More Than a Game

More than a Game - A story about Football and Other Stuff
Sylvester Young



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.

Fiction | ISBN: 9781908446169  | eBook

Sylvester Young

Sylvester Young was born in Wolverhampton, England of Jamaican parents. He was once an international karate competitor and European medallist and he retains a strong interest in the sport. He has written under various pseudonyms. As Sylvester Young: What Goes Around, Sleeping Dogs Lie, as Ralph Robb, Memoirs of a Karate Fighter and as J.S. Noon, Love Lies and Bleeding. He lives in Ontario, Canada with his family.

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