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Safe Hands: My Autobiography Hardcover – 22 Sep 2000

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Orion; First edition (22 Sept. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752831836
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752831831
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 16 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 453,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gordon Strachan came up and was screaming at the ref that I was faking it, that I wasn't hurt and was just a ... pansy, a Southern softie. And me a Rotherham lad too. The physio was treating it when he spotted all this blood. He looked closer and found the studs had ripped into my balls as well and I needed a couple of stitches in them.

It's a tough game, and calling your autobiography Safe Hands is asking for trouble, but that's just what David Seaman is doing every time he puts on the No.1 shirt. As he says: "Goalkeeping can be a lonely business."

Thankfully he doesn't overdo the existential angst, and offers instead an affable account of his career between the sticks--from formative years as an apprentice with Leeds, through Peterborough, Birmingham, QPR and of course, Arsenal and England.

Seaman reveals his thoughts on some of the controversial characters he has worked with--Ian Wright, Paul Gascoigne, Nicolas Anelka, and four England managers, among them--and the key events on and off the pitch--Euro96, France98, the backstage story of George Graham's reign, the impact of Arsene Wenger--from what has been an immensely successful career.

The book is lavishly illustrated with colour snaps of important personal and career moments--with plenty of photographic proof that England's number 1 has been having dodgy haircuts for years.

With confessions of his peculiar gloves fetish, his passion for carp fishing and a few pointers on keeping doves, as well as his thoughts on the future for football and himself, this is an entertaining, light-hearted read that succeeds in spilling a few beans along the way--but always keeps a clean sheet.Alex Hankin

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England's hero and Arsenal living legend tells his own story -THE sport book of 2000.

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Format: Hardcover
Written in 2000,Seaman's testimonial year and also during the last year of his contract at Arsenal,this autobiography charters David's career at Leeds,Peterborough,Birmingham,Arsenal and England.

Doesn't have the same impact as the autobiographies of his former Arsenal team mates like Tony Adams or Paul Merson,no skeletons in the closet,no scandals,but none the less will still no doubt appeal to the supporters of his previous clubs.

Unfortunately as i wasn't one of them,this book is nothing more than just another run of the mill,mundane football autobiography.
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By A Customer on 15 Feb. 2001
Format: Hardcover
I read this book whilst on holiday and it was a great read. I coulndnt but it down which anoyed the girlfriend a bit. If your a Arsenal fan or just a fan of David Seaman then this book is great. It tells you all about Englands number 1 aswell as his personal life. I give it 10/10
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By cpc on 16 April 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is a great book to read especially if you are a fan of David Seaman. You will get to read about the amazing life that he has had as a footballer and it is really interesting.
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