Following the launch of his excellent book The Colour of Football, former ECFC player Steve Stacey returned to St James Park to talk to fans about his life and career, as part of the museum's Black History Month programme.
Hosted by ECFC Museum Trustee Martin Weiler, the evening took a journey through Steve's early life in Bristol, across a career that included spells at Bristol City, Wrexham, Charlton, Ipswich Town, and Exeter City, and then onto his adventure to Australia, where he not only played out the final years of his career, but also influenced the Australian government in making the game more racially inclusive.
Steve was also invited as a guest of the club and supporters' trust for the home match against Forest Green Rovers, where he was also able to catch up with some of his former team mates, including Jimmy Blain, Jimmy Giles, Bob Wilson and John Wingate.
To learn more about the life and career of Steve, and even about how Bobby Robson, the former England manager, helped to improve his both his game and wellbeing, then we happily recommend that you purchase a copy of the book by clicking here
"This poignant, funny and at times deeply moving tale, takes you behind the scenes as a professional footballer working up through the ranks while at the same time searching for his roots" - Bristol Books.
The Colour of Football was published by Bristol Books and supported by the Professional Footballers Association.