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at 11:08 25 Mar 2020

Depends on the mask.

N95 (respirators) reduce the chance of receiving a bit (not known exactly apparently.) and of infecting others by quite a lot ... seems to be the accepted knowledge.
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Form table over last 9 games
at 05:25 8 Mar 2020

"Our worst ever manager, made worse by the fact he is the scim’s best ever manager. What a f*ck up."

Some Norwich fans would argue that Mike Walker was their best ever. He built a good side which was very successful whilst he was there. Topped the league for a while.
He was an ex-Col.U manager like Lambert.

Perhaps that's your route.Go for John McGeal he's decent and has Ipswich connections.

We are used to losing our best. We are minnows and need all the compensation we can get. Norwich (McNally) tried to stitch us up over Lambert but we won that.
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Comment from the Norwich forum
at 14:23 6 Mar 2020

Not in my supporting lifetime by years (early seventies that.)

Scoring 7 away from home against a newly relegated team, unheard of around here.

We have few 'highlights'as you must realise.

Still nice new little ground mostly financed by the council. Small but tidy.

Decent family support and we might beat you lot one day.
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at 10:50 6 Mar 2020

He didn't do that well at Colchester. Some on here seem to think he did.

He was with us little more than one season during which he achieved mid-table before leaving for bigger bucks.

That 7-1 ( the highlight of the United's history) was probably down to poor Norwich management and fluke more than that.

He achieved wonders at Carrow Road but then again had inherited some decent players (Holt?)

He then again jumped ship once again. Lost Culverhouse and has done very little since.

Even Culverhouse might have been a better bet. He has his limitations but is tactically aware.
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Sammy Szmodics
at 12:58 21 Dec 2019

Pocket battleship and favourite with some.

Had a few injuries in his time but became well fancied by bigger clubs when he was fit.

Not in the category of the Vincent-Young signing, imo, but he will do well if he finds a slot.

Might not be a bad fit and local lad,of course.
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We used to go toe to toe with the best. Hard to believe
at 21:05 27 Oct 2019

Duly corrected.

Don't know about Norfolk but every day's the same in our little backwater.

Sentiment still stands.

Why are you so concerned with budgie infiltrators? I shouldn't think they really exist at the moment what with concerns over the Man. U. defeat.
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We used to go toe to toe with the best. Hard to believe
at 20:44 27 Oct 2019

Find something better to do and concern yourselves with. It's Sunday night for goodness sake.

My excuse is that there's not much to do in Colchester for me at the moment. Sad to say.

If what I originally posted is considered a "wind up" or "budgie" talk then you are very thin skinned.

Chill!

It's a good thing to have a supporter of another club post on here occasionally (very) surely?

Or do you want a closed shop with nothing but your own club's bias posted all the time?
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We used to go toe to toe with the best. Hard to believe
at 19:50 27 Oct 2019

What! Preposterous allegation.

Budgie?

I'm actually the current 'Eddie the Eagle' thank you very much.
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We used to go toe to toe with the best. Hard to believe
at 19:35 27 Oct 2019

Sorry.
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We used to go toe to toe with the best. Hard to believe
at 19:23 27 Oct 2019

Fair enough.

Us Colchester United supporters must learn to know our place.

Sorry.
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We used to go toe to toe with the best. Hard to believe
at 18:51 27 Oct 2019

"We used to go toe to toe with the best."

Forty years is rather a long time.

Sorry.
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Sad news from over the border - Duncan Forbes gone
at 07:37 26 Oct 2019

A tough Scot who became an East Anglian.

He played 270 games for us before going to Carrow Road. I wouldn't recall him, but a few oldies I know have spoken about him with great regard after hearing of his end.

He cost Norwich £10, 000 , btw. Decent then but an ordinary Championship player's weekly wage now.
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Gillingham v Colchester Utd
at 11:56 21 Sep 2019

We h8 Wycombe Wanderers ..... OFFICIAL.

Longstanding rivalry going back to the days when we were challenging each other to get into the football league.

The End are number three (apparently.)

Guess who is second?
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Bit late to the party with this
at 12:29 17 Sep 2019

Yep! But perhaps most outside the top six.

If fortunes are to change rapidly it will have to be this season with your side getting promoted and the Canaries going down .... both likely scenarios.

If either does not happen then it could take some time as they pile up the reserves whilst Ipswich continue to exist on a shoe string .... like Col U.
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Bit late to the party with this
at 12:15 17 Sep 2019

"Ultimately though, they will always be a small side int he PL, and one that has to focus on achieveing 40 points in the first instance which a bad run could curtail every season theya re there."

Yes, but surely getting to that 40 point marker is the aim of about 75% of that league any season?

As a Col.U supporter who takes an interest in both local "big boys" it is easier for me to enjoy the way that they are bucking the trend by not spending big, playing attacking stuff and are good to watch.

You tractors cannot have it both ways by hating the dominance of big money in the game and hating the Norwich way/success at the same time.

Any team but them I suppose?
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Cricket Day 2
at 18:00 5 Sep 2019

Woakes the fall guy after one average test match sorely missed.

That extra movement would have captured a few.

Let's hope Archer is back in sorts for a second innings fight back ... as long as we avoid the f.o.
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My mates Norwich Supporting brother
at 09:14 26 Aug 2019

It will always be touch an go for any newly promoted sides and the Canaries are no exception.
It must be a fun and very profitable ride though. Two televised games and the cream of the English League already played against.

Us Col.U.supporters are less keen to see Norwich fail this season and can therefore look at it all without seeking the negatives as a starting point.

Their biggest strength is the attacking play which they seem to have taken up a level with some ease.

If they get adrift at the bottom then Farke must change his approach no matter what he says in order to survive. The defence needs more cover.

I get the impression already that they are unbothered by the threat of relegation and will be content to enjoy the ride and cash in and once again be a force in the Championship next season.

Just seen that Man U. want Maddison for £80m in Jan.with massive add-ons for them.Money goes to money.
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If Ipswich Town went out of existence
at 08:19 23 Aug 2019

It's not the more mature, existing fans that will be the issue but the young looking for a local league team to support.

Clearly many will look north whilst Colchester should benefit a lot, if we still exist.
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Dump the big 6?
at 09:17 22 Aug 2019

Well there would probably be less television money available as the English domestic game would have a much lower profile both at home and abroad.

Lesser lights in the Premier League, and I now include our neighbour NCFC ,would be denied theses high-profile, high income fixtures and even promotion from the Championship would be a less attractive proposition.

Like it or not the big six are the backbone of the English game.

I agree that the money should be more evenly spread. The Premier League needs the lower leagues in the same way that a 10,000 metres race needs the also rans as a foothold for the new and to make a race for the successful to win.

What value the Premier League if all the other leagues didn't exist? It works both ways.
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Pukki and Jackson
at 09:58 18 Aug 2019

Colchester fan here, but football fan most of all as there's little choice considering my own team's lack of impact upon the scene.

I therefore take a great interest in both East Anglian big boys... both interesting in different ways.

You need luck with every signing and there is no doubt that Norwich have been very fortunate with the way Pukki has blossomed. On the other hand he was scouted with the manager's style of play in mind and that style suits the striker very well.

He is that kind of player who might well go for mega-millions to a bigger club and then be a total flop. He fits at Carrow Road.

Jackson at the price paid was ridiculous as things have turned out. He might too have been a revelation though ... bad luck or bad decision then?

Btw. ITFC should be "lucky" with Vincent-Young. Good lad.
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