Vital Football

Latest Crewe Alexandra News

Alex Book Launch: She Wore A Scarlet Ribbon

Alex Book Launch: She Wore A Scarlet Ribbon

A new Crewe Alexandra book will be launched on Friday 25 November (4pm - 7pm) at Hops Café bar, Prince Albert Street, Crewe.

She Wore A Scarlet Ribbon is the latest offering from local author Jules Hornbrook. Previous titles include Crewe And Its People (2009) and The Gradi Years (2000).

The story tracks his 35 years as an Alex fan, through thick and thin, and explores the complex bonds that bind a supporter to one club.

"Hopefully, there`s something for everyone," he said. "It covers the grim days of the late 1970s and early 80s, some nasty incidents at away grounds, meetings with management and players, the fantastic promotion years and then coming to terms with our recent decline."

The book also covers a number of personal issues, including the passing of two close Alex friends.

"Losing kit man John Fleet affected everyone," added Hornbrook, "especially as I included him in a previous project and planned to write his biography. Soon after, my close friend Mike also died, and you start to question things. My two young lads brought everything into perspective, and it`s been both fascinating and frustrating that neither supports the Alex despite my best efforts!"

The book launch will double-up as a Celebration of Shirts, with supporters encouraged to wear Alex replica tops from across the years. A group photo will capture an amazing array of colours and designs.

The paperback book will be available on the day at £8.99 and anyone wearing a Crewe Alex top at the launch event will get a £1 discount. The book will then be available online, at the Crewe Alex Shop, Nantwich Book Shop, and also at Waterstone`s in Crewe.

Further details about the project, online sales & stockists is available on the book`s blog at www.sheworeascarletribbon.blogspot.com



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Dink
Date:Friday November 11 2011
Time: 6:06PM

Comments

0
ha, Dink, you are more clever than me, never figured out how to do the imjage with the writing wrapped around it! email me! LOL
The Fear
12/11/2011 11:17:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Youngsters maturing in battle

Striker Marcus Haber admits the ongoing threat of relegation is forcing Crewe Alexandra's younger players to grow up quickly.

Video: Rochdale (H) Highlights

Crewe Alexandra extended their recent improved unbeaten run to four games with a 2-0 triumph against Rochdale.

Home comfort pleases Davis

Manager Steve Davis was pleased as Crewe Alexandra extended their unbeaten run to four games with a 2-0 success over Rochdale.

Crewe move up with victory

Crewe Alexandra are now unbeaten in four games after a welcome 2-0 win over Rochdale.

Striker Marcus Haber put them in front on the half-hour when a corner wasn't properly cleared and Brad Inman doubled their lead just prior to half-time.

Ian Henderson earlier headed wide for the visitors but Haber made no mistake when turning in at the other end after George Cooper's corner was missed.

However, it needed goalkeeper Ben Garratt to respond as Peter Vincenti sought an equalise

Archived Vital Crewe Articles

Vital Crewe articles from

Site Journalists

Coyne
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By: Vital Crewe
Yes44%
No56%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burton 29 19 3 7 60 16
2 Walsall 29 16 8 5 56 17
3 Wigan 30 15 10 5 55 21
4 Gillingham 30 16 7 7 55 19
5 Coventry 30 13 10 7 49 16
6 Millwall 29 14 5 10 47 9
7 Southend 29 13 8 8 47 6
8 Peterborough 29 13 5 11 44 13
9 Port Vale 31 12 8 11 44 -1
10 Barnsley 29 13 3 13 42 6
11 Sheff Utd 29 11 9 9 42 4
12 Bradford 28 11 8 9 41 -3
13 Scunthorpe 28 11 5 12 38 -4
14 Rochdale 28 10 7 11 37 -2
15 Bury 28 10 7 11 37 -7
16 Doncaster 29 9 9 11 36 -4
17 Swindon 30 10 6 14 36 -5
18 Blackpool 29 9 6 14 33 -7
19 Chesterfield 29 9 3 17 30 -11
20 Shrewsbury 30 8 6 16 30 -15
21 Fleetwood 28 7 8 13 29 -3
22 Crewe 29 6 8 15 26 -20
23 Oldham 27 4 12 11 24 -13
24 Colchester 29 5 7 17 22 -32
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Crewe Alexandra Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Walsall (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 16 2016 7:45PM : Rochdale (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Chesterfield (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Southend United (a)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet League One

Recent Crewe Alexandra Results (view all)