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#AlbionAdvent: Regis earns England call-up

2 December 2015

Day two of our Christmas Advent Calendar

Little Joshua Brown has one of the toughest tasks of our #AlbionAdvent Calendar in taking on the role of the mighty Cyrille Regis.

In his prime, the Big Man was a fearsome challenge for the top flight defenders of the day and this famous picture celebrated his first call up for England.

It was taken in the winter of February 1982 when Regis was one of the most intimidating forwards in English football.

Incredibly, he won only five caps for his country and that seemed an awfully thin reward for such a revered striker – adding weight to the long-standing theory that Midlands-based players were criminally under-regarded within the England hierarchy of the day.

Ah well, we can smile about it now and enjoy Joshua’s efforts to conjure the memory of the great man in his halcyon days.

Missed a day? Catch up with our countdown to Christmas below:

December 1

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