Dunne: I take full responsibility

Dunne: I take full responsibility

Dunne: I take full responsibility

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COLCHESTER United boss Joe Dunne is prepared to carry the can for his side’s current malaise.

And he says any disgruntled supporters with an axe to grind should vent their frustrations at him - not his players.

The U’s have lost their last four games and only goal difference is keeping them hovering precariously above the relegation zone.

There was criticism following Saturday’s 2-1 League One defeat against fellow strugglers Tranmere Rovers.

But Dunne says his shoulders are broad enough to take any flack and wants supporters to stay firmly behind his team.

“I take defeats very personally but I also take full responsibility, as manager,” said the Irishman."

For the full story, see today's Gazette.

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4:31pm Tue 8 Apr 14

down the line says...

Resign then.
Resign then. down the line
  • Score: 77

6:14pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Ontheball says...

Dunn, YOU and YOUR players are completely responsible for the shambles on the pitch, along with the gutless Cowling who won't get rid his cheapskate option of a manager. Cowling has made his position clear by reducing the budget to next to nothing. For peanuts you get relegation.
Dunn, YOU and YOUR players are completely responsible for the shambles on the pitch, along with the gutless Cowling who won't get rid his cheapskate option of a manager. Cowling has made his position clear by reducing the budget to next to nothing. For peanuts you get relegation. Ontheball
  • Score: 64

8:25pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Medicated Soap says...

If Joe Dunne was actually taking full responsibility and not just giving lip service, he'd have tendered his resignation by now to give the club the best possible chance of remaining in League One in the five remaining games.

Actions >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Words
If Joe Dunne was actually taking full responsibility and not just giving lip service, he'd have tendered his resignation by now to give the club the best possible chance of remaining in League One in the five remaining games. Actions >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Words Medicated Soap
  • Score: 54

8:49pm Tue 8 Apr 14

notenough says...

Its too late now for anybody to come in & replace Joe. I believe we are going to stay up but something has to be done over the summer break.
I hate to jump ship but the players we have are not good enough for this division & I don't wish to throw my wages into an empty pot.
Its too late now for anybody to come in & replace Joe. I believe we are going to stay up but something has to be done over the summer break. I hate to jump ship but the players we have are not good enough for this division & I don't wish to throw my wages into an empty pot. notenough
  • Score: 6

10:03pm Tue 8 Apr 14

25414nora says...

I distance myself from the above "uncultured rants"...
..
An honest admission by manager Joe Dunne to Colchester United
followers. Taking the can for his players rank inconsistency, and some of their diabolical match day performances, yet 'typical of the man' he has not pointed the finger, not named names, just got on with the business of trying to get the best out of a squad of which can only be described as average .
That said, several of his younger lads may have been thrust into the team too early, (through sheer necessity). loan players have generally under performed, in short, Joe's options were/are strictly limited, no money to strengthen the squad, and even if money was available, potential quality players just don't want to come here. And 'of course' playing in front of an empty stadium is a further put off. I don't doubt Joe Dunne has become somewhat alienated with some sections of fans, you get nothing for failure. But all we can ask, is for the manager to do his best...and I think he has.
I distance myself from the above "uncultured rants"... .. An honest admission by manager Joe Dunne to Colchester United followers. Taking the can for his players rank inconsistency, and some of their diabolical match day performances, yet 'typical of the man' he has not pointed the finger, not named names, just got on with the business of trying to get the best out of a squad of which can only be described as average . That said, several of his younger lads may have been thrust into the team too early, (through sheer necessity). loan players have generally under performed, in short, Joe's options were/are strictly limited, no money to strengthen the squad, and even if money was available, potential quality players just don't want to come here. And 'of course' playing in front of an empty stadium is a further put off. I don't doubt Joe Dunne has become somewhat alienated with some sections of fans, you get nothing for failure. But all we can ask, is for the manager to do his best...and I think he has. 25414nora
  • Score: -42

7:09am Wed 9 Apr 14

super waluigi says...

In my opinion, Joe is the best person to take us out of this relegation fight. He has been brave with his tactical decisions and squad choices. In my opinion, both have worked.
Now is the time for him to quote that he should "carry the can" for the current situation, and again I think this is a brave move from him.

Thinking back, it was Joe who gave Mcauley Bonne his debut against P'boro when all of the 'clan negative' called Dunne all kinds of name for not playing Ladapo at the time. Joe was the man who saw the talent in Vose that no one else could see. And if Vose turns out to be a bad egg, and Bonne was a one hit wonder, then at least the cheap option of them both have rode the storm as cheaper options to previous managers expensive options. Any one remember £400,000 Gilly? The loan signing of Frank Quedrue? The signing of premier league Clinton Morrison or Freddie Sears? Giving free transfers to Jonnie Jackson and Dean Gerken?
In my opinion, Joe is the best person to take us out of this relegation fight. He has been brave with his tactical decisions and squad choices. In my opinion, both have worked. Now is the time for him to quote that he should "carry the can" for the current situation, and again I think this is a brave move from him. Thinking back, it was Joe who gave Mcauley Bonne his debut against P'boro when all of the 'clan negative' called Dunne all kinds of name for not playing Ladapo at the time. Joe was the man who saw the talent in Vose that no one else could see. And if Vose turns out to be a bad egg, and Bonne was a one hit wonder, then at least the cheap option of them both have rode the storm as cheaper options to previous managers expensive options. Any one remember £400,000 Gilly? The loan signing of Frank Quedrue? The signing of premier league Clinton Morrison or Freddie Sears? Giving free transfers to Jonnie Jackson and Dean Gerken? super waluigi
  • Score: -28

10:54am Wed 9 Apr 14

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

I believe Dunne has resigned twice, but Cowling.hasn't accepted it on either occasion. For me the buck stops with the Chairman!
I believe Dunne has resigned twice, but Cowling.hasn't accepted it on either occasion. For me the buck stops with the Chairman! BlueandWhiteBaz
  • Score: 24

2:53pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Eddy D says...

Can't see what else he can say. He cannot be criticized for this comment as he is simply trying to throw himself in front of the bullets so his already nervous and confidence sapped team can concentrate on the very difficult job at hand. We don't know what he says off camera or away from interviewers but he is right to publicly protect his team. It's bravery not stupidity to do so.
Super makes some really valid points. Joe has been given nothing to spend and has arguably bought in better with nothing than Ward (who had little to spend either), Boothroyd, Lambert (Simon Hackney anyone!?) or Williams. Of all those names listed Joe Dunne does at least care about this club and is as much of a fan of it as anyone on here. Yes this season has lurched into disaster but lets form a united front, see it out and see where we are come tea time on May 3rd and save the bullets of criticism for then
Can't see what else he can say. He cannot be criticized for this comment as he is simply trying to throw himself in front of the bullets so his already nervous and confidence sapped team can concentrate on the very difficult job at hand. We don't know what he says off camera or away from interviewers but he is right to publicly protect his team. It's bravery not stupidity to do so. Super makes some really valid points. Joe has been given nothing to spend and has arguably bought in better with nothing than Ward (who had little to spend either), Boothroyd, Lambert (Simon Hackney anyone!?) or Williams. Of all those names listed Joe Dunne does at least care about this club and is as much of a fan of it as anyone on here. Yes this season has lurched into disaster but lets form a united front, see it out and see where we are come tea time on May 3rd and save the bullets of criticism for then Eddy D
  • Score: -12

3:11pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Bampotonian says...

Eddy - I'm loading my gun ready! Notenough - I wish I had your optimism, it's just hard to see how with this form they won't continue their slump. A great time for Stevenage to be playing us for the 3 points they need...
Eddy - I'm loading my gun ready! Notenough - I wish I had your optimism, it's just hard to see how with this form they won't continue their slump. A great time for Stevenage to be playing us for the 3 points they need... Bampotonian
  • Score: 16

7:12pm Wed 9 Apr 14

notenough says...

Bampotonian says...

Eddy - I'm loading my gun ready! Notenough - I wish I had your optimism, it's just hard to see how with this form they won't continue their slump. A great time for Stevenage to be playing us for the 3 points they need...

Well Bam you have to believe and at the end of the day we all support the U's and want the best whether you agree with the manager or chairman.
So we are gonna stay up !!
Bampotonian says... Eddy - I'm loading my gun ready! Notenough - I wish I had your optimism, it's just hard to see how with this form they won't continue their slump. A great time for Stevenage to be playing us for the 3 points they need... Well Bam you have to believe and at the end of the day we all support the U's and want the best whether you agree with the manager or chairman. So we are gonna stay up !! notenough
  • Score: -8

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