Duguid gets coaching chance with U's

Coaching brief - Karl Duguid (right, pictured with Mark Kinsella and Joe Dunne), took charge of the U's side that took on AFC Hornchurch in the Essex Senior Cup. Picture: WARREN PAGE

Coaching brief - Karl Duguid (right, pictured with Mark Kinsella and Joe Dunne), took charge of the U's side that took on AFC Hornchurch in the Essex Senior Cup. Picture: WARREN PAGE

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U's legend Karl Duguid took charge of Colchester United for the first time in their Essex Senior Cup quarter-final at AFC Hornchurch.

The 34-year-old, who has made more than 450 league and cup appearances for the U's, has been offered a player-coach role at the club.

And he was given the chance to put his coaching skills to the test when he led Colchester into battle, against the Urchins.

U's boss Joe Dunne said: “Karl took the team against Hornchurch and it was a great baptism of fire for him.

“I had a similar experience when I was starting out in coaching and it’s invaluable.

“It was a case of him going in at the deep end but he had good support from Richard Hall."

Dunne said the tie was a useful game for the U's, despite them eventually falling to a 4-3 defeat.

“The likes of Alex Gilbey and Andy Bond both got a valuable 90 minutes," said the U's boss.

“George Porter also played as did Jack Compton and we took him off as a precautionary measure.

“Jack picked up a knock against Doncaster - it’s nothing too serious and we wanted to get him some more game time."

See the Daily Gazette for all of the latest Colchester United news.

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6:50pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Steve86 says...

Good start hey Karl. Don't rush into full time management.
Good start hey Karl. Don't rush into full time management. Steve86
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9:03am Thu 10 Jan 13

Ozzie says...

Good Luck,Karl. You are going to need it! I am just concerned that the management saw fit for a 'newbie' to manage the reserve team when it was clearly Richard Hall's responsbility to see that we progressed to the next round of the cup! I know that coaches have to start somewhere but that is ridiculous! At such a crucial stage in the cup! Up the U's!!
Good Luck,Karl. You are going to need it! I am just concerned that the management saw fit for a 'newbie' to manage the reserve team when it was clearly Richard Hall's responsbility to see that we progressed to the next round of the cup! I know that coaches have to start somewhere but that is ridiculous! At such a crucial stage in the cup! Up the U's!! Ozzie
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9:47am Thu 10 Jan 13

United we stand says...

Karl: Looks like you'll fit in nicely with the present set-up: unfortunately!!
Karl: Looks like you'll fit in nicely with the present set-up: unfortunately!! United we stand
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10:18am Thu 10 Jan 13

totallyfootball says...

Now we have three musketeers but with no where near enough experience to turn around the current situation!
Now we have three musketeers but with no where near enough experience to turn around the current situation! totallyfootball
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5:25pm Fri 11 Jan 13

wellnow says...

Must have been a better game than the picture indicates.7 goals?
Must have been a better game than the picture indicates.7 goals? wellnow
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