Cambridge United Football Club

Cambridge United Football Club is one of the famous football clubs in Cambridge that plays in the fifth tier of the English football league system (2013). Cambridge Untied football club was founded in 1912 and it was named as Abbey United at that time. They took on their current name in 1951. The official program at the club costs £3 and it has many advertisements for business promotion.

 

Cambridge United Logo

Sport is the source of entertainment that also keeps you fresh and young. There are many kinds of sports but football is one of the widely played sports throughout the world. Boys are crazy for football all over the world and even girls take interest in football. There are different football league systems and the most famous one is the English football league system. Most of the football clubs are located in England.

This football club contends in the conference national division and it has been playing there since year 2005. This following their relegation from the Football League after 35 years.  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) and 1985 (equalling the league record for most losses in a season.

 

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.

 

The current squad inlude Rossi Jarvis (from Watford), Charlie Wasmer (Dagenham and Redbridge), Johnny Gorman (Manchester United), and Nick Pope from the South London club – Charlton Athletic. Previous managers include John Ryan who played for Arsenal, Fulham and Luton Town.

 

Cambridge United is also known by the names “United” and “The U’s”. The ground on which this football club is constructed is known as Abbey Stadium, Cambridge. The ground has also been recognized as The R. Costings Stadium because of a sponsorship deal after 2009.  It has the capacity to cater around 4,948 people at a time. The name of the chairman of this club is Dave Doggett and Joseph Wright is the manager. There are a lot of associations and groups that are also independently run and support Cambridge United. Some of these supporters are run by the United football club itself. Some of these supporters include Junior U’s i.e. the youth group, Vice president Club, Away Travel Club and some regional relations. There is also one independently run organization, United in Endeavour, that collects funds for the Cambridge United fans.

According to the Football Fans Census survey, the biggest rivals of the United team is Peterborough United and the less rival teams are Northampton Town and Luton Town.

Cambridge United in action

Luton v Cambridge United

Different companies manufacture the shirts worn by the Cambridge United’s players. These include Patrick, Admiral and Vandanel. The color of the kit is amber and black and its official website is Cambridge-United.co.uk.. United football club is constructed in such a way that it can accommodate around 1,000 of its supporters in the roofed terrace area. Many of its supporter’s reviews show that the environment there is really friendly and unperturbed. There is a £10.5 entrance fee charged by the club in which it also provides food. Chris Armstrong, a member of the management at United Club, has provided in-depth details regarding the directions and the parking area on the club’s website.

 

The stadium is easily accessible by any mode of transport. There are buses from the Town Centre that run to the stadium very frequently and over two miles away, there is a railway station located in Cambridge. Trains run to Liverpool Street Station in London. Cambridge is on the M11 with easy access to Epping, Brentwood and Enfield. The United Football Club also provides hotel and guest accommodation.  This football club is analyzing its costs and opportunities nowadays to find a new land over which it will then construct a new stadium instead of re-developing this current stadium.