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Stan Collymore
Stan Collymore

Stan Collymore interview

In a candid interview, Stan Collymore chats to BBC Radio Nottingham's Jeff Owen about Nottingham Forest, Ulrika, depression and 'dogging'.


Stan Collymore is one of the best strikers ever seen on Trentside. He's also one of football's most controversial figures.

In two years at Forest, Collymore was a fundamental part of the rebirth of the club in 1994. In 78 matches he scored 50 goals, nearly all of them were spectacular. His goals propelled Forest from the old first division to third place in the Premier League.

On the negative side, Collymore has been in the papers for all the wrong reasons. In 1998 he hit Ulrika Johnson and more recently he admitted taking part in sexual acts known as 'dogging'.

Stan Collymore
Stan Collymore in his Forest days

Stan Collymore was in Nottingham to promote his autobiography titled 'Tackling My Demons', BBC Radio Nottingham's Jeff Owen caught up with him.

In part one of the interview Stan Collymore spoke to BBC Radio Nottingham's Jeff Owen about :-

  • His time at Nottingham Forest
  • Leaving The City Ground
  • Joining Liverpool
  • Suffering from depression
  • Being in the newspapers
  • Hitting Ulrika Jonsson

In part two of the interview Stan Collymore spoke to BBC Radio Nottingham's Jeff Owen about :-

  • Why he got into 'dogging'
  • Staying at the Priory clinic
  • Living in America
  • His work for the 'Depression Alliance'
  • Taking part in Five's 'The Farm'

To listen to the interview use the link on the top right hand corner of this page.

last updated: 28/10/04
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Michael Talbot
Stan. You're a real smasher and I really believe that most people just cannot deal with your honesty and good looks! Enjoy your life mate and take no notice of anyone else.

liam seals aka elam
I think collymore has a lot of guts to tell so many millions of people what he has done wrong , i look up to him , collymore , stick in strong mate

Scott
Stan is the man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jason
I really thought it was exciting with Stan being at Forest and i supported him all the way, but after hitting Ulrika NO CHANCE.

Lee shooter
What great memories ,us forest fans ,have of stan he was brilliant.I admire stans honesty,about his past problems.He could have been the best,unfortunately,it never turned out that way after he left forest.i would give anything to see a striker half as good as stan at forest again,he was class.

John California
In has day Stan was quite simply the best striker in the country. He could have been a regular in the England team for years if he had wanted. Its a shame he couldnt pull on a Forest shirt again now ...they need him!

alastair hadden
a legend for sure wished he could come back now

lucky col
If Stan Collymore had had the same attitude as, say, Alan Shearer, he would have been quite easily the best player this country's ever seen. On his day, he could beat teams single handidly. Unfortunately he got his head turned by his agent and it was down-hill from there. A waste. A shame.

Tony H
We need you back at Forest Stan, on your own you could inspire the team to do better.

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