50 Years United 1970–2020 Rising the Bar
for New Zealand Footbal
"50 Years United" details the highs and lows between 1970 to 2020 for Christchurch United FC as it rose to national glory on several occasions before eventually settling back down between the ranks.
Written by Coen Lammers, the book features insightful interviews with some of New Zealand's best ever players who also played for Christchurch United including Ryan Nelsen, Ben Sigmund, Johan Verweij, Ceri Evans, Danny Halligan and Alan Carville, to name only a few.
The detailed hard-back book tells the story of how the club raised the bar for New Zealand football and propelled it at both an amateur and professional level.
It features national league and Chatham Cup triumphs during periods of domestic dominance, as well as relegations and scarring defeats along the rollercoaster that is football.
It also features recollections of some of the games the club has ever been involved in, recounted by the players and coaches who were in them.