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Fan Publishes Book on His Years Following The Blues
Fan Publishes Book on His Years Following The Blues
Wednesday, 28th May 2014 21:51

Town fan Graeme Brooke has published a book about his years following the Blues, Adventures of a Tractor Boy.

“It is the tales of me following Ipswich Town and the obsession of doing so and all of the insane and utterly mad stories associated with it,” Graeme explained.

“It is loosely based on Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch. You do not have to be a football supporter to enjoy it, the stories are all humorous and relate to anyone with an obsession. If you have an obsession and like football then perfect.

“There are a number of references to characters who I have met over the years following Ipswich home and abroad, so you may even get a mention, you never know!

“One hundred per cent of the profits from the book will be donated to Colchester Special Care Baby Unit at Colchester Hospital who nursed my youngest daughter Leah when she was born eight weeks premature and who is now thankfully a healthy eight-year-old season ticket holder and Junior Blue, so it is all in a good cause.

To read more about the book on the Adventures of a Tractor Boy website and Facebook, while you can buy a copy from Amazon — where it is currently in the top 40 football books — here. Alternatively, it is available from Greetings & Gifts, 15c High St, Manningtree CO11 1AG (01206 615262).

The contact email for any queries, and also to send pictures of the book from around world for the website is

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ArnieM added 22:05 - May 28
Blue blood running thro yer veins. Good on yer. COYB'S

manningtreeblue added 23:59 - May 28
Many thanks for the support
As part of the publicity for the book a web page dedicated to it will be open in next couple of weeks. One of the things we are doing is asking folk to take a photo of the book in an unusual place around the world or with a well known person holding it. An email address to submit photos will be added to web site once open in next couple of weeks- Many thanks and please spread the word - it is for a great cause and I can see the £ adding up

manningtreeblue added 00:01 - May 29
Correction I am new at this

trncbluearmy added 05:56 - May 29
Hi ha Graham,Micky here

Good to see your ugly mug again

Wrote a book eh?!
Hope you have changed some of the names to protect the so so innocent!!

I will be getting it, guaranteed to be a good read. I live abroad now,still get to a few games each season though and meet up with some of the lads.I`ll be doing some pictures for you.

All the best to you and family and as always



manningtreeblue added 06:23 - May 29
That'll be great Micky - Thanks for the good wishes. Of course I did not.... a real eye opener for my wife!! Perhaps it should have been Confessions Of A Tractor Boy! Photos will be great - there will be a dedicated email address on the website once up & running. Where are you based now?
Overnight gone to No 15 in Best Sellers. COYB lets get it to No1 now we have hit top 20 - It is for charity. Thanks for great support

trncbluearmy added 06:55 - May 29

Sold up my business and retired to North Cyprus (the Turkish Part) in 2008

Get back for start of season, some London games and any big games.
The play offs would have cost me a fortune, so in a funny way I was quite relieved we did not qualify as I don`t think we are quite there yet.
But it`s great to have our Team back with players that care and a manager who knows what he is doing.

Next season with Super Mick in charge and a couple of decent signings we are straight up!

Have ordered the book and I hope plenty of other Town fans do the same, only £6.99 on Amazon worth every penny which goes to a super cause.


Surco72 added 08:43 - May 29
Looking forward to reading it on holiday , have instructed children to purchase for Fathers Day !!

Pendejo added 09:06 - May 29
Will order when I get home tonight... maybe it'll arrive before I go on holiday on Monday?

Looking forward to reading it.

Gipeswic added 09:14 - May 29
Bugger Father's Day, ordered my own copy - arrives tomorrow thanks to Amazon Prime!

68blue added 12:54 - May 29
just purchesed copy,look forward to reading the book


OldClactonBlue added 14:06 - May 29
Well done Graeme. I'll be getting a copy.

itsonlyme added 14:58 - May 29
I have just ordered one and am looking forward to very much reading it. Thanks in advance for the memories I know it will hold for me. Shame my mate died 5 years ago, I know he would have enjoyed it as we both went on away day trips often in the 70's and 80's

petermorris added 22:29 - May 29
Just ordered mine from Amazon. Nice one Graeme - well done.

wellyblue added 09:41 - May 30
Read it over the last two days, thoroughly enjoyed and brought back some memories...

Great stuff!

manningtreeblue added 18:07 - May 30
wellyblue - I am really pleased that you have enjoyed it - please add a review to Amazon and we will put on web page too when live next week & don't forget to take a photo of the book if you go anywhere interesting and email it to
Thanks again & all for a great cause

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