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Singin' the Blues


Short-listed for the 2007 Lakeland Book of the Year Award

About this book:

  • ISBN: 190 452 4362 (paperback)

  • Published 2006

  • Price £8.00 + postage

  • 227 pages

About the Author:

CARLISLE UNITED are Neil Nixon's lifelong passion. Singin' the Blues is his story. You'll find triumph, tragedy, heartbreak, hilarity and events that beggar belief. The first edition of this acclaimed book sold out in fourteen weeks. Now, this most unique of football memoirs is back, fully revised and updated.

Excellent, bloody excellent. By turns hilarious, tragic and chillingly honest. Just possibly the best book about one man and his team since 'Fever Pitch'. Steven Wells, NME.

As I am just a nipper at 23, I only attended my first game in 1992, but even the bits I have no recollection of (i.e. 70s and 80s stuff) is fantastic and really describes how fans felt at certain points in the club's history. Andy Wood, CFM Presenter and Producer.

The most inventive football memoir you're likely to read. Cassie d'Avione, X-treme

This book needed to be written... buy it! Al Woodcock, Carlisle United Online.

It takes a great love to write a book about Carlisle United. Neil Nixon has such a love. Roger Lytollis, Evening News and Star.

It is a great football book, certainly written by a true lover of his club. Paul Watson, CUFC fan posting on Amazon.

The definitive guide to the emotions of a football fan... this book made me laugh out loud and wish for days gone by. M. Robson, CUFC fan posting on Amazon.





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