In August Colchester United embarked on the season of hope with some high profile players brought to the club and all seemed well.

Come 2019 it has become the season of no hope.

The early part of the season we were scoring goals for fun.

Since October 13, a 3-1 win against Crawley nearly three months ago, we have gone 14 games not scoring more than one goal in a game.

In this period we have managed two good wins, against Lincon City and MK Dons. The rest of the performances have been mostly poor.

I am writing this letter listening to the BBC Essex commentary on Saturday afternoon only to hear the U's huff and puff their way against a 10-man Crawley only to lose 2-0 with hardly a shot on target.

The chairman says there is no money to spend in the transfer window.

I ask this question: would he rather play the likes of Southend, Ipswich Town, Charlton, Luton, Oxford, Wycombe and Gillingham or have we got to put up with another season of travelling to Yeovil, Morecambe, Tranmere, Oldham and Macclesfield.

It looks like it's more of what we have seen the last few years...sub standard effort from most of the players who think they are better than they really are. Philip Behn

Scarletts Road, Colchester