Date: 12th October 2017 at 8:49pm
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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.

29 Minutes from Wembley: The Inside Story of Coventry City’s 1980/81 Season 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.

The book is out now, written by Steve Phelps and published by Pitch Publishing and we will be reviewing it in full next week.