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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Willow; New Ed edition (8 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007198078
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007198078
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 2.5 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 237,852 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Once out of the game he had long seemed anxious to escape, Collymore became singularly placed to articulate some of the madness that attends it.' Observer

About the Author

Stan Collymore was born in Stone, Staffordshire in January 1971. He has played professional football for Crystal Palace, Southend, Nottingham Forest, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Fulham, Leicester and Bradford City, and won three England caps in the nineties. He retired from the game in 2001 and was until recently an expert football summariser on Radio 5 Live.

Oliver Holt has been Chief Sports Writer at the Mirror since April 2002. He is one of the most talented and respected of the younger breed of sportswriters covering the game, his former Editor Piers Morgan saying of him: ‘We're delighted to have the real number one on board’.


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I'm not a football fan, I don't like autobiographies, and anything connected with 'celebrity' culture leaves me cold. Nonetheless, I'd read an interview with Stan Collymore in which he talked very openly about his struggle with clinical depression and the role that 'dogging' played in that. Contrary to the image constructed of him in the tabloids, he came across as someone with depth and intelligence, and the courage to articulate uncomfortable truths about himself. So when recently I wanted a change from my usual diet of textbooks and middlebrow fiction, I decided to buy the full story.

Every time I had to put it down, I couldn't wait to pick it up again. Stan expands on many of the stories that we think we know about because we happened to scan the tabloid headlines as we leave the newsagent's shop. It left me realising that my own critical distance and cynicism about the tabloids is not nearly enough.

He holds your interest. However disinterested you might be in the world of celebrity and football, the real story here is of a person who could be you or me struggling with crippling depression, made all the worse because those around him failed to believe or understand how someone with his money and success could be depressed. In fact, he would probably have got more support and understanding if he'd said he was gay - at least the tabloids have to be more careful about taunting people about that these days.

As an aside, one of the people who comes out of this story as an angel is Davina McCall. At many of Stan's lowest points, Davina is on the end of a phone with life-saving sanity and support, and is just another example of someone who deserves more dignity than the tabloids have given her.
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By Mr. G. Bridgeman TOP 500 REVIEWER on 17 Oct. 2004
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I read the book initially with intrepidation. I was worried that this was the book to set the story straight - or rather for Stan Collymore to say "I am not to blame". However, what the book does tell the reader is that Stanley Collymore doesn't apportion blame on his well publised downfall from grace, but fairly and squarely he puts the onus on himself. The book is hard hitting as well as very honest. It covers the highs of his career at Southend United,Nottingham Forest & Liverpool with the lows at Aston Villa and Real Oviedo. It portrays the backstabbing in the game from his agent to his managers to racist players. It throws the light on the football managers who praised him and appreciated his unique skill but who couldn't handle him in Peter Taylor and John Gregory. It also give a direct and humbling account of how his love for Ulrika Jonnson was misplaced and how he manages to hurt those closest to him. It gives Stans personal insight into the Ulrika incident and you come away feeling Stan Collymore, though sinned was sinned against more. Its a cracking read and I finished it in three sessions. I have read a few football biographies and autobiographies over the past 12 months including ones on Jimmy Greaves and Bobby Moore, the difference between them is that this book doesn't try to put the author is a better light then he deserves. Well done Stanley Victor Collymore - I hope that you can lay your demons to rest.
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He played for Forest, I am a Derby fan. Give it a go i thought. Couldnt put the damn thing down. What a man, how did he make it to the other side of the tunnel? No holding back here, says what he thinks about loads of people not just footballers and managers, good and bad. Trust me i have a totally different view of him now and i actually read up things on his illness. What a read. If you saw him play get it.
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Got this book christmas day, had it done by boxing day. Best autobiography Ive read and Ive read tons. Makes you wonder why Michael Owen had released a book,what story has he got to tell?Ooo couple of goals here and there,anythin significant?Collymores story is very sad however very warming,on what was a fantastic footballer but was sadly worn out by personal problems.Also learn what a set of looneys,and how shocking the media behave in todays society.This story confirms Collymore is not a monster,disgrace of society - just an ill man who was superb at the sport loves, trying his best to recover. Read it,nuff said.Well in Stan the Man.
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An engaging story expertly ghost written by Oliver Holt. A sad yet warming story that touches you with envy and pity in equal measure.
In the end you can't help a wishing him through his trials and tribualations.
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This is one of the best autobiographies I have ever read, along with Geri Halliwell If Only, Paul Gascoigne Gazza and Daniella Westbrook The Other Side Of Nowhere.
I bought this book about 4 years ago and have read it about 5 times. Stan is witty and actually quite intelligent, not at all your typical empty vapid football player.
This book is a gooden. A tell all and compelling. You learn about his childhood, his battle with depression, his ups his downs, his life as a football player, the money, the women, the scandal.
Truth be told I only bought this book to find out the ins and outs of the infamous tempestuous love affair with Ms Jonsson. The reason for that was because I myself was in the midst of a passionate and fiery relationship and wanted to read from a mans point of view the reasons as to what made his relationship with Ulrika so volatile and intense.
My heart hurts for him when reading the diary sections of the book where he was writing page after page on Ulrika. He was pining for her endlessly and I really felt his pain.
Even though I found Stan to be quite honest and open with his thoughts and feelings, I can't help but feel that he still couldn't accept responsibility for his actions, it always seemed to be someone else's fault. Many years have passed since all the scandal and since this book was written. I hope that in this time Stan has learned from his mistakes and realised he himself was responsible for his own downfall. I hope he has conquered his demons and found happiness. Everyone deserves to be happy.
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