P448 ORACLE 448 Sat25 Apr C4 2100:00  4-Tel     CRITICAL  EYE GREAT BRITAIN UNITED    "I don't think too many of them can read the game," says Crystal Palace chairman Ron Noades in the programme. "You get an awful lot, great pace, great athletes, love to play with the ball in front of them... when it's behind them, it's chaos" he adds. None of the other players and managers interviewed agree. Black players are now found at every level and in every position in the game. But getting right to the top is a long process...  2/5 Next Feature Back-Up Sports A-Z Index
P448 ORACLE 448 Sat25 Apr C4 2101:10  4-Tel     CRITICAL  EYE GREAT BRITAIN UNITED   John Barnes admits he has had a relatively easy time because he has been conspicuously successful in front of the Kop - if he had failed things would have been very different. Back in the late 1960s and very early '70s when Brian Moore et al had to describe the strips for the benefit of those with black and white TVs West Ham had a black forward. Clyde Best was his l—lf, the best known black player in English football at the time. He is not in the programme as he now lives in N—laica. S——lf.  4/5 Next Feature Back-Up Sports A-Z Index
P448 ORACLE 448 Sat25 Apr C4 2101:00  4-Tel     CRITICAL  EYE GREAT BRITAIN UNITED   TONIGHT at 7.00pm This repeated documentary offers an in-depth look at the problem of racism in professional football. Former Professional Footballers' Association chairman Garth Crooks talks to players and managers (past and present) about their experience of racism within the game. The programme caused a lot of press comment at the time it was first shown, because of the remarks of a certain Ron Noades...  1/5 Next Feature Back-Up Sports A-Z Index
P448 ORACLE 448 Sat25 Apr C4 2100:10  4-Tel     CRITICAL  EYE GREAT BRITAIN UNITED   No Football League club has ever appointed a black manager, but many feel that it may not be long before a determined individual breaks through. Garth Crooks feels Luther Blissett might be the first to do it, and so do many others. Blissett and former player Ces Podd, now on the staff of Leeds United, discuss the problems of being a black player back in the dark days of the 1960s and 1970s. But where is Clyde Best?  3/5 Next Feature Back-Up Sports A-Z Index
P448 ORACLE 448 Sat25 Apr C4 2101:00  4-Tel     CRITICAL  EYE GREAT BRITAIN UNITED   The men who do participate in the programme are: John Barnes of Liverpool Paul Davis of Arsenal Ian Wright then of Crystal Palace Mark Bright of Crystal Palace Luther Blissett of Watford Cyrille Regis of Aston Villa Bryan Robson of Manchester United Vinny Jones of Chelsea Plus Geoff Hurst, Steve Coppell, Graeme Souness and Brendan Batson of the PFA. Adrian Carroll  @  5/5 Next Feature Back-Up Sports A-Z Index