World of Sport

Football club sells trophy cabinet

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After 20 years without silverware, non-league club Cambridge United have taken the extreme step of selling off their trophy cabinet on eBay.

The wall unit is being flogged as part of a boardroom refurbishment at the club, with proceeds going to the U's long-suffering fans and a local charity.

The eBay listing says: "This is a quality piece of furniture which would look great in anyone's home - and on top of that you will be owning a piece of unique sporting history."

The cabinet measures 14ft by 7ft, boasts a glass front and lights and features extensive display shelving space.

However, the team's fortunes on the pitch befit a rather more modest sideboard.

Cambridge won the Division Three title in 1990/91, plus Division Four in 1976/77, two Southern League Premier Division titles and a Southern League Cup.

The cabinet also contained an award for serving "the best bacon sandwich" in English football.

The U's currently lie fifth in the Conference National, and are pushing for a return to the Football League.

World of Sport suspects the auction has been targeted either by vandals or extremely keen Cambridge fans.

On Thursday morning, the highest of 92 bids came in at a cool £3 million.

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