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In 1982 at a charity five-a-side match held at West Bromwich Albion’s grounds The Hawthornes , that featured popular bands from the Birmingham and Coventry area along with a few professional players. In the picture Dave Wakeling of The Beat and former Special, Terry Hall of Fun Boy Three tussle for a loose ball, while The Beat’s guitarist Andy Cox looks on. Wakeling said, “I just managed to pop the ball over Terry’s desperate moccasin for one of my three stunning goals. The Beat are wearing West Brom away strip which includes a yellow and green striped shirt with green shorts.”

Hall is a well-known Manchester United fanatic (listen to the Fun Boy Three’s “Were Having All The Fun” where he sings “I live in a flat, I like Manchester United…”) while Wakeling is a noted Aston Villa supporter and Cox (who went on to form the Fine Young Cannibals) is a long-time West Bromwich Albion fan.



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