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Ex-U`s XI: And It`s Still Possible...!

Ex-U`s XI: And It`s Still Possible...!

Colchester United are continually linked with ex players still in the game and a number of them are playing in the Premiership. So what about an old boy`s XI?

The main factors for selection are the player`s past reputation and performances for the club.

See if you agree or disagree with Vital Colchester United`s selections. If so, tell us why at the end of this article.

Feel free to comment or make other suggestions if you feel any player has been overlooked - that`s all part of the fun.

A possible Colchester United Select team made up of past CUFC players still playing today at different clubs:

Simon Brown (Brentford - U`s 1999 - 2004)

Greg Halford (Sunderland - U`s 2002 - 2007)
Wayne Brown (Leicester - U`s 2004 - 2007)
Liam Chilvers (Preston - U`s 2003 - 2006)
Joe Keith (Tilbury -U`s 1999 - 2005)

Karl Duguid (Plymouth - U`s 1996 - 2008)
Neil Danns (Palace - U`s 2004 - 2006)
Lomana LuaLua (Al-Arabi - U`s 1998 -2000)
Richard Garcia (Hull City - U`s 2004 - 2007)

Jamie Cureton (Norwich - U`s 2006 - 2007)
Chris Iwelumo (Wolves - U`s 2005 - 2007)

Sam Stckley (Port Vale U's 2002 -2006)
Garry Richards (Gilligham - U`s 2005-2007)
Craig Fagan (Hull City - U`s 2004-2005)
Alan White (Luton Town - U`s 2000 - 2004)
Gerorge Elokobi (Wolves - U`s 2004-2008)
Kevin Lisbie (Ipswich - U`s 2007-2008)

Remember- All dates are with the players, many of them first on loan, joined the club full-time. They must have signed for the U's on a permanent contract (not loan - this is a possible future idea!) and still be playing football for a club.

Credit should go to Vital Derby who inspired the original idea.

So do you think this team could be improved? Which players still playing today could come into the side?

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.

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Date:Tuesday June 16 2009
Time: 10:53AM


Right - I was trying to find seven subs, but I couldn't fine an spare goalie. Which means having just six! (No way was I going to put Kevin McLeod on the bench for the hell of it. Midfield is a bit light too, with no defensive player because Kevin Watson is retired! Couldn't use Chris Barker, or Davison in goal. What do you think?
16/06/2009 10:58:00
Have posted mine on the forum link, only a couple of changes!
StevieG Col U
16/06/2009 12:26:00
couldnt find many ex keepers still playing let alone still in the league. had a look on wikipedia which brought back some memories! Anyone else remember Fumaca?
16/06/2009 12:37:00
Sadly not - of course I couldn't move the Iwelumo Curo pairing. And Chilvers has become a CB. Think LuaLua wouldn't be able to challenge at all!
16/06/2009 13:31:00
"Fumaca's Colchester career lasted 14 minutes after being pole-axed..." says the official site!!
16/06/2009 13:36:00
Year or so too early for me, like his name though!
StevieG Col U
16/06/2009 13:50:00
Anyone in that team you would have back now? I was thinking of using Virgo in a wosrt XI, but then he'd probably start scoring goals like he did when he went to Brithton at the start of last season!!
16/06/2009 13:52:00
I like the worst eleven idea! Virgo, McLeod and Granville! Dannsy, Halford, Chilvers, Garcia, Iwelumo... Not gonna happen though!!!!!
StevieG Col U
16/06/2009 13:54:00
Who else for worst 11... Bela Balough....?... would be interesting to see if Town would give us Lisbie. But would PL take him? He didn't say anything about the Curo speculation last Xmas and then nothing happened and he went to Barnsley. I suppose he could never have come back to the U's!
16/06/2009 13:57:00
Keane doesn't really like Lisbie, who knows? Balogh, yes, what about Teddy???
StevieG Col U
16/06/2009 14:00:00
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