Dunne has no complaints after Posh defeat

Dunne has no complaints after Posh defeat

Dunne has no complaints after Posh defeat

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Colchester United manager Joe Dunne admitted he could have no complaints about the scoreline after they were beaten 2-0 at play-off chasing Peterborough United.

Goals from Tommy Rowe and Britt Assombalonga condemned the U's to a third straight defeat, leaving them three points above the League One relegation zone with six games to play.

Dunne said: “It was a well-earned win for Peterborough.

“I’ve got no complaints about getting beaten, if you can get beaten in the right way.

“I just felt we once again aided our downfall although we did manage to keep at 1-0 going into half-time, which we haven’t done (in past games).

“We felt that might be the resilience that gives us the opportunity to do something in the second half.

“We spoke at half-time about what we needed to do to try and get back into the game.

“We settled into the game a little bit in the second half but the second goal has killed us."

Dunne was angry that Rowe's headed opener for Posh was allowed to stand, after the U's felt the hosts should have been penalised for a block on one of their defenders.

Dunne added: “It was a blatant block and it needs to be looked at.

“We spoke about with the fourth official.

“People have got to start taking action against people who are blocking (in the area) with no intention of even playing the ball.

“That happened three or four times and we spoke to the referee about it but he did nothing about it."

For a full match report and pictures from the U's game at Peterborough, along with Duguid's Diary, see Thursday's Daily Gazette.

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10:52pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Mr Honest says...

Seriously Mr Dunne jog on. Didn't think anyone was as hopeless as John Ward. Its all been said a million times but you are tactically inept and clueless.You robbed the club by playing as an average right back, now you are committing fraud as a paid Manager.
Seriously Mr Dunne jog on. Didn't think anyone was as hopeless as John Ward. Its all been said a million times but you are tactically inept and clueless.You robbed the club by playing as an average right back, now you are committing fraud as a paid Manager. Mr Honest
  • Score: 54

10:54pm Wed 2 Apr 14

down the line says...

One week it's the fans fault, the next it's the refs fault.
Of course Joe, it's everyone's fault but yours.
Do yourself a favour and resign.
One week it's the fans fault, the next it's the refs fault. Of course Joe, it's everyone's fault but yours. Do yourself a favour and resign. down the line
  • Score: 89

11:19pm Wed 2 Apr 14

southstand says...

Mr Honest wrote:
Seriously Mr Dunne jog on. Didn't think anyone was as hopeless as John Ward. Its all been said a million times but you are tactically inept and clueless.You robbed the club by playing as an average right back, now you are committing fraud as a paid Manager.
Average right back? what a load of crap! he was a brilliant defender who always gave his all. Manager? lets hope he gets us two wins starting with Tranmere on saturday, then if next season doesn't improve get rid before christmas?
[quote][p][bold]Mr Honest[/bold] wrote: Seriously Mr Dunne jog on. Didn't think anyone was as hopeless as John Ward. Its all been said a million times but you are tactically inept and clueless.You robbed the club by playing as an average right back, now you are committing fraud as a paid Manager.[/p][/quote]Average right back? what a load of crap! he was a brilliant defender who always gave his all. Manager? lets hope he gets us two wins starting with Tranmere on saturday, then if next season doesn't improve get rid before christmas? southstand
  • Score: -48

11:21pm Wed 2 Apr 14

crazy comments says...

Joe,you now need to start looking for some fresh players for next season.
Plenty of good talent in the lower leagues. Do some scouting yourself, and watch Dan Holman at Braintree. He is fast, tricky and can score goals. Peterborough are a good example,who have picked up a lot of players from the lower leagues who have then gone on to be top players and then moved on for good transfer fee's.
Joe,you now need to start looking for some fresh players for next season. Plenty of good talent in the lower leagues. Do some scouting yourself, and watch Dan Holman at Braintree. He is fast, tricky and can score goals. Peterborough are a good example,who have picked up a lot of players from the lower leagues who have then gone on to be top players and then moved on for good transfer fee's. crazy comments
  • Score: 62

12:43am Thu 3 Apr 14

Noah4x4 says...

Just got back, and it's sad to see all the usual 'Clan Negative' moaning from their armchairs. We were beaten by a vastly superior side that defensively snuffed us out and pressed us so hard that we made errors upon which they ruthlessly capitalised. No player lack of effort, we ran miles chasing shadows and were just were not skilled enough. No wonder they are in the play-offs zone; having also just been to Wembley for JPT Cup. Sometimes one does have to accept being second best.

The players look physically drained after 10 games in 30 days and confidence is evidently down. The Posh first goal should have been disallowed and we should have had a penalty. We just can't ever get lucky. However, every opportunity on Saturday to get out of trouble.
Just got back, and it's sad to see all the usual 'Clan Negative' moaning from their armchairs. We were beaten by a vastly superior side that defensively snuffed us out and pressed us so hard that we made errors upon which they ruthlessly capitalised. No player lack of effort, we ran miles chasing shadows and were just were not skilled enough. No wonder they are in the play-offs zone; having also just been to Wembley for JPT Cup. Sometimes one does have to accept being second best. The players look physically drained after 10 games in 30 days and confidence is evidently down. The Posh first goal should have been disallowed and we should have had a penalty. We just can't ever get lucky. However, every opportunity on Saturday to get out of trouble. Noah4x4
  • Score: -41

12:57am Thu 3 Apr 14

Medicated Soap says...

Just got back from arguably the most demoralizing display of this wretched season, which provided the strongest signal yet that relegation is coming over the hill! Perhaps the realization that we are in the midst of a relegation battle hasn’t fully sunk in yet, because if that’s our players response to our current situation then we are royally f**ked and might as well start planning for life in League Two!

We lacked the basic desire and determination to compete in this match, as Posh cantered to their easiest win of the season. The Peterborough keeper didn’t have a save to make as once again we failed to register a shot on target in ninety-plus minutes. Blunt doesn’t even begin to describe our nonexistent attacking ability; we lack a genuine goal scorer and at this crucial period of the season it’s killing us!

Defensively we are at our lowest ebb since the dark days of the 2007/08 relegation; tonight especially was desperately poor, moreover we were somewhat fortunate to only concede two this evening. An unmarked Rowe was somehow allowed a free header for Posh’s first from a corner routine, while Magnus’s attempts at playing out from the back set up Assombalonga for their clincher, not that the result was ever in doubt!

Perhaps the biggest obstacle to the U’s survival hopes is that all our remaining games are against teams who have something to play for:-

Automatic promotion: Brentford
Play-Off place: Walsall
Relegation: Crewe, Oldham, Stevenage, Tranmere

We narrowly escaped last season by gaining points from mid-table teams who had little to play for. It’s the games where there is a lot riding on the outcome for the opposition that we tend to struggle in!

We’ve been by far and away the worst team in the division since the start of February:

20. Port Vale P 14 W 04 D 03 L 07 F 17 A 27 -10 15pts (1.07 pts per game)
21. Shrewsbury P 12 W 02 D 06 L 04 F 09 A 12 -3 12pts (1.00 pts per game)
22. Walsall P 11 W 02 D 04 L 05 F 09 A 15 -6 10pts (0.91 pts per game)
23. Carlisle P 12 W 02 D 04 L 06 F 08 A 14 -6 10pts (0.83 pts per game)
24. Colchester P 14 W 02 D 03 L 09 F 09 A 21 -12 9pts (0.64 pts per game)

It’s going to take a gigantean upturn in form to escape the drop this season; alas from tonight’s evidence, we evidently don’t have even the pre-requisite fight to even make a fist of attempting to stay in this division.

This club now sits on the precipice of relegation, immediate action is urgently necessary, for it’s hard to see the U’s downward trajectory being halted at just League Two!
Just got back from arguably the most demoralizing display of this wretched season, which provided the strongest signal yet that relegation is coming over the hill! Perhaps the realization that we are in the midst of a relegation battle hasn’t fully sunk in yet, because if that’s our players response to our current situation then we are royally f**ked and might as well start planning for life in League Two! We lacked the basic desire and determination to compete in this match, as Posh cantered to their easiest win of the season. The Peterborough keeper didn’t have a save to make as once again we failed to register a shot on target in ninety-plus minutes. Blunt doesn’t even begin to describe our nonexistent attacking ability; we lack a genuine goal scorer and at this crucial period of the season it’s killing us! Defensively we are at our lowest ebb since the dark days of the 2007/08 relegation; tonight especially was desperately poor, moreover we were somewhat fortunate to only concede two this evening. An unmarked Rowe was somehow allowed a free header for Posh’s first from a corner routine, while Magnus’s attempts at playing out from the back set up Assombalonga for their clincher, not that the result was ever in doubt! Perhaps the biggest obstacle to the U’s survival hopes is that all our remaining games are against teams who have something to play for:- Automatic promotion: Brentford Play-Off place: Walsall Relegation: Crewe, Oldham, Stevenage, Tranmere We narrowly escaped last season by gaining points from mid-table teams who had little to play for. It’s the games where there is a lot riding on the outcome for the opposition that we tend to struggle in! We’ve been by far and away the worst team in the division since the start of February: 20. Port Vale P 14 W 04 D 03 L 07 F 17 A 27 -10 15pts (1.07 pts per game) 21. Shrewsbury P 12 W 02 D 06 L 04 F 09 A 12 -3 12pts (1.00 pts per game) 22. Walsall P 11 W 02 D 04 L 05 F 09 A 15 -6 10pts (0.91 pts per game) 23. Carlisle P 12 W 02 D 04 L 06 F 08 A 14 -6 10pts (0.83 pts per game) 24. Colchester P 14 W 02 D 03 L 09 F 09 A 21 -12 9pts (0.64 pts per game) It’s going to take a gigantean upturn in form to escape the drop this season; alas from tonight’s evidence, we evidently don’t have even the pre-requisite fight to even make a fist of attempting to stay in this division. This club now sits on the precipice of relegation, immediate action is urgently necessary, for it’s hard to see the U’s downward trajectory being halted at just League Two! Medicated Soap
  • Score: 52

12:57am Thu 3 Apr 14

Mr Honest says...

Deluded Muppet ^^^^^^
Deluded Muppet ^^^^^^ Mr Honest
  • Score: 31

12:59am Thu 3 Apr 14

Mr Honest says...

That was meant for Noah!
That was meant for Noah! Mr Honest
  • Score: 34

8:02am Thu 3 Apr 14

super waluigi says...

I never had any doubt that we was going to struggle tonight. Boro are one of the best teams in the league. I am not negative, just realistic.

To all of 'clan negative' I have no respect for your name calling. I hope you would be man enough to apologies for your fowl mouth rants at Joe a Dunne and the club.

In human nature, we never want to be wrong, and always want to be right. How can you possibly want Colchester United to stay up, when 'clan negative' continuously call the team out for being relegation fodder????
It is a lose-lose scenario. On one hand, Noah, Nora and myself are all correct and we stay up (you would be wrong for about 6 seasons???) or on the other hand, your team is relegated and you have to watch crappy l2 footie. You really live a dream!!!!!
I never had any doubt that we was going to struggle tonight. Boro are one of the best teams in the league. I am not negative, just realistic. To all of 'clan negative' I have no respect for your name calling. I hope you would be man enough to apologies for your fowl mouth rants at Joe a Dunne and the club. In human nature, we never want to be wrong, and always want to be right. How can you possibly want Colchester United to stay up, when 'clan negative' continuously call the team out for being relegation fodder???? It is a lose-lose scenario. On one hand, Noah, Nora and myself are all correct and we stay up (you would be wrong for about 6 seasons???) or on the other hand, your team is relegated and you have to watch crappy l2 footie. You really live a dream!!!!! super waluigi
  • Score: -30

8:56am Thu 3 Apr 14

down the line says...

super waluigi wrote:
I never had any doubt that we was going to struggle tonight. Boro are one of the best teams in the league. I am not negative, just realistic. To all of 'clan negative' I have no respect for your name calling. I hope you would be man enough to apologies for your fowl mouth rants at Joe a Dunne and the club. In human nature, we never want to be wrong, and always want to be right. How can you possibly want Colchester United to stay up, when 'clan negative' continuously call the team out for being relegation fodder???? It is a lose-lose scenario. On one hand, Noah, Nora and myself are all correct and we stay up (you would be wrong for about 6 seasons???) or on the other hand, your team is relegated and you have to watch crappy l2 footie. You really live a dream!!!!!
People should apologise to Joe and the club?? Are you for real?? I think it should be the other way round. Joe and the club should be apologising to the fans who pay there hard earned money to watch utter garbige week in week out.
[quote][p][bold]super waluigi[/bold] wrote: I never had any doubt that we was going to struggle tonight. Boro are one of the best teams in the league. I am not negative, just realistic. To all of 'clan negative' I have no respect for your name calling. I hope you would be man enough to apologies for your fowl mouth rants at Joe a Dunne and the club. In human nature, we never want to be wrong, and always want to be right. How can you possibly want Colchester United to stay up, when 'clan negative' continuously call the team out for being relegation fodder???? It is a lose-lose scenario. On one hand, Noah, Nora and myself are all correct and we stay up (you would be wrong for about 6 seasons???) or on the other hand, your team is relegated and you have to watch crappy l2 footie. You really live a dream!!!!![/p][/quote]People should apologise to Joe and the club?? Are you for real?? I think it should be the other way round. Joe and the club should be apologising to the fans who pay there hard earned money to watch utter garbige week in week out. down the line
  • Score: 40

9:09am Thu 3 Apr 14

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

I'm sorry Joe you are completely out of your depth and, what is worse, it appears any influence you had over he players has now gone. We are where we are for a reason and it looks set to continue for the foreseeable future.
I'm sorry Joe you are completely out of your depth and, what is worse, it appears any influence you had over he players has now gone. We are where we are for a reason and it looks set to continue for the foreseeable future. BlueandWhiteBaz
  • Score: 43

9:53am Thu 3 Apr 14

linton68 says...

Moved down here 8 years ago from Forest gate. I love my football but getting to West ham was a def' no no (too expensive for a start). With my sons I now supt Col' U, have to admit the standards of L1 are much lower, but as i've already said, I love my football, and my boys are dedicated U's fans so It's the W.H.C.S for us good times and bad. Just dont understand the mentality of people on this forum who write their poison, and then call themselves SUPPORTERS.. Maybe 2 seasons in the championship have spoilt them.
Moved down here 8 years ago from Forest gate. I love my football but getting to West ham was a def' no no (too expensive for a start). With my sons I now supt Col' U, have to admit the standards of L1 are much lower, but as i've already said, I love my football, and my boys are dedicated U's fans so It's the W.H.C.S for us good times and bad. Just dont understand the mentality of people on this forum who write their poison, and then call themselves SUPPORTERS.. Maybe 2 seasons in the championship have spoilt them. linton68
  • Score: -26

10:00am Thu 3 Apr 14

totallyfootball says...

linton68 wrote:
Moved down here 8 years ago from Forest gate. I love my football but getting to West ham was a def' no no (too expensive for a start). With my sons I now supt Col' U, have to admit the standards of L1 are much lower, but as i've already said, I love my football, and my boys are dedicated U's fans so It's the W.H.C.S for us good times and bad. Just dont understand the mentality of people on this forum who write their poison, and then call themselves SUPPORTERS.. Maybe 2 seasons in the championship have spoilt them.
If you love your football then surely you will empathize with those on here, all they want is to pay their money and watch a descent game of football and their side do well, if you go with your boys regularly surely you can see that they are hardly getting value for money. A manager out of his depth and players who don't care! I could say so much more and have done n the past, lets just see where we are come the last day?
[quote][p][bold]linton68[/bold] wrote: Moved down here 8 years ago from Forest gate. I love my football but getting to West ham was a def' no no (too expensive for a start). With my sons I now supt Col' U, have to admit the standards of L1 are much lower, but as i've already said, I love my football, and my boys are dedicated U's fans so It's the W.H.C.S for us good times and bad. Just dont understand the mentality of people on this forum who write their poison, and then call themselves SUPPORTERS.. Maybe 2 seasons in the championship have spoilt them.[/p][/quote]If you love your football then surely you will empathize with those on here, all they want is to pay their money and watch a descent game of football and their side do well, if you go with your boys regularly surely you can see that they are hardly getting value for money. A manager out of his depth and players who don't care! I could say so much more and have done n the past, lets just see where we are come the last day? totallyfootball
  • Score: 32

10:38am Thu 3 Apr 14

Mr Honest says...

Linton, you are not a true supporter. You are just another Londoner who has emigrated here! Ive supported the club for 35 years. Ive seen lots of good times and I have praised the club when things have gone well but equally I have the right to criticise when required. The team is in freefall. It was a lazy and cheap appointment by the chairman to appoint Dunne. We supposedly have some of the best youngsters around yet we persist with has beens. Saturday is a massive game. If we fail to win I think we will go down. Dunne out, Cowling out and Matt Hudson out. Another person that must watch different games along with Waluigi, Nora and Noah.
Linton, you are not a true supporter. You are just another Londoner who has emigrated here! Ive supported the club for 35 years. Ive seen lots of good times and I have praised the club when things have gone well but equally I have the right to criticise when required. The team is in freefall. It was a lazy and cheap appointment by the chairman to appoint Dunne. We supposedly have some of the best youngsters around yet we persist with has beens. Saturday is a massive game. If we fail to win I think we will go down. Dunne out, Cowling out and Matt Hudson out. Another person that must watch different games along with Waluigi, Nora and Noah. Mr Honest
  • Score: 27

11:54am Thu 3 Apr 14

hungrystudent says...

I haven't been on this site now for over 3 months as i concentrate on my university education and future career.

However Its nice to come back and see the same old crew slating anything and everything under the Colchester United badge.... The manager, the players, the chairman... the fans? Poor Mr Linton being accused and bombarded with abuse for not being a "True Fan" as he "Migrated" from London. It is this sort of awful behavior from some of you that pushes people away from supporting the club.

I thought we were all complaining about the lack of supporters ?

It makes me wonder.. what do you people really want ?

You openly criticize everything, never happy, never confident, i cant for the life of me remember a time where you have been positive about the situation of the club.

I can understand in the current situation peoples frustration and anger yet you only criticize Col U in a curt and blunt manner, never tactfully or usefully.

HS
I haven't been on this site now for over 3 months as i concentrate on my university education and future career. However Its nice to come back and see the same old crew slating anything and everything under the Colchester United badge.... The manager, the players, the chairman... the fans? Poor Mr Linton being accused and bombarded with abuse for not being a "True Fan" as he "Migrated" from London. It is this sort of awful behavior from some of you that pushes people away from supporting the club. I thought we were all complaining about the lack of supporters ? It makes me wonder.. what do you people really want ? You openly criticize everything, never happy, never confident, i cant for the life of me remember a time where you have been positive about the situation of the club. I can understand in the current situation peoples frustration and anger yet you only criticize Col U in a curt and blunt manner, never tactfully or usefully. HS hungrystudent
  • Score: -23

12:29pm Thu 3 Apr 14

totallyfootball says...

hungrystudent wrote:
I haven't been on this site now for over 3 months as i concentrate on my university education and future career.

However Its nice to come back and see the same old crew slating anything and everything under the Colchester United badge.... The manager, the players, the chairman... the fans? Poor Mr Linton being accused and bombarded with abuse for not being a "True Fan" as he "Migrated" from London. It is this sort of awful behavior from some of you that pushes people away from supporting the club.

I thought we were all complaining about the lack of supporters ?

It makes me wonder.. what do you people really want ?

You openly criticize everything, never happy, never confident, i cant for the life of me remember a time where you have been positive about the situation of the club.

I can understand in the current situation peoples frustration and anger yet you only criticize Col U in a curt and blunt manner, never tactfully or usefully.

HS
You obviously have been away or the build up to today would make sense to you? Sadly most and I repeat most points on here are factual and from the build up of months of frustration! The only relevant point you have made since your absence is however frustrated you are it should not result in abuse, we are all to the same cause, maybe just a different angle that's all!
[quote][p][bold]hungrystudent[/bold] wrote: I haven't been on this site now for over 3 months as i concentrate on my university education and future career. However Its nice to come back and see the same old crew slating anything and everything under the Colchester United badge.... The manager, the players, the chairman... the fans? Poor Mr Linton being accused and bombarded with abuse for not being a "True Fan" as he "Migrated" from London. It is this sort of awful behavior from some of you that pushes people away from supporting the club. I thought we were all complaining about the lack of supporters ? It makes me wonder.. what do you people really want ? You openly criticize everything, never happy, never confident, i cant for the life of me remember a time where you have been positive about the situation of the club. I can understand in the current situation peoples frustration and anger yet you only criticize Col U in a curt and blunt manner, never tactfully or usefully. HS[/p][/quote]You obviously have been away or the build up to today would make sense to you? Sadly most and I repeat most points on here are factual and from the build up of months of frustration! The only relevant point you have made since your absence is however frustrated you are it should not result in abuse, we are all to the same cause, maybe just a different angle that's all! totallyfootball
  • Score: 26

12:36pm Thu 3 Apr 14

super waluigi says...

Mr Honest, your attitude towards Linton is appalling. In a free world, any man can support any team he wants. Even if he still lived in forest gate.

Linton, well said. Welcome to Colchester. Like you I think the football at L1 is not of a high standard, so I never really set my expectations too high. I enjoy winning, and accept losing. End of.

It must be a horrible world to be Mr Honest. To be so negative about everything must be like missing a limb. A real hold back in life.
Mr Honest, your attitude towards Linton is appalling. In a free world, any man can support any team he wants. Even if he still lived in forest gate. Linton, well said. Welcome to Colchester. Like you I think the football at L1 is not of a high standard, so I never really set my expectations too high. I enjoy winning, and accept losing. End of. It must be a horrible world to be Mr Honest. To be so negative about everything must be like missing a limb. A real hold back in life. super waluigi
  • Score: -17

1:20pm Thu 3 Apr 14

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

Mr Honest..... you don't appear to be playing very nicely in the playground. I understand your frustration and you would have seen that most of my comments in the past few weeks would be tarnished as part of the 'Clan Negative' brigade. But you or anyone else can't decide if someone is a true supporter. My situation is very similar to Linton68. Do I agree with his views ? No, I don't, but I do respect that he has an opinion to them. While we might not always agree with each other, if we pay our money and go to the games we have a right to our opinion and a right to call ourselves Colchester United Supporters..

The personal attacks on here seem pathetic. Some may even say bullying. Perhaps people have lost touch with reality, try to remember that this is just about a game of football, not LIFE or DEATH!!!!!

I think Joe Dunne is way out of his depth and with little idea on how to get out of the mess that we're in. I'm sure the 'Rose Tinted Brigade' will disagree but quite frankly that's their prerogative.

There is no harm in debating but let’s not get personal towards each other and try to keep it civilised.
Mr Honest..... you don't appear to be playing very nicely in the playground. I understand your frustration and you would have seen that most of my comments in the past few weeks would be tarnished as part of the 'Clan Negative' brigade. But you or anyone else can't decide if someone is a true supporter. My situation is very similar to Linton68. Do I agree with his views ? No, I don't, but I do respect that he has an opinion to them. While we might not always agree with each other, if we pay our money and go to the games we have a right to our opinion and a right to call ourselves Colchester United Supporters.. The personal attacks on here seem pathetic. Some may even say bullying. Perhaps people have lost touch with reality, try to remember that this is just about a game of football, not LIFE or DEATH!!!!! I think Joe Dunne is way out of his depth and with little idea on how to get out of the mess that we're in. I'm sure the 'Rose Tinted Brigade' will disagree but quite frankly that's their prerogative. There is no harm in debating but let’s not get personal towards each other and try to keep it civilised. We're not singing anymore!!!
  • Score: 18

1:25pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Mr Honest says...

I'm not negative Waluigi. In fact I'm quite positive col u will be challenging for the playoffs next season.......in league 2.
I'm not negative Waluigi. In fact I'm quite positive col u will be challenging for the playoffs next season.......in league 2. Mr Honest
  • Score: 26

2:03pm Thu 3 Apr 14

GLADSTONE 1 says...

I think the funniest thing i have read from these comments is the claim of Colchester heavy schedule of games - 10 games in 30 days !!! I dont hear Braintree moaning about there heavy schedule of games !! They are still getting the results and pushing for a play off spot. Also there players are part time and have full time jobs aswell !! Col U have lost the support of the fans but that can be turned around with a good performance and a win on Saturday.
I think the funniest thing i have read from these comments is the claim of Colchester heavy schedule of games - 10 games in 30 days !!! I dont hear Braintree moaning about there heavy schedule of games !! They are still getting the results and pushing for a play off spot. Also there players are part time and have full time jobs aswell !! Col U have lost the support of the fans but that can be turned around with a good performance and a win on Saturday. GLADSTONE 1
  • Score: 16

2:30pm Thu 3 Apr 14

SuperU's says...

I'd like to say a big thank you to linton68 and his sons for coming to support the U's, fantastic stuff and what we need. It's great that we do have people wanting to go to the games and you don't have to have resided in one location all your life to be seen as a true supporter. The analogy there is I've lived next to the Zoo for a long time and I'm therefore a rhinoceros.

I try to get to as many away games as possible, last night being the 5th this season I think, and the great majority of fans travelling are a credit to the team with real support and encouragement. It was difficult last night, as although competitive in the first half we were second best thereafter and Peterborough won well, deservedly so. They are on that evidence a good side, that play a very effective game and will get that 6th play-off place. They are solid at the back, mobile and technical in central and wide midfield with power and direction up front. They didn't let us settle or get into a rhythm and showed the big difference between the top 6, probably 8, and the rest of the league who are pretty close but where some are evidently more consistent than others.

Our failings in terms of scoring goals has been a big problem this year, and would have been the difference between being comfortably mid-table and our perilous position now. It's a mini league for the next 6 games and vital we win on Saturday v Tranmere to give us a little breathing space. You could see that the confidence is low at the moment so we need the crowd to get behind the team.

One thing that was completely out of order last night was a very small section of Col U "fans" that vitriolically barracked the subs warming up on the touchline during the 2nd half, without realising they were actually Drey Wright and Sammy Smodicz! Absolutely unbelieveable!! Are these people for real. Those young lads looked totally shocked by that. How can we expect them to perform, under difficult conditions as it is, without that moronic behaviour. Get behind the team or get lost. Not real fans and symptomatic of the spleen venting sometimes seen on here.

Have an opinion about the team, tactics, management, club, ground, whatever but try to make a valid point and argue that through. Any statement can be made, but those that are really valid are made with proper thought and reason, whether that's positive or negative.

Personally I strongly believe there is nothing to be gained in the heat of battle by a negative stance. A psychologist would suggest that in order to prevail you must continue to accentuate what is good, as once the mindset is destroyed or switched to a negative it's extremely difficult to believe you can get out of a problem and it's becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. You have to confront the bad for sure, but turn that around. Deal with it and move on.

I thought Tosin Olufemi had a good game against a tricky winger and full back who pushed on at every opportunity. Not fazed by the task and defended well on the whole. He deserves another chance to show what he can do.

We all need to get behind the team on Saturday. Up the Us!
I'd like to say a big thank you to linton68 and his sons for coming to support the U's, fantastic stuff and what we need. It's great that we do have people wanting to go to the games and you don't have to have resided in one location all your life to be seen as a true supporter. The analogy there is I've lived next to the Zoo for a long time and I'm therefore a rhinoceros. I try to get to as many away games as possible, last night being the 5th this season I think, and the great majority of fans travelling are a credit to the team with real support and encouragement. It was difficult last night, as although competitive in the first half we were second best thereafter and Peterborough won well, deservedly so. They are on that evidence a good side, that play a very effective game and will get that 6th play-off place. They are solid at the back, mobile and technical in central and wide midfield with power and direction up front. They didn't let us settle or get into a rhythm and showed the big difference between the top 6, probably 8, and the rest of the league who are pretty close but where some are evidently more consistent than others. Our failings in terms of scoring goals has been a big problem this year, and would have been the difference between being comfortably mid-table and our perilous position now. It's a mini league for the next 6 games and vital we win on Saturday v Tranmere to give us a little breathing space. You could see that the confidence is low at the moment so we need the crowd to get behind the team. One thing that was completely out of order last night was a very small section of Col U "fans" that vitriolically barracked the subs warming up on the touchline during the 2nd half, without realising they were actually Drey Wright and Sammy Smodicz! Absolutely unbelieveable!! Are these people for real. Those young lads looked totally shocked by that. How can we expect them to perform, under difficult conditions as it is, without that moronic behaviour. Get behind the team or get lost. Not real fans and symptomatic of the spleen venting sometimes seen on here. Have an opinion about the team, tactics, management, club, ground, whatever but try to make a valid point and argue that through. Any statement can be made, but those that are really valid are made with proper thought and reason, whether that's positive or negative. Personally I strongly believe there is nothing to be gained in the heat of battle by a negative stance. A psychologist would suggest that in order to prevail you must continue to accentuate what is good, as once the mindset is destroyed or switched to a negative it's extremely difficult to believe you can get out of a problem and it's becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. You have to confront the bad for sure, but turn that around. Deal with it and move on. I thought Tosin Olufemi had a good game against a tricky winger and full back who pushed on at every opportunity. Not fazed by the task and defended well on the whole. He deserves another chance to show what he can do. We all need to get behind the team on Saturday. Up the Us! SuperU's
  • Score: -24

6:41pm Thu 3 Apr 14

super waluigi says...

Mr Honest wrote:
I'm not negative Waluigi. In fact I'm quite positive col u will be challenging for the playoffs next season.......in league 2.
Lol. 'I am not negative'. Come on son. Who ya trying to kid?
[quote][p][bold]Mr Honest[/bold] wrote: I'm not negative Waluigi. In fact I'm quite positive col u will be challenging for the playoffs next season.......in league 2.[/p][/quote]Lol. 'I am not negative'. Come on son. Who ya trying to kid? super waluigi
  • Score: -20

7:24pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Medicated Soap says...

So much for the predictions of Noah4x4 and super waluigi that we wouldn't be involved in another relegation battle this season!
So much for the predictions of Noah4x4 and super waluigi that we wouldn't be involved in another relegation battle this season! Medicated Soap
  • Score: 26

9:27pm Thu 3 Apr 14

25414nora says...

3 points against Tranmere Sat will give us a jump start to get things back on track. I feel for the Col U fans who made the trip to Peterborough, it must have been a quiet coach on the way home.. It's games like this that really sets you back in terms of confidence. The big money backers at Posh are buying success, and it shows. They made us look strictly second best in all departments, It's little consolation but our players will learn from this defeat and hopefully improve because of it.
3 points against Tranmere Sat will give us a jump start to get things back on track. I feel for the Col U fans who made the trip to Peterborough, it must have been a quiet coach on the way home.. It's games like this that really sets you back in terms of confidence. The big money backers at Posh are buying success, and it shows. They made us look strictly second best in all departments, It's little consolation but our players will learn from this defeat and hopefully improve because of it. 25414nora
  • Score: -12

9:42pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Noah4x4 says...

Please do not misquote me Medicated Soap. "Not being involved in a relegation battle" and "not being relegated" are two entirely different things.

Given that most still have 18 points to play for; as many as ten teams might (theoretically) be deemed in a relegation battle (but they are obviously not). All I have ever done is assessed the likelihood of the U's demise - unlike you that insist we are already doomed - rubbish!

Just consider all the OTHER fixtures over the next two Saturdays and what the pools pundits are forecasting. If those below us don't ALL win on Saturday (and some can't as they play each other), and the U's then pick up merely a point against Tranmere we move closer to survival; but it would obviously be less comfortable. Frankly, a win against either Tranmere or Stevenage and we are (almost) safe as I forecast that we need merely 48 points (with our superior goal difference); hence then needing only the odd point from our last four games; and we still have to play lowly Oldham at home and lowly Crewe and out of form Walsall (while others must play Wolves, Preston and each other etc). Apart from Brentford (one expects little joy albeit at home); we have by far the easiest run-in (if it can ever be described as that). If we don't get the points; simple we then deserve to go down; but real fans support their team whatever the crisis.
Please do not misquote me Medicated Soap. "Not being involved in a relegation battle" and "not being relegated" are two entirely different things. Given that most still have 18 points to play for; as many as ten teams might (theoretically) be deemed in a relegation battle (but they are obviously not). All I have ever done is assessed the likelihood of the U's demise - unlike you that insist we are already doomed - rubbish! Just consider all the OTHER fixtures over the next two Saturdays and what the pools pundits are forecasting. If those below us don't ALL win on Saturday (and some can't as they play each other), and the U's then pick up merely a point against Tranmere we move closer to survival; but it would obviously be less comfortable. Frankly, a win against either Tranmere or Stevenage and we are (almost) safe as I forecast that we need merely 48 points (with our superior goal difference); hence then needing only the odd point from our last four games; and we still have to play lowly Oldham at home and lowly Crewe and out of form Walsall (while others must play Wolves, Preston and each other etc). Apart from Brentford (one expects little joy albeit at home); we have by far the easiest run-in (if it can ever be described as that). If we don't get the points; simple we then deserve to go down; but real fans support their team whatever the crisis. Noah4x4
  • Score: -21

10:26pm Thu 3 Apr 14

crazy comments says...

25414nora wrote:
3 points against Tranmere Sat will give us a jump start to get things back on track. I feel for the Col U fans who made the trip to Peterborough, it must have been a quiet coach on the way home.. It's games like this that really sets you back in terms of confidence. The big money backers at Posh are buying success, and it shows. They made us look strictly second best in all departments, It's little consolation but our players will learn from this defeat and hopefully improve because of it.
No excuses Nora. Posh are not buying success. Instead Its called good management. For example Craig Mackall Smith, and Lee Tomlin were both sighed on freebies by Posh and then sold on for large profits. They have taken chances with players from lower leagues. We have exactly the same opportunities to do this.
[quote][p][bold]25414nora[/bold] wrote: 3 points against Tranmere Sat will give us a jump start to get things back on track. I feel for the Col U fans who made the trip to Peterborough, it must have been a quiet coach on the way home.. It's games like this that really sets you back in terms of confidence. The big money backers at Posh are buying success, and it shows. They made us look strictly second best in all departments, It's little consolation but our players will learn from this defeat and hopefully improve because of it.[/p][/quote]No excuses Nora. Posh are not buying success. Instead Its called good management. For example Craig Mackall Smith, and Lee Tomlin were both sighed on freebies by Posh and then sold on for large profits. They have taken chances with players from lower leagues. We have exactly the same opportunities to do this. crazy comments
  • Score: 19

12:29am Fri 4 Apr 14

Noah4x4 says...

Crazy that is a crazy comment. Same opportunities? What planet have you been on? Have you not heard of Financial Fair Play and the 60% rule?

The U's cannot increase the (senior) WAGE bill by buying lower league players (or even free transfer) without offloading some existing players that nobody wants to buy. Joe Dunne is stuck with what he has inherited from John Ward until some of the duffers are out of contract.

Posh's average gate is 6,321 and note that we paid on the gate £28. The U's is 3,590 and typically £19. That means Posh enjoy over £500,000 per season more than the U's; suffice to buy a number of extra players. Darren Ferguson (or his Dad) would struggle at WHCS on our regular gates.We need to sell to buy; so which of our kids is going to be our first £300k + sale.The Academy is the only viable way.
Crazy that is a crazy comment. Same opportunities? What planet have you been on? Have you not heard of Financial Fair Play and the 60% rule? The U's cannot increase the (senior) WAGE bill by buying lower league players (or even free transfer) without offloading some existing players that nobody wants to buy. Joe Dunne is stuck with what he has inherited from John Ward until some of the duffers are out of contract. Posh's average gate is 6,321 and note that we paid on the gate £28. The U's is 3,590 and typically £19. That means Posh enjoy over £500,000 per season more than the U's; suffice to buy a number of extra players. Darren Ferguson (or his Dad) would struggle at WHCS on our regular gates.We need to sell to buy; so which of our kids is going to be our first £300k + sale.The Academy is the only viable way. Noah4x4
  • Score: -20

6:25am Fri 4 Apr 14

totallyfootball says...

25414nora wrote:
3 points against Tranmere Sat will give us a jump start to get things back on track. I feel for the Col U fans who made the trip to Peterborough, it must have been a quiet coach on the way home.. It's games like this that really sets you back in terms of confidence. The big money backers at Posh are buying success, and it shows. They made us look strictly second best in all departments, It's little consolation but our players will learn from this defeat and hopefully improve because of it.
A lot of the money at Peterborough is generated by shrewd business dealings, sadly we don't have that kind of business ability because we have the wrong players in the first place. Looking at the current squad, they will struggle to go to any local club (i.e. Braintree) because a lot of their squads have better players already!
[quote][p][bold]25414nora[/bold] wrote: 3 points against Tranmere Sat will give us a jump start to get things back on track. I feel for the Col U fans who made the trip to Peterborough, it must have been a quiet coach on the way home.. It's games like this that really sets you back in terms of confidence. The big money backers at Posh are buying success, and it shows. They made us look strictly second best in all departments, It's little consolation but our players will learn from this defeat and hopefully improve because of it.[/p][/quote]A lot of the money at Peterborough is generated by shrewd business dealings, sadly we don't have that kind of business ability because we have the wrong players in the first place. Looking at the current squad, they will struggle to go to any local club (i.e. Braintree) because a lot of their squads have better players already! totallyfootball
  • Score: 19

10:11pm Fri 4 Apr 14

crazy comments says...

Noah4x4 wrote:
Crazy that is a crazy comment. Same opportunities? What planet have you been on? Have you not heard of Financial Fair Play and the 60% rule?

The U's cannot increase the (senior) WAGE bill by buying lower league players (or even free transfer) without offloading some existing players that nobody wants to buy. Joe Dunne is stuck with what he has inherited from John Ward until some of the duffers are out of contract.

Posh's average gate is 6,321 and note that we paid on the gate £28. The U's is 3,590 and typically £19. That means Posh enjoy over £500,000 per season more than the U's; suffice to buy a number of extra players. Darren Ferguson (or his Dad) would struggle at WHCS on our regular gates.We need to sell to buy; so which of our kids is going to be our first £300k + sale.The Academy is the only viable way.
For goodness sake stop making excuses for Dunne. How can you turn round and say Dunne is stuck with what he has inherited from John Ward. Most of those have already left for pastures new, apart from the carthorse Morrison,Bean and Wilson. Some of the players Dunne has signed Eastmond, Thompson and Dickson are no better than those he got rid of.
[quote][p][bold]Noah4x4[/bold] wrote: Crazy that is a crazy comment. Same opportunities? What planet have you been on? Have you not heard of Financial Fair Play and the 60% rule? The U's cannot increase the (senior) WAGE bill by buying lower league players (or even free transfer) without offloading some existing players that nobody wants to buy. Joe Dunne is stuck with what he has inherited from John Ward until some of the duffers are out of contract. Posh's average gate is 6,321 and note that we paid on the gate £28. The U's is 3,590 and typically £19. That means Posh enjoy over £500,000 per season more than the U's; suffice to buy a number of extra players. Darren Ferguson (or his Dad) would struggle at WHCS on our regular gates.We need to sell to buy; so which of our kids is going to be our first £300k + sale.The Academy is the only viable way.[/p][/quote]For goodness sake stop making excuses for Dunne. How can you turn round and say Dunne is stuck with what he has inherited from John Ward. Most of those have already left for pastures new, apart from the carthorse Morrison,Bean and Wilson. Some of the players Dunne has signed Eastmond, Thompson and Dickson are no better than those he got rid of. crazy comments
  • Score: 9

10:50am Sat 5 Apr 14

ColUCMN says...

Mr Honest wrote:
Linton, you are not a true supporter. You are just another Londoner who has emigrated here! Ive supported the club for 35 years. Ive seen lots of good times and I have praised the club when things have gone well but equally I have the right to criticise when required. The team is in freefall. It was a lazy and cheap appointment by the chairman to appoint Dunne. We supposedly have some of the best youngsters around yet we persist with has beens. Saturday is a massive game. If we fail to win I think we will go down. Dunne out, Cowling out and Matt Hudson out. Another person that must watch different games along with Waluigi, Nora and Noah.
Matt Hudson out?! Seriously, do yourself a favour and slap yourself about the face with a wet fish. Preferably a frozen one. What an utterly stupid comment. Does Matt play on the pitch? Does he pick the team? Does he coach the team? No.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Honest[/bold] wrote: Linton, you are not a true supporter. You are just another Londoner who has emigrated here! Ive supported the club for 35 years. Ive seen lots of good times and I have praised the club when things have gone well but equally I have the right to criticise when required. The team is in freefall. It was a lazy and cheap appointment by the chairman to appoint Dunne. We supposedly have some of the best youngsters around yet we persist with has beens. Saturday is a massive game. If we fail to win I think we will go down. Dunne out, Cowling out and Matt Hudson out. Another person that must watch different games along with Waluigi, Nora and Noah.[/p][/quote]Matt Hudson out?! Seriously, do yourself a favour and slap yourself about the face with a wet fish. Preferably a frozen one. What an utterly stupid comment. Does Matt play on the pitch? Does he pick the team? Does he coach the team? No. ColUCMN
  • Score: -3

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