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Mr Happy is back !
at 21:24 25 Apr 2021

Yes one of the Giants of the game is back as himself next season

Des the Gooner is no more

The franchise has ended

And this will be the remit

If within 3 seasons I am
Not crowned as Happy League champion once more the club will fold for good.

No messing about

A massive push for promotion next year and then two seasons to get the ultimate crown

Or bust !

My word is my bond !


Mr Happy - the president
[Post edited 25 Apr 21:27]
15 or so managers since Phil Parkinson ....how is he regarded ?
at 15:59 23 Apr 2021

Since the heady days of 2005 and just after - Col U have had loads of managers since.

Was Phil Parkinson the best ever ?

How is he genuinely regarded ?

What say ye ?
The Big one v Southend - huge game - what say ye?
at 14:33 11 Apr 2021

The Big one v Southend - huge game - what say ye?

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at 16:31 7 Apr 2021

Can you hold your nerve now your at the summit and claim the title ?

I notice you have 2nd itus ?

Have u got wot it takes to finally take some silverware ? In this case the big one

Oh yeah any tips for the masters golf ?

👍Mr H
[Post edited 7 Apr 16:32]
How common are muggings in Colchester ?
at 22:17 7 Dec 2020

What with the BLM narrative - of which I personally feel has been high jacked by the looney left and other back door sneaks - in fact a lot of my black mates don’t give it the time of day as they realise what’s happening ...I ask the title thread question.

Because my ex wife was attacked in Grinstead by two knife welding Eastern European’s a few days ago - suffered a cut to the hand actually.

Made off with her shopping.

To me the influx of these types have really put us under a dark cloud and they are everywhere in London.

I don’t mind admitting I would have hunted them down if I wasn’t of the Christian persuasion ..

What has it got to do with BLM ? Not sure - maybe I’m connecting the old idea that only blacks get bad press for criminal activity and the subsequent booing might have racial over tones - and for some it might - but for others they don’t want to be dictated to for not complying with the knee.
[Post edited 7 Dec 2020 22:24]
Colchester United v Derby County revisited
at 21:43 19 Nov 2020

Only played each other 5 time’s

Both won 2 games so deadlocked

I went to both games in 2006 at Layer Road

3-1 and 4-3 respectively and I stormed the Derby Coach after the FA cup game to berate the players

What great atmospheres especially the first game.

14 years ago - blimey

The clock is ticking

All I know is people will never ever again experience the great football atmospheres

That’s the way it goes

Nothing lasts forever. 🙌
[Post edited 20 Nov 2020 4:40]
BARSIDE CUP final on Boxing Day
at 23:30 18 Nov 2020

Peter - this is in your memory - love him or not - he was part of us for a time ...🙌

RIP. Mate

MFB v GSY163

The fixtures

Fulham v Southampton
Manchester City v Newcastle
West Ham v Brighton
Sheff Utd v Everton
Wolves v Tottenham

No replays - first to post wins if a draw

All the best guys
BARSIDE CUP semi results
at 22:33 14 Nov 2020

A late Hull 2nd goal snatches MFB the win ...

MFB v Burnsie 3-2
GSY v Blue 2-0

The final to be announced ..date etc

Hard luck losers


MFB v GSY163

Did any of you two guys ever get to meet Pete ?
[Post edited 14 Nov 2020 22:35]
BARSIDE memorial cup semi final draw
at 00:45 25 Oct 2020

Semi final draw

MFB v BurnsieEspania

GSY163. v Blue4u2

Fixtures and date to follow ...
[Post edited 25 Oct 2020 0:47]
BARSIDE cup - round 2 draw
at 16:56 4 Oct 2020

GSY v Des the Gooner
MFB v Daniel
FatGooner v Blue4u2
concordman V BurnsieEspania
BARSIDE PETE cup results round 1
at 17:24 26 Sep 2020

BASHER 2010 3 v DestheGooner 4
GHughes11 2 v BurnsieEspania 2
GSY 4 v BFG 1
MFB 5 v NOAH 4
Daniel 5 v Durham 2
FatGooner 6 v OxColU 2
Thrillseeker 2 v Blue4u2 6
BlueEagle 2 v concordman 2

Some very good and close matches here

Well done the victors - especially the 6 hitters in a tough week.

Those requiring a replay please post scores here

Here are your fixtures

Brentford v Preston
Reading v Watford
Leeds v Man City

In the event of a further draw - first to post wins

Happy League memories and stats
at 18:25 24 Aug 2020

Who can forget the devastating season 14 when MFB our greatest ever player won EVERYTHING on offer ..

It will never happen again - incredible !! (It is noted he has drawn a blank on all fronts in the past 3 seasons as NOAH has stepped up)

Top 4 players of all



Mr Happy/Thehappygooner

[Post edited 24 Aug 2020 18:50]
THE PRESIDENTS BARSIDE PETE MEMORIAL CUP - Happy League - addition - do apply.
at 00:23 31 Jul 2020

As we have battled through Covid I am
Introducing a new competition more akin to the old Happy cup as a one off knock out for next season. This will not go towards any historic points in the Happy League - but will be logged for posterity. It is a simple gesture of thanks to all participators over the years. This is a ONE off memorial cup/competition ..

This is in memory of our departed Yankee brother Peter who I had met on several occasions and found him to be a most generous man.

The prize is £50 and will buy 2 tickets for a Colchester United match in 2021 a choice of 3 matches or £25 cash.

I will not be entering myself (unless rule 743 needs to be activated) but my partner Gooner will enter as himself. (Who also knew Pete).

Do indicate your interest and entry - thank you

* rule 743 shortage of player ..


Mr Happy - your president.

RIP Peter mate. You were unique. You were like Marmite. I like Marmite.

[Post edited 28 Aug 2020 0:53]
Nottingham Forest
at 23:51 22 Jul 2020

Colchester United / the truth about the stadium - Happy or otherwise
at 17:08 19 Jul 2020

As the voting suggests the old stadia had something that can never be replicated unfortunately

Ask anyone

West Ham

And my own lot at Derby

The baseball ground was simply exciting

Nothing lasts forever

That’s life all over .

Savour the memories chaps

PS somehow the poll went missing

77% in favour of layer Road
[Post edited 20 Jul 2020 14:54]
Who was or is the Greatest player of all time ?
at 21:59 7 Jul 2020

Who was or is the Greatest player of all time ?

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The HappyGooner 3 year plan ...
at 01:48 28 Jun 2020

Year one
Charity shield winner
Cup winner

Year two
4th in the Prem

Year three
Facing the trap door

It’s been a rollercoaster ..😬
Durham a founder member on the verge after being in the wilderness !
at 03:04 26 Jun 2020

Yes - a hairsbreath from winning the Happy Cup after 14 barren seasons

Bish Bosh Basher2010
at 20:07 23 Jun 2020

Relatively new player but won 2 trophies last year

Now looking odds on for promotion

Good chance of doing damage with the big boys next year

Well done

Ark at Noah
at 20:04 23 Jun 2020

From a player who was deemed an also ran for years - the last 3 seasons have been a revelation and now on the verge of a first - holding onto the title and that’s never been done before.

Amazing recent record

Could suddenly propel into top 4 of all
Time ...

[Post edited 23 Jun 2020 20:05]
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