How well do you know and understand the history of your - our - fantastic football club?
We now all have the opportunity to learn the 'definite history' in 'exhaustive detail' courtesy of Coconuts' own Andrew Bennett, author of the ever-popular Cambridge United post-match reports.
Without further ado, ladies and gentlemen we present to you ...
'Newmarket Road Roughs'
… the first volume of Celery & Coconuts, Andrew's definitive history of Abbey and Cambridge United, which will be published in October by 100 Years of Coconuts. And you can preorder your copy at the CFU online store.
Newmarket Road Roughs, published under the Lovely Bunch imprint, examines in exhaustive detail the humble beginnings of Abbey United, the club that grew up in the back streets of Barnwell and went on to challenge the biggest names in English football. Andrew describes the background to the club’s formation, its pre-WWI friendlies, its post-war exploits in the Cambridgeshire League, its fight to stay alive during World War II and its subsequent move into the professional game.
The first volume of Celery & Coconuts ends in 1951, when our ambitious club changed its name to Cambridge United and embarked on its preparations for life in the Southern League and, finally in 1970, the Football League.
Packed with the fascinating stories of the characters who saw our club, always firmly based in its community, through its formative years and on to the brink of national recognition, Newmarket Road Roughs comes with details of every game played by Abbey United in its first 40 years, plus league tables and playing records.
Those appendices alone are worth the cover price of £14.99 for this attractively designed hardback book – the first of many to come from Andrew Bennett and Lovely Bunch.
To preorder your copy, go to the book store by clicking here or visit the CFU outlet on a match day. Alternatively, drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll let you know when your copy of Newmarket Road Roughs is available to pick up or is in the post. By choosing to collect from the CFU caravan you will avoid the postal charges of £2.99 for normal post and £5.99 for Royal Mail special delivery.
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