The Three Degrees : The Men Who Changed British Football Forever, Paperback

The Three Degrees : The Men Who Changed British Football Forever Paperback



When Cyrille Regis became one of the first black players to be selected for the full England team, he was sent a package in the mail.

Inside it was a silver bullet and a note that read: 'You'll get one of these through your knees if you step on our Wembley turf.' In the 1978/79 football season Regis' club West Bromwich Albion, an unglamorous and little publicised club from the West Midlands, became the first British football team to field three black players: Cyrille Regis, Laurie Cunningham and Brendon Batson.

They did so against the backdrop of the most divisive and poisonous racial tension in the UK's history - a time when the National Front movement was at its most virulent.

This book will tell the story of a defining and groundbreaking chapter in the history of British football and the country as a whole.

The story is one about sport but also as much one about social change.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biography: sport
  • ISBN: 9781472119261



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