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This is a truthful and enlightening biography, told from the heart It includes new revelations, which will shock and intrigue fans It features high quality full colour photos Darren Anderton s story is of a kid who grows up to live the dream of being a professional footballer at the highest level He shines for his country in major finals, develops a reserved Mr Nice Guy image and gets labelled Sicknote , with the public viewing him as injury prone, despite the fact he makes overappearances in a distinguished playing career, largely among the elite Anderton appreciates how lucky he has been to cash in on doing something he loves and enjoys sharing his good fortune with family and close friends But he goes through personal trauma as the condition of his beloved father, a shining light during his career and life, deteriorates through emphysema, while he and his positive thinking fianc e Katie deal with her cystic fibrosis, a chronic, progressive disease He keeps his own counsel through it all But his retirement as a player and the death of his father three months apart the tale which starts Takenote prompts him to open his heart and put the record straight Anderton gives untold behind the scenes insights into his public and private life which touch every raw emotion In this compelling book he reveals the heaven to hell and back journey with England, including European Championships and World Cup, Tottenham Hotspur, Birmingham, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Bournemouth How it enables him to play in the biggest football tournament since England won theWorld Cup and to cross paths and sometimes swords with a few of the game s biggest names The list includes Terry Venables, his biggest top flight influence, Glenn Hoddle, Ossie Ardiles, Kevin Keegan, Sven Goran Eriksson, David Beckham, Paul Gascoigne, Ronaldo, Alan Ball, Daniel Levy and Lord Alan Sugar How he came to turn down Alex Ferguson s offer to join Manchester United His dismay at a being given a short thank you for your services note which included being told his contract was not being renewed from Tottenham afteryears loyalty How he overcame lack of self esteem to become a world class performer And a whole lot This is the real Darren Anderton If you think of him as Sicknote you will have to Takenote This audio edition contains an added bonus in the form of a new interview with the man himself, taking in many aspects of his varied sporting career Excellent reading, well written, explained alot of things especially when he was injured so much at Spurs, well recommend this. I liked Anderton as a player and thought the whole Sicknote tag was a bit unfair, but I thought he would have at least had a bit of a sense of humour about it by now He hasn t His relentless moaning and being outraged becomes boring.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 interesting biographies out there. I bought this as a Tottenham fan who wanted to know some about Darren Anderton.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.