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Copyright Š 2009 by Dennis Lee. All rights reserved. Published by Dennis Lee, of Soccernumber10.com, El Paso, Texas. Published simultaneously in United States of America. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photographing, recording, scanning, or otherwise, except as permitted under section 107 or 108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act, without either the prior written permission of the Author and Publisher, or authorization through payment of the appropriate per- copy fee to the Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (978) 750-8400, fax (978)646-8600, or web at www.copyright.com. Requests to author or publisher for permission should be addressed to Dennis Lee, P.O. Box 11400 El Paso, Texas 79995, or Email Drunkensoccer@hotmail.com.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data: Lee, Dennis, 2009Meet The Number 10 Next Door. p. cm Includes index. ISBN-13: 9781440490415

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MEET The Untold Story of Soccer’s Greatest THE Do you have what it takes? NUMBER 10 You Can Start With Nothing! NEXT It doesn’t matter who you are Or where you come from- It’s your birthright. DOOR

Limited Edition Dennis Lee

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To all those who say you can’t ask them, ″Who are they to say so ?″ ″Yes you Can !″ If Pele and Maradona did it So can you !

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For the sick who can’t play –We will play for you. Dennis lee To my little son Andres Anthony Lee just three years at writing- I love you. To the Divine life source that guides me Thank you! To my mother and darling Mariana, and my princess- many kisses! To all those who –who said I can’t I have a cloud of witness from: Pele, Maradona Platini, Marta- and President Barack Obama Who say,“ Yes We Can!“

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The Most Used Soccer Phrases

“Will those boy quit playing with that darn soccer ball next to my car!” “You’re grounded you must not leave the house today do you understand me? Say, yes! Yes – mom.” “Those boys again they are breaking all my roses down with that soccer ball.” “Will you stop kicking that ball into my yard?” “Run you break the window hurry get out of here!” “Where are you coming from so late – surely not soccer practice? – Yes!” “If you girls don’t stop playing soccer with all that noise I am going to call the cop?” She not going to - 911- Run. “Guys we have to win this trophy because our community needs this!” All you do is just play soccer? You need to get a life! Yes – a soccer life… “You suck dude!” “How could you miss that penalty!” “You are real dummy man!” Jump the fence and get the soccer ball if I see the dogs coming I will shout RUN! You are late the dogs got you.

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INTRODUCTION “Honey, when will they break down that old house next door?” said Daniel while he was looking through his window from his mansion. “I hate to see that little mud house it’s a pain in my eyes! When will they just get out of our community and move to a poorer neighborhood?” “Baby come here quick look at this, that darn kid again! He is at it again with that soccer ball.” “How long will he go at it to day?” “I hope he quits at 12.00 a.m. because last night I didn’t get enough sleep because of him.” “I hope he doesn’t come on our green grass again!” “Let’s get some sleep now baby!” “Honey what time is it?” “It’s 1:30 a.m. Daniel.” “Where are you going?” “I want to see if he is still at it.” “Yes- he is still out there kicking that darn ball.” “Why don’t he just go to his little straw bed, and get some sleep?” “Mom I want to play soccer in the grass?” Mike begged. “Okay go, but please don’t play with the kid next door!” “Why?” “He is always in the same clothes and walking bare feet all the time!” “Promise me that you will not play soccer with the neighbors?” “Okay, mom!” Little did they did know that this little bare feet boy would one day move out of his little mud home into a mansion and becoming a millionaire from just playing soccer- starting with nothing! Meet The Number 10 Next Door. The little kid on the cover of this book! I know that you will find your path after reading this amazing book. With all your tears, and wants, needs- you will discover that you have more than you can imagine or dream!

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8 Meet the Number 10 Next Door Author – Dennis Lee “This guy is not a Number 10, he just can’t be a Number 10! He doesn’t look like a Number 10, he doesn’t even smells like a Number 10 he doesn’t walk like a Number 10, he doesn’t even act like Number 10! He just can’t be a Number 10. Look at his cleats! They are so old, and fragile. He doesn’t even have the outlook of a Number 10!” says the coach as he refers to Dennis Lee, the author of the Soccer Number 10, Blueprint book. “Probably this guy really is a Number10 but he doesn’t just look like one.” Dennis responded with the voice of a soccer sage! “I don’t want this guy; I wanted that guy over there. He looks muscular, he is physically fit; he looks like he is able to kick the soccer ball with power! He looks like he has everything that is needed on my team. He has the flair the looks and I know everyone will like him. The fans will adore him and he is also of a muscular body that will sell our products! He will make us win many trophies! That guy just cannot be a Number 10, Dennis! I don’t know what you see within this guy.” “Ok, coach. I think the best thing that I should do then is to run them through a preliminary test to see if they can fulfill certain criteria towards becoming a Number 10. What do you think?” “By all means, Dennis. Do test them. But I can guarantee you that the guy who I say is the Number 10, is the Number 10.” “Ok, coach. I will run them through our Soccer Number 10 preliminaries and we will see which of these guys is the Number 10. Can you call them over here?” “Everyone come over here”, the coach shouted. As they all walked over, from the smallest to the least, many from different cultures, some from Brazil, some from Spain, many from all over the world gathered for this awesome test. To see which of them is the next Number 10. “Gentlemen, I will introduce you to Mr. Lee. He is the authority of the Soccer Number 10 and well renowned in the soccer world. He will be taking you guys through some preliminary tests to figure out which of you guys are a Number 10 or is a true Number 10. So by all means give

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9 him your undivided attention and he will be training you guys for one whole week.” “Thank you very much, coach.” As they all looked at me, some looked at me with eyes as if I was a little Martian. You know someone not from this planet. For one I didn’t even look like a soccer player, because I didn’t have the flair, the whole package so to speak! So our investigations started.

Day 1 The first thing I did, I gathered them all up. I threw down sets of jerseys and we all were supposed to play a little soccer game. They all ran and grabbed them up. They were all looking through the jerseys, trying to find a needle in a hay stack. They all were all looking for just one number and that number was the Number 10 off course. Unfortunately, I didn’t place the Number 10 there for many different reasons. They all came over asking, “Where is the Number 10?” I told them, “It’s not in this game.” Some were very furious, some were deflated, one wanted to be the Number 10 really bad- so he started to beg! The others started to argue also. But what caught my attention was there was one person who never even looked over there for the Number 10. He waited until all the other guys pick their jerseys then he took a number. I made a note of this situation. I also made a note of all my results. They all trained, as training was successful. They all played and many were playing very impressive. Some tried to impress me, some did beyond the ordinary, some did extraordinary tricks; but they were all just doing tricks for a show. But there was one young man among them who played as if his entire life depended upon it. I made note of this again! After the game, I took them down to the area where we all gathered to talk. We opened the water containers; we had a lot of water and Gatorades. They all ran down there and they all drank, drank, drank. There was one who walked down there slowly and he drank the water slowly and only drank water! It is as if he took just one sip and he corked

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10 the bottle again. I made note of this gesture. Every one else was grabbing for Gatorades some had three bottles in hand. They all drank. They all drank! The test concluded that day. My results were to gathering up data to see which one of these young men would be a very outstanding Number #10 for this team.

Day 2 Next day preliminary test was quite a new drill. It was a pressure test to see how well many of these guys would do under pressure. But occasionally, it wasn’t the pressure test that requires playing soccer; it was a pressure test that requires them to shine shoes in the streets and mall. Many were too full of pride and many were so self centered that they thought that it was unethical for them who are professional soccer player to shine shoes! Many of them were dropped from the roster and from the investigation immediately, only a few remained. There was one young man who still stuck out and he did all the work that day without saying a single word. Hmmm as I said to myself, as we gathered` everything up, data by data, my results were compiling. But I still didn’t have a number 10 to present to this team management!

Another day The next phase was quite simple; it was almost time for the big game as we tried to trick the team to think that they were going to play in a big tournament. Before the tournament, we all went down to the Nike Store to gather some soccer cleats. And as we walked into the store they all ran and grabbed the latest shoe Ronaldinho’s ‘R10’, the latest Cristiano Ronaldo, and they all grabbed many different cleats. We all bought Ronaldo soccer cleats. We all bought what their hearts desire! The young man came over to me and he asked me, “One question.” and I said, “What’s your question? Don’t you want a soccer cleats?” He said, “Yes, but to be honest it’s too expensive to buy all these other cleats. Just buy me this one.” He took up an old Adidas Copa Mundial and I gladly bought it for him and I made note of this. As the day continued, we all left with our soccer cleats from the store. In fact if these soccer cleats could have talked they all would have gotten bridal treatments for a very expensive wedding! Yes you can! Start With nothing.


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Another Day The next day was game day. They all played, but the young man did not play in this game for several reasons. Just to conclude my test, I wanted to make sure that he stood on the bench. He was fired up but yet still he said not one word. He was there watching and all the other guys were there talking, shouting and acting ridiculous on the bench. But here was this young man not saying a word. I could look through his soul and I could see that he was burning up, dying to go on the field. In dying minutes of the soccer game, 10 minutes, I asked him, “Would you want to play?” And he said, “Yes!” The game was still going on. 5 minutes were remaining on the clock. And I said, “Do you still want to play?” And he said, “Yes! I want to play!” It was injury time. 3 minutes were added to the game, and I said, “Do you still want to play?” And he said, “Yes!” Then I asked him, “Why do you still want to play, it is only 3 minutes?” He said, “There is a lot that can be done in 3 minutes.” After he had said that, I had even come to a solid conclusion, but still not sure of him and of his abilities and capabilities of performing on a grand stage. The game was over, we all lost, he did not play it. As he was warming up the game ended as I hope! They all came back off the pitch and there were arguments. Many were cursing each other and you know what I am talking about. “You should have done this.” “You should have done that.” But within all of this situation and through it all, he kept his mouth shut, not one word but I could see the tears forming into his eyes. My observations were continuing, I was observing the whole situation. The game was over. It was time for us to go. We all left. Arguments were still on the bus as we strode back to soccer camp. We had a surprised party. We had some unusual people dressed in unusual clothes to come among us. We had girls among us and we had people who are notorious for their criminal activities. We had people added to the whole scenario just for the final test of this event. We had guys who were known on the streets for selling drugs to come into the audience of this controlled environment of soccer player for this ultimate

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12 test. Surprisingly, it was the final night to figure out which of these young men would be the next Number 10 for this team. And as the preliminary continues, the party dangerously rolled on. Many drank, got drunk, went off with girls and a few did everything, illegally and wrong. Upon questioning these notorious criminals to come forward and to also ask them who out of the group took the temptation that they elicited upon them. They gladly gave us all the names. Among them all it was startling to see that with one night of fun, many would have thrown away everything that we have tried to teach them and everything that they have learned through their life experiences. As the night of party ends, the sun smiles it was morning.

Last Day The alarms started to sound. We got them up at 5 a.m. in the morning. They were supposed to play a game that they were unprepared for; a test to see their fortitude, a test to see their mental capacities. And as they all came out, some who were drunk from drinking all night. Some who had alcohol totally perfumed upon themselves; the game started. Many didn’t want to play. Now is the time to see who is the real Number #10 but now it was time for action and not words or cleats. While the game was going on there was only one person that was shining. The coaches were there; the managers were all there watching the entire scenario in action with tired eyes for waking up so early. They were puzzled to see what was so unusual. The man who they thought didn’t have the caliber, didn’t have the abilities, he was the one who stood out. He scored the only goal against the other team. He was the one who was fully alert. He was the one who was ready to do what he said he would do! After the game, we did a questionnaire asking everyone why they didn’t perform well. The other guys came up with many excuses from; they were hanging out late last night. We went to the club. Some were even lying that they over drank that night. We brought them all into the conference room and we asked them what they did last night? Many lie; only one told us that he actually took drugs. He was allowed to stay. All the other guys who lied had to leave the room and to leave the team. But our skinny little chap, the one who didn’t even have the caliber, the one that didn’t even look like a Number 10, he was the one who I’d called forward. And as I called him forward, he was puzzled. He came forward.

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I asked him what he did that night; he said he stay at home that night. And I asked him why did he stay at home? He said he was here just to play soccer, not just to be partying and having fun in a bar. And in fact he has a wife back home and a kid. And they’re depending upon him and his success. And in no way, he would jeopardize that for just one night of fun. Well said, right in the ears of the managers, right in the ears of the coaches. They had come to their solid conclusion that this is the man that they need. He fits the criteria. As I unraveled all the data that I have compiled, I share with them some things very remarkable about the entire scenario. First of all, the two men that were left out of the 18 guys, the one who confessed that he did drugs that night stay only because he told the truth and only because he was very a talented soccer player. He was the one that the coach thought would be the Number 10. And just because he was really sorry for what he did. As we unraveled the data, I shared with them how we figure out who is a Number 10 and who is not a Number 10. Startling were these results. As I shared with the managers, how I gathered my data and how we had put them through the Soccer Number 10 systematic test, we had excluded many of our data for assessing and figuring out who is a genuine Number 10. But we only had used just the minor preliminaries because of the short week, and it was such a short time span. And as we gathered the data, and I disclosed them to the managers, I told them, “First of all, the Number 10 must not be greedy. I took them to a Nike Store just to test them. And many grabbed the cleats of various prices; $200 cleats, $195 cleats, $130 cleats. And only one took the cleats that he knew that wasn’t only durable but was that it kept the budget. That was a good sign. When I gave them the water test, it was a simple test of durability, stamina and strength. When I told them to drink, go take a water break and they all went and drank the water quickly. That means that they are unfit and it means that they were unprepared in the event of that something else should have happened. But only the one who took sips from the bottle, I knew that he was always ready. And that he was conservative, that he knew that if anything should happen and there

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14 were no more water, he would have water left in his bottle to drink. And these were tests that are simple, but yet still big and deep. The game test with the time and on the bench, were all preliminaries to see how they would all react. All those who were criticizing, all those who were talking, all those who were talking B.S. about those who were on the field, these were criteria that had to be met. But yet still, this Number 10 kept his mouth shut. We gave him an ultimate test, which was the time test. Many players can’t sit on the bench and watch their teams crumble, but yet still he stay and watched everything! He knew he could have helped them. But he watched. Not one word, not one fidget, not one argument. I asked him if he wanted to play if it was 10 minutes left on the clock and he still said yes. 5 minutes on the clock and he still said yes. 3 minutes on the clock and he was still burning up. Those were ultimate criteria that will differentiate an average Number 10 from the true Number 10. But as the tests continued, we came even to the grand finale. We found out who were the Number 10s based on how they performed during the game. And we found out that even after the game, many still were arguing and miss conducting themselves. We took them to our final preliminary. We had created an environment, an environment where they can socialize with girls and with notorious people whom they did not know. We had asked them to test them by means of temptation. But they didn’t know that they were being tempted. And upon their temptations, they gave in. They had weakened themselves immorally. They gave up their selves, their bodily performance during the night not knowing that early in the morning at 5 a.m. they would have been asked to perform a task that they were unprepared for or they were unready for. And as a Number 10, you must always be ready and prepared. Ready to ‘walk the walk’, ‘action not a lot of lips’, ‘skill and not soccer cleats or the latest jerseys!’ We have seen in the early morning tests at 5 a.m. that many performed atrociously. They were just good with their mouths and with nothing to prove their imaginary soccer skills. As a result of this, we can conclude that many Number 10s as they reach a certain point within their soccer career; they will venture off into the nightlife or they will develop unimaginable behaviors! Then they will cause more teams to lose hope in them and the fans also to lose hope in the number 10. And as a result of this, many teams and games will be lost when they could have been won.”

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What are the criteria? How is it that many players venture off into this lifestyle? And how is it that many who think that they are Number 10, fail dangerously with these criteria? These were just tests that were conducted to prove that not all Number 10s are Number 10s. And that the Number 10 Next Door can be someone that you least expect to be the Number 10. It might be that man who didn’t really fit all the criteria that you looked for. He might never have the muscular body, he might didn’t even have the stamina at that moment but he had the discipline all around it. He might have everything else and just was waiting for you to help him or her, to create the other imbalance within their break through. But surprisingly, these results in this test leaves us to something very unusual and startling, that many who profess that they are Number 10s aren’t number 10s. You see, upon this conclusion, we took it even further. We wanted to figure out what would happen, if we had interviewed one of these men or this little man in a N.L.S lifestyle? What would have happened if we had placed him into the UEFA Cup against many of these megastars? How would they relate to him? How would they perceive such a young threat? Probably, they would perceive him the same way like many soccer coaches. But let’s just conduct an imaginary interview. Just to see what a scenario or what a situation like this would be? Let’s say we are conducting an interview with Ronaldinho and trying to compare this young man with megastars in the UEFA CUP. The interview is set, the stage is ready and everyone is there in the audience. From the dreamer to the ‘Wanna be’ dress to impress were all present to see who this imposter is that dares to claim that he is a soccer number 10. Meet the Number 10 Next Door. As they all sit in the audience and the audience says, “Wow! We are here to meet the megastars! These guys are Number 10s. They are great Number 10s. They are awesome Number 10s! I want to be there.” And the whole world gathers there and on the television they all are watching this sold out interview. Ronaldinho was interviewed, lavishly talked about his successes and everything beautifully. But now here is the young man, placed in a situation that he has never dreamt about, much less to believe this present moment! Who we all asked, “What are your achievements?” Then as he dig for words and look

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16 into the audience he answered that “He has won a few games on the streets. He has won a few games in the alleys, and a few tournaments locally.” Then they asked him some other questions like, well, “What’s your favorite team?” And he says his local team is his favorite team. “Who’s your favorite player, without the shadow of a doubt?” He said, “I have no favorite player!” Everyone in the audience starts to look at him in a very hysterical manner saying, “Wow can you really believe this guy! You don’t even have a favorite soccer player and you play soccer-Hmm something is fishy” they say among themselves - then laugher erupts into the audience. “Whose name is written on all the jerseys that you have?” And he said, “My name is written on all the jerseys that I have.” Hmm. Can you imagine what the audience will be saying in their mind? This guy is not a Number 10. Definitely, he cannot be a Number 10. But imagine this, as they drill deeper into him, trying to figure out who this so-called imitator of Number10s is. “Where did you learn to play soccer?” With all eyes globally upon him He defends him self answer that “He discovered soccer on the street and that he lives an average life like everyone else does.” “Hmm. Have you ever played for a big club?” “No. I have not played for a big club.” “And why haven’t you played for a big club?” Well, his job and his lifestyle were very difficult for him, so that he didn’t have the time to go out for a big club. “Excuses!” They all say among themselves. (Laughs) Then you are not a Number 10. Obviously, the audience will say in their minds. “Have you ever won tournaments?” “Yes. Of course!” “Have you ever lifted the team’s spirits?” “Yes. Of course!” As they dig deeper down into his soul with only one aim in mind that is to just make fool out of our candidate. “What kind of car do you drive?” they asked. “Well, I drive a Volvo, a 1992 Volvo.” (Laughs) “And you are a Number 10! You are not a Number 10 obviously.” But as they chiseled away into him with very sharp questions, they asked him, “So what’s the most expensive soccer cleats you’ve ever worn?” He pauses to think and answered, “An Adidas.” “And how much was the cost for it?” “The highest I recall paying for these Adidas was $45.” Then the entire audience burst out into a big roar of laugher.

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17 Simply because they were used to hearing stars talking about extravagant spending when it comes to buying soccer cleats. The audience wanted to hear at least a $2000 custom made or a $200 soccer cleat. But in awe, they heard something that was so stupid that they could not believe. “The young man says $45!” Can you imagine what would happen at the end of this interview? But to save this young man life from a very angry audience of so called soccer ‘Know-it-alls’ who all awaits with apples and tomatoes in their hands to cast them unto the stage at our imposter! But yet still, let’s change the subject and ask these men, “How do they live their lives?” And we’re still focusing on Meet the Number 10 Next Door. The one who is known as the best and the one who is consider also as he cannot be a Number 10. “What do you do in your secular lifestyle?” The average Number 10, the one who we perceive as he is not replied, “Well, I work hard to feed my family. I play soccer in my spare time. I train with the team. I go to church. I’m a family man. I teach my kids morals. I go to the hospitals on the weekends. In fact, I pray for and talk to kids who are very sick and who can’t play soccer. I go to the prisons and visit people on the weekends also. I even give one-tenth of all my little earning to the church. I don’t drink. I don’t use drugs. I don’t party. But occasionally, I will go to birthday parties. I am focused. I read a book every once in a while, just to keep myself in a positive mental frame of mind. I enjoy listening to relaxing music. Finally, I don’t try to be someone who I’m not.” And as the ball unraveled, the audience starts to look in awe upon all what he had just said. But still it didn’t fit the criteria of a Number #10 to them as they were taught and perceived. Then, the spotlight turns unto Ronaldinho. And Ronaldinho says, “Hmm.” And he rattles off all that he has done. And everyone in amazement, greatly appreciate everything that was said. But as we look into these statistics, and we look deeper behind these two men lifestyles and soccer abilities, we see things that are totally, totally deep and very shocking! But who is the Number #10 is still the question. Which of these men would you rather have in battle on your soccer team? Obviously, Ronaldinho!

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18 Many wouldn’t even think secondly upon picking Ronaldinho. He has the entire caliber, all the skills, as everyone knows that plays soccer. But as the audience still looks with a big notion of doubt upon their faces, as they look upon him who professes that he is capable of becoming a great Number 10, as he already underlined to us in his lifestyle and as we have already gathered from our researches. We have seen the facts. We have visually seen it and heard it from both men.

Summation How is it that the entire soccer world believes in such lavishing, such atrocities that to be a Number 10, you have to dress like a Number 10, you have to walk like a Number 10; you even have to smell like a Number 10! How is it that the world in general believes in such a great misconception and what led them to believe in this myth? Is this an illusionary meteorite shower that hit the planet earth that some how has caused these, of our everyday society to think that the average soccer player has to emulate this lavishing wasteful lifestyle that does not even spells soccer skill, much the words ‘Play Better? Without the shadow of a doubt, the audience and people watching globally might wonder! Isn’t it a very tough question that many will fail to answer correctly? But this question is not really a question that should be asked and to expect a prompt answer by those who take this questionnaire. These questions are questions that are so deep and thought provoking that even you yourself while you are reading it cause you to wonder; “Am I a Number 10? Do I‘ve the capacities to become one? And how will I perform after I’ve become a Number 10? Very deep and troublesome are these questions. Very thought provoking are these questions to those who think they know! But as a Number 10, I hope and trust that you will see and I have seen that by looking with different eyes, you will see and know that not all who comes dressed, walk and talk, and even play as a Number 10 are Number 10s. But by reading and coming to the full acknowledgement, that it is the person next door you, yes, the person sitting on the bench beside you, the person who lives just a couple of blocks down the avenue from your home, a little chap might he or she be! But you with your eyes all clouded can’t even see that you’re looking at the next great soccer number 10 that lives just next door. I hope and trust that this journey will somehow cause you to have a wider introspect, and also cause you to look deeper into your soccer life.

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19 By asking yourself questions and you will look deeper and by doing so you will take a step forward into the enlightenment area where you will become enlightened and you will see how easy it is to become a soccer Number 10 “Skilliest of the Skill Bravest of the Brave-Player of Honor.” The Soccer Families Globally! “Which one are you apart of” As we embark upon one of the most well thought of, well in-depth survey that was ever conducted in the history of soccer; in this book you will see who is and who is not, you will learn why many soccer players, some from low income families, some from families that barely can make ends meet, you will learn how and why these classes somehow have manipulated the soccer industry and why many have failed bitterly while those who were destined to fail somehow managed to succeed and climb beyond the reaches of poverty, circumstances and above all to become one of the world’s greatest players ever, the Number 10. Ladies and gentlemen, fasten your seatbelts as I hold your hands and guide you through one of the most in-depth research and studies, that was ever conducted about the Soccer Number 10 and Meet the Number 10 Next Door. As you have seen earlier, in this book we have made mention of how I have conducted preliminary test to detect who was a Number 10 on this soccer team. But in our in-depth study and survey, I didn’t want to look at soccer just from a perspective of a view or a viewer. I wanted to see soccer from a global viewpoint. And upon looking and researching, I have stumbled upon some remarkable things that have caused me to stop doing whatsoever I was and focus, for actually 5 to 10 years, fully on this subject. Meet the Number 10 Next Door. We will look at families that will somehow shape the soccer industry. And that will somehow cause you to see which category of family that you might fall in. These families are generalized based upon different circumstances and similarities that were shared by many other families in the soccer industry. I can guarantee you that upon reading, you will see that you or someone that you have known who plays soccer falls within one of these categories. Meet the Number 10 Next Door. We will look at 5 families to gather a holistic view on how and why many soccer players become successful while many fail. These names are names of normal families. Some are names that are fictitious just to protect the families that are listed here. In no way or in no notion I am trying to say something that says something totally different. These are

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20 factual reports from surveys that were actually conducted and in-depth research that were actually done. Meet the Number 10 Next Door.

Meet The Richensteins Our first family that we will look at is called the Richensteins. The Richensteins are very wealthy family, billionaires as you can see, affluent in all connotations. In fact if we could imagine multibillionaires in America or globally, we would just somehow fictitiously think of them as a wealthy class. People who just live in the middle of a city on their island, surrounded by their own sea, air and sun, with only one road that leads to them. In order for you to get over there, you would have to have a private invitation of some sort. These are they whom I’ve perceived to be the Richensteins. A very wealthy family! But in our case and in our research, the Richenstiens has 2 sons, David and Kevin. They have their many different specialties and they somehow love soccer. David specializes in jersey collections. He has all the jerseys that you can dream of or think of. While Kevin on the other hand specializes in soccer cleats be it the latest Ronaldinho, be it the latest Nike, Adidas, you name it, you dream it, Kevin has it! But before we look at these boys who specialize in soccer we need to look at the family in a whole the household in general. This household is fuelled by wealth, by treasury bonds and stocks, and IRAs. They’re a very financially independent family, multibillionaires if you please. The family has what you’d call a lifestyle of a King and Queen. The family takes care of everything. Be it from cars on a golf course on their private island in the middle of the city, to their private share of a plot of land on the moon. Even to the collectibles from Egypt and around the world that are present with their living rooms and around their fire place. Well taken care of, well thought of, are David and Kevin who both attend a private school. These boys are driven daily by limousines to their school. David and Kevin also have their private trainers and coaches. Some of the top soccer players whom Kevin and David’s parents have somehow managed bribe to get these boys to be able to play better. David and Kevin’s dreams are quite simple and clear and straightforward. They dream of becoming great soccer players! They love the thrill of stardom be it playing for a Barcelona team or Manchester

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21 United or a Juventus. These boys love soccer. And in fact they play for their private school. They have nothing to worry about. But they want to play at a grand stage- the world cup. The coach for their private school is a very good friend of the Richensteins family. As you can see quite clearly, there will be pressure on this coach because he will have to deal with such a vast wealth of multibillionaires. Somehow the Richensteins can easily manipulate this little private school coach and the system. As we were all taught, “Money is Power.” Not saying that all Richensteins would do this. But can you imagine a coach with 2 boys from a private school and the richest family at school asks you to coach their boys. Be it for the next game, be it for the scholarship, be it for the high school team that will play for the city. Upon picking the team, psychologically this coach would have been mentally eliminated. Because he would be under so much pressure he will definitely have to choose David and Kevin, the Richensteins kids, over those who have raw talent. I hope and trust you have seen some of what I’m driving at in your present and everyday soccer life. And somehow if you should pause and reflect upon days when you were younger, learning soccer, you would have somehow have seen a Richenstein. Not generalizing to say that all Richensteins would somehow manipulate the system by bribing these coaches and schools to make sure that their kids are top performers and top achievers. But by all means it’s quite evident that such a notion of bribery does exist. On the other hand of collecting cleats and jerseys, the Richensteins spend approximately $500,000 on training, coaching and gears just for David and Kevin. These boys in their award rooms so to speak, are little awards. Surprisingly, a few trophies of victories that they have won, a few trophies from awards of MVPs, a few trophies or scholarships from scholars, or high schools that specialize in giving scholarships to universities for playing soccer. But there are many trophies that their dad bought and placed on their trophy walls and tables just to try and trick us to believe that their boys have raw soccer talent. It’s quite evident, these are multibillionaires. They don’t need scholarships. They don’t need the scholarship to play for a high school or a college or university. These boys are set for life- nothing to worry about! But can you imagine the enormous pressure that all the coaches that will encounter the Richensteins will have to face! Some coaches will not try to be intimidated by this vast wealth of affluent people but some on the other hand will subdue by this enormous wealth. And somehow make decisions that are not true to soccer or its noble name.

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The Richensteins on an award and achievement level are economically strong but in the soccer realms of those who achieve economic excellence by means of skills that can’t be bought or sold somehow manage to fall way below the scale of skills and talented soccer players that come forward into the soccer industry. The Richensteins have everything that you can possible dream of. But somehow a few of them never manage to make it to stardom, global stardom! Kevin and David are very strong-minded kids, wealthy. A typical day at school in the soccer game would go like this. David would show off all his jerseys that he has collected day in and day out. And upon asking David, why, he does this. He’d defend his status, “It’s just to keep those who want the soccer jersey to look at it and me.” While Kevin on the other hand collects cleats and he plays on the B team. He never sits on the bench. He has all the expensive cleats. Everything is perfect. The Richensteins live in a world that they have created and have bought. But it’s very difficult for wealth to barge into the world of stardom and soccer creativity and soccer skills. And the truth is, it’s very difficult to claim and to buy skill. And as you read further, you will see why it is totally difficult.

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Meet The Elroys Our next family upon contemplating this research is the Elroys, a middleclass family household. They live in the middleclass area. House range is valued at approximately $200,000 to $300,000. Family, grandma, grandpa are all wealthy people. High school graduates, college graduates and university graduates. The Elroys family has one daughter and her name is Elaine. Elaine loves soccer. She will do anything to try to play well. Be it running in the park, being it having the latest DVDs, be it having a soccer coach, be it having a private trainer who comes on the weekends to train her on her own soccer field in the back yard. Elaine plays at her private school. Likewise, the soccer coach is somehow influenced by the wealth of her family. The Elroys somehow know that it’s quite easy to influence those who are of a lower class. Manipulation of the system again is unraveled within the soccer industry. The school principals and teachers all are aware of this situation. Somehow they try to shun it but with such enormous wealth confronted them and staring you within your eyes, it’s quite evident that many will subdue. Achievement wise Elaine has all the gadgets that you can possibly think of. Skill wise she is pretty strong physically, determined. Requires excellence as the standards of the Elroys, she studies at high school and plans to go on to college and then to the university. She plans to play soccer professionally in her spare times. Her achievements are very few. One or couple trophies in tournaments, lost the high school final tournament. Scholarship, you wouldn’t even have to imagine sometime like scholarships, but by all means no need for scholarship. Elaine is already set based on the wealth of her family.

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24 Elaine’s household lifestyle is quite easy. She somehow gets chauffer driven to school or her parents will take her to school. A typical day for Elaine at home is quite easy. She has her own room. She has maids to take care of her. She has everything that everyone would possibly dream of. But somehow Elaine cannot manage to put it together on the soccer field. Her soccer life is crumbling. She needs help. And she believes by equating all the best trainers around her, she will somehow be able to play like them. Or if possible, she could dissect their brains and wear it and use it to the best of her abilities, she would be able to play like the stars. Somehow, too far from this, Elaine barely manages to play professionally. She somehow lost interest as she progressed through her lifestyle. Then she sticks with professional studies and academics and wandered off and leaving soccer as just a minimal weekend sports. Invested money into the sports is approximately $800,000, on her soccer life. Minimal achievements, some achievements, no need for scholarship of course not. The Elroys are very wealthy. Elaine has many cleats, many jerseys and is well taken care of. She enjoys watching soccer, she enjoys bragging, yes bragging rights of the things she has and how wealthy Elroys are. But on the soccer pitch, wealth does not matter. On the soccer field, the most expensive cleats cannot speak skill. And on the soccer pitch, all that matters is skill, talent and determination to win. And many fell short of this fact. Elaine has struggled and Elaine somehow managed to give up. And there are many out there who are like Elaine. They will somehow stay and try to fight but as time progresses, they will give up eventually. And move onto the wealthy lifestyle and never move onto the stardom’s circle. As we can see, how the Richensteins, the Elroys live, quiet comparison but may have some differences by means of marginal viewpoints, pressure on coaches in schools based upon the notion of these families wealthy status.

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Meet The Jones As I conducted this research and went further into depth with looking at these families, a very noted family I came across, the Jones. Our third family - The Jones. When you ear the name, the Jones, globally you think of the wealthy, the affluent. But here we have the Jones, very middle, alike upper class family, a little bit wealthier than the Elroys. But somehow they have managed to hide their wealth by living in the lower class neighborhoods just to protect themselves rather than trying to be perceived or make the entire world see that they are very wealthy. They live in the lower class neighborhoods to protect themselves by means of hiding their insane wealth. Household – a very wealthy family. They live in a normal apartment or normal household. They have stoves, beds, everything that you’d possible dream of, the fixtures, and the luxurious items. But on the outside, in their garage you might see a normal Volkswagen or an old car parked out there but do not be deceived! These people are wealthy. They are very very rich! They are so wealthy that they, the Jones, would be second on this list. But based on the fact that they have hidden their true wealth, I had to place them third on this soccer families list. A typical household with a typical family but yet still vast in wealth and have their secret wealth hidden- protected. The Jones has a son. His name is John. John takes the bus just like everyone else to school. He walks into school; he has a desire to play soccer. He has a friend that comes and coaches him based upon his dad’s permission and his dad’s funding this friend. Minimal amount of money that his dad spent on John’s coaching is approximately $20,000. Be it soccer cleats, be it soccer gadgets, DVDs, video games, you name it! John has it.

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But John’s dad specializes in the used and the cheap items. By doing this, you can see how the Jones somehow managed to become wealthy and hide themselves within the poor neighborhoods. While the Elroys who are not so wealth like the Jones live in the middleclass neighborhoods. But as we look at the Jones closer, and at John, their son, in his school life he still has to struggle like any normal student who has no great wealth to show like the Richentsteins and the Elroys. But little does the school knows that John’s parents are multimillionaires. But John struggles and John somehow managed to play at high school. He has gotten a few scholarship. Because his dad is such a tight-watt, he’d rather his son struggled through high school and then once his son can’t afford it he’ll come and bail him out. John knows that his dad will never help him so he tries to get a scholarship. And by means of this, the Jones has somehow trained their son to be self-reliant. And John somehow learned how to be disciplined and as he grows in his school life, he values the things that he has and he values the thing that he have learnt through out his hardships. John has acquired many disciplines that many of the other families somehow have over looked, maybe that he’s a member of the Jones family who are strict, and who are very strong and sound in their financial disciplines. John somehow has internalized his life. And started to believe that he has been an outcaste, abandoned, even rejected if you please. Just because of limited resource of funds that many of the wealthier classes, for example, the Richensteins and the Elroys have somehow lavished wealth upon their kids. With this psychological dilemma of hardship, John somehow used it in a positive way rather than in a negative way like many other soccer players from wealthy families. What would have happened if John had known his parents financial background? How would John have related to his soccer life? And how would his school view him as a kid of multibillionaires? Would John’s lifestyle as a soccer player changed, would he have many achievements, would the desire to become the best player that the world will ever see and ever know of, the Number 10 be burning within his heart? Here we have the facts. John has managed to snatch a few scholarships, a few trophies and has maintained a lifestyle in soccer. He has somehow gone on to play professional soccer. And hope and trust that one day he will be able to play for his country in the world cup.

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As we can conclude with our third family member, the Jones, it takes us to yet another famous family member that is very popular in today’s society that falls within these categories. But before I say another word, we are still talking about Meet the Number 10 Next Door.

Meet The Robbinsons I’d like to introduce you to the Robinsons. Robinsons, is a single parent household. Be it a mom or a dad. Somehow, a mom or a dad in many instances plays a very important role in the lifestyle and nurturing of many of the American’s kids and European families. In this situation, we will consider the Robinsons as a single parent home with a single mom as the head of the household. With a child and he’s the only son. His name is Rob. The mom works as a household keeper barely can manage to rub 2 pennies together to pay the bills. But they live in a wonderful apartment in the projects, that side of town if you please! Rob’s household comprises of a marginal income. Mom manages to somehow maintain their lifestyle and work miracles. Amazing miracle like turn left over dinner into tasty delicacy! And by stretching one dollar across the Atlantic Ocean to feed kids that need help and to by her son school book! A single parent home with the mom as the head of the household. She is the breadwinner, the lawyer and doctor, bringing in approximately $1000 per month. For many, this would be awesome, great, but after all the bills and expenditures, mom is left with at least $50 lying on the table. Rob, her son, attends a not such a wealthy high school but a high school in the projects with gangs, violence and crimes, drugs, hell if you please. But Rob is focused. He loves soccer. He knows that his mom works very hard to put food on the table, and as a result of this, he seeks to help her. A poor family can you see!

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28 Rob has no great coach to come to his home and train him. The only time Rob will see a coach is at school. No personal trainer, he doesn’t have enough money to even buy his favorite jerseys, his favorite games and so forth. The pressure is so enormous upon his mom that Rob somehow wonders where his dad is. Little does Rob know that his dad and his mom that he thinks are parents aren’t! Let me introduce you to the Robinsons story. Rob is an orphan. His mom abandoned him. He was found in a trash can on the eastern side of town by an old lady, who somehow brought him to the household. He was adopted by this single mom because she had a husband, and she was happily married. He died. Rob somehow has learnt that his dad was a great man. He’s never seen him or heard of him. But upon understanding the truth that his dad and his parents whom he have learnt to believe throughout the years aren’t his true blood parents. He has developed an internalized mental conflict of parent’s values. Rob somehow wants to find his true parents. He has no money. His only opportunity is at school. Be it a scholarship to get a higher education, be it playing soccer so that he can reach a higher level, so that his mom who can barely afford things can be able to maintain better lifestyle. With one burning desire within Rob’s mind and that is to get a scholarship, to make the grades, to play for a well-known team and live a better lifestyle, and to help his supposed to be mom. And in his conquest to satisfy his ultimate desire and that is to find his true parents. Rob manages to pull it off. While others are playing games, Rob practices countless hours at nights. While others are sleeping, Rob is training, practicing his art form for the world to see. When you look at this household of the Robinsons you can consider the limited resources that they are confronted with. But when you look into the trophy room and the awards, it says something totally different and shocking! You see Rob plays well. In fact his coach makes sure that Rob is at every soccer games by picking Rob up at his home. Rob has developed such a talent and a magnetizing effect that wherever he plays he somehow pulls the crowd. Trophies, a few MVPs, trophies; he has helped the college and school to win their first tournament. Scholarships, 6 different offers for 3-8 different schools. Rob has set a path for himself. He has used nothing and made a name for himself- he has turned nothing, nothing into something! His mother barely can manage to make it to a few of his games. When asked, “Why aren’t you at Rob’s games?” Rob answers for her by saying “My mom has to work very hard.” And when Rob is asked this

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29 question, “Where are your parents?” Rob says, “They’re at work.” And when Rob internalized these questions to himself, he says in answering and defense, “This is why I have to play darn good.” The Robinsons have made a boundary. They have somehow escalated themselves into the realms of skills and soccer stardom. But before we can even conclude this research, let us look at a very unusual family. A family that somehow has marveled the soccer world.

Meet The Cuntez Meet the Cuntez. Yes the Cuntez; a family that lives way below the poverty level. The Cuntez’s live somewhere in the regions of Kenya, Africa, or Brazil- are any where there is a below poverty scale; in the far remote cities; where only a television is a high commodity and high luxury. The Cuntez are very well known for their poverty within that community. Their household income is zero. Their house is made from mud and straws. The door to their household, security wise, there is no door. Their yard is big. The hospitals are very far away from their homes. A hard solid brown concrete is the only thing they know as a lawn. While we have great trees and bushes, the Cuntez see shrubs, cans and trash every day. Let’s take a look inside this household of eight. The Cuntez farm by growing corn in the fields; it’s very difficult to grow corn on these tough soils. Eight kids, seven of which are girls, they somehow have a son. His name is Kika. Kika loves soccer. All the other members of the family work hard, by milking the goats, milking the cows, picking up shrubs, and picking the corn. A very hard job isn’t it? Kika somehow manages to see soccer one day. While harvesting, he noticed some boys in the city area playing with a round object. To him it was foreign, not knowing what it was. Kika went home mesmerized! He noticed how happy these boys were. So Kika managed to rope a few straws together and tied them and made himself what many of us who

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30 have a soccer balls would call a soccer ball. To Kika this is a soccer ball. On the hard asphalt or brown concrete, he plays everyday, day in night out. Trying to reminisce on the effects that the smile from the other boys had upon him that day. After noticing that his straw ball would fall apart everyday, Kika stumbled upon a few oranges and grapefruits. So he would pick them while they were green and play and play and play! Practicing kicking the orange or the grapefruit off the ground. A very difficult task! But he somehow managed to pull it off. As his family members would watch him juggling the grapefruits with his feet they would laugh- not even knowing that there little Kika was just getting prepared for the higher calling the number 10! As Kika reached a certain age, he has no school to attend to; he has no scholarships to gain. His only scholarship is when he leaves his family to start another family of his own. Kika dreams night in and night out about becoming a soccer star! Yes a very big dream for a kid of his background as ‘They would say’. If you were there, in Kika’s position and take a walk through the Cuntez household and ask for a glass of water, you’ll be surprised to see their remarks on their face by asking you ‘What is a glass?” But the water, they are quite competent about. You see the Kikas bedrooms are made from the solid concrete brown ground that they sleep on and walk on everyday. A few shrubs and grass are what they lay their heads on and sleep at nitgh. To warm the Cuntez’s, they’d light fires from the woods that they have gathered from the outside to keep their household warm while the family of eight sleeps within a one room house! But at nights, Kika would dream and look up into the heavens and fantasize of one day being able to wear a jersey, to be able to play on a soccer team. To be able to wear soccer cleats. To be able to feel what it is like to hold a soccer ball, a real life soccer ball! And as he looks deep into the sky while he lies on his back in his bed on the floor, as he gazed, he can see the stars through his roof of straws. And he can just dream and dream and hope and wish for the chance that we all have and desire! So that one day he’ll be able to play among the greats and get a chance to wear a soccer cleats. But Kika in his youthful stage would somehow have to leave the family at 7 or 8. Many Kikas somehow manage to work into the streets by means of selling peanuts, grains from their families farm so that they can manage to make ends meet by helping the family. At an early age of 7 or 8, many of the Kikas would somehow tend to shine shoes in the

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31 parks or in the squares. The square where those who are more fortunate, who we would consider to be billionaires, in the Cuntez lifestyle would be those who can afford shoes. Upon asking Kika, “What shoes does he wear?” He would look at you as if you are crazy or a fanatic. You see after playing with his oranges and his created soccer ball, Kika would go and wash his feet or his blistered feet in the ponds while in snack on a few crickets. Then, he would go home and sleep and dream of moments that one day he will become a great soccer player. Achievements - None. Trophies - Only those that he had dreamed, and held up within his mind and in his imagination. Opportunities None. Bribery upon a coach or personal trainer - None. The Cuntez family is left out of the big picture. Are they? Many times we overlook the Cuntez and a Kika somehow causes us to remember them by his desire and his dreams. But one day Kika managed to get a game in the streets and he somehow pulled it off. He was spot immediately. His immense skill of controlling and moving with the soccer ball has won himself and his name worldwide royalty. He now can afford soccer cleats because they have bought him a pair. He now can manage to help his family. But what caused Cuntez to escalate above all the other household families? Many of the soccer’s greatest minds contemplate this. Is it that he was fortunate to have everything or is it because he was totally unfortunate to not having anything? But as we can see in the Kika’s case, being a member of the Cuntez family, he has somehow pulled it off. He has somehow managed to organize everything. By performing the greatest magic trick ever- by make nothing into something! This leaves us to a conclusion. When I contemplated everything, from all the families that were listed here, I can see that every soccer player will fall within one of these categories. Be it the Richensteins, be it the Elroys, be it the Jones or the Robinsons or the Cuntez; many of us as soccer player will fall within one of these categories. If you should not believe me, relook your lifestyle and see that you most definitely fall within one of these categories. But how is it that the Cuntez, the Robinsons and a few Jones manage to pull it off. And sometimes a few Elroys and a few Richensteins manage to pull this ill-defined, misconception that the world’s greatest players are somewhat tried in the fire. Tried by hard lifestyles or good

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32 lifestyles, but those who escalated to become pure gold are those who somehow have had nothing to become higher achievers. This concludes is what many are not quite sure of. You see the soccer world has been living in a delusional world and you cannot blame yourself. It is just because of the soccer marketing industry. They are trying to tell you that lavishing spending, lavishing lifestyle of trying to impress others with the most expensive soccer cleats, the most expensive gears, equates to soccer skill and professionalism. But here we have, 5 families that prove otherwise. You see skill is blind. It does not care who you are. It does not care if you are wealthy like the Richensteins or the Elroys or the Jones. Skill doesn’t care if you are at the poorest level on the scale of measurement like the Cuntez or in the neutral ground like the Robinsons. Skill is blind. It cannot be bought. Nor can it be sold. Skill can only be acquired by hard trials and errors and by means of practice and determination and with the will to keep moving forward- to your impossible dream even thought others say, “That, you can’t.” Many Cuntez and Robbinsons and a few Jones will escalate in soccer; becoming great leaders in anything that they do. It’s quite simple. They somehow have learnt leadership skills at an early age. As Number #10 and as a great soccer player, these qualities must never go overlooked: - confidence, leadership, skill, persistence and discernment. As I was about the finally conclude this amazing research about soccer’s finest and greatest players- the number 10. If I did I would be ignorant like the others that only write soccer books for those who can play soccer and forget about those that can’t even move, simply because they live in the hospitals next door your neighborhood. You may be a Cuntez or Robinson and feeling very sorry for yourself with your so many limitations of not having any thing. I would like to introduce you to the forgotten soccer players that many coaches have so called friends have quit on. Right now. – Yes today, there is a little boy or girl dying from cancer or a major sickness! In pain they are laying in a hospital bed near you. Yes- next door, your beautiful neighborhoods, while you are free to move and play soccer! Many of them would wish or dream to trade places with you on the soccer field for just one day and to really show you how to use what you have!

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Meet The Fighters In the Hospitals Next Door ! A fighter is somebody who is very determined and struggles hard to achieve or resist something. These are they that the soccer world have forgotten but I have not. These are they that I Dennis Lee says “Have the biggest hearts ever, ever - my little heroes! You might say that I should not have said this because I don’t really know, “Who is, or what a hero really is.”- I use to be a soldier and I know a hero when I see one! Meet the fighter- Natalia a very cute little darling is she! At five years old she was diagnose with cancer in her lungs. It was like yesterday when her dad was walking with his little daughter in the park, a father and his little princess only. Playing with a soccer ball as he would every weekend. As he would watch the joy of his life grow. Being a single dad with a little sick angel all the family draws nearer to their aid. The same sickness that took her mother now seeks her little life and the last source of love for her daddy! Natalia, loves soccer with her entire short life. At 10 years old she moved into the hospital because her sickness got worst. She had many friends at school- but now only a few remember her! My family is all I have left right now! And a dream that one day I will be able to get better and play again! I want to live like you too, but my days are confined to this bed and these beeping sounds. My body is tired of it all I wish to go, but I can’t leave my daddy yet like this.

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34 My friends are all the others who shares the same feat here. We would talk about soccer like “who is the best there is and was?” My room is very beautiful I have flowers some are a little old now but I love to keep them within my books or even hide them under my pillows. My family is really struggling to pay the hospital bills. But God still works miracles for my daddy to get the money! Many times I would watch him cry bitterly at my bedside, shouting and saying all kind of things! I don’t like to see him crying because it breaks my heart. Being here have made me stronger, and braver, even though my body is dying my soul is joyful and strong. I don’t really know why I am here, all I know is that they say, “I am going to die this year!” I live each day knowing that I will die without fulfilling my dreams, without playing the world cup, or even getting married. I have dreams like you too! I still believe in miracles. Even thought my doctor told my dad, “That nothing can be done to change my course!” I can still remember my soccer coach, and all the great moments of playing soccer and shouting“Pass the ball!” My coach visited once and that is it! Is he afraid to see me sick or is it because I am loosing my once beautiful hair? I hope he remember that I have helped him to win our first championship. As I spend my last year with the world and with my true friends and family I wish if I could be a mega soccer star, with tons of money and power. So that I could help those who are sick and dying! Thanks to my pain and suffering I have seen something new and enlightening. For those of you who have visited me while I was here thank you! To those of you who have little or nothing but managed to donate to my daddy for helping me and my family, thank you very much! You know who you are? - Thanks from the bottom of my heart! I don’t like to cry because my soul is always crying but only a few can ever see it behind my smile. Yesterday in our playroom I was looking for John but he was not. John loves Pele, and Maradona, and Zidane some, times I think that he thinks that these guys are god by just the way how he talks about them. I know I am going to miss him, and I will see him very soon. As I Dennis type these heavy words my soul is broken and I can hear my heart beat as tears are really dropping from my eyes. O God please help me to share this with the soccer world. It was like yesterday for me in the hospital as I watched the really world of fighters – fighting

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35 with no weapons like soldiers do. For this reason I had to share my little friends wishes. Only God knows how I feel right now as I try to write these words, just because their faces are permanent within my mind and heart. I remember sitting at their bedside and read my book to them. I pray to God for more blessings for the little things that he has moved me to do so that I can help more and inspire more people to use what they have. To those of you who are like me and have only time and no money- I mean millions of dollars but you visit these gems! Your soccer skills will multiple greatly after just one visit in your jersey. Your heart will open up and you will learn to really see and when you play, after your first conversation with them you will never play the same ever- I can bet my life on this! You will be re-energized with energy that you thought you never have, just because you will be playing for your friends. Let me share something very powerful with you about soccer that many coaches don’t do! They train and train, but they never visited the sick with there team. Let me throw a curve ball one minute, imagine if these players where playing to donate money to these kids and the winnings was one million dollars would the team be more focus on winning for these kids at all cost$. Or would they play the game like the same old? Before one of your big games just get away from the team to calm your mind bring a little teddy bear or one of your old clean jerseys and visited a hospital next door, and get your mind and heart in tune! Then knock them dead in your next soccer game tiger! You will see and experience this phenomenon secret. We are still talking about, “Meet The Number 10 Next Door.” Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Dennis Lee. I hope and trust that this research somehow has opened your eyes and caused you to look at soccer and soccer’s greatest players in a different light and caused you to wonder why is it that many become successful while others fail bitterly. I hope and trust that this interview and this research will cause you to see many things that you somehow have overlooked within your soccer life. And it will also cause you to use whatsoever it is that you have in your present circumstances or situations. And escalate towards the top of the

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36 level of the highest soccer achievement, which is the Soccer Number 10, player of honor. Thank you!

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Finally- The Little Boy Next Door The little boy on the cover of this book is now rich, his once muddy home is now no more in its physical form, but his body and mind remembers it day in and day out. Because it was this little home that has sheltered him, from the rain and cold nights. Now I am rich! I now live in a mansion, my neighbors or millionaires too, but little do they know that I used to live in a little mud home! I wonder what my friends would think of me if they should know who I am, and where I am coming from, and what hell I have being through to be here and numbered with the greats? I wonder what happened to my neighbors who use to live next door me when I use to live in my little home? Are they still living there? I wonder what became of their son in soccer? Their grass was really good to play on when they were asleep! Are they still mad at me? The neighborhood response to these questions on television! “We know that he was special and a gifted kid!” “We would let him play with our sons and show them a few tricks.” “At first sight I know that he was going to be a star!” “We use to live next to this soccer star!” When asked, “Do you know him? Yes of course he was our friend!” “Hello it’s me Mr. Daniel I use to live next door you, can I have your autograph-please!” “Yes off course!” Can you spot the next soccer number 10, or will you be like Mr. Daniels with blind eyes that can’t see greatness in the making! I hope that this book will open your eyes to see them when they come near you! Look within your communities right now and see if you can see them- just look, you will see them. Go over to them and Meet the Number 10 Next Door!

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Guess which family they falls in Meet The Number 10 Next Door? A. B. C. D. E.

Robbinsons Elroys Jones Cuntez Richensteins

Marta Pele Maradona Platini Rivaldo Robinho Ronaldo Ronaldinho Zidane Zico Messi You

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1. The Soccer Number 10 Blue Print Book! • • • •

Their creed Soccer number 10 code of conduct The Doctrine of Time, tricking secrets Lectures and soccer tips! ….. And more

2. The Soccer Number 10 E-book master collection. You can go to http://soccernumber10.com

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40 May god bless this book and its read- truly this book will Change your soccer life transform you into a noble human being! Dear God. I have pen these words as you have inspired me to. Thank you for this light. As I pray today March, 2010, please help the president of the USA President, Barrack Obama; his life is one like these soccer families in this book that came from nothing to something- with only a dream. Like all those who have made it to the top, so that we can have hope. Please bless and help them all. Please humble and protect them in these trying times. Help us to help them that are weak, and bless all who give with a humble heart. I pray that one day the website that I vision will be complete for your little jewels. I know that It will be done because you want it for them and not me for my selfish desires! Please come divine closer to all the families of this world today, help them to see that all is not lost. I beg you God please cause the youth to see soccer as life changing experience rather than just a game. Help the parents of these kids to see them. Allow these parents also to see what good soccer can do for their children. Thank you for showing me these kids and those who are still in the hospitals next door. I want to take the time out today to ask you the Great Physician for a miracle, visit them there, please touch the hands of these doctors and medical equipments right now and allow your mercy to help the crying hearts of these parents cease- at your divine power wih a divine -miracle! Touch the hearts of those who can give and help those who can’t to one day give to the cause of helping the sick! Bless us I pray and give us a willing heart to understand that if we can give one penny it is the gift that counts and not just how much millions one can give! I know that some one’s life will be changed today for the best by the little that they some can give to help this cause.

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41 I am asking you O Gracious God to help all those who wish failure for me and everything that I touch, I wish that you will allow them to see your grace that you have freely share with all those who seek it. Thank you for protecting me throughout all these years and to see this New Year 2010. Thank you. As the year 2010 comes when the noble game called soccer will unity the world to watch and cheer for their soccer teams. Please allow them to see the big picture and the real purpose of the World Cup! Bless every countries and religion that will be present, help the players to be focus. Allow the world to see your new gems that will shine and replace those whom have fallen from grace! Remember, us I pray. May this book be a sign to the soccer world and to every soccer player that with nothing some great can be accomplished if they can just believe! This book is yours, I seek no fame, or fortune from it but just your will be done, and your name be glorified in the entire world. Finally, thank you for the soccer number 10 purpose may I complete this mission before I go to the of the land sleeping. But if I should go before you purpose it into someone’s heart to find my little green book that contains many soccer drills and secret! Thank you again for hear us! Blessing this year and other years to come, as we share our blessings with others! Amen.

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The Greatest Want of Soccer Is the want of men and women who will not be bought or sold, players who are true to their practice as a needle to the pole. The want of players who will not corrupt their bodies or minds with anything that will alter themselves. The want of men and women who will never deface the true meaning of soccer with their bad conducts. Players who will play with their hearts rather than with their mouths. The want of man and woman who will train, and give an 110 percent in training and every game. The want of players who will respect their officials even though the call was wrong! The want of players who will stand with their teams and teammates though the heavens fall. The want of men and women who will play for honor rather than fame and fortune. The want of man and woman who are not afraid to say, “No- to players who have bad attitudes.�

by Dennis Lee

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The Creed of Soccer Number 10 No soccer player is more skill or physically fit than I. I am a Soccer Number 10 “Skilliest of the Skill, Bravest of the Brave Player of HONOR- a Leader of soccer players!” As a Number 10 I know that I represent a legacy of great soccer number 10s, which are known as the backbone of soccer. I will at all times conduct myself professionally under great pressure, so as to bring honor upon this noble game called soccer and also my team and my country regardless of any situation in which I find myself. I will never use my fame or number to attain any political motives or to even disrespect anyone’s culture, race, country, or creed. I am proud to be a soccer number 10.Deep within my heart burns my Divine source! This source is my secret elixir for: skill, creativity and talent. Without this divine source I would be like unto a fool thinking and believing that it was just to have great coaches and great teams were all that I needed to make me a great soccer player! “This Divine source it my strength, my courage, my skill, and my hope to give them a game that they have never seen before!” Discipline and skill are my concentration. My responsibilities as a number 10 will always be upper most within my mind and burning within my heart. To create great plays, to motivate and left my team’s spirit at all times and to win honorably! I will strive to be physically fit and health at all times by refraining from drugs or anything that will alters my mind and body performance-even my soul will I protect! All fans and soccer games need someone to left the atmosphere, and I will provide this atmosphere by creating beautiful plays with my team or by myself. When ever my team lacks confidence during the game I will be their confidence or create it! I know how to deal with defeat and victory! With defeat I will study it to find the ‘whys, and if I did’ and with victory I will just add another trophy. I will not forget nor will I allow other number 10s to forget that we are – number 10s “Skilliest of the Skill, Bravest of the Brave, Players of HonorSoccer Number 10 Leaders!

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