Cambridge United are delighted to introduce this Saturday’s 12th Fan and therefore leading the U’s out at the Abbey Stadium against Tranmere Rovers, is Phil Gannon.
As part of the #UnitedSince1912 campaign, the U's are delighted to introduce the 12th Fan initiative supported by Mick George, which will see a Cambridge United supporter profiled on the Club website, feature in the U’s squad list as number 12 on the programme and lead out the U's at the Abbey Stadium on every match day in 2018/19!
Congratulations Phil! How long have you been supporting Cambridge United? When was the first game you attended and what was it that hooked you to become a supporter of the club?
I have been supporting Cambridge United since I was 5 years old and the game was against Bolton in the old Division three in the 1990 - 1991 season.
Who have you attended the games with during the time you have supported the club and who do you attend the games with now?
I have always attended games with my dad Colin and more recently with our friend Pete too.
What is your best memory of supporting the club and why?
I have many memories, such as the two games against Man United, the two play-off second leg wins in the conference at home to Halifax and Stevenage respectively. They were great days but I think the promotion back into the Football League at Wembley against Gateshead in 2014 was my favourite memory because it was the elation and relief that we had finally got back to where we belong in the Football League.
As the 12th Fan, what will it mean to you and how proud will you be to lead out the team out of the tunnel on Saturday?
I will be immensely proud to lead the team out on Saturday. It will be a huge honour as I have supported Cambridge United ever since I was young.
Read a full interview with Phil in tomorrow’s match day programme, available across the stadium tomorrow for just £3. Read a programme preview here.
Tickets for the game are available online by clicking here.