We don't want to be a League Two club, insists U's attacker Massey

Focused - Gavin Massey knows it is vital that Colchester United stay in League One this season. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO90945-09)

Focused - Gavin Massey knows it is vital that Colchester United stay in League One this season. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO90945-09)

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Colchester United’s players have not talked about the possibility of being relegated, according to Gavin Massey.

The U’s attacker says he and his team-mates are confident that they can remain in League One, ahead of their huge game with Stevenage this weekend.

Colchester, who are only kept out of the bottom four on goal difference, are desperate for victory against bottom side Boro’ at Broadhall Way to boost their survival hopes.

And Massey believes it is imperative that they stay up, particularly for the progression of the club’s young players.

Massey said: “No-one has even talked about League Two - we don’t want to be known as a League Two club.

“It’s massively important that we stay up."

For more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, including a three-page preview of the U's vital game at Stevenage, see Friday's Daily Gazette.

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4:07pm Fri 11 Apr 14

down the line says...

Don't want to be known as a league two club? Then pull your bloody fingers out then.
Don't want to be known as a league two club? Then pull your bloody fingers out then. down the line
  • Score: 68

4:44pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Bert_Stimpson says...

Maybe they should start talking about it, rather than sleepwalking their way to relegation.
Maybe they should start talking about it, rather than sleepwalking their way to relegation. Bert_Stimpson
  • Score: 57

6:44pm Fri 11 Apr 14

crazy comments says...

Your only a league two player at the best Massey, so it should not affect you to much being relegated .
Your only a league two player at the best Massey, so it should not affect you to much being relegated . crazy comments
  • Score: 50

8:19pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Col utd says...

crazy comments wrote:
Your only a league two player at the best Massey, so it should not affect you to much being relegated .
Bitter comments, how about cheer on the players tomorrow as its a must win game instead of the negative stupid comments on here.
[quote][p][bold]crazy comments[/bold] wrote: Your only a league two player at the best Massey, so it should not affect you to much being relegated .[/p][/quote]Bitter comments, how about cheer on the players tomorrow as its a must win game instead of the negative stupid comments on here. Col utd
  • Score: -30

8:30pm Fri 11 Apr 14

In Joe we trust says...

Col utd wrote:
crazy comments wrote:
Your only a league two player at the best Massey, so it should not affect you to much being relegated .
Bitter comments, how about cheer on the players tomorrow as its a must win game instead of the negative stupid comments on here.
Well said Col Utd
[quote][p][bold]Col utd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crazy comments[/bold] wrote: Your only a league two player at the best Massey, so it should not affect you to much being relegated .[/p][/quote]Bitter comments, how about cheer on the players tomorrow as its a must win game instead of the negative stupid comments on here.[/p][/quote]Well said Col Utd In Joe we trust
  • Score: -25

8:49pm Fri 11 Apr 14

davidwelham says...

No point coming out with negatvity as Sam said we all need to pull together.

Good luck tomorrow Joe and the boys!

Come on Col Utd.
No point coming out with negatvity as Sam said we all need to pull together. Good luck tomorrow Joe and the boys! Come on Col Utd. davidwelham
  • Score: -28

11:20am Sat 12 Apr 14

whoopie says...

Ive had a few quid on today's match now dont let me down joe
Ive had a few quid on today's match now dont let me down joe whoopie
  • Score: 31

6:07pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Catboy says...

crazy comments wrote:
Your only a league two player at the best Massey, so it should not affect you to much being relegated .
This individual is an absolute imbecile.
[quote][p][bold]crazy comments[/bold] wrote: Your only a league two player at the best Massey, so it should not affect you to much being relegated .[/p][/quote]This individual is an absolute imbecile. Catboy
  • Score: -79

7:47pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Catboy says...

Dear All, someone has hijacked this site and can adjust the scores instantly, hence the massive negative scores for any positive comments on the Us. This is potentially a criminal offence under the computer misuse act. I can confirm it has been referred to the Police.
Dear All, someone has hijacked this site and can adjust the scores instantly, hence the massive negative scores for any positive comments on the Us. This is potentially a criminal offence under the computer misuse act. I can confirm it has been referred to the Police. Catboy
  • Score: -56

8:07pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Catboy says...

Hello, thank you for continuing. I loaded Peacemaker on the front end. Job done. I will turn it over to the Police. .
Hello, thank you for continuing. I loaded Peacemaker on the front end. Job done. I will turn it over to the Police. . Catboy
  • Score: -44

10:01pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Col utd says...

Catboy wrote:
Hello, thank you for continuing. I loaded Peacemaker on the front end. Job done. I will turn it over to the Police. .
Catboy ignore the negative clan on here, half of then talk nonsense and probably never kicked a ball in there life. Where's the well done messages from them?????? Oh that's right they only respond when we lose.... That's not loyal fans for you!
[quote][p][bold]Catboy[/bold] wrote: Hello, thank you for continuing. I loaded Peacemaker on the front end. Job done. I will turn it over to the Police. .[/p][/quote]Catboy ignore the negative clan on here, half of then talk nonsense and probably never kicked a ball in there life. Where's the well done messages from them?????? Oh that's right they only respond when we lose.... That's not loyal fans for you! Col utd
  • Score: -34

6:35am Sun 13 Apr 14

notenough says...

Col utd Says. .
Catboy ignore the negative clan on here, half of then talk nonsense and probably never kicked a ball in there life. Where's the well done messages from them?????? Oh that's right they only respond when we lose.... That's not loyal fans for you!

I did comment elsewhere we are not going down. But fed up with the negativity play most times hardly a shot at goal and at home !
Still I have broad shoulders, I have been late getting to matches being held up on the A12 "oh" & of course the supporters ?? But I wont make excuses ?
Col utd Says. . Catboy ignore the negative clan on here, half of then talk nonsense and probably never kicked a ball in there life. Where's the well done messages from them?????? Oh that's right they only respond when we lose.... That's not loyal fans for you! I did comment elsewhere we are not going down. But fed up with the negativity play most times hardly a shot at goal and at home ! Still I have broad shoulders, I have been late getting to matches being held up on the A12 "oh" & of course the supporters ?? But I wont make excuses ? notenough
  • Score: -24

3:29pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Noah4x4 says...

The U's might appear to have merely a 3 points lead above the drop zone; but that's effectively 4 points given our superior Goal Difference. Stevanage (effectively now 8 behind) and Shrewsbury (effectively 6 behind) now have a mountain to climb to catch us with only four to play. One of Shrewsbury or Crewe must also drop 3 points (or both drop 2) on Good Friday. Other of our rivals that have yet to play each other must also drop points. That sets up a mouthwatering finale dragging into the fray two others that until yesterday looked (almost) safe.

It is feasible (but perhaps still a tad unlikely) that the U's MIGHT need only a single point (= 47) for safety from our four remaining games (e.g. dependent on the outcome of other future results). If the U's do reach 47, others with worse GD then need 48 and overcoming a (minimum) five point deficit from their current 43 (or less) deficit then requires 'two wins from two' or a 'win and two draws from three games' and time is running out for those that only have four games left to achieve this. But if we take three points from our last four fixtures (= 49) then the U's safety should be mathematically certain unless we see the most bizarre combination of other results.

But let's reconsider this possible Good Friday scenario e.g. the U's beat Oldham and Tranmere beat Gillingham. That would make the U's safe with EIGHT teams below us. So much for the 'Clan Negative' profits of doom; we may end up comfortably mid-table. But Oldham then have to play (now drop rivals) Notts County and Carlisle (and also play Coventry and Sheff Utd). Gillingham have to play Walsall (a), Preston (a) and then may need a point against (now drop rivals) Shrewsbury. Once again, in these 'six pointers' that do not involve the U's, one team must always drop 3 or both drop 2 points.

It's now starting to look as if one of the two teams immediately above us might join Stevenage, Shrewsbury and one of Crewe or Carlisle in Division Two. The U's; Tranmere and Notts County now being the three favorites to beat the drop. The U's do only need between one and three points dependent on other results, and safety in 2013-14 will be achieved at a surprising low points total (e.g, possibly below 50) as I have long predicted.

It's never over until the fat lady sings, but she is starting to warble loudly; "the U's are staying up..."
The U's might appear to have merely a 3 points lead above the drop zone; but that's effectively 4 points given our superior Goal Difference. Stevanage (effectively now 8 behind) and Shrewsbury (effectively 6 behind) now have a mountain to climb to catch us with only four to play. One of Shrewsbury or Crewe must also drop 3 points (or both drop 2) on Good Friday. Other of our rivals that have yet to play each other must also drop points. That sets up a mouthwatering finale dragging into the fray two others that until yesterday looked (almost) safe. It is feasible (but perhaps still a tad unlikely) that the U's MIGHT need only a single point (= 47) for safety from our four remaining games (e.g. dependent on the outcome of other future results). If the U's do reach 47, others with worse GD then need 48 and overcoming a (minimum) five point deficit from their current 43 (or less) deficit then requires 'two wins from two' or a 'win and two draws from three games' and time is running out for those that only have four games left to achieve this. But if we take three points from our last four fixtures (= 49) then the U's safety should be mathematically certain unless we see the most bizarre combination of other results. But let's reconsider this possible Good Friday scenario e.g. the U's beat Oldham and Tranmere beat Gillingham. That would make the U's safe with EIGHT teams below us. So much for the 'Clan Negative' profits of doom; we may end up comfortably mid-table. But Oldham then have to play (now drop rivals) Notts County and Carlisle (and also play Coventry and Sheff Utd). Gillingham have to play Walsall (a), Preston (a) and then may need a point against (now drop rivals) Shrewsbury. Once again, in these 'six pointers' that do not involve the U's, one team must always drop 3 or both drop 2 points. It's now starting to look as if one of the two teams immediately above us might join Stevenage, Shrewsbury and one of Crewe or Carlisle in Division Two. The U's; Tranmere and Notts County now being the three favorites to beat the drop. The U's do only need between one and three points dependent on other results, and safety in 2013-14 will be achieved at a surprising low points total (e.g, possibly below 50) as I have long predicted. It's never over until the fat lady sings, but she is starting to warble loudly; "the U's are staying up..." Noah4x4
  • Score: -62

7:59pm Sun 13 Apr 14

25414nora says...

Noah4x4 wrote:
The U's might appear to have merely a 3 points lead above the drop zone; but that's effectively 4 points given our superior Goal Difference. Stevanage (effectively now 8 behind) and Shrewsbury (effectively 6 behind) now have a mountain to climb to catch us with only four to play. One of Shrewsbury or Crewe must also drop 3 points (or both drop 2) on Good Friday. Other of our rivals that have yet to play each other must also drop points. That sets up a mouthwatering finale dragging into the fray two others that until yesterday looked (almost) safe.

It is feasible (but perhaps still a tad unlikely) that the U's MIGHT need only a single point (= 47) for safety from our four remaining games (e.g. dependent on the outcome of other future results). If the U's do reach 47, others with worse GD then need 48 and overcoming a (minimum) five point deficit from their current 43 (or less) deficit then requires 'two wins from two' or a 'win and two draws from three games' and time is running out for those that only have four games left to achieve this. But if we take three points from our last four fixtures (= 49) then the U's safety should be mathematically certain unless we see the most bizarre combination of other results.

But let's reconsider this possible Good Friday scenario e.g. the U's beat Oldham and Tranmere beat Gillingham. That would make the U's safe with EIGHT teams below us. So much for the 'Clan Negative' profits of doom; we may end up comfortably mid-table. But Oldham then have to play (now drop rivals) Notts County and Carlisle (and also play Coventry and Sheff Utd). Gillingham have to play Walsall (a), Preston (a) and then may need a point against (now drop rivals) Shrewsbury. Once again, in these 'six pointers' that do not involve the U's, one team must always drop 3 or both drop 2 points.

It's now starting to look as if one of the two teams immediately above us might join Stevenage, Shrewsbury and one of Crewe or Carlisle in Division Two. The U's; Tranmere and Notts County now being the three favorites to beat the drop. The U's do only need between one and three points dependent on other results, and safety in 2013-14 will be achieved at a surprising low points total (e.g, possibly below 50) as I have long predicted.

It's never over until the fat lady sings, but she is starting to warble loudly; "the U's are staying up..."
Again: good positive vibes coming from Noah4x4. Your clever statistics are amazing,
Quite comical to see our 'Medicated Dope, sorry soap trying to emulate your style of informative comments on this site
He doesn't come near, 'he's pathetic'
'Still' as they say..Mimicry is the highest form of complement.
Hope you enjoyed the win yesterday, I did.
Must have been a bad day for the clan negatives. Up the U's.
[quote][p][bold]Noah4x4[/bold] wrote: The U's might appear to have merely a 3 points lead above the drop zone; but that's effectively 4 points given our superior Goal Difference. Stevanage (effectively now 8 behind) and Shrewsbury (effectively 6 behind) now have a mountain to climb to catch us with only four to play. One of Shrewsbury or Crewe must also drop 3 points (or both drop 2) on Good Friday. Other of our rivals that have yet to play each other must also drop points. That sets up a mouthwatering finale dragging into the fray two others that until yesterday looked (almost) safe. It is feasible (but perhaps still a tad unlikely) that the U's MIGHT need only a single point (= 47) for safety from our four remaining games (e.g. dependent on the outcome of other future results). If the U's do reach 47, others with worse GD then need 48 and overcoming a (minimum) five point deficit from their current 43 (or less) deficit then requires 'two wins from two' or a 'win and two draws from three games' and time is running out for those that only have four games left to achieve this. But if we take three points from our last four fixtures (= 49) then the U's safety should be mathematically certain unless we see the most bizarre combination of other results. But let's reconsider this possible Good Friday scenario e.g. the U's beat Oldham and Tranmere beat Gillingham. That would make the U's safe with EIGHT teams below us. So much for the 'Clan Negative' profits of doom; we may end up comfortably mid-table. But Oldham then have to play (now drop rivals) Notts County and Carlisle (and also play Coventry and Sheff Utd). Gillingham have to play Walsall (a), Preston (a) and then may need a point against (now drop rivals) Shrewsbury. Once again, in these 'six pointers' that do not involve the U's, one team must always drop 3 or both drop 2 points. It's now starting to look as if one of the two teams immediately above us might join Stevenage, Shrewsbury and one of Crewe or Carlisle in Division Two. The U's; Tranmere and Notts County now being the three favorites to beat the drop. The U's do only need between one and three points dependent on other results, and safety in 2013-14 will be achieved at a surprising low points total (e.g, possibly below 50) as I have long predicted. It's never over until the fat lady sings, but she is starting to warble loudly; "the U's are staying up..."[/p][/quote]Again: good positive vibes coming from Noah4x4. Your clever statistics are amazing, Quite comical to see our 'Medicated Dope, sorry soap trying to emulate your style of informative comments on this site He doesn't come near, 'he's pathetic' 'Still' as they say..Mimicry is the highest form of complement. Hope you enjoyed the win yesterday, I did. Must have been a bad day for the clan negatives. Up the U's. 25414nora
  • Score: -32

9:11pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Noah4x4 says...

Yeh 25414Nora. It was a fantastic win. I still heard people moaning "why didn't we play in the first half like the second". That (IMHO) is easy to answer: Stevenage were burning off exceptional early energy trying to hold us; and we did need to grind them down. We also got caught on the break against Tranmere; (and here again); so it can't be all adventure and hell for leather stuff. We also had a new back four, and Marcus Bean was back, so our players did need to get comfortable in the new line up. Of course, the result was all "luck", and not the result of any "passion" and "effort" (or so Clan Negative would have us believe). But what a response from the players at the final whistle!

I am now waiting for Medicated Soap's terribly biased mini-(drop-zone)-tab
le that ignores our two initial wins to reappear. It is suddenly upside down (well almost). Funny too that my post attracted "- 37" but none have commented!
Yeh 25414Nora. It was a fantastic win. I still heard people moaning "why didn't we play in the first half like the second". That (IMHO) is easy to answer: Stevenage were burning off exceptional early energy trying to hold us; and we did need to grind them down. We also got caught on the break against Tranmere; (and here again); so it can't be all adventure and hell for leather stuff. We also had a new back four, and Marcus Bean was back, so our players did need to get comfortable in the new line up. Of course, the result was all "luck", and not the result of any "passion" and "effort" (or so Clan Negative would have us believe). But what a response from the players at the final whistle! I am now waiting for Medicated Soap's terribly biased mini-(drop-zone)-tab le that ignores our two initial wins to reappear. It is suddenly upside down (well almost). Funny too that my post attracted "- 37" but none have commented! Noah4x4
  • Score: -40

9:24pm Sun 13 Apr 14

crazy comments says...

Noah4x4 wrote:
The U's might appear to have merely a 3 points lead above the drop zone; but that's effectively 4 points given our superior Goal Difference. Stevanage (effectively now 8 behind) and Shrewsbury (effectively 6 behind) now have a mountain to climb to catch us with only four to play. One of Shrewsbury or Crewe must also drop 3 points (or both drop 2) on Good Friday. Other of our rivals that have yet to play each other must also drop points. That sets up a mouthwatering finale dragging into the fray two others that until yesterday looked (almost) safe.

It is feasible (but perhaps still a tad unlikely) that the U's MIGHT need only a single point (= 47) for safety from our four remaining games (e.g. dependent on the outcome of other future results). If the U's do reach 47, others with worse GD then need 48 and overcoming a (minimum) five point deficit from their current 43 (or less) deficit then requires 'two wins from two' or a 'win and two draws from three games' and time is running out for those that only have four games left to achieve this. But if we take three points from our last four fixtures (= 49) then the U's safety should be mathematically certain unless we see the most bizarre combination of other results.

But let's reconsider this possible Good Friday scenario e.g. the U's beat Oldham and Tranmere beat Gillingham. That would make the U's safe with EIGHT teams below us. So much for the 'Clan Negative' profits of doom; we may end up comfortably mid-table. But Oldham then have to play (now drop rivals) Notts County and Carlisle (and also play Coventry and Sheff Utd). Gillingham have to play Walsall (a), Preston (a) and then may need a point against (now drop rivals) Shrewsbury. Once again, in these 'six pointers' that do not involve the U's, one team must always drop 3 or both drop 2 points.

It's now starting to look as if one of the two teams immediately above us might join Stevenage, Shrewsbury and one of Crewe or Carlisle in Division Two. The U's; Tranmere and Notts County now being the three favorites to beat the drop. The U's do only need between one and three points dependent on other results, and safety in 2013-14 will be achieved at a surprising low points total (e.g, possibly below 50) as I have long predicted.

It's never over until the fat lady sings, but she is starting to warble loudly; "the U's are staying up..."
Don't count your eggs till they have hatched Noah. Personally I prefer to see the football do the talking. All your bull **** does nothing for me. After watching yesterdays game its no wonder these two awful teams are down the bottom end.
FANTASTIC as Joe Dunne said after wining yesterdays game, but to me it still causes me great concern for the other games remaining that we have to play. Just for the record how many people are needed around the manger during the coarse of a game. I counted four. You only want one person not a blo_dy army.
[quote][p][bold]Noah4x4[/bold] wrote: The U's might appear to have merely a 3 points lead above the drop zone; but that's effectively 4 points given our superior Goal Difference. Stevanage (effectively now 8 behind) and Shrewsbury (effectively 6 behind) now have a mountain to climb to catch us with only four to play. One of Shrewsbury or Crewe must also drop 3 points (or both drop 2) on Good Friday. Other of our rivals that have yet to play each other must also drop points. That sets up a mouthwatering finale dragging into the fray two others that until yesterday looked (almost) safe. It is feasible (but perhaps still a tad unlikely) that the U's MIGHT need only a single point (= 47) for safety from our four remaining games (e.g. dependent on the outcome of other future results). If the U's do reach 47, others with worse GD then need 48 and overcoming a (minimum) five point deficit from their current 43 (or less) deficit then requires 'two wins from two' or a 'win and two draws from three games' and time is running out for those that only have four games left to achieve this. But if we take three points from our last four fixtures (= 49) then the U's safety should be mathematically certain unless we see the most bizarre combination of other results. But let's reconsider this possible Good Friday scenario e.g. the U's beat Oldham and Tranmere beat Gillingham. That would make the U's safe with EIGHT teams below us. So much for the 'Clan Negative' profits of doom; we may end up comfortably mid-table. But Oldham then have to play (now drop rivals) Notts County and Carlisle (and also play Coventry and Sheff Utd). Gillingham have to play Walsall (a), Preston (a) and then may need a point against (now drop rivals) Shrewsbury. Once again, in these 'six pointers' that do not involve the U's, one team must always drop 3 or both drop 2 points. It's now starting to look as if one of the two teams immediately above us might join Stevenage, Shrewsbury and one of Crewe or Carlisle in Division Two. The U's; Tranmere and Notts County now being the three favorites to beat the drop. The U's do only need between one and three points dependent on other results, and safety in 2013-14 will be achieved at a surprising low points total (e.g, possibly below 50) as I have long predicted. It's never over until the fat lady sings, but she is starting to warble loudly; "the U's are staying up..."[/p][/quote]Don't count your eggs till they have hatched Noah. Personally I prefer to see the football do the talking. All your bull **** does nothing for me. After watching yesterdays game its no wonder these two awful teams are down the bottom end. FANTASTIC as Joe Dunne said after wining yesterdays game, but to me it still causes me great concern for the other games remaining that we have to play. Just for the record how many people are needed around the manger during the coarse of a game. I counted four. You only want one person not a blo_dy army. crazy comments
  • Score: 50

9:30pm Sun 13 Apr 14

In Joe we trust says...

Well done to Joe & the team, a vital 3 points well earned, what a great game Freddie had!!
Onwards & upwards, roll on Friday.
Up the U's
P.s great stats again Noah :-) .... Cue lots of negative feedback LOL
Well done to Joe & the team, a vital 3 points well earned, what a great game Freddie had!! Onwards & upwards, roll on Friday. Up the U's P.s great stats again Noah :-) .... Cue lots of negative feedback LOL In Joe we trust
  • Score: -21

10:01pm Sun 13 Apr 14

crazy comments says...

Noah4x4 wrote:
Yeh 25414Nora. It was a fantastic win. I still heard people moaning "why didn't we play in the first half like the second". That (IMHO) is easy to answer: Stevenage were burning off exceptional early energy trying to hold us; and we did need to grind them down. We also got caught on the break against Tranmere; (and here again); so it can't be all adventure and hell for leather stuff. We also had a new back four, and Marcus Bean was back, so our players did need to get comfortable in the new line up. Of course, the result was all "luck", and not the result of any "passion" and "effort" (or so Clan Negative would have us believe). But what a response from the players at the final whistle!

I am now waiting for Medicated Soap's terribly biased mini-(drop-zone)-tab

le that ignores our two initial wins to reappear. It is suddenly upside down (well almost). Funny too that my post attracted "- 37" but none have commented!
No problem NOAH, I'm now commenting. Most of negative clan as you like to call us, did not realise the few comments on here are not in relation to yesterdays game, so have not bothered to write any blogs.

If we could not beat that lot yesterday, then we don't belong in this division.
Its obvious you never played football yourself, or had any connections with the playing side of any clubs, or you would realise what a shambolic team we have at present. As usual !st half crap at its worst, completely void of any tactile ideas., with yet another gifted goal given away. Again Dunne praises the players, which is no more than they should have done, than to win the game. Making them feel goody goodies for wining a game against one off the poorest teams just shows me that Joe Dunne will never be a good manager. Its a players paradise at Col Utd under one manager and his 4 assistants on the touchline.
[quote][p][bold]Noah4x4[/bold] wrote: Yeh 25414Nora. It was a fantastic win. I still heard people moaning "why didn't we play in the first half like the second". That (IMHO) is easy to answer: Stevenage were burning off exceptional early energy trying to hold us; and we did need to grind them down. We also got caught on the break against Tranmere; (and here again); so it can't be all adventure and hell for leather stuff. We also had a new back four, and Marcus Bean was back, so our players did need to get comfortable in the new line up. Of course, the result was all "luck", and not the result of any "passion" and "effort" (or so Clan Negative would have us believe). But what a response from the players at the final whistle! I am now waiting for Medicated Soap's terribly biased mini-(drop-zone)-tab le that ignores our two initial wins to reappear. It is suddenly upside down (well almost). Funny too that my post attracted "- 37" but none have commented![/p][/quote]No problem NOAH, I'm now commenting. Most of negative clan as you like to call us, did not realise the few comments on here are not in relation to yesterdays game, so have not bothered to write any blogs. If we could not beat that lot yesterday, then we don't belong in this division. Its obvious you never played football yourself, or had any connections with the playing side of any clubs, or you would realise what a shambolic team we have at present. As usual !st half crap at its worst, completely void of any tactile ideas., with yet another gifted goal given away. Again Dunne praises the players, which is no more than they should have done, than to win the game. Making them feel goody goodies for wining a game against one off the poorest teams just shows me that Joe Dunne will never be a good manager. Its a players paradise at Col Utd under one manager and his 4 assistants on the touchline. crazy comments
  • Score: 28

10:05pm Sun 13 Apr 14

crazy comments says...

In Joe we trust wrote:
Well done to Joe & the team, a vital 3 points well earned, what a great game Freddie had!!
Onwards & upwards, roll on Friday.
Up the U's
P.s great stats again Noah :-) .... Cue lots of negative feedback LOL
Great game.???????????????
?????????????? JOKE
[quote][p][bold]In Joe we trust[/bold] wrote: Well done to Joe & the team, a vital 3 points well earned, what a great game Freddie had!! Onwards & upwards, roll on Friday. Up the U's P.s great stats again Noah :-) .... Cue lots of negative feedback LOL[/p][/quote]Great game.??????????????? ?????????????? JOKE crazy comments
  • Score: 25

10:25pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Noah4x4 says...

Crazy; to get to the (higher) Academy Two status I believe we need at least 19 coaching/medical staff and one reason that we failed in our first application was insufficient people. The dug-out 'army' that you describe includes physiotherapist, and/or medical staff/doctor and sports scientists that now measure every ounce of effort and kilometer traveled (so no actual doubt about player effort/energy despite what you might wrongly perceive). It is no different in professional rugby that typically has an even larger 'army' of support people. But why is this a problem for you? Or is it because yesterday you couldn't find anything credible to moan about as regards team/result/manager so you now need something else to attack?

A few weeks ago you were whinging about a narrow 0-1 defeat to Sheffield Utd that have since soared up the table; and got to an FA Cup Semi. Today, they gave Premiership Hull a scare having previously defeated Charlton; Forest; Fulham; and Aston Villa. Notts County was another recent moan, but yesterday they thumped 9th placed Port Vale 4-2. Another recent moan was a narrow defeat to Preston who smashed Carlisle 6-1. We twice deserved a point against Orient but they hammered five past Gillingham. Why won't you respect that the U's are massively punching above their weight, and that Joe Dunne can't (yet) buy any new players whilst those inherited from John Ward are still under contract because of Financial Fair Play Rules. We are perhaps really a Division Two team given our resources, but whilst we are in Division One, let's attempt things to avoid that destiny.

Frankly, I really don't know why you still bother to go to U's matches if they make you so miserable. I would save my money if so disgruntled. Modern football is simply not like it was in the 1950's to 1980's.
Crazy; to get to the (higher) Academy Two status I believe we need at least 19 coaching/medical staff and one reason that we failed in our first application was insufficient people. The dug-out 'army' that you describe includes physiotherapist, and/or medical staff/doctor and sports scientists that now measure every ounce of effort and kilometer traveled (so no actual doubt about player effort/energy despite what you might wrongly perceive). It is no different in professional rugby that typically has an even larger 'army' of support people. But why is this a problem for you? Or is it because yesterday you couldn't find anything credible to moan about as regards team/result/manager so you now need something else to attack? A few weeks ago you were whinging about a narrow 0-1 defeat to Sheffield Utd that have since soared up the table; and got to an FA Cup Semi. Today, they gave Premiership Hull a scare having previously defeated Charlton; Forest; Fulham; and Aston Villa. Notts County was another recent moan, but yesterday they thumped 9th placed Port Vale 4-2. Another recent moan was a narrow defeat to Preston who smashed Carlisle 6-1. We twice deserved a point against Orient but they hammered five past Gillingham. Why won't you respect that the U's are massively punching above their weight, and that Joe Dunne can't (yet) buy any new players whilst those inherited from John Ward are still under contract because of Financial Fair Play Rules. We are perhaps really a Division Two team given our resources, but whilst we are in Division One, let's attempt things to avoid that destiny. Frankly, I really don't know why you still bother to go to U's matches if they make you so miserable. I would save my money if so disgruntled. Modern football is simply not like it was in the 1950's to 1980's. Noah4x4
  • Score: -34

10:29pm Sun 13 Apr 14

In Joe we trust says...

Joke?? No... I said that FREDDIE had a good game . I wasn't commenting on the game as a whole. Granted the first half wasn't great but we derserved the win overall albeit against a poor team. 3 points closer to safety & a bit of momentum to take into Friday....why not take the positives?
Joke?? No... I said that FREDDIE had a good game . I wasn't commenting on the game as a whole. Granted the first half wasn't great but we derserved the win overall albeit against a poor team. 3 points closer to safety & a bit of momentum to take into Friday....why not take the positives? In Joe we trust
  • Score: -26

10:51pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Col utd says...

Noah4x4 wrote:
Crazy; to get to the (higher) Academy Two status I believe we need at least 19 coaching/medical staff and one reason that we failed in our first application was insufficient people. The dug-out 'army' that you describe includes physiotherapist, and/or medical staff/doctor and sports scientists that now measure every ounce of effort and kilometer traveled (so no actual doubt about player effort/energy despite what you might wrongly perceive). It is no different in professional rugby that typically has an even larger 'army' of support people. But why is this a problem for you? Or is it because yesterday you couldn't find anything credible to moan about as regards team/result/manager so you now need something else to attack?

A few weeks ago you were whinging about a narrow 0-1 defeat to Sheffield Utd that have since soared up the table; and got to an FA Cup Semi. Today, they gave Premiership Hull a scare having previously defeated Charlton; Forest; Fulham; and Aston Villa. Notts County was another recent moan, but yesterday they thumped 9th placed Port Vale 4-2. Another recent moan was a narrow defeat to Preston who smashed Carlisle 6-1. We twice deserved a point against Orient but they hammered five past Gillingham. Why won't you respect that the U's are massively punching above their weight, and that Joe Dunne can't (yet) buy any new players whilst those inherited from John Ward are still under contract because of Financial Fair Play Rules. We are perhaps really a Division Two team given our resources, but whilst we are in Division One, let's attempt things to avoid that destiny.

Frankly, I really don't know why you still bother to go to U's matches if they make you so miserable. I would save my money if so disgruntled. Modern football is simply not like it was in the 1950's to 1980's.
There isn't many players up that John ward inherited Morrison - Wilson that's it Noah so not much for joe to play with there.
[quote][p][bold]Noah4x4[/bold] wrote: Crazy; to get to the (higher) Academy Two status I believe we need at least 19 coaching/medical staff and one reason that we failed in our first application was insufficient people. The dug-out 'army' that you describe includes physiotherapist, and/or medical staff/doctor and sports scientists that now measure every ounce of effort and kilometer traveled (so no actual doubt about player effort/energy despite what you might wrongly perceive). It is no different in professional rugby that typically has an even larger 'army' of support people. But why is this a problem for you? Or is it because yesterday you couldn't find anything credible to moan about as regards team/result/manager so you now need something else to attack? A few weeks ago you were whinging about a narrow 0-1 defeat to Sheffield Utd that have since soared up the table; and got to an FA Cup Semi. Today, they gave Premiership Hull a scare having previously defeated Charlton; Forest; Fulham; and Aston Villa. Notts County was another recent moan, but yesterday they thumped 9th placed Port Vale 4-2. Another recent moan was a narrow defeat to Preston who smashed Carlisle 6-1. We twice deserved a point against Orient but they hammered five past Gillingham. Why won't you respect that the U's are massively punching above their weight, and that Joe Dunne can't (yet) buy any new players whilst those inherited from John Ward are still under contract because of Financial Fair Play Rules. We are perhaps really a Division Two team given our resources, but whilst we are in Division One, let's attempt things to avoid that destiny. Frankly, I really don't know why you still bother to go to U's matches if they make you so miserable. I would save my money if so disgruntled. Modern football is simply not like it was in the 1950's to 1980's.[/p][/quote]There isn't many players up that John ward inherited Morrison - Wilson that's it Noah so not much for joe to play with there. Col utd
  • Score: 21

7:11am Mon 14 Apr 14

Noah4x4 says...

I disagree Col Utd. Joe Dunne inherited far more of the current senior (e.g. over 21) squad from John Ward than just "Morrison & Wilson."....

What about Magnus, who decided he was too good for this club, resigned, then begged Ward to come back on a three years contract? Freddie Sears originally came here as a loanee in 2011-12 (e.g. under Ward) and was signed from there. Marcus Bean was a "Summer" signing in 2012-2013. (n.b. Joe Dunne didn't take over until October of that season). Tom Eastman also joined in 2011.

That's six of the regular 11 -16 (including five that ended the game against Stevenage). Then one can add others such as Mark Cousins (Ok, he hasn't had a kick). Many of the youngsters also first signed under Ward (like Drey Wright) but I discount those as Joe Dunne already had focus on the youth development.

Under Financial Fair Play (60% rule) the Management cannot buy any NEW (over 21) players until they shed the wages of others already under contract (or get the club revenues up). Not saying that Joe Dunne (or me) would wish to get rid of all of these; but some are no longer fan's favourites.
of those mentioned, I would wish to replace at least three.
I disagree Col Utd. Joe Dunne inherited far more of the current senior (e.g. over 21) squad from John Ward than just "Morrison & Wilson.".... What about Magnus, who decided he was too good for this club, resigned, then begged Ward to come back on a three years contract? Freddie Sears originally came here as a loanee in 2011-12 (e.g. under Ward) and was signed from there. Marcus Bean was a "Summer" signing in 2012-2013. (n.b. Joe Dunne didn't take over until October of that season). Tom Eastman also joined in 2011. That's six of the regular 11 -16 (including five that ended the game against Stevenage). Then one can add others such as Mark Cousins (Ok, he hasn't had a kick). Many of the youngsters also first signed under Ward (like Drey Wright) but I discount those as Joe Dunne already had focus on the youth development. Under Financial Fair Play (60% rule) the Management cannot buy any NEW (over 21) players until they shed the wages of others already under contract (or get the club revenues up). Not saying that Joe Dunne (or me) would wish to get rid of all of these; but some are no longer fan's favourites. of those mentioned, I would wish to replace at least three. Noah4x4
  • Score: -24

8:57am Mon 14 Apr 14

Col utd says...

Noah4x4 wrote:
I disagree Col Utd. Joe Dunne inherited far more of the current senior (e.g. over 21) squad from John Ward than just "Morrison & Wilson."....

What about Magnus, who decided he was too good for this club, resigned, then begged Ward to come back on a three years contract? Freddie Sears originally came here as a loanee in 2011-12 (e.g. under Ward) and was signed from there. Marcus Bean was a "Summer" signing in 2012-2013. (n.b. Joe Dunne didn't take over until October of that season). Tom Eastman also joined in 2011.

That's six of the regular 11 -16 (including five that ended the game against Stevenage). Then one can add others such as Mark Cousins (Ok, he hasn't had a kick). Many of the youngsters also first signed under Ward (like Drey Wright) but I discount those as Joe Dunne already had focus on the youth development.

Under Financial Fair Play (60% rule) the Management cannot buy any NEW (over 21) players until they shed the wages of others already under contract (or get the club revenues up). Not saying that Joe Dunne (or me) would wish to get rid of all of these; but some are no longer fan's favourites.
of those mentioned, I would wish to replace at least three.
And how do you expect him to free up the wage bill when the players you mentioned all have another year to run on there contract except Wilson & Morrison.
[quote][p][bold]Noah4x4[/bold] wrote: I disagree Col Utd. Joe Dunne inherited far more of the current senior (e.g. over 21) squad from John Ward than just "Morrison & Wilson.".... What about Magnus, who decided he was too good for this club, resigned, then begged Ward to come back on a three years contract? Freddie Sears originally came here as a loanee in 2011-12 (e.g. under Ward) and was signed from there. Marcus Bean was a "Summer" signing in 2012-2013. (n.b. Joe Dunne didn't take over until October of that season). Tom Eastman also joined in 2011. That's six of the regular 11 -16 (including five that ended the game against Stevenage). Then one can add others such as Mark Cousins (Ok, he hasn't had a kick). Many of the youngsters also first signed under Ward (like Drey Wright) but I discount those as Joe Dunne already had focus on the youth development. Under Financial Fair Play (60% rule) the Management cannot buy any NEW (over 21) players until they shed the wages of others already under contract (or get the club revenues up). Not saying that Joe Dunne (or me) would wish to get rid of all of these; but some are no longer fan's favourites. of those mentioned, I would wish to replace at least three.[/p][/quote]And how do you expect him to free up the wage bill when the players you mentioned all have another year to run on there contract except Wilson & Morrison. Col utd
  • Score: 11

12:04pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Noah4x4 says...

I agree Col Utd; and that is exactly the point (and maybe I misunderstood your earlier post - if so, sorry).

Unless Joe Dunne can sell the others signed by Ward on very LONG contracts (which is unlikely) he is stuck with those in the senior (over 21) squad that he has inherited. But he can soon release Wilson & Morrison and I would let these two go (obviously only if there are better players available wanting to sign).

The point is that 'Clan Negative' constantly moan that Joe Dunne needs to change his players get in some in "that have more passion/effort". Frankly, I disagree (with a couple of exceptions).and Joe can't do much else except perhaps play the youngsters But who are we to judge which are ready? Frankie Kent and Michael O'Donoghue look superb in the U18's. But are we as yet ready to risk playing them both and Tosin Olefumi (+ Tom Eastman) in the back four? I don't think so. Maybe next season.
I agree Col Utd; and that is exactly the point (and maybe I misunderstood your earlier post - if so, sorry). Unless Joe Dunne can sell the others signed by Ward on very LONG contracts (which is unlikely) he is stuck with those in the senior (over 21) squad that he has inherited. But he can soon release Wilson & Morrison and I would let these two go (obviously only if there are better players available wanting to sign). The point is that 'Clan Negative' constantly moan that Joe Dunne needs to change his players get in some in "that have more passion/effort". Frankly, I disagree (with a couple of exceptions).and Joe can't do much else except perhaps play the youngsters But who are we to judge which are ready? Frankie Kent and Michael O'Donoghue look superb in the U18's. But are we as yet ready to risk playing them both and Tosin Olefumi (+ Tom Eastman) in the back four? I don't think so. Maybe next season. Noah4x4
  • Score: -16

12:59pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Col utd says...

Noah4x4 wrote:
I agree Col Utd; and that is exactly the point (and maybe I misunderstood your earlier post - if so, sorry).

Unless Joe Dunne can sell the others signed by Ward on very LONG contracts (which is unlikely) he is stuck with those in the senior (over 21) squad that he has inherited. But he can soon release Wilson & Morrison and I would let these two go (obviously only if there are better players available wanting to sign).

The point is that 'Clan Negative' constantly moan that Joe Dunne needs to change his players get in some in "that have more passion/effort". Frankly, I disagree (with a couple of exceptions).and Joe can't do much else except perhaps play the youngsters But who are we to judge which are ready? Frankie Kent and Michael O'Donoghue look superb in the U18's. But are we as yet ready to risk playing them both and Tosin Olefumi (+ Tom Eastman) in the back four? I don't think so. Maybe next season.
No one is going to put a bid in for any of our players with longer contracts & they aren't certainly going to walk with a year left to run so joe has to work with what he has got. Personal the only player the club would receive a bid from in my opinion is Tom Eastman, he's a soild, strong, young with a great future ahead of him. If they was to sell a player the money could go into the pot for joe to bring more players in under the fair play rules but that's whether a bid comes in & the club accept it plus the chairman hands the funds to joe.
I can't see Wilson & Morrison staying in my opinion.
[quote][p][bold]Noah4x4[/bold] wrote: I agree Col Utd; and that is exactly the point (and maybe I misunderstood your earlier post - if so, sorry). Unless Joe Dunne can sell the others signed by Ward on very LONG contracts (which is unlikely) he is stuck with those in the senior (over 21) squad that he has inherited. But he can soon release Wilson & Morrison and I would let these two go (obviously only if there are better players available wanting to sign). The point is that 'Clan Negative' constantly moan that Joe Dunne needs to change his players get in some in "that have more passion/effort". Frankly, I disagree (with a couple of exceptions).and Joe can't do much else except perhaps play the youngsters But who are we to judge which are ready? Frankie Kent and Michael O'Donoghue look superb in the U18's. But are we as yet ready to risk playing them both and Tosin Olefumi (+ Tom Eastman) in the back four? I don't think so. Maybe next season.[/p][/quote]No one is going to put a bid in for any of our players with longer contracts & they aren't certainly going to walk with a year left to run so joe has to work with what he has got. Personal the only player the club would receive a bid from in my opinion is Tom Eastman, he's a soild, strong, young with a great future ahead of him. If they was to sell a player the money could go into the pot for joe to bring more players in under the fair play rules but that's whether a bid comes in & the club accept it plus the chairman hands the funds to joe. I can't see Wilson & Morrison staying in my opinion. Col utd
  • Score: 9

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