Om MORE THAN A GAME
Funny, poignant and illumining the best football book in years’ Positive Magazine
More than a Game tells it how it really was for black football players a generation ago. Set in 1980s Wolverhampton, Sabina Park Rangers became the first team of black players to reach the final of the Watney’s Red Barrel Cup but Jamaican coach, Horace McIntosh is not confident that he will be able to field a team never mind win the cup. Aston Villa’s interest is distracting his best player and tension heightens as a drugs deal double-cross scheme unravels, and further afield racial antagonism draws team-mates into confrontation with the police.
This sometimes comical, sometimes sad, and always thought-provoking novel proves that the racism within the beautiful game has not completely disappeared.