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an interesting read.....definitely different from TSF,
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This review is from: The Secret Player (Kindle Edition)
I thought this book was was good and especially liked the fact the it gives an account as an 'in the life' across months of a typical season.
However, this book is more like a short memoir of the life of a EPL/championship football player rather than insight into the football industry itself given by TSF. Therefore, I found there was a lack of context (that I like to have based on current events in football) and the writer generally aims to be less controversial and/or opinionated on the wider aspects of the game.
This is probably due to the audience; this book us written from sources based in the four-four-two magazine and seeks to illustrate more of the hum-drum of a footballer's life while TSF's origin in the guardian probably tends lead the writer to confront current controversial issues/misconceptions about football. I have to say a prefer the latter
In conclusion, found this book a satisfactory, if limited read.