THE launch of new book chronicling Park Avenue's final four years in the Football League takes place this week.

‘Diary of a Lost Cause – Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC 1966-1970’ will take place in the clubroom at Horsfall Stadium on Friday, December 6.

The book is written by author and supporter Jeremy Charnock and coincides with the 50th anniversary of their expulsion from the League in May next year.

Covering all the day to day news, match reports, statistics, analysis and opinion, the book also contains substantial present-day interviews with personalities involved at the time.

These include former Avenue player and director of football Terry Dolan, Kenny Hibbitt, who became a legend at Wolverhampton Wanderers, Bobby Ham, who served both Bradford clubs with distinction, and the late captain and manager Don McCalman, among many others.

The launch event starts at 7.30pm with the bar open from 7 till 10pm.

While enabling subscribers to collect their copy of the book, there will also be extra copies available to purchase as Christmas approaches.

With a number of former players expected, it promises to be an evening to remember and is open to all supporters and well-wishers to attend.

Copies of the book will also be available from Waterstones and the Supporters’ Club shop at Horsfall.

Charnock, who spent five years researching his subject, told the Park Avenue club website: "Writing the book has been a thoroughly rewarding experience, not only in re-living season by season all the trials and tribulations, but in meeting and interviewing the many Avenue men who gave all they could in what was ultimately a lost cause.

"Their memories help to bring the period alive again and are the perfect complement to the rest of the book. I hope readers will take pleasure in following these personal journeys and find the book a worthwhile tribute to the club, its staff and its supporters."