By Simon Kuper
The nice footballers and coaches are hardly glimpsed from up shut. They protect themselves from the tabloids, disguise their personalities at the back of professionalism, and within the phrases of the cliche, 'do their speaking at the pitch'. This e-book will get up with regards to them. The soccer Menis now not a sequence of big name profiles, and it does not try and unearth secrets and techniques within the avid gamers' inner most lives. quite, it portrays those males as three-d humans. It describes their upbringings, the soccer cultures they grew up in, the best way they play, and the luggage that they convey to their relationships at paintings. This multimillion-pound, multinational global is generally inhabited by means of traditional males. The profiles during this booklet are often humorous, yet by no means breathless or sensational. the various profiles during this e-book are in response to interviews; others are the result of time the writer spent with that individual; occasionally the profile is a narrative of a rustic. All are interesting and make clear their topic to bare stuff you would not count on. From one of many nice activities writers of our time this can be a penetrating and awesome selection of articles at the figures that experience outlined the trendy carrying international.