UK time is: 10:35:17
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Gilly: 'I Was Fitter Than Most This Time' - 2

Vital Colchester publishes in three parts the full transcript of the Dream 100 FM question and answer session with injury-dogged striker, Steven Gillespie. The former Cheltenham man arrived a year ago but his debut season was bighted by absence. Broadcast: 06/08/2009.




"In particular this summer I was fitter than probably most - I was up where with the pre-season running, with the top lads winning the races and stuff like that, so you know, it`s just so frustrating to come back fit and strong, but get another little niggle away in Germany on the pre-season camp.

"Coming back too soon was only probably down to my own fault really, being over-enthusiastic and wanting to do well. Obviously I came with a big price-tag on my shoulders. I`ve got the type of personality to want to prove how well I can do. If I`d come on a free, I`d have been just as eager to show I`m a good player who can score goals.

"That fee doesn`t make me any more or less determined to do well. I want to justify the price-tag and prove people right in their initial judgement of my ability to play.

Justify The Price-tag And Prove People Right

"Football is the type of job where you go away and constantly think about it because it`s a lifestyle, really; I`m not going to stand here and complain about it because I`m one of the lucky ones. Everyone I know wants to be a footballer and luckily I am doing it. I wouldn`t change my life for the world. But when you get an injury like that, you can`t stop thinking about it.

"You just remember the good times - they get you through - and just concentrate on working hard, looking to get fit and get that news game. As soon as you get out there, there`s a possibility as a striker that you could score a goal and there`s really no better feeling than getting fans signing your name and getting everyone to jump off their seats and cheer."

To review the first part of the interview, click here.

To view the final part of the interview, click here.

So what do you think?

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!


Follow us on Twitter









Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Matt_Us Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 7 2009

Time: 11:50AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

League 1 MOTM: January Nomination (Dunne) (Wednesday February 5 2014)

Safe Standing - Fans Must Act Now! (Monday January 20 2014)

2006 - U's March To The Top (Thursday February 7 2013)

2006 - Parky's Cup Heroes (Monday January 28 2013)

2007 - U's Visit Portman Road (Sunday January 20 2013)

2010 - Lambert's U's Return (Wednesday January 16 2013)

2011 - Late Drama From Gilly (Monday January 14 2013)

1999 - Introducing Lua Lua (Wednesday January 9 2013)

2000 - Lua Lua Steals Late Win (Tuesday January 8 2013)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Colchester Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Colchester 0 - 1 Oldham
Stevenage 2 - 3 Colchester
Colchester 1 - 2 Tranmere
Peterborough 2 - 0 Colchester
Notts County 2 - 0 Colchester
Wolves 4 - 2 Colchester

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Gillingham 43 15 6 22 -17 51
16. Oldham 42 13 11 18 -10 50
17. Coventry 43 16 11 16 -2 49
18. Colchester 43 11 13 19 -12 46
19. Tranmere 43 12 10 21 -24 46
20. Crewe 43 12 10 21 -27 46
21. Carlisle 42 11 11 20 -26 44

Breaking League News

Posh Clear Favourites To Beat Carlisle
Peterborough : 21/04/2014 09:54:00
RUFC - Easter Monday's Of The Past
Rotherham : 21/04/2014 09:21:00
Swindon's Season Could End Monday
Swindon : 20/04/2014 21:01:00
A Busy Summer For MK Dons
MK Dons : 20/04/2014 19:19:00
Team News v Coventry
Oldham : 20/04/2014 17:57:00
Team News v Brentford
MK Dons : 20/04/2014 17:51:00
Team News v Walsall
Gillingham : 20/04/2014 17:44:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How will the U's fare this season?
Suggested By:  
Promotion 11%
Play-Offs 7%
Top Ten 26%
Midtable 17%
Survival 9%
Relegation 30%