Being a black footballer in the 1980s amid the era of Margaret Thatcher's rule was very difficult. Having to travel north and play was very difficult because of the abuse you got.
The football at the time was British and very physical. It was all about being very fit.
Training was all about cross-country running and pumping weights; things that are probably viewed as wrong now.
Football was all about blood, sweat and tears. If you went down injured back then and rolled around on the ground, your manager would slaughter you.
If you went down with a broken leg, the coaching staff would go easyRead More »from Margaret Thatcher deserves a minute’s silence