballer books, particularly the first one.

    I liked the fact that it was anonymous, so you're quite aware as you're reading it that whoever wrote it isn't boasting to boost their brand identity or trying to save face and not dump their mates in the soup. It felt honest, and as if the author had some integrity.

    I've read somewhere that it was Dave Kitson too.
     

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