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Martin Daley

The Golden Era of Carlisle United: First, Fourth and Fulham

The Golden Era of Carlisle United: First, Fourth and Fulham

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Over a twelve year period during the 1960s and 1970s Carlisle rose through the Football League, winning promotions and titles and taking part in its one and only European competition. This book tells that story.

"The Golden Era of Carlisle United, Fourth, First & Fulham" is part conventional history, part commentary on the period, and part personal memoir, as told through the eyes of a small boy going to matches for the first time.

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.

About the Author

Martin Daley was born in Carlisle in 1964. He originally began writing after studying the life and times of his own ancestors. A writer of both fiction and non-fiction, another inspiration is his home city and its history which features in his books.

Martin is a member of the Crime Writers' Association and in 2011 he completed the first volume of stories featuring his own local fictional detective - the Edwardian policeman, Inspector Cornelius Armstrong.

As an avid historian and football fan, there was a certain inevitability about Martin turning his attention to his hometown football club Carlisle United which he did with his book 'First, Fourth and Fulham'.

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