How to Be an Ex-Footballer

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How to Be an Ex-Footballer

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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. Despite the money increasingly in football, retiring young comes with very real psychological, emotional, physical and sometimes financial burdens, oftentimes which footballers just aren’t ready for, so while an image of a former tough-tackling midfielder living the life of riley in the Cotswolds may come to mind, in reality the shift into retirement and what that looks like can be much less appealing. Listen in as she takes six different people on a career change journey to help them figure out what work they would really love to do and create a plan of how to make that career change happen. Along the way, they’ll unlock wisdom for those of us navigating our own coupledoms, and for those still seeking their perfect match.

It is disappointing to find that Peter only narrates the prologue, it would’ve been nice the hear him tell all the stories. Many footballers don't cope well at all, with almost 40% going bankrupt within five years of retirement. We'll be coached and cajoled by Harry Redknapp, upset Rafa Benitez and be soothed by the sound of an accordion played by Sven-Goran Eriksson's assistant Tord Grip. 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. Access to the Plus Catalogue—thousands of Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts, including exclusive series.This life-changing Audible Original features a powerful mix of one-on-one life-coaching sessions and a personal narrative with vital take-aways that you can start using immediately. Peter talks to entrepreneurs, men of the cloth, eco warriors, artists, private detectives and budding actors, as well as those who've lost their way in addiction, crime and NFTs. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be more than he can cope with. The 9 Step Negativity Detox is a powerful series that will teach you the nine simple steps to free you from the unnecessary causes of negativity in your life. 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.

Although it does pick up with the final chapter with more sobering accounts, this time concerning mental health and in particular the experiences of Aston Villa’s Lee Hendry. A world where one team-mate comes to training in a bright red suit with matching top-hat, cane and glasses, without any actual glass in them, and another has so many sports cars they forget they have left a Porsche at the train station.Some of the stories don't have happy endings and Crouch suggests that better education and awareness for young pros are a must.

In each episode you'll follow one person's journey, getting to listen in on their coaching sessions with Selina and following them as she sends them off on a task to try out a new career idea. What you realise, as you laugh out loud, is that football has been taken too seriously by too many people for too long. Otherwise, it’s a really interesting look into a number of other peoples post-football careers and pretty touching at times too. There are former players who have ditched the glitz and glamour of the global sports business for the nitty-gritty of life as a fireman, van driver or even an undertaker, while other pros have replaced one high-flying role for another as hedge fund managers and Hollywood heroes. For every successful pundit, there’s a footballer struggling to adjust to life; and while some may find a new lease in becoming a painter, a detective or an MP, the path for others isn’t quite so rewarding.Considering Crouch is a successful podcaster, it's not surprising that it is such clear audio book material. Being with your partner may feel like rainbows and unicorns, but that doesn't mean you have a healthy, functioning relationship.

Having previously covered the weird and wonderful life of being a footballer to great effect, this latest book changes its focus slightly to the weird and wonderful life of being a former football, that is the jobs and careers of retired footballers, and, no, before you ask, it’s not all working on their golf handicap, though, I’m sure, a few of them do that too. 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!Best-selling author Mark Manson brings his signature no-nonsense wisdom back to the subject he started his career covering: relationships. As someone who’s more interested in the business of football than the physical game itself, I really enjoyed this book and think it might be the best of Crouch’s trilogy. I wont rush to re-read like I have Crouchy’s other books, but it’s still good for anyone who’s read his previous. 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. Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive.



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