Saturday, 23 March 2013

Something interesting to read, while you are experiencing a fixtures backlog ...

The following was reproduced from the Denaby United FC are back Facebook page:
Mushy Peas Mi Duck is a new book by award winning non league programme editor and friend of Denaby United David Green. 
It's focus is the clubs, grounds and programmes of the Midland Counties League, 1970- 1982. 
David has very kindly offered to make a sizeable donation to Denaby United for each copy sold. 
Please help DUFC by purchasing a copy of this fascinating insight into non league football.
The book has 62 A4 pages, in full colour, is perfectly bound and is priced at £7.50. 
There is a limited run of 100 copies for sale.
Mushy Peas Mi Duck, can be purchased on Ebay.
"The title of this book came from a conversation I overheard around the tea bar between the serving lady and a young supporter on a visit to Eastwood Town's Coronation Park in the mid-70s. However, the title could so easily have been "Pickled Eggs at Ashby", "Among the Cabbages at Boston", "Tough Chicken at Louth" or "6d all Classes at Brigg". You will have to read further to find out why. This book doesn't claim to be a definitive history of the Midland Counties League, but is really a personal tribute by me to the competition and its clubs based on my memories, my visits to many of the Midland League grounds between 1976 and 1982 as well as my observations and experiences.... together with a little research. Above all it's a tribute to the competition that got me interested in non-league football" David Green, Author.
Click the link below to buy a copy: 
One big selling point, that will excite the ever dwindling readership of this half baked blog, is that Mushy Peas Mi Duck contains information about the late, great Shamrocks from River Lane, Retford Town FC.
Other clubs to feature in the book, all of whom get a decent write up along with statistics, programme details and old photographs are: Alfreton Town, Appleby Frodingham, Arnold, Ashby Institutem Belper Town, Boston, Bridlington Trinity, Brigg Town, Clifton,Eastwood Town, Frickley Athletic, Grantham, Guisborough Town, Heanor Town, Hednesford Town, Ilkeston Town, Kimerley Town, Lockheed Leamington, Long Eaton United,  Loughborough United, Louth United, Mexborough Town, Shepshed Charterhouse, Skegness Town, Spalding United, Stamford, Sutton Town and Worksop Town.
And Glenn McPherson's dad is on the front cover, playing in goal for Boston FC (for those of you who don't know who Glenn is, check out the sidebar to the right of this post).