Dunne "desperately disappointed" after FA Cup defeat

Gazette: Low ebb - Colchester manager Joe Dunne was disappointed after seeing his side go out of the FA Cup at Chelmsford City. Low ebb - Colchester manager Joe Dunne was disappointed after seeing his side go out of the FA Cup at Chelmsford City.

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne offered no excuses after seeing his side crash out of the FA Cup at neighbours Chelmsford City.

The U's were beaten 3-1 at Melbourne Park by the Blue Square Bet South side, for whom Donovan Simmonds scored twice and Jamie Slabber also netted.

Michael Rose's free-kick gave Colchester hope in the first-round tie but in the end, it proved to be only a consolation for the League One side.

Dunne said: “We’re desperately disappointed to lose the match.

“That’s a bit of an understatement.

“I can stand here and say that every ingredient that was needed all seemed to come into play.

“But I don’t want to take anything from Chelmsford – I want them to have a great day and they’ve earned the right to be in the next round and we haven’t.

“That’s what the cup is about – it’s about earning the right and we just fell short."

See Monday's Gazette for a full match report, pictures and reaction to Colchester's cup defeat at Chelmsford City.

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6:51pm Sat 3 Nov 12

Steve86 says...

We were outclassed by a non-league side Dunne. Time to drop some players that were shocking. Cousins, Rose, Wordsworth, and Henderson.
We were outclassed by a non-league side Dunne. Time to drop some players that were shocking. Cousins, Rose, Wordsworth, and Henderson. Steve86
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7:32pm Sat 3 Nov 12

angryman!!! says...

That was truly terrible. Prob worse as bedlington! Can't see why people are name checking players as everyone out there under performed. Could handle losing the win last week but today was really embarrassing
That was truly terrible. Prob worse as bedlington! Can't see why people are name checking players as everyone out there under performed. Could handle losing the win last week but today was really embarrassing angryman!!!
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8:07pm Sat 3 Nov 12

Ontheball says...

Kicked out of the cup (any cup) at the first attempt, as usual. Well done to Chelmsford, a team 61 places below us in the League pyramid, who wanted to be in the 2nd Round of the FA Cup. Did we??
Kicked out of the cup (any cup) at the first attempt, as usual. Well done to Chelmsford, a team 61 places below us in the League pyramid, who wanted to be in the 2nd Round of the FA Cup. Did we?? Ontheball
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10:34pm Sat 3 Nov 12

6079 Smith W says...

Ontheball wrote:
Kicked out of the cup (any cup) at the first attempt, as usual. Well done to Chelmsford, a team 61 places below us in the League pyramid, who wanted to be in the 2nd Round of the FA Cup. Did we??
This sort of happens all the way down the food chain. When it looked like we were going out at East Thurrock, City fans around me were saying; 'they want it more'.

I'll offer the same crumb of comfort I posted on the match report. The last league team we beat way back in 67/68 (the round before losing to you at NWS), was Oxford Utd. They went on a great run afterwards and won the old third division. A one off match doesn't make you a bad side, and I'll be cheering you all the way to the championship.

Up the City - Wheel them in!
[quote][p][bold]Ontheball[/bold] wrote: Kicked out of the cup (any cup) at the first attempt, as usual. Well done to Chelmsford, a team 61 places below us in the League pyramid, who wanted to be in the 2nd Round of the FA Cup. Did we??[/p][/quote]This sort of happens all the way down the food chain. When it looked like we were going out at East Thurrock, City fans around me were saying; 'they want it more'. I'll offer the same crumb of comfort I posted on the match report. The last league team we beat way back in 67/68 (the round before losing to you at NWS), was Oxford Utd. They went on a great run afterwards and won the old third division. A one off match doesn't make you a bad side, and I'll be cheering you all the way to the championship. Up the City - Wheel them in! 6079 Smith W
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10:41pm Sat 3 Nov 12

Mr Honest says...

A completely unacceptable performance from Colchester today. Embarrassing, pathetic, diabolical are just some of the words that could be used. All credit to Chelmsford City and I hope they get a good draw in the next round. Joe Dunne hasnt done much wrong so far so I wont start on him but I hope he has realised now that some just arent up to it. He has to make four or five changes on Tuesday night to show to the players he wont accept performances like that. Pentney has to get a run. Cousins is poor and proved it today.
A completely unacceptable performance from Colchester today. Embarrassing, pathetic, diabolical are just some of the words that could be used. All credit to Chelmsford City and I hope they get a good draw in the next round. Joe Dunne hasnt done much wrong so far so I wont start on him but I hope he has realised now that some just arent up to it. He has to make four or five changes on Tuesday night to show to the players he wont accept performances like that. Pentney has to get a run. Cousins is poor and proved it today. Mr Honest
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10:55pm Sat 3 Nov 12

6079 Smith W says...

Mr Honest wrote:
A completely unacceptable performance from Colchester today. Embarrassing, pathetic, diabolical are just some of the words that could be used. All credit to Chelmsford City and I hope they get a good draw in the next round. Joe Dunne hasnt done much wrong so far so I wont start on him but I hope he has realised now that some just arent up to it. He has to make four or five changes on Tuesday night to show to the players he wont accept performances like that. Pentney has to get a run. Cousins is poor and proved it today.
Cousins just remembered he's really a Claret ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Mr Honest[/bold] wrote: A completely unacceptable performance from Colchester today. Embarrassing, pathetic, diabolical are just some of the words that could be used. All credit to Chelmsford City and I hope they get a good draw in the next round. Joe Dunne hasnt done much wrong so far so I wont start on him but I hope he has realised now that some just arent up to it. He has to make four or five changes on Tuesday night to show to the players he wont accept performances like that. Pentney has to get a run. Cousins is poor and proved it today.[/p][/quote]Cousins just remembered he's really a Claret ;-) 6079 Smith W
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9:18am Sun 4 Nov 12

Layer Road Exile says...

Very disappointing indeed but congratulations to Chelmsford. This is the first significant test for Dunne and Kinsella and we will learn more about their potential in management through adversity. Hopefully we will see a positive reaction as we did after the FA Cup humiliation at Leatherhead when Jim Smith and Bobby Roberts were novices. As embarrassing as this defeat is, the young managers have done little wrong so far and in some respects this will be a useful, if very humiliating reality check. Good luck to the Clarets in the next and hopefully subsequent rounds.
Very disappointing indeed but congratulations to Chelmsford. This is the first significant test for Dunne and Kinsella and we will learn more about their potential in management through adversity. Hopefully we will see a positive reaction as we did after the FA Cup humiliation at Leatherhead when Jim Smith and Bobby Roberts were novices. As embarrassing as this defeat is, the young managers have done little wrong so far and in some respects this will be a useful, if very humiliating reality check. Good luck to the Clarets in the next and hopefully subsequent rounds. Layer Road Exile
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10:06am Sun 4 Nov 12

wellnow says...

it matters not one jot.up the football league we go.e.i.e.i e.i. oh! ho ho.
up the u's.
it matters not one jot.up the football league we go.e.i.e.i e.i. oh! ho ho. up the u's. wellnow
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4:15pm Sun 4 Nov 12

totallyfootball says...

Get your own words Joe, disappointed or disappointment were Wards favorites.
Get your own words Joe, disappointed or disappointment were Wards favorites. totallyfootball
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10:22am Mon 5 Nov 12

Surb says...

Absolutely shocking JD. Well hopefully you can see from this how bad some players actually are Wordsworth in particular, useless really can't see what he contributed to in that game (or any) lost hes position near enough every minute. I thought he had ball control obviously not as he lost the ball too.

Apart from the freekick rose was rubbish, Cousins was non-existant, Henderson was crap.

I agree with Steve86 its time to show these players the bench or reserves and put players on that WANT TO PLAY and that can actually PLAY.
Absolutely shocking JD. Well hopefully you can see from this how bad some players actually are Wordsworth in particular, useless really can't see what he contributed to in that game (or any) lost hes position near enough every minute. I thought he had ball control obviously not as he lost the ball too. Apart from the freekick rose was rubbish, Cousins was non-existant, Henderson was crap. I agree with Steve86 its time to show these players the bench or reserves and put players on that WANT TO PLAY and that can actually PLAY. Surb
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3:22pm Mon 5 Nov 12

United we stand says...

totallyfootball wrote:
Get your own words Joe, disappointed or disappointment were Wards favorites.
The importance difference, though, is that Joe has apologised to the fans - I can't remember JW ever doing that!
This weekend has shown just how fragile our team performance can be and that the difference between success and failure is so slim if the squad isn't prepared to put itself "on the line" for EVERY match.
I can't believe this was basically the same team that thrilled me to bits at Orient so recently!
[quote][p][bold]totallyfootball[/bold] wrote: Get your own words Joe, disappointed or disappointment were Wards favorites.[/p][/quote]The importance difference, though, is that Joe has apologised to the fans - I can't remember JW ever doing that! This weekend has shown just how fragile our team performance can be and that the difference between success and failure is so slim if the squad isn't prepared to put itself "on the line" for EVERY match. I can't believe this was basically the same team that thrilled me to bits at Orient so recently! United we stand
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4:22pm Mon 5 Nov 12

totallyfootball says...

United we stand wrote:
totallyfootball wrote:
Get your own words Joe, disappointed or disappointment were Wards favorites.
The importance difference, though, is that Joe has apologised to the fans - I can't remember JW ever doing that!
This weekend has shown just how fragile our team performance can be and that the difference between success and failure is so slim if the squad isn't prepared to put itself "on the line" for EVERY match.
I can't believe this was basically the same team that thrilled me to bits at Orient so recently!
I take your point as it is very valid, but the same names have been mentioned as the poor performers or passengers as I call them for many months, when is it going it change?
[quote][p][bold]United we stand[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]totallyfootball[/bold] wrote: Get your own words Joe, disappointed or disappointment were Wards favorites.[/p][/quote]The importance difference, though, is that Joe has apologised to the fans - I can't remember JW ever doing that! This weekend has shown just how fragile our team performance can be and that the difference between success and failure is so slim if the squad isn't prepared to put itself "on the line" for EVERY match. I can't believe this was basically the same team that thrilled me to bits at Orient so recently![/p][/quote]I take your point as it is very valid, but the same names have been mentioned as the poor performers or passengers as I call them for many months, when is it going it change? totallyfootball
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2:18pm Tue 6 Nov 12

United we stand says...

totallyfootball wrote:
United we stand wrote:
totallyfootball wrote: Get your own words Joe, disappointed or disappointment were Wards favorites.
The importance difference, though, is that Joe has apologised to the fans - I can't remember JW ever doing that! This weekend has shown just how fragile our team performance can be and that the difference between success and failure is so slim if the squad isn't prepared to put itself "on the line" for EVERY match. I can't believe this was basically the same team that thrilled me to bits at Orient so recently!
I take your point as it is very valid, but the same names have been mentioned as the poor performers or passengers as I call them for many months, when is it going it change?
Yes, I concur with that too! Wordsworth and Henderson, in particular, look as though they believe that 1 good game in 6 is enough to keep them safely "in the fold". It is very frustrating. In some ways, I think Joe Dunne SHOULD press the panic button as far as team selection is concerned.
[quote][p][bold]totallyfootball[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]United we stand[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]totallyfootball[/bold] wrote: Get your own words Joe, disappointed or disappointment were Wards favorites.[/p][/quote]The importance difference, though, is that Joe has apologised to the fans - I can't remember JW ever doing that! This weekend has shown just how fragile our team performance can be and that the difference between success and failure is so slim if the squad isn't prepared to put itself "on the line" for EVERY match. I can't believe this was basically the same team that thrilled me to bits at Orient so recently![/p][/quote]I take your point as it is very valid, but the same names have been mentioned as the poor performers or passengers as I call them for many months, when is it going it change?[/p][/quote]Yes, I concur with that too! Wordsworth and Henderson, in particular, look as though they believe that 1 good game in 6 is enough to keep them safely "in the fold". It is very frustrating. In some ways, I think Joe Dunne SHOULD press the panic button as far as team selection is concerned. United we stand
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