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Cambridge United
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Full name Cambridge United Football Club
Nickname(s) United, The U's , Yellows
Founded 1912 (as Abbey United)
Ground Abbey Stadium
Cambridge
(Capacity: 9,847)
Chairman England Paul Barry
Manager England Martin Ling
League Conference National
2008–09 Conference National, 2nd
Home colours
Away colours
Current season

Cambridge United Football Club is a professional football club from Cambridge, England. They are currently playing in the Conference National, where they have competed since 2005 following their relegation from the Football League after 35 years in the league.

Cambridge United have been one of the more successful smaller clubs in English football, having had two spells in the league's second tier and reaching the quarter-finals of the FA Cup twice and Football League Cup once. The club has close links with Cambridge Regional College, a team formed in 2006 to effectively compete as United's reserve team to avoid FA rules which prohibit reserve teams playing at certain levels of the football pyramid.[1]

The club is based at the Abbey Stadium on Newmarket Road, approximately 3 kilometres east of Cambridge city centre. The stadium currently has a capacity of 9,847 made up of terracing and seated areas.[2] Although the club has traditionally worn amber and black at home, it has experimented with a number of designs of shirts including plain amber with black trim, amber and black squares, stripes and, presently, amber with a black sash.[3]

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History

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Formation and early years

The club was founded in 1912 as Abbey United, named after the Abbey district of Cambridge. A club called Cambridge United existed in Cambridge from 1909, but it was not linked to the club that exists today.[4] The club played in local amateur leagues for many of its early years, moving from ground to ground around Cambridge (see Stadium below) before settling at the Abbey Stadium. In 1949 the club turned professional, and changed its name to Cambridge United in 1951.[4] They played in the Eastern Counties League until finishing as runners-up in 1957–58, which saw them promoted to the Southern League. Three years later, Cambridge United reached the Premier Division of the Southern League.

League era

Final table positions since election

After election to the Football League in 1970, to replace Bradford (Park Avenue), the club enjoyed mixed success. Although it reached 8th place in the Second Division in 1980, the club was relegated in 1984 (setting a league record for most games without a win, 31, which was surpassed by Derby County in 2008[citation needed]) and 1985 (equalling the league record for most losses in a season, 33[citation needed]). These successive relegations placed Cambridge back in the Fourth Division, the lowest professional league in English football at the time.

The early 1990s was the U's most successful period. Managed by John Beck the club won the first ever play-off final at Wembley Stadium. Dion Dublin scored the only goal in a game against Chesterfield. Under Beck United gained promotion from the Fourth Division before reaching two successive FA Cup quarter finals in 1990 and 1991 and winning the Third Division in 1991. United reached the play-offs in 1992, after finishing 5th in Division Two, but failed in their bid to become founder members of the Premier League.[4] This was the club's highest final league placing to date. The following season the club sacked John Beck and were relegated from the new First Division. Further relegation followed two seasons later. United returned to Division Two but were relegated in 2002. In 2005, after 35 years in the Football League, Cambridge United were relegated into the Football Conference. This brought with it financial difficulties and the club filed for administration on 29 April.[5] On 22 July 2005 the club came out of administration with a deal being struck with HM Revenue and Customs at the eleventh hour after the intervention of then sports minister Richard Caborn.[6][7] Cambridge had sold their Abbey Stadium home earlier in the season for £1.9 million in order to keep the club afloat.[8] They were also forced to close their youth set-up leaving many young players without a club.

Recent history

The Cambridge supporters at Wembley Stadium

On the eve of the 2006–07 season, it was announced that former Norwich City striker Lee Power would be the club's new chairman taking over from Brian Attmore's caretaking reign. Johnny Hon was also to rejoin the board as vice-chairman after John Howard's resignation on conflict of interests grounds (owing to his ownership of Bideawhile 445 Ltd, United's landlords).[9] Jimmy Quinn was appointed manager soon after Power took charge and, after a difficult settling-in period which included a humiliating 5–0 loss to local rivals Histon,[10] he guided Cambridge United away from another possible relegation by achieving five wins from their last seven games of the season.[4]

After signing several respected and experienced players at the non-league level in the following close season Quinn led Cambridge to their longest ever unbeaten start to a season (2007–08), which stretched to twelve games.[11][12] Off the field, United reported several major sponsorship deals which seem to point towards increased financial security.[13][14] Halfway through the season the chairman, Lee Power, resigned.[15] He was replaced by Philip Law.[16] United finished the season in 2nd place, qualifying for the play-offs. They beat Burton Albion in the semi-final, 4–3 on aggregate,[17] but lost 1–0 to Exeter City in the final, played at Wembley Stadium.[18]

Following the play-off defeat many players left the club, culminating in the departure of manager Jimmy Quinn,[19] apparently over issues concerning Quinn's relocation to Cambridge from his Cheshire home.[20] Quinn was succeeded by former Southport manager Gary Brabin, who appointed Paul Carden as player-assistant manager.[21] United finished the 2008–09 season again 2nd in the league, and also again reached the play-off final, overturning a 3–1 deficit to beat Stevenage Borough 4–3 on aggregate in the semi-final;[22] however, they were beaten again at Wembley Stadium, 2–0 by Torquay United.[23] Brabin was named as the Conference's Manager of the Season,[24] but was sacked in the close-season.[25] He was replaced by Martin Ling, who resigned just eight days into the job, before the start of the 2009–10 season [26] and was followed days later by chairman George Rolls.[27] The new board re-appointed Ling as manager the following week.[28]

Colours and badge

The club's first shirt (between 1924–25)[3]

Cambridge United have traditionally worn amber and black home kits in a variety of designs, including plain amber with black trim (e.g. 1979–91), amber and black quarters (1996–98 and halves (e.g. 1924–25), and a variety of stripes (e.g. 1926–36.[3] Only between 1957–60 and 1970–72 have shirts not been predominantly amber, when the club opted for white with a small amber and black detail on the shirt's sleeves. Away from home, kits have often been white with some amber and/or black detail, although recently shirts have been royal blue at the request of the away shirts sponsors, Kershaw.[29]

A sponsor first appeared on a Cambridge United shirt for the 1985–86 season when the shirt was changed mid-season from plain amber to amber and black stripes. Spraymate were the club's first shirt sponsor, and have since been followed by an array of local and national companies: Lynfox, Howlett, Fujitsu, Beaumont Stainless Steels, Premier Travel, C and R Windows, Quicksilver (couriers), Capital Sports, The Global Group, Haart, Global Self Drive, and in 2009–10 Greene King IPA.

The team's kits have been manufactured by a number of companies, with Admiral providing the first strip on which a maker's logo appeared. The club have subsequently worn kits created by, among others, Nike, Patrick, Sporta and, Vandanel with the latter providing the strip for the 2007–08 season.[3] The current home shirt was unveiled on 29 June 2007,[13] with approval from the fans who welcomed a return to amber and black stripes which had become iconic during the club's success in the late 1970s.[30]

The club's current crest, a large football over which the letters 'CU' are emblazoned, with three turrets on top, has been worn on its shirts since the 1986–87 season season, with a brief change to a more 'elaborate' design between 1996 and 1998. Previously, shirts had simply been embroidered with the club's acronym 'CUFC' or a 'Book & Ball' badge used during the late 70's.

Stadium

The R Costings Abbey Stadium’s Main Stand

Cambridge United currently play their home matches at the Abbey Stadium, which has been their home since 1932. Since 2009 the ground has also been known as the The R. Costings Abbey Stadium through a sponsorship deal.[31] The stadium currently has a capacity of 9,617, of which 4,376 are seated.[2]

Before opening the Abbey with a victory over Cambridge University Press in a friendly on 31 August 1932, United had played matches at a number of venues around the city.[32] When playing under the Abbey United name, games were played on Midsummer Common until the outbreak of World War I. When the war ended, the club moved to Stourbridge Common and, after promotion to the Cambridgeshire League Division One in 1923, moved once again to land just off Newmarket Road in Cambridge. This ground, affectionately known as the 'Celery Trenches' due to the poor state of the pitch, was christened with a 1–0 league victory over Histon Institute and became United's home for nearly a decade. While based at the Trenches, the club established its offices at the 'Dog & Pheasant' pub on Newmarket Road, which it used as an away dressing room on matchdays, as well as a store for equipment including the pitch's goalposts.[32] However, the Cambridgeshire FA were unhappy with the state of the pitch at this new home, and the club moved to Parker's Piece at the start of the 1930–31 season. Despite the special significance of Parker's Piece in the history of football, it being the first place where the Cambridge Rules were played out, the lack of spectator capacity and disruption caused during games meant this move was not a successful one.[33]

In January 2006, John Howard announced plans to move out of the Abbey Stadium to a new purpose built stadium in Milton. This was supported by Cambridgeshire horizons.[34] These were criticised by fans as risking the club's identity by moving out of the city and, despite Howard describing them as crucial to the club's future, little else has been heard of them since. A new community stadium that would also include conference facilities was ruled out by the Planning Inspector's report which described it as unsuitable development in the green belt. In October 2009, Cambridge United announced that it would be turning its intentions instead to redeveloping the Abbey Stadium with chairman Paul Barry saying that with the stadium in the centre of town, it would remain as an important part of the community.[35]

Supporters

Cambridge United supporters at the Abbey Stadium

Cambridge United have a number of supporters' groups and associations, some of which are independently run and some are run by the club itself.[36] These include: an Away Travel Club, who provide travel to every away game as well as hosting fundraising events and sponsoring senior players;[37] youth group Junior U's;[38] Cambridge United Supporters Association, a group giving a voice to the fans in communications with the club and the media;[36] Vice Presidents Club, who offer match day hospitality packages; and regional associations in St Ives, East Cambridgeshire, Royston, St Neots, Bedfordshire and Saffron Walden.[36] Cambridge Fans United is an independent supporters group who are now a significant shareholder in the club with representation on the fans' behalf on the board of directors.[39] In addition to these supporters' groups, the club currently has one independent fanzine, United in Endeavour, which raises funds for Cambridge Fans United and is sold at home games.

Since relegation to the Conference, attendances at the Abbey have been amongst the highest in the league. Cambridge United's first two seasons in this league saw them post the 4th highest average attendance figures in both years (2,607 in 2005–06 and 2,815 in 2006–07).[40][41]

Traditionally, Cambridge United have had Peterborough United as their main rivals, something that was recognised in a survey by the Football Fans Census as a reciprocated feeling, despite the fact the two clubs have experienced a number of seasons divisions apart.[42] Other lesser rivalries include those with Northampton Town, Stevenage Borough and Histon.

Players

As of 22 January 2010.[43]

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Danny Potter
2 England DF Dan Gleeson
3 England DF Aiden Palmer
4 England DF Josh Coulson
5 England DF Brian Saah
6 Wales DF David Partridge
7 England FW Mark Beesley
8 England FW Antonio Murray
10 England FW Danny Crow
11 England MF Robbie Willmott
12 England DF Rory McAuley
14 England MF Jai Reason
15 England MF Paul Carden
No. Position Player
17 England MF Simon Russell (on loan from York City)
18 England MF Scott Neilson (on loan from Bradford City)
20 England MF Sam Ives
21 England DF Darryl Coakley
22 England FW Adam Marriott
23 England MF Jordan Patrick
24 England MF Luke Berry
25 England DF Kevin Roberts
27 England FW Lee Phillips
28 England DF Blaine Hudson
29 Saint Kitts and Nevis FW Callum Willock
30 England GK Simon Brown
31 England GK Laurie Walker

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
16 England MF Ben Farrell (at Weymouth)
26 England MF Courtney Pitt (at York City until the end of the 2009–10 season)

Technical staff

Job title Name[44]
Manager Martin Ling
Player/Asst Manager England Paul Carden
Head of Youth Development England Jez George
Physiotherapist England Greg Reid
Chief Scout England Vacant
Medical Officer England Dr. M. Wharton

Reserves and Centre of Excellence

Before relegation from the Football League in 2005, Cambridge United entered a reserve team in the Football Combination. However, this ceased following financial difficulties which meant the club could not guarantee being able to put out a team for every game. In 2006, United announced they would enter a team in the Eastern Counties League Premier Division under the banner of Cambridge Regional College which would serve as their reserve team.[1]

Cambridge United's Centre of Excellence is widely regarded throughout professional football circles as one of the best in England.[citation needed] Many players have come through the youth team to establish themselves as first team players at Cambridge (for example Dan Gleeson, Daniel Chillingworth, Robbie Willmott and Josh Coulson) and go on to play at a higher level (recent examples include John Ruddy and Michael Morrison). Wales international Jack Collison was in their books as a teenager but was transferred to West Ham United after the centre closed down following relegation to the Conference National.

The youth team won their division of the Football League Youth Alliance in both 2003–04 and 2004–05[45], showing the strength of the club's Centre of Excellence. The club's success in the FA Youth Cup in recent years has also far surpassed its expectation given the level of the parent club – in 2006–07 the team was the highest placed non-league team reaching the Fourth Round after seven games (including qualifying games).[46] The current captain of the youth team is Lewis Carr.

Ladies

Cambridge United Women's Football Club is affiliated with Cambridge United, and is currently managed by Kate Da Costa. There is also a Girl's Centre of Excellence, which is currently under the control of Franco Nacca; former Cambridge United player.[44]

Notable former players

Since 1992 Cambridge United have made close to £7,000,000 by selling players.[47] Some of the players who have played for the club and gone on to greater recognition include:

Name Nationality When Bought From For Sold To For Largest Fee Paid
Sinton, AndyAndy Sinton[48]  England 1983–1985 Trainee - Brentford £25,000 Sheffield Wednesday £2,750,000
Kimble, AlanAlan Kimble[49]  England 1986–1993 Charlton Athletic £0 Wimbledon £175,000 Wimbledon £175,000
Dublin, DionDion Dublin[50]  England 1988–1992 Norwich City Free Manchester United £1,000,000 Aston Villa £5,750,000
Chapple, PhilPhil Chapple[51]  England 1988–1993 Norwich City Free Charlton £100,000 Charlton £100,000
Daish, LiamLiam Daish[52]  Ireland 1989–1992 Portsmouth Free Birmingham City £50,000 Coventry City £1,500,000
Philpott, LeeLee Philpott[53]  England 1989–1992 Peterborough United Free Leicester City £350,000 Leicester City £350,000
Claridge, SteveSteve Claridge[54]  England 1990–1992 Aldershot £75,000 Luton Town £160,000 Leicester City £1,200,000
Rowett, GaryGary Rowett[55]  England 1991–1994 Trainee - Everton £200,000 Leicester City £3,000,000
Sheffield, JonJon Sheffield[56]  England 1991–1995 Norwich City Free Peterborough United £150,000 Peterborough United £150,000
Claridge, SteveSteve Claridge[54]  England 1992–1994 Luton Town £190,000 Birmingham City £350,000 Leicester City £1,200,000
Filan, JohnJohn Filan[57]  Australia 1993–1995 Budapest £40,000 Coventry City £300,000 Blackburn Rovers £700,000
Corazzin, CarloCarlo Corazzin[58]  Canada 1993–1996 Vancouver 86ers £20,000 Plymouth Argyle £150,000 Plymouth Argyle £150,000
Craddock, JodyJody Craddock[59]  England 1993–1997 Christchurch Free Sunderland £300,000 Wolverhampton Wanderers £1,750,000
Granville, DannyDanny Granville[60]  England 1993–1997 Trainee - Chelsea £300,000 Leeds United £1,600,000
Hyde, MicahMicah Hyde[61]  Jamaica 1993–1997 Trainee - Watford £250,000 Watford £250,000
Benjamin, TrevorTrevor Benjamin[62]  Jamaica 1995–2000 Trainee - Leicester City £1,500,000 Leicester City £1,500,000
Butler, MartinMartin Butler[63]  England 1997–2000 Walsall £22,500 Reading £750,000 Reading £750,000
Abbey, ZemaZema Abbey[64]  England 2000 Hitchin Town Free Norwich City £350,000 Norwich City £350,000
Fleming, TerryTerry Fleming[65]  England 2001–2004 Plymouth Argyle Nominal Grimsby Town Nominal Lincoln City Nominal
Kitson, DaveDave Kitson[66]  England 2001–2003 Arlesey Town Nominal Reading £150,000 Stoke City £5,500,000
Ruddy, JohnJohn Ruddy[67]  England 2004–2005 Trainee - Everton £250,000 Everton £250,000
Simpson, RobbieRobbie Simpson[68]  England 2006–2007 Cambridge City Undisclosed Fee Coventry City £40,000 Coventry City £40,000

Other notable players include Wilf Mannion, the only former Cambridge player to be inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame,[69] former Charlton Athletic manager Les Reed and Lindsey Smith, voted Cambridge United's all-time cult hero in a poll for BBC Sport's Football Focus in August 2004.[70]

Notable managers

Since 1970, Cambridge United has had eighteen full-time managers and a host of caretakers and player-managers. The incumbent manager is Paul Carden who took over from Gary Brabin in a caretaker role in July 2009

Years Manager Noteworthiness
1967–1974 Bill Leivers Cambridge United's first Football League manager
Won promotion to Division Three in 1973
1974–1978 Ron Atkinson Cambridge's most famous former manager
Won Fourth Division in 1977
1990–1992 John Beck Cambridge's most successful manager
Won Fourth Division playoffs in 1990; guided team to FA Cup Sixth Round (first Fourth Division team to reach this stage)
Won Third Division in 1991; guided team to FA Cup Sixth Round for second successive season.
Took United to Second Division playoffs in 1992 (to reach inaugural Premier League)

His assistant at the time was Gary Johnson now manager of Bristol City.

2001–2004 John Taylor Fan's cult hero as a player after becoming all-time leading goalscorer – took over as manager after John Beck's unsuccessful second spell
2004 Claude Le Roy Unveiled as new manager amid much media hype by then chairman Gary Harwood, but ended up as a PR disaster after it emerged no contract had ever actually been signed.[71]

Honours and achievements

  • Conference National: (fifth tier)
    • Runners-up and Play Off finalists (2): 2007–08, 2008–09
  • FA Cup
    • Quarter-finals (2): 1989–90, 1990–91

Records

Scorelines

Players

Club

  • Most League Points in a Season: 86 (Conference National), (2007–2008, 2008–09) in English football
  • Most League Goals in a Season: 87 (Division Four, 1976–77)[74]
  • Record Attendance: 14,000 (v Chelsea, May 1970[75]
  • Record Gate Receipts: £86,308 (League Cup Second Round Second Leg, October 1992)[75]

Footnotes

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  48. ^ Andy Sinton's career stats at Soccerbase
  49. ^ Alan Kimble's career stats at Soccerbase
  50. ^ Dion Dublin's career stats at Soccerbase
  51. ^ Phil Chapple's career stats at Soccerbase
  52. ^ Liam Daish's career stats at Soccerbase
  53. ^ Lee Philpott's career stats at Soccerbase
  54. ^ a b Steve Claridge's career stats at Soccerbase
  55. ^ Gary Rowett's career stats at Soccerbase
  56. ^ Jon Sheffield's career stats at Soccerbase
  57. ^ John Filan's career stats at Soccerbase
  58. ^ Carlo Corazzin's career stats at Soccerbase
  59. ^ Jody Craddock's career stats at Soccerbase
  60. ^ Danny Granville's career stats at Soccerbase
  61. ^ Micah Hyde's career stats at Soccerbase
  62. ^ Trevor Benjamin's career stats at Soccerbase
  63. ^ Martin Butler's career stats at Soccerbase
  64. ^ Zema Abbey's career stats at Soccerbase
  65. ^ Terry Fleming's career stats at Soccerbase
  66. ^ Dave Kitson's career stats at Soccerbase
  67. ^ John Ruddy's career stats at Soccerbase
  68. ^ Robbie Simpson's career stats at Soccerbase
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See also

References

  • Attmore, Brian (2002). Cambridge United FC (100 Greats). NPI Media Group. ISBN 0-7524272-4-5. 
  • Attmore, Brian and Nurse, Graham (2001). Cambridge United FC – Images of Sport. NPI Media Group. ISBN 0-7524225-6-1. 
  • Daw, Paul (1988). United in Endeavour: History of Abbey United/Cambridge United Football Club, 1912–88. Dawn Publications. ISBN 0-9514108-0-6. 
  • Palmer, Kevin (2000). Cambridge United: The League Era – A Complete Record. Desert Island Books. ISBN 1-8742873-2-5. 

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Simple English

Cambridge United F.C.
Full nameCambridge United Football Club
Founded1912
GroundAbbey Stadium
Cambridge
(Capacity 9,617)
ChairmanGeorge Rolls
ManagerGary Brabin
LeagueConference
2008/09Conference, 2nd / National

Cambridge United F.C. is a football club which plays in England.

Contents

Name

  • 1912-1951 Abbey United F.C.
  • 1951-present Cambridge United F.C.

League position

SeasonLeaguePosition
2000/01Second Division19th
2001/02Second Division24th
2002/03Third Division12th
2003/04Third Division13th
2004/05League Two24th
2005/06Conference12th / National
2006/07Conference17th / National
2007/08Conference2nd / National
2008/09Conference2nd / National

Former position

References


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