Colchester United football books and dvds and a virtual aerial tour of Weston Homes Community Stadium. Great books about current and former Colchester United players and Colchester United managers and the history of Colchester United football club.
Top recommended books include The Official Colchester United Quiz Book, A Season to Remember: Colchester United FC 1991/92, Colchester United: From Graham to Wadsworth plus many more in the Colchester United online bookshop
Click here for directions to Weston Homes Community Stadium, where to park near the ground and recommended pubs and places to eat and visit near Weston Homes Community Stadium.
Recommended Colchester United Books
Colchester United: My Layer Road: U's Fans Remember the Layer Road Years
At first glimpse, Layer Road - the former home of Colchester United - was little more than a ramshackle collection of tin-roofed stands, suited more to the world of non-league football than to the hurly burly of the professional game. However, this tiny stadium came within a couple of games of hosting a Premiership team as the U's swept all before them in the memorable Championship season of 2006/7.The Essex side spent 71 years at their home in the west of the town and that penultimate season summed up all that was so magical about the stadium that appeared to have so little, but offered so much.
The Who's Who of Colchester United: The Layer Road Years (Whos Who of)
The Who's Who of Colchester United" celebrates the players who played first-team football during the Layer Road years. Every player has their appearance and goal statistics listed, along with a career history and many previously unseen photographs. From the 1930s goalkeeper Ronnie Dunn, who 'bugled' his teammates 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, they are all included.
The Official Colchester United Quiz Book
Covering all aspects of the club, from players and managers to nationalities and every conceivable tournament, you will be required to U s your brainpower to its limit to come up with all the answers and amaze (or otherwise) your friends and family with the depth of your knowledge about the club.
Weston Homes Community Stadium information and aerial tour
Weston Homes Community Stadium home of Colchester United football club. Directions to the ground, where to park, recommended pubs and places to eat and visit. Plus a virtual aerial tour of the stadium.
Layer Road was the former home of Colchester United Football Club before being replaced by the Weston homes Community Stadium. The stadium held 6,320 spectators and was built in 1907, originally for use by Colchester Town Football Club. The last match at Layer Road took place on 26 April 2008, when Colchester lost 1-0 to Stoke City, with Richard Cresswell scoring the last goal at the stadium. The stadium was locked for the last time on 17 July 2008 after 98 years in use (71 of them as the home of Colchester United), being demolished by the end of the year.