22nd January 2021 - Stan Collymore celebrated his 50th birthday and looked back on his career.
In those 50 years Stan the man filled his days with success, controversy, highs and lows (even an appearance in the movie Basic Instinct 2).
One of the most exciting natural talents to emerge, Stan is still beloved by the fans at his beloved Southend United and Nottingham Forest.
In 1995 Stan Collymore became Britain's most expensive footballer when he signed for Liverpool FC for a transfer record of £8.5 million - where he became one of the original Spice Boys in the infamous white suits at the FA Cup final and scored the winning goal in the greatest Premier League game of all time Liverpool vs Newcastle 4-3
After his footballing career Stan transitioned into a sports broadcaster on national radio - where his natural personality, confidence and willingness to embrace controversy and speak his mind found a natural forum
Never one to hide away, Stan Collymore was one of the first public male figures to open up about the dangers and seriousness of mental health issues in men - when it was a taboo subject.
There have been highs and lows, battles, fights and success - and as Stan Collymore turns 50, he has chosen Superstar Speakers as the platform to open up and tell his story to the fans across the country in a series of nationwide events
Stan said he was pleased to take football punditry to a different level by allowing fans to communicate with him in real time through Twitter before, during and after matches and he has similar ground - breaking ideas about his public appearances with Superstar Speakers.
He envisages being part of a varied and exciting audio-visual presentation to give a closer insight into his career and life than ‘reeling off a dozen fisherman’s tales’ – plus providing a much-
needed post-Covid bonanza for venues from sports bars to four- figure capacity theatres.
“I’ve seen the way that after dinning speaking has gone into theatres, its now gone into full productions, its going into audio visuals, so you can narrate properly, and that’s something I want to do.
“If we can get interesting names that I can introduce and drag their stories out of them and my own, that will be wonderful once we get people back into theatres and venues - Post-Covid the appetite will be there to view football content in a completely different way.”
He is also impressed with the names Superstar Speakers have already worked with including Tyson Fury, Andy Cole and Trevor Francis.
“The level of names is top quality. If you’ve seen Andy Cole do it, then that’s good enough for me.”
Check out Stan Collymore talking about his tour on our YouTube Channel here
We recently invited Stan to take part in a Nottingham Forest Legends evening - alongside Viv Anderson, Tony Woodcock, Des Walker and Steve Hodge - and as you can see in this video he delighted the Forest fans with his trademark honesty and charisma
However Stan is promising something extra special for hos solo dates - a full, open and honest discussion of his entire career - warts and all
In addition to the personal appearances and live events - Stan Collymore chose Superstar Speaker to launch the 'Stan Collymore Memorabilia Collection' - with the understanding that fans of his from Nottingham Forest, Liverpool, Aston Villa and Leicester might want to add a signed Stan Collymore item to add to their collections, even admitting that he is partial to memorabilia himself
“When the guys from Superstar Speakers contacted me, we chatted through a few ideas including memorabilia. The memorabilia industry is huge now and there is also a lot of fake gear out there. I
remember going to New York in 1993-94 and getting baseball memorabilia – New York Yankees baseball bat and balls – and a Muhammad Ali signed glove and the reason I bought that
memorabilia and felt comfortable with it was it was authentic ‘in the presence of’ – someone could take a photo of you signing something.”
Hear Stan talking about the Stan Collymore Collection here
You can browse the Stan Collymore Memorabilia collection here - just click the image of Stan!
Check out this video of the Collymore exclusive signing session
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