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A Very Foxy Four Weeks - POTM August

A Very Foxy Four Weeks - POTM August

A return for one of our relic features from the Vital vault - our player of the month.

We`ve selected U`s new-boy, David Fox, as the most outstanding member of the team for August, 2009. The agreed joint-choice - selected by co-eds, Stevie_G and Matt_Us - will appear for debate based on player match-performances between now and the rest of the season.


1. David Fox (5 appearances, 2 goals)
2. Kevin Lisbie (6 appearances, 4 goals)
3. Scott Vernon (6 appearances, 3 goals)


The Vital Verdict: When Paul Lambert kept suggesting in summertime Colchester needed someone in the side who could put his foot on the ball and pass it a bit, I wasn't quite sure what he meant. The U's had former player of the year, Johnnie Jackson, to do that job, after all...

Then he signed David Fox and it wouldn`t be lying to say he was a famous name - truth is, I wasn`t overly convinced he`d be any better than we already had in the squad.

Well, he is. He`s a good distributor of play, has the awareness to look around him for the best option before playing a ball.

Plus he takes a mean free-kick - review his stunning finish against Norwich on the opening day for proof -and proved scoring was no fluke by also netting in open play against Yeovil.

He`s the type of tenacious player Colchester have not had at the club since selling Neil Danns and is everything, to me, that David Perkins had promised to become once he sighed from Rochdale last summer.

Welcome to the club, David - no wonder the old manager compared you to Paul Scholes!

Runners-up:

Lisbie - Ended up retuning on loan from Ipswich Town to replace himself at the club after Steve Gillespie failed to fill his boots last season. Almost like Lis was never away, with a flurry of early goals and good form in the opening exchanges of the campaign.

Vernon - Has bounced back superbly from almost being shunned in summer, when he was offered an escape-route from what was practically reserve life under Paul Lambert last season.

Impressed in pre-season thanks to red-hot form and has since scored thrice where it counts. Now scoring for fun, according to club stand-in skipper, Pat Baldwin.




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Writer:Matt_Us
Date:Tuesday September 1 2009
Time: 4:09PM

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Great player. Has really impressed me - just like alot of players have! Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
01/09/2009 20:44:00
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