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Old too soon, smart too late: my story

Old too soon, smart too late: my story

Dyer, Kieron; Holt, Oliver

In the public mind, Kieron Dyer came to symbolise so much of what was self-destructive about a group of football players known collectively as the 'Baby Bentley generation'. Nicknamed 'The King of Bling' by the tabloid press, Dyer was caught up in many of the scandals that characterised the history of a talented crop of players who promised so much and delivered so little, a generation whose wages and lavish lifestyles began to alienate them from the fans who once worshipped them. The brash young man is gone now, and in his place is the quiet, caring, wise man who was such a favourite on I'm a Celebrity, Get me Out of Here! in 2015. Dyer narrates, in uncompromising detail, how a generation of talented English footballers, taken out of working class childhoods and presented with a world of glitz, glamour, wealth and temptation, failed to cope with the riches that were presented to them and often fell apart

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Headline, 2019
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Available at Osidge.

  • Osidge – One available in Biography B DYE

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    30131056547992 Biography B DYE Adult non fiction Available
  • East Finchley – Earliest copy due back 3rd June

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    30131056545525 Biography B DYE Adult non fiction Due back 3rd June


Statement of responsibility: Kieron Dyer with Oliver Holt
ISBN: 1472249380, 9781472249388
Note: Originally published: 2018.
Physical Description: xii, 276 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
Subject: Biography; Dyer, Kieron.; Soccer players Great Britain Biography.