LIFE’S A PITCH FOR IAN DARLER

LIFE’S A PITCH FOR IAN DARLER

He’s won just about every award the greenkeeping industry has to offer, managed his stadium through tempestuous and terrific times and dealt with as many life-and-death situations as some paramedics.

Now Ian Darler, head groundsman and stadium manager at Cambridge United’s Abbey Stadium for 40 years, tells the story of a life that has seen him rub shoulders with some of the greatest and funniest characters in football, turn out the kind of surfaces players dream of, cross swords with the occasional manager and cope with catastrophes that would have floored a lesser mortal.

Lauded by his peers in the turf management business as one of its most able and dedicated practitioners, Ian has tales to tell about personalities from every echelon of the game. A natural storyteller, he remembers every disaster, every triumph, every tragedy and every side-splitting practical joke. But there have been bad times too. Ian talks about the life-threatening incident that threatened to end his career and plunged him into a very dark place.Throughout the book, men and women who have come to value Ian’s peerless skill and devotion pay tribute to a remarkable man. Priced a £12.99, and with a foreword by England legend and former Cambridge United manager Roy McFarland, Ian’s moving memoirs will be pitching up in July for the club’s Open Day and pre-season friendlies.

 


 

AUTISTIC AUTHOR CAUSES A PUBLICITY STORM WITH HIS FIRST BOOK

AUTISTIC AUTHOR CAUSES A PUBLICITY STORM WITH HIS FIRST BOOK

Although severely autistic, it hasn’t stopped Freddie Ellison from writing a highly-acclaimed children’s book, Oliver Storm and The Great Disappearance. The £7.99 paperback was released this month in a fan fare of publicity, while G2 is launching an EBook version to tie in with World Autism Awareness Day this month which encourages Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder throughout the world. Freddie is being seen as a bastion of what autistic people can achieve – writing his own children’s book – and will be appearing on Good Morning Britain on April 5th at 8am and Sky News on the 3rd at 4.45pm. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6787403/Boy-16-overcomes-autism-struggles-write-novel.html The EBook, priced at £4, can be ordered via https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=9781782815518&i=digital-text&ref=nb_sb_noss

Official Liverpool FC diary of the season 2018/19

Official Liverpool FC diary of the season 2018/19

Following a stunning late victory over Southampton on Friday, Liverpool are back at the top of the Premiership looking for their first title in 29 years. Discounted copies of Harry Harris’s official diary of the 2018/19 season can be exclusively pre-ordered via this web-site for delivery at the beginning of June.

Woodstock – 50th Anniversary

Woodstock – 50th Anniversary

Billed as ‘Three Days of Peace & Music’, the Woodstock Music & Art Fair attracted an audience of more than 400,000 people to a diary farm in the Catskill Mountains north of New York in August 1969 where iconic bands and singers such as Jimi Hendrix and The Who helped make magical music history. With exclusive unseen pictures of the crowds and performers, the full-colour illustrated coffee-table book is also infused with the scent of marijuana just to help bring back the memories!

WORLD CUP CRICKET – A COMPLETE HISTORY

WORLD CUP CRICKET – A COMPLETE HISTORY

With the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup just a few weeks away, G2 is publishing a complete history of the tournament since 1975 featuring the greatest matches and players to have graced the tournament. Written by Peter Murray the full-colour illustrated coffee-table book also includes a history of the Women’s World Cup for the first time. Discounted copies can be pre-ordered via the www.cricshop.com web-site.

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