Vital Football

Latest Colchester United News

Earning Reward Points

Earning Reward Points

I just can`t get used to these international breaks, can you? Yes, it took me a few days to recover from the Ipswich game too, but by Sunday my voice was coming back again. Two weeks? Just seems like an age!

During the break the season`s first trophy is in the cabinet. After our spanking form in September, George Williams, deservedly, got the Manager of the Month award.

It`s just reward for George. The trials (trialists) and tribulations of August must seem eons away.

At the rate John Toshack is going, I wonder if a few quid on George to be the next Wales manager might be a sound investment?

After Steve McClaren`s latest clanger, one person the U`s messageboard fans are feeling mightily sorry for is Paul Robinson. As the words: "I`ve never seen anything like that!" escaped $ky TV`s Martin Tyler`s lips - a chorus of U`s fans answered: "We have!"

Aidan Davison must have had more empathy and sympathy for Robbo than most after his infamous "What happens next…" moment at Ewood Park a few seasons ago.

Personal Rewards

So, with George managing Wales we could also soon have an international striking trio at Layer Road too.

Jamie Cureton was most upset at not getting the call to the Welsh squad, and rightly so after the goal-scoring prowess he`s shown this term. As Toshack mulled over a desperate, last-minute call to one experienced striker (John Hartson) he overlooked another, plying his trade in the same league.

Chris Iwelumo has been pleading for a chance with Scotland too. Iwelumo may be more Hartson than Healy but he`s definitely a handful to play against.

And Richard Garcia is desperate for a call-up from the Socceroos. I`ve been mightily impressed by 'Skippy` this term and he`s already bagged two goals. The Aussies were far from impressive in edging past the 'mighty` Bahrain the other night and surely Garcia must be better than Mile Sterjovsk. Who? Exactly. (copyright Milk advert).

It`s great that the players have lofty ambitions. Why shouldn`t they? We`re all well acquainted with Greg Halford`s aim to play at a higher level. That brings us full circle.

Back to Steve McClaren and England. He`s already hinting at a big squad shake-up to give his overpaid prima donnas a kick up the backside.

The next meaningful England game is not until March 2007. Two months after the transfer window. Not that I`m wishing Greg away, not ever… but what price four shiny new international caps being linked to Layer Road by that time?

Roar on our Super U`s today - let`s hope it`s another cracker against Wednesday. We always seem to bring out the best in each other! Up the U`s!

You can see more from Carbon Dioxide in the U's Matchday magazine - available at every home game for £3 for 84 pages



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

Writer:CO2
Date:Thursday October 19 2006
Time: 10:03PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Well now... who'd I mention there? Iwelumo, Cureton and Halford? Tipping a cracking game? I was only a Garcia away from all four! Maybe I should have tipped Doogie for England! :)
CO2
23/10/2006 14:31:00
0
LOL - Nice one mate
ED_CUFC
24/10/2006 10:34:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Colchester United Articles

League Cup Draw Wednesday 1pm

Four hours after the Football League fixture list is revealed, the League Cup first round...

League Two Fixtures For 2016/17 Released Tomorrow

The coming League Two fixtures for the 2016/17 season will be announced early tomorrow morning (Wednesday).

Colchester Fans To Travel 8,175 Miles In 2016/17

With the make up of League Two known for the coming 2016/17 season with the curtain drawn on the 2015/16 year and all Play Off winners announced, here is how far Colchester...

Football League - Fixture Day & 2016/17 Key Dates

The Football League have released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season, and the all important fixtures will be released on Wednesday June 22 at 9am.

Archived Vital Colchester Articles

Vital Colchester articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Colchester
Write For Vital Colchester
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Colchester v Rochdale
Suggested By:
Colchester win0%
Rochdale win100%
Draw0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 46 29 12 5 99 36
P Oxford 46 24 14 8 86 43
P Bristol Rovers 46 26 7 13 85 31
4 Accrington 46 24 13 9 85 26
5 Plymouth 46 24 9 13 81 26
6 Portsmouth 46 21 15 10 78 31
7 Wimbledon 46 21 12 13 75 14
8 Leyton Orient 46 19 12 15 69 -1
9 Cambridge 46 18 14 14 68 11
10 Carlisle 46 17 16 13 67 5
11 Luton 46 19 9 18 66 2
12 Mansfield 46 17 13 16 64 8
13 Wycombe 46 17 13 16 64 1
14 Exeter 46 17 13 16 64 -2
15 Barnet 46 17 11 18 62 -1
16 Hartlepool 46 15 6 25 51 -23
17 Notts County 46 14 9 23 51 -29
18 Stevenage 46 11 15 20 48 -15
19 Yeovil 46 11 15 20 48 -16
20 Crawley 46 13 8 25 47 -33
21 Morecambe 46 12 10 24 46 -22
22 Newport 46 10 13 23 43 -21
R Dag & Red 46 8 10 28 34 -35
R York 46 7 13 26 34 -36
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Colchester United Results (view all)

Colchester United Fixtures (view all)