Thrust into the Arsenal first team at 17, his tenacity and enthusiasm made up for initial technical shortcomings and his leadership ability inevitably saw him made captain. But off the pitch things were not so straightforward. His marriage was in disarray and his drinking out of control. After a particularly intense period of "research into the illness"--a day-long bender following England's defeat on penalties to Germany in Euro 96--Adams sought help and while his account of his ongoing AA-aided recovery occasionally lapses into clichéd therapy-speak, there is a raw honesty to it that makes it both moving and affecting. Much has been made of Adams' apparent criticism of Glen Hoddle's handling of England's 1998 World Cup bid, but in reality the strength of this book comes not from the spilling of dressing-room secrets, but from its powerful depiction of the price one man continues to pay for success. --Nick Wroe
‘The most successful captain in Arsenal’s history symbolises everything the club traditionally stands for in terms of resilience, professionalism, pride and attitude’
This book written by Tony Adams gives a good insight into the world of a professional footballer. Tony seems to be very honest in his accounts of various things that happened to... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Geraldine A.
Fantastic insight into the life of a legend!! Has all the lows and highs of his pro career and his Personal life. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Edward Booth
Former library book which was apparent from the remains of the insert inside the front cover and description of the type of book on its spine.Published 22 months ago by Tim Inkson