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U's In Brief - 06/09

U's In Brief - 06/09

A look back at all the twist and turns of the last seven days on Vital Colchester...

Sunday August 30 2009

U's In Brief - 30/08
A comprehensive review of the last seven days on Vital Colchester...

Report: Locomotive Leeds Resist Lis Lightening Shot
Two disallowed first-half goals for Leeds United`s Jermaine Beckford did not deter him from scoring the eventual winner at the Community Stadium, as this narrow 2-1 reverse proved a very lucky seven indeed for the visitors.

In The Blue & White Corner #3 (22/8/09 - 28/8/09)
What a week! Greg Halford`s throw`s not long enough, Perkins piles on the transfer pressure and fans ask MK supporters if they want fries with their franchise...

Col U: Race To Replace Day Eleven & Twelve
Dagenham & Redbridge manager, John Still, Torque United`s Paul Buckle and ex-Watford manager, Aidy Boothrod, all in fresh links to succeed Norwich City`s Paul Lambert, this weekend...

Monday August 31 2009

Loyal Pat Baldwin Couldn`t See Life After U`s
Pat Baldwin has revealed, despite receiving some 'very good offers' in summertime, he just could not contemplate a future without Colchester United.

Reaction: Players Have Been Phenomenal!
Caretaker manager Joe Dunne refused to criticise his Colchester United players following the U's defeat to Leeds United.

Central Midfield-Factor For Wannabe U's Bosses?
Prospective Colchester United managers were told to pick one central-midfielder from a long-list, ahead of a hopeful deadline-day transfer swoop for the manager-less U's.

Club Close In On Final Six: Calderwood Linked
Acting Newcastle United and former Nottingham Forest manager, Colin Calderwood, has been suggested as the newest contender to succeed Paul Lambert.

U`s Consider Norwich City Points Deduction
Colchester United could get tough on Norwich City for luring their ex-manager, Paul Lambert, across East Anglia, by applying for a points deduction.

Buckle Pickle Ends! No Interview For Torquay Man
Paul Buckle has followed the lead of Dagenham & Redbridge manager, John Still, in declaring himself out of the running for Colchester`s managerial post.

Another Scotsman? Gus MacPherson Cools U`s Talk
The U's have no plans to replace Paul Lambert with St. Mirren manager, Gus MacPherson, - at least not according to the man himself!

Lambert + Norwich To Raid U's? NO CHANCE!
Robbie Cowling has declared that no Colchester United player will be leaving for Norwich City - not while he's in charge!

Williams: My U's Thwarted By Player Turnover
In a network exclusive, amid grapevine gossip and news about Paul Lambert`s possible successor, comes a word from previous incumbent, Geraint Williams.

Sun Says Peter Taylor In U`s Frame
Monday`s Sun joined the rest of the football fraternity in tipping candidates for Colchester`s next manager, proposing that Southend-born coach, Peter Taylor, could complete a potentially offensive triangle by leaving Wycombe Wanderers.

Tuesday September 1 2009

Tabloid Reports Aidy Will Be Boss
Former Watford manager Aidy Boothroyd will today be unveiled as Colchester United's new boss, according to a report in the latest edition of the Sun.

Col U: The Race To Replace - Day Thirteen
A host of new names surfaced as Colchester reeled in a final six faces to contest their much-publicised vacancy in the 24-hours between Sunday and Monday.

Col U Clockwatch: Tense Few Hours For U`s Fans!
No transfer news will certainly be good news indeed for U`s fans over the next four and a half hours - besides, they`re awaiting an announcement about the biggest arrival of them all!

Vital`s CUFC Prize-Giveaway: Update
A week ago, we launched a three-week-long prize-draw competition, containing club merchandise, but for members only. Have you joined in to win?

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.

They Think It`s All Over: A Boothroyd Blockbuster?
The Daily Mail and Watford Observer think Colchester United`s race to replace is all over - and has been for more than than 24 hours.

You The Manager - Who Forms Dunne`s Last XI?
More than half-a-dozen newspapers saying that caretaker Joe Dunne`s last game in charge is against Gillingham tonight can`t be wrong. Can they?

Joe's Job Dunne? - Gillingham Preview
Is this Joe Dunne`s last game in charge?The third cup meeting between Gillingham and Colchester United inside a year bodes well for the away side as they`ve won all of them.

U's Crash Out Of JPT - As Aidy Watches On...
The U's crashed out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at the hands of League One rivals Gillingham, tonight.

Stats: Gillingham v Colchester United 01/09/2009

Race To Replace - Day Fourteen: Final Countdown?
Vital U's rounds up all Tuesday`s manager news, in a final (five-strong) countdown. Can you believe it`s only been a forthright since Paul Lambert went to Norwich? It seems like so much...

Wednesday September 2 2009

Vital U's: Summer 2009 Transfer Round-Up
Vital Colchester looks back at the confirmed transfer deals involving the U's during the summer transfer window - which slammed shut yesterday...

Players Have No Idea Who 'Mystery' Man Is!
Matt Lockwood last night said he 'hasn`t a clue' who Colchester`s new manager will be, but if it is press favourite Aidy Boothroyd, then apparently the players will be last to find out.

Negotiations With Norwich Going 'Nowhere`
U's Chairman, Robbie Cowling, launched a statement of intent aimed at Norwich City regarding the club`s playing staff following Saturday`s Leeds game and also revealined a negotiations for a compensation agreement over Paul Lambert are ' nowhere.'

Lambert Leaving? I Was Colchester`s Happiest Man!
Matt Lockwood made blistering comments in criticising Paul Lambert`s managerial style yesterday on BBC Radio Essex, saying after a loss to Gillingham he was totally 'banished' from first-team duties.

Club Assures Fans Over Joe Dunne Future
Joe Dunne still has a 'big future' at Colchester - even as a new manager prepares to take over following last night`s loss away to Gillingham.

Breaking News: Boothroyd Set For Unvieling
Aidy Boothroyd will today be unveiled as the new boss of Colchester United.

Report: U's Spiral Out On Pens
Penalties decided Colchester United`s Johnstone Paints Trophy first round match with Gillingham, at the Priestfield Stadium.

Transfer News: Aidy Brings In O'Toole
Colchester United have beaten the transfer deadline to bring midfielder John-Joe O'Toole in on loan.

Blue 'n' White Boothroyd Confirmed As Boss
Aidy Boothroyd has been officially confirmed as Colchester United's new manager at a lunchtime press conference.

John-Joe 'Toole'd Up For U's Challenge
Th U's newest recruit John-Joe O'Toole has spoke of how he is 'looking forward to the challenge' after penning a four-month loan deal.

Blockbuster Boothroyd Excited By Progressive U`s
Colchester United raised some still disbelieving eyebrows and also smiles across Essex this afternoon, appointing a blockbuster man Robbie Cowling always promised would have great pedigree.

Web Exclusive: Aidy On JJ - His New U`s Recruit!
Vital Colchester`s vantage point at today`s Weston Homes press conference allowed some unprecedented access to the club`s man of the moment, new manager, Aidy Boothroyd.

Ambitous Aidy Wants WHCS Bouncing!
Just hours after being confirmed as Colchester United's new manager, Aidy Boothroyd has declared he wants the Weston Homes Community Stadium rocking - and I'm right behind ya, Aidy!

They Think It`s All Aidy - It Is Now!
Vital Colchester was proudly represented at today`s press conference to unveil the ambitious coup of one-time Premiership boss, Aidy Boothroyd, as manager.

Thursday September 3 2009

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Aidy: No Burkinshaw Reunion But Dunne Stays
New Colchester manager, Aidy Boothroyd, yesterday confirmed he would not reunite with his former Watford assistant, Keith Burkinshaw, also praising Joe Dunne for going through the 'pain-barrier' for the club.

Quiz Aidy - Boothroyd Live On U`s Player Tomorrow!
Colchester United F.C. will become the first Football League club ever to host a live question and answer session via the Player service with new manager, Aidy Boothroyd, starting tomorrow lunchtime, at 12 pm.

Right Club, Right Time - And I`ll Be Loyal
Aidy Boothroyd has this evening assured any overly-anxious Colchester United fans he is prepared to show loyalty to them and the club after hearing of Robbie Cowling`s three-year plan to bring back Championship football.

Review - Boorthroyd Press Conference
Aidy Boorthroyd brimmed with talk and an almost elastic supply in tenacity as he entered the Weston Homes Community Stadium yesterday, hours shy of a ten-month anniversary since his Watford sacking.

Perfect Start For Aidy? - Saints Preview
Aidy Boothroyd's first game as Colchester United manger takes him to the South Coast with a tough fixture against Southampton ahead.

Ex-U's Man Hammond Wants Three Points
Ex-Colchester skipper Dean Hammond is keen to take three points from the U's - when he and his new side Southampton clash with the U's tomorrow.

Tottenham Pouce For Former Loanee
Jimmy Walker who enjoyed a successful loan spell with Colchester United last season, has put pen-to-paper on a contract with Tottenham Hotspur.

Ward Joins The Boothroyd Revolution
The experienced John Ward is set to become Aidy Boothroyd's right-hand man at Colchester United.

Medy Elito Pens New U's Deal
'Medy Elito??? - Does he still play for us?' I hear you asking yourself, well, yes, he does and the ink is just drying on a the pacy winger's new contract...

Exclusive: Boss On Crossing Swords With Pardew
Aidy Boothroyd told Vital Colchester on Wednesday he is looking forward to facing Southampton tomorrow as he takes the team to St. Mary`s for his first game as boss.

Saturday September 5 2009

Boys Back Boothroyd Before Big Off
Pat Baldwin and Clive Platt say they are delighted with the club`s decision this week to announce Aidy Boothroyd as the new manager. They're not the only ones!

Bold Point Made By Boothroyd`s Battlers
Vital Colchester`s editors watched on as Aidy Boothroyd`s barmy army secured a battling point against Southampton, despite the odds, during his first game as manager this afternoon.

Stats: Southampton v Colchester United 05/09/2009

Report:- U's In Great Point Well Made
Stability is what new Colchester United manager Aidy Boothroyd promised to bring his team and this close encounter at Southampton represented delivery on that pledge.

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Writer:StevieG Col U
Date:Sunday September 6 2009
Time: 5:33PM

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Sure has been another intersing week - the first few this season have all been. Welcome Aidy!
06/09/2009 17:45:00
Yep, am happy with how the week's gone... Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
06/09/2009 19:55:00
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