By Chris Wright
What you’re about to see it The Guardian’s ‘secret footballer’ (@TSFGuardian) first ever appearance on camera. If you’re not familiar, the secret footballer is an industry insider, whose documents the riches, debauchery and pressure that professional footballers are subject to from a first-hand perspective.
We’ve had tidbits clues-wise over the years: he’s a current Premier League player, he grew up on a council estate, he’s married and he’s represented at least two clubs in the Premier League – playing under at least one ‘great’ manager (his words).
To plug his new book, TSF has made an appearance in a viral. Of course, his identity is still shrouded and his voice has been dubbed over by an actor, but this is the closest we’ve ever come to revealing just who this tights-wearing maverick really is…
Pies’ best guess? For some reason, we’ve got a sneaking suspicion it’s Nicky Shorey or David Bentley.
Any wiser? Who are you putting your dubloons on folks?