Vital Football

Latest Colchester United News

Perfect Partner? Marie Pro Weddings!

Perfect Partner? Marie Pro Weddings!

Colchester will emulate Birmingham City in encouraging couples to get married at their new Cuckoo Farm stadium.

Chief Executive Marie Partner predicts the U`s will offer a compressive service which expands beyond just the conventional matchday routine. They`ll have to, she admitted to the BBC during a recent launch day at the new site on the A12, because costs are doubling in some areas when compared to current expenditure at Layer Road.

"Believe it or not, there are staunch supporters there that will do anything to set up a chapel in the dressing room and read their wedding vowels... it`s been known before," Ms Partner explained.

Jason Berry, the club`s marketing manager,admitted there is a market for the bizarre idea; there would probably be a few wives-to-be in need of persuasion to say the least.

Although research did not reveal any famous exchange of nuptials among football fans, the old Bill Shankly quote did appear. Responding to an interviewer, as we now aptly approach valentines day, he said many moons ago: "Of course I didn`t take my wife to see Rochdale as an anniversary present, it was her birthday. Would I have got married in the football season? Anyway, it was Rochdale reserves."

On a U`s front, there was the famous couple from Colchester who christened their newborn baby Cureton as a first name last March.

The former Championship top scorer has since returned to Norwich. Boy, are they going to have some explaining to do!

Writer:Matt_Us
Date:Monday February 11 2008
Time: 8:18PM

Comments

0
More money will help the club.
StevieG Col U
12/02/2008 16:55:00
0
Poor baby Cureton!
Matt_Us
12/02/2008 17:03:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Colchester United Articles

51 Clubs Receive EFL Family Excellence Award - 2016/17

The Football League have recognised a record 51 clubs in the 2016/17 Family Excellence Awards.

Potential League Two Make Up 2017/18 (28/4/17)

With a few games remaining in the 2016/17 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (24/4/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League Two positions for 2016/17.

League Two 2016/17 Golden Boot Battle (21/4/17)

With all playing 43 League Two games in the 2016/17 season, this year could still see a few players break the 20 goal mark.

Archived Vital Colchester Articles

Vital Colchester articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Colchester
Write For Vital Colchester
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Colchester v Rochdale
Suggested By:
Colchester win59%
Rochdale win33%
Draw8%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Doncaster 44 25 10 9 85 33
P Plymouth 44 25 8 11 83 24
P Portsmouth 44 24 9 11 81 33
4 Luton 44 18 17 9 71 22
5 Exeter 44 20 8 16 68 18
6 Blackpool 44 17 16 11 67 22
7 Stevenage 44 20 6 18 66 7
8 Mansfield 44 17 14 13 65 5
9 Wycombe 44 18 11 15 65 4
10 Carlisle 44 16 17 11 65 -1
11 Cambridge 44 18 9 17 63 7
12 Colchester 44 17 12 15 63 6
13 Accrington 44 16 14 14 62 3
14 Grimsby 44 17 10 17 61 -2
15 Barnet 44 13 15 16 54 -6
16 Notts County 44 15 8 21 53 -22
17 Crewe 44 13 13 18 52 -11
18 Morecambe 44 14 9 21 51 -18
19 Crawley 44 13 11 20 50 -16
20 Yeovil 44 11 16 17 49 -13
21 Cheltenham 44 11 14 19 47 -16
22 Newport 44 11 12 21 45 -22
23 Hartlepool 44 10 13 21 43 -21
R Leyton Orient 44 10 6 28 36 -36
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Colchester United Results (view all)

Colchester United Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Leyton Orient (a)
Sky Bet League Two
May 6 2017 5:30PM : Yeovil Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Vital Football Comment