During the summer I’ve had the pleasure of volunteering with a brilliant bunch of Cambridge United fans. Together we’ve painted and prepped all corners of The Abbey Stadium ready for the new season. On Day 44 of #100DaysNoTV I took our boys to the ground on the eve of the 2018/19 season to see the fruits of our labour of love. The Abbey was looking at its beautiful best.
The boys had been to The Abbey a couple of times before. The photos below show them visiting during the spring half-term break, shortly after I began volunteering. I wouldn’t dream of forcing them to support a particular team, but they do look good in amber.
My love for U’s
I became a U’s supporter in 1990 – the year in which (coincidentally?) the club gained promotion with a Dion Dublin header in the Division Four play-off final at Wembley and Italia ’90 happened!
From then on I was hooked. My Grandma saved every edition of the Cambridge Evening News which I then scoured for any U’s news for my scrapbooks (which I still have!), and I joined St John’s Ambulance as a little birdie told me it was a way to get into U’s games for free. Yes, I’m a terrible person … but I was at school and had precious few pennies!
The following season I did buy a season ticket, and I held one for 17 years.
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