29 Minutes from Wembley : The Inside Story of Coventry City's 1980/81 Season Paperback / softback
by Steve Phelps
On 10 February 1981 Coventry City stood 29 minutes from Wembley in the League Cup semi-final second leg at West Ham United's Upton Park.
Victories over Manchester United, Brighton and Hove Albion, Cambridge United and Watford had taken Gordon Milne's side to the first semi-final in the club's 97-year history.
City's youngsters missed out on a trip to Wembley in the cruellest of circumstances after a fantastic first leg at Highfield Road in front of 36,000 fans.
For the first time, the cast of 1981 are reunited to tell their stories. 29 Minutes From Wembley features exclusive interviews with players, management, supporters and opposition stars.
Contemporary media reports appear alongside memories and retrospectives to recall a wonderful time in Sky Blue history, the team's age averaging just 21.
By the summer of 1983 the majority had left the club; here, they tell their individual stories of their time at Coventry City, a club still close to their hearts after all these years.
Just how good could that team have been?
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 192 pages, Colour photo sections
- Publisher: Pitch Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/10/2017
- Category: Sports teams & clubs
- ISBN: 9781785313035