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|Blog ||Matches of Yesteryear - Cheltenham v U's 22/2/03|
by wessex_exile at 19:25 10 Jan 2020
The U’s travel to the Globe Arena tomorrow, aiming at the very least to keep the unbeaten run going – though in truth after three somewhat disappointing draws against Exeter, Crawley and Stevenage, surely nothing less than three points is acceptable? Ahead of this trip, the Matches of Yesteryear random number generator has chosen a match which for me has a particularly bitter-sweet poignancy.
|Blog ||Matches of Yesteryear - Newport v U's 14/1/17|
by wessex_exile at 16:07 3 Jan 2020
Ahead of tomorrow’s match at Stevenage, the Matches of Yesteryear random match selector has chosen one with some familiar faces in, one or two of whom we will see tomorrow, and one we probably won’t.
|Blog ||Matches of Yesteryear - Notts County v U's 21/3/98|
by wessex_exile at 18:23 31 Dec 2019
And so we come to the end of 2019 – halfway through a season that promises much, so it seems appropriate that we dip into the 1997/98 season for this blog. May I take the opportunity to wish you all a very Healthy, Prosperous and most of all Happy New Year, starting of course with three points for the U’s against Crawley tomorrow.
|Blog ||Matches of Yesteryear - Brighton v U's 27/10/01|
by wessex_exile at 13:38 29 Dec 2019
A little later than usual for this one, as I was actually in Colchester yesterday seeing family. Not particularly good timing given the U’s are at home today, but we’re all fairly far flung these days, so the opportunity to get a sizeable amount of the family in one place at the same time couldn’t be overlooked lightly.
|Blog ||Matches of Yesteryear - Bees v U's 6/5/00|
by wessex_exile at 16:37 25 Dec 2019
First and foremost, let me take the opportunity to wish all the U’sual ‘boarders and occasional visitors, lurkers and alike a very Merry Christmas, and hope you all have a healthy, wealthy and happy New Year! Unseasonably, for the time of year, the random match selector for the first game of the 2019/20 festive period has chosen a match from the balmy end of the football calendar, when shirt-sleeves and shades are very much the order of the day.
|Blog ||Matches of Yesteryear - Bournemouth v U's 27/3/99|
by wessex_exile at 15:54 20 Dec 2019
After our memorable trip to Old Trafford mid-week, we’re back to earth with a bump this weekend, with a visit from one of our fellow CUFC’ers – Carlisle United…and to keep in step, The Matches of Yesteryear series does likewise and returns to the daily grind of being at the wrong end of a lower league table.
|Blog ||Matches of Yesteryear - Stoke v U's 28/4/07|
by wessex_exile at 19:25 17 Dec 2019
So here we are, on the eve of probably one of the most important matches in the history of Colchester United for many years. Fitting then, I think, that the random match generator has chosen another very significant match in the history of the U’s.
|Blog ||Matches of Yesteryear - Exeter v U's 27/11/91|
by wessex_exile at 20:16 22 Nov 2019
So, back again after my break for international duties. With our ongoing exploits in two of the three domestic cup competitions, it’s nice that the random match selector has chosen one of our earlier forays into a cup competition – albeit the one competition we’re no longer involved in this season…
|Blog ||Matches of Yesteryear - Mansfield v U's 18/8/18|
by wessex_exile at 12:55 9 Nov 2019
Another busy week, so apologies this has had to wait until today. Once again the random match selector throws a curve ball – with the cheers from our imperious victory at Field Mill last Saturday still fresh in the memory, we return to Field Mill (aka The One-Call Stadium) for this one.
|Blog ||Matches of Yesteryear - Shrews v U's 3/12/05|
by wessex_exile at 20:30 21 Oct 2019
Periodically, my Matches of Yesteryear random match generator throws out something that seems somehow appropriate, and given the 2019/20 FA Cup 1st Round draw has just been made, this is no exception.