Wonderful. I’m one of those fans described exactly in the book – love to watch the game, has opinions but have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about.
This book obviously didn’t change me in a major way, yet at the same time it did. I now know a little more about the tactics employed by managers, and truly, it cements the fact that there’s simply no way for someone to truly understand what happens on the pitch when the only way you’re seeing it is via the telly (I’m going British now). So much of the nuance appears outside the area where the ball is being played, and as the Secret Footballer points out, the only way one would know something is taking place tactically is when you know the secret nods and signals, or ‘triggers’, that the players use among themselves.
Anyhow, it’s an entertaining read, and I got the ‘I am the Secret Footballer’ as a result.
Looking forward to it.