Dunne - traffic disruption a "factor" in U's defeat

Gazette: Dunne - traffic disruption a "factor" in U's defeat Dunne - traffic disruption a "factor" in U's defeat

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne admitted the traffic disruption which led to some of his players arriving late was a factor in his side's 2-0 defeat against Bradford City.

An accident on the A12 this afternoon caused lengthy delays and resulted in several of the U's players reporting late for duty, at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Goals from James Hanson and Kyle Bennett condemned the U's to defeat.

Dunne said: "It was a factor in the game.

"But over the 90 minutes, we still could have probably done more.

"The teamsheet went in at 6.45pm but half of the players on it were missing.

"They got here in a period where we were ten to 15 minutes short in the warm-up and then we were in a bit later and then straight out.

"Even when we were lining up in the tunnel we weren't quite ready and we had to change the warm-up.

"Sometimes it happens and you think, we're going to have to start the game well.

"We've all been there but we didn't start the game well and the kind of set a bit of a tone which we couldn't really recover from.

“We were struggling from the off.

“The whole day started badly, with half of the team stuck in the traffic.

“From the first moment when (Aaron) McLean got in on goal, it set the tone.

“We were chasing the whole night – chasing players to get here and chasing the game."

Dunne admitted his side lacked sharpeness in losing to Bradford, following a punishing run of fixtures in League One.

He said: “It was probably in the run we’re in one game too far for us but we’ll regroup and go again.

“We were off it in terms of energy and zap and I’ve only got a small squad.

“I can’t level any criticism at my team.

“When our energy levels became flat it was a case of us staying in the game and trying to get something from it.

“But you can’t make the mistakes we made and expect anything."

For a full match report and pictures from Colchester’s game with Bradford, see Wednesday’s Daily Gazette.

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11:32pm Tue 11 Mar 14

down the line says...

Oh pull the other one Joe. You think us fans are fooling for that load of old tosh then you have another thing coming.
What a pathetic excuse. And if the players are tired now, how are they going to be in a few weeks time..... Relegation it is then by the sound of it.
Oh pull the other one Joe. You think us fans are fooling for that load of old tosh then you have another thing coming. What a pathetic excuse. And if the players are tired now, how are they going to be in a few weeks time..... Relegation it is then by the sound of it. down the line
  • Score: 52

11:37pm Tue 11 Mar 14

GLADSTONE 1 says...

Every week there is always some reason !! Maybe we so poor at the moment due to Joe a Dunne management ?

Joe Dunne should had the players at the ground earlier in the day, remember he is the manager and he calls the shots
Every week there is always some reason !! Maybe we so poor at the moment due to Joe a Dunne management ? Joe Dunne should had the players at the ground earlier in the day, remember he is the manager and he calls the shots GLADSTONE 1
  • Score: 47

11:37pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Medicated Soap says...

Oh please do refrain from making pathetic excuses Joe Dunne! Instead of looking for the easy cop-out and blame the traffic, perhaps you could actually practise what you preach by showing some bravery to take full responsibility for the dismal form...
Oh please do refrain from making pathetic excuses Joe Dunne! Instead of looking for the easy cop-out and blame the traffic, perhaps you could actually practise what you preach by showing some bravery to take full responsibility for the dismal form... Medicated Soap
  • Score: 57

11:56pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Ozzie says...

Same old Joe Dunne! Give up, we have had enough of your pathetic, lame excuses! Get us out of the relegation mire this season! Fantastic situation we are in again! 4 points from a possible 9 at home in 3 matches. Great form! Maybe it would have been better if some of those players that 'turned up' didn't turn up! We were awful! At best, pathetic! Any Excuse now, you must think we are so thick to see that you cannot accept the blame! You will be held accountable when we go down! Heads will roll!!
Same old Joe Dunne! Give up, we have had enough of your pathetic, lame excuses! Get us out of the relegation mire this season! Fantastic situation we are in again! 4 points from a possible 9 at home in 3 matches. Great form! Maybe it would have been better if some of those players that 'turned up' didn't turn up! We were awful! At best, pathetic! Any Excuse now, you must think we are so thick to see that you cannot accept the blame! You will be held accountable when we go down! Heads will roll!! Ozzie
  • Score: 44

12:20am Wed 12 Mar 14

Bampotonian says...

That's a new one!
That's a new one! Bampotonian
  • Score: 33

12:20am Wed 12 Mar 14

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

I'm sorry Joe, you are the manager and events like this should never be allowed to be a factor. Players for a weekday home fixture should be asked to report at lunch time so they can have a meal together and spend the afternoon watching videos of their opponents and having relaxation before the game. Tonight it was a real amateurish view of this club from just about every aspect. Get a grip man do!
I'm sorry Joe, you are the manager and events like this should never be allowed to be a factor. Players for a weekday home fixture should be asked to report at lunch time so they can have a meal together and spend the afternoon watching videos of their opponents and having relaxation before the game. Tonight it was a real amateurish view of this club from just about every aspect. Get a grip man do! BlueandWhiteBaz
  • Score: 44

6:26am Wed 12 Mar 14

Arthur Fonzarelli says...

He forgot to mention the 90 minutes of congestion inside the Colchester United penalty box!
He forgot to mention the 90 minutes of congestion inside the Colchester United penalty box! Arthur Fonzarelli
  • Score: 28

6:35am Wed 12 Mar 14

angryman!!! says...

Chasing them all night? No that's the problem we didn't chase, we didn't fight, we didn't care. Sears was the only won that seemd to be bothered untill bonne came on.
Every game we see the opposition battle, chase lose balls and get stuck in that's the difference!
Chasing them all night? No that's the problem we didn't chase, we didn't fight, we didn't care. Sears was the only won that seemd to be bothered untill bonne came on. Every game we see the opposition battle, chase lose balls and get stuck in that's the difference! angryman!!!
  • Score: 27

7:25am Wed 12 Mar 14

The Only Way is Col Utd says...

Joe we would only take this excuse if they had 9-5 jobs, then we could understand them being a bit late etc. but this is their full time job, so no excuses what so ever. The performance showed players that couldn't be bothered, Gilbey, Bonne and Sears we the only ones trying on the pitch. If they struggle to keep fitness then they shouldn't be paid their wages, it's as simple as that. I'm in my late 20's, and have a full time job. I also play footy for 2 hours on a Friday, and I normally last the whole duration on the pitch, and isn't my full time job.
Joe we would only take this excuse if they had 9-5 jobs, then we could understand them being a bit late etc. but this is their full time job, so no excuses what so ever. The performance showed players that couldn't be bothered, Gilbey, Bonne and Sears we the only ones trying on the pitch. If they struggle to keep fitness then they shouldn't be paid their wages, it's as simple as that. I'm in my late 20's, and have a full time job. I also play footy for 2 hours on a Friday, and I normally last the whole duration on the pitch, and isn't my full time job. The Only Way is Col Utd
  • Score: 23

8:32am Wed 12 Mar 14

down the line says...

I've lost all respect for Joe Dunne over the last few weeks. He blames everyone but himself when things don't go well. He's blamed the players, tiredness, the fans, the ground, and now the traffic! Time to start looking a bit closer to home Joe, perhaps it's YOU that's not up to it. Perhaps it's YOU that is to blame....has he thought of that one?
Joe Dunne out, oh and take your mate Mark Kinsella with you, we don't want another cheap option with a number 2 bring promoted.
I've lost all respect for Joe Dunne over the last few weeks. He blames everyone but himself when things don't go well. He's blamed the players, tiredness, the fans, the ground, and now the traffic! Time to start looking a bit closer to home Joe, perhaps it's YOU that's not up to it. Perhaps it's YOU that is to blame....has he thought of that one? Joe Dunne out, oh and take your mate Mark Kinsella with you, we don't want another cheap option with a number 2 bring promoted. down the line
  • Score: 33

8:58am Wed 12 Mar 14

mojo51 says...

I can understand how the problems on the A12 may have a knock on effect on the team’s preparation, but we looked like a team that had never played together before. It’s the same old story any set pieces and our defence goes awol. Young Walker needs to be more dominant in his box, no communication going on with the defence. Bradford’s number 9 dominated the centre backs plus our central midfielders Wright & Bean were nowhere to be seen. Sanchez Watt hardly got a ball passed to him and we were totally devoid of ideas apart from the standard of let’s hoof it over the top for someone to run onto. The strikers Morrison & Sears worked hard but had very little joy on the night with the type of up & under ball that was coming their way.
Our Captain has no presence within the team. When times are hard you want a captain that will shout and fight for the cause, Wilson is just a damp very silent squib.
The team need to stand up and start to fight and those that cannot should leave, this includes Mr Dunne & Mr Kinsella.
Poor!
I can understand how the problems on the A12 may have a knock on effect on the team’s preparation, but we looked like a team that had never played together before. It’s the same old story any set pieces and our defence goes awol. Young Walker needs to be more dominant in his box, no communication going on with the defence. Bradford’s number 9 dominated the centre backs plus our central midfielders Wright & Bean were nowhere to be seen. Sanchez Watt hardly got a ball passed to him and we were totally devoid of ideas apart from the standard of let’s hoof it over the top for someone to run onto. The strikers Morrison & Sears worked hard but had very little joy on the night with the type of up & under ball that was coming their way. Our Captain has no presence within the team. When times are hard you want a captain that will shout and fight for the cause, Wilson is just a damp very silent squib. The team need to stand up and start to fight and those that cannot should leave, this includes Mr Dunne & Mr Kinsella. Poor! mojo51
  • Score: 23

9:43am Wed 12 Mar 14

Ontheball says...

So Dunne say we had turned a corner last week, yes right up a dead end road. Shocklingly poor again. The whole set-up at the stadium is clueless, from top to bottom.
So Dunne say we had turned a corner last week, yes right up a dead end road. Shocklingly poor again. The whole set-up at the stadium is clueless, from top to bottom. Ontheball
  • Score: 23

9:58am Wed 12 Mar 14

totallyfootball says...

I did not think my respect would run out for the manager (can't bring myself to say his name) but sadly it has. To be late for a home game is unacceptable at an level, but at professional it is a joke. Says a lot about the current squad and there is only two people to blame for that! It shows a total lack of respect for the fans, you know the ones they keep slagging off? Clear your desk Joe your time is up!
I did not think my respect would run out for the manager (can't bring myself to say his name) but sadly it has. To be late for a home game is unacceptable at an level, but at professional it is a joke. Says a lot about the current squad and there is only two people to blame for that! It shows a total lack of respect for the fans, you know the ones they keep slagging off? Clear your desk Joe your time is up! totallyfootball
  • Score: 29

10:06am Wed 12 Mar 14

West Stand United says...

Surely on a match day the team should be already in the ground practicing the tactics discussed and getting ready for the game.

Mr.Cowling thanks to your lame excuse for a Manager its now time you stepped up to the plate and get rid before there is no Col U Supporters left.

This will be my last year as a Season Ticket Holder if Dunne and Kinsella stay at the helm. If/when we drop down to League Two we can all forget about watching Watt play as he'll be long gone.

With this crew in charge every year will be a relegation fight whatever league we are in.

We need new ideas, new tactics, a new manager and fast, but I fear it is already too late.
Surely on a match day the team should be already in the ground practicing the tactics discussed and getting ready for the game. Mr.Cowling thanks to your lame excuse for a Manager its now time you stepped up to the plate and get rid before there is no Col U Supporters left. This will be my last year as a Season Ticket Holder if Dunne and Kinsella stay at the helm. If/when we drop down to League Two we can all forget about watching Watt play as he'll be long gone. With this crew in charge every year will be a relegation fight whatever league we are in. We need new ideas, new tactics, a new manager and fast, but I fear it is already too late. West Stand United
  • Score: 20

10:24am Wed 12 Mar 14

stevedawson says...

Can you remember when we all went to chelsea singing" who wants morinho we've got phil parkinson" can you remember?can you?
Can you remember when we all went to chelsea singing" who wants morinho we've got phil parkinson" can you remember?can you? stevedawson
  • Score: 9

10:30am Wed 12 Mar 14

totallyfootball says...

stevedawson wrote:
Can you remember when we all went to chelsea singing" who wants morinho we've got phil parkinson" can you remember?can you?
Yeah now they are singing, Joe Dunne, there's only one Joe Dunne, thank God for small mercies!
[quote][p][bold]stevedawson[/bold] wrote: Can you remember when we all went to chelsea singing" who wants morinho we've got phil parkinson" can you remember?can you?[/p][/quote]Yeah now they are singing, Joe Dunne, there's only one Joe Dunne, thank God for small mercies! totallyfootball
  • Score: 15

11:51am Wed 12 Mar 14

GLADSTONE 1 says...

I think Saturday and Tuesday are most win games and anything less Joe Dunne should really to asking himself if he is the right man for the job. I think the team for Saturday should be a simple 4-4-2 -

Walker

Dicson Magnus Eastman Sesay

Watts Gibey Eastmond Vose

Sears Bonne
I think Saturday and Tuesday are most win games and anything less Joe Dunne should really to asking himself if he is the right man for the job. I think the team for Saturday should be a simple 4-4-2 - Walker Dicson Magnus Eastman Sesay Watts Gibey Eastmond Vose Sears Bonne GLADSTONE 1
  • Score: 11

1:18pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Col United says...

Traffic disruption, really Joe?
Bradford is just over 4hrs away and their coach and supporters came pretty early. So why would Colchester Players be late?

Poor leadership to be honest.
Traffic disruption, really Joe? Bradford is just over 4hrs away and their coach and supporters came pretty early. So why would Colchester Players be late? Poor leadership to be honest. Col United
  • Score: 23

1:32pm Wed 12 Mar 14

We're not singing anymore!!! says...

Oh dear!!!! What next ? Wrong type of wind ? Leaves on the pitch ?
A job for National Rail is calling you Joe.
Oh dear!!!! What next ? Wrong type of wind ? Leaves on the pitch ? A job for National Rail is calling you Joe. We're not singing anymore!!!
  • Score: 28

6:31pm Wed 12 Mar 14

United we stand says...

I agree with the majority of comments on here - CUFC has lost all creditability through this latest pitiful reason for poor performance.
I (fortunately, it seems) couldn't get to the match - but just seen the goals on TV - rank poor defending yet again!
Same old deficiencies - nothing changes. I believe the writing is well on truly on the wall now in terms of our League 1 survival.
I agree with the majority of comments on here - CUFC has lost all creditability through this latest pitiful reason for poor performance. I (fortunately, it seems) couldn't get to the match - but just seen the goals on TV - rank poor defending yet again! Same old deficiencies - nothing changes. I believe the writing is well on truly on the wall now in terms of our League 1 survival. United we stand
  • Score: 21

8:27pm Wed 12 Mar 14

southstand says...

GLADSTONE 1 wrote:
I think Saturday and Tuesday are most win games and anything less Joe Dunne should really to asking himself if he is the right man for the job. I think the team for Saturday should be a simple 4-4-2 -

Walker

Dicson Magnus Eastman Sesay

Watts Gibey Eastmond Vose

Sears Bonne
Good shout, you have rid us of our two biggest liabilities Morrison and the so called "captain" Wilson, well done, good chance of winning now, traffic permitting of course.
[quote][p][bold]GLADSTONE 1[/bold] wrote: I think Saturday and Tuesday are most win games and anything less Joe Dunne should really to asking himself if he is the right man for the job. I think the team for Saturday should be a simple 4-4-2 - Walker Dicson Magnus Eastman Sesay Watts Gibey Eastmond Vose Sears Bonne[/p][/quote]Good shout, you have rid us of our two biggest liabilities Morrison and the so called "captain" Wilson, well done, good chance of winning now, traffic permitting of course. southstand
  • Score: -2

9:14am Thu 13 Mar 14

stevedawson says...

Anyway you made me smile joe!
Anyway you made me smile joe! stevedawson
  • Score: 11

9:35am Thu 13 Mar 14

totallyfootball says...

Not wishing to provoke but where are the usual suspects on this issue, has Joe lost his back four stalwarts?
Not wishing to provoke but where are the usual suspects on this issue, has Joe lost his back four stalwarts? totallyfootball
  • Score: 10

8:54pm Thu 13 Mar 14

25414nora says...

Not been a great time for Colchester Utd supporters lately. The manager under fire, not much to cheer on the field, and very low crowds, so we don't really need the 'see-saw' fair weather supporters throwing their toys out of their prams.
Colchester united will come good again we've been here before, remember dropping into the conference in the 90s, now that was a low point, but we made the championship soon after. So keep the faith you lot, things can only get better.
League 1 survival has to be the main target, but even if it's not to be, league 2 wont be the end of the world.
I'm looking at Southend, pushing for promotion, with 7, 8 , 9,000 gates.
..Up the U's
Not been a great time for Colchester Utd supporters lately. The manager under fire, not much to cheer on the field, and very low crowds, so we don't really need the 'see-saw' fair weather supporters throwing their toys out of their prams. Colchester united will come good again we've been here before, remember dropping into the conference in the 90s, now that was a low point, but we made the championship soon after. So keep the faith you lot, things can only get better. League 1 survival has to be the main target, but even if it's not to be, league 2 wont be the end of the world. I'm looking at Southend, pushing for promotion, with 7, 8 , 9,000 gates. ..Up the U's 25414nora
  • Score: -8

9:45pm Thu 13 Mar 14

totallyfootball says...

Someone else having a pop at the supporters, you are sounding like Joe Dunne, oh well league two is not the end of the world? Things can only get better? They certainly can't get much worse!
Someone else having a pop at the supporters, you are sounding like Joe Dunne, oh well league two is not the end of the world? Things can only get better? They certainly can't get much worse! totallyfootball
  • Score: 7

11:44pm Thu 13 Mar 14

25414nora says...

totallyfootball wrote:
Someone else having a pop at the supporters, you are sounding like Joe Dunne, oh well league two is not the end of the world? Things can only get better? They certainly can't get much worse!
If calling yourself "TOTALLY FOOTBALL" is a gross overstatement.
Then calling yourself a Col U supporter is an absolute JOKE.
[quote][p][bold]totallyfootball[/bold] wrote: Someone else having a pop at the supporters, you are sounding like Joe Dunne, oh well league two is not the end of the world? Things can only get better? They certainly can't get much worse![/p][/quote]If calling yourself "TOTALLY FOOTBALL" is a gross overstatement. Then calling yourself a Col U supporter is an absolute JOKE. 25414nora
  • Score: -11

1:13am Fri 14 Mar 14

Boris says...

25414nora wrote:
totallyfootball wrote:
Someone else having a pop at the supporters, you are sounding like Joe Dunne, oh well league two is not the end of the world? Things can only get better? They certainly can't get much worse!
If calling yourself "TOTALLY FOOTBALL" is a gross overstatement.
Then calling yourself a Col U supporter is an absolute JOKE.
Does totally only think about football? Probably not, but that is his chosen alias. Does he support Col U? Yes, of course he does, or he would not have posted hundreds of times on these threads.
Please, Nora, recognise that support is not just a matter of yes or no, but it lies somewhere along a spectrum. For many of us, the relationship with our club is one of love-hate. Some of us can't afford to go to every game. Some of us have other commitments so we can't go to every game anyway.
I have been supporting the U's for 60 years, and I have no interest in supporting any other English club, but I reserve the right to criticise my club when appropriate, and I expect totally feels much the same.
So please leave him alone. He supports the club as much as you do, even if he doesn't always express himself the same way as you.
[quote][p][bold]25414nora[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]totallyfootball[/bold] wrote: Someone else having a pop at the supporters, you are sounding like Joe Dunne, oh well league two is not the end of the world? Things can only get better? They certainly can't get much worse![/p][/quote]If calling yourself "TOTALLY FOOTBALL" is a gross overstatement. Then calling yourself a Col U supporter is an absolute JOKE.[/p][/quote]Does totally only think about football? Probably not, but that is his chosen alias. Does he support Col U? Yes, of course he does, or he would not have posted hundreds of times on these threads. Please, Nora, recognise that support is not just a matter of yes or no, but it lies somewhere along a spectrum. For many of us, the relationship with our club is one of love-hate. Some of us can't afford to go to every game. Some of us have other commitments so we can't go to every game anyway. I have been supporting the U's for 60 years, and I have no interest in supporting any other English club, but I reserve the right to criticise my club when appropriate, and I expect totally feels much the same. So please leave him alone. He supports the club as much as you do, even if he doesn't always express himself the same way as you. Boris
  • Score: 18

6:31am Fri 14 Mar 14

totallyfootball says...

Nora just to tidy up your points, I have lived in and around Colchester for most of my life and it is my home town, so like most interested in football you have a place in your heart for your home club. I have been involved in football since my late teens following the U's during the Layer Road days, due to my involvement in football elsewhere now I don't get to see as many games as I would like at the new home but what I ha seen is a long way off from the pacey attacking play at Layer Road, I feel for the supporters of the club but have run out of patience with the one trick pony that is now in charge of the side. Spot on with your points Boris, of course I don't breath football 24/7 but anyone who knows me will tell you its very close!
Nora just to tidy up your points, I have lived in and around Colchester for most of my life and it is my home town, so like most interested in football you have a place in your heart for your home club. I have been involved in football since my late teens following the U's during the Layer Road days, due to my involvement in football elsewhere now I don't get to see as many games as I would like at the new home but what I ha seen is a long way off from the pacey attacking play at Layer Road, I feel for the supporters of the club but have run out of patience with the one trick pony that is now in charge of the side. Spot on with your points Boris, of course I don't breath football 24/7 but anyone who knows me will tell you its very close! totallyfootball
  • Score: 4

1:08pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Noah4x4 says...

In the 55 completed seasons since the league restructure of 1958 first permitted true comparisons; the U’s have only TWICE ended up in the top six of the THIRD Tier and hence promoted to the Championship merely once (spending two seasons there).

So why do some optimists commence the season with an expectation of a Third Tier play-off spot or better? It would be good if we could, but probably not realistic. So where should the majority of more reasonable U’s fans agree is an acceptable ‘glass ceiling’?

The U’s have ended in the TOP HALF of the THIRD tier upon only 11 occasions (from the same 55 seasons). So why do so many fans now automatically expect a top half THIRD tier position (as a minimum) when today; the Financial Fair Play rules conspire against those having modest gates?

Ironically; for those that moan about the club’s “recent lack of success”; FIVE of those top half THIRD tier finishes have been in the last SEVEN seasons; and look how some fans have bewailed the managers concerned. We are currently in our best run of all time; that’s TWELVE consecutive seasons in the third tier (or higher).

Admittedly; in the last two seasons; we have been struggling to shake off the legacy of John Ward’s poor squad building; but let’s appreciate where we actually are in the context of our league history. I personally think Joe Dunne is working miracles with an inherited squad that he CAN’T SELL (e.g. to buy new); has been blighted by injuries; has had to make do with emergency loans; but is slowly converting to a fine squad of home grown academy developed exciting youngsters. Our U18’s have just made the area final of the youth cup; so let’s be patient.

After all, the rest of these 55 seasons we have set league records for being the club that has yo-yoed between the Third and Fourth tiers on the most occasions. I want us to consolidate; build from the youth academy; and escape UPWARDS from here; and if that means tolerating the team often grinding out boring dour results simply to stay in the Division; whilst Joe Dunne arrives at the squad he really wants that suits me. But let’s respect where we are in our history.
In the 55 completed seasons since the league restructure of 1958 first permitted true comparisons; the U’s have only TWICE ended up in the top six of the THIRD Tier and hence promoted to the Championship merely once (spending two seasons there). So why do some optimists commence the season with an expectation of a Third Tier play-off spot or better? It would be good if we could, but probably not realistic. So where should the majority of more reasonable U’s fans agree is an acceptable ‘glass ceiling’? The U’s have ended in the TOP HALF of the THIRD tier upon only 11 occasions (from the same 55 seasons). So why do so many fans now automatically expect a top half THIRD tier position (as a minimum) when today; the Financial Fair Play rules conspire against those having modest gates? Ironically; for those that moan about the club’s “recent lack of success”; FIVE of those top half THIRD tier finishes have been in the last SEVEN seasons; and look how some fans have bewailed the managers concerned. We are currently in our best run of all time; that’s TWELVE consecutive seasons in the third tier (or higher). Admittedly; in the last two seasons; we have been struggling to shake off the legacy of John Ward’s poor squad building; but let’s appreciate where we actually are in the context of our league history. I personally think Joe Dunne is working miracles with an inherited squad that he CAN’T SELL (e.g. to buy new); has been blighted by injuries; has had to make do with emergency loans; but is slowly converting to a fine squad of home grown academy developed exciting youngsters. Our U18’s have just made the area final of the youth cup; so let’s be patient. After all, the rest of these 55 seasons we have set league records for being the club that has yo-yoed between the Third and Fourth tiers on the most occasions. I want us to consolidate; build from the youth academy; and escape UPWARDS from here; and if that means tolerating the team often grinding out boring dour results simply to stay in the Division; whilst Joe Dunne arrives at the squad he really wants that suits me. But let’s respect where we are in our history. Noah4x4
  • Score: -14

1:55pm Fri 14 Mar 14

totallyfootball says...

As always Nora I respect your loyalty and in depth knowledge of the club! But as most will tell you, in football you are only as good as your last result/game. I agree with most of your points, yes he was dealt a poor hand to pick up from the other alleged manager (there is little to choose between them now) but what games that I have seen this season many of the players are not worthy of a shirt, lethargic and clueless most of them, and coupled with his lack of emotion in the technical area (zero) we are on a hiding to nothing before a ball is kicked in anger! I want to see a fresh faced manager with appetite, ideas, motivation and enthusiasm, with that you will get the best even out of the poorest players! I live in hope, it a little place in Essex.
As always Nora I respect your loyalty and in depth knowledge of the club! But as most will tell you, in football you are only as good as your last result/game. I agree with most of your points, yes he was dealt a poor hand to pick up from the other alleged manager (there is little to choose between them now) but what games that I have seen this season many of the players are not worthy of a shirt, lethargic and clueless most of them, and coupled with his lack of emotion in the technical area (zero) we are on a hiding to nothing before a ball is kicked in anger! I want to see a fresh faced manager with appetite, ideas, motivation and enthusiasm, with that you will get the best even out of the poorest players! I live in hope, it a little place in Essex. totallyfootball
  • Score: 7

5:31pm Fri 14 Mar 14

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

Well said Boris some people think if you support a team you have to bury your head and go along with everything it says or does. I'm afraid the real world is somewhat different.
Well said Boris some people think if you support a team you have to bury your head and go along with everything it says or does. I'm afraid the real world is somewhat different. BlueandWhiteBaz
  • Score: 14

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