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Williams Thanked Fans At Full Time

Colchester United boss Geraint Williams went directly to a smattering of away support last night and thanked the fans who did make that long trip to Plymouth.

The Welshman went to speak directly to the 119 supporters who made the daunting trip only to see Colchester go down 4-1. The U`s also let in three of their goals within a very bad ten-minute spell in their joint biggest defeat of the season.

He had told My Football Writer: "I just wanted to show them an appreciation of their support. I wasn't looking for any pats on the back or tributes because they've come on a long trip and we've got beaten 4-1.

"But the magnitude of their support for the club was seen in 'don't give in, we're not giving in' and that was the message from everybody tonight."

The additional comments, as appearing on the official website and the Evening Gazette, saw Williams comment: "I have been at Colchester United for ten years and the hallmark of the club has always been unity.

"Everyone at the club - on and off the pitch - does their bit to try to make it successful and that will continue."

Williams, on his rare gesture of thanking the seasoned travellers last night, added: "I wanted personally to thank them."




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Date:Wednesday March 5 2008

Time: 2:29PM

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Yeah saw this, thought it was a bit odd. Then again, I would have been annoyed if I went down there and we lost 4-1!
StevieG Col U
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05/03/2008 14:37:00

Well done Geriant, that is good. Just the kind of manager we want at this club. Let him stay, I say!
Matt_Us
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05/03/2008 14:40:00

Well If we do go down (and it is looking that way) he needs the chairmens and fans surport to bring us back up. If we keep most of the squad we have got, we should be one of the favourites.
StevieG Col U
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05/03/2008 14:43:00

Yes, but look at Southend....! That's what they said when Eastwood left them.
Matt_Us
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05/03/2008 15:08:00

But we're not Southend though, are squad is better!
StevieG Col U
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05/03/2008 15:16:00

odd to thank the fans after a loss like that
ozanne park rangers
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05/03/2008 18:34:00

buggar now you are in serious trouble hope you can turn the corner very soon and get up the table come on you u'sssssssss
ozanne park rangers
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05/03/2008 18:34:00

Well it was a long way too go, over 600 mile round trip! Yeah we are in BIG trouble!
StevieG Col U
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05/03/2008 18:55:00

 

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