A New Formation
How Black Footballers Made the Modern Game
This football book is not just about the game - it's an exploration of the unique role Black British footballers have played in shaping it both on and off the pitch. A New Formation tells new, forgotten, and undervalued stories with heart, humanity, and humor, with contributions from legendary players and sports broadcasters alike. Rather than focusing on the usual narratives of trauma and oppression, the book offers a highly original analysis of the intersections between football and wider Black British culture. Discover the vibrancy and nuance of contemporary Black life in Britain through this groundbreaking collection of essays.