Episode 1253: Alan Smith On Arsenal, Strike Partnerships, Not Knowing Your Worth, Manager Power, 80’s Money, The 89 Anfield Finale
Alan Smith is known to a whole generation of people as the voice of reason in Sky’s football coverage, but before he was a co-commentator, he was also a 2-time golden boot winner, and a 2-time league winner with a really talented Arsenal side.
He’s released a self-penned book, Heads Up: My Life Story, on his career in football, and he joins us today for a chat about Arsenal in the late 80s, winning the league at Anfield, and getting called a c*** by George Graham in front of his team-mates.
We chat about his strike partnerships with Gary Lineker and Ian Wright, getting his teeth kicked out, the power of the manager, not knowing his own financial self worth, and battling a lack of self-confidence.
Plus there’s Tony Adams’ Art of the Deal, why Arsenal in ’89 > Man City in ’12, and Ken inhabits the spirit of George Graham in quite frankly startling, and shocking fashion.
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