Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

Pick up the book that tells the story of FTFC's rise to League One

18 March 2015

Pick up your copy at the Club shop for £9.99

Victory at Sheffield United last weekend was another landmark moment for everyone connected with Fleetwood Town Football Club.

In Living the Dream, now on sale through the club shop at £9.99, David Mitchell has featured other examples of landmark fixtures that have helped put Fleetwood on the football map.

There have been some notable games in the FA Cup. How many remember when fog threatened the FA Cup second round match against League One Hartlepool United in November 2008? Town so nearly caused a major upset in front of the ITV cameras that day, eventually losing 3-2.

Beating Conference side Kidderminster Harriers after a replay the following season was well-deserved and set up a mouth-watering tie at Northampton Town and an appearance on Match of the Day.

As with Hartlepool, Town gave the Cobblers a fright. A 2-1 defeat did not reflect their efforts that day.

The Conference fixture list featured former Football League teams with illustrious histories. It took just a few weeks before Grimsby Town were beaten at Blundell Park.

In many eyes that was the biggest league scalp so far but Micky Mellon regarded a win at Luton Town to be even bigger after his side triumphed 3-1 at Kenilworth Road in February 2011, with another away victory to follow for good measure nine months later.

Living the Dream covers the Cup glory against higher opposition in the 2011-12 season. League One Wycombe Wanderers became the first Football League side to be defeated by Town and a second scalp came in the next round when another League One side, Yeovil Town, went the same way after a replay.

This set up a classic round three encounter against Blackpool, which sadly did not go according to plan.

The League Two victory over Portsmouth at Fratton Park in September 2013 was memorable, particularly for all those who made their way down to the famous old ground.

More recently, Fleetwood took on Preston North End at Deepdale and went into a two goal lead in the opening minutes in front of a massive Cod contingent.

Living the Dream'describes these games and much more as Fleetwood's amazing recent history unfolds in front of you.

Advertisement block