It's doubly delightful when the family is as lovely as that of the late Peter Leggett, the hugely talented winger who terrorised defences in the late 60s and early 70s.
Peter's wife Margaret, daughter Michelle Hands and grandson Ethan were with us on Saturday for the Grimsby game, and they brought along Michelle's Mariners-supporting boyfriend, Jonathan Tabois.
It was wonderful to listen to Margaret's tales of the Leggetts' time in Cambridge, especially those from around the time that United were elected to the Football League in 1970.
After a quick tour of Coconuts' mini-museum, The Story of the U's, and a chat with fans' elected director Dave Matthew-Jones and former FED Colin Proctor – who remembers just about everyone who ever came through the Abbey gates – it was down to the serious stuff and that late Paul Lewis winner.
We can't wait to see them all again.