Life's A Pitch

by Ian Darler (Author)

Ian Darler has won just about every award the green-keeping industry has to offer, managed his stadium through tempestuous and terrific times and dealt with as many life-and-death situations as some paramedics. Now, as head groundsman and stadium manager at Cambridge United’s Abbey Stadium for 40 years, he tells the story of a life that has seen him rub shoulders with some of the greatest and funniest characters in football, turn out the kind of surfaces players dream of, cross swords with the occasional manager and cope with catastrophes that would have floored a lesser mortal. Lauded by his peers in the turf management business as one of its most able and dedicated practitioners, Ian has tales to tell about personalities from every echelon of the game. A natural storyteller, he remembers every disaster, every triumph, every tragedy and every side-splitting practical joke.

Book Details

Contributor
Roy McFarland (Introduction author)
Publication Date
June 21, 2019
Publisher
Page count
244
ISBN
9781782813859