UK time is: 03:26:37
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Comment: Ian`s All Wright Now?

The beauty of having a right to reply through fanzine medium means you can go all Star Wars when somebody - like former Arsenal, West Ham and Burnley striker, Ian Wright, says something about your team. The online empire strikes back, and all that.

Well, ok writes back then.

When I first saw Wright`s column in the Sun newspaper this morning as he praised Burnley`s recent promotion-win from the Championship, I assumed the mention he makes of facing Colchester United during his Turf Moore days would automatically be negative.

He`s only mentioning them now, anyway, because of their very impressive-looking wins against Everton and Manchester United inside the past week, I thought.

Instead the specific reference to Colchester seems to show us some respect, as he recalls facing the U`s on the away to a different promotion in 1999-2000.

"At first, I found the level of football in League One really hard. I could not cope so I said to Stan Ternent to bring me off the bench as I had been rubbish. But coming on as a sub worked.

"I remember being on the bench against teams like Colchester and Blackpool and all the opposing fans shouting at me 'Wrighty, you're a flash b*****d' but I didn't mind that."

I`m sure it hurt his well-won ego just a little, but never mind.

My point is: someone in the famous football fraternity actually passed up the opportunity to say something negative about Colchester United! Halleluiah!

I remember when Sunderland`s former flashy-pants, Dwight Yorke, said his team didn`t want to be playing "teams like Colchester" anymore during Roy Keane`s revolution there in 2006-7, before facing the U`s at home in the Championship.

In all fairness to him, he scored although we prevented them being confirmed champions at Layer Road, winning a whopping 3-1.

I think that`s the last time a member of the opposition has uttered our team`s name in the pejorative sense, although sadly plenty of the club`s own players since haven`t held back.

By the look of it, though, we`ve even managed to stop Ian Wright from slating us in public! Thank you, kind sir.



Bookmark and Share


So what do you think?

Let us know with a comment below, or chat about 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!



*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

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

The Journalist

Writer: Matt_Us Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 25 2009

Time: 2:24PM

Your Comments

I still remember that game against them at LR. Lost 2-1. Their centre back Davis scored both their goals. I think both headers from corners. Wright and Duguid got in a scuffle as well. And the crowed was taunting Wright, and singing songs bout his wife being fat.
up_the_u's_aaron
... really?!? Well, then his words were coded! He is the better man, if you think about it because he knows the U's fans siad some things but he still says he's cool with it. Fair play to Wrighty on that score!!
Matt_Us
Yeah - fair play to him. Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Colchester United Articles

Fans To March Demanding Fairer Prices (Tuesday August 12 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)

2006 - Late Layer Road Drama (Wednesday January 2 2013)

U's Earn Daggers Point - Report (Wednesday September 29 2010)

Archived Colchester United 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
Notts County 2 - 1 Colchester
Colchester 1 - 3 Peterborough
Colchester 2 - 2 Oldham
Colchester 0 - 1 Doncaster
Bristol City 2 - 1 Colchester

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Port Vale 5 1 2 2 -1 5
19. Yeovil 5 1 2 2 -4 5
20. Rochdale 5 1 1 3 -1 4
21. Scunthorpe 5 1 1 3 -7 4
22. Walsall 5 0 3 2 -2 3
23. Colchester 5 0 1 4 -5 1
24. Crewe 5 0 0 5 -9 0

Breaking League News

Crewe set for shake-up
Crewe : 02/09/2014 23:19:00
Crewe crash out
Crewe : 02/09/2014 22:37:00
Crewe : 02/09/2014 22:20:00
Yeovil : 02/09/2014 22:14:00
Crawley : 02/09/2014 22:08:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How will the U's fare this season?
Suggested By:  
Promotion 9%
Play-Offs 7%
Top Ten 24%
Midtable 19%
Survival 10%
Relegation 31%