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Take Note! Darren Anderton: The Autobiography with Mike Donovan Hardcover – 12 Oct 2010
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About the Author
Darren Anderton was born in Southampton, in 1972. He began playing for Itchen Saints, Bitterne Park Rangers and Winsor youth sides in his home city, before Portsmouth as an associated schoolboy after being spotted playing for the district team. He was given an apprenticeship at Pompey by World Cup winner Alan Ball and was signed as a professional at the club by John Gregory. He moved to Tottenham Hotspur for GBP 2 million in the summer of 1992. During his 12 years with Spurs he made 30 full England appearances, scored seven goals and appeared in Euro '96 and the 1998 World Cup finals. He spent a season at Birmingham City and Wolverhampton Wanderers, before 18 years as a professional with AFC Bournemouth. He has appeared on a variety of television shows and is eager to pursue a career in commentating. He is currently in the property business. Mike Donovan is a freelance writer who has covered sport for more than 35 years. He has won two British Sports Writers' of the Year awards, worked for the ground-breaking Today newspaper and contributed to a variety of national dailies and magazines. A former sports editor, he has also been a boxing and tennis correspondent. Football has always been his first sporting love, Spurs in particular, ever since his dad took him to White Hart Lane in September 1961. He has known Darren Anderton for 20 years.
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I'll declare an interest as I met Darren briefly a couple of times while he was still playing, through my cousins other half, but I'm a big football fan, and Darren's account of Euro 96 and the 98 world cup brought back memories - good & bad! Was Euro 96 really 17 years ago??!! damn where does the time go, we were all young back then!
Skinner and Baddiels Three Lions being sung by 80,000 at Wembley, beating Scotland, Gazza, and the dentist chair celebration, losing to Germany on penalties (96), Michael Owen coming through onto the scene, Becks sending off and losing to Argentina on penalties (98) Hoddles endorsement of faith healer Eileen Drewery, dropping gazza from the squad, and his subsequent sacking from the England job after comments about the disabled.All covered in the book.
The 12 years at spurs chart his signing under Venables, playing under Ardiles, Gerry Francis, Christian Gross(!) George Graham, Hoddle and Pleat, as well as playing alongside Teddy Sheringham, Klinsman, Sol Campbell, Ben Thatcher and many more, winning the 99 league cup - stopping Man United doing the QUADRUPLE! - plus clashing with chairman Alan Sugar over contracts, injuries, physios and newspaper leaks! Really fascinating stuff.
This book will mostly interest spurs fans, but he also played briefly for Birmingham and Wolves, before finishing his career at Bournemouth, so over his career playing in all four divisions, so with the international stuff thrown in it is a really good book for football fans in general.
I found myself skipping through chunks of the book until i found some interesting bits.
The most revealing aspect of this book is about the sheer level of injuries he picked up, and the awful level of medical care he received at Tottenham, which clearly affected his fitness and recovery.
Also dreadfully patronising in places. "I played with Teddy Sheringham, who went on to win the treble with Manchester United" - yes Darren, we all know that. And we know you liked playing with him.
That said, his thoughts on Hoddle and the whole England set up are interesting and it is quite sad when the realisation hit him he wanted to retire.
Worth a read, but there are better and more interesting biographies out there.
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