"Of the 95 per cent of people who love football, only 2 per cent understand it. One of my best friends is a complete fan, sees everything, knows everything. But he has no idea …it’s complicated." - Xavi The above quote from the Spanish midfield legend introduces this most recent instalment from the mysterious “Secret Footballer”. It’s an articulate, humorous and revealing portrait of the modern professional game that covers a diverse array of subjects, such as the whys and wherefores of tactical formation, fitness, diet and skill-sets, player/manager relationships, the geometry of passing, academies, match fixing, punditry and punctuated by tons of "top 11's (goals. stadia, chants and scapegoats !) A must for all fans of the beautiful game !