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Page edited for more concise biography, addition of Sporting Chance charity work 4/5 Jan 05 Duckorange 18:37, 5 January 2006 (UTC)
Move to Tony Adams
I think he's more notable than the other two Tony Adamses and therefore he should be moved to the main article and have a link to the disambiguation. Yonatanh 01:37, 1 July 2006 (UTC)
Definetly - the other two are very minor.
His full name is Tony Alexander Adams, not Anthony.
Daughters date of birth
According to his autobiography "Addicted", his daughter Amber was born on 26th January 1995, not 1994. I have also included on this page the incidents that Adams got involved in during his drinking days. Clare was not Adams's daughter but born from a relationship Jane had with someone else. He writes that Oliver was a "Step-brother for Clare".
Adams did suffer a prolonged period of being disrespected as a player, earning the "donkey" tag which was used even by his own fans early in his career. His stature was immense in the mid part and latter part of his career though, as he grew as a professional and a man. I think the fact that he was not always seen as a 'great' but earned that status over a long period is worth accentuating.
22.214.171.124 20:27, 28 March 2007 (UTC)
England captain 92-96
Crashing his car and the Pizza Hut incident
The crashing of his car and the infamous Pizza Hut incident happened in Hornchurch, the town where he lived at the time. This was explained in his book, Addicted. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 12:20, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
STILL Portsmouth manager.
Until there is confirmation directly from Portsmouth FC, on their website www.portsmouthfc.co.uk/ or in conference, he is still the Portsmouth FC Manager. News rumour sites like BBC, Times and Sky Sports are pointless without confirmation from the club, they are after all just rumours. Rexfan2 (talk) 02:43, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
- I'm sorry the BBC, The Times (the oldest Newspaper) rumour sites ??? 188.8.131.52 (talk) 12:57, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
- Were they right when they said that Giovanni Dos Santos was coming to Portsmouth deadline day? No. Were they right when they said that Javier Saviola was coming to Pompey? No. Were they right last week when they said Tony Adams would have three games to turn the clubs fortunes? No. They are no more knowledgeable on the subject than a club fan. They're not always right, heck, this was the third time we had been told he would be sacked in the morning after the Swansea defeat and the Fulham defeat. Rexfan2 (talk) 21:52, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
Reports that a media organisation "understands" Adams is to be sacked in the morning is speculation. Neither the BBC nor Sky claimed Adams' sacking as a fact until it was confirmed by Portsmouth FC. Media organisations are allowed to speculate, so long as they make it clear that's what they're doing, which the reputable ones like the BBC and Sky usually do; Wikipedia is meant to stick to reliably-sourced facts. cheers, Struway2 (talk) 10:54, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
- However the AP report (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/soccer/2009-02-08-217970790_x.htm) was a confirmation of the sacking, but that was removed as "rumour" Ochib (talk) 12:07, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
- If you look at the current page at that URL, you'll see it was posted (as I write) 22 hrs and some minutes ago, i.e. yesterday daytime and after Portsmouth had indeed confirmed the sacking. The version removed as rumour some 36 hours ago here, was at the same URL but had a different title – "Reports: Portsmouth fires Adams after 4 months" as opposed to the current "Portsmouth confirms sacking of Adams" – and contained the speculative version. cheers, Struway2 (talk) 12:35, 10 February 2009 (UTC)