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Wordsworth now a Womble
at 17:35 12 Jul 2018

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44807616
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Season ticket announcement
at 17:58 23 May 2018

https://www.cu-fc.com/news/2018/may/season-tickets-launched-for-201819/

I'd decided not to renew anyway but I wonder what effect the increase in price will have on season ticket sales.
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Musical chairs?
at 17:38 22 May 2018

http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/sport/16241752.Colchester_United_academy_coach_Way
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Ryan Jackson
at 15:48 15 May 2018

Extends his contract for another two years. I find myself somewhat less excited by this than those at the club claim to be.
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Stadium sponsor, season ticket prices and new signings
at 13:29 9 May 2018

Is all the good news being saved up for a blockbuster press release?
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At No. 1 it's...
at 13:55 2 May 2018

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43546096
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10 years at Weston Homes
at 15:55 1 May 2018

I thought it might be interesting to see how things have changed (or otherwise) since we left Layer Road. There could be any number of statistics to mull over but I think final league position is a reasonable guide to how we've fared on the pitch and average attendance ought to be a fair reflection of how fans see things.

Season Finish Average attendance
08/09 12th 5,084
09/10 8th 5,529
10/11 10th 4,223
11/12 10th 3,865
12/13 20th 3,530
13/14 16th 3,631
14/15 19th 3,782
15/16 23rd 4,299
16/17 8th 3,637
17/18 10th -13th 3,320

Weston Homes no longer, that much can be agreed. But what do the above numbers show, if anything? Can the chairman rest easy and continue running the club as he does or do those figures cause even him some concern? Do these figures cause concern at the highest level within the club? If there is no concern how do those figures validate the current philosophy?

There have been a number of recent redundancies at the club due, I'm told, to difficulties on the corporate hospitality front. Is this a sign that not everything is as it should be? Will there be more to come in other areas of the operation?

My own view is that Colchester United has been in a steady decline for some time. Not everyone will agree and I'm sure lots of people still derive enormous enjoyment from attending games. The problem, in my opinion, is that there are becoming fewer of them as time goes by. From my seat in the south stand it is patently obvious that fewer people are attending games, regardless of what the official attendance may show. Some are season ticket holders which bodes ill for imminent renewals.

There seems to me to be a significant disconnect between the club hierarchy and much of the fanbase. Very limited information escapes into the public domain and when we do hear something from the chairman I usually wish he'd stayed quiet! Much of the decision making seems baffling to me, with no obvious meaningful consultation with fans about what they would like to see. We are supposed to be United...I wish it felt that way.



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RIP Butch
at 16:10 4 Apr 2018

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43644529

Very sad news.
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Careful what you wish for...
at 12:24 29 Mar 2018

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43466145

High sixes all round as the Farmers receive the news they've been gagging for.

Disappointment will soon set in once Evans fails to give the new manager more money than McCarthy had.
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Player-coach Johnny Jackson
at 14:25 23 Mar 2018

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43499104
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Guthrie
at 18:03 22 Mar 2018

http://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/kurtis-guthrie-could-have-played-his-last-game-for-c

No loss
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Worth a read
at 14:09 21 Mar 2018

"Borrowed" from the official board. Makes somewhat depressing reading in my opinion. Also interesting to note the comments, presumably from someone with no Col U axe to grind, about 10 years of decline. A grain of truth in that.

www.somersetlive.co.uk/sport/football/24-league-two-clubs-ranked-1363632
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e-Programme...
at 18:06 19 Mar 2018

for the Yeovil game arrived at 13.44 today. The Barnet edition was similarly tardy.

I'm not unduly bothered at having not received the programme before the game as I've never been a reader of programmes but it does seem to me a little strange to then receive an email which includes the line "See you on Saturday" almost 48 hours after the game kicked off.

Not the biggest worry I have about Colchester United at the moment but perhaps symptomatic of the state of the club in general?
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Orange ball required?
at 14:30 16 Mar 2018

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/u10xhr69n#?date=2018-03-17

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World Cup 2018
at 10:40 13 Mar 2018

Two Russians living in Salisbury have been attacked using a Russian made nerve agent. This has also affected a police officer and could have had far more serious consequences.

The British Government has accused Russia of carrying out this attack on British soil. Although the Russian Government denies involvement it is difficult to believe any other state is to blame.

Assuming Russia is unable to provide a credible evidence that they were not involved should the England football team boycott the World Cup this summer? Or should the competition be boycotted anyway? Or will this all be swept under the carpet and no action taken against the Putin regime (again)?
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Matt Briggs
at 11:15 12 Mar 2018

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43358248
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Potential signing for next season?
at 15:35 9 Mar 2018

This young lad is scoring freely for an underperforming side in the National League. Just the sort of player we should be signing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/teams/leyton-orient/top-scorers
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Watt did you say?
at 14:14 7 Mar 2018

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43314870
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Immortalised in song
at 17:49 6 Mar 2018

Caveat - this may be of limited interest to anyone on here other than me...

The new album by Half Man Half Biscuit, titled rather magnificently "No-one Cares About Your Creative Hub So Get Your F****n' Hedge Cut", has as its final track "Swerving the Checkatrade". I look forward to hearing what the band have to say on the subject.

As an aside there are stacks of football references in HMHB songs. Of particular note for Us fans are mentions of Bobby Svarc, Layer Road (both in the same song) and the Watney Cup.
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Results tonight
at 22:43 20 Feb 2018

Carlisle and Cambridge both won to close to within two points and Exeter got out of jail at the death so we are now 5 points off the last playoff spot. Not a good evening I'm afraid.
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