U's hoping to arrange friendly after Posh game is called off

Gazette: Frustration - U's boss Joe Dunne and his players have been left without a match in League One this weekend. Frustration - U's boss Joe Dunne and his players have been left without a match in League One this weekend.

Colchester United's game at Peterborough United has been postponed.

The London Road pitch failed an inspection this afternoon, with the surface saturated following the heavy rainfall over recent days.

Joe Dunne's side have not played a competitive match since beating Carlisle United 4-2, on January 18.

However, the U's boss is trying to arrange a friendly for his first-team squad, this weekend.

Dunne said: "It's frustrating but unfortunately, you can't change the weather.

"Peterborough did everything they could but the rain has played havoc with a lot of matches and I'm pretty sure it won't be the only game to go.

"These things happen and we have things in place to deal with it."

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5:02pm Fri 31 Jan 14

down the line says...

How can we blame the club for tomorrow's postponed game???? :-)
How can we blame the club for tomorrow's postponed game???? :-) down the line
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1:58am Sat 1 Feb 14

Boris says...

down the line wrote:
How can we blame the club for tomorrow's postponed game???? :-)
We can't. And stand by for more games to be postponed.
[quote][p][bold]down the line[/bold] wrote: How can we blame the club for tomorrow's postponed game???? :-)[/p][/quote]We can't. And stand by for more games to be postponed. Boris
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11:03am Sat 1 Feb 14

stevedawson says...

What has changed in our football game?
What has changed in our football game? stevedawson
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1:47pm Sat 1 Feb 14

hughie-s says...

stevedawson wrote:
What has changed in our football game?
I can remember games at Layer Road on pitches more suited to mud wrestling or ice hockey than football. They moan now about two games a week, how would they have got on in the days of games on Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Monday or the 1948/9 season with games on 15,16,18,21,22, 23, 28 & 30 April
[quote][p][bold]stevedawson[/bold] wrote: What has changed in our football game?[/p][/quote]I can remember games at Layer Road on pitches more suited to mud wrestling or ice hockey than football. They moan now about two games a week, how would they have got on in the days of games on Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Monday or the 1948/9 season with games on 15,16,18,21,22, 23, 28 & 30 April hughie-s
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2:42am Sun 2 Feb 14

Boris says...

hughie-s wrote:
stevedawson wrote:
What has changed in our football game?
I can remember games at Layer Road on pitches more suited to mud wrestling or ice hockey than football. They moan now about two games a week, how would they have got on in the days of games on Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Monday or the 1948/9 season with games on 15,16,18,21,22, 23, 28 & 30 April
It may come to that. That will sort out the men from the boys.
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An old U's player showed me his scrapbook from the 1950s with reports of matches played on Christmas Day (Aldershot v U's) then Boxing Day (U's v Aldershot). One U's player was injured in the away game, so someone else took his place in the home game next day. Apart from that change, it was the same team that played two days running. And of course no substitutes were allowed.
[quote][p][bold]hughie-s[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevedawson[/bold] wrote: What has changed in our football game?[/p][/quote]I can remember games at Layer Road on pitches more suited to mud wrestling or ice hockey than football. They moan now about two games a week, how would they have got on in the days of games on Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Monday or the 1948/9 season with games on 15,16,18,21,22, 23, 28 & 30 April[/p][/quote]It may come to that. That will sort out the men from the boys. . An old U's player showed me his scrapbook from the 1950s with reports of matches played on Christmas Day (Aldershot v U's) then Boxing Day (U's v Aldershot). One U's player was injured in the away game, so someone else took his place in the home game next day. Apart from that change, it was the same team that played two days running. And of course no substitutes were allowed. Boris
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5:40pm Sun 2 Feb 14

super waluigi says...

Boris wrote:
hughie-s wrote:
stevedawson wrote:
What has changed in our football game?
I can remember games at Layer Road on pitches more suited to mud wrestling or ice hockey than football. They moan now about two games a week, how would they have got on in the days of games on Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Monday or the 1948/9 season with games on 15,16,18,21,22, 23, 28 & 30 April
It may come to that. That will sort out the men from the boys.
.
An old U's player showed me his scrapbook from the 1950s with reports of matches played on Christmas Day (Aldershot v U's) then Boxing Day (U's v Aldershot). One U's player was injured in the away game, so someone else took his place in the home game next day. Apart from that change, it was the same team that played two days running. And of course no substitutes were allowed.
Granted, that did happen. But life moves on and things change.
It was once deemed healthy to smoke cigarettes and travelling in cars needed no seat belts or booster seats for children.
The point is, football is far different now. Not necessarily better, but different for sure.

Would Pele make Col U's team if he was born now?
Would Messi get a game in the more challenging 60's?
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hughie-s[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevedawson[/bold] wrote: What has changed in our football game?[/p][/quote]I can remember games at Layer Road on pitches more suited to mud wrestling or ice hockey than football. They moan now about two games a week, how would they have got on in the days of games on Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Monday or the 1948/9 season with games on 15,16,18,21,22, 23, 28 & 30 April[/p][/quote]It may come to that. That will sort out the men from the boys. . An old U's player showed me his scrapbook from the 1950s with reports of matches played on Christmas Day (Aldershot v U's) then Boxing Day (U's v Aldershot). One U's player was injured in the away game, so someone else took his place in the home game next day. Apart from that change, it was the same team that played two days running. And of course no substitutes were allowed.[/p][/quote]Granted, that did happen. But life moves on and things change. It was once deemed healthy to smoke cigarettes and travelling in cars needed no seat belts or booster seats for children. The point is, football is far different now. Not necessarily better, but different for sure. Would Pele make Col U's team if he was born now? Would Messi get a game in the more challenging 60's? super waluigi
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