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How to Be an Ex-Footballer

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However How to be an Ex Footballer as well as having its expected fill of funny anecdotes also has a darker side. He scored over 100 Premier League goals, has 42 England caps and holds the record for the most headed goals in Premier League history.

It is sobering to learn that ‘around 40% of ex players go bankrupt in the first 5 years after quitting, a 3rd get divorced. 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. Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. It is disappointing to find that Peter only narrates the prologue, it would’ve been nice the hear him tell all the stories. This grossly oversimplified understanding has created many complexities in our lives and taken away from us the very fundamentals of the joy of living.There is a tattooist, a sanitation consultant and a president, a vacuum entrepreneur, a detective and a wrestler, and then there’s Tino Asprilla, whose post-football pursuits I won’t spoil for you, but he’s certainly found a niche! Otherwise, it’s a really interesting look into a number of other peoples post-football careers and pretty touching at times too. I listened to the penguin audio version of this book and wasn’t as impressed with the presentation of that.

Titled The Troubled, Crouch explores the darker side of retirement and reflects on those whose paths in and beyond football have been more problematic. 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. Some of the stories don't have happy endings and Crouch suggests that better education and awareness for young pros are a must.One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. In conclusion I found this to once again be a funny, warm hearted, easily read book delivered with typical Peter Crouch style, which broaches the subject of footballers in their post-retirement life. The anecdotes both funny, Tina Asprilla’s condom range has got be seen to be believed, as Peter suggests, google it and look at the expression on his face on the box! Crouch speaks from his own experience and discusses with fellow former professionals too - just how do you safely release a near seven-foot striker back into the wild? Eliminate negativity and change your life with best-selling author, happiness expert and life coach Domonique Bertolucci.

Do you feel weighed down by stress and pressure, held back by judgement and lack of opportunity, and critcised by everyone – including yourself?

A much-used word, karma is loosely understood as a system of checks and balances in our lives, of good actions and bad deeds, of good thoughts and bad intentions.

It’s still good, but gets confusing when he’s reciting a conversation (in the first person) with another ex-pro, whilst referring to himself as Peter Crouch.Across 16 Chapters and 275 Pages, Peter Crouch builds the reader a picture of the character that he has come to know through tales from throughout his career, or his perception and experience from afar for others, during their “main and more famous career” of being a footballer. Some are obvious; coaching, managing, punditry but some are more diverse such as Timo Apsrilla developing his own brand of condoms or Gavin Peacock turning his back on the game to become a church minister in Canada. There she is given the chance to undo her regrets and try out each of the other lives she might have lived. In this controversial and exciting listen, Pollan explores caffeine’s power as the most-used drug in the world - and the only one we give to children (in soda pop) as a treat.

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