Love of the Game: The Man Who Brought the Rooney Rule to the Uk (Hardback)
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Love of the Game: The Man Who Brought the Rooney Rule to the Uk (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 15/03/2021
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Ricky Hill grew up beneath the shadow of Wembley Stadium, where he sold programmes at England games as a boy. When he was seven, he was told by a teacher that only two in every hundred boys could possibly make it as a professional footballer. Ricky told her he would be one of the two. Ten years later, this gifted midfielder scored on his debut for Luton Town. Ricky stayed with Luton for 14 years, made 508 appearances and became a club legend. Emerging at a time when racism was rife, he was only the fourth black player to represent England. Later, as a coach, he had to fight to smash down barriers holding back black managers, and devised an equivalent of the NFL's 'Rooney Rule' to help BAME applicants secure senior coaching jobs in English football. While Ricky has won trophies and awards overseas, he has been overlooked in this country. In Love of the Game, he tells the shocking story behind his short spell in charge of Luton, and reveals just how much the football decision-makers in England have ignored him and other black coaches.

Publisher: Pitch Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785318269
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 240 x 160 mm

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“Ricky Hill”

As a life long Luton Town supporter going back to the late sixties , and having watched Ricky Hill in many a game over the years , i had no hesitation about buying this book. A very good written account of Ricks loyal... More

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