Player talks helped provide platform for U's win, says Ibehre

Gazette: On target - Jabo Ibehre battles for possession with Oldham's Ellis Plummer during the U's 2-0 win at Boundary Park. Picture: WARREN PAGE On target - Jabo Ibehre battles for possession with Oldham's Ellis Plummer during the U's 2-0 win at Boundary Park. Picture: WARREN PAGE

Goalscorer Jabo Ibehre revealed clear-the-air talks between Colchester United’s players provided the foundation for their victory at Oldham Athletic.

The U’s bounced back from their home mauling at the hands of Notts County with a convincing 2-0 win at Boundary Park.

Ibehre scored Colchester’s second goal in their victory, which helped them leapfrog their opponents in the League One table.

And the experienced striker said the performance was the product of some honest discussion in the dressing room.

Ibehre said: “After last week’s game we had a little chat where we talked about what we want from each other.

“We felt that we weren’t playing as well as we can and not playing to our potential and we backed up the words that were spoken.

“The Notts County game was a real wake-up call and we really bounced back as a unit.

“It shouldn’t take a defeat like that to galvanize everyone but it did.

“We harried them in the first half and that’s what we need in every game.

“That’s the sort of mentality of a team that’s pushing for the play-offs, there’s no doubt about it.

“We need to be more consistent but we showed against Oldham that we can do it and that’s the level that we need to operate at.

“I’ve always said that our dressing room is magnificent, especially after last season and hopefully this can be the start of something.”

For more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, see Monday's Daily Gazette.

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10:14am Mon 23 Dec 13

super waluigi says...

Interesting. I guess that is the difference between bring a player/involved in football and the fans. Half of our fan base was upset that Dunne said nothing after the Notts game, when really other stuff like this was taking place internal.
Interesting. I guess that is the difference between bring a player/involved in football and the fans. Half of our fan base was upset that Dunne said nothing after the Notts game, when really other stuff like this was taking place internal. super waluigi

3:10pm Mon 23 Dec 13

candy box says...

Ibehre said:"After last week’s game we had a little chat where we talked about what we want from each other. Dunne sort it out its not really the time the players should be descussing what they want for xmas !!
Ibehre said:"After last week’s game we had a little chat where we talked about what we want from each other. Dunne sort it out its not really the time the players should be descussing what they want for xmas !! candy box

7:39pm Mon 23 Dec 13

crazy comments says...

Yes Jabo we harried Oldham on Saturday but we are still clueless going forwards. We still have players that seem afraid to push forwards to try and get into the box and then get themselves in to a scoring position. We don't have wide players that can pull balls back from the bye line to create chances, result lack of goals scored.

I think Joe and a few of his players might be living on another planet in believing they thought it was a good performance on Saturday. I have seen a lot of U's teams play over the years, good and bad, but in ways of entertainment this lot has to be bottom of the pile. There will always be people that believe black is white, but I'm honest and don't kid myself that things are far from good.
Yes Jabo we harried Oldham on Saturday but we are still clueless going forwards. We still have players that seem afraid to push forwards to try and get into the box and then get themselves in to a scoring position. We don't have wide players that can pull balls back from the bye line to create chances, result lack of goals scored. I think Joe and a few of his players might be living on another planet in believing they thought it was a good performance on Saturday. I have seen a lot of U's teams play over the years, good and bad, but in ways of entertainment this lot has to be bottom of the pile. There will always be people that believe black is white, but I'm honest and don't kid myself that things are far from good. crazy comments

9:13pm Mon 23 Dec 13

stevedawson says...

Its been game for a laugh most of the games lve watched this season.chatting by anyone hasent produced much.then to describe the few comments on here as indicating the mood of the fan base lol.even when we lost 4 against county there were not that many boo's.l think most who attend are happy as long as they dont descend into the 2nd div.most realize that for a football club owner mr cowling is a relative pauper.
Its been game for a laugh most of the games lve watched this season.chatting by anyone hasent produced much.then to describe the few comments on here as indicating the mood of the fan base lol.even when we lost 4 against county there were not that many boo's.l think most who attend are happy as long as they dont descend into the 2nd div.most realize that for a football club owner mr cowling is a relative pauper. stevedawson

10:15pm Mon 23 Dec 13

MelbourneColUtd says...

I'd rather a fan like Robbie Cowling looking after my club than a clown like Vicent Tan.
I'd rather a fan like Robbie Cowling looking after my club than a clown like Vicent Tan. MelbourneColUtd

4:40am Tue 24 Dec 13

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