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Brandan Hanlan
at 17:28 18 Jan 2018

The club have a announced that Brandan Hanlan has returned to his parent club Charlton . The goal machine scored two goals during his spell when released from the subs bench.
Now that we have signed our own jam net buster he is become surplus to requirements .

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Young U's progress.
at 21:37 16 Jan 2018

Young U's progress to the fifth round of Youth Cup with a two nil win over MK Dons . A early goal settled the U's down after good work by the U's skipper holding the ball up and Cornish drilling the ball hone inside the box after five minutes.
Fifteen minutes in the second half U's skipper Jones stabs home inside the box at the near post to give the U's a two goal advantage . A fine save from the U's keeper near the end deny MK Dons getting back in the tie .
Both sides equipped themselves well in the cold windy conditions, in a entertaining encounter, with a special mention to the ref who played advantage whenever possible which kept the game flowing throughout.
Another home tie awaits .
Cyrille Regis
at 20:44 15 Jan 2018

Sad news regarding his departure . A trailblazer for many to follow.
Remember him playing at Layer Road one evening when Ron Atkinson brought a West Brom side down for a testimonial fixture .
Ted Phillips.
at 19:00 10 Jan 2018

Although made his name has a Tractorboy, did play for the U's thereafter. Think he also opened the bowling for Col & EE . A true allround sportsman .
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Issue 57 - Backpass Magazine
at 17:19 21 Dec 2017

Have just received the latest edition of retro football magazine Backpass - No 57 . Peter Marinello pictured on front cover in his festive Arsenal kit complete with long hair . But more importantly a must read for all U's fans due to Rob Hadgraft's double page article of the U's in the seventies .
Usually found in WH Smith - Treat yourselves it's Christmas !!
Drop the stars .
at 08:46 17 Dec 2017

Time to drop the stars , no not the players , but the stars now placed above club badges for the winning of major trophies . Notice one PL club with some that even I cannot remember them winning, makes one wonder that a time limit should be placed on being able to qualify .
Thoughts ?
Youth's Progress
at 06:03 15 Dec 2017

Colchester Youths claim a 2-0 victory over their Crewe counterparts in the FA Youth cup last night at a chilly WHCS . U's started slowly , has in previous rounds, and a glaring miss from the Crewe centre half when he glanced a header wide after ten minutes should had seen the U 's behind . In a hard fought encounter Sims opened the U's scoring with a exquisite shot from the edge of the box into the left hand corner ten minutes before half time .
Crewe did find the net in the second period, although the scorer was judged off side by the lines person , after a cross cum shot had hit the back post . Colchester defended stoutly and got their rewards when a lose ball was picked up by Chilvers in midfield who ran into the box and slotted under the keeper with five minutes to go .
A good team display throughout, a classic display of taking your chances . Need to improve in the first quarter though has like previous rounds they can / could be chasing a game from the start .
Fourth round beckons with a home tie against the MK Franchise in January .
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Football Coins / Stickers
at 08:57 3 Dec 2017

Will Esso release a World Cup coin collection ?

If you collected football stickers who was the player that seemed was never available, then had to negotiate a swop to obtain ?
at 20:32 29 Nov 2017

Seems the club, made a good impression on hosting this encounter last night . On the pitch the England women showed how a professional side should beat there amateur opponents comfortably over ninety minutes .
However the decibel levels of the tannoy at half time made listening to any comments made by the television summarises particularly difficult .
Question Time
at 13:35 25 Nov 2017

BBC Question Time was live from the town last Thursday . Disappointed that no locals representives were on the panel , so the question could not be asked .
How many players can we get in the hole ?
Setting up the wall .
at 19:02 22 Nov 2017

Is there a wrong or a right way ?
Interesting to watch Big Sam line up the wall last night against a direct free kick, just off set from the centre outside the area twenty yards out, with the tallest on the inside of the five players .
Luckily the resultant shot hit the bar moving away from the keeper, with the follow up saved.
Any goalie coaches out there ?
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at 17:51 14 Nov 2017

A World Cup without Italy is like pizza without cheese...
Just confusing
at 21:50 10 Nov 2017

Earlier this year watch most of England game against Scotland game at Wembley, but first half ITV and second half Sky, so from different cameras this meant they kick in the same direction for the game .
This time against Germany without closeup to aide , England played in blue/ black and Germany white tops and black shorts .. all just confusing or is this the modern era I cannot grasp !!
Sky D2 predictor table .
at 17:29 10 Nov 2017

Sky D2 predictor table is run by Elo system that originally rated chess players . It assesses form , who you still have to play and previous history .

The results place U's in 12th place with a 1% chance of winning the league , 3% chance of finishing in the top 3 positions and 13% chance in the top seven .
Relegation possible at 4%

Top three Notts County , Swindon and Coventry with Chesterfield and Morecombe relegated.

Seems a fair judgment out of the play-off , but what percentage thereafter of JMc to still be retained at the helm with us becoming mid table drifters once again ?
Back on the bicycle .
at 22:22 6 Nov 2017

Wayne Brown's U23 side make some Cup progress with a easy 4-1 win against Thurrock in the Essex Senior Cup . Couple of excellent goals from George Brown and Courtney Senior, who making a welcome appearance and scoring the third .
Yes I know, not stunning news, but really is like having fallen off a bicycle and getting back on it !!
All we need is to inflate those tyres up and move on ...
Nine goal Halloween treat
at 22:29 31 Oct 2017

U's Youths get past first round of the FA Youth cup, in a nine goal Halloween treat against Cheshunt. A big scare though, being three down after half hour and one down inside a minute, but a penalty and goal just before half time kept them in the tie . Three goals in the second half, two strikes from outside the area gave them enough breathing space to see them through to the next round . Keeping their composure and fitness were the key areas, and a warning in cup week to the first team.
What the ( Daniel ) Farke !
at 20:58 22 Oct 2017

I thought we were very good in patches but we were the first team to blink, so to speak,” said Skuse.

Post Old Farm Derby .

Should have gone to Supersavers !!

at 09:04 15 Oct 2017

All the usual suspects in the FA cup draw this season for ball number 14 .


Or a new one on the list for next season Heybridge Swifts perhaps ?
Les Mutrie.
at 06:33 4 Oct 2017

Notice that former U's centre forward Les Mutrie has passed away, due to cancer. Only played for us briefly, but you could see why he had a good scoring recorded at his previous club Hull City .
at 12:06 23 Aug 2017

Bl@@@dy hell are we down already !
Just checked new kids on the block Forest Green Rovers pay their first visit ( and poss last ) vist to WHCS after promotion from the National League ( Conference to you and me of a later vintage ).
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