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Southend Derby Takes Care Of Itself

Southend Derby Takes Care Of Itself

The Twenty-Ninth biggest rival-clash in English football will "take care of itself," out of the normal context of Colchester United`s League One season, says Paul Lambert.

Colchester face their nearest and dearest, Southend United, on Saturday knowing that a win in vital not only for bragging rights, but because the team want to keep a now oh-so-slim chance of making the top-six alive.

The U`s have been steadied since Lambert`s autumn arrival as boss and want to bounce back to the Championship at the first time of asking.

Speaking to the BBC following Saturday`s loss to Walsall, Lambert told Essex radio: "We`ve got a derby game next week, which will take care of itself.

"That is probably a good thing for us, at home with a big crowd there," he said.

The U`s lost twice in four days following an otherwise great start to 2009, although the Shrimpers beat Colchester`s previous opposition, Tranmere Rovers, last weekend.

"One thing`s for sure, we certainly won`t need to lift the lads for that one," added Lambert.

The U`s tussle with Southend was voted the 29th-biggest in English Football on a list compiled this time last year called the English Football Rivalries Report.

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Writer:Matt_Us
Date:Monday February 16 2009
Time: 7:00AM

Comments

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Should be a good game, hopefully they'll be a big crowd. Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
16/02/2009 09:28:00
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1800 Shrimpers at your place will create a great atmosphere. Up the Blues!
northern-shrimper
17/02/2009 15:14:00
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1800 away fans would have made up more than half the attendance at some home games recently. I really do hope that we can have a capacity attendance as the atmosphere would be fantastic
ooohhJohnnieJackson
17/02/2009 17:45:00
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Well, think we've sold over 7000 tickets or something like that already so should be a good crowd. Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
18/02/2009 09:29:00
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E7 + E8 + E3 + E2 + W6 + W4 sold out. Gonna be a great game , look out for the scum in the home ends though!
Daryl Peck
18/02/2009 11:57:00
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Wish I was going!!
Matt_Us
19/02/2009 13:41:00
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Yeah, would of been good, I'll make up for it by shouting even louder though... ;-)
StevieG Col U
20/02/2009 18:55:00
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... how was the crowd?
Matt_Us
23/02/2009 19:29:00
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Well, 8651,
StevieG Col U
23/02/2009 22:42:00
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