Ask A Footballer

In this book, I explain how a footballer's working week unfolds - what we eat and how we prepare for matches technically, tactically, mentally and physically - and talk you through the ups and downs of a matchday.


Author: James Milner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529404937

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 333

'Ask a Footballer is a fine read, showcasing how an unassuming man has forged success, winning the Premier League twice, the FA Cup and the Champions League' Matthew Syed, The Times Ever wondered what it's REALLY like to be a Premier League footballer? My name is James Milner and I'm not a Ribena-holic. Let me share insights into what it's like being a professional footballer, across my different experiences with Leeds United, Newcastle, Aston Villa, Manchester City and now Liverpool (not forgetting a six-match loan spell at Swindon). Plus my highs - and a few too many lows - playing for England. There isn't a current player who's been playing Premier League football as long as I have, and that gives me a pretty rare perspective into how the top-flight game has changed over the past seventeen years. In this book, I explain how a footballer's working week unfolds - what we eat and how we prepare for matches technically, tactically, mentally and physically - and talk you through the ups and downs of a matchday. I reveal my penalty-taking techniques, half-time team talks and the differences between playing against Lionel Messi, Wilfried Zaha and Jimmy Bullard. I've played for managers ranging from Terry Venables, Peter Reid and Sir Bobby Robson to Martin O'Neill, Fabio Capello and Jurgen Klopp. I tell you what it's like sharing a training ground and a dressing-room with team-mates such as Lee Bowyer, Mario Balotelli and Mo Salah. I also reveal the behind-the-scenes work that went into Liverpool's Champions League success - and the celebrations that followed. So this isn't an autobiography. The whole point of Ask A Footballer is that you, the fans, asked me questions and I have used my own experiences to answer them. I hope you like it, and don't find it too boring.

The Secret Footballer What Goes on Tour

When I was changing addresses for the utilities as we moved into our first house, the man on the end of the phone line at Sky stopped in his tracks when I said I played football. And then proceeded to ask me everything he'd ever wanted ...


Author: The Secret Footballer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473543393

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 483

Since his first book was published in 2012, The Secret Footballer has been able to take the reader behind the scenes of footballers' lives like no other player has been able, or will ever be able, to do. Anonymity has been a potent weapon in revealing the real world of football stars, and five years on, he has now penned the work that all his fellow professionals have been urging him to do from the start, The Secret Footballer: What Goes on Tour. And it isn't going to stay on tour any more... From Marbella and Ibiza to Dubai and Las Vegas, The Secret Footballer lays bare the worst, most embarrassing and most hilarious excesses of these fit and mostly fickle young men whose million-pound salaries, to use his own words, 'open up a host of recreational opportunities'. Fuelled by rampaging desires for sex, drugs, booze and rock'n'roll, these footballers think up ever more extreme ways of splashing the cash, and needless to say, it doesn't always end well...

Ask the Old Football Coach

NUMBERS ON STRENGTH IN Football, sometimes called a game of war, differs from war in this respect, that it is not ... Depending on which Svengali you asked, in the early twentieth century, football was either exactly like war or almost ...


Author: Jesse Farrar

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493030064

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 147

Throwing the flag on long-lost football “wisdom” from legends like Rockne, Heisman, and Camp Quick-hitting spreads and single-page entries offer points of entry everywhere in the book Humorous alternative to the advanced statistics and fantasy football analytics With nearly 200 vintage and whacky football photographs Your old Uncle Frank likes to say that football ain’t what it used to be; how today’s players, coaches, and analysts know NOTHING compared to legends of the past. Oh, yeah? Well, here’s a book of ancient nuggets of football wisdom hilariously taken apart to show that all the golden advice and knowledge from years past is, well, from a lot of years past. And it hasn’t aged too well. Ask the Old Football Coach takes the old football coach at his word . . . and then offers a few words in response! Illustrated with vintage football photography.

The Secret Footballer Access All Areas

football works. 'How've ya been?' he asks. 'Fine,' I say. 'Looking forward to the start of the season.' Total bullshit and we both know it. The mistake the new owners had made when they took control of the club was a mistake that so ...


Author: Anon

Publisher: Guardian Faber Publishing

ISBN: 9781783350612

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 921

Ever wondered how to build a football club? What a typical match day feels like for the players on the pitch and those behind the scenes? From scouting systems to managing the big names (and their egos), merchandise deals to hotel life, the Secret Footballer takes you into the fascinating world of professional football and shows us the hidden side of a world we think we're familiar with. We get the fights and fornication, the revenge stories and scandals; he profiles the legends as well as the backroom boys and the unsung heroes. Funny, shocking and always entertaining, this is the Secret Footballer at his most revealing and irreverent yet.

Football Injuries

This helps the mental health care professional have a better understanding of the dynamics facing the football player going for the initial appointment. Ask the football player to report back to you that they have made their initial ...


Author: Kevin W. Farmer

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030548759

Category: Medical

Page: 434

View: 338

In-season management of (American) football injuries presents a unique set of problems and considerations. Trying to safely return players to play is of great concern from Pop Warner up to the NFL, and managing injuries during the season with the plan of operative repair in the off-season is also a unique concern with these athletes. Management during the season to allow return to play, while minimizing the risks of further injury, is of utmost importance. This unique book will focus on the management of football injuries during the season and on the sidelines. It will focus on both operative and non-operative treatments that allow safe return to play, utilizing not only the latest scientific literature supporting in-season decisions, but also the experiences of the authors, who have spent many years treating these athletes. Divided into sections on orthopedic and medical considerations, the first part is organized anatomically to present the breadth of injury and treatment strategies available, from injuries to the shoulder and elbow, to ACL/MCL/PCL tears and sprains, to tendinopathies and sports hernia, among many other conditions. The second section covers diverse medical topics germane to football, including heat and cardiac issues, traumatic brain injury, mental health and infectious disease considerations, pain management, and the expanding role of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in non-operative treatment. Presenting the most recent clinical evidence alongside time-tested management techniques, Football Injuries will be a valuable addition to the practices of orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, sideline medics and athletic trainers, and primary care physicians treating these athletes.

The Secret Footballer s Guide to the Modern Game

When we start to ask ourselves questions in real simple terms we answer them simply too. When we get caught up in a constant diatribe of self-talk we get confused and lose commitment and focus. Think of taking a penalty.


Author: Anon

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9781783350636

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 607

The bestselling anonymous author is back with the ultimate book to challenge conventional footballing wisdom. This is football gift with a bit of attitude. Perfect for football fans and armchair referees alike. With his trademark wit, opinion and candour, The Secret Footballer will guide the reader through: The pass - geometry and positioning and intelligence; Fitness; Skills & dribbling; Power & passion; When to listen to your gaffer and when to ignore him; Data and how it is used on the pitch/in transfers; Football academies; Match fixing, diving and other dark deeds; Tunnel vision - what it takes to be a pro; What the pundits say and what they really mean; top 11s (goals to scapegoats, chants to stadiums); 'Bouncebackability' and other words that just aren't acceptable.

Football Is Our Game

The questions are then asked. Which am I supporting? ... You aren't holding my football.) Give the ball to a student and ask him/her: Whose are you holding? ... Ask a student to come to the front of the class and to hold the football.


Author: Francis A. Andrew

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781490790312

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 367

This book combines grammar with English for Specific Purposes ( ESP football ) to make the process of English language learning more fun and enjoyable for students by providing an appropriate context and specific settings with which they are familiar and to which they can relate.

Mister Lee s Fantastic Football Dream

This year I'm old enough to play in the competitions, so I was going to ask Mum if I can play.' 'Why didn't you say “footballer” when I asked you yesterday what you want to be?' Ye Ye asked. Jun Yonglooked puzzled again.


Author: PJ Roberts

Publisher: Monsoon Books

ISBN: 9789814358880

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 936

Singaporean teenager Lee Jun Yong dreams of becoming a professional footballer. Growing up in a family of humble means, in the shadow of Bedok Stadium, the sixteen-year-old is unsure what the future has in store for him. Then one day a chance encounter and some fancy footwork lead to a trial with local professional soccer team Geylang United and suddenly it seems as if Jun Yong’s dream is about to come true. Armed with his grandfather’s Tiger Balm and qi gong training, can Jun Yong make the under-18 national squad and represent his country against Australia? Teenage soccer fans worldwide will delight in Jun Yong’s football skills, despair at his dating skills, and empathise with his struggle to over come hardships and make his fantastic football dream become reality.

The Footballer s Wife

Len asked. It was probably the fifth time he had asked her if she wanted a cup of tea. 'No, Dad, I'm fine,' she said. Len wasn't comfortable; he could hardly sit still in his chair. Charly watched him for a moment. 'VVhat's up with you?


Author: Kerry Katona

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407022574

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 255

On the surface of it glamour girl Charly Metcalfe finally has it all. She's officially a W.A.G, having bagged premiership footballer Joel Baldy to be her boyfriend - and she has the lifestyle to go along with the title. She lives in a million-pound penthouse. She gets invited to the most glamorous parties, and Joel will buy her anything she wants. But behind closed doors, life as a footballer's other half isn't as perfect as it seems. Joel has a temper and when he and Charly argue he lets his fists do the talking. Charly knows she should get out but there's one problem...she loves him. In fact she loves him enough to marry him in spite of their problems - and her own family's objections. But having married in haste, is Charly going to regret her decision all too quickly...?

I Only Wanted to Play Football

My father once asked me if my Manager at Blackpool, Sam Ellis, would be able to get in touch with (the now Sir) Elton John, the then Chairman of Watford Football Club. He wanted to ask him if he would put some music to some words that ...


Author: Eamonn O'Keefe

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 9781609117764

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 222

View: 847

Many of today's footballers live their lives like Hollywood film stars. The story of Eamonn O'Keefe's life could be the script of a Hollywood film but there would be only one problem-nobody would believe it was a true story I can assure you it is. You couldn't make it up if you tried -Howard Wilkinson, Ex-England Manager and current Chairman of the League Managers Association. - I first met Eamonn when we played together for the Republic of Ireland. His football exploits around the world were common knowledge within football circles-but were not well-documented publicly. It should be a great read -Good luck with it, Eamonn. - Frank Stapleton, former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland International player. I grew up in Blackley, North Manchester in England, in a family of nine. There was Gran, Mam, Dad and six children. Fifty years later, I am unsure how we all managed to fit into the three-bedroom house where we lived. I recall the struggles - and the hilarity - that we all experienced on a day-to-day basis, and remember how I worked toward my ultimate dream of becoming a successful professional footballer. Eamonn O'Keefe recalls, in his humorous memoir ...I Only Wanted to Play Football, how he played the game at non-league, league and international level in England, Ireland and Saudi Arabia, moving from club to club. His many incidents included an arrest in Blackpool, when a practical joke backfired, and he spent a day's interrogation under suspicion of being an IRA terrorist. I was delighted, at the age of 22, to be the first European ever to be signed to play for the Al Hilal Football Club in Saudi Arabia. But when the Prince, who was then president of the club, told me that he was in love with me, I was even more delighted to leave - and it became necessary for me to flee Saudi and return to the safety of England First-time author Eamonn O'Keefe was born in 1953 in Manchester, England, and played football professionally during the 1970s and 1980s. With the encouragement of his wife, Lorna, he finally penned his memoirs. The author is retired and now resides in Portugal. Publisher's website: http: // Author's website: http: //www.eamonnokeefe.c

Football Hooligans

But in his year 2000 book Barmy Army, Dougie Brimson asks: why does football hooliganism occurat all? That is, of course, the wrong question. People should not ask why people indulge in hooliganism atgames, they shouldask whycan they?


Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849017671

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 124

First-hand accounts of football violence, from infamous Millwall to Man U. Once dubbed 'the English disease', British match-day thuggery has spread right across Europe and beyond. Here is the inside story of that phenomenon from those that were there, taking part in the mayhem. 'Yob Laureate' Dougie Brimson and his brother Eddy offer a compelling description of match-day madness; Colin Ward goes steaming in, while other pieces detail the irresistible aggro of the local Derby, the tragedy inside Heysel Stadium and the violence surrounding England's 1998 World Cup match against Tunisia. Finally, Dougie Brimson asks if the police are not just another 'firm', simply participants in the violence.

Football Community and Social Inclusion

Whilst the latter of these studies was costly to deliver, the positive impact of this work suggests that football can play a key role as part of the wider Public Health Service delivery.13 With football clubs being asked to deliver so ...


Author: Daniel Parnell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317517757

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 654

This special issue addresses the complex reality of English community football organisations, including Football in the Community (FitC) schemes, which have been attending to social agendas, such as social inclusion and health promotion. The positioning of football as a key agent of change for this diverse range of social issues has resulted in an increase in funding support. Despite the increased availability of funding and the (apparent) willingness of football clubs to adopt such an altruistic position within society, there remains limited empirical evidence to substantiate football’s ability to deliver results. This book explores the current role of a football and football clubs in supporting and delivering social inclusion and health promotion to its community and seeks to examine the philosophical, political, environmental and practical challenges of this work. The power and subsequent lure of a football club and its brand is an ideal vehicle to entice and capture populations that (normally) ignore or turn away from positive social and/or health behaviours. The foundations of such a belief are examined, outlining key recommendations and considerations for both researchers and practitioners attending to these social and health issues through the vehicle of football. This book was originally published as a special issue of Soccer & Society.

Football Leaks

I asked. 'No, not yet,' he answered. 'It still has to be finished.' I didn't want to ask too many questions for fear of scaring him off with my ... 'Why do you guys in the media never ask where all the money in football comes from?


Author: Rafael Buschmann

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9781783351428

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 540

One anonymous football fan. 18.6 million confidential documents. This is the explosive story of the biggest leak in sporting history, and the shady underworld of modern football. In 2016, a whistleblower known only as 'John' started to leak a treasure trove of top-secret files to German newspaper Der Spiegel. These documents reveal the clandestine dealings of clubs, players and agents at the highest echelons of international football. And the story they tell is astonishing. From the eye-popping details of player transfers including Neymar Jr, Pogba and Coutinho, to the loopholes and opaque tax structures that ensure maximum earnings for players and agents alike, this is a tale rife with rapacious greed and questionable deals. At the same time, it is the gripping story of a fan who wanted to free football from its corrupt overlords - and now finds himself on the run.

The Official Guidebook to a College Football Scholarship

Coaches like to ask questions to see what type of player they may be getting. They like to understand what drives a player, and why you play the sport. For every success story of an athlete that you hear about in college football, ...


Author: Clarence K. Moniba

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456898144

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 175

View: 355

Are you a high school athlete who dreams about playing in the Rose Bowl? Maybe you see yourself playing for the Texas Longhorns or the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. For every high school senior who wants to play football for a school like the Florida Gators, there are thousands of other athletes who will be competing to achieve the same dream. There are more than 1.2 million kids playing football on the high school level. However, only about 3,000 high school football players each year get to sign a national letter of intent to play for a Division I (FBS) University and another 2,300 at the Division I-AA (FCS) level. This constitutes less than 1% of high school students who are offered that elusive football scholarship. Because of these odds, even talented players like you need an advantage. To make yourself standout from the rest of the field, you need to know how to market yourself to a university, interact with their coaching staff and ensure that you are doing the right things off the field to get the best scholarship opportunities available. By compiling advice from college coaches, communication experts, as well as scholarship athletes, this in-depth book is a “how to” manual that puts you in the best position to earn a college football scholarship. Talent is a necessity, but it takes the right strategy to propel an athlete to the next level. By following this easy step-by-step guide, you will be well on your way to earning that coveted football scholarship.

Armitage Shanks and the Footballer s Bones

asked Splinters. 'The kids used to stir me about my head all the time,' replied Armitage Shanks. 'I just got sick of it, right?' 'Yeah, I know,' said Splinters. 'I cop a bagging myself sometimes.' 'Why?' asked Armitage Shanks.


Author: John Larkin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780734411723

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 209

The Wildcats are in trouble again! Down on the ground, there’s got to be some way of raising funds, and their coach comes up with health food bars. Only trouble is they’re inedible, and whoever sells the most gets an all-expenses-paid trip to Canberra. Up in the air, though, Splinters and Nuke are on their way to London to retrieve their best player, Gazza, who’s been deported back to England with her mum, and the two boys get up to the sort of in-flight antics that have made travelling footballers notorious. Grappling as always with the problem of how to make up the numbers, someone remembers a genius footballer called Armitage Shanks who registered for the Under 6s, but never turned up for training or played a single game. Then the obvious question: how do you know he was a genius? And (to Splinters) the equally obvious answer: he had great boots! But when Armitage Shanks turns up, it’s a bigger surprise than the Wildcats have bargained for. A crazy adventure with an unexpectedly moving conclusion, this is one of John Larkin’s funniest books in the series - but it also offers a little insight into success and fame.

The Football Coaching Bible

When making a decision that relates to the Kansas State University football program, we always ask a simple question: if we chose to do this, would it help our program become better? If the answer is no, we won't do it.



Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736085007



View: 981

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLERS Your guide to staying mentally healthy

Try to avoid asking “How are you?” as they will probably just say “Fine”. We all do it. Try something that shows you have noticed something different like “You're looking stressed today/ You're very quiet today. What's been going on?


Author: Caroline Elwood-Stokes


ISBN: 9780244577988



View: 979

Galactic Football League Bundle

If he was going to ask, now was the time. “The belt,” Quentin said. ... If someone asked him if he liked football, he would probably just say yeah. ... Quentin waited, wondering how to phrase the question he really wanted to ask.


Author: Scott Sigler

Publisher: Empty Set Entertainment


Category: Fiction

Page: 3313

View: 846

Bundle containing: The Rookie The Starter The All-Pro The MVP The Champion

Bale Ultimate Football Heroes Collect Them All

'Gareth, will you please just ask Emma out?' Ellis said as they warmed up before football, rolling his eyes in frustration. 'It's getting boring now! Clearly she likes you and clearly you like her – what's the problem?


Author: Matt & Tom Oldfield

Publisher: Dino Books

ISBN: 9781786068705

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 300

View: 325

Meet Gareth Bale, Ultimate Football Hero. 'And then came the moment Gareth had been waiting for. He'd imagined it so many times. The President of Real Madrid held up the famous white shirt with his name on the back.' Bale tracks the Welsh wizard's impressive rise from talented schoolboy to Real Madrid star. This is the inspiring story of how Gareth Bale beat the odds and became the most expensive player in football history. Ultimate Football Heroes is a series of biographies telling the life-stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to super-star professional player. Written in fast-paced, action-packed style these books are perfect for all the family to collect and share.