U's beaten at home by Oldham

Tussle - U's midfielder Andy Bond battles with Oldham's James Wesolowski during Colchester's 2-0 defeat. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO7214-32)

Tussle - U's midfielder Andy Bond battles with Oldham's James Wesolowski during Colchester's 2-0 defeat. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO7214-32)

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Colchester United's poor run of form continued this afternoon when they were beaten 2-0 at home by Oldham Athletic.

Goals either side of half-time from Jean-Yves M'Voto and Matt Derbyshire gave the Latics victory, at a freezing Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Colchester went close through Jabo Ibehre's header, early on.

But Oldham had the better of the first half after that and took the lead on 32 minutes through defender M'Voto, who powerfully headed in from Lee Croft's corner.

Colchester switched to a 4-4-2 formation at half-time, with Freddie Sears switching to a more central postion.

But they fell further behind just after the hour when Matt Derbyshire's low effort was saved by Cousins before appearing to go into the net off Brian Wilson.

Colchester sent on Drey Wright, Alex Gilbey and Clinton Morrison in a bid to get back into the game.

But apart from an Ibehre chance, they rarely threatened the Oldham goal as they fell to a sixth defeat in their last seven games.

For a full match report, pictures and reaction to the U's defeat against Oldham, see Monday's Gazette.

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5:14pm Sat 8 Dec 12

angryman!!! says...

Very very poor. Half the team didn't turn up. If Dunne needs to get rid of players before buying he will certainly struggle to sell any of them.
Dunne can want to play this nice attractive football but simply most of the players aren't good enough.
Very worrying
Very very poor. Half the team didn't turn up. If Dunne needs to get rid of players before buying he will certainly struggle to sell any of them. Dunne can want to play this nice attractive football but simply most of the players aren't good enough. Very worrying angryman!!!
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5:54pm Sat 8 Dec 12

super waluigi says...

where's the ball gone!!!!
where's the ball gone!!!! super waluigi
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10:01am Sun 9 Dec 12

totallyfootball says...

Have you got it Super W?
Have you got it Super W? totallyfootball
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11:28am Sun 9 Dec 12

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

Dunne is partly to blame for his naivety. If you keep telling players you are going to be moved on, what do you expect. In any walk of life, if you are told you're going to be made redundant, or sacked you are not going to be putting much effort in and that was exactly how it looked against Oldham. With Eastmond now injured and, 4 games to play between now and being able to get in new players, we seem to be destined for the bottom 4 by the end of the year. If that does happen, I don't think our chances of pulling clear of the relegation zone are very good and the writing is on the wall for League 2 football next season!
Dunne is partly to blame for his naivety. If you keep telling players you are going to be moved on, what do you expect. In any walk of life, if you are told you're going to be made redundant, or sacked you are not going to be putting much effort in and that was exactly how it looked against Oldham. With Eastmond now injured and, 4 games to play between now and being able to get in new players, we seem to be destined for the bottom 4 by the end of the year. If that does happen, I don't think our chances of pulling clear of the relegation zone are very good and the writing is on the wall for League 2 football next season! BlueandWhiteBaz
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12:36pm Sun 9 Dec 12

crazy comments says...

Things are real bad now and of real concern. We have not got one decent controlling midfielder that can make things happen, Thats why you need someone like Martin Rowlands now at Orient to play Joes brand of footballl. I fear if Joe does not abandon his style for now and get back to the type the present players know then its curtains for us this season. Please can someone tell me why John White is still not given a chance. I know that he is no worse than the present full backs playing.
Things are real bad now and of real concern. We have not got one decent controlling midfielder that can make things happen, Thats why you need someone like Martin Rowlands now at Orient to play Joes brand of footballl. I fear if Joe does not abandon his style for now and get back to the type the present players know then its curtains for us this season. Please can someone tell me why John White is still not given a chance. I know that he is no worse than the present full backs playing. crazy comments
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2:04am Tue 11 Dec 12

Boris says...

crazy comments wrote:
Things are real bad now and of real concern. We have not got one decent controlling midfielder that can make things happen, Thats why you need someone like Martin Rowlands now at Orient to play Joes brand of footballl. I fear if Joe does not abandon his style for now and get back to the type the present players know then its curtains for us this season. Please can someone tell me why John White is still not given a chance. I know that he is no worse than the present full backs playing.
Someone suggested recently that John White is never selected because he is not good enough, and that must be true because Joe Dunne doesn't pick him. Such a circular argument is obviously weak. We need John White back in the team, and we need him now.
[quote][p][bold]crazy comments[/bold] wrote: Things are real bad now and of real concern. We have not got one decent controlling midfielder that can make things happen, Thats why you need someone like Martin Rowlands now at Orient to play Joes brand of footballl. I fear if Joe does not abandon his style for now and get back to the type the present players know then its curtains for us this season. Please can someone tell me why John White is still not given a chance. I know that he is no worse than the present full backs playing.[/p][/quote]Someone suggested recently that John White is never selected because he is not good enough, and that must be true because Joe Dunne doesn't pick him. Such a circular argument is obviously weak. We need John White back in the team, and we need him now. Boris
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