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  Tony Adams (footballer) Information
Adams was born in Romford in the London Borough of Havering and, having supported the club as a boy, joined Arsenal as a schoolboy in 1980.
Following Euro 96, Adams admitted that he was an alcoholic, and after seeking treatment, sought to reinvent himself and find a more sensitive side to his character, which included a return to education and an attempt to learn the piano.
Adams rewarded his manager's understanding handsomely, captaining the club to two Premiership and FA Cup Doubles, in 1997-98 and 2001-02; he is the only player in English football history to have captained a League-winning team in three different decades.
www.bookrags.com /Tony_Adams_(footballer)   (1038 words)

 Adams turns his back on alcohol
Adams has bared his soul even further recently by sharing with Radio 5 Live listeners that hitting his own "rock bottom" had led him to even contemplate suicide.
Unfortunately for Adams, his response to both triumph and disaster was to get seriously drunk and what is amazing is that Adams has managed to, by his account, consume vast quantities of alcohol and still manage to win every domestic honour, a European Cup Winner's medal as well as amassing over 50 England caps.
Adams has faced up to his own challenge and seems to be faring well, he arguably put in some of the best performances by an English player in the France 98 World Cup.
www.ias.org.uk /resources/publications/alcoholalert/alert199803/al199803_p19.html   (618 words)

 Tony Adams - England International Footballer - Football-Heroes.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Adams then played in a sweeper system for the first time in his England career as Taylor shuffled his tactics for the visit to Norway, but confusion reigned throughout the England side, which lost 2-0.
Adams became an immovable object at the heart of the England defence and, fitness permitting, he finally would take part in his second major tournament as England were hosting the 1996 European Championships and therefore qualification as hosts was in the bag.
Adams' captaincy throughout the competition received continent-wide praise, as did his candour and humility as he revealed afterwards that he was receiving treatment and counselling for chronic alcoholism.
www.sporting-heroes.net /football-heroes/displayhero_international.asp?HeroID=11005   (553 words)

 Addicted  -  Tony Adams
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.
Adams writes what it's like playing with the best players in the game, from Gazza to Dennis Bergkamp; and working with some of the most successful managers, including George Graham, Terry Venables, Glenn Hoddle and Arsene Wenger.
Adams recalls openly his descent into alcohol addiction, which at one point saw him jailed for drink-driving.
www.ave-it.net /addicted_tony_adams.htm   (368 words)

 United States National Soccer Players Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Adams had been described by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger earlier this month as "no longer a player" with the club, but had not yet formally announced his decision to hang up his boots permanently.
Adams said he may eventually get back into soccer as a manager but admitted it was unlikely he would work his way up from the bottom.
Adams also confirms that he finally accepted his playing career was over due to continued problems with injuries, passing up another year with the Gunners or a stint in America.
www.ussoccerplayers.com /international_news/321952.html   (613 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Football | News | Adams prepares a farewell to arms
Tony Adams didn't feel how he expected to feel after lifting the Double for Arsenal in the space of eight days.
Adams will continue to work in the field when his work on the field is done.
There was symbolism perhaps in Adams jointly lifting the FA Cup and Premiership trophies with Patrick Vieira, passing on the baton to the man Arsenal hope is their future leader, even if Real Madrid think otherwise.
football.guardian.co.uk /comment/story/0,9753,714002,00.html   (1833 words)

 ESPN.com Soccernet England: News - Graham backs Adams as manager
Tony Adams was today urged to stay in football by the man who made him the youngest captain in Arsenal's history.
Adams is expected soon to officially confirm his retirement as a player after 22 years at the club and he has already been linked with managerial vacancies at Brentford, Watford and Brighton.
Adams, whose retirement seems certain after he missed the first two days of pre-season training, has been an inspirational player for the club and no-one knows better than Lee Dixon how much his presence will be missed.
www.soccernet.com /england/news/2002/0711/20020711afcgrahamadams.html   (984 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Football | News | Adams' inside story
Adams then shudders as Mealyer leads us on to E Wing, two floors of cells with table football and table tennis equipment in the gap on the ground floor; a modern version of the familiar Porridge layout.
Tony's status as a footballer, a star, but one who is able to talk about being in prison, will have enormous impact.
Tony Adams's day in Swaleside was filmed by Seek TV for a Channel 4 programme on his life to be broadcast in their Football Stories series in late May
football.guardian.co.uk /comment/story/0,9753,639969,00.html   (1350 words)

 England Footballing legend Tony Adams opens new state-of-the-art facilities at Brunel University
Adams, who is the only English footballer to captain his club, Arsenal, to the League Championship in three different decades as well as captaining his country 15 times, recently studied Sport Sciences at Brunel University.
Yet, Mr Adams is clearly proud of the educational achievements of the young players at his club.
Mr Adams also presented trophies to the winners of a girls' and boys' knock-out contest held on the new turf, as part of the launch ceremony.
www.brunel.ac.uk /news/pressoffice/pressreleases/press2004/cdata/march/tony_adams_opening080304   (471 words)

 New Statesman - NS Profile - Tony Adams
Adams presents a portrait of his former self notable for its candour and disgust.
The Adams story is not a local version of the American dream (that better describes David Beckham's story), but a peculiarly British affair: it is less about money and status than it is about culture and the old-fashioned desire to become a gentleman.
He is, in effect, anyone who understands, as Adams does, that the real value of life resides not in the pursuit of power and profit, nor in the accumulation of money for its own sake, but in the courage to face, and desire to change, the truth about our everyday reality.
www.newstatesman.com /200212020015   (1500 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Addicted: Books: Tony Adams,Ian Ridley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Adams recalls graphically and openly his descent into alcohol addiction and the slow rehabilitation process, and the problems that surfaced within his marriage and the following divorce.
In many autobiographies, particularly those of footballers, the subjects are often at pains to portray themselves in a good light, skirt over indefendable controversies and pass the blame for their failings, this is not the case with 'Addicted'.
Adams talks openly about his addiction to alcohol and the effects it has had on his life and as such the book is just as much an insight into his off field problems as much as his footballing career.
www.amazon.co.uk /Addicted-Tony-Adams/dp/0002187949   (1390 words)

 Adams puts his faith in brain not brawn
TONY ADAMS is fed up with seeing Italians placed on pedestals, so it is just as well he is not going to Rome as a tourist next week.
Adams, who should be Hoddle's captain in Italy next Saturday, uses an example from the Arsenal dressing-room to demonstrate the metamorphosis.
"Tony Adams has a big influence because not only is he a good individual player but he is a very good team player," Wenger said yesterday.
www.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1997/10/04/sfnwin04.html   (959 words)

 Tony Adams - Review - Donkey-Jibes, Drink and a whole lot more
Adams´ lawyer had told him that he´d probably get off with slapped wrists and a warning never to do it again, but the Judge had different ideas to that - he wanted to make an example of the young Adams, and he did so in sentencing him to prison for 9 months in total.
Tony had been wise enough not to go out with the England squad in Chins on the night when photos had been taken of players stumbling around a bar having alcohol poured down the back of their throats, but he'd had to comprehend with the news stories about the flight home.
With the disappointment of being knocked out of Euro 96 behind him Tony found himself needing to do something to block out what had just happened and once again turned to alcohol, but this was to be the last time he ever went out on a bender.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /discussion/adams-tony/316417   (493 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Adams Jimmy
Adams, Jimmy (1968-), West Indian cricketer, captain of the West Indies (2000-2001).
Adams, Tony (1966-), footballer, Arsenal and England centre-back, who captained both his club side and country.
Adams, Douglas (1952-2001), British author and screenplay writer, best known for his highly successful science fiction novel,...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Adams_Jimmy.html   (94 words)

 Football news, live scores, fixtures and results from 4thegame.com
Lee Dixon today led the tributes to Tony Adams after the former Arsenal skipper announced he was taking a break from football to pursue a degree in sports science.
Adams revealed he had not ruled out management in the long term, but that he was "tired of learning the hard way".
Adams will now be putting his heart and soul to an entirely different discipline - and he intends to throw himself into his degree with the same commitment he had on the football pitch.
www.4thegame.com /news/story/107376   (791 words)

 It's Up For Grabs Now : Ian Ridley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Maybe Adams is (seen as) a groundbreaker (because it has received more publicity than the Claridge book) and more footballers will feel able, without fear of repercussions, to tell their story honestly.
The problem is exacerbated by stories of footballers of bygone eras claiming to have sated their drinking appetite the day before a game and gone out and had a blinder the next day.
Adams' account of his 'display' away at Swindon on December 28th 1993 makes for a far more pragmatic account of the effects of alcohol on a players performance.
www.btinternet.com /~upforgrabsnow/ridley.html   (3284 words)

 Scotland on Sunday - Sport - Getting a shot at redemption
In football's bizarre morality, it is not enough to go behind bars or suffer the often worse penalty of having your face splashed all over the newspapers for your misdeeds.
It's yet another of football's double standards that while everyone is equal in the eyes of the law, the bigger your club, the more opprobrium football's sinners must suffer.
Adams once wrote quite mercilessly of his addiction: "I was self-destructing, yet in denial that I had a drinking problem.
scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com /sport.cfm?id=2234942005   (1489 words)

 ESPN.com Soccernet England: News - Adams makes university his next goal
Tony Adams, a footballer with enough material to submit a fascinating dissertation about himself, might just be joining them in their biomechanics lectures.
While the Adams family represents reason enough to end a glorious career with a testimonial match against Celtic on May 13, his body would also appreciate a less punishing existence.
In recent years Adams has struggled with a variety of injury problems, one of the more recent of which was that most fashionable of complaints, the fractured metatarsal.
soccernet.espn.go.com /archive/england/news/2002/0503/20020503afcadams.html   (888 words)

 Football Writers Association - Tribute Award 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Tony Adams became the latest recipient of the Football Writers' Association' s Tribute award during a star-spangled dinner at The Savoy on January 19th.
Adams, the former Arsenal and England skipper, was presented with a special writing set and honoured for his contribution to English football over the past two decades.
Tony accepted the award with grace and humility and spoke movingly about his life and times, thanking some of the assembled guests and apologising to others for some of his past behaviour.
www.footballwriters.co.uk /tribute_2003.html   (283 words)

 Business in Berkshire - search engine and event marketing - Tony Adams signed my balls!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
We were there to enjoy the football and hear what Tony had to say about the match and what it’s like to be involved in such a prestigious occasion.
Tony put himself there by being a talented footballer… and he put his skills to good use, moving between the tables, ensuring everyone had a few special moments with him… good on ya Tony Adams.
Tony was only too happy to answer any questions that anyone had openly and honestly.
www.businessinberkshire.co.uk /businessinberkshire/extra459.html   (494 words)

 Invitation to the launch of the new football facilities at Brunel University with Tony Adams
Tony Adams is the only English footballer ever to captain his club to the league Championship in three different decades.
The Football Foundation is dedicated to revitalising the grass roots of the game, constructing modern football facilities, developing football as a force for social cohesion and as a vehicle for education in communities throughout the country.
Funded by the Premier League, the Football Association and the Government, the Football Foundation is the nation's largest sports charity with £93 million already invested into the heart of football.
www.brunel.ac.uk /news/pressoffice/pressreleases/press2004/cdata/february/tony_adams   (467 words)

 ESPN.com Soccernet England: News - Quinn: My guilt over Adams' years of hell
Quinn will be missing when Adams celebrates his Highbury career for the second time tonight, just as he was missing when his old drinking buddy went through the biggest crisis of his life.
Adams and Quinn, who are both 35, were once regulars on the Irish drinking scene that stretches across north London.
Tony now is an example to every young footballer and the game should really take note of what he has done and why he had to do it.'
www.soccernet.com /england/news/2002/0513/20020513featdervan.html   (1092 words)

 On the Spot: Tony Adams
FAILURE, according to Tony Adams, is not the act of falling down.
Adams strongly disputes the notion that an England cap has lost its allure for well-paid footballers at demanding clubs.
Adams, 33, speaks so much sense that many Highbury habituees would like the post-Arsène Wenger succession to read David O'Leary followed by Adams.
www.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1999/10/30/sfnwin30.html   (898 words)

Adams is the name of some places in the United States of America:
There is also a novel by Booth Tarkington entitled Alice Adams and a brand of beer called Samuel Adams.
This is a disambiguation page; that is, one that just points to other pages that might otherwise have the same name.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ad/Adams.html   (84 words)

 BBC SPORT | FOOTBALL | Adams plans addiction centre
The Football Association welcomed the move, saying it would be interested in backing anything that would help players who had a problem.
Adams said he wants to create a safe haven where big-name stars can get specialist help with their problems away from the limelight.
The Professional Footballers Association said footballers can fall prey to problems such as drink, drugs and gambling because they live their lives in the public eye.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/football/889627.stm   (411 words)

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A Rolex watch, given to former footballer Tony Adams for winning the league and FA cup double in 1998, has been stolen.
Nothing else was taken and Mr Adams said he was appealing for the person to return the watch and he would leave the matter there.
Police said Mr Adams' home was insecure due to renovation work, and they were treating it as a theft rather than a burglary.
www.yorkshiretoday.co.uk /viewarticle.aspx?sectionid=55&articleid=287534   (414 words)

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