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In the early 1980s, West Bromwich Albion had the most exciting team in English football. At its heart were Laurie Cunningham, Cyrille Regis, and Brendon Batson, three players not only spearheading Albion's championship challenge, but also showing that black Britons had a role to play in the national game. Though Cunningham's life was tragically cut short, Regis and BatsonIn the early 1980s, West Bromwich Albion had the most exciting team in English football. At its heart were Laurie Cunningham, Cyrille Regis, and Brendon Batson, three players not only spearheading Albion's championship challenge, but also showing that black Britons had a role to play in the national game. Though Cunningham's life was tragically cut short, Regis and Batson have continued to break new ground, Regis as coach and Batson as an administrator with the PFA. This book explores the lives and legacy of the footballing "Three Degrees" and the rise and fall of the region that gave them their fame....

Title : Samba in the Smethwick End: Regis, Cunningham, Batson and the Football Revolution
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ISBN : 9781840181883
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 221 Pages
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Samba in the Smethwick End: Regis, Cunningham, Batson and the Football Revolution Reviews

  • Nick Gerrard
    2018-10-13 03:37

    Brilliant history of black footballers in UK. Not just about WBA, but a social history of the area too,,