Vital Football

Latest Colchester United News

U’s Team Feared Red Kit Colour

U’s Team Feared Red Kit Colour

Colchester United Communications and PR officer David Gregory last week claimed that the club’s playing staff became superstitious about warring last season’s red away shirt after they failed to win a single game in it.

During a commentary for BBC Radio Essex last week, Gregory said that the team were glad to see the back of that particular strip, evoking memories of other fabled tales involving team colours of times past. For the record, Colchester’s four away wins last season came when the team donned a changed strip of all white.

Gregory said: “ For the first couple of games [last season] when they didn’t quite go our way, sometimes the players straight away think, ‘oh, not that kit again!’”

The U’s, currently celebrating 70 years since their formation, will now ware a light blue top for games away from Layer Road until May next year.

“We’ve had good feedback from the lads about it, they quite liked it and a happy to ware it now they’ve got one good result in it”, added Gregory. He was referring to the new kit, worn for the first time during the opening-day draw, a 2-2 score, with Sheffield United.

Stockport County once also considered abandoning colours that resembled the Argentinean national team during the height of the Falklands War. Manchester United actually did so when, infamously, Sir Alex Ferguson claimed that their grey shirt brought bad luck after a string of poor results in the 1990s.



Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Matt_Us
Date:Sunday August 19 2007
Time: 2:00PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Colchester United Articles

Stats: Southend United v Colchester

All the stats from Southend United (3) vs (0) Colchester, Roots Hall, 6/2/16 Att: 10,279

League 1 - Southend v Colchester

The U's bid to avoid relegation sees a battle with rivals Southend.

Match Day Officials v Southend

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Southend United this weekend.

Wynter Recovering Well

Minutes into the FA Cup fourth round defeat to Spurs former Crystal Palace man Wynter was stretchered off, following a long spell of treatment having clashed heads with Eastman.

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)

Southend v Colchester
Suggested By:
Colchester win50%
Southend win50%
Draw0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burton 29 19 3 7 60 16
2 Walsall 29 16 8 5 56 17
3 Wigan 30 15 10 5 55 21
4 Gillingham 30 16 7 7 55 19
5 Coventry 30 13 10 7 49 16
6 Millwall 29 14 5 10 47 9
7 Southend 29 13 8 8 47 6
8 Peterborough 29 13 5 11 44 13
9 Port Vale 31 12 8 11 44 -1
10 Barnsley 29 13 3 13 42 6
11 Sheff Utd 29 11 9 9 42 4
12 Bradford 28 11 8 9 41 -3
13 Scunthorpe 28 11 5 12 38 -4
14 Rochdale 28 10 7 11 37 -2
15 Bury 28 10 7 11 37 -7
16 Doncaster 29 9 9 11 36 -4
17 Swindon 30 10 6 14 36 -5
18 Blackpool 29 9 6 14 33 -7
19 Chesterfield 29 9 3 17 30 -11
20 Shrewsbury 30 8 6 16 30 -15
21 Fleetwood 28 7 8 13 29 -3
22 Crewe 29 6 8 15 26 -20
23 Oldham 27 4 12 11 24 -13
24 Colchester 29 5 7 17 22 -32
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Colchester United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Swindon Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 16 2016 7:45PM : Chesterfield (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Bury (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Shrewsbury Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Bradford City (a)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Port Vale (a)
Sky Bet League One

Recent Colchester United Results (view all)