Hammers striker releases autobiography

  • by Staff Writer
  • Wednesday, 9th October 2019

Former Hammer Clive Allen is set to release a new book about his life as a professional footballer.

The former striker, who represented the Hammers between 1992 and 1994 releases his autobiography, entitled 'Up Front' next week.

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Published by deCoubertin Books, the book - written in conjunction with James Olley - covers Allen's 17-year career in the game, which began at Queens Park Rangers in 1978.

Prior to joining West Ham in 1992, the Stepney-born goalscorer enjoyed spells with Rangers, Crystal Palace, Tottenham, Manchester City and Chelsea - whilst spending a year in France with Bordeaux.

He also famously joined Arsenal before leaving without playing a single competitive game for the Gunners, in a situation not dissimilar to that involving West Ham and Joey Beauchamp.

It was Allen's goal that famously secured promotion for West Ham on the final day of the 1992/93 season against Cambridge United, almost a year to the day after he was relegated with the Hammers shortly after joining the club.

He went on to make 38 appearances for West Ham before joining Millwall, his seventh London club, in 1994.

Keep an eye out on KUMB for a full review of 'Up Front', to follow soon.

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