Thinking Outside the Box

Thinking Outside the Box : My Journey in Search of the Beautiful Game

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'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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 170 x 328 x 136mm | 1,741.79g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 15 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0752884433
  • 9780752884431
  • 1,077,803

About Brad Friedel

Brad Friedel is one of the most successful American players in Premier League history, making more than 250 appearances, having played for Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers. He joined Aston Villa in 2008. He won 82 caps for the USA before retiring from international football in 2005.show more

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29 ratings
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4 38% (11)
3 48% (14)
2 3% (1)
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