24 June ~ Birmingham City appointed Chris Hughton as manager this week. In WSC 156 (February 2000) John Tandy analysed the contribution of Trevor Francis, a Blues hero from the 1970s who returned as manager in the 1990s

It’s the early Eighties. Birmingham City are well into the downward spiral that will shortly see them drop into the Third Division. Trevor Francis is at Sampdoria. The song rings out: “My Trevor lies over the ocean, My Trevor lies over the sea... Oh bring back my Trevor to me...” Fast forward to 1996 and the dream comes true. Read the full article

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