How to Be a Footballer

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‘Very funny on almost every page, wonderfully self-deprecating and very sharp on the ludicrous behaviour of the modern player’ – Sunday Times ‘The funniest man in British sport’ – MetroFeatured on BBC Radio 2 with Chris Evans You become a footballer because you love football.

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**Winner of the 2018 Telegraph Sports Book Awards Sports Bestseller of the Year**

‘Very funny on almost every page, wonderfully self-deprecating and very sharp on the ludicrous behaviour of the modern player’ – Sunday Times

‘The funniest man in British sport’ – Metro

Featured on BBC Radio 2 with Chris Evans

You become a footballer because you love football. And then you are a footballer, and you’re suddenly in the strangest, most baffling world of all. A world where one team-mate comes to training in a bright red suit with matching top-hat, cane and glasses, without any actual glass in them, and another has so many sports cars they forget they have left a Porsche at the train station. Even when their surname is incorporated in the registration plate.

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.

We will go into post-match interviews, make fools of ourselves on social media and try to ensure that we never again pay GBP250 for a haircut that should have cost a tenner. We’ll be coached and cajoled by Harry Redknapp, upset Rafa Benitez and be soothed by the sound of an accordion played by Sven-Goran Eriksson’s assistant Tord Grip. There will be some very bad music and some very bad decisions.

I am Peter Crouch. This is How To Be A Footballer. Shall we?

Can’t get enough of Crouch? Tune into That Peter Crouch Podcast on Radio 5 Live

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ISBN 9781785039782
Publication Date 2019/05/30
Page Number 304
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NIELSEN BOOKSCAN

CHARTING PERIOD June_2019
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RRP 8.99
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