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Win A Bit Of Colchester History

Vital Colchester have three copies of the Who's Who of Colchester United to give away, for more information see the competition at the bottom of this article.

After 71 years at their delapidated Layer Road Ground, Colchester United are set to move to a brand new 10,000 capacity stadium, expandable to 18,000, for the 2008-09 season.

In The Who`s Who of Colchester United, life-long fans Jeff Whitehead and Kevin Drury celebrate the players who have played first team football during those 'Layer Road years`. Incorporating appearance and goal statistics for every player, Whitehead and Drury also include a career history and many previously unseen photographs. No-one is missing here, from 1930s goalkeeper Ronnie Dunn, who 'bugled` his team mates onto the pitch with 'The Post-Horn Gallop`, to surprise wartime guest internationals and products of the present day youth scheme who have progressed to the Premiership.

The Who`s Who of Colchester United is a must for all U`s fans, and is a valuable resource for football followers and statisticians alike.


is a lifelong Colchester United supporter who has had two previous historical books published on Colchester United. He also provides articles for the matchday programme and official website.

KEVIN DRURY, a club historian alongside Jeff, is also a lifelong fan and editor of the Colchester United Youth Team Programme. He too is a regular contributor to the Matchday programme.


Breedon Books and Colchester United FC are offering fans the chance to be a part of the team`s history. By pre-ordering THEWHO`SWHO OF COLCHESTER UNITED-THE LAYER ROAD YEARS they will have their name printed in the Supporters` Roll of Honour at the back of the book, forever linking them with their club`s history.


The book costs just 19.99 (plus p&p) All fans need to do is order their copy before the end of June 2008 and let us know the name they would like inscribed in the book. The earlier they respond the higher placed their name will be. The cost of the book is the same as those that will be available in the shops, but their commitment as a fan will be recorded forever.

To order please telephone 01206 715306 or e-mail:

For more information on Breedon Books titles and a complete catalogue listing please visit our website at

To be in with a chance of winning one of three copies of this book, simply answer the following question:

What are the names of the two authors of the Who's Who of Colchester United?

Send your answer AND your email address, username (you must be registered to Vital Football) and address to marking the subject box as Colchester Comp.

NB Prizes will be sent out on the release date of

Terms and conditions:

The winners will be drawn at random, failure to complete the instructions above will lead to disqualification. Details, name and address etc are not stored anywhere after the closing date of the competition and are not passed on to any other company (apart from the winners details for the prizes to be posted out). The judges decision is final, no correspondence will be entered into. The competition closes April 30 2008 at midnight. Winners will be informed within one week of closing. Failure to reply to the notification within 21 days will lead to forfeit of the prize and the prize will go to the next randomly drawn entrant. Sorry, UK entries only.

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Date:Wednesday March 19 2008

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