For what it's worth I landed in Colchester in 2005 the mega promotion season - the place was simply buzzin and in dreamland - that was 11-12 years ago - what an introduction. I loved layer Road and my young son and I used to cycle there and lock our bikes up in the ground. Great place for football. I remember you beating my beloved Rams 3-1 in the cup. I think you also done us 4-3 - not sure - but either way - I stormed the Derby coach in disgust and confronted the players ! Haha. Then it was onto the WHCS.
Times change but I would not swap my memories for anything or anyone - it's what life is all about .
It was at that time I had the brain wave - the Happy League . The rest is history.