Humes is the new U's boss

Humes is the new U's boss

New U's assistant manager Richard Hall.

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Tony Humes has been announced as the new Colchester United manager.

He takes over at the Weston Homes Community Stadium after the departure of Joe Dunne earlier today.

Humes was unveiled as the new manager at a press conference this afternoon and Richard Hall will work as his assistant after both stepped up from the club's youth setup.

Humes has been Head of Youth at Colchester for five years and has played an influential part in the development of younger players at the club as well as working alongside chairman Robbie Cowling in the club's successful accreditation for Category Two this season.

Under his guidance, the under-18s sealed a first ever league and cup double last season.

Hall will be joining Humes as part of the club's new first team management set-up after previously working with the club's under-21s.

The duo's first game in charge will be for this weekend's game against Walsall.

More on this story later.

 

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6:13pm Mon 1 Sep 14

liamd1978 says...

Another waster who will take us down.
At least we all now no where we stand, cowling has no intentions of helping the club out, look at the managers he has appointed! Dunne was taken on when ward got sacked!!
Always the cheap rubbish option!!
Well me cowling I will not waste my money on your silly little club until you have gone and we are back in the non league scene
Another waster who will take us down. At least we all now no where we stand, cowling has no intentions of helping the club out, look at the managers he has appointed! Dunne was taken on when ward got sacked!! Always the cheap rubbish option!! Well me cowling I will not waste my money on your silly little club until you have gone and we are back in the non league scene liamd1978
  • Score: 28

6:13pm Mon 1 Sep 14

acchamb says...

What a bizzare decision Mr Cowling:
Sack a manager with 2 years experience of keeping us in the division an replace him with someone with no experience of senior management.
If Mr Humes has good ideas about helping the first team and improving the way we have been playing why on earth has he not been helping JD?
Plenty of experienced managers around, surely we could afford somebody with some experience?
I admit JD looked out of depth at times and we have had an awful start to the season, but no ambition has been shown here, some cynics might even suggest more cost costing by reducing the managerial wage bill??????
What a bizzare decision Mr Cowling: Sack a manager with 2 years experience of keeping us in the division an replace him with someone with no experience of senior management. If Mr Humes has good ideas about helping the first team and improving the way we have been playing why on earth has he not been helping JD? Plenty of experienced managers around, surely we could afford somebody with some experience? I admit JD looked out of depth at times and we have had an awful start to the season, but no ambition has been shown here, some cynics might even suggest more cost costing by reducing the managerial wage bill?????? acchamb
  • Score: 38

6:16pm Mon 1 Sep 14

angryman!!! says...

I'm not going to personally slate the guy as he's done nothing wrong and just makes look ignorant to call someone a waster who has done a really good job at youth set up.
However this decision is barking, as said dunne had experience which this guy doesn't, also it now means the youth set up will need new management. If we were going cheap option should have stuck with dunne
I'm not going to personally slate the guy as he's done nothing wrong and just makes look ignorant to call someone a waster who has done a really good job at youth set up. However this decision is barking, as said dunne had experience which this guy doesn't, also it now means the youth set up will need new management. If we were going cheap option should have stuck with dunne angryman!!!
  • Score: 23

6:19pm Mon 1 Sep 14

liamd1978 says...

Tony who more like, no experience no knowledge, just a puppet on a string who has sucked up to our clueless chairman ,bring back heard and kick tip tree **** out
Tony who more like, no experience no knowledge, just a puppet on a string who has sucked up to our clueless chairman ,bring back heard and kick tip tree **** out liamd1978
  • Score: 36

6:20pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Shrubendlad says...

Its Results now.
If they turn the tide then great.
Its Results now. If they turn the tide then great. Shrubendlad
  • Score: -2

6:23pm Mon 1 Sep 14

West Stand United says...

It will be the same old same old carrying on Cowling philosophy.

Humes may have done well with the Youth setup which no doubt Duguid will be put in charge of but what new ideas is this going to bring.

We need to clear out all those associated with Wards time at the club with regard to the coaching staff and give back the passion for the club.

Sorry Mr. Cowling but you've got it wrong again.
It will be the same old same old carrying on Cowling philosophy. Humes may have done well with the Youth setup which no doubt Duguid will be put in charge of but what new ideas is this going to bring. We need to clear out all those associated with Wards time at the club with regard to the coaching staff and give back the passion for the club. Sorry Mr. Cowling but you've got it wrong again. West Stand United
  • Score: 35

6:26pm Mon 1 Sep 14

down the line says...

I can't believe this appointment. Yet again the cheap option by Cowling, this guy is ruining the club.
Even though I think this is the wrong appointment I will get behind the new manager and I wish him the best of luck....I think he will need it.
I can't believe this appointment. Yet again the cheap option by Cowling, this guy is ruining the club. Even though I think this is the wrong appointment I will get behind the new manager and I wish him the best of luck....I think he will need it. down the line
  • Score: 24

6:42pm Mon 1 Sep 14

seikothrill says...

Well the majority of you lot wanted Dunne out so you reap what you sow.

It was obvious we could not afford anyone decent and/ or experienced.

A completely underwhelming choice as new manager but I will continue my support
Well the majority of you lot wanted Dunne out so you reap what you sow. It was obvious we could not afford anyone decent and/ or experienced. A completely underwhelming choice as new manager but I will continue my support seikothrill
  • Score: -7

6:52pm Mon 1 Sep 14

jameswilkin says...

The fools on here who wanted Joe gone got it, and this is what you get. Nothing against Humes, he's done a fine job at youth level, and hope he takes his chance. My issue is with Dunne leaving in the first place, this all seems like going round in circles to me.
The fools on here who wanted Joe gone got it, and this is what you get. Nothing against Humes, he's done a fine job at youth level, and hope he takes his chance. My issue is with Dunne leaving in the first place, this all seems like going round in circles to me. jameswilkin
  • Score: -9

6:58pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Dirk Diggler Knows says...

Typical football fans.. Give the guy a chance!!

Garry Monk at Swansea is still an inexperienced manager but im sure their fans are not complaining as they sit joint top of the Premiership!

Sadly its too late for him to bring in any players he may of liked to..

Get behind the team!!!
Typical football fans.. Give the guy a chance!! Garry Monk at Swansea is still an inexperienced manager but im sure their fans are not complaining as they sit joint top of the Premiership! Sadly its too late for him to bring in any players he may of liked to.. Get behind the team!!! Dirk Diggler Knows
  • Score: -12

7:04pm Mon 1 Sep 14

uptheu's says...

I can't all the negativity on this board. Most of you speak absolute c***. Both Tony Hume and Richard Hall had good careers with teams far higher the league ladder than we are. They are both respected by the younger members of the team. For goodness sake give them a chance and I'll bet that the first team players will respect them more than they ever did with Joe and Mark Kinsella. Sometimes the nicey, nicey touch doesn't work and some of the players at this club, although they have undoubted ability have had it too easy at times.
If you lot went to a new job, would you expect to be slated on your first day . . . no, I thought not. Give them a fair chance
I can't all the negativity on this board. Most of you speak absolute c***. Both Tony Hume and Richard Hall had good careers with teams far higher the league ladder than we are. They are both respected by the younger members of the team. For goodness sake give them a chance and I'll bet that the first team players will respect them more than they ever did with Joe and Mark Kinsella. Sometimes the nicey, nicey touch doesn't work and some of the players at this club, although they have undoubted ability have had it too easy at times. If you lot went to a new job, would you expect to be slated on your first day . . . no, I thought not. Give them a fair chance uptheu's
  • Score: -23

7:23pm Mon 1 Sep 14

acchamb says...

uptheu's wrote:
I can't all the negativity on this board. Most of you speak absolute c***. Both Tony Hume and Richard Hall had good careers with teams far higher the league ladder than we are. They are both respected by the younger members of the team. For goodness sake give them a chance and I'll bet that the first team players will respect them more than they ever did with Joe and Mark Kinsella. Sometimes the nicey, nicey touch doesn't work and some of the players at this club, although they have undoubted ability have had it too easy at times.
If you lot went to a new job, would you expect to be slated on your first day . . . no, I thought not. Give them a fair chance
Its all very well giving them a chance but why couldn't they all work together?
Are the first team and youth team run as separate clubs?
Can people in the club not make suggestions to more senior managers?
Its not just Colchester but it never seems that people work together.
I support Col u and will always get behind the team and the club but was JD given all the support to take this club forward?
[quote][p][bold]uptheu's[/bold] wrote: I can't all the negativity on this board. Most of you speak absolute c***. Both Tony Hume and Richard Hall had good careers with teams far higher the league ladder than we are. They are both respected by the younger members of the team. For goodness sake give them a chance and I'll bet that the first team players will respect them more than they ever did with Joe and Mark Kinsella. Sometimes the nicey, nicey touch doesn't work and some of the players at this club, although they have undoubted ability have had it too easy at times. If you lot went to a new job, would you expect to be slated on your first day . . . no, I thought not. Give them a fair chance[/p][/quote]Its all very well giving them a chance but why couldn't they all work together? Are the first team and youth team run as separate clubs? Can people in the club not make suggestions to more senior managers? Its not just Colchester but it never seems that people work together. I support Col u and will always get behind the team and the club but was JD given all the support to take this club forward? acchamb
  • Score: 0

7:32pm Mon 1 Sep 14

super waluigi says...

What if Humes has 5 genius footballers in his double winning youth team and bloods them well this season????

Most fans should be ashamed of themselves.
What if Humes has 5 genius footballers in his double winning youth team and bloods them well this season???? Most fans should be ashamed of themselves. super waluigi
  • Score: -13

8:02pm Mon 1 Sep 14

thillewe says...

May not be the best person to take us forward as there are plenty of managers out there, ok some may be took expensive but people like (I know most won't like it but) Steve Tilson has the experience that we would need. I won't say wrong man for the job as everyone deserves a chance.
May not be the best person to take us forward as there are plenty of managers out there, ok some may be took expensive but people like (I know most won't like it but) Steve Tilson has the experience that we would need. I won't say wrong man for the job as everyone deserves a chance. thillewe
  • Score: 0

8:06pm Mon 1 Sep 14

EengDem says...

Humes hasn't even had his first game in charge yet and people are already judging him.
Joe Dunne had no management experience prior to taking the hot-seat at the U's.
His philosophy was for attacking football and whilst this would have worked well at a club such as Man City or Barca, the players we have are not skilled-enough to pull-off this style of football.

Lets see what Tony comes up with tactics and playing-style wise.
He may well switch to counter attacking football with a 5 man mid-field (central mid-fielder, left & right mid-fielders and 2 wingers springs to mind).
Humes hasn't even had his first game in charge yet and people are already judging him. Joe Dunne had no management experience prior to taking the hot-seat at the U's. His philosophy was for attacking football and whilst this would have worked well at a club such as Man City or Barca, the players we have are not skilled-enough to pull-off this style of football. Lets see what Tony comes up with tactics and playing-style wise. He may well switch to counter attacking football with a 5 man mid-field (central mid-fielder, left & right mid-fielders and 2 wingers springs to mind). EengDem
  • Score: -14

8:17pm Mon 1 Sep 14

whoopie says...

Thought it was April fool , oh we'll Thacker and ashby ,
Thought it was April fool , oh we'll Thacker and ashby , whoopie
  • Score: 10

8:21pm Mon 1 Sep 14

whoopie says...

Thought it was April fool , oh we'll Thacker and ashby next
Thought it was April fool , oh we'll Thacker and ashby next whoopie
  • Score: 6

9:00pm Mon 1 Sep 14

WEWANTGOALS says...

MORE TROUBLE AHEAD
MORE TROUBLE AHEAD WEWANTGOALS
  • Score: 8

9:04pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Dirk Diggler Knows says...

I suppose negative fans are never happy! He may get us up the table then be head hunted by a bigger club, you can be glad he is gone then..
I suppose negative fans are never happy! He may get us up the table then be head hunted by a bigger club, you can be glad he is gone then.. Dirk Diggler Knows
  • Score: -11

9:04pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Notts Yax says...

The club needs to have full support now no whinging and whining, get behind the boys and get that winning habit. A few wins will boost the confidence of both players and fans
The club needs to have full support now no whinging and whining, get behind the boys and get that winning habit. A few wins will boost the confidence of both players and fans Notts Yax
  • Score: 1

9:18pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Fnagster says...

I assume everyone on here wants the club to do well?? Let's give the guy a chance and see what happens. How would you feel if you started a new job and all your clients posted how s*** you were going to be before you'd even done one day? Sometimes I think Col U fans aren't happy unless they're moaning about the club they're supposed to be supporting, just wait until he's won his first 4 games in charge, you'll all change your tune then!
I assume everyone on here wants the club to do well?? Let's give the guy a chance and see what happens. How would you feel if you started a new job and all your clients posted how s*** you were going to be before you'd even done one day? Sometimes I think Col U fans aren't happy unless they're moaning about the club they're supposed to be supporting, just wait until he's won his first 4 games in charge, you'll all change your tune then! Fnagster
  • Score: -2

9:22pm Mon 1 Sep 14

whoopie says...

Can't afford a real manager ha ha ha
Can't afford a real manager ha ha ha whoopie
  • Score: 2

9:30pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Eddy D says...

I wish these guys the best with running our club. To me it seems odd at the very least. Didn't want Joe to go but if he did I expected a different approach. I'm interested in seeing how it goes.

To all those in the JD out brigade - you got what you wished for. But can you say this is the answer you were hoping for? I'm guessing no.

This is what I feared nearly two years ago when I stated I didn't wish for JD to take over. I always had the old romantic dream of JD taking over a club on the up. To his credit he took over when the club was on its knees and has given his all to revive it. He could have sat back and had a job for life in the academy but he put his neck on the line. It hasn't worked out but I still think he was working in very difficult circumstances and did so with great dignity taking a lot of abuse and unfair criticism from "fans". I get that it's a results business but to my mind we're still actually punching above our weight.

It is a sad day when a true legend leaves a club, a club he has openly stated that he loves, and will now look back with bitterness. The same can be said of Mark Kinsella.

For what it is worth I wish JD and MK all the very best and hope that they find work soon and I hope that they are appreciated. I applaud you both for your efforts and commitment to our club.

All the very best to Tony Hume and Richard Hall. You have my full support. Hopefully the success the youngsters have tasted with you will carry on into the first team.
I wish these guys the best with running our club. To me it seems odd at the very least. Didn't want Joe to go but if he did I expected a different approach. I'm interested in seeing how it goes. To all those in the JD out brigade - you got what you wished for. But can you say this is the answer you were hoping for? I'm guessing no. This is what I feared nearly two years ago when I stated I didn't wish for JD to take over. I always had the old romantic dream of JD taking over a club on the up. To his credit he took over when the club was on its knees and has given his all to revive it. He could have sat back and had a job for life in the academy but he put his neck on the line. It hasn't worked out but I still think he was working in very difficult circumstances and did so with great dignity taking a lot of abuse and unfair criticism from "fans". I get that it's a results business but to my mind we're still actually punching above our weight. It is a sad day when a true legend leaves a club, a club he has openly stated that he loves, and will now look back with bitterness. The same can be said of Mark Kinsella. For what it is worth I wish JD and MK all the very best and hope that they find work soon and I hope that they are appreciated. I applaud you both for your efforts and commitment to our club. All the very best to Tony Hume and Richard Hall. You have my full support. Hopefully the success the youngsters have tasted with you will carry on into the first team. Eddy D
  • Score: 6

9:34pm Mon 1 Sep 14

southstand says...

Cheap option maybe, but it makes some sense, the very successful youth team manager takes over the first team which is becoming full of youth, good luck to him and team. Wasn't Parky involved with Readings youth team and then come to us as manager?
Cheap option maybe, but it makes some sense, the very successful youth team manager takes over the first team which is becoming full of youth, good luck to him and team. Wasn't Parky involved with Readings youth team and then come to us as manager? southstand
  • Score: -2

10:09pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Boris says...

Most of the "Dunne out" rabble did not specify who they wanted instead. This means they are deemed to support the new manager, whoever he might be.
OK, now we are all agreed about that, let's get behind the new manager and look forward to some successes.
Up the U's.
Most of the "Dunne out" rabble did not specify who they wanted instead. This means they are deemed to support the new manager, whoever he might be. OK, now we are all agreed about that, let's get behind the new manager and look forward to some successes. Up the U's. Boris
  • Score: -2

10:13pm Mon 1 Sep 14

United we stand says...

If ever we needed further confirmation that the club is run by one man, to satisfy his self interests, then we have it today with his managerial appointment. Why should fans fall over themselves to buy into it?
If ever we needed further confirmation that the club is run by one man, to satisfy his self interests, then we have it today with his managerial appointment. Why should fans fall over themselves to buy into it? United we stand
  • Score: 11

10:43pm Mon 1 Sep 14

busterjames says...

Wrong move Mr Cowling, Joe has DUNNE a brilliant job without getting the results his football deserved.Sad day for Colchester United ,Humes will take us down.
Wrong move Mr Cowling, Joe has DUNNE a brilliant job without getting the results his football deserved.Sad day for Colchester United ,Humes will take us down. busterjames
  • Score: -7

11:17pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Layer Road Exile says...

It was a fairly obvious outcome as soon as the press conference was called. So much so that I was able to get a few pounds on Hall at 33/1 and Humes at 14/1. Selfishly I wish it had been the other way round but I will certainly invest some of my winnings in a match ticket soon. I believe the club has a nucleus of players that are good enough to keep us in this league but I have felt for a long time the Dunne was too intense and frankly depressing. Sanchez Watt mentioned in an article that was taken off line by the Gazette earlier that Dunne was so passionate that he often had to apologise to players for his attitude following defeat. You simply cannot have a workforce who are intimidated by their leader in any walk of life but most particularly in a game where players need the freedom to express themselves. If there are attributes that I hope The two H's bring to the dressing room, it's a sense of expression, fun and camaraderie which I am certain has been missing for some time. The best of luck to the two H's. Let's all give them a chance and get behind 'our' team. As a footnote to Dunne's sacking, there is undoubtedly more to Eastmond being given time off than has been reported.
It was a fairly obvious outcome as soon as the press conference was called. So much so that I was able to get a few pounds on Hall at 33/1 and Humes at 14/1. Selfishly I wish it had been the other way round but I will certainly invest some of my winnings in a match ticket soon. I believe the club has a nucleus of players that are good enough to keep us in this league but I have felt for a long time the Dunne was too intense and frankly depressing. Sanchez Watt mentioned in an article that was taken off line by the Gazette earlier that Dunne was so passionate that he often had to apologise to players for his attitude following defeat. You simply cannot have a workforce who are intimidated by their leader in any walk of life but most particularly in a game where players need the freedom to express themselves. If there are attributes that I hope The two H's bring to the dressing room, it's a sense of expression, fun and camaraderie which I am certain has been missing for some time. The best of luck to the two H's. Let's all give them a chance and get behind 'our' team. As a footnote to Dunne's sacking, there is undoubtedly more to Eastmond being given time off than has been reported. Layer Road Exile
  • Score: 8

7:50am Tue 2 Sep 14

co2 says...

I wish the new manager well,i wish the team well,i wish the chairman would go.
Cowling has been the reason many 5 0r 6 game a season followers like me no longer attend,a ground with no atmosphere,a team with no hope.
Get a new chairman,give the new manager his chance,if it does not work make signings that show intent of wanting to be at the least challenging for the play offs,not staring relegation in the face.
With the current regime the club could end up back out of the league,never to return.
I wish the new manager well,i wish the team well,i wish the chairman would go. Cowling has been the reason many 5 0r 6 game a season followers like me no longer attend,a ground with no atmosphere,a team with no hope. Get a new chairman,give the new manager his chance,if it does not work make signings that show intent of wanting to be at the least challenging for the play offs,not staring relegation in the face. With the current regime the club could end up back out of the league,never to return. co2
  • Score: 4

9:18am Tue 2 Sep 14

sandgrounder 1 says...

JOKE Enough said
JOKE Enough said sandgrounder 1
  • Score: 1

9:48am Tue 2 Sep 14

sam vines says...

What is Cowlings plan with this business. A promotion from within smacks of classic cost cutting measure with the timing it took place to ensure transfers could not take place to motivate players or gain fans confidence. Has any season ticket holders contacted trading standards yet because this looks like a long cold winter at the stadium.
What is Cowlings plan with this business. A promotion from within smacks of classic cost cutting measure with the timing it took place to ensure transfers could not take place to motivate players or gain fans confidence. Has any season ticket holders contacted trading standards yet because this looks like a long cold winter at the stadium. sam vines
  • Score: 2

11:44am Tue 2 Sep 14

totallyfootball says...

seikothrill wrote:
Well the majority of you lot wanted Dunne out so you reap what you sow.

It was obvious we could not afford anyone decent and/ or experienced.

A completely underwhelming choice as new manager but I will continue my support
Surely this concluded a vey sad chapter in our club, we have got rid of a clueless manger but sadly still have a clueless Chairman who won't leave until the shine of kudos wears off? Lets skip league to and go straight to Conference, its what the inner mentality of the club wants. Cowling won't be happy until we have gates of 600 with a mediocre wage bill can you deluded followers not see that?
[quote][p][bold]seikothrill[/bold] wrote: Well the majority of you lot wanted Dunne out so you reap what you sow. It was obvious we could not afford anyone decent and/ or experienced. A completely underwhelming choice as new manager but I will continue my support[/p][/quote]Surely this concluded a vey sad chapter in our club, we have got rid of a clueless manger but sadly still have a clueless Chairman who won't leave until the shine of kudos wears off? Lets skip league to and go straight to Conference, its what the inner mentality of the club wants. Cowling won't be happy until we have gates of 600 with a mediocre wage bill can you deluded followers not see that? totallyfootball
  • Score: -4

11:47am Tue 2 Sep 14

totallyfootball says...

jameswilkin wrote:
The fools on here who wanted Joe gone got it, and this is what you get. Nothing against Humes, he's done a fine job at youth level, and hope he takes his chance. My issue is with Dunne leaving in the first place, this all seems like going round in circles to me.
Surely the appointment of Humes is just another circle? Appointing from within rarely works because the rot has already set in, bad habits are hard to demolish, leopard and spots and all that. Cheap option yet again, bite the bullet and get someone descent in!
[quote][p][bold]jameswilkin[/bold] wrote: The fools on here who wanted Joe gone got it, and this is what you get. Nothing against Humes, he's done a fine job at youth level, and hope he takes his chance. My issue is with Dunne leaving in the first place, this all seems like going round in circles to me.[/p][/quote]Surely the appointment of Humes is just another circle? Appointing from within rarely works because the rot has already set in, bad habits are hard to demolish, leopard and spots and all that. Cheap option yet again, bite the bullet and get someone descent in! totallyfootball
  • Score: 3

11:50am Tue 2 Sep 14

totallyfootball says...

super waluigi wrote:
What if Humes has 5 genius footballers in his double winning youth team and bloods them well this season????

Most fans should be ashamed of themselves.
If he had five surely they would have been blooded by now, I have been saying this for two years, hello!
[quote][p][bold]super waluigi[/bold] wrote: What if Humes has 5 genius footballers in his double winning youth team and bloods them well this season???? Most fans should be ashamed of themselves.[/p][/quote]If he had five surely they would have been blooded by now, I have been saying this for two years, hello! totallyfootball
  • Score: 2

11:55am Tue 2 Sep 14

totallyfootball says...

United we stand wrote:
If ever we needed further confirmation that the club is run by one man, to satisfy his self interests, then we have it today with his managerial appointment. Why should fans fall over themselves to buy into it?
Ditto!
[quote][p][bold]United we stand[/bold] wrote: If ever we needed further confirmation that the club is run by one man, to satisfy his self interests, then we have it today with his managerial appointment. Why should fans fall over themselves to buy into it?[/p][/quote]Ditto! totallyfootball
  • Score: 2

1:57pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Dirk Diggler Knows says...

So who do all the haters think Cowling should have brought in with little to no funds to spend on players for the new manager to work with?
So who do all the haters think Cowling should have brought in with little to no funds to spend on players for the new manager to work with? Dirk Diggler Knows
  • Score: 0

2:56pm Tue 2 Sep 14

totallyfootball says...

Dirk Diggler Knows wrote:
So who do all the haters think Cowling should have brought in with little to no funds to spend on players for the new manager to work with?
There are plenty of experienced managers out of work right now, I am sure that some of these would work on an incentive basis to get back into the fold, but firstly ask yourself why there is not the funds within?
[quote][p][bold]Dirk Diggler Knows[/bold] wrote: So who do all the haters think Cowling should have brought in with little to no funds to spend on players for the new manager to work with?[/p][/quote]There are plenty of experienced managers out of work right now, I am sure that some of these would work on an incentive basis to get back into the fold, but firstly ask yourself why there is not the funds within? totallyfootball
  • Score: -1

7:10pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Dirk Diggler Knows says...

totallyfootball wrote:
Dirk Diggler Knows wrote:
So who do all the haters think Cowling should have brought in with little to no funds to spend on players for the new manager to work with?
There are plenty of experienced managers out of work right now, I am sure that some of these would work on an incentive basis to get back into the fold, but firstly ask yourself why there is not the funds within?
Out of work for a reason perhaps??
[quote][p][bold]totallyfootball[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dirk Diggler Knows[/bold] wrote: So who do all the haters think Cowling should have brought in with little to no funds to spend on players for the new manager to work with?[/p][/quote]There are plenty of experienced managers out of work right now, I am sure that some of these would work on an incentive basis to get back into the fold, but firstly ask yourself why there is not the funds within?[/p][/quote]Out of work for a reason perhaps?? Dirk Diggler Knows
  • Score: -2

7:21pm Tue 2 Sep 14

southstand says...

totallyfootball wrote:
seikothrill wrote:
Well the majority of you lot wanted Dunne out so you reap what you sow.

It was obvious we could not afford anyone decent and/ or experienced.

A completely underwhelming choice as new manager but I will continue my support
Surely this concluded a vey sad chapter in our club, we have got rid of a clueless manger but sadly still have a clueless Chairman who won't leave until the shine of kudos wears off? Lets skip league to and go straight to Conference, its what the inner mentality of the club wants. Cowling won't be happy until we have gates of 600 with a mediocre wage bill can you deluded followers not see that?
So Robbie Cowling will be happy with gates of 600 and in the conference, how the hell did you come to that conclusion? the comments on here are ludicrous, luckily the majority of supporters don't comment on here, just 20 odd Cowling out fruitcakes!
[quote][p][bold]totallyfootball[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]seikothrill[/bold] wrote: Well the majority of you lot wanted Dunne out so you reap what you sow. It was obvious we could not afford anyone decent and/ or experienced. A completely underwhelming choice as new manager but I will continue my support[/p][/quote]Surely this concluded a vey sad chapter in our club, we have got rid of a clueless manger but sadly still have a clueless Chairman who won't leave until the shine of kudos wears off? Lets skip league to and go straight to Conference, its what the inner mentality of the club wants. Cowling won't be happy until we have gates of 600 with a mediocre wage bill can you deluded followers not see that?[/p][/quote]So Robbie Cowling will be happy with gates of 600 and in the conference, how the hell did you come to that conclusion? the comments on here are ludicrous, luckily the majority of supporters don't comment on here, just 20 odd Cowling out fruitcakes! southstand
  • Score: 2

8:13pm Tue 2 Sep 14

totallyfootball says...

Dirk Diggler Knows wrote:
totallyfootball wrote:
Dirk Diggler Knows wrote:
So who do all the haters think Cowling should have brought in with little to no funds to spend on players for the new manager to work with?
There are plenty of experienced managers out of work right now, I am sure that some of these would work on an incentive basis to get back into the fold, but firstly ask yourself why there is not the funds within?
Out of work for a reason perhaps??
What like Dunne you mean? Not all sackings are result related!
[quote][p][bold]Dirk Diggler Knows[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]totallyfootball[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dirk Diggler Knows[/bold] wrote: So who do all the haters think Cowling should have brought in with little to no funds to spend on players for the new manager to work with?[/p][/quote]There are plenty of experienced managers out of work right now, I am sure that some of these would work on an incentive basis to get back into the fold, but firstly ask yourself why there is not the funds within?[/p][/quote]Out of work for a reason perhaps??[/p][/quote]What like Dunne you mean? Not all sackings are result related! totallyfootball
  • Score: 1

8:03am Wed 3 Sep 14

super waluigi says...

Totally comments, you make no sense. Why can't you judge him after a season or two, perhaps if you are anxious, a game or 2, but to be so judgemental with out any reason other than your opinion of inner club promotion is ridiculous. Perhaps you might be right, he might fail, but to be such a clown and guess it before a ball has been kicked!!!!!!
Also, if you can name one manager with this so called experience who might come to colchester, I will accept your alternative appointment. Sacking Dunne was always an option, but he would only ever be replaced internally as once again (and I really am not sure how many times I can repeat this) we don't have any money.
Totally comments, you make no sense. Why can't you judge him after a season or two, perhaps if you are anxious, a game or 2, but to be so judgemental with out any reason other than your opinion of inner club promotion is ridiculous. Perhaps you might be right, he might fail, but to be such a clown and guess it before a ball has been kicked!!!!!! Also, if you can name one manager with this so called experience who might come to colchester, I will accept your alternative appointment. Sacking Dunne was always an option, but he would only ever be replaced internally as once again (and I really am not sure how many times I can repeat this) we don't have any money. super waluigi
  • Score: 1

8:45am Wed 3 Sep 14

totallyfootball says...

southstand wrote:
totallyfootball wrote:
seikothrill wrote:
Well the majority of you lot wanted Dunne out so you reap what you sow.

It was obvious we could not afford anyone decent and/ or experienced.

A completely underwhelming choice as new manager but I will continue my support
Surely this concluded a vey sad chapter in our club, we have got rid of a clueless manger but sadly still have a clueless Chairman who won't leave until the shine of kudos wears off? Lets skip league to and go straight to Conference, its what the inner mentality of the club wants. Cowling won't be happy until we have gates of 600 with a mediocre wage bill can you deluded followers not see that?
So Robbie Cowling will be happy with gates of 600 and in the conference, how the hell did you come to that conclusion? the comments on here are ludicrous, luckily the majority of supporters don't comment on here, just 20 odd Cowling out fruitcakes!
You obviously don't know Mr C?
[quote][p][bold]southstand[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]totallyfootball[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]seikothrill[/bold] wrote: Well the majority of you lot wanted Dunne out so you reap what you sow. It was obvious we could not afford anyone decent and/ or experienced. A completely underwhelming choice as new manager but I will continue my support[/p][/quote]Surely this concluded a vey sad chapter in our club, we have got rid of a clueless manger but sadly still have a clueless Chairman who won't leave until the shine of kudos wears off? Lets skip league to and go straight to Conference, its what the inner mentality of the club wants. Cowling won't be happy until we have gates of 600 with a mediocre wage bill can you deluded followers not see that?[/p][/quote]So Robbie Cowling will be happy with gates of 600 and in the conference, how the hell did you come to that conclusion? the comments on here are ludicrous, luckily the majority of supporters don't comment on here, just 20 odd Cowling out fruitcakes![/p][/quote]You obviously don't know Mr C? totallyfootball
  • Score: 0

8:50am Wed 3 Sep 14

HIF1907olympia says...

Unbelievable ! Some of you so called Colchester fans shouldn't call yourselves that! Your all for sacking JD but when your next guy is given the job and hired because you have little money to get a top manager you all start spouting " armchair analysis"!

Most of you couldn't manage a kids team let alone a league 1 team yet you're all so highly qualified to berate a man whose done wonders for your youth team and had the guts to step up for a tough job!

Appalling way you talk about TH and I hope the apologies come if he is successful you mugs! Also try actually helping your team and fill the stadium you plastic "fans" !
Unbelievable ! Some of you so called Colchester fans shouldn't call yourselves that! Your all for sacking JD but when your next guy is given the job and hired because you have little money to get a top manager you all start spouting " armchair analysis"! Most of you couldn't manage a kids team let alone a league 1 team yet you're all so highly qualified to berate a man whose done wonders for your youth team and had the guts to step up for a tough job! Appalling way you talk about TH and I hope the apologies come if he is successful you mugs! Also try actually helping your team and fill the stadium you plastic "fans" ! HIF1907olympia
  • Score: -1

9:28am Wed 3 Sep 14

hungrystudent says...

Sad to see JD go as he seemed to be a whisker away from success would have given him longer but i suppose the decision was mutual.

As for TH and RH, i will give them all the due respect and time a manager and assistant need before they start to create their own team. The style and philosophy will be very similar (which in my opinion is great) with maybe a few tweaks.

For all those who dont understand i'll happily write up a short list of why cowling chose TH.

1. Fits perfectly with club philosophy and cowlings long term goal of a sustainable business through selling on quality young players.

2. Already develops these younger players, the first teams average age is also still extremely young. He has shown his success with youth before.

3. Very little money to spend on a new manager and hard to find someone who fits into the philosophy of the club.

4. A new manager would have to completely integrate into the 'Colchester' style of football. Therefore bringing in from the outside would be hazardous.

To me this appointment is no bad thing, but only time will tell. In the mean time we can only go and support the club. Actually go and watch games and start building an atmosphere.

Anyone have any ideas with how to get fans through the gates?
Sad to see JD go as he seemed to be a whisker away from success would have given him longer but i suppose the decision was mutual. As for TH and RH, i will give them all the due respect and time a manager and assistant need before they start to create their own team. The style and philosophy will be very similar (which in my opinion is great) with maybe a few tweaks. For all those who dont understand i'll happily write up a short list of why cowling chose TH. 1. Fits perfectly with club philosophy and cowlings long term goal of a sustainable business through selling on quality young players. 2. Already develops these younger players, the first teams average age is also still extremely young. He has shown his success with youth before. 3. Very little money to spend on a new manager and hard to find someone who fits into the philosophy of the club. 4. A new manager would have to completely integrate into the 'Colchester' style of football. Therefore bringing in from the outside would be hazardous. To me this appointment is no bad thing, but only time will tell. In the mean time we can only go and support the club. Actually go and watch games and start building an atmosphere. Anyone have any ideas with how to get fans through the gates? hungrystudent
  • Score: 0

9:36am Wed 3 Sep 14

totallyfootball says...

super waluigi wrote:
Totally comments, you make no sense. Why can't you judge him after a season or two, perhaps if you are anxious, a game or 2, but to be so judgemental with out any reason other than your opinion of inner club promotion is ridiculous. Perhaps you might be right, he might fail, but to be such a clown and guess it before a ball has been kicked!!!!!!
Also, if you can name one manager with this so called experience who might come to colchester, I will accept your alternative appointment. Sacking Dunne was always an option, but he would only ever be replaced internally as once again (and I really am not sure how many times I can repeat this) we don't have any money.
I take your opinions on board as always Super but clown I am not, I have been involved in football at a reasonable level from my teens and I am currently a consultant for a Championship side so football is in my blood. How ever this club will not move forward until its makes a big slash instead of dipping its toe in the water money or no money. The club I am currently with sat with a dour manager and then got brave and parted company with him, just narrowly missed out on the play-offs to the Premiership, as they say he who dares Rodney!
[quote][p][bold]super waluigi[/bold] wrote: Totally comments, you make no sense. Why can't you judge him after a season or two, perhaps if you are anxious, a game or 2, but to be so judgemental with out any reason other than your opinion of inner club promotion is ridiculous. Perhaps you might be right, he might fail, but to be such a clown and guess it before a ball has been kicked!!!!!! Also, if you can name one manager with this so called experience who might come to colchester, I will accept your alternative appointment. Sacking Dunne was always an option, but he would only ever be replaced internally as once again (and I really am not sure how many times I can repeat this) we don't have any money.[/p][/quote]I take your opinions on board as always Super but clown I am not, I have been involved in football at a reasonable level from my teens and I am currently a consultant for a Championship side so football is in my blood. How ever this club will not move forward until its makes a big slash instead of dipping its toe in the water money or no money. The club I am currently with sat with a dour manager and then got brave and parted company with him, just narrowly missed out on the play-offs to the Premiership, as they say he who dares Rodney! totallyfootball
  • Score: 1

3:54pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Dirk Diggler Knows says...

totallyfootball wrote:
Dirk Diggler Knows wrote:
totallyfootball wrote:
Dirk Diggler Knows wrote:
So who do all the haters think Cowling should have brought in with little to no funds to spend on players for the new manager to work with?
There are plenty of experienced managers out of work right now, I am sure that some of these would work on an incentive basis to get back into the fold, but firstly ask yourself why there is not the funds within?
Out of work for a reason perhaps??
What like Dunne you mean? Not all sackings are result related!
99% of all sackings are result based.. Football is a result based game!

Dunne didnt perform, so on your bike son, lets hope Humes adopts a new amd fresh approach and puts a spark back into the team ans fans alike..

If after a season or two Humes struggles, then on to the next manager.. We like many other clubs in the professional league all suffer the same fate..

Unfortunately when we do obtain a successful manager like Parkinson or Lambert it doesnt take long for them to be headhunted..

We tried our money on Boothroyd who had experience of winning a playoff final and premiership games.. Sadly it doesnt always work out!
[quote][p][bold]totallyfootball[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dirk Diggler Knows[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]totallyfootball[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dirk Diggler Knows[/bold] wrote: So who do all the haters think Cowling should have brought in with little to no funds to spend on players for the new manager to work with?[/p][/quote]There are plenty of experienced managers out of work right now, I am sure that some of these would work on an incentive basis to get back into the fold, but firstly ask yourself why there is not the funds within?[/p][/quote]Out of work for a reason perhaps??[/p][/quote]What like Dunne you mean? Not all sackings are result related![/p][/quote]99% of all sackings are result based.. Football is a result based game! Dunne didnt perform, so on your bike son, lets hope Humes adopts a new amd fresh approach and puts a spark back into the team ans fans alike.. If after a season or two Humes struggles, then on to the next manager.. We like many other clubs in the professional league all suffer the same fate.. Unfortunately when we do obtain a successful manager like Parkinson or Lambert it doesnt take long for them to be headhunted.. We tried our money on Boothroyd who had experience of winning a playoff final and premiership games.. Sadly it doesnt always work out! Dirk Diggler Knows
  • Score: -1

8:51pm Fri 5 Sep 14

whoopie says...

Hall and humes then we will have king and mcgreal next and so on
Most of the coaching staff are no better than Sunday team coaches ( in fact worst ) and Years ago a club like colchester would bring through one talented kid ever 5 years , and now its going to be 10 a year, if you don't make it through colchester youth you got to be a bad player !!!
Hall and humes then we will have king and mcgreal next and so on Most of the coaching staff are no better than Sunday team coaches ( in fact worst ) and Years ago a club like colchester would bring through one talented kid ever 5 years , and now its going to be 10 a year, if you don't make it through colchester youth you got to be a bad player !!! whoopie
  • Score: 0

11:19pm Fri 5 Sep 14

25414nora says...

HIF1907olympia wrote:
Unbelievable ! Some of you so called Colchester fans shouldn't call yourselves that! Your all for sacking JD but when your next guy is given the job and hired because you have little money to get a top manager you all start spouting " armchair analysis"!

Most of you couldn't manage a kids team let alone a league 1 team yet you're all so highly qualified to berate a man whose done wonders for your youth team and had the guts to step up for a tough job!

Appalling way you talk about TH and I hope the apologies come if he is successful you mugs! Also try actually helping your team and fill the stadium you plastic "fans" !
Great comment HIFI......."PLASTIC FANS"..............C
LASSIC.
[quote][p][bold]HIF1907olympia[/bold] wrote: Unbelievable ! Some of you so called Colchester fans shouldn't call yourselves that! Your all for sacking JD but when your next guy is given the job and hired because you have little money to get a top manager you all start spouting " armchair analysis"! Most of you couldn't manage a kids team let alone a league 1 team yet you're all so highly qualified to berate a man whose done wonders for your youth team and had the guts to step up for a tough job! Appalling way you talk about TH and I hope the apologies come if he is successful you mugs! Also try actually helping your team and fill the stadium you plastic "fans" ![/p][/quote]Great comment HIFI......."PLASTIC FANS"..............C LASSIC. 25414nora
  • Score: 1

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