White: 2005/6 was 'incredible`
Colchester United`s resistant defender, John White has recalled the side`s promotion season of 2005/6, where they also faced Chelsea, as "incredible."
22-year-old White was reflecting ahead of today`s game at Hush Park. United faced Yeovil Town three years ago in the exact-same last day fixture.
That season, Colchester also played Chelsea in the F.A. Cup, and opened the scoring in that game with a team which cost a fraction of the price.
"It was a massive thing in my career. It`s up there alongside my favourite memories so far. It was more a case of apprehension than nerves on the day,' he said in the Colchester Daily Gazette.
"It was an incredible feeling. It was over the whole season and it was a feeling that we had been playing for from start to finish."
Colchester United fans will be hoping that Paul Lambert can fashion a side to challenge for the top next season, although the real surprise was that the club were considered candidates to suffer relegation that year.
Please feel free to tell us about your experience of the 2005/6 season, and winning promotion. Can United do it next season?
Let us know with a comment below, or comment on this article in the forum. Not yet a member? Don't panic, click on the banner below to join in.
We want to know YOUR thoughts...
VITAL COLCHESTER; YOUR VOICE, YOUR CHOICE!
VITAL COLCHESTER IS 100% UNOFFICIAL - FOR THE FANS, BY THE FANS!
Login to post a comment
Best of International Vital
Best of Vital Network
Vital Boxing - Date Set for Callum Smith WBSS Fight with Skoglund
Vital Boxing - Former Heavyweight Champ on the Comeback Trail
Vital F1 - Sympathy for Kvyat?
Recent Colchester United Articles
September TV Selections Made - Soon To Be Announced
Sky Sports selected their TV picks for the month of September last week and fans will know which games have effected on Wednesday.
Academy Sides Now Drawn For EFL Trophy 2017
A short time ago the EFL finally announced who would be playing which Academy side in this year's EFL Trophy.
Groups To Be Confirmed For EFL Trophy 2017/18
Following on from the earlier draw for clubs in League One and Two, the 16 invited Category One...
EFL Trophy Group Stage Info 2017
With the announcement of the Category One Academy clubs that had been invited to participate in this year's EFL Trophy yesterday, here are the full...