Dunne just concentrating on the U's

Gazette: Welcome win - George Porter helped Colchester United registered a vital 2-0 victory over Yeovil Town. Picture: NIGEL BROWN Welcome win - George Porter helped Colchester United registered a vital 2-0 victory over Yeovil Town. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

Joe Dunne has insisted Colchester United must focus on their only plight in their battle to beat the drop.

The U’s boosted their chances of avoiding relegation with an impressive 2-0 win over Yeovil Town.

The win took them to within a point of safety in League One.

But Scunthorpe United, Bury and Hartlepool United all won too last night, leaving it all to play for near the bottom.

Dunne said: “We just have to keep focusing on ourselves.

“If you get worked up when you see other teams around you get results, it can get you down.

“We just have to keep taking care of ourselves and the fact that we won makes it more important.

“If we hadn’t have won then other teams would have gained an advantage.

“So it’s as you were - it’s another game chalked off and we worry about ourselves.”

See Wednesday’s Gazette for a full match report and pictures from the U’s win over Yeovil Town.

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5:20pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Route88 says...

'Joe Dunne has insisted Colchester United must focus on their only plight in their battle to beat the drop' - nonsensical or is it me?
'Joe Dunne has insisted Colchester United must focus on their only plight in their battle to beat the drop' - nonsensical or is it me? Route88

5:33pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Boris says...

Route88 wrote:
'Joe Dunne has insisted Colchester United must focus on their only plight in their battle to beat the drop' - nonsensical or is it me?
It is hasty writing, the word "only" should have been immediately after "focus", and then it would have made sense.
[quote][p][bold]Route88[/bold] wrote: 'Joe Dunne has insisted Colchester United must focus on their only plight in their battle to beat the drop' - nonsensical or is it me?[/p][/quote]It is hasty writing, the word "only" should have been immediately after "focus", and then it would have made sense. Boris

5:43pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Boris says...

Back to the story, it is nice to see the photo of George Porter, who I thought had a good game. Some people don't seem to be too impressed, but they ought to be changing their minds now.
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And it doesn't matter if teams below us win games, for Bury and Hartlepool are still 5 points behind us. It is the teams just above us who are more relevant: if they drop points and we don't, then we should soon be able to move up, and leave them in the hot place that we are now in.
Back to the story, it is nice to see the photo of George Porter, who I thought had a good game. Some people don't seem to be too impressed, but they ought to be changing their minds now. . And it doesn't matter if teams below us win games, for Bury and Hartlepool are still 5 points behind us. It is the teams just above us who are more relevant: if they drop points and we don't, then we should soon be able to move up, and leave them in the hot place that we are now in. Boris

6:57pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Eddy D says...

Not sure which post to write on so thought I'd go for the newest. I would like to echo all the positives on this and the previous posts.

On a night where the temperatures were freeing, there was a promising FA Cup replay of Everton vs Oldham,(lets hope their bow out of the cup will decimate their confidence and belief), and Barca vs Real on the telly and the hammering and generally awful performance of the Tranmere game still fresh in the mind.....faith was rewarded!! All of those above combined no doubt had a huge effect on the attendance but great to see the die-hards be rewarded and the general feel good factor around the place was hugely enjoyable and warming. We're beginning to get a bond back with the players that had gone missing post Boothroyd for me and that has to be a good thing. I thought every single player stood up and made a difference and if we do that week in week out we will be fine.

Yeovil were touted as one of the most dangerous sides in the division before tonight but we were every bit as good as them which shows, if we can hold on this season, then good times could well be ahead.

My view of what Joe is saying here is simple and I understand fully his point. It would be great if we could somehow blank out the table, blank out others results and treat the next 12 games as if they are the first 12 games of the new season and see where that takes us then. If we win 6 of the 12 and, crucially at least avoid defeat against Oldham, Shrewsbury and Hartlepool I see no reason why we can't be safe.

Excellent effort all round from the COl Utd staff, players and fans. That's what it will take to get over the finish line.
Not sure which post to write on so thought I'd go for the newest. I would like to echo all the positives on this and the previous posts. On a night where the temperatures were freeing, there was a promising FA Cup replay of Everton vs Oldham,(lets hope their bow out of the cup will decimate their confidence and belief), and Barca vs Real on the telly and the hammering and generally awful performance of the Tranmere game still fresh in the mind.....faith was rewarded!! All of those above combined no doubt had a huge effect on the attendance but great to see the die-hards be rewarded and the general feel good factor around the place was hugely enjoyable and warming. We're beginning to get a bond back with the players that had gone missing post Boothroyd for me and that has to be a good thing. I thought every single player stood up and made a difference and if we do that week in week out we will be fine. Yeovil were touted as one of the most dangerous sides in the division before tonight but we were every bit as good as them which shows, if we can hold on this season, then good times could well be ahead. My view of what Joe is saying here is simple and I understand fully his point. It would be great if we could somehow blank out the table, blank out others results and treat the next 12 games as if they are the first 12 games of the new season and see where that takes us then. If we win 6 of the 12 and, crucially at least avoid defeat against Oldham, Shrewsbury and Hartlepool I see no reason why we can't be safe. Excellent effort all round from the COl Utd staff, players and fans. That's what it will take to get over the finish line. Eddy D

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