Sober - Tony Adams (Paperback)

Football. My Story. My Life.

Dispatched in 25 to 35 working days
This product is allowed to be delivered during Lockdown Level 4
R 230
No reviews yet.
All Online Shopping Permitted in Lockdown Level 4 Details...


The eagerly anticipated new autobiography from Arsenal and England legend Tony Adams.

Product Details

19 Feb 2019
Supply Source


Tony Adams
Ian Ridley (Contributor)
Number of Pages
198 x 130 x 23mm (198g)


This Sunday Times bestselling follow-up to Addicted from English soccer legend Tony Adams is &;a searingly honest account of the Arsenal legend&;s quest to recover from alcoholism. Unflinchingly brave.&; (Sunday Mirror).

A charismatic figure on the soccer field, Tony Adams was a true leader for team Arsenal and England. He won league titles over three separate decades, and after the Gunners moved to their new stadium at the Emirates, it was fitting that a statue of him was placed outside to celebrate his extraordinary career. But, for much of that time, Adams was drinking heavily and ultimately revealed in his book Addicted that he suffered from alcoholism.

Now, in this stunning follow-up, Adams shares what happened next. He discusses the impact that Arsene Wenger had when he arrived at Arsenal in 1996, and how the manager&;s new methods helped extend his career and brought new success to the club. Having a strong mental game in addition to his athletic skills, Adams moved into coaching and management on retirement, playing a key role in Portsmouth&;s famous FA Cup triumph in 2008, and taking on new challenges in the Netherlands, Azerbaijan, China, and Spain.

Adams reveals his rocky journey 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 shares his insights on England&;s continued struggle to win major tournaments and assesses why Arsenal has not been able to repeat the title-winning formula while he was there.

Honest, powerful, and compelling, Sober is a truly inspirational memoir from someone who has battled and overcome his demons&;but continues his recovery, one day at a time.


General Subject
BISAC Subject 1
Biography & Autobiography / Sports
BIC Classification 1
Football (Soccer, Association football)
BIC Classification 2
Coping with drug & alcohol abuse
BIC Classification 3
Autobiography: sport
Library Subject 1
Recovering alcoholics - Biography - Great Britain
Library Subject 2
Soccer players - Biography - England
Library Subject 3
Soccer players - Biography - England - London
Dewey Classification

Author Bio

Tony Adams played more than 650 games for Arsenal during a twenty-year career at the club, captaining them from 1988 to 2002, winning four league titles during that period. He won 66 caps for England. After his playing career ended, he managed or coached at Wycombe Wanderers, Portsmouth, Gabala in Azerbaijan and has been working more recently as a vice-president of the DDMC sports management company at Chongqing Lifan in China and Granada in Spain.