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Shangri Las
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


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.
Sam Wanderer
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 ?
Formula for success.
at 20:23 27 Jun 2018

Club are looking for new sports scientist, well could this be the formula for success .

Colu+1G>OS=3P .

OS =Opposition score
Weston Homes and the County Champions
at 19:36 27 Jun 2018

Essex-based leading housebuilder Weston Homes has signed a five-year Platinum Sponsor partnership with Essex Cricket, joining in the highest sponsorship category possible as a reflection of their commitment to the first-class county club.

The partnership will see Weston Homes sponsor the public seating stand, and have one of the largest presences in terms of branding throughout The Cloudfm County Ground.
at 09:59 24 Jun 2018

Vincent-Young is on the radar of their East Anglian neighbours Ipswich Town.

The 22-year-old defender is out of contract at the JobServe Community Stadium this summer and is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal.

Because of his age, Colchester would be due compensation should Vincent-Young, as expected, leave the club.
at 17:47 15 Jun 2018

Q & A 's & thoughts on the global game .

Riveting stuff so far, wondered why the Iranians had barcodes on the rear of their shirts , then realized it was their names .
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First , first X1 2018
at 13:51 9 Jun 2018


Kent , Prosser , Eastman .

Jackson , Comley , Lapsie , Pell , Senior .

Nouble , Junior .

Now that's the reason you get a free programme !
Ball for all.
at 08:47 19 May 2018

Nice touch that the FA will print all 137 goal scorers names from this seasons competition on the cup final ball . Any former U's players included ?
Also due to other ceremonies elsewhere, Butch Wilkins widow will present the trophy to the winning captain .
One moment .
at 21:01 12 May 2018

A decade at cuckoo farm .
Your outstanding one moment, a goal, a save .
Sammie sings
at 06:18 11 May 2018

Sad to see (!) that Montenegro did not qualify for the final of Eurovision, - BBC Iplayer Thurs 10th BBC Four 1hr 12 mins - Perhaps his time would have been better spend at penalty practice .
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New versions .
at 17:43 7 May 2018

Hasbro, the makers of Subbuteo have launched a all female set, with the figures in the colours of recent Women's FA Cup final teams . At present it not available to buy, but can be won on social media channels .
So, have a great idea either, U's team you cannot get out the box or another available with Routemaster bus .
Any others ?
Quote quiz
at 13:25 2 May 2018

: “Football is sometimes about self-analysing, about going home, looking in the mirror and asking yourself: ‘Have I done enough for this football club?’ Clearly the answer is no, and I’m included in that.

“You can blame all the people you want to blame, you can blame off the pitch, but when it comes down to it, the players on the pitch have not been good enough this season. Simple as that.”

A quote from only this week, ( no occasion with the U's ) , any ideas ?
Summer Things .
at 13:30 24 Apr 2018

JcM predicts things will happen in the summer !

So let's go ...

JcM to become No2 to Paul Cook at Poorman Rd .

Nobody to find Ronaldo sticker in the Pannini World Cup Album .

Sam Walker to sign for Luton .

U's to resign ??
Green Jersey .
at 09:06 24 Apr 2018

Here is the run-down of the top six Colchester United goalkeepers, in terms of total league appearances:

1 Mike Walker 451, 2 Percy Ames 397, 3 Sam Walker 200 , 4 Carl Emberson 192, 5 Alec Chamberlain 188, 6 George Wright 151.

Big Sam has now reached 200 league appearances and third on the list of appearances for the U's, goalkeepers, but his contract is up and and the on demand keeper is unlikely to stay.
Courtney Senior signs
at 18:06 18 Apr 2018

Colchester United are delighted to confirm that flying winger Courtney Senior has signed a new contract with the club.

The 20-year-old has made a big impression since making his first team debut in August, and has scored three goals so far for John McGreal's side.

The tricky wide man has now signed a new two year deal to extend his stay with the club.

Got plenty of natural ability, but now has two more years to nurture it into something more sudstainable. More improvement in reading situations and toughen up physically.
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