UK time is: 21:53:40
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Blockbuster Boothroyd Excited By Progressive U`s


Colchester United raised some still disbelieving eyebrows and also smiles across Essex this afternoon, appointing a blockbuster man Robbie Cowling always promised would have great pedigree.

As Aidy Boothroyd declared himself more excited than he had been in a long time, the press gallery fired off a most obvious question. First and foremost, why would an ex-Premiership manager choose Colchester United?

"The main reason I came here, without embarrassing him, is the Chairman. In this day and age, we hear horror stories about Chairmen picking the team and everything else. I was lucky enough to cross paths with Robbie and I immediately liked him."

In that sense, club Chairman Cowling continues to ascend in the estimation of Colchester`s public with every big-name deal he brokers: Teddy Sheringham was followed by the European Cup-winning Paul Lambert and his hat-trick of household names from modern football is rounded-off as the club snare Boothroyd.

Colchester's pulling power has certainly increased since he started pulling strings, of that there is little doubt.

Boothroyd continued: "Secondly, the club I think is a progressive club and it`s a club that wants to go forward. The ground is fantastic and can be built on; it`s almost like a new project. We`re building a new training ground that`ll be ready next year so, it`s all set up.

"I`ve seen the squad and that we`ve scored some goals, there`s a real nice balance to it in terms of experience, youth and ability. I`ve not been this excited for a long time; I`m really looking forward to it."

The new manager confirmed he had been primed prior to his appointment, showing a studious side by watching re-runs of all the club`s games on DVD before being hired, ahead of his first game against Southampton.

He also did some myth-busting, countering claims he is simply a long-ball merchant, while telling an assembled crew of around a dozen media-members that all players in his squad now have a clean slate to work from,too.

Watch out League One, because Aidy Boothrod has landed!



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!












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:Wednesday September 2 2009

Time: 5:18PM

Your Comments

Wouldn't it be good to complete the double over narge with a side including some of Lambert's 'cast offs'!
tubbsy
Well, as a fan I'd be lying if I said no! But the club wants everyone to forget about that as best they can, really, and move on with a new era and I agree with that very much. Healthy for the football club!
Matt_Us
Great to see aidy back in managemant! bags of enthusiasm a wright character. The football watford played under aidy is some of the best i had seen at watford in my time. Quite certain he can bring the same to colchester!
Golden Looney
Golden Looney - thanks, I have been pleased to get the good wishes of all Watford fans today and can say having met him there at the ground that that he is a character. Should be a great new era under him. Top-notch news!
Matt_Us
Thanks, Golden Looney. It would be good Tubbsy, no doubt about that. Bring on the Saints in what I say..!!! Aidy Boothroyd's Barmy Army!
StevieG Col U
I'm sure we'll have fun making up chats and all, I'm so optomistic now. Fantastic!
Matt_Us
Fantastic. Could'nt be happier with Aidy. 1st choice for me. Up the U's!!
Rob_CU
 

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

City Try Again To Pass 50
Coventry : 19/04/2014 19:59:00
Ref Watch: Peterborough United v Carlisle United
Peterborough : 19/04/2014 19:00:00
Posh v Carlisle United Predictions
Peterborough : 19/04/2014 16:07:00
Vital Posh MOTM -Vs- Bradford City Poll
Peterborough : 19/04/2014 11:00:00
Rotherham : 19/04/2014 10:36:00
RUFC - View From The Opposition - Wolves
Rotherham : 19/04/2014 10:18:00
Peterborough : 19/04/2014 10:01:00

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%