Godric Smith would have not long been out of university when he wrote this. To anyone who followed the U’s at the time, I think you’ll agree it nicely sums up that particular period at the Abbey, the dismal seasons between John Docherty’s and John Beck’s great teams. David Moyes was still playing in 1987, yet to embark upon the managerial career that made his name. Let’s hope Godric doesn’t bump into him anytime soon! Keith Branagan did, as Godric predicted, make it to the first division, playing for Millwall and then Bolton in the Premier League. Similarly, the “dawn of the new age” at Cambridge United did indeed come to pass, with knobs on!