Guardian Books has acquired the much sought-after global rights to publish a book by The Secret Footballer, whose columns in The Guardian over the last 18 months have given us a perspective of football we've never before seen. The book, I Am The Secret Footballer: lifting the lid on the beautiful game, publishes on 23 August for £12.99, but we are offering you a special price on pre-ordered copies.
Paul Johnson, Guardian News and Media deputy editor, says of the Secret Footballer and the book:
He is remarkable. Football is a game we watch, study, digest in fine detail in print, on radio, on TV and on the web. And yet The Secret Footballer has taught us that we know very little of what goes on inside the dressing room and even on the pitch, of the lives of those who we study at a distance. In this ground-breaking book, The Secret Footballer, protected as he is by his anonymity, takes us into the closely guarded territories inhabited by sometimes terrifying and sometimes tortured managers; agents that know every trick in the book; and teammates from the go-lucky-don't cares on 30k a week to the paranoid, fearful of injury and loss of form.
The book gives a unique perspective on the mystery shrouded world of professional football: what's it like to play at Old Trafford? What does it feel like to come up against John Terry? The effect the phrase: 'I'm a footballer,' has on many women and why, even on one million plus a year, depression can envelop you … it's all in the book, first hand for the first time.
You can pre-order I Am The Secret Footballer for £7.99 (save £5) with free p&p from guardianbookshop.co.uk or by calling 0330 333 6846.
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