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|Colchester United, History and the Community|
at 08:20 15 Mar 2019
As many of you know I've only been following the U's for the past 12 months and have only moved/worked in the area since November. I was wondering whether any of you could share your thoughts/knowledge on how connected you feel the club is to the community, its own history and the history of the town. The reason I ask is that I noticed in the match day programme that there are few features/nods to the club or the town's past. Brighton regularly do features in their matchday programmes focusing on games gone by in the 70s and 80s. Then I began wondering how connected the town are to the team. For example, I see few ties between the University (a big player in the town I gather) and the club. But this could all be due to my ignorance of having only resided in the area for a very short period of time, and only going to games and reading matchday programmes in the past 12 months.
I am hoping to start my PhD in History at Essex Uni in September so I do love a bit of history, especially when it's related to football, so whatever light you guys can shed would be really interesting!
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|Supporters Bar and Sky|
at 21:07 8 Mar 2019
Very excited for tomorrow’s game as it’s my first since Morecambe at the end of December! Does anyone know when the supporters bar opens tomorrow and if it usually shows the lunchtime game on Sky?
at 20:21 24 Nov 2018
What were the lyrics for the Liverpool-esque Allez-allez-allez chant today? Like it but couldn't make out all of it to sing along.
|Lincoln away tickets?|
at 21:18 6 Apr 2018
Anyone know when the Lincoln City away tickets will go on sale? Or is it pay on the gate? Mum lives in Lincolnshire and has her birthday following week so I'm considering coinciding visiting her with my second ever U's game.
|Brighton fan in peace - my first U's game v Yeovil|
at 21:49 21 Mar 2018
Brighton fan in peace! I've been a lifelong Albion fan, growing up in Sussex (but currently live in Coventry) but my wife's family are all from the Colchester/Clacton area, so I went to my first U's game on Saturday against Yeovil whilst she was at a hen do. Must admit, it felt very weird wearing a non-Brighton piece of clothing (it was so freezing I couldn't help but buy a U's hat) but I had a thoroughly enjoyable experience, minus the result. Stewards very friendly, nice family feel in the concourses and got chatting to a lovely bloke who gave me the lowdown on the U's and the current struggles you're facing. I felt weirdly at home, most likely because I was born into this world following the Albion when they had just lost the Goldstone and were in the bottom division.
Anyway, we're planning to move to Essex within the year so I'm hoping to take myself, and Godwilling our kids in the future, to further games at the WHCS. :) Hope you have a strong end to the season and see you next year!
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