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Set up to fail?
at 21:26 19 Aug 2017

Following the (temporary) departure of Tony Humes the chairman said that perhaps he had set him up to fail. He also said he had learned from the experience and would have to do more to ensure such a situation wouldn't happen again.

Based on the transfer activity over the summer I had serious concerns for this season. I accept it's only three games played but I'm afraid what I've seen so far has done nothing to alleviate those concerns.

We don't look like scoring, we can't defend, injuries are a problem again. There is an absence of leadership on the pitch as well as limited experience. It feels to me that the momentum from the end of last season has evaporated totally. We have taken a significant step backwards when we were primed to move forwards.

I'm thinking McGreal has a far tougher job than last season and I feel quite sorry for him. The question is can he turn things around or has he, in fact, been set up to fail?
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New contracts
at 13:55 15 Aug 2017

https://www.cu-fc.com/news/2017/august/new-contracts-offered/

Is there any money left for the experienced centre half we need or does this signal the end of transfer activity?
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Chairman's statement
at 17:59 7 Aug 2017

Those being odious at Accrington are equally odious at home but nothing is done about. Addressing the morons involved will, I suspect, simply inflame the situation.

https://www.cu-fc.com/news/2017/august/club-statement-great-expectations/
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New signing
at 15:07 7 Aug 2017

https://www.cu-fc.com/news/2017/august/kyel-reid-signs/
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Rekeil Pyke
at 20:28 31 Jul 2017

I happened to meet a Huddersfield Town employee at the Oval on Friday and asked him what he thought of Pyke. Seemed pretty certain he would not make the grade with them, even if they drop back back to the Championship. Pyke is now on a season long loan at Port Vale so it will be interesting to see if he is any better for them than he was for us.
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Injury list 2017
at 10:31 23 Jul 2017

The season hasn't started yet so we don't know what our form on the pitch will be but it seems we are already up and running in terms of injuries.

Prosser is out for at least six weeks following another operation last week. Funny that the club announced his visit to the specialist as getting the all clear to step up training but make no mention of what actually happened.

Loft also injured again. For a player who has been injury plagued throughout his career and has made just 12 appearances in the last two years it doesn't come as a big surprise.

Guthrie yet to play in preseason but at least no reports of anything new.

Dickenson now looking at late February for possible return which is a bit later than predicted initially.

No doubt we will add to this thread...but not much I hope.
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Bonne gone to the Orient
at 17:16 14 Jul 2017

Two year deal.

We now look even thinner in the forward department.
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Chuckaturd group opponents
at 22:15 12 Jul 2017

As well as Gillingham and Scumend we also face Reading U11 team. Splendid.
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Added spice for the League Cup
at 13:56 3 Jul 2017

Just been announced that Aston Villa have signed John Terry.

A former colleague of mine, who until recently lived on the same road as Mr Terry, got to know him quite well over the years. Suffice to say he was not a fan!

I look forward to welcoming him to WHCS...if he plays.
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Safe standing at football; yes, know or don't know?
at 09:56 27 Jun 2017

Safe standing at football; yes, know or don't know?


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No news is good news
at 12:04 17 Jun 2017

Or is it?

Little or no activity during the transfer window shouldn't be a big surprise to Us fans but this year feels very quiet indeed. Two players released, one gone on a free transfer, no deals done with those offered new contracts and no new signings.

Is any of this a cause for concern or do fans have faith that the club has it all under control? McGreal claimed in the media recently that Colchester Utd is a club for which players are keen to sign. He may be right but there is no obvious evidence to support his comments at the moment.

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World Cup 2022
at 21:09 12 Jun 2017

In view of the action take by a number of Qatar's near neighbours is it now time time for FIFA to concede that this is, and never was, a fit and proper venue for the the World Cup?

(Boris Johnson has come out in support of Qatar which rather persuades me they are firmly in the wrong)
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One shouldn't laugh...
at 15:10 26 May 2017

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3650706/walkers-crisps-champions-league-advert-wit
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Retrospective bans for diving
at 23:38 18 May 2017

I confess I was somewhat ambivalent when I first heard about this but Sam Allardyce has called the proposals "utter rubbish" and put forward a very limp case for why it shouldn't happen. Thanks Sam...I'm now all for it!
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Political comment of the highest order?
at 17:51 11 May 2017

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-39873120
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Non league gems?
at 21:08 8 May 2017

Do they still exist? If so, are Col U still trying to unearth a few? Or do the resources ploughed into the academy mean that is now the only route for a young player to make it into the first XI?
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Grandison leaves
at 22:03 29 Mar 2017

Didn't play a single second for the first XI. Not a very good signing which may explain why there is no mention of it on the OWS. Is the club scared to give fans information?
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Craig Slater
at 19:41 2 Mar 2017

Has had an operation today according to his Twitbook page. Nothing at all on OWS, which is a bit strange. Anyone have any details?
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Kent & Johnstone out for the rest of the season
at 12:24 23 Feb 2017

www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39054674

Bad news for all concerned but let's hope both players return to full fitness as soon as possible.
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Brill done for the season?
at 20:36 17 Feb 2017

Mention on the OMB that Brill's injury is serious and he is out for the rest of the season. Unbelievable if we have lost another player to injury, especially as he has yet to kick a ball for the club. Can anyone confirm if this is true?
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