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Big 'Big` decisions

Barnsley, at Layer Road? Was it all a dream? No, wait… they came up to the Championship with us. Don`t panic, resume eating that slightly odd looking hotdog, it hasn`t got hallucinogens in after all.

The Championship recruitment drive rolls on at Colchester United eh? Mick (inevitably 'Big Mick`) Harford is Geraint`s new assistant and we`ve got a fitness coach and sport scientist (whatever the heck one of them is), Donough Holohan.

Welcome to the clubs lads.

They`re certainly names to conjure with - one more literally than the other. Fellow message boarders were already reminiscing about Harford`s playing career. Particularly an incident where he clobbered Tony Adams about six feet in the air, once the ref`s back was turned naturally.

And Don O`Hoolahan, sorry, Donough Holohan has a pedigree a Crufts dog would be proud of. If he can join Joe Dunne, Mark Kinsella et al in the ranks of top Irishmen to come through Layer Road it`ll have me reaching for my tricolour and family tree all over again.

Large or supersize?

With his aerial prowess and combative skill I`m sure Mick can relate to 'Big Chris` Iwelumo. Perhaps still recovering from injury Chris was on the bench up in Birmingham.

If Chris is 100% does he come back into the side? Maybe moving Garcia out wide? Skippy`s hardly short though is he? Do you go for large or supersize?

Last Saturday we looked more than a match for what was, just 3 months ago, a Premiership side. We`ve got proud footballing traditions here. Though they might not always show it, all the players at Layer Road can pass it about and in Kevin Watson we`ve got someone with the nous to unlock the most stubborn defence.

Do we want to play pretty football even if it gets us relegated though? Would you settle for blood and thunder if it meant 21st place or better?

More tricky decisions for the new gaffer to make. At least now he has some to talk to before he decides what`s best. Up the super U`s!

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Writer:CO2
Date:Saturday August 12 2006
Time: 6:11PM

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Cracking read CO2. Not been to Layer Road since I was a scrounging student 20+ years ago. Amazing to see the U's in the Championship!
Although many miles away I still retain an affection for the club so look forward to theis Vital Sites output.
greyhound
12/08/2006 18:15:00
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MICK HARFORD "LUTON LEGEND" THE BEST BIT OF TV I SAW HIM IN WAS AGAINST OUR OLD ENEMY WATFORD WHILE HE WAS PLAYING FOR WIMBLEDON,WATFORD HAD SCORED AND WERE CELEBRATING ,DOING A DYING FLY TYPE CELEBRATION WITH SEVERAL OF THEIR PLAYERS ON THERE BACKS WAVING THERE ARMS AND LEGS IN THE AIR ,MICK WALKED STRAIGHT OVER THEM GIVING THE OLE "JACK PALANCE GUNFIGHTER" LOOK.......FOOTBALLING LEGEND
monty zumas
13/08/2006 09:18:00
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Thanks lads - glad you enjoy my ramblings thanks for the comments. Come back for more after every home game! And Monty - if Mick can instill some of that "Jack Palance" spirit in the CUFC lads, I'll be happy!
CO2
14/08/2006 12:15:00
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