ijah anderson - fact file
1992 - 1994 defender
Born on 30th December 1975 in , England.
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Joined Spurs as a youngster in 1992 and played through the youth ranks, but failed to make the step up to the first team.
A nippy defender, who went to Brentford under Steve Perryman and became a regular in the Bees side and liked to attack from his full back position. Impressed Swansea City enough to sign him in 2004, but he was not a regular at the club and then he tested positive for cocaine use in November 2005 and was banned for six months, despite claiming his drink had been spiked.
Dropped down into non-league and went to play at Lewes in 2006, but after four matches he was released from his contract. On 31st October 2008 he was released by Bromley, but also played for Harlow Town.
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|Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||UEFA Cup|
|1991-92 Portsmouth||42 (7 goals)||7 (5 goals)||4 (1 goal)|
|1992-93 -THFC||34 (6 goals)||5 (1 goal)||2 (1 goal)|
|1993-94 -THFC||37 (6 goals)||3 (0 goals)||5 (0 goals)|
|1994-95 -THFC||37 (5 goals)||6 (1 goal)||2 (1 goal)|
|What they said about Darren Anderton|
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|What Darren Anderton said about ...|
... the use of faith healer Eileen Drewery by Glenn Hoddle ... 20.10.2007 (Daily Mirror)
"People used Eileen as a stick to beat him with, which was unfair on her because she didn't do anybody any harm and helped me. She's one of the reasons I'm still going.
My hamstring turned to rock after the first day of pre-season training at Tottenham, and I knew I was struggling. Glenn read about it on holiday, rang me up from his sun lounger and gave me the phone number of a lady who might be able to help."
... about Glenn Hoddle as England manager ... 20.10.2007 (Daily Mirror)
"Glenn had his detractors towards the end, but tactically he was spot-on. In terms of keeping the ball, creating chances and outplay gifted opponents like Argentina, he was a fantastic coach. It was an enjoyable team to play in, enjoyable to watch and I wouldn't be surprised if Glenn got the job again one day. He was innovative and having played under him for Tottenham and England, I would say he was better suited to international football than club management."
... the "Sicknote" nickname ... 20.10.2007 (Daily Mirror)
"You would sign an autograph for somebody, they would say 'Thanks Sicknote" and I would just think 'What a nugget.' but I know how many games I have played and you have to laugh about it."
... the winning goal in his last game for Bournemouth ... 18.01.2009 (THFC programme)
"For me to finish with the winning goal was brilliant. To go out with a bang is a great feeling and it's nice that that will be the last thing that people see."
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