Ward unhappy with controversial penalty decision

Gazette: Ward unhappy with controversial penalty decision Ward unhappy with controversial penalty decision

Colchester United manager John Ward was adamant referee Chris Sarginson was wrong to award Scunthorpe United a controversial penalty which led to the U's sliding to a 1-0 defeat this afternoon.

Sarginson controversially ruled that Leon Clarke had been fouled in the area with 15 minutes to go and pointed to the spot, despite Colchester's protestations.

Clarke duly despatched the penalty from the spot, enabling Scunthorpe to go on and claim victory and condemn the U's to defeat and extend their run without a league win to eight matches this season.

Ward said: “I’m reluctant to complain about referees but they really should get things correct and the last couple of goals that we’ve conceded have been incorrect decisions.

“It sounds like I’m looking for an excuse and I’m not pleading bad luck or anything like that.

"We can’t do anything about that now and that’s just how life is at the moment but we have to be better in both boxes.

“We’re trying our hardest but it’s just not happening for us.

“We’re feeling a little bit sorry for ourselves at the moment but with a bit of reason.

“We have to continue to work hard and have the same attitude and approach to the game."

See Monday's Gazette for more reaction to Colchester's game with Scunthorpe and a match report and pictures from the match at Glanford Park.
 

 

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6:03pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Mr Honest says...

Oh shut up you old fossil. Clutching at straws yet again. Another week another defeat. For gods sake just disappear you inept hasbeen. If anyone comes on here to say Ward shouldnt be sacked I want to meet them one on one and kick the crap out of them! lol.
Oh shut up you old fossil. Clutching at straws yet again. Another week another defeat. For gods sake just disappear you inept hasbeen. If anyone comes on here to say Ward shouldnt be sacked I want to meet them one on one and kick the crap out of them! lol. Mr Honest

6:27pm Sat 22 Sep 12

shaun_daw says...

complety agree wiv u mr honest ward need sto go and come on cowling time to do the deed and get rid of ward
complety agree wiv u mr honest ward need sto go and come on cowling time to do the deed and get rid of ward shaun_daw

6:35pm Sat 22 Sep 12

acchamb says...

Complaining about the ref still doesn't explain why we havent can't score!
5 goals in nine matches, have we got any imaginative tactics going forward?
4 points out of 24 is abysmal!
Complaining about the ref still doesn't explain why we havent can't score! 5 goals in nine matches, have we got any imaginative tactics going forward? 4 points out of 24 is abysmal! acchamb

6:37pm Sat 22 Sep 12

angryman!!! says...

Yes the penalty may have been unfair but if we hadn't got it wed still have only drawn, 5 points out of 8 games still means you should go, then throw in the poor run at the end of last season, getting hammered in first round of league cup just sets it stone.
If you walk now you will be timbered as nice guy that you are, if not you will be thought of the manager that gave us the worst ever start to a season in the league, and almost saw attendances half under your reign.
Go on hand in your notice and enjoy your retirement.
Yes the penalty may have been unfair but if we hadn't got it wed still have only drawn, 5 points out of 8 games still means you should go, then throw in the poor run at the end of last season, getting hammered in first round of league cup just sets it stone. If you walk now you will be timbered as nice guy that you are, if not you will be thought of the manager that gave us the worst ever start to a season in the league, and almost saw attendances half under your reign. Go on hand in your notice and enjoy your retirement. angryman!!!

8:38pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Boris says...

Mr Honest wrote:
Oh shut up you old fossil. Clutching at straws yet again. Another week another defeat. For gods sake just disappear you inept hasbeen. If anyone comes on here to say Ward shouldnt be sacked I want to meet them one on one and kick the crap out of them! lol.
Putting "lol" at the end of your outburst doesn't alter the fact that you are wrong to issue silly threats. It is you that are full of crap.
.
I am not saying Ward should stay, I am just saying that you and others make idiots of yourselves with your extravagant language. Please grow up.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Honest[/bold] wrote: Oh shut up you old fossil. Clutching at straws yet again. Another week another defeat. For gods sake just disappear you inept hasbeen. If anyone comes on here to say Ward shouldnt be sacked I want to meet them one on one and kick the crap out of them! lol.[/p][/quote]Putting "lol" at the end of your outburst doesn't alter the fact that you are wrong to issue silly threats. It is you that are full of crap. . I am not saying Ward should stay, I am just saying that you and others make idiots of yourselves with your extravagant language. Please grow up. Boris

9:15pm Sat 22 Sep 12

fnagwaa says...

I reckon we could get relegated to the conference in 2 years and Ward would still keep his job! At this rate we'll be breaking records for least points, least wins and least goals. And the way they're playing to be honest I couldn't be the least bit interested!!

Come on U's, sort it out. Bring back the good old Layer Road days.
I reckon we could get relegated to the conference in 2 years and Ward would still keep his job! At this rate we'll be breaking records for least points, least wins and least goals. And the way they're playing to be honest I couldn't be the least bit interested!! Come on U's, sort it out. Bring back the good old Layer Road days. fnagwaa

12:16am Sun 23 Sep 12

myhouse3 says...

You even make Neil Franklin seem like a great manager and Bobby Roberts Ward. Dont you realise your a laughing stock in the football world, still some would say at least your go down as the worst col u manager bit of history there hey John. Keep it up nobody cares now anyway. Top man ward might get 1500 for our next home game and still keep your job after another defeat.
You even make Neil Franklin seem like a great manager and Bobby Roberts Ward. Dont you realise your a laughing stock in the football world, still some would say at least your go down as the worst col u manager bit of history there hey John. Keep it up nobody cares now anyway. Top man ward might get 1500 for our next home game and still keep your job after another defeat. myhouse3

8:51am Sun 23 Sep 12

super waluigi says...

myhouse3 wrote:
You even make Neil Franklin seem like a great manager and Bobby Roberts Ward. Dont you realise your a laughing stock in the football world, still some would say at least your go down as the worst col u manager bit of history there hey John. Keep it up nobody cares now anyway. Top man ward might get 1500 for our next home game and still keep your job after another defeat.
What a load of old toss!!!!
1 the footballing world does not care about col u.
2 yes we might have had the worst start ever, and if it continues, it would be the worst season ever, but Ward will go down as the manager with 3 top half finishes in league 1 as manager and assistant. The best run ever in our history.
3 "nobody cares now anyway" ..... What ever dude. I care, eddy d, Nora, boris, crazy comments, Steve 86, other posters on this site, the squad of players, Robbin cowling, and all of the other loyal fans care.
4, "might get 1500 fans"....... Enjoying this lean period are you?
[quote][p][bold]myhouse3[/bold] wrote: You even make Neil Franklin seem like a great manager and Bobby Roberts Ward. Dont you realise your a laughing stock in the football world, still some would say at least your go down as the worst col u manager bit of history there hey John. Keep it up nobody cares now anyway. Top man ward might get 1500 for our next home game and still keep your job after another defeat.[/p][/quote]What a load of old toss!!!! 1 the footballing world does not care about col u. 2 yes we might have had the worst start ever, and if it continues, it would be the worst season ever, but Ward will go down as the manager with 3 top half finishes in league 1 as manager and assistant. The best run ever in our history. 3 "nobody cares now anyway" ..... What ever dude. I care, eddy d, Nora, boris, crazy comments, Steve 86, other posters on this site, the squad of players, Robbin cowling, and all of the other loyal fans care. 4, "might get 1500 fans"....... Enjoying this lean period are you? super waluigi

8:56am Sun 23 Sep 12

wellnow says...

would it be blasphemy on a sunday to proffer jw on said shorts could be "jesus wept".
would it be blasphemy on a sunday to proffer jw on said shorts could be "jesus wept". wellnow

8:59am Sun 23 Sep 12

super waluigi says...

Shame about the penalty. We need some luck as I cannot see us winning comfortably right now with out it. How come we don't get them decisions at the moment but other teams do?
That said, I am starting to worry about the situation now. I had a restless nights sleep last night with our form on my mind. I was knocked by many last year for accepting boring football if it got us a top ten finish and boy I would take 20th this season right now. I do think we will pick up some points soon but every game that goes by it feels further away. Dig deep is needed now before it is too late
Shame about the penalty. We need some luck as I cannot see us winning comfortably right now with out it. How come we don't get them decisions at the moment but other teams do? That said, I am starting to worry about the situation now. I had a restless nights sleep last night with our form on my mind. I was knocked by many last year for accepting boring football if it got us a top ten finish and boy I would take 20th this season right now. I do think we will pick up some points soon but every game that goes by it feels further away. Dig deep is needed now before it is too late super waluigi

9:02am Sun 23 Sep 12

wellnow says...

did anyone see everton destroy what was swansea.now that was a game.
did anyone see everton destroy what was swansea.now that was a game. wellnow

9:04am Sun 23 Sep 12

Mr Honest says...

Boris, lol is a tongue in cheek term used often on social networking sites these days. Its basically saying that Im just kidding, laughing off what I said. Hardly really going to assault anyone am I? I suggest you are the hasbeen and think perhaps you should retire from posting on here as you are thoroughly boring and clueless. Waluigi, although you frustrate me with your loyalty towards Ward,I do respect your opinions as you know your stuff but I have to say if we went down, Ward would be remembered for that rather than delivering 3 top ten finishes mate.
Boris, lol is a tongue in cheek term used often on social networking sites these days. Its basically saying that Im just kidding, laughing off what I said. Hardly really going to assault anyone am I? I suggest you are the hasbeen and think perhaps you should retire from posting on here as you are thoroughly boring and clueless. Waluigi, although you frustrate me with your loyalty towards Ward,I do respect your opinions as you know your stuff but I have to say if we went down, Ward would be remembered for that rather than delivering 3 top ten finishes mate. Mr Honest

9:55am Sun 23 Sep 12

Layer Road Exile says...

Ward is fast becoming a figure of ridicule and his analogy about not "abandoning a relative in difficulty" is ludicrous. If you are the one who has put that relative in difficulty, as Ward has with U's, does he think that relative would want anything more to do with him? My view is that the better quality players have had enough of him and are under performing in the hope that Cowling acts. Player powere is not unusual in these circumstances as Chelsea showed with AVB. The only players that have publicly supported are those that should not be in the team in the first place. Izzet, Duguid and Magnus who left and was taken back by Uncle John,
Ward is fast becoming a figure of ridicule and his analogy about not "abandoning a relative in difficulty" is ludicrous. If you are the one who has put that relative in difficulty, as Ward has with U's, does he think that relative would want anything more to do with him? My view is that the better quality players have had enough of him and are under performing in the hope that Cowling acts. Player powere is not unusual in these circumstances as Chelsea showed with AVB. The only players that have publicly supported are those that should not be in the team in the first place. Izzet, Duguid and Magnus who left and was taken back by Uncle John, Layer Road Exile

10:18am Sun 23 Sep 12

Barside1 says...

What John Ward should be saying is 'I'm unhappy we can't score goals away from home' ( as yet we have registered **** all! ).

0-0 yesterday against Scunthorpe would not have been much to enthuse about.

I really though Ward was going to resign after the Crawley match, maybe he did and it was not accepted.

John - if you are reading this and you are still in charge on Saturday against Hartlepool - the way to beat them is to play 3 at the back, a midfield 4 and 3 up front.

I guarantee this formation would get three points against this opposition.
What John Ward should be saying is 'I'm unhappy we can't score goals away from home' ( as yet we have registered **** all! ). 0-0 yesterday against Scunthorpe would not have been much to enthuse about. I really though Ward was going to resign after the Crawley match, maybe he did and it was not accepted. John - if you are reading this and you are still in charge on Saturday against Hartlepool - the way to beat them is to play 3 at the back, a midfield 4 and 3 up front. I guarantee this formation would get three points against this opposition. Barside1

11:13am Sun 23 Sep 12

RB, Lexden says...

Yesterday's match at Scunthorpe was John Ward's 100th league match
as U's' boss and we have won only twenty nine of those matches.Or,to put it another way,fewer than a third.
This is JW's complete league record as U's' boss :
Played : 100
Won : 29
Drawn : 38
Lost 33
Goals For 123
Goals Against 141
Points 125

Since John Ward became U's manager in May 2010,the club has
lost 2000 fans,as its average league
gate has slumped by approximately
36 per cent,from the average gate
JW inherited (5529) down to this season's average (3524),although the
economic climate has played a part in this decline as some other clubs are also losing fans.

Last season John Ward's team set a new club record for the highest number of league draws in a season
- twenty - which beat the previous best - nineteen - set by Neil Franklin's
team in 1963-1964.

Perhaps John Ward's two top ten finishes are impressive.But Benny Fenton's two top five finishes
(third in 1956-1957 and fifth in 1958-1959)were more impressive.

After eight matches the U's are now
languishing in the bottom four.
After eight matches last season,
Wycombe,Exeter and Rochdale were
all in the bottom four and were
relegated.

John Ward has done some good
things for the U's.He has brought
much-needed stability to the club,following the departures of here-today-gone-tomo
rrow managers,
Lambert and Boothroyd.
He has also signed some talented players,notably Sears,Eastman and Bean.

But the U's are now facing one of their their worst crises since 1990,when the club crashed out of the Football League and at the moment it is difficult to see how the decline can be arrested.
Yesterday's match at Scunthorpe was John Ward's 100th league match as U's' boss and we have won only twenty nine of those matches.Or,to put it another way,fewer than a third. This is JW's complete league record as U's' boss : Played : 100 Won : 29 Drawn : 38 Lost 33 Goals For 123 Goals Against 141 Points 125 Since John Ward became U's manager in May 2010,the club has lost 2000 fans,as its average league gate has slumped by approximately 36 per cent,from the average gate JW inherited (5529) down to this season's average (3524),although the economic climate has played a part in this decline as some other clubs are also losing fans. Last season John Ward's team set a new club record for the highest number of league draws in a season - twenty - which beat the previous best - nineteen - set by Neil Franklin's team in 1963-1964. Perhaps John Ward's two top ten finishes are impressive.But Benny Fenton's two top five finishes (third in 1956-1957 and fifth in 1958-1959)were more impressive. After eight matches the U's are now languishing in the bottom four. After eight matches last season, Wycombe,Exeter and Rochdale were all in the bottom four and were relegated. John Ward has done some good things for the U's.He has brought much-needed stability to the club,following the departures of here-today-gone-tomo rrow managers, Lambert and Boothroyd. He has also signed some talented players,notably Sears,Eastman and Bean. But the U's are now facing one of their their worst crises since 1990,when the club crashed out of the Football League and at the moment it is difficult to see how the decline can be arrested. RB, Lexden

11:41am Sun 23 Sep 12

angryman!!! says...

I'm fed up with this stability crap with managers, Colchester will always be a stepping ground for players and managers, who want to work their way up, if a manager does well at the club and then gets poached by a bigger team so well, at least he's done well.
I'd rather have a lambert, Parkinson or burley for a season where we do well than ward for an era of decline
I'm fed up with this stability crap with managers, Colchester will always be a stepping ground for players and managers, who want to work their way up, if a manager does well at the club and then gets poached by a bigger team so well, at least he's done well. I'd rather have a lambert, Parkinson or burley for a season where we do well than ward for an era of decline angryman!!!

12:48pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Barside1 says...

I hear a Civic Reception is planned when we score our first away goal of the season.

Going back to the Franklin thing ...I can still hear 'Franklin Out, Franklin Out' reverberating around Layer Road.

If the fans had had enough back then, well they have had more than a ******* enough now - the way things are going there will be no **** left to chant 'Ward Out' or **** all else.

To save some money the club should consider playing Hartlepool behind closed doors.

Looks like Paul Jewell is off down the road ( about time too! ).
I hear a Civic Reception is planned when we score our first away goal of the season. Going back to the Franklin thing ...I can still hear 'Franklin Out, Franklin Out' reverberating around Layer Road. If the fans had had enough back then, well they have had more than a ******* enough now - the way things are going there will be no **** left to chant 'Ward Out' or **** all else. To save some money the club should consider playing Hartlepool behind closed doors. Looks like Paul Jewell is off down the road ( about time too! ). Barside1

1:53pm Sun 23 Sep 12

super waluigi says...

angryman!!! wrote:
I'm fed up with this stability crap with managers, Colchester will always be a stepping ground for players and managers, who want to work their way up, if a manager does well at the club and then gets poached by a bigger team so well, at least he's done well.
I'd rather have a lambert, Parkinson or burley for a season where we do well than ward for an era of decline
Normally Angryman I would agree with this statement about stability. But if you try to look at it from the other angle, you can see why Ward and stability is important.

See, with lambert, Boothroyd etc, you may get a better (not great) style of football and perhaps some success like Parkinson had. But like you say, the managers and players that they bring in will often leave to climb the league ladder. Budgets are spent on higher wages and a few fee's for players. As a result the attendances will always stay at a higher figure for Colchester's standards. However, money is not spent in other areas.

With Ward and the 'stability' you mention, the idea is that he won't want a big transfer budget, and he will shop in the lower league for players as this is his last job. As a result, the club can attempt to spend money on promoting the club around Colchester and the surrounding towns as they have done in Witham and tiptree for example. Set up youth teams and establishing the club in other areas for a long term success. This is something that the club should have done years ago as. YES the attendances are lower right now, but then again 5,000 fans when we had Lambert was not that special either especially for a town the size of Colchester. We should be getting 20,000 fans (stadium permitting) every week like Ipswich do and a core 50,000 fans buying the home shirt and that is the idea behind long term stability mate.

Admittedly right now it does not look like it is working, but it is a long term plan.

So would you rather tread water for ever in league one with 5000 fans and a half decent manager coming and going, or long term sucess with a few hits along the way, even though it might be a risk?
[quote][p][bold]angryman!!![/bold] wrote: I'm fed up with this stability crap with managers, Colchester will always be a stepping ground for players and managers, who want to work their way up, if a manager does well at the club and then gets poached by a bigger team so well, at least he's done well. I'd rather have a lambert, Parkinson or burley for a season where we do well than ward for an era of decline[/p][/quote]Normally Angryman I would agree with this statement about stability. But if you try to look at it from the other angle, you can see why Ward and stability is important. See, with lambert, Boothroyd etc, you may get a better (not great) style of football and perhaps some success like Parkinson had. But like you say, the managers and players that they bring in will often leave to climb the league ladder. Budgets are spent on higher wages and a few fee's for players. As a result the attendances will always stay at a higher figure for Colchester's standards. However, money is not spent in other areas. With Ward and the 'stability' you mention, the idea is that he won't want a big transfer budget, and he will shop in the lower league for players as this is his last job. As a result, the club can attempt to spend money on promoting the club around Colchester and the surrounding towns as they have done in Witham and tiptree for example. Set up youth teams and establishing the club in other areas for a long term success. This is something that the club should have done years ago as. YES the attendances are lower right now, but then again 5,000 fans when we had Lambert was not that special either especially for a town the size of Colchester. We should be getting 20,000 fans (stadium permitting) every week like Ipswich do and a core 50,000 fans buying the home shirt and that is the idea behind long term stability mate. Admittedly right now it does not look like it is working, but it is a long term plan. So would you rather tread water for ever in league one with 5000 fans and a half decent manager coming and going, or long term sucess with a few hits along the way, even though it might be a risk? super waluigi

2:25pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Barside1 says...

Hey Super, I admire your support of the club. However, no matter how much effort goes into promoting the club in the likes of Witham and Tiptree there really is nothing going on at the moment at WHCS to entice fans from 15 miles out or for that matter from Turner Rise.

2,484 should tell you that promoting the club in the Essex outback is a complete waste of time, effort and resource.

If you really do think we should be attracting crowds of 20,000 you need to go and see a doctor first thing Monday morning - or better still get yourself off to a walk in centre after your Sunday lunch.

Colchester United's break even figure for crowds at WHCS was 6,600 in season 2009 / 2010 - I'm not sure what it is now, but either way the club would seem to be going through one of the lows in its history.

This season is just about over before the end of September.

Interest in Colchester United has only reached the current depths perhaps once before in the last 50 years.
Hey Super, I admire your support of the club. However, no matter how much effort goes into promoting the club in the likes of Witham and Tiptree there really is nothing going on at the moment at WHCS to entice fans from 15 miles out or for that matter from Turner Rise. 2,484 should tell you that promoting the club in the Essex outback is a complete waste of time, effort and resource. If you really do think we should be attracting crowds of 20,000 you need to go and see a doctor first thing Monday morning - or better still get yourself off to a walk in centre after your Sunday lunch. Colchester United's break even figure for crowds at WHCS was 6,600 in season 2009 / 2010 - I'm not sure what it is now, but either way the club would seem to be going through one of the lows in its history. This season is just about over before the end of September. Interest in Colchester United has only reached the current depths perhaps once before in the last 50 years. Barside1

3:32pm Sun 23 Sep 12

myhouse3 says...

RB, Lexden wrote:
Yesterday's match at Scunthorpe was John Ward's 100th league match as U's' boss and we have won only twenty nine of those matches.Or,to put it another way,fewer than a third. This is JW's complete league record as U's' boss : Played : 100 Won : 29 Drawn : 38 Lost 33 Goals For 123 Goals Against 141 Points 125 Since John Ward became U's manager in May 2010,the club has lost 2000 fans,as its average league gate has slumped by approximately 36 per cent,from the average gate JW inherited (5529) down to this season's average (3524),although the economic climate has played a part in this decline as some other clubs are also losing fans. Last season John Ward's team set a new club record for the highest number of league draws in a season - twenty - which beat the previous best - nineteen - set by Neil Franklin's team in 1963-1964. Perhaps John Ward's two top ten finishes are impressive.But Benny Fenton's two top five finishes (third in 1956-1957 and fifth in 1958-1959)were more impressive. After eight matches the U's are now languishing in the bottom four. After eight matches last season, Wycombe,Exeter and Rochdale were all in the bottom four and were relegated. John Ward has done some good things for the U's.He has brought much-needed stability to the club,following the departures of here-today-gone-tomo rrow managers, Lambert and Boothroyd. He has also signed some talented players,notably Sears,Eastman and Bean. But the U's are now facing one of their their worst crises since 1990,when the club crashed out of the Football League and at the moment it is difficult to see how the decline can be arrested.
super wally your the only dude just as clueless as your brother J Ward. WAKE UP YOUR COFFEE IS GETTING COLD BLIND IDIOT
[quote][p][bold]RB, Lexden[/bold] wrote: Yesterday's match at Scunthorpe was John Ward's 100th league match as U's' boss and we have won only twenty nine of those matches.Or,to put it another way,fewer than a third. This is JW's complete league record as U's' boss : Played : 100 Won : 29 Drawn : 38 Lost 33 Goals For 123 Goals Against 141 Points 125 Since John Ward became U's manager in May 2010,the club has lost 2000 fans,as its average league gate has slumped by approximately 36 per cent,from the average gate JW inherited (5529) down to this season's average (3524),although the economic climate has played a part in this decline as some other clubs are also losing fans. Last season John Ward's team set a new club record for the highest number of league draws in a season - twenty - which beat the previous best - nineteen - set by Neil Franklin's team in 1963-1964. Perhaps John Ward's two top ten finishes are impressive.But Benny Fenton's two top five finishes (third in 1956-1957 and fifth in 1958-1959)were more impressive. After eight matches the U's are now languishing in the bottom four. After eight matches last season, Wycombe,Exeter and Rochdale were all in the bottom four and were relegated. John Ward has done some good things for the U's.He has brought much-needed stability to the club,following the departures of here-today-gone-tomo rrow managers, Lambert and Boothroyd. He has also signed some talented players,notably Sears,Eastman and Bean. But the U's are now facing one of their their worst crises since 1990,when the club crashed out of the Football League and at the moment it is difficult to see how the decline can be arrested.[/p][/quote]super wally your the only dude just as clueless as your brother J Ward. WAKE UP YOUR COFFEE IS GETTING COLD BLIND IDIOT myhouse3

3:44pm Sun 23 Sep 12

super waluigi says...

Barside1 wrote:
Hey Super, I admire your support of the club. However, no matter how much effort goes into promoting the club in the likes of Witham and Tiptree there really is nothing going on at the moment at WHCS to entice fans from 15 miles out or for that matter from Turner Rise.

2,484 should tell you that promoting the club in the Essex outback is a complete waste of time, effort and resource.

If you really do think we should be attracting crowds of 20,000 you need to go and see a doctor first thing Monday morning - or better still get yourself off to a walk in centre after your Sunday lunch.

Colchester United's break even figure for crowds at WHCS was 6,600 in season 2009 / 2010 - I'm not sure what it is now, but either way the club would seem to be going through one of the lows in its history.

This season is just about over before the end of September.

Interest in Colchester United has only reached the current depths perhaps once before in the last 50 years.
Thanks for the advice barside1 but I won't take advice from some one who cannot read a blog properly.

Of course I understand that 20,000 fans won't turn up to watch our team perform as they are, but no one said this!!!!

Please re-read my blog. It says that with hard work and a change in mind set, Colchester united could become a hub for the community in north Essex. Potential 20,000 attendances are not a million miles away. Hull managed it as have many others.

If you are happy treading water with 5000 other col u fans watching good managers come and go, then occasional promotions and relegations I suggest you attend the walk in clinic yourself myfriend.

I never said ward was the right manager either. Especially if he relegates us. I am commenting on angry mans comments about stability only and giving him my opinions only.
[quote][p][bold]Barside1[/bold] wrote: Hey Super, I admire your support of the club. However, no matter how much effort goes into promoting the club in the likes of Witham and Tiptree there really is nothing going on at the moment at WHCS to entice fans from 15 miles out or for that matter from Turner Rise. 2,484 should tell you that promoting the club in the Essex outback is a complete waste of time, effort and resource. If you really do think we should be attracting crowds of 20,000 you need to go and see a doctor first thing Monday morning - or better still get yourself off to a walk in centre after your Sunday lunch. Colchester United's break even figure for crowds at WHCS was 6,600 in season 2009 / 2010 - I'm not sure what it is now, but either way the club would seem to be going through one of the lows in its history. This season is just about over before the end of September. Interest in Colchester United has only reached the current depths perhaps once before in the last 50 years.[/p][/quote]Thanks for the advice barside1 but I won't take advice from some one who cannot read a blog properly. Of course I understand that 20,000 fans won't turn up to watch our team perform as they are, but no one said this!!!! Please re-read my blog. It says that with hard work and a change in mind set, Colchester united could become a hub for the community in north Essex. Potential 20,000 attendances are not a million miles away. Hull managed it as have many others. If you are happy treading water with 5000 other col u fans watching good managers come and go, then occasional promotions and relegations I suggest you attend the walk in clinic yourself myfriend. I never said ward was the right manager either. Especially if he relegates us. I am commenting on angry mans comments about stability only and giving him my opinions only. super waluigi

4:24pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Ozzie says...

I have to say I was never thrilled at the prospect of Mr Ward taking over from Mr Boothroyd. He has brought some stability but is also responsible for the lacklustre, dire performances that have yielded only one win from 22 games! Ambition? If that is ambition, Mr Cowling, then you are a bigger business man fool than I gave you credit for! Please, in heaven's name don't you remove this clown before he makes you and our beloved an even greater laughing stock than we already are! Please go now and take Joe Dunne with you! Au Revoir !! Up the U's!!
I have to say I was never thrilled at the prospect of Mr Ward taking over from Mr Boothroyd. He has brought some stability but is also responsible for the lacklustre, dire performances that have yielded only one win from 22 games! Ambition? If that is ambition, Mr Cowling, then you are a bigger business man fool than I gave you credit for! Please, in heaven's name don't you remove this clown before he makes you and our beloved an even greater laughing stock than we already are! Please go now and take Joe Dunne with you! Au Revoir !! Up the U's!! Ozzie

4:26pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Barside1 says...

I still think you should get seen to 'Super' - I've read your 'blogs', or whatever they are and I'm none too sure what planet you are on.

'Potential 20,000 attendances' indeed!

Get real FFS!

This is Colchester, which unless you had not noticed is a London overspill whose additional populas treak back to London to watch football.

Not in a million ******* years will your 20,000 pipedream come true.

Take the last '0' off that and you will be nearer the mark.

Dream on fella.
I still think you should get seen to 'Super' - I've read your 'blogs', or whatever they are and I'm none too sure what planet you are on. 'Potential 20,000 attendances' indeed! Get real FFS! This is Colchester, which unless you had not noticed is a London overspill whose additional populas treak back to London to watch football. Not in a million ******* years will your 20,000 pipedream come true. Take the last '0' off that and you will be nearer the mark. Dream on fella. Barside1

4:48pm Sun 23 Sep 12

angryman!!! says...

Super, I agree the club is terribly supported and should get much higher attendances, I also agree that certain things the clubs been doing with buses in around town and surrounding towns is good.
My view is that the 'stability' the club is after is unrealistic, as all managers and players want to test themselves at the highest level, so successfully players and mangers will always move on, we're better off hoping that mangers, players see Colchester as a club they can progress at.
I also do agree with you though that the increase in youth development and training ground is long over due, and this is a good sign for the club. However football is a results related industry and were not going to get fans through the gates when were losing but saying to them it's ok in a generations time we will have a good squad
Super, I agree the club is terribly supported and should get much higher attendances, I also agree that certain things the clubs been doing with buses in around town and surrounding towns is good. My view is that the 'stability' the club is after is unrealistic, as all managers and players want to test themselves at the highest level, so successfully players and mangers will always move on, we're better off hoping that mangers, players see Colchester as a club they can progress at. I also do agree with you though that the increase in youth development and training ground is long over due, and this is a good sign for the club. However football is a results related industry and were not going to get fans through the gates when were losing but saying to them it's ok in a generations time we will have a good squad angryman!!!

4:48pm Sun 23 Sep 12

25414nora says...

Boris wrote:
Mr Honest wrote:
Oh shut up you old fossil. Clutching at straws yet again. Another week another defeat. For gods sake just disappear you inept hasbeen. If anyone comes on here to say Ward shouldnt be sacked I want to meet them one on one and kick the crap out of them! lol.
Putting "lol" at the end of your outburst doesn't alter the fact that you are wrong to issue silly threats. It is you that are full of crap.
.
I am not saying Ward should stay, I am just saying that you and others make idiots of yourselves with your extravagant language. Please grow up.
Mr Honest clearly has some serious
personality issues. He comes over as one very disturbed, intollerant, unhappy bunny.

seems to have no control over his coarse abusive manner.. If he has any family..(a partner, children, grandchildren).
they surely have my sympathy.

Thankfully on here we only have to endure his bile in small doses

On the subject of manager J. Ward..
Weather he goes or not, will be a calculated decission made at a higher level and not by a few tin-pot cranks.

It's been said before...Managers, players come and go,,,The long term stability of our club is paramount.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Honest[/bold] wrote: Oh shut up you old fossil. Clutching at straws yet again. Another week another defeat. For gods sake just disappear you inept hasbeen. If anyone comes on here to say Ward shouldnt be sacked I want to meet them one on one and kick the crap out of them! lol.[/p][/quote]Putting "lol" at the end of your outburst doesn't alter the fact that you are wrong to issue silly threats. It is you that are full of crap. . I am not saying Ward should stay, I am just saying that you and others make idiots of yourselves with your extravagant language. Please grow up.[/p][/quote]Mr Honest clearly has some serious personality issues. He comes over as one very disturbed, intollerant, unhappy bunny. seems to have no control over his coarse abusive manner.. If he has any family..(a partner, children, grandchildren). they surely have my sympathy. Thankfully on here we only have to endure his bile in small doses On the subject of manager J. Ward.. Weather he goes or not, will be a calculated decission made at a higher level and not by a few tin-pot cranks. It's been said before...Managers, players come and go,,,The long term stability of our club is paramount. 25414nora

6:23pm Sun 23 Sep 12

super waluigi says...

angryman!!! wrote:
Super, I agree the club is terribly supported and should get much higher attendances, I also agree that certain things the clubs been doing with buses in around town and surrounding towns is good.
My view is that the 'stability' the club is after is unrealistic, as all managers and players want to test themselves at the highest level, so successfully players and mangers will always move on, we're better off hoping that mangers, players see Colchester as a club they can progress at.
I also do agree with you though that the increase in youth development and training ground is long over due, and this is a good sign for the club. However football is a results related industry and were not going to get fans through the gates when were losing but saying to them it's ok in a generations time we will have a good squad
Yeah, football is a results game, agreed there. I am well put out by the current situation of results. The next game cannot come quick enough for me pal.
Stability of the club is unrealistic? Maybe. Remember that that is my view though and not Col U's.

It is nice that we can agree and disagree but still have a conversation about this and feel that we want the club to move forward.

Back to Barside1, why even bother commenting if all you are going to do is criticise my opinion without really having an opinion of your own.
I think you should perhaps read mine and Angryman's interaction and perhaps learn how to converse. Either that or go and sit in the 'thick shed' with Myhouse3 who clearly has nothing productive to do on a sunday apart from troll my comments.
[quote][p][bold]angryman!!![/bold] wrote: Super, I agree the club is terribly supported and should get much higher attendances, I also agree that certain things the clubs been doing with buses in around town and surrounding towns is good. My view is that the 'stability' the club is after is unrealistic, as all managers and players want to test themselves at the highest level, so successfully players and mangers will always move on, we're better off hoping that mangers, players see Colchester as a club they can progress at. I also do agree with you though that the increase in youth development and training ground is long over due, and this is a good sign for the club. However football is a results related industry and were not going to get fans through the gates when were losing but saying to them it's ok in a generations time we will have a good squad[/p][/quote]Yeah, football is a results game, agreed there. I am well put out by the current situation of results. The next game cannot come quick enough for me pal. Stability of the club is unrealistic? Maybe. Remember that that is my view though and not Col U's. It is nice that we can agree and disagree but still have a conversation about this and feel that we want the club to move forward. Back to Barside1, why even bother commenting if all you are going to do is criticise my opinion without really having an opinion of your own. I think you should perhaps read mine and Angryman's interaction and perhaps learn how to converse. Either that or go and sit in the 'thick shed' with Myhouse3 who clearly has nothing productive to do on a sunday apart from troll my comments. super waluigi

8:09pm Sun 23 Sep 12

crazy comments says...

Al this stability crap is driving me mad. The club made some very big profits on some of the players that cost sweet f--k all when they were sold . Halford,Danns Lisbie,Brown Cureton, George Ekolobi Reid ,Tierney plus compensation for the managers Lambert and Bothroyd. Whats Wards lot worth who he has signed . Cowling done well out of this and what has the club got left now.?
Al this stability crap is driving me mad. The club made some very big profits on some of the players that cost sweet f--k all when they were sold . Halford,Danns Lisbie,Brown Cureton, George Ekolobi Reid ,Tierney plus compensation for the managers Lambert and Bothroyd. Whats Wards lot worth who he has signed . Cowling done well out of this and what has the club got left now.? crazy comments

8:13pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Surb says...

Ward, questioning a penalty is the last thing you should be questioning, first of all question your skills as manager, then you rubbish boring tactics on field, then your knowledge on what 'attacking football' actually means.
Try searching it up on 'Coaching football for dummies' might help.

I really don't understand how some people on here not saying any names (Begins with N and S) can be so positive about the rubbish seen on the pitch, and the rubbish results.
Ward, questioning a penalty is the last thing you should be questioning, first of all question your skills as manager, then you rubbish boring tactics on field, then your knowledge on what 'attacking football' actually means. Try searching it up on 'Coaching football for dummies' might help. I really don't understand how some people on here not saying any names (Begins with N and S) can be so positive about the rubbish seen on the pitch, and the rubbish results. Surb

8:33pm Sun 23 Sep 12

totallyfootball says...

Surb wrote:
Ward, questioning a penalty is the last thing you should be questioning, first of all question your skills as manager, then you rubbish boring tactics on field, then your knowledge on what 'attacking football' actually means.
Try searching it up on 'Coaching football for dummies' might help.

I really don't understand how some people on here not saying any names (Begins with N and S) can be so positive about the rubbish seen on the pitch, and the rubbish results.
Its obvious why they are so positive Surb,they are either relatives of the hapless manager or totally deluded people? Or the other aspect of course they know nothing about football. In the past Super W I have respected your dedication and your want for the club to do well but now I have to say I have had my fill of your continuous and pointless drivel.

I have watched Ward this season and he is as animated as a corpse in the technical area, is it any wonder this bunch of going through the motions alleged footballers don't respect him either? He has acquired some very good players in the past six months but has failed to get rid of the spent dead beats that make up the rest of the squad.

He should do the noble thing and jack before you are getting less supporters than Chelmsford and Braintree, because once they have gone they will be a long time coming back and I suppose that will be the fault of the people with the valid points on here to?
[quote][p][bold]Surb[/bold] wrote: Ward, questioning a penalty is the last thing you should be questioning, first of all question your skills as manager, then you rubbish boring tactics on field, then your knowledge on what 'attacking football' actually means. Try searching it up on 'Coaching football for dummies' might help. I really don't understand how some people on here not saying any names (Begins with N and S) can be so positive about the rubbish seen on the pitch, and the rubbish results.[/p][/quote]Its obvious why they are so positive Surb,they are either relatives of the hapless manager or totally deluded people? Or the other aspect of course they know nothing about football. In the past Super W I have respected your dedication and your want for the club to do well but now I have to say I have had my fill of your continuous and pointless drivel. I have watched Ward this season and he is as animated as a corpse in the technical area, is it any wonder this bunch of going through the motions alleged footballers don't respect him either? He has acquired some very good players in the past six months but has failed to get rid of the spent dead beats that make up the rest of the squad. He should do the noble thing and jack before you are getting less supporters than Chelmsford and Braintree, because once they have gone they will be a long time coming back and I suppose that will be the fault of the people with the valid points on here to? totallyfootball

11:13pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Medicated Soap says...

super waluigi wrote:
myhouse3 wrote:
You even make Neil Franklin seem like a great manager and Bobby Roberts Ward. Dont you realise your a laughing stock in the football world, still some would say at least your go down as the worst col u manager bit of history there hey John. Keep it up nobody cares now anyway. Top man ward might get 1500 for our next home game and still keep your job after another defeat.
What a load of old toss!!!!
1 the footballing world does not care about col u.
2 yes we might have had the worst start ever, and if it continues, it would be the worst season ever, but Ward will go down as the manager with 3 top half finishes in league 1 as manager and assistant. The best run ever in our history.
3 "nobody cares now anyway" ..... What ever dude. I care, eddy d, Nora, boris, crazy comments, Steve 86, other posters on this site, the squad of players, Robbin cowling, and all of the other loyal fans care.
4, "might get 1500 fans"....... Enjoying this lean period are you?
Wrong again super waluigi! The U’s finished 8th, 7th and 5th in the Third Division in three consecutive seasons (1977-78, 1978-79 and 1979-80).
[quote][p][bold]super waluigi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]myhouse3[/bold] wrote: You even make Neil Franklin seem like a great manager and Bobby Roberts Ward. Dont you realise your a laughing stock in the football world, still some would say at least your go down as the worst col u manager bit of history there hey John. Keep it up nobody cares now anyway. Top man ward might get 1500 for our next home game and still keep your job after another defeat.[/p][/quote]What a load of old toss!!!! 1 the footballing world does not care about col u. 2 yes we might have had the worst start ever, and if it continues, it would be the worst season ever, but Ward will go down as the manager with 3 top half finishes in league 1 as manager and assistant. The best run ever in our history. 3 "nobody cares now anyway" ..... What ever dude. I care, eddy d, Nora, boris, crazy comments, Steve 86, other posters on this site, the squad of players, Robbin cowling, and all of the other loyal fans care. 4, "might get 1500 fans"....... Enjoying this lean period are you?[/p][/quote]Wrong again super waluigi! The U’s finished 8th, 7th and 5th in the Third Division in three consecutive seasons (1977-78, 1978-79 and 1979-80). Medicated Soap

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