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Behind Closed Doors

by Gary Lineker, Danny Baker

Audiobooks of the Month Biography / Autobiography

Behind Closed Doors Synopsis

'Football is a simple game. 22 players chase a ball for 90 minutes, and at the end the Germans always win.'

This book is inspired by the stories Danny and I have shared with each other about what life in football is really like: in the dressing room, in the commentary box, on the pitch and - with the appropriate pixellation - in the showers afterwards.

What's it really like to play with Messi? I wouldn't know, but I have starred alongside him in an advert for Walkers crisps. And, well, his performance was world-class.

And what is a life in football really like? You won't learn much from the dull-as-dishwater post-match interviews - it's a world of secrets, superstitions, laughs and personalities, and let me tell you, half of it you won't believe.

I've looked back at my playing days, from England to Leicester, Everton to Barcelona, Tottenham to, er, Nagoya Grampus Eight, and shared the chaotic behind-the-scenes secrets of Match of the Day - and Danny has chipped in with stories from a lifetime following the game as a fan.

From Italia '90 to Leicester's Premier League fairytale, from yellow cards to World Cup trophies (I've never been awarded either), you'll find it all here - everything you always wanted to know about football, but didn't realise that you did.

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Behind Closed Doors Press Reviews

'This is Lineker unleashed. As a non-football nut I didn't expect to enjoy it, but between laddish anecdotes are passages of sudden tenderness . . . Lineker opens up, dislodging memories and reflections, not just about football but his whole life.'

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ISBN: B07PDNHNB9
Publication date: 19/09/2019
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Format: Audiobook

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ISBN: B07PDNHNB9
Publication date: 19th September 2019
Author: Gary Lineker, Danny Baker
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Format: Audiobook
Genres: Audiobooks of the Month, Biography / Autobiography,
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