Coconuts is pursuing its aim of welcoming at least one former player or manager to the Abbey at every home game – when we run out of players we'll start at the beginning again – and it was a real pleasure to have Steve Fallon among us last Friday.
Need a reminder of the facts and figures? Steve started a massive 446 games for the U's in all competitions, and made five sub appearances, between 1975 and 1987; he scored 30 goals, including one at Gillingham that some
say was the best U's score they've ever seen; he turned into a highly successful manager with Cambridge City, Histon and Soham Town Rangers, and has just started his second spell at Bridge Road; Ron Atkinson, who signed him for United from Kettering, once called him the best young centre-half in the country, and not many people argued at the time.
Steve is a lovely bloke: modest, unassuming, affable, generous. It was great to have him with us.