Saturday 31 October 2020

Guest Review: I, Robot: How to be a Footballer 2 By Peter Crouch

What happens on the pitch is only half the story.

Being a footballer is not just kicking a ball about with twenty-one other people on a big grass rectangle. Sometimes being a footballer is about accidentally becoming best mates with Mickey Rourke, or understanding why spitting is considered football's most heinous crime.

In How to be a Footballer, Peter Crouch took us into a world of bad tattoos and even worse haircuts, a world where you're on the pitch one minute, spending too much money on a personalised number plate the next. In I, Robot, he lifts the lid even further on the beautiful game. We will learn about Gareth Bale's magic beans, the Golden Rhombus of Saturday night entertainment, and why Crouchy's dad walks his dog wearing an England tracksuit from 2005.

'Whether you're an armchair expert, or out in the stands every Saturday, crazy for five-a-side or haven't put on a pair of boots since school, this is the real inside story of how to be a footballer.'

Review: Peter Crouch is a retired footballer who played for a number of clubs, scored over 100 goals in the Premier League and holds the record for the most headed goals in that League. He represented England on 42 occasions, scoring 22 goals for his country. He retired from playing in July 2019. This book is a sequel to his previous book “How to be a Footballer”. Like his earlier work, this is a collection of anecdotes based on his experiences of 20 years as a professional footballer, rather than a chronological autobiography. It is divided into chapters covering such diverse topics as food, referees and chairmen.

Like his previous book, this sequel is full of amusing anecdotes, with the author's sense of humour and his love of the beautiful game scattered throughout. The final chapter discusses his thoughts on retiring from football and his experience of hosting a podcast for the BBC. So, if you want to know about the author’s encounter with the actor Mickey Rourke in Miami; why there there is no demand for referees’ replica kits; or some of the eccentricities of football agents, then this is the book for you.

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