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Matches of Yesteryear - Crewe v U's 21/4/14
at 13:15 20 Sep 2019

Yesterday was Alfie’s 15th birthday, so I was delighted that the random match generator has selected a game that is an important part of our life together following the U’s. I therefore make no apologies about the focus I will place on this game – I hope it brings you as much pleasure as it did me.
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Matches of Yesteryear - U's v Northampton 10/11/98
at 21:46 16 Sep 2019

Colchester United v Northampton Town
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Matches of Yesteryear - Newport v U's 17/11/18
at 12:04 14 Sep 2019

Apologies all, it’s been quite a hectic week at work so this one had to wait until today I’m afraid. I’m off to the New Lawn after this, so looking forward to seeing Noah and anyone else when I get there.
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Matches of Yesteryear - Reading v U's 26/01/02
at 19:25 6 Sep 2019

Reading v Colchester United
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Matches of Yesteryear - U's v Wycombe 16/11/96
at 19:27 2 Sep 2019

Colchester United v Wycombe Wanderers
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Matches of Yesteryear - Luton v U's 12/09/06
at 19:29 30 Aug 2019

Luton Town v Colchester United
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Matches of Yesteryear - Northampton v U's 20/01/04
at 13:45 26 Aug 2019

I won’t have the time to do this tomorrow, so I’m posting this slightly ahead of our trip to Selhurst Park on Tuesday night – look forward to seeing any of you there.
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Matches of Yesteryear Blackburn v U's 29/01/05
at 23:35 23 Aug 2019

Blackburn Rovers v Colchester United
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Matches of Yesteryear - U's v Huddersfield 16/08/08
at 12:57 20 Aug 2019

Colchester United v Huddersfield Town
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Matches of Yesteryear - Swindon v U's 13/11/10
at 12:41 16 Aug 2019

Swindon Town v Colchester United
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Matches of Yesteryear - U's v Lincoln 26/8/95
at 13:22 13 Aug 2019

Colchester United v Lincoln City
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Matches of Yesteryear - Bournemouth v U's 3/2/01
at 12:37 9 Aug 2019

AFC Bournemouth v Colchester United
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Matches of Yesteryear - U's v PNE 3/5/15
at 16:11 2 Aug 2019

Although not an avid collector, I recently catalogued my collection of football memorabilia and I have 175 items, mostly programmes, some fanzines, and a few ticket stubs which aren’t accompanied by anything else. I have no idea how many more may have been misplaced during house moves, clear-outs etc., but the collection spans nearly 30 years (the earliest is the programme from our 1990 Boxing Day game against Barnet at Layer Rd), and is almost universally Colchester United related (though not quite all of it). I have decided to try and put this to some use, by choosing one at random prior to each match and writing a short article about the match, maybe the programme, and even any personal recollections I have of the game (notwithstanding enforced enfeeblement due to excessive libation). I will try and do this ahead of each game this season, but my apologies in advance if I don’t quite achieve that.
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