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at 12:56 25 Feb 2021
What's more nerve-wracking - watching the U's or watching the England batsmen in India?
|F A Trophy Final 1992|
at 16:34 6 Sep 2020
A forlorn hope but.....
The U's first Wembley appearance and we beat Whitton Albion 3-1. I drove down from Glasgow with my son where we were living, and back after the match.
From somewhere (I can't remember where), I acquired a video tape of the match and the events leading up to it, and the Town Hall celebration after. It had been put together by a local journalist.
At last our video tape player has given up the ghost, so I can't play the tape. I have been trying to find a DVD, I've tried the U's shop, ebay etc. , but no luck.
As a last resort, I can get the tape converted to DVD, but before I do, does anyone have any ideas where I might track down a DVD?
Thanks and Up the U's
|La Patrouille and Red Arrows Fly-past.|
at 12:59 18 Jun 2020
La Patrouille, the world's first aerobatic team and the Red Arrows are due to fly over Colchester at 5.07pm today. I assume that this has nothing to do with De Gaulle's speech of 80 years ago or Macron's visit, but is really a tribute to the fine sporting gentlemen of Colchester United, just minutes before the match v Exeter City is due to start.
Up the promotion chasing U's.
Take great care everyone and stay safe.
at 17:39 17 May 2020
Gsy, my card was hacked yesterday, too with four fake withdrawals, all at the time I was making my donation to Daniel's cause, and I, too, am awaiting a new card. The donation went through OK, but both of us hacked on the same day? Is it just a coincidence?...
Up the U's
at 16:38 29 Jul 2019
How terrible that this young man has decided to retire from football at the age of 28 as a result of mental health issues arising from racial abuse and bullying in the game!
He was never going to rise to the heights of Premier League superstars, but, with his talent and skills, he should have had a reasonably lucrative career in the lower leagues.
It is such a sad comment on our society and in particular the game that we love.
Best wishes for the future Marvin.
at 11:48 25 Dec 2017
Wishing a happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year to U's fans everywhere.
My personal wish is for peace everywhere on Earth. Unlikely, but if we don't want it, we won't get it.
Up the U's
at 15:44 9 Oct 2017
In the days of Fred and Hazel, Mrs. PWK and I used to be lunchtime regulars at the Brickies, but haven't been back since it temporarily closed. Some questions for any of you who may still go there.
What's it like now (atmosphere, noise, service etc.)?
Do they still have a good range of well-kept real ales?
What about lunchtime food? (the ham egg and chips used to be brilliant).
Any comments will be gratefully received.
at 22:20 18 Mar 2017
R.I.P. Great Man. Thanks for all the great music.
at 18:15 12 Nov 2016
At 3.00pm on 6th May 2007, the U’s kicked off against Crystal Palace at Layer Road. If we had won, and other results gone in our favour, there was an arithmetical, albeit unrealistic, chance that we could have made the play-offs for the Premiership.
The club had even written to the Premier League asking, if promoted, for permission to play one season at Layer Road, while out new stadium was under development.
That was May 2007. Two months later in July 2007, Mr. Cowling replaced Peter Heard as Chairman of the club.
Less than a decade later, and under Mr. Cowling’s stewardship, we find ourselves just one point (and with our usual inferior goal difference) and one position above the relegation zone to the National League.
Mr. Cowling cannot be blamed for all our ills – the Fair Play finance system for example, has worked against us. Nor do I think that he doesn’t care about the first team. But I do think that he should take an urgent, long, hard look at our situation and develop a short-term plan for survival, and mid-term and long term plans for future success.
I would like, at least, to have a statement from the club as to what happens next. Fat chance, I suspect!
|The U's and League 2|
at 17:47 22 Oct 2016
My hope that the U's would spend no longer than one season in League 2 looks like it may be fulfilled. Regrettably, our escape looks as if it may be through the trapdoor rather than the fanlight.
at 23:28 16 Feb 2016
I have a nasty cough, so thought it unwise to go out into the cold air tonight. Did I miss much?
|Inevitable after his post match comments|
at 12:13 26 Nov 2015
Irrespective of TH's performance and record, and whatever the provocations, no chairman of any company or football club could tolerate the comments made by his manager in public criticism of their paying customers.
at 18:07 15 Aug 2015
Have you noticed how many former (and 1 current) U's players scored this afternoon?
Ibehre, 3, (Carlisle)
Just an observation!
Back from hols now, so will get to my first match of the season on Tuesday. Let's hope we can kick-start our season with a decent win.
at 01:25 1 May 2015
Do you regulars have any plans for a glass of lemonade (or stronger) after the match? If so, where and when? I'd like to join you for a small libation if possible.
|61 Years Ago today.........|
at 07:56 3 Apr 2015
3rd April 1954, and a significant point in my life. I was 7 (so now you can work out how old I am) and my Dad and my Uncle took me to my very first match to see the U's at Layer Road. A 1-1 draw with Brighton. We kids were allowed under the metal rail (no white wall then) to sit on the shingle surrounding the pitch. I didn't know which team was which, but everyone was cheering for the team in blue and white stripes, so I did, too. The ball had a lace, I remember.
The crowd was 8,282 (I had to look that up) for a re-election battle, but we ended up having to apply for re-election to Div3 (south) with Walsall, anyway.
The team for nostalgia buffs (I had to look this up, too) in proper 2-3-5 formation was:
Goal: George Wright (wearing a green roll-neck jumper and no silly number on his back).
2. Right Back: John Harrison.
3. Left Back: Fred Lewis.
4. Right Half: Bert Hill (who scored).
5. Centre Half: Reg Stewart (who else?).
6. Left Half: Jimmy Elder.
7. Outside Right: Augie Scott.
8. Inside Right: Bob Dale.
9. Centre Forward: Ken Plant.
10. Inside Left: Johnny McKim.
11. Outside Left: Doug Keene.
It seemed only the no 4 and no 6 were allowed to take throw-ons and only the nos 7 and 11 were allowed to take corners.
Well, for better or worse, the day changed my life forever. I wouldn't have been in touch with you boys and girls, otherwise, would I?
Play up, play up, the U's and good luck today.
[Post edited 3 Apr 2015 7:59]
|Well Done BBC2|
at 21:46 15 Feb 2015
For showing a repeat of the highlights of U's v Leeds United this morning. Ah memories!
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