August 24th, 2011
‘Ballers & Books: Which One Would You Fan The Flames For?
Theo Walcott smiled through the pain, but even he was beginning to realise that Arsene Wenger’s youth policy was getting way out of control. Image: Jan Kruger/Getty Images Europe.
If all the world’s literature were set on fiyah, which of the following footballers’ books would you attempt to save?
B) Philipp Lahm’s equally tantalising criticisms of his former Bayern Munich coach/the current USMNT manager, Jurgen Klinsmann, which can be found in his new autobiography, ‘Der feine Unterschied – Wie man heute Spitzenfussballer wird’ (‘The fine Line – How to Become A Top Professional’)
C) Theo Walcott’s hardcover, ‘Growing Up Fast’. Although we have no inside knowledge of what this story is about, we have high hopes for the middle pictorial insert that (fingers crossed) features lots of baby Theo imagery and very little copy.