Ask A Footballer

Author: James Milner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529404932

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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'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.

Ask the Old Football Coach

Author: Jesse Farrar

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 149303006X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 2879

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.

Mister Lee's Fantastic Football Dream

Author: PJ Roberts,Marc Roberts

Publisher: Monsoon Books

ISBN: 9814358886

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 5306

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.

Loving The Game When The Game Doesn't Love You Back

Author: Brandon Sweeney

Publisher: Brandon Sweeney

ISBN: 0989136752

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

View: 3256

Each year, thousands of athletes work hard to excel at their sport, while sacrificing their time in hopes of one day playing professionally. Some make it but many do not. Most often we hear the stories of athletes that have succeeded. However there are many more untold stories of great athletes who did not. Brandon Sweeney shares his story of the setbacks he had to overcome when his dream of going to the NFL was shattered by a career ending injury. It was a long process of readjustment for Brandon but he ultimately discovers his true identity, and God-given purpose. Brandon wrote this book to motivate, inspire and challenge athletes to recognize the importance of preparing for life on and off the field, but ultimately to help others discover their full potential and their God-given purpose beyond the game.

The Green Leaves of Winter

Author: E.D. Lambert

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477158146

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

View: 6963

In 2004 I joined a writing group run by two lectures from The University of East Anglia. The result of which is my book The Green Leaves of Winter a collection of short stories and poems. The stories and poems are mostly humorous, serious, horrific with a strong sexual element. The inclusion of the poems breaks up the stories making the book a more interesting read. The stories range from bare fist fighting, naughty Nuns, Black Shuck the devil s dog, even god trying to make prettier bums for his angels, and a dog on trial trying to stop them removing his nuts ! Truly a strange story collection.

Ask Alice Level 2 Elementary/Lower-intermediate

Author: Margaret Johnson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 8483236168

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 65

View: 5137

This award-winning graded readers series is full of original fiction, adapted fiction and factbooks especially written for teenagers. Alice is an Agony Aunt on her school website. Students write to her with their problems and she answers them. But how can Alice give advice when she's got so many problems of her own? This paperback is in British English. Download the complete audio recording of this title and additional classroom resources at Cambridge Experience Readers get teenagers hooked on reading.

Knight of the Road

Author: J. A. Tipton

Publisher: Inspiring Voices

ISBN: 1462405665

Category: Fiction

Page: 195

View: 335

An accidental meeting between a handsome truck-driving Samaritan, one of the knights of the road, and a beautiful young widow with two children sets the stage for this romantic adventure that takes the reader to exotic places while underscoring the importance of living a godly life focused on family. The author weaves subtle humor throughout, accompanied by her nostalgic recollections of growing up on a small dairy farm.

The House Advantage

Author: Jeffrey Ma

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230109681

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 978

As part of the notorious MIT Team depicted in Ben Mezrich's now classic Bringing Down the House, Jeff Ma used math and statistics to master the game of blackjack and reap handsome rewards at casinos. Years later, Ma has inspired not only a bestselling novel and hit movie, but has also started three different companies—the latest of which, Citizen Sports, is an innovative marriage of sports, betting, and digital technology—and launched a successful corporate speaking career. The House Advantage reveals Ma's cutting-edge mathematical insights into the world of statistics and makes them applicable to a wide business audience. He argues that numbers are the key to analyzing nearly everything in the world of business, from how to spot and profit from global market inefficiencies to having multiple backup plans in anticipation of every probability. Ma's stories and business lessons are as intriguing as they are universally applicable.

Lunch Money Can't Shoot

Author: Michael Levin,Jack Pannell

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1683501128

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 147

View: 9660

When the urban neighborhood where William Lunch Money Barnes lives becomes too rough, his mother moves his family in the middle of the school year to an all-white suburb 50 miles away. The good-natured Barnes runs into one problem: everyone, including the middle school’s basketball coach, assumes that since he is African American and from the inner city, he must be great at basketball and can save the school team’s season. Unfortunately, Barnes is not an athlete, and contrary to assumptions about black kids, he’s terrible at basketball! Trouble arises when the school discovers that Lunch Money Can’t Shoot!