Thursday, September 8

Simply the Best

Looking forward to reading The Acid Test, the new autobiography of Clyde Best, published by deCoubertin. The former Hammer was one of the first black players in English football and scored 47 goals in 146 games for the Hammers. Hammers in the Heart will be reviewing it presently. In the introduction Harry Redknapp says: "These days there's so many fantastic black footballers but they all owe a debt of gratitude to Clyde. He was English football's first real black role model. To adapt as he did was incredible. How he didn't run home after two weeks, after leaving that lifestyle, I just don't know."

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