Cyrille Regis and guests at The Black Football List Celebration on November 8, 2017 in London, England.

Cyrille Regis: a pioneer on the pitch and the leader of a generation

The sun was shining on the Baseball Ground, which didn’t seem to happen very often at a ground traditionally reduced by early winter weather to a bog of sand and mud. But on that Saturday afternoon at the end of the 1970s – the exact details, including the score, don’t matter – even the climate seemed to be welcoming the visitors, Ron Atkinson’s West Bromwich Albion.