UK time is: 23:35:35
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Ward - I am extremely disappointed

Tranmere were just too strong for Colchester at the weekend, a second half capitulation saw Rovers 4-0 winners.

John Ward was left "extremely disappointed" and felt his side should have "stood up" to the hosts more in the second half: 'I am extremely disappointed.

'In the second half we didn't stand up to Tranmere and they knocked us about and pulled us apart really.'

A response was needed after going behind but this wasn't seen and too many individuals not "working hard" compounded the fact a "collective unit" didn't work: 'We started well and we could have been ahead but we didn't respond when we went behind. We went two down and lost our shape. Heads dropped and players went missing from the game.

'We talked about how we wanted to go about the game but we kept losing the ball in midfield and we looked dishevelled in the second half. Each goal lifted Tranmere but when you are not working well collectively you have to make sure you work hard as an individual. We have gone behind in previous games and come back as a strong unit but that didn't happen and we have to work out why because it was disturbing.'

The U's boss wishes that a week wasn't needed before the next game but that is the case with the players needing to "lift themselves" for this: 'The players will have to lift themselves now and the joy is that there is always another game. The pity is that we have to wait another week for it but we can use that time to work out what happened and ensure it doesn't happen again.'

Apply To Be A Site Editor




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 3 2012

Time: 8:46PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Colchester United Articles

Team News: U's v Coventry City (Friday November 21 2014)

U's Seal Permanent Moncur Signing (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Final Day Fixtures Set (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Hume: An Awful Lot Of Positives (Sunday November 16 2014)

Stats: Barnsley v The U's (Saturday November 15 2014)

Team News: Barnsley v Colchester (Friday November 14 2014)

Look Hews Back As Harney Also Arrives (Friday November 14 2014)

Bean And Vose Free To Leave (Friday November 14 2014)

Posh Entertainment For Colchester (Tuesday November 11 2014)

Hume: The Players Have Done Terrific (Monday November 10 2014)

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)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Coventry 18 5 5 8 -7 20
19. Leyton Orient 18 4 7 7 -3 19
20. Gillingham 18 4 6 8 -7 18
21. Colchester 18 4 5 9 -4 17
22. Yeovil 18 4 5 9 -14 17
23. Scunthorpe 17 4 4 9 -11 16
24. Crewe 18 4 3 11 -22 15

Breaking League News

Wasted Chances Cost says Cotterill
Bristol City : 23/11/2014 22:59:00
Grayson Praises His Players After Important Win.
Bristol City : 23/11/2014 22:46:00
Swindon's Smith Set To Return Against Fleetwood
Swindon : 23/11/2014 20:16:00
Vital Posh MOTM v Swindon Town Poll
Peterborough : 23/11/2014 13:45:00
Rate The Ref - Posh v Swindon - Phil Gibbs
Peterborough : 23/11/2014 13:11:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Colchester v Coventry?
Suggested By:  Colchester Admin
Colchester win 60%
Coventry win 20%
Draw 20%