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at 17:26 13 Apr 2019
Another solid nil performance in points and goals, despite the usual hyperbole paper talk .
|Juke box time .|
at 09:54 13 Apr 2019
The juke box will be free tonight !
Down town .
It's all over now .
|Latest DVD reviews .|
at 12:42 1 Apr 2019
It’s like one of those old films on telly every Christmas and Bank Holiday. You can’t resist watching but know the plot off by heart.
Sadly, Town have become predictable and Lambert hasn’t been able to rectify the problems that dogged predecessor Paul Hurst.
Please note - There is a health warning if watching the box set , and all NHS numbers do apply !
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at 17:07 29 Mar 2019
It's almost April fools day !
On me head Mac .....Ooch .
Be hilarious if they all walked out with bandages on their heads at the Shabby Saturday .
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|Coming Back |
at 15:53 22 Mar 2019
For those not seen yet, worth a look on BBC Sport , Coming Back featuring Ben Coker .
|Was justice done ? |
at 13:34 11 Mar 2019
After being attacked on the pitch at the weekend by a member of the public, Villa player Grealish later scores the winner, perhaps some justice was done on that score on the pitch, but what punishment off it ?
|Name that tune |
at 17:57 2 Mar 2019
Da da da da..... da da da .
Da da da da..... da da da .
Da da da _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _
1 X vowel , 4 X consonants
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|Hall of Fame . |
at 18:36 26 Feb 2019
Note that the latest inductees into the clubs Hall of Fame are two great players Ian Allinson and Steve Foley.
Remember that the club failed to give Allinson a improved contract so he become a free agent, what would he have been worth with a fee ?
Had a brief encounter with Steve Foley, in the Ipswich/ Witton area several years ago while he was on their coaching staff, my manager was not impressed while we talked U's, made my morning !!
Someone told me he recently had been in hospital, so wish him well for the future .
|It's a sin . |
at 13:55 25 Feb 2019
Deliberately fouling players who have gained a advantage through skill or get into positive positions to score are continually being prevented by the act of taking one fo the team, which usually results in a booking to the player.
Twice in the second half within minutes on Saturday the vistors took one for the team, this was also present in yesterday's League Cup final.
With only a yellow card at present being the punishment for this practice, most team have gained a advantage in foul play.
So it's time too go down the rugby route, booking AND TEN MINUTES IN THE SIN BIN to give a advantage to the side disadvantaged.
at 11:58 12 Feb 2019
Gordon Banks . RIP .
|Arthur Turner |
at 08:59 30 Jan 2019
Read on club website the passing of Arthur Turner. A impressive record of 100 goals in 164 appearances for the club .
But also served in the RAF as an air-gunner in the Second World War, Arthur was on board a Wellington Bomber plane that was shot down in the Bay of Biscay in 1943. The sole survivor of the crash, he was rescued at sea.
Seems like a story of a comic book hero, but so real to some . RIP .
|Body Mass Index |
at 12:12 22 Jan 2019
Great emphases has been made lately on the fact that the club only have the twelfth biggest wages budget in the division ( although ex- academy players are not included ).
Having just played and been defeated by a club which had two recent big budget loan signings, does money talk or has the club now lost it's mojo in playing above its weight /BMI ?
|Going nowhere fast 2019|
at 18:17 5 Jan 2019
U's yet again failed to dispatch a relegation threatened side, to keep there own, going nowhere fast promotion hopes alive. Despite the noises from Head Coach John McG, nothing much changes and the reaction from the previous match at Crawley was to go 3-1 down after taking the lead.
The second half onslaught resulted in a penalty, but little in quality in the places that mattered.
On paper the squad is good enough, but the management seem incapable of inspiring those he regularly choses.
at 14:46 25 Nov 2018
At this present time pre table Christmas, the U's are in third position, leaders of the pack chasing front runners Lincoln and MK . Looking over there shoulder a queue longer than Ipswich / Harwich Rd roundabout upgrade has amassed .
So are we well placed to pounce or is the excellent home record only keeping us at lofty heights ?
No cup completions to distract can we maintain the push or will we get swallowed up .
Like all teams we look better going forward than defending, which is unconvincing especially while dropping deep with aerial threats .
We need to show that we are not a one man outfit while Norris is unavailable, and the management can cover all situations required.
Last gasp points gathering in games could make a huge say in the final league positions, something we need to improve upon .
at 18:37 20 Nov 2018
Seems that the Chairman Ben Purkiss has suggested that EO Gordon Taylor should step down. Comments have been made regards Taylor's salary, pay gap between lower league players and several ex players have voiced his support.
|Richard Scudamore . |
at 17:16 15 Nov 2018
Nice to see the former EO of the PL to say stick your 250k ... into the communitity schemes that MOTD make great enthusiasm in portraying during the broadcast .
He didn't ...
at 19:00 12 Aug 2018
Snippets from the Prog .
Chairman happy with McG and does not expect that role to become available any SEASON soon .
More academy players going out on loan and expect those who develop to first team squad to have played around fifty senior competitive games . Therefore more players will be playing at the next level into the places that become available .
|Lofty heights. |
at 07:37 22 Jul 2018
LOFT JOINS SHREWS
Midfielder Doug Loft signs a one-year contract with Shrewsbury Town after a successful trial period with the club.
He joins the club after leaving Colchester at the end of last season.
at 10:09 21 Jul 2018
Phil Parkinson also took a look at Sam Walker, the former Chelsea goalkeeper who left Colchester United this summer after failing to agree a new contract.
Wanderers need senior goalkeeping back-up after releasing Mark Howard this summer and are not understood to be following initial interest in ex-West Brom man Boaz Myhill, who trained with the club for a couple of days last week.
The 6ft 6ins Walker, who was named Colchester's Players’ Player of the Year at their end of season awards night, missed just two games for the U’s in their last two years in League Two and helped them keep 13 clean sheets in the 2017-18 campaign.
|The men in black .|
at 17:50 7 Jul 2018
How was the new black / grey away kit for you ?
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