This article was published in the venerable When Saturday Comes magazine issue 12 back in 1987. In those days WSC was every bit a type-cut-and-glue fanzine as the others that were knocking around at the time, except that it bore allegiance to the beautiful game as a whole, rather than to a single club. It was the inspiration for Cambridge United’s “Abbey Rabbit” and hundreds of other fanzines. WSC is still going strong today.
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!
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