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Well they messed that up didn’t they?
at 20:33 27 Apr 2019

We were two defeats from the last 23 league games being the complete opposite of the first 23 in terms of wins, draws and defeats. Two heavy losses could’ve even seen the goal difference being equal and opposite. Useless bunch.
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Ten in a row?
at 14:36 22 Apr 2019

We’re now up to nine consecutive matches where one team has failed to score. Will it be ten today? Wonder what the record is.
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Is there anyone in the squad...
at 23:37 14 Dec 2018

...not signed or given a contract by McGreal? I’m thinking that there isn’t meaning that this is 100% his squad. Given how well the three additions have performed so far this season you would have to say it’s the best bit of player recruitment for quite some time.
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Sammie Szmodics
at 22:19 27 Nov 2018

Scored the winning goal again tonight. Maybe we should concentrate on him and other players still at the club rather than going on about a player that wasn’t prepared to stay and fight for his place in the team.

CheeRS
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The last time we...
at 12:19 1 Oct 2018

...won four, drew four and lost two of our first 10 league matches we got relegated.

Conversely we're actually three points better off after 10 league matches than we were the season we got promoted and two points better off than we were after our first 10 matches in the Championship.

It's funny old game.
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Anyone else struggling to understand our goalkeeping situation?
at 14:24 2 Aug 2018

When it became apparant that Walker wouldn't be here this season I was happy to go into the season with Barnes and Gilmartin as our two goalkeepers. I'm not convinced by Barnes yet but Gilmartin is more than capable enough to play at this level and we don't need to pay an extra goalkeeping coach so that's a wage saved. For some reason though we've signed two more goalkeepers, neither of which are our number one. In fact we paid money for one and he hasn't even got a squad number. Do we really need four goalkeepers? Is it a luxury that we can't afford?
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Drey Wright to St. Johnstone?
at 09:41 9 May 2018

Bit of a surprising one if it's true.
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Does anyone know why Big Sam didn’t play yesterday?
at 22:52 29 Apr 2018

Thought it was a strange decision considering it was probably his last ever home game for the U’s. Pretty shoddy way to treat a keeper who’s played over 200 games for us.
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Guthrie Released
at 10:06 28 Mar 2018

I'm hearing a rumour that Guthrie has been released. Shame as he had talent but like so many in recent years his attitude is questionable at best so I'm not disappointed to see him go. I want players at the club that want to play for the club.

Does anyone else think that bringing him back into the side / squad was a factor in our drop in form this year?
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20 Games In
at 13:28 4 Dec 2017

This is how our first twenty league games compare to previous seasons.

Year PTS Pts per game Gls per game GF per game GA per game
2004 - 05 26 1.3 2.7 1.5 1.3

2005 - 06 33 1.7 2.5 1.4 1.1

2006 - 07 30 1.5 2.9 1.7 1.3

2007 - 08 20 1.0 3.3 1.6 1.7

2008 - 09 24 1.2 3.4 1.6 1.8

2009 - 10 36 1.8 2.6 1.7 0.9

2010 - 11 31 1.6 2.7 1.4 1.3

2011 - 12 26 1.3 3.1 1.5 1.6

2012 - 13 23 1.2 2.7 1.2 1.6

2013 - 14 21 1.1 2.6 1.1 1.5

2014 - 15 17 0.9 3.2 1.3 1.9

2015 - 16 20 1.0 4.0 1.5 2.5

2016 - 17 24 1.2 2.7 1.4 1.3

2017 - 18 29 1.5 2.5 1.3 1.2

It's a lot better than the last six seasons and interesting to see that it's not much different to 05-06 which was the promotion season and yet the impression this season is that we're playing boring football. I think some people have forgotten that Parkinson made us difficult to beat and score against first and foremost and the rest followed. Teams with poor defences don't generally win much. If Guthrie, Dickenson, Murray and Slater can come back into the side in the same form as last season then we've got plenty to be optimistic about.
[Post edited 5 Dec 2017 15:08]
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Porter leaves and signs for Crewe
at 17:32 31 May 2017

Is anyone else a bit disappointed?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40045042

http://www.cu-fc.com/news/article/2016-17/chris-porter-crewe-alexandra-3727579.a
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Time to take the positives
at 13:40 8 May 2017

In what overall has been a good season for the U's I think now would be a good time to reflect on the last nine months and highlight anything positive relating to the club on or off the field.

Rules are only one positive per post and no consecutive posts. So control yourself Durham!
[Post edited 8 May 2017 14:21]
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Leyton Orient - Going down?
at 10:32 15 Mar 2017

I really can't see how they can escape relegation now. Will be sad to see as they normally bring a decent amount of fans to the WHCS and it will be one of our most local fixtures gone, although it won't make a difference if we get promoted. Big if that though. Just goes to show how quickly things can change in football. It wasn't that long ago that they were 2-0 up at Wembley in the League One Play Off final. It's pretty much been a disaster since Barry Hearn went. Careful what you wish for Cowling haters.
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Guthrie and Slater out for the season
at 13:08 3 Mar 2017

Two of our best players out. Can it get any worse?

http://www.cu-fc.com/news/article/2016-17/craig-slater-kurtis-guthrie-colchester
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Big game tomorrow
at 00:01 18 Feb 2017

It's important for us to get back on track tomorrow especially after Tuesday's defeat and the game against Wycombe next week. Also a lot of teams around us in the table are playing each other which could mean three points tomorrow would strengthen our play off push.
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It's time to take our board back
at 14:11 14 Feb 2017

There are 40 topics on the front page of this board, 20 of them are related to or started by one individual. This is far too many. There are around 10 that are directly related to the U's. This is not enough and it's time we changed that. Let's get the board back to how it used to be and hopefully some of our missing contributors will return.

CheeRS
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