Then Ridgeon showed his hand: a Cambridge bid for League status would undoubtedly be stronger if the clubs were to merge, he said.
But Proctor warned against ‘scampering into a merger’, adding: ‘I’m not sure this would be to the ultimate good of football in Cambridge …’
A subsequent poll of the city’s football-supporting public found that nearly two-thirds favoured amalgamation, with more ‘ayes’ coming from north of the river than from the south and east.
Proctor responded by insisting his efforts were directed at establishing Newmarket Road as the centre of Cantabrigian football, while Ridgeon stated: ‘I still say if you want the best in football in Cambridge, there is still only one answer.’
The debate rumbled on … and on.
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