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How to Be an Ex-Footballer

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Those facts are mentioned, but this book is more about the more entertaining things footballers have gone on to do, whether it's a career in art or releasing their own range of condoms.

‎How to Be an Ex-Footballer on Apple Books

On the one hand, there are the goals — 108 in the Premier League (53 of which came from his head, making him the most prolific header of the ball in English football).This was a decent book and certainly there were some touching moments as well as laugh out loud moments. Arjan de Zeeuw was a centre-half for Portsmouth and Wigan - I played against him - he’s now a narcotics detective in Holland! Shame he didn’t narrate the audiobook, and the narrator didn’t differentiate very clearly between Crouch talking and his interviewees talking which made it hard to follow at times. This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use.

How to Be an Ex-Footballer on Apple Books ‎How to Be an Ex-Footballer on Apple Books

I would recommend all young and upcoming football professionals read the last poignant chapter of this book at least. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. Being 6ft 7in has been a blessing and a curse for the beanpole footballer turned hit podcast host, author and pundit. When Chris asked what he has learned about life, the former England striker said: “My own experiences are, certainly in football, you’re never as good as people think you are, and you’re never as bad as people think you are. He then shines a light on their diverse and interesting secondary career choices, from those that we know and recognise from our own consumption of football coverage, to those with more surprising endeavours which we are less familiar; interviewing many to get their take on their motivations.Many footballers don't cope well at all, with almost 40% going bankrupt within five years of retirement. Although it does pick up with the final chapter with more sobering accounts, this time concerning mental health and in particular the experiences of Aston Villa’s Lee Hendry. How do you cope with life after one of the best jobs possible and the twin highs of competition and earning almost unfathomable amounts of money? So walk with me into the dressing-room, to find out which players refuse to touch a football before a game, to discover why a load of millionaires never have any shower-gel, and to hear what Cristiano Ronaldo says when he looks at himself in the mirror.

How To Be an Ex-Footballer by Peter Crouch | Waterstones

Often recruited before they've worn long trousers, today's footballers become superstars who earn huge amounts without ever learning much about the world beyond the training ground.Similar to his previous two books, and in his typical comedic charm style, Peter provides anecdotes from his playing days to shed light on some of the characters he has encountered behind the scenes of some of English football’s biggest clubs. Speaking about how some former players move into management, and how he didn’t, Peter said: “There are times when I think I’m missing out. And I've skimmed through this already and thought 'I'm gonna really, really, really, really like this. From those staying in the sport - the diehard veterans, coaches, managers, owners and of course the legion of pundits, to those moving on to pastures new.

Peter Crouch tells Chris Evans about his new book, How to be

Enjoyed all of Peter's books so far, easy to read and a peek behind the curtain of such a vast world that everyone thinks they know already. He has clearly interviewed a number of former footballing pals and it comes across as an insightful read. The former Liverpool and Spurs player added: “I totally understand the buzz, and when you’re in it every single day, it’s hard to get out of that. Crouch's writing style and warm, self-deprecating humour flows from the pages but by the end of this book, I wondered if this wouldn't have made for an even better documentary.

Where in previous books this would have been topics such as teammates, managers or tactics and told from his own personal experiences; in comparison and as mentioned in the title, this book focuses on the period once the money stops, the crowds go silent and the boots are hung by their laces to answer the question “what does a retired footballer do?

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