Celery & Coconuts: Volume II – Risen from the Dust
The Story of Abbey United and Cambridge United Football Club: 1951-1970 are available for £12.50 + £3.50 pp Please email for overseas and special deliver charges which will be additional. Price £16.00
Celery & Coconuts Volume III: Champagne & Corona The Story of Cambridge United Football Club 1970-1980
The third volume of Andrew Bennett’s brilliant Celery & Coconuts history of Cambridge United, relating the incredible story of the 1970s has had a re-print. If you missed out on getting a copy before order one now.
With a foreword by star 70s striker Alan Biley, Champagne & Corona tells the tale of a revolutionary decade – one that saw the club continue its irresistible rise to claim a place in English football’s second tier.
Written in Bennett’s distinctive, expressive style and containing more than 150 illustrations – as well as the vital statistics of an amazing ten-year upwards surge – it will merit a place on any football fan’s bookshelves.
Price 19.99 including p&p
The Moose that Roared - Pre-order
With Christmas coming this is an opportunity to pre-order a copy of the popular Moose That Roared book. A perfect Christmas present or if you missed ordering the book previously an opportunity to do so.
Coconuts are looking to re-order a quantity of books during the next few weeks. They will be distributed if there is enough demand at the end of November
If you want a copy please pre order it now. The book costs £22.99 incl UK post & packing. Overseas postage will be advised
If there is not the interest required to re-print the book your money will be refunded
This may be the last opportunity to order the book. It can only be ordered online. There will be no in person sales
Life's a Pitch book by Ian Darler ---- Ian Darler, Head Groundsman at Cambridge United’s Abbey Stadium for 40 years, looks back on an eventful career in his autobiography, Life’s a Pitch: The Groundsman’s Tale From an apprenticeship that kindled his love affair with the turf to welcoming the world’s biggest football club to his stadium.
o why Ian is pictured on the book’s front cover in toeless wellies
o the perils of working with high-spirited young footballers
o which manager told him to ignore the pitch and go fishing
o why he spent one day at work just hanging around.
But Ian also talks bravely about the life-threatening incident that plunged him into a very dark place, and sheds light on the reasons why he works tirelessly to raise money for good causes.
Life’s a Pitch is published by sports and special interest publisher G2 Entertainment. Available for £16.99 including 4.00pp
Tom Youngs - What dreams are (not quite) made of -
Here's a quick preview from the man himself: "From Chapter Two, 'The Coldham's Common Lottery' to Chapter 11, 'Small Print, Big Let-Down', the book moves from my first selection for the Cambridge United centre of excellence, aged 10, to my departure to Northampton Town in 2003.
On the way, I discuss:
- being marked by Rio Ferdinand on my youth-team debut in 1996
- benefitting from an administrative error to be given a slightly more generous first professional contract than expected in 1997
- slowly winning over some sceptics on the terraces to eventually establish myself in the first team
- the disappointment of being unable to keep Roy McFarland in his job
- a difficult eight months under John Beck
- the run to the LDV final which gave everybody at least a bit of respite during our trying relegation season
- the contract dispute that led to me making the tough decision to leave the club
- my sadness at parting from the Cambridge fans, and why I rank them as the best I've seen
All of the above are shot through with details of my memories of life in the dressing room and on the pitch at the Abbey, and then the following chapters move on to my time at Northampton, Leyton Orient, Bury and beyond, eventually coming to my diagnosis and the uncertainties of the future"
The price £18.99 includes post & packing