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Fourth, First and Fulham

The golden era of Carlisle United

Martin Daley


The story of a twelve year period during the 1960s and 1970s when Carlisle United rose through the Football League, winning promotions and titles, performing heroic giant-killing acts, and taking part in its one and only European competition.

With anecdotes and humour throughout, the book will not only interest Carlisle United fans as they re-live the halcyon days, all football fans should find something that they can also relate to. Part conventional history, part commentary on the period, and part personal memoir the story is told through the eyes of a small boy going to live football matches for the first time and experiencing some unusual goings-on in a strange adult world. Forty years on, his footballing heroes of the time, including players like John Gorman, George McVitie and Tot Winstanley have shared their recollections of the great adventures. Supporters and journalists from the period, as well as the current chairman Andrew Jenkins, who was a director at the time, have also contributed.It all gives the book an authenticity that will allow the reader to experience the mood in the dressing room, the rational in the boardroom, the excitement on the pitch, and the agony and ecstasy on the terraces.


DB Publishing



Publication Date:

2012 July


Paperback; 234 x 156mm




Black and white photographs

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