Colchester Friendly Date Set Friday, 19th May 2017 12:18
Town have confirmed that the annual friendly against Colchester United at the Weston Homes Community Stadium will take place on Tuesday 25th July (KO 7.30pm).
Last summer striker Brett Pitman netted the goal as the Blues beat the League Two U’s 1-0.
The game is the fourth friendly to be confirmed with Town facing Irish side Drogheda United at United Park on Saturday 8th July, Peterborough in a double header at London Road on Tuesday 18th July and Charlton at the Valley on Saturday 29th July.
Manager Mick McCarthy has previously said the Blues will also be playing a fixture at Southend with the date yet to be confirmed.
A list of the Blues’ so-far confirmed pre-season fixtures can be found here.
Well as it has been so successful why would we need to change it , league position dropping 2 seasons in a row , crowds dropping ,best players being sold every season, lets keep doing exactly the same things and hope something changes
Friendly my **se ! I live in Colchester, and the Barsiders have a real chip on their shoulders about us nicking all their fans ( well, both of them) costing them promotion to the 3rd Division South in 1930 something and nicking George Burley. And Freeddie Sears. And it's all our fault they're in the fourth division. They beat Leeds once - nothing since. Bless.
I've got a better idea. Kill the half-time on pitch 'entertainment', which is laughable and spend the money on a decent pre-season on the continent somewhere. Give the fans something to enjoy and start repairing the damage done last season by Mick's mouth. Kick-off the season with some optimism not these short local trips where the hope is that fans will attend as they're in close proximity and ticket sales may get a boost.
If the entertainment was good enough on the pitch, there'd be no need for half-time nonsense. Is everything at Town back to front these days!?
Can't understand all the moaning about who we are playing in the pre-season friendlies these game are about getting players match fit so does it really matter who we play, if we went of the far east people would people still moan because we haven't got a friendly against Fortuna Dusseldorf.
OK HERE'S A PRE--SEASON FOR YOU . PITCH THIS ONE MR COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR. THE SIR BOBBY ROBSON CUP. INVITATIONAL INVOLVING US AND 3 OTHERS OF HIS FORMER CLUBS PLAYED A T PORTMAN RD. TWO SEMIS. A FINAL, 3RD AND 4TH PLAY OFF. PROFITS TO THE CHARITY.
Typical Ipswich Pre-season. Release a few out of contract players , sell one (Bart ) All report back from their holls, a little running about for the TV cameras. Off for a little jolly to Ireland to play a couple of friendlies, bring back the next George Best who we will never see or hear of again. Arrange a few more friendlies with local teams Colchester / Cambridge etc not to far away and not much of a challenge, lose them !! Suddenly realise the squad is not good enough rush around seeing whats left over in the freebies dept that nobody else wants and sign a couple of premier league reserves on loan and hope they come good, IF ALL ELSE FAILS bring back Johnny Williams to keep the physio's busy zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Posted this a while ago !!! All looking very boring and predictable just like the football served up by MM The club is Stagnent !! Needs massive changes Mr Evans !!!!!!!!
Not a chance I've done it the past couple of years and what a waste of time plus too expensive and parking is a right pain. They've got my season ticket money that will have to do this year. I just hope McCarthy has listened to what Russell Osman has been saying about the difference in football at the academy and the 1st team