'To be able to work well in the box, I believe you have to be able to think "outside the box"' - a fascinating insider account of the Premier League and life at the top level of football from one of the country's best-rated goalkeepers.
Goalkeepers have an unusual view of the world, but Brad Friedel's is more unusual than most. An American, a university graduate, a visionary and a deep thinker, he spurns football culture to concentrate on his game and develop his ideas.
One of the most highly-rated - and experienced - goalkeepers in the country, Friedel endured a five-year battle to play in the Premier League. His incredible journey took him from three World Cup tournaments, spells with foreign clubs, and finally to the top flight at Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa.
Friedel's inspirational story provides true perspective and takes us outside the box and inside the world of professional football in a way only he can.
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Group, Limited|
|Sold by:||Hachette Digital, Inc.|
|File size:||305 KB|
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Table of Contents
1 The Box 1
2 The Wonder Years 7
3 The Call 19
4 California Dreamin' 31
5 Amigos Para Siempre 47
6 Bureaucrats 1 - Friedel 0 58
7 Globetrotting Goalkeeper for Hire 72
8 Gaffers in the Grey Area 83
9 Four Thousand Holes 97
10 The Cap Fits: International Duty 119
11 Up for the Cup 143
12 Hocus Pocus Focus 154
13 One Million Miles: A Goalkeeper's View of the World 171
14 There's No Business Like Good Business 207
15 Expect the Unexpected 220
16 The Wonder Years Part II 231