Every football lover knows that supporting your local team is mostly an emotionally rocky ride – unless you happen to support Liverpool this year, that is.
Colchester United fans have had more than their fair share of tears over the years. Those who grew up to the sound of hands beating on the corrugated iron at the back of the old Layer Road Ground stands will be disappointed that the move to the new Community Stadium in 2008 didn’t spur the team to a new golden era.
This book is a wonderful collection of key moments in the club’s history arranged in the form of a diary. There are entries, of course, for the U’s glorious 5th round FA cup win over Don Revie’s mighty Leeds in 1971 and the heady days of promotion to the Championship in 2006. More often though the story is of chances not taken – and worst of all the 1990 relegation from the Football League.
Graeson Laitt is dedicated Col U supporter, historian and statistician has put together this remarkable record of the ups and downs of his beloved team.