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  • A New Formation tells the stories of these legends in their own words on their own terms. This is cultural expression, social history and black pride at its finest.

  • A New Formation is an expansive yet nuanced history of football's black pioneers, past and present.

    New Statesman
  • A New Formation is quite simply one of the most important football books ever written. What we often like to imagine as the history of football has, for the most part, been written entirely through the white male gaze. In this collection of essays A New Formation tells new stories, forgotten stories, undervalued stories, and does so with heart and humanity and humour. It's our game, as narrated by the people who love it.

    Jonathan Liew

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