How to Be an Ex-Footballer

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How to Be an Ex-Footballer

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To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. However as Crouch points out it isn’t totally ‘the fault of the player, it’s the people around him taking advantage. What you realise, as you laugh out loud, is that football has been taken too seriously by too many people for too long. Although it has to be said some sections are more entertaining than others, I didn’t find the chapters on politicians or owners held my interest as much as the ones on pundits, grafters or mavericks for example. Imagine having three life-coaches who had been through the toughest mental and physical challenges; a crack team of problem-solvers who knew in their day job that one mistake could be the difference between life - and death.

The taverna is the only place that Kostas and Defne can meet in secret, hidden beneath the blackened beams from which hang garlands of garlic and chilli peppers, creeping honeysuckle, and in the centre, growing through a cavity in the roof, a fig tree. There she is given the chance to undo her regrets and try out each of the other lives she might have lived.In this five-part series, US happiness expert and positive psychologist Michelle Gielan and British journalist and author Oliver Burkeman explore ways to become truly happier, backed up by scientific evidence. So what do these Peter Pans, whose careers end just as most people's are getting going, do with the rest of their lives? Savvy players may head into retirement with a healthy nest egg and with the figures that are banded around the pro game today it seems there should be few excuses for former footballers to have financial difficulties, although the book suggests this too isn’t always the case. Whether for financial reasons or a need to fill the void, many former footballers find themselves pursuing new careers when they’ve hung up their boots and Crouch explores the obvious and not-so-obvious post-football pathways.

Eliminate negativity and change your life with best-selling author, happiness expert and life coach Domonique Bertolucci. In The Psychology of Money, award-winning author Morgan Housel shares 19 short stories exploring the strange ways people think about money. Main Hi Kahaani Hoon”, an Audible Original is a weekly storytelling show of 20 episode from Audible, written-created-performed by Major Akhill Pratap; an ex-Army Officer popularly known as The Soldier and The Storyteller. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be more than he can cope with. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle.He has clearly interviewed a number of former footballing pals and it comes across as an insightful read. 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. It is a cautionary tale of the pitfalls of life after the final whistle when the ridiculous amounts of money disappear as quickly as the chants from the adoring crowds. It’s a lot for anyone to get their head around, but for mostly young men who have only experienced life in a pampered, dreamlike bubble, it’s easy to see how navigating the real world can be a genuine challenge and why some prefer to leave their footballing pasts well and truly behind.

Otherwise, it’s a really interesting look into a number of other peoples post-football careers and pretty touching at times too.I would recommend all young and upcoming football professionals read the last poignant chapter of this book at least.

One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. They make them at the dinner table, or in a meeting room, where personal history, your own unique view of the world, ego, pride, marketing, and odd incentives are scrambled together. In a Jerry Springer-esque final thought, Crouch thus asks of his readers a simple request: to choose a former footballer and give them a day: ‘mark it in your diary and celebrate them as they once were, and as they are now,’ he urges, ‘don’t’ let them be forgotten. 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. A surprisingly good read considering that I am not a great football fan but I have to say I enjoyed this book enormously.

Crouch is an adequate TV pundit, no better or worse than some of his colleagues on BT Sports, but what he does have that some of the others don’t have is a sense of humour.



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