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  • Published: 19 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473572775
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

Behind Closed Doors

Life, Laughs and Football




The ultimate insider’s guide to the beautiful game, written by two of Britain’s most popular sporting figures. Based on the N1 podcast.

Behind Closed Doors by Gary Lineker and Danny Baker is a rollicking account full of the intimate details of life in and around the beautiful game. If you’re looking for analysis of recent on-the-pitch action, look elsewhere...

Gary and Danny reveal for the first time their hilarious and eye-opening closed-door tales and green room stories from their time in football. What's it like to be a player sitting in the dressing room at half time during a world cup semi final? To be facing down the ire of the manager? To be sitting on a subs bench, wishing that your teammates don't score? Or to be lining up to take penalties against the Germans? All is revealed, and more, in this utterly entertaining guide to football, full of fabulous stories and golden nuggets about the game we love.

  • Published: 19 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473572775
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

About the authors

Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker OBE is a broadcaster and a former professional footballer. He holds England's record for goals in FIFA World Cup finals, with 10 scored. He has presented the flagship BBC football programme Match of the Day since the late 1990s. He also hosts BT Sport's coverage of the UEFA Champions League. Follow Gary on Twitter @GaryLineker and on Instagram.

Danny Baker

Danny Baker is an author, comedy writer, journalist and Radio DJ. He is the author of the bestselling memoirs Going to Sea in a Sieve, Going Off Alarming and, most recently, Going on the Turn. He still lives in south-east London. Follow Danny on Twitter @prodnose

Praise for Behind Closed Doors

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 recalls deathbed conversations with his father, Barry, a Leicester market trader who’d taken him and his childhood team-mates to matches in his fruit and veg van. The process seems to have acted as a sort of talking therapy for Lineker, opening him up, dislodging memories and reflections, not just about football but his whole life.

Janice Turner, THE TIMES

Gary Lineker and Danny Baker relate stories both honest and hilarious about the world of football.

SUNDAY EXPRESS

Without doubt, it’s one of the funniest books around.

FourFourTwo

Is there anything Gary Lineker can’t do?

RADIO TIMES

This personal and often hilarious book is the perfect gift for any footie fanatic.

OK! MAGAZINE

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