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by Tony Adams

  Simon and Schuster
Published Date:
  1 June 2017
ISBN: 9781471156748
Price   £16.99
First Edition     First Print  
Signed by Tony Adams in black pen directly on the page before the title page. Signatures will vary slightly from that shown as I have more than one book to sell and it is not practical to take photos of each signature. Publisher's removable 'signed by the author' sticker on the front cover. first edition first printing hardback in pictorial boards - wrap-around band - no dust jacket as issued. Book posted in one working day of receipt of order - delivery usualyy in 2 to 3 working days. Being Addicted was only half the story, now comes the stunning new autobiography from Tony Adams, Sober.
Tony Adams was a charismatic figure on the football field, a true leader for Arsenal and England. He won league titles in three separate decades, and after the Gunners moved to their new stadium at the Emirates, it was fitting that a statue of him was erected outside to celebrate his extraordinary career. But, for much of that time, he was also drinking heavily and eventually admitted in his book Addicted that he was an alcoholic.
Now, in that bookís stunning successor Sober, Adams reveals what happened next. He discusses the impact that Arsene Wenger had when he arrived at Arsenal in 1996, and how the managerís new methods helped extend his career and brought new success to the club. Always a great thinker on the game, Adams moved into coaching and management on retirement, playing a key role in Portsmouthís famous FA Cup triumph in 2008, and taking on new challenges in the Netherlands, Azerbaijan, China and now Spain to broaden his perspective.
He movingly explains the struggles heís faced to stay sober for twenty years and why he set up Sporting Chance, the charity which provides treatment and support for sports stars suffering from addictions. He gives his incisive thoughts on Englandís continued failings in major tournaments and assesses why Arsenal have struggled to repeat the title-winning formula of his own time there.
Sober is a truly inspirational memoir from someone who has battled with his demons, but has continued to take things on, one day at a time.
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