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Is Victory Its Own Reward After All?

Is Victory Its Own Reward After All?

Manchester United`s Sir Alex Ferguson says Norwich City win is worth an award I`ve never heard of. Yet none of the winning XI made it into the divisional team of the week. So is it right that I just don`t care?

This fanzine`s new brand of soapbox-style diet of commentary with the news has been designed to increase debate and set the site apart with a new and unique brand of madness - a place where all U`s fans are welcome!

After two and a half years of news coveage and only the odd editorial column - which will be back in the near future - this space has decided to assert the power of an independent voice on the mighty Colchester United. Sometimes you will love it - sometimes you might not! Feel free to come and debate by singing up with a membership at the end of the page if you want to comment personally!

We want to maintain our strong links with the club but feel that asserting a stronger voice will allow for more varied, fair and ultimately interesting coverage of all things blue and white.

So why are we here again now? Oh, yes. Earlier in the week, these pages expressed shock that no U`s player has made it into the season's first-week League One Select XI.

We protested a little, looked at the 7-1 scoreline against City and then enjoyed it some more by brining you the very best quotes from both national and local media on the side`s league-record win. Then United lost to on Tuesday Leyton Orient in the Cup.

Today, however, as the U`s have won a weekly League Manager`s Association award - chosen by a committee of managerial names including Manchester United`s Sir Alex Ferguson - I`m going to exercise a football fan`s ultimate right and say now that I just don`t care.

Too bitter a response to not getting recognition in the team of the week? Maybe. But all I`m saying is sometimes victory is its own reward - and manufactured recognition is not the same as actaul praise. Let's hope that rings true for the rest of the season in terms of results, and not just after one-off results against the biggest League One sides.

It was a fine, fine win. But too much congratulatory back-slapping looks foolish.

Well done the U's and City - sorry for your loss. Now, let's all just move on, lest the season does so without us.


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Writer:Matt_Us
Date:Thursday August 13 2009
Time: 2:25PM

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