Since hanging up his football boots, Peter Crouch is well on the way to establishing himself as a national treasure.

That Peter Crouch Podcast established his gift for telling a great anecdote, then two books - 2018's How To Be A Footballer and this year's I, Robot - offered fans an even deeper look at the reality behind the beautiful game.

Here we quiz Crouchy for our new video series Between The Lines to find which players should resist following him into literary stardom, what it really feels like to score a goal and - more importantly - whether he is taller than C3PO.

I, Robot: How To Be A Footballer 2 by Peter Crouch is out now. 
 

  • I, Robot

  • What happens on the pitch is only half the story.

    Being a footballer is not just kicking a ball about with twenty-one other people on a big grass rectangle. Sometimes being a footballer is about accidentally becoming best mates with Mickey Rourke, or understanding why spitting is considered football’s most heinous crime.

    In How to be a Footballer, Peter Crouch took us into a world of bad tattoos and even worse haircuts, a world where you’re on the pitch one minute, spending too much money on a personalised number plate the next. In I, Robot, he lifts the lid even further on the beautiful game. We will learn about Gareth Bale’s magic beans, the Golden Rhombus of Saturday night entertainment, and why Crouchy’s dad walks his dog wearing an England tracksuit from 2005.

    Whether you’re an armchair expert, or out in the stands every Saturday, crazy for five-a-side or haven’t put on a pair of boots since school, this is the real inside story of how to be a footballer.

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