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Tony Adams seems to have had bad luck on the injury front this season, he has missed quite a few of games this season, could it be time he hangs his boots from international football and concentrates on the league. He is a class player and has been a pivotal player for both club and country. He will always be remembered for being part of the legendary back four, who played together for a decade.
He has won trophies with Arsenal but unfortunately been unable to inspire England to victory. England has capped him mainly in the absence of the regular captain. His ability has never been questioned and still is the captain of arsenal and a huge boost to them when he is fit.
He will be remembered as great defender, who had excellent ways of organising his defence. So much so that the picture of him with his hand up never escapes my mind when I think about him.
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Mild age/shelf wear, reflected in price. The stunning, shocking, revealing autobiography ... more
of Tony Adams, Arsenal and England hero, and man of hidden depths. A vivid recollection of playing alongside the best players in the world, dealing with his drinking problems and life after football. (bio)
Arsenal and England stalwart Tony Adams combines two very '90s preoccupations in these ... more
memoirs: football and the confessional. Alongside the story of Adams' hugely successful career for Arsenal and England, Addicted also charts his decline into alcoholism and subsequent efforts at rehabilitation. The combination works surprisingly well with Adams new-found self-awareness enabling a far more thoughtful and mature insight into his footballing life than you suspect would otherwise have been the case. 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