West Brom‘s Cult Heroes
Out soon: Simon Wright examines the careers of the 20 most popular players to grace The Hawthorns
Publication Date: 23 September 2006
256pp, including over 50 photographs
Who is your Baggies cult hero and why?
In West Brom’s Cult Heroes Simon Wright examines the careers of the 20 most popular players to grace The Hawthorns and discovers the reasons behind the legendary status of the likes of Jeff ‘The King’ Astle, Cyrille Regis, Jesse Pennington, Derek ‘The Tank’ Kevan, W.G. ‘Ginger’ Richardson and ‘SuperBob’ Taylor.
Albion fans have always revered talented, skilful footballers, particularly those who find the back of the net with unerring regularity, but do all twenty of the players featured in West Brom’s Cult Heroes share these traits? After all Baggies fans also love a character, someone who’s like them, but provides entertainment on the pitch; someone they can idolise, who will then go for a pint and a fag with them after the game.
Featuring hours of research into some of the biggest names in Baggies history, this book gets to the bottom of what it takes to be a West Brom Cult Hero and answers some essential questions such as, who was the ‘Rapunzel of the Black Country’? Which legendary keeper accepted cigarettes from the crowd? Which Scottish international winger had a penchant for streaking? And which Albion legend stole his fans’ beer?
Foreword by Laraine Astle, wife of Baggies legend, Jeff.
Simon Wright is an avid fan with almost three decades of Albion support behind him. For many years he co-edited the Albion fanzine Grorty Dick. He enjoys foreign travel, loud ties and the simple pleasures of Old Speckled Hen.
Order your copy of West Brom’s Cult Heroes now and receive it post free by sending a cheque for £16.99 per copy made out to Know The Score Books
To: Know The Score Books Ltd
Also enclose the name of your own West Brom Cult Hero and we will include your name in the back of the book alongside that of your idol.
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