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Sheffield firm to publish autobiography of Sheffield United, Leeds United and England legend Tony Currie UK News

Entitled “Imperfect 10” – a reference to Currie’s iconic shirt number and the personal issues that plagued his personal life – the book is co-authored by Andy Pack, the former United media manager who has known him for 30 years. and should be released in October.

Currie won 17 caps for England and is widely recognized as one of the most talented and charismatic players to have played in English football during this time.

He said: “I am not a bookish person and had little to no part in the previous written versions of my life which were basically taken from newspapers,” said Currie.

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“In the end, it seemed important to me that people had the chance to see why things in my footballing career turned out the way they did, how my life in general influenced my career and, I guess, how my love of the game was probably too important to be good for me. “

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Danny Hall, editor at Vertical Editions and editor at Sheffield United for The Star newspaper, added: “It is a true honor for Vertical to work with Tony and Andy to produce TC’s autobiography.

“The man himself is pure football royalty, although far too shy to admit it, and was voted the Blades’ best player during their 125th birthday celebrations.

Tony Currie with editor Danny Hall, who is a Sheffield United writer for The Star

“He has also had some successful and interesting spells at Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers, which are extensively covered in his book, as are his experiences playing – and not playing – for England, and how his career turned out. is finished with spells in Canada and at clubs like Southend United.

“But most interesting to me about the book is Tony’s brutally honest confession of his personality, which arguably couldn’t be more different from the personality he adopted when he had the ball in his hands. feet.”

’91’, the historic Wednesday 1990/91 season story, by Sheffield Star reporter Alex Miller, was published earlier this year. The autobiographies of Currie and another Blade alumnus, midfielder Mark Patterson, are due out in October.

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Thank you. Nancy Fielder, editor.

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