CFU would like to congratulate Mark Bonner and the team for a tremendous season, culminating in a well deserved promotion to League One. They have provided us with hope and pride in a year which has been extremely difficult for everyone. The scenes with the fans after the final whistle of the Grimsby game showed what the badge and our fans mean to the players. Paul Mullin won the CFU Player of the Year Award for his astonishing goalscoring feats but any number of players, including the youngest 38 year old in the league have made a huge contribution to our success. It is very rare that we see a team where each player works so hard for each other and it is that incredible team ethic which has seen Cambridge United promoted to a league which we last belonged to almost 20 years ago. Now they will be one of the teams that U’s fans talk about for the rest of their lives.
There was also a tremendous amount of work done by Gary Waddock, Barry Corr and everyone associated with the backroom team of coaches, analysts, scouts and medical staff who have worked so hard putting together the squad and keeping them fit throughout the season
We would also like to pay tribute to our amazing fans whose patience and loyalty have never wavered. People bought season tickets knowing that they would probably see very few games. Hundreds have followed United’s progress on iFollow and the fans who went to Orient and Harrogate showed a level of devotion not to be found in many clubs. Finally, fans flocked to the Abbey in great numbers only when we were well on the way to victory, heeding Mark Bonner’s desire to keep match preparations low key.
The celebrations in the front car park showed what this season’s achievements meant to fans and players alike. Cambridge United have made our dreams come true again. It was a fitting tribute to those wonderful lifelong supporters who have passed away in recent times.
Proud to be a U.
Cambridge Fans United