Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Focus On : Venables On Venables

Terry Venables is a unique character In the world of football. At 11 he stated his intention of managing Tottenham Hotspur. At 18 he formed himself into a limited company. At 21 he became the only player ever to represent England at every level. He was Captain of a great Chelsea side that included lifelong pal and rival George Graham, he played in the cup winning Tottenham team of 1967, and went on to skipper both Crystal Palace and QPR. But his success as a player has been overshadowed by his reputation as one of the shrewdest and most creative manager-coaches the game has ever produced. He created the great Palace "Team of the '80's" transformed QPR's fortunes, and became the most successful English coach in Europe winning the Spanish title for mighty Barcelona. And then, of course, he returned to White Hart Lane where he not only won the cup but also took over the club itself. 

In this exclusive insight into his character we hear from former playing colleagues such as George Graham, Stan Bowles, and Gerry Francis, and current stars like Gary Lineker, Gazza and Terry Fenwick. Jimmy Tarbuck explains how Terry could have become as great a success as an entertainer, and we also learn how he created that most popular of detectives James Hazell. And there is an exclusive chance to see Venables performing not just on the field but with a futl orchestra. For the first time as well listen to what goes on behind the locked dressing room door as Terry gives a blistering team talk and then clashes with former arch rival Kenny Dalglish.
But most of all there is not only all the action from a sensational career at the very top of the world's greatest game, not only the views of Terry's closest family and friends, but also the words of Terry himself as he tells his own story for the first time. It is a unique story from a unique character.




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 "If history is going to repeat itself I should think we can expect the same thing again."
"If you can't stand the heat in the dressing room, get out of the kitchen."
(Terry Venables

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