Dunne urges U's to stay positive after Notts County defeat

Dunne urges U's to stay positive after Notts County defeat

Dunne urges U's to stay positive after Notts County defeat

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Joe Dunne admitted he was “desperately disappointed” after his Colchester United side were beaten 2-1 at Notts County tonight.

The U’s created the vast majority of the goalscoring opportunities at Meadow Lane but still ended up on the losing side.

Ronan Murray had given the Magpies a fifth-minute lead before Freddie Sears scored a deserved equaliser for the U’s with 20 minutes to go.

It looked like Colchester would claim a point from the game and that would have been the very least they deserved from a contest they dominated.

But Liam Noble’s fine long-range strike won the game for Notts County, who had both Cieron Keane and Nicky Wroe sent off late on, both for two bookable offences.

U's boss Dunne said: “We dominated the game and possession and it was our best passing display in my time as manager.

“With the way we kept the ball and moved it, I don’t think Notts County knew what to do.

“Their goalkeeper was man of the match but we have to take our chances.

“I thought we would go on and win the game after we equalised, because we were comfortable but they scored a wonderful goal.

“I stood in front of the team and told them to stay positive.

“I know a lot of fans who weren’t here tonight might think it’s the same old story but we have to stay positive.

“We have to keep believing – I’m desperately disappointed to have lost the game but if we keep playing like that, we’re going to win.

“We dismantled them at times.

“The fans who were here saw a top display from our side and to dominate as we did away from home is a bit embarrassing for the home team.

“They’ve won the game and taken the three points but I’d still rather be in our changing room tonight, based on how we played the game and how we wanted to play it.”

For three pages of coverage of the U’s game at Notts County, see Wednesday’s Daily Gazette.

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8:58am Wed 20 Aug 14

Ozzie says...

I didn't go to the game but heard it on BBC Essex - and yet again all I heard from boss Joe Dunne was a lot of excuses about how we created chances and just didn't finish. I would say 'Same old, same old, Joe!'. Mr Dunne you have had quite long enough now to sort this problem out - 3 seasons we have had to put up with these pathetic excuses - the stats speak for themselves! 4 games played - 10 goals conceded, 4 goals scored and only 1 point out of a possible 12! With the end of August looming, it would be seem a good time to reconsider your options, Mr Cowling. Up the U's!!
I didn't go to the game but heard it on BBC Essex - and yet again all I heard from boss Joe Dunne was a lot of excuses about how we created chances and just didn't finish. I would say 'Same old, same old, Joe!'. Mr Dunne you have had quite long enough now to sort this problem out - 3 seasons we have had to put up with these pathetic excuses - the stats speak for themselves! 4 games played - 10 goals conceded, 4 goals scored and only 1 point out of a possible 12! With the end of August looming, it would be seem a good time to reconsider your options, Mr Cowling. Up the U's!! Ozzie
  • Score: 2

8:59am Wed 20 Aug 14

Ozzie says...

Sorry - 1 point from a possible 9!! :(
Sorry - 1 point from a possible 9!! :( Ozzie
  • Score: 6

10:19am Wed 20 Aug 14

Ontheball says...

1 from 9 and kicked out of the League Cup AGAIN at the first attempt. Third from bottom now and looking likely to stay there with Dunne in charge.
1 from 9 and kicked out of the League Cup AGAIN at the first attempt. Third from bottom now and looking likely to stay there with Dunne in charge. Ontheball
  • Score: 1

12:04pm Wed 20 Aug 14

pipedown says...

We're creating chances, we just can't put them away. Not sure a change in management solves players not scoring.....
We're creating chances, we just can't put them away. Not sure a change in management solves players not scoring..... pipedown
  • Score: 4

12:32pm Wed 20 Aug 14

hungrystudent says...

Dissapointing result, especially since we had 24 shots away from home... Although far more positive than the last season's were we barely shot at all.

Stop boring everyone with all your doom and gloom, and get on with your lives. Last season you moaned throughout predicting a year of relegation... And we stayed up... Exactly the same as the year before.
Dissapointing result, especially since we had 24 shots away from home... Although far more positive than the last season's were we barely shot at all. Stop boring everyone with all your doom and gloom, and get on with your lives. Last season you moaned throughout predicting a year of relegation... And we stayed up... Exactly the same as the year before. hungrystudent
  • Score: 1

1:55pm Wed 20 Aug 14

totallyfootball says...

Dunne Drivel, more repeats than the BBC!
Dunne Drivel, more repeats than the BBC! totallyfootball
  • Score: -6

1:56pm Wed 20 Aug 14

stevedawson says...

It's far too early to make doom statements.when you have a keeper of carrols stature between the sticks it takes something special to beat him and a reasonable defense.we had plenty of possession played well.keep the faith the goals will come.up the u's
It's far too early to make doom statements.when you have a keeper of carrols stature between the sticks it takes something special to beat him and a reasonable defense.we had plenty of possession played well.keep the faith the goals will come.up the u's stevedawson
  • Score: 7

2:44pm Wed 20 Aug 14

down the line says...

Last season Joe Dunne kept saying "the goals will come"....they didn't. Before last night Joe Dunne said he "had every confidence that the strikers will start scoring".....This didn't happen last night either after god knows how many shots on goal.
My problem with Joe Dunne this season is that he hasn't learnt any lessons from the last 2 seasons, we are not stronger in any department this season that we have been in the last 2 years... We concede goals and we can't score...things not looking good.
Last season Joe Dunne kept saying "the goals will come"....they didn't. Before last night Joe Dunne said he "had every confidence that the strikers will start scoring".....This didn't happen last night either after god knows how many shots on goal. My problem with Joe Dunne this season is that he hasn't learnt any lessons from the last 2 seasons, we are not stronger in any department this season that we have been in the last 2 years... We concede goals and we can't score...things not looking good. down the line
  • Score: 6

3:48pm Wed 20 Aug 14

colunited69 says...

its time to go dunne sorry you have had more then a fair chance so sort the
team out AND STOP GETTING KIDS ON LOAN!!!!!
its time to go dunne sorry you have had more then a fair chance so sort the team out AND STOP GETTING KIDS ON LOAN!!!!! colunited69
  • Score: -1

4:18pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Noah4x4 says...

I was at the game and this was THE most dominant performance that I have ever seen from a U's side. Had we won 2-6 the Magpies couldn't have complained. Notts County only achieved 47% possession because Roy Carroll wasted so much time with the ball in his hands.

Some not present upon seeing the U's having 24 shots and 9 on target may interpret this as our strikers missing sitters and tap-ins. Yes, Sears and Ibrehe each had a couple of scoring opportunities that as professionals they perhaps should have taken at least one (Sears did take one); but the other 20 attempts spread between them plus messrs Vose; Gilbey; Moncur; Bean (et al) were largely near misses; excellent blocks; or decent saves (Roy Carroll was awesome). On another day we would have scored six.

It was brilliant football all bar the end result; and if Joe Dunne ever suffers from recurring dreams it will be of his side dancing around the Magpie defence as if they were tailor's dummies and not finding the net. But with 35 shots between the two sides; this was the attacking football that we enjoyed in the 1960's - let's have more of it (win or lose).
I was at the game and this was THE most dominant performance that I have ever seen from a U's side. Had we won 2-6 the Magpies couldn't have complained. Notts County only achieved 47% possession because Roy Carroll wasted so much time with the ball in his hands. Some not present upon seeing the U's having 24 shots and 9 on target may interpret this as our strikers missing sitters and tap-ins. Yes, Sears and Ibrehe each had a couple of scoring opportunities that as professionals they perhaps should have taken at least one (Sears did take one); but the other 20 attempts spread between them plus messrs Vose; Gilbey; Moncur; Bean (et al) were largely near misses; excellent blocks; or decent saves (Roy Carroll was awesome). On another day we would have scored six. It was brilliant football all bar the end result; and if Joe Dunne ever suffers from recurring dreams it will be of his side dancing around the Magpie defence as if they were tailor's dummies and not finding the net. But with 35 shots between the two sides; this was the attacking football that we enjoyed in the 1960's - let's have more of it (win or lose). Noah4x4
  • Score: 7

10:54pm Wed 20 Aug 14

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

So shooting practice doesn't happen in training judging by the number of shots we need to score a goal. Practicing defending doesn't happen in training judging by the number of mistakes that have been made and cost us goals. So what do they actually work on in training ???
So shooting practice doesn't happen in training judging by the number of shots we need to score a goal. Practicing defending doesn't happen in training judging by the number of mistakes that have been made and cost us goals. So what do they actually work on in training ??? We're not singing anymore!!!
  • Score: 4

9:23am Thu 21 Aug 14

Shrubendlad says...

I genuinely HATE being negative about this Club and Im sure that Mr Dunne and Mr Kinsella are very nice blokes. But Badges or no Badges I want Duguid and Brown to take control of the situation and bring back the Spirit of our Us. They will probably win against Doncaster when the focus will be on the Ipswich Norwich derby and then lose against Peterborough!
I genuinely HATE being negative about this Club and Im sure that Mr Dunne and Mr Kinsella are very nice blokes. But Badges or no Badges I want Duguid and Brown to take control of the situation and bring back the Spirit of our Us. They will probably win against Doncaster when the focus will be on the Ipswich Norwich derby and then lose against Peterborough! Shrubendlad
  • Score: 0

9:53am Thu 21 Aug 14

Shrubendlad says...

Shrubendlad wrote:
I genuinely HATE being negative about this Club and Im sure that Mr Dunne and Mr Kinsella are very nice blokes. But Badges or no Badges I want Duguid and Brown to take control of the situation and bring back the Spirit of our Us. They will probably win against Doncaster when the focus will be on the Ipswich Norwich derby and then lose against Peterborough!
We moved from Layer Road because we couldn't play there in the Premiership and it was too small for Championship crowds.
How many will be there against Doncaster-2500?
4000 for the East Anglia derby against Peterborough?
We needed direct access from the A12-its there.
We needed adequate parking rather than being ticketed by over zealous police-What is all that spare land around the Stadium doing?
Why is this Multifunction Stadium deserted during the week?
[quote][p][bold]Shrubendlad[/bold] wrote: I genuinely HATE being negative about this Club and Im sure that Mr Dunne and Mr Kinsella are very nice blokes. But Badges or no Badges I want Duguid and Brown to take control of the situation and bring back the Spirit of our Us. They will probably win against Doncaster when the focus will be on the Ipswich Norwich derby and then lose against Peterborough![/p][/quote]We moved from Layer Road because we couldn't play there in the Premiership and it was too small for Championship crowds. How many will be there against Doncaster-2500? 4000 for the East Anglia derby against Peterborough? We needed direct access from the A12-its there. We needed adequate parking rather than being ticketed by over zealous police-What is all that spare land around the Stadium doing? Why is this Multifunction Stadium deserted during the week? Shrubendlad
  • Score: 3
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