On 1 April 1972 West Ham United made sporting history by becoming the first club from the highest echelon of English football to field three black players in League competition. What seems commonplace now was unheard of at the time. Their manager, Ron Greenwood, picked: Clive Charles (born in Canning Town, just a few miles from the Hammers' Upton Park home); Ade Coker (from Nigeria); and Clyde Best, who had made his way to London's Docklands from Bermuda. Together, these three players smashed a social barrier playing for this most romantic and enigmatic of clubs. East End Heroes, We average crowds of 6, 000 and we are one level down from Major League Soccer, which is the top divisioninthe US.a#39; Bobnow ... He edited Soccer: Howto Play the Game: The Official Playing and Coaching Manual of the United Statesanbsp;...
|Title||:||East End Heroes, Stateside Kings - The Amazing True Story of Three Footballer Players Who Changed the World|
|Publisher||:||John Blake Publishing - 2008-01-07|