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U's In Brief - 16/08

U's In Brief - 16/08

A comprehensive review of the last seven days Vital Colchester...

Sunday August 9 2009

U's In Brief - 09/08
A look back at the last seven days on Vital Colchester.

Report: - U`s In 7-1 East Anglian Ambush
It rained disregarded City season tickets and goals at Carrow Road yesterday, as Colchester United hit Norwich for seven on the first day of the new football season.

Thank U`s: Away Request One Of 120
Remember how Vital grumbled and threaded, sorry promised, to contact the Football League over the U`s seventh-in-a row away fixture? Well, we did...

Monday August 10 2009

Striker Lisbie Admits Keano Clash
Ipswich Loan-man Lisbie proves that some speculation isn`t made up, after all...

U`s: Lambert Finds New Scholes?
Two men made a generation apart at United, but could David Fox be heir to a tradition of midfield mastery manufactured in Manchester?

Average Fan Attends Just SIX Home Games...?
According to our business-savvy Chairman Robbie Cowling, U`s fans choose to attend just six home matches a season. A sad stat or just the money-saving truth?

U`s Chairman Hints At More Exits
Robbie Cowling says it could be the end of the road at Colchester for the squad`s remaining castaways, Medi Elito, Jhonnie Jackson, Phil Ifil and Matt Lockwood.

That`s Your Lot! (But I`d Have Driven Larsson...)
Paul Lambert has told the media over the weekend that the summertime cheque book at Colchester has closed.

Colchester - *Video* See Record U's Win V Norwich
Been having nightmares about not catching the goals from Saturday`s sublime record-breaking 7-1 win over Norwich? Fear not! There are some cracking highlights available.

Sticks And Stones May Break Gunn`s Bones...
...But a thrown season-ticket will never hurt the Norwich City manager, apparently.

New Signings Poll: And Cowling Agrees!
Our latest poll shows you are impressed with the summer acquisitions made by Colchester, and it would appear U`s Chairman, Robbie Cowling, agrees with you.

From Campaign To A Tribute: Dick Graham
Sir Bobby Robson`s recent passing, honoured by the football fraternity over weekend, brought home the importance behind honouring Dick Graham at the club`s Community Stadium. Vital brings you the latest.

Knocking Seven Balls Out Of City - Press Coverage!
Colchester United enjoyed a record 7-1 league victory against Norwich at the weekend. One well worth milking.

Tuesday August 11 2009

Transfer News: Guy Move Stalls
Jamie Guy`s possible move to League Two Port Vale is off but the U`s have at last agreed to pay £65,000 in compensation for defender, Magnus Okuonghae.

Belated Birthday Wishes, Gaffer!
Yes, we`re still going on about Saturday`s 7-1 win over Norwich. It`s just what manager, Paul Lambert, said he wanted for his Birthday... he must have made a wish!

Col U -vs- Leyton Orient: Q & A
We asked Scott Martin what Tuesday's Cup match means to Orient supporters & what he thinks of Geraint Williams since his arrival.

Team Of Week One? Not One Of U`s!
Not one Colchester United player made it the League One team of the week, despite a club-record league victory at Norwich the weekend.

U's V Leyton Orient - Preview
Colchester United enjoyed a record win in an emotional derby win against Norwich on Saturday for the start of the 2008/9 League One season and now must prepare for the return of the club`s formally successful manager, Geraint Williams, tonight in the League Cup.

10-Man U`s Sent Spiralling Out Of Cup
Colchester United have crashed out of the Carling Cup First Round in a slightly lacklustre 2-1 defeat to Leyton Orient.

Wednesday August 12 2009

Stats: Colchester v Leyton Orient 11/8/09
All the stats: Colchester (1) vs (2) Leyton Orient, WHCS, 11/8/09 Att: 3,308.

O`s Cup Report - U`s Face A Few Home Truths
Defeat to Layton Orient in the League Cup last night proved the substance behind that old after Lord Mayor`s show saying.

Cup Poll Result: U`s Lot Were Wrong!
Yesterday`s Vital Colchester poll result on the U`s Cup prospect was almost a kiss-of-death - although before you blame us, we had nothing to do with Leyton Orient winning.

O's Cup Exit Reaction: U's In Top-six Mix...?
Not Vital U's thoughts by those of Orient's Editor, Kid Sampson.

Thursday August 13 2009

Lambo Defends Gentle Giant - But Platt Reacted
Paul Lambert`s initial defence of striker Clive Platt after this week`s dismissal against Leyton Orient has been in vain.

Lamacq`s Most Memorable - What Are Yours?
BBC Radio DJ, Steve Lamacq gave U`s fans an insight to how deep his love for the club goes in a recent list of his best games. But what are yours?

Dream 100 FM: Blog Live With Vital U`s @ 6 PM!
Vital Colchester launches another live feed from 6-7:00 PM on August 13th, to follow the U`s on Dream 100 FM.

U's In Parking + Season-ticket Update
Now, we usually leave this sort of thing to the official site.

Beevers & Hammond Happy To Face Music
Full-back Lee Beevers and midfielder Dean Hammond have both reacted positively to the acoustics inside The Weston Homes Community Stadium following the midweek home game.

Captain Tips Vernon For Saturday Start!
Colchester`s former Brighton midfielder, Dean Hammond, thinks striker Scott Vernon could start alongside Kevin Lisbie against Yeovil.

U's Skipper Deano Loves Keano!
Dean Hammond has admitted his favourite player is former Manchester United midfielder, Roy Keane, now in charge at Ipswich.

Friday August 14 2009

And Action:- U's V Yeovil - Preview!
And Action! This tie against Yeovil Town is take two of three for the U`s, as they host a trio of early home matches inside a week at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Saturday August 15 2009

Norwich City`s Gunn Fired!
On Monday off the back of the 7-1 defeat to Colchester United, City skipper Gary Docherty called his team the laughing stock of British Football. And then they sacked Bryan Gunn.

And Is It Goodbye From Guy?
Potentially brilliant but perennially frustrating striker Jamie Guy has publically stated after his Prot Vale trail that he needs a "fresh start" away from Colchester.

Two Wins Will Erase Cup Hurt - Hammond
Dean Hammond sings from the same song sheet as fans when he says a target of two home wins in a week will compensate for Tuesday`s Cup loss to Leyton Orient.

In The Blue & White Corner - #1 (7/8/09 - 14/8/09)
Welcome to Vital Colchester`s new light-hearted look at the past week, a rundown of the latest musings and views ahead of a weekend`s football fiesta, which includes the return of the Premier League!

Classy U`s Ease To Narrow Yeovil Win
Colchester United maintained their impressive start to the season although manager Paul Lambert was sent to the stands.

Stats: Colchester United v Yeovil Town 15/8/09
All the stats from Colchester United (2) vs (1) Yeovil Town, WHCS, 15/8/09 Att: 4,263.

Arsenal 'Do A Colchester' Over Everton!
Who dares mention plucky Colchester United in the same breath as Mr. Wenger`s all-hailing Gunners? We do!

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