Vital Football

Latest Colchester United News

How do you like your words?

How do you like your words?

Boiled, steamed or fried?

That`s the good thing about the internet - well, not the only good thing, there is the CU-FC.com website. I suppose the news websites do come in handy too. Especially the Beeb - following a match you can`t be at or the cricket/Wimbledon whilst you`re at work.

Then there`s MyFace, SpaceBook and Dweebo. If those people started having real friends and really 'interacting`, there`d be even less room at the bar come last orders.

And there`s those other sites… but I think the less said about those the better.

I digress. The good thing about the internet is, it`s a permanent record. Unless you really know what you`re doing, you can`t erase your comments from the great chunk of memory in the sky.

This comes in dead handy when you`re trying to load ammunition for all those people that have to eat their words - as many a politician will tell you. Speaking of eating, ask Leslie Grantham about his internet experiences…

The Charlton fan who tipped Chris Iwelumo to be his team`s boo-boy, likening him to Kim Grant and Jason Lee must still be choking down his pre-season words in The Observer.

Message boards are even better. Newspapers can misquote you, TV footage cleverly edited but if you write it yourself you`ve no-one else to blame.

This usually comes in handy when visiting teams come to crow about this being "Your Cup final."; "Will we all fit in your shed?" and "How many will we score?" etc. In fact, they`re so predictable, I`m sure there`s a template out there somewhere, where they just enter the name of their team and press 'go`.

The U`s have made such a habit of making these numbskulls eat their words, I`m surprised they`ve not added "Your words - lightly toasted" to the catering stands in the away end.

Career Beckham

Everyone has their opinion of course, without them things would get awfully dull. There`s been a heated debate about Kem Izzet on the message board lately. Personally I think Kem is a victim of his own lack of flamboyance. If he had an accent like Patrick Vieira or frothed at the mouth like a rabid dog a la Keano - he`d get more recognition.

Fact is he`s the same off the pitch as on it. Head down, goes to work, gives 100%, gets the job done, goes home again. Rinse, repeat.

I digress again.

Earlier this week someone launched into a spectacular rant about the U`s wingers of choice this season - Kevin McLeod and Mark Yeates. Some of what they said made vague sense but they concluded by saying Yeates` delivery from dead balls was "poor".

Cue Mr. Yeates going to 'the kitchen` to serve up more tasty words to eat. Two free-kick goals at Blackpool would, I think, count as a decent delivery from set-pieces. Making it three this season is just garnish.

Perhaps I`m being unfair. You can`t make a career from free-kicks alone, unless your name is Beckham. Maybe McLeod and Yeates do need to track back a little more to help our leaky defence - especially given Doogs` and Big George`s propensity for getting forward.

But if you rein them in does it become a double-edged sword? It`s no good not conceding any goals if you score none too.

As ever, striking the right balance is key. With this being the second home game in a row, the balance should shift in our favour.

Give the scales a hefty shove, make home advantage count. Lose your equilibrium; throw yourself into a hefty cheer for the lads! The kitchen is open, fresh words ready for cooking! Up those super white and blues!

Read more from CO2 in the U`s Award Winning Matchday Magazine priced at just £3 available on Match Days and from the club shop.



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:CO2
Date:Wednesday October 3 2007
Time: 3:52PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
- then there's Vital...!
Matt_Us
03/10/2007 15:56:00
0
Yeah!
StevieG Col U
04/10/2007 18:20:00
0
Good points here on Kemi! I can't think that he will get 10 gaols per season but it's a nice aim!
Matt_Us
06/10/2007 16:11:00
0
Yeah Kemi Viera it is then!
StevieG Col U
07/10/2007 16:30:00
0
Kem shoot practice shooting first!
Matt_Us
08/10/2007 19:13:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Colchester United Articles

Dickenson In Team Of Midweek (21/8/16)

Colchester United are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's midweek action.

Dickenson In Team Of The Week (16/8/16)

Colchester United are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

League Cup Round 2 Draw Later Tonight

The draw for round two of this year's League Cup competition will take place at around 10pm tonight following the Luton Town v Aston Villa match.

Fatball: how to lose weight with football

In January I started a weight management scheme for men in partnership with Solihull Council called MAN v FAT Football.

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 win50%
Rochdale win50%
Draw0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Morecambe 5 4 0 1 12 3
2 Luton 5 3 1 1 10 6
3 Doncaster 5 3 1 1 10 4
4 Colchester 5 3 1 1 10 3
5 Mansfield 5 3 1 1 10 1
6 Carlisle 5 2 3 0 9 2
7 Plymouth 5 3 0 2 9 0
8 Portsmouth 5 2 2 1 8 1
9 Crawley 5 2 2 1 8 0
10 Leyton Orient 5 2 1 2 7 2
11 Notts County 5 2 1 2 7 0
12 Grimsby 5 2 0 3 6 2
13 Barnet 5 1 3 1 6 1
14 Cheltenham 5 1 3 1 6 1
15 Hartlepool 5 1 3 1 6 0
16 Crewe 5 1 3 1 6 -1
17 Blackpool 5 1 2 2 5 0
18 Newport 5 1 2 2 5 -1
19 Wycombe 5 1 2 2 5 -2
20 Accrington 5 1 1 3 4 -3
21 Yeovil 5 1 1 3 4 -3
22 Stevenage 5 1 1 3 4 -6
23 Exeter 5 1 0 4 3 -4
24 Cambridge 5 0 2 3 2 -6
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Colchester United Results (view all)

Colchester United Fixtures (view all)