Dennis Wise: The Autobiography

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Pan Macmillan, Oct 4, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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Dennis Wise is one of the best-loved British footballers in the Premiership. This cheeky London lad was one of the infamous London crazy gang, whose wild pranks hit the headlines but who defied the odds by beating giants Liverpool to take the FA Cup Final in 1988.

Since then he has moved to Chelsea where as skipper he has led the team up the Premiership ladder and this year won two cups. But things haven't always gone so smoothly, Dennis nearly went to prison after being falsely accused of attacking a taxi driver and he has had his fair share of battles with managers, including Terry Venebles and Glenn Hoddle.

In this autobiography Dennis will tell all about the Crazy Gang days and his time at Chelsea. The book will include inside stories and Wise's own frank views on key football figures such as Vinnie Jones, Glenn Hoddle, Terry Venables and Paul Gascoigne. This paperback edition has an extra chapter covering Chelsea's 2000 cup campaigns and Dennis' revived international career.

 

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User Review  - jigwagigiggs - LibraryThing

Surprisingly good read by a man despised the length and breadth of the country by most fans who dont follow the teams he played for. This book is a far cry from the spiky on pitch character, and ... Read full review

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A great read from a person who came from a challenging area and did very well for himself, with lots of fun times too - I remember the one when his was knocked over by a car as I was a friend too :)
Julie Robinson (Royall)

Contents

the worst moment of my life
childhood
southampton
the gang assembles
crazy days
the fa cup campaign 1988
the final
after wembley
two managers
glenn hoddle
hard times
two legends
england terryvenables and gazza
the yeti
the foreign legion arrives 17 tragedy andtriumph 18 the bombshell 19 vialli vialli 20 the european cup winners
games unbeaten 22 ups anddowns

chelsea football club

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About the author (2012)

Dennis Wise is an English former football managed and player, and former Executive Director at Newcastle United. In a career spanning 20 years he played for Wimbledon, Leicester City, Millwall, Southampton, Coventry City and, most notably, Chelsea.

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