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U's In Brief - 30/08

U's In Brief - 30/08

A comprehensive review of the last seven days on Vital Colchester...

Sunday August 23 2009

Report:- Dons Down Dunne's U's
Goal in either half from MK Dons condemned Colchester United to their first League defeat of the season.

Wignall Warns U`s Off Coppell & Co
Appointing either former Reading man Steve Coppell or ex Charlton and Crystal Palace boss Iain Dowie could create a no-win situation for Colchester, according to Steve Wignall.

Poll: Step Forward Please, Er, Mr. A. N. Other!
The race to replace Paul Lambert, in poll form, sees Adrian Boothroyd come in behind the world-famous A.N. Other! Anyone else up for running this vote again?

U's In Brief - 23/08
A comprehensive review of all the twists and turns of the last seven days on Vital Colchester...

Kelly`s Poison Prose Our Last Word On Lambert
Colchester United F.C. ideally want to tell the whole world that nobody at the club is embittered by Paul Lambert`s departure to Norwich, but hey, most fans actually ARE.

U`s Will Look For Emergency Signings
Within the last 24 hours, Colchester United have twice confirmed they will look to sign more players in this transfer window.

Three Musketeers? Izzet, Vernon & Baldwin!
Joe Dunne has praised Colchester`s impressive backbone-showing Pat Baldwin, Kem Izzet and Scott Vernon as the new 'spine' of the side.

Dons Reaction: Dunne Defiant Ahead Of Leeds Clash
A disappointed Joe Dunne praised the mentality of his 'outstanding` players after yesterday`s narrow loss to the MK Dons, despite Paul Ince`s side standing between them and a little piece of history.

Col U: The Race To Replace - Day Five
Verdicts on the next Colchester United manager are still coming thick and fast, with views on possible appointments today from ex-U`s boss Steve Wignall and club Media Manager, Matt Hudson.

Disloyal L*%$@&# Guides Norwich To Win
Paul Lambert, currently the most-hated man among Colchester United fans, has become an instant hit with his new side.

No Average Joe: But Dunne Realistic On Job Chance
Joe Dunne is prepared for criticism during his interim period as Colchester manager, which is why he has been guarded about the prospects of landing it full-time.

Monday August 24 2009

U`s Plan Platt Workout Prior To Saturday
Colchester United caretaker, Joe Dunne, has confirmed that striker Clive Platt is back in contention for a start against Leeds United this weekend.

U`s Hope On Perkins Transfer U-turn
Here`s hoping Colchester United will maintain their bullish stance on the David Perkins transfer request.

Comment - Col U: The Race To Replace - Day Six
So, a week IS a long time in football. Paul Lambert was preparing to parachute down League One's slippery slope just seven days ago. But what`s the latest on a search for his successor?

Tuesday August 18 2009

Vital U's In Grand CUFC Merchandise Giveaway!
Support Colchester? To celebrate the start of a new season, a forthcoming website redesign and hopefully an exclusive interview with an ex-United player, we`ve come over all generous.

'Tough Decisions' Lie Ahead For U's
World renowned names, successful Premier League managers, proven League One bosses, ex-players who are looking into management - pretty tasty, huh?

Comment: Ian`s All Wright Now?

The beauty of having a right to reply through fanzine medium means you can go all Star Wars when somebody - like former Arsenal, West Ham and Burnley striker, Ian Wright, says something about your team. The online empire strikes back, and all that.

Not At All Perky For Wantaway David!
Senior players from Colchester United`s current squad have declined to criticise David Perkins` decision in filing a transfer request.

EADT Tips Kinsella Or Holland For U`s Post
A report in today's East Anglian Daily Times speculates that two former Charlton players with a Colchester connection could be in line to succeed now Norwich City boss, Paul Lambert.

White & Heath Set For Hull Appearance In Cup
John White and Matt Heath, loaned to Southend, are set to feature tonight as Colchester`s fiercest rivals play Premier League Hull City.

Col U: The Race To Replace - Day Seven
And on day seven, we rested? No chance...! Vital Colchester brings you all the latest in the race to replace Paul Lambert since his Norwich City switch...

Wednesday August 26 2009

Offiong Agrees CUFC Move
To Carlisle United F.C... Ok, ok, so it may not be the CUFC your familiar with but I didn't lied! Phew, now that bad joke is out the way...

Fox: No City Move - I LOVE COL U
Rumours that Colchester United man David Fox could be set to jump ship and join Paul Lambert at Norwich City appear to be just that - rumours!

Injury Agony Keeps Beevers Out Of Leeds Clash
Colchester United full-back Lee Beevers looks certain to miss the League One clash with Leeds United.

Matt Holland: I`ll Carry On Playing
Matt Holland, the former Ipswich and Charlton stalwart, has come over all movie-like about Colchester United`s managerial post.

The Loan Arrangers: No Manager In By D-Day!
The local media had been stirring next Monday`s transfer deadline as Colchester United`s very own D-Day. But it seems the club are content with a loan-arrangers tag.

Col U: The Race To Replace - Day Eight
News on Charlton`s Mark Kinsella and a link to former Tranmere boss, Ronnie Moore, as Colchester slim-line their new-job candidates by more than half.

Thursday August 20 2009

FL Interactive Launches Club Player
The new season sees the launch of the FLi CLUB Player service, a brand new media platform offered to fans of 80 clubs for the 2009/10 season.

Vital Colchester: 200 Members, And Counting...!
Few Colchester United fanzines are as openly loud and proud about the club, so why no join our very merry band right now?

United Behind U`s For County`s Best Atmosphere!
Club Chief Executive, Steve Bradshaw, has told fans to unite behind the U`s to create the 'best atmosphere in the county' against Leeds United on Saturday. Need asking twice?

Super Joey D: New U's Boss Not Me
Caretaker Joe Dunne says he has not entered the race to replace Paul Lambert as full-time manager, this afternoon confirming he will step down in September.

New Look Vital U's To Go Live Within 24hs
The brand-spanking-new Vital Colchester site will go live within 24 hours.

Watson: Right Job, Wrong Time
Colchester United legend Kevin Watson has revealed his ambition to manage the U's in the future but is committed to the task with Luton Town at present.

Col U: The Race To Replace - Day Nine
Zzzzz.... wake up at the back there! What do you mean, you`ve lost interest?! This is perhaps Colchester`s most-hyped managerial race in history. Don`t go so sleep - who else will keep hysterically interested if you don`t?

Friday August 28 2009

Fan Q & A: U's -vs- Leeds
The perhaps over-confident John Charles of Vital Leeds answered this week`s pre-match Q & A.... I`d thank him, but I`m not sure his answers merit that!

Lucky Seven For U's? - Leeds Preview
Colchester United prepare to take on Leeds United for only the seventh time in their history tomorrow.

We Are Re-designed, Say We Are Re-designed!
The much-hyped and far slicker environment of our new-look website has finally arrived! To all our members, feel free to come out of the woodwork and have a look around!

New Boss Boothroyd In Place For Tuesday?
Colchester United`s new boss may take the team to Kent for their JTP tie against Gillingham on Tuesday - latest names touted are Steve Cotterill, Paul Jewell and Glenn Roeder.

U's Ace Reid: Two Months Shoud Do It!
Paul Reid says he is hopeful his injury nightmare will be over in two-months (and so are we, Paul!)

Fan Q & A: U's -vs- Leeds - Take Two!
Now for a more well-rounded Q & A preview of tomorrow`s game at home in League One, from Vital Leeds` Gromjo.

Saturday August 22 2009

Baldwin: Can`t Get Motivated For Leeds? Quit!
Stand-in skipper Pat Baldwin says that any player not motivated to face high-flying Leeds today might as well hang up their boots. It might be a cliché, but it certainly makes a good headline!

Col U: Race To Replace - Day Ten
Another day of unfounded suggestion and speculative gossip as the goalposts unofficially move closer to appointing the successor to now-Norwich boss... oh, you know the rest by now!

Stats: Colchester United v Leeds United 29/08/2009
All the stats from Colchester United (1) vs (2) Leeds United, Weston Homes Community Stadium, 29/08/2009 - 15:00 Att: 8,810.

U`s Lose To Leeds Despite Super Kevin Lisbie
A dramaticlly converted second-half penalty from Kevin Lisbie was not enough for Colchester United to stop Leeds scoring a seventh-successive win this season.

Transfer News: White Makes U's Return
John White will return to Colchester United after his month-long loan with Southend United expired - and just in time if you ask me!

U`s Have Spirit But Need New Man Now
Colchester United`s all-heart skipper, Pat Baldwin, has stressed the club`s need to appoint their next manager as soon as possible amid claims an announcement is due this Tuesday.

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Writer:StevieG Col U
Date:Sunday August 30 2009
Time: 10:12AM

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Another 'big' news week.... Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
31/08/2009 10:53:00
Well, that's bound to have been the case with the way the club are streaching out thier appointment process!
31/08/2009 12:38:00
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