U's players report back for pre-season duty

Halstead Gazette: Fitness first - Colchester United are hoping a productive pre-season will help the likes of Sanchez Watt enjoy an injury-free season. Fitness first - Colchester United are hoping a productive pre-season will help the likes of Sanchez Watt enjoy an injury-free season.

Colchester United's players report back for duty today after their summer break.

And boss Joe Dunne is determined to report of the injury problems that plagued his squad last season.

The U's players will take part in testing sessions at the University of Essex, where their fitness levels will be measured following a summer of individual programmes.

For more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, see Monday's Daily Gazette.

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12:46pm Mon 23 Jun 14

down the line says...

Still no players signed? No surprises there...
Still no players signed? No surprises there... down the line
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2:01pm Mon 23 Jun 14

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

All the wheat will have gone and we'll be left solely with the chaff Down the line!
All the wheat will have gone and we'll be left solely with the chaff Down the line! BlueandWhiteBaz
  • Score: -21

5:11pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Shrubendlad says...

Disagree.
There is great talent there.
Lua Lua,Halford,Duguid came from these ranks.
Duguid and Brown need to instill Championship belief.
Disagree. There is great talent there. Lua Lua,Halford,Duguid came from these ranks. Duguid and Brown need to instill Championship belief. Shrubendlad
  • Score: 14

7:27pm Mon 23 Jun 14

hungrystudent says...

Dunne will bring in a few premiership youngsters in on loan, RB, LB and striker for me would be ideal, although i think he will turn to Bonne more this year.
Dunne will bring in a few premiership youngsters in on loan, RB, LB and striker for me would be ideal, although i think he will turn to Bonne more this year. hungrystudent
  • Score: 8

7:36pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Hatpeg says...

I expect Joe will be preparing the players for another season of lack lustre performances and a relegation battle.
I expect Joe will be preparing the players for another season of lack lustre performances and a relegation battle. Hatpeg
  • Score: -24

10:54pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Notts Yax says...

get plenty of pre season fixtures against the top london clubs for the U21 team and get in early for a couple of loan signings so they can play with the first team prior to the season commencing,lets not be fooled Joe will only make loan signings with the poor budget at his disposal, so get in early.
get plenty of pre season fixtures against the top london clubs for the U21 team and get in early for a couple of loan signings so they can play with the first team prior to the season commencing,lets not be fooled Joe will only make loan signings with the poor budget at his disposal, so get in early. Notts Yax
  • Score: 4

11:59pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Ozzie says...

Just hope they come out of the blocks sharper than they did last season when we had several inconsistent, poor lacklustre home performances which seemed to shape the rest of the season. For example, the Carling Cup home thrashing by Peterborough 5-1 comes to mind and Joe Dunne just accepted it and stated 'we were beaten by the better team' but failed to highlight the poor, inept, unfit team he fielded that evening. Let us hope for a much improved season! Up the U's!!
Just hope they come out of the blocks sharper than they did last season when we had several inconsistent, poor lacklustre home performances which seemed to shape the rest of the season. For example, the Carling Cup home thrashing by Peterborough 5-1 comes to mind and Joe Dunne just accepted it and stated 'we were beaten by the better team' but failed to highlight the poor, inept, unfit team he fielded that evening. Let us hope for a much improved season! Up the U's!! Ozzie
  • Score: -7

6:57am Tue 24 Jun 14

Shrubendlad says...

Ozzie wrote:
Just hope they come out of the blocks sharper than they did last season when we had several inconsistent, poor lacklustre home performances which seemed to shape the rest of the season. For example, the Carling Cup home thrashing by Peterborough 5-1 comes to mind and Joe Dunne just accepted it and stated 'we were beaten by the better team' but failed to highlight the poor, inept, unfit team he fielded that evening. Let us hope for a much improved season! Up the U's!!
HUNDRED % AGREE.
This type of post match comment is really destructive.
Every League and Cup game counts.
If the team has an off day-then keep quiet.
Remember Ferguson never commented after a loss-winners mentality.
[quote][p][bold]Ozzie[/bold] wrote: Just hope they come out of the blocks sharper than they did last season when we had several inconsistent, poor lacklustre home performances which seemed to shape the rest of the season. For example, the Carling Cup home thrashing by Peterborough 5-1 comes to mind and Joe Dunne just accepted it and stated 'we were beaten by the better team' but failed to highlight the poor, inept, unfit team he fielded that evening. Let us hope for a much improved season! Up the U's!![/p][/quote]HUNDRED % AGREE. This type of post match comment is really destructive. Every League and Cup game counts. If the team has an off day-then keep quiet. Remember Ferguson never commented after a loss-winners mentality. Shrubendlad
  • Score: -6

7:04am Tue 24 Jun 14

super waluigi says...

His approach is a good one. Dunne is a young manager and he is already admitting that he got something's wrong last season. Such as injury. Why some many negative Col U fans are already on his back is beyond me. We can accept the past, wok with it and move on, but only a fool would look to the future with the same pessimism.
His approach is a good one. Dunne is a young manager and he is already admitting that he got something's wrong last season. Such as injury. Why some many negative Col U fans are already on his back is beyond me. We can accept the past, wok with it and move on, but only a fool would look to the future with the same pessimism. super waluigi
  • Score: 3

7:45am Tue 24 Jun 14

Shrubendlad says...

super waluigi wrote:
His approach is a good one. Dunne is a young manager and he is already admitting that he got something's wrong last season. Such as injury. Why some many negative Col U fans are already on his back is beyond me. We can accept the past, wok with it and move on, but only a fool would look to the future with the same pessimism.
The time to get these issues out into the open is now-not in 7 weeks.
Both Manager and **** Manager are 41-there are younger top flight managers.
Joe Dunne has been a trainer/**** manager/manager at the club for some time now. Mark Kinsella has been there 2 years in September.
Contrary to some comments, I believe that the 14/15 will be one of the best
in the Clubs history but "customers" don't just look at results-they read match comments and then decide whether to go to the next game. The Psychy has to be right.
[quote][p][bold]super waluigi[/bold] wrote: His approach is a good one. Dunne is a young manager and he is already admitting that he got something's wrong last season. Such as injury. Why some many negative Col U fans are already on his back is beyond me. We can accept the past, wok with it and move on, but only a fool would look to the future with the same pessimism.[/p][/quote]The time to get these issues out into the open is now-not in 7 weeks. Both Manager and **** Manager are 41-there are younger top flight managers. Joe Dunne has been a trainer/**** manager/manager at the club for some time now. Mark Kinsella has been there 2 years in September. Contrary to some comments, I believe that the 14/15 will be one of the best in the Clubs history but "customers" don't just look at results-they read match comments and then decide whether to go to the next game. The Psychy has to be right. Shrubendlad
  • Score: 0

10:29am Tue 24 Jun 14

super waluigi says...

Shrubendlad wrote:
super waluigi wrote:
His approach is a good one. Dunne is a young manager and he is already admitting that he got something's wrong last season. Such as injury. Why some many negative Col U fans are already on his back is beyond me. We can accept the past, wok with it and move on, but only a fool would look to the future with the same pessimism.
The time to get these issues out into the open is now-not in 7 weeks.
Both Manager and **** Manager are 41-there are younger top flight managers.
Joe Dunne has been a trainer/**** manager/manager at the club for some time now. Mark Kinsella has been there 2 years in September.
Contrary to some comments, I believe that the 14/15 will be one of the best
in the Clubs history but "customers" don't just look at results-they read match comments and then decide whether to go to the next game. The Psychy has to be right.
Well, I agree with some of what you said, but it is not really in tune with my point originally.
Regardless of if there is 100 younger managers, he is still young for a manager. Regardless of how long Dunne has been a trainer or Kinsella at the club for 2 years, is irrelivent to me because even in his late 60's having won everything, Alex Ferguson would have made mistakes and moved on.
[quote][p][bold]Shrubendlad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]super waluigi[/bold] wrote: His approach is a good one. Dunne is a young manager and he is already admitting that he got something's wrong last season. Such as injury. Why some many negative Col U fans are already on his back is beyond me. We can accept the past, wok with it and move on, but only a fool would look to the future with the same pessimism.[/p][/quote]The time to get these issues out into the open is now-not in 7 weeks. Both Manager and **** Manager are 41-there are younger top flight managers. Joe Dunne has been a trainer/**** manager/manager at the club for some time now. Mark Kinsella has been there 2 years in September. Contrary to some comments, I believe that the 14/15 will be one of the best in the Clubs history but "customers" don't just look at results-they read match comments and then decide whether to go to the next game. The Psychy has to be right.[/p][/quote]Well, I agree with some of what you said, but it is not really in tune with my point originally. Regardless of if there is 100 younger managers, he is still young for a manager. Regardless of how long Dunne has been a trainer or Kinsella at the club for 2 years, is irrelivent to me because even in his late 60's having won everything, Alex Ferguson would have made mistakes and moved on. super waluigi
  • Score: 4

10:40am Tue 24 Jun 14

thillewe says...

"And boss Joe Dunne is determined to report of the injury problems that plagued his squad last season."

every team in England have injurys is he already using it as an excuse, or just getting in the practice to use it due in the season.
#longhardseason
"And boss Joe Dunne is determined to report of the injury problems that plagued his squad last season." every team in England have injurys is he already using it as an excuse, or just getting in the practice to use it due in the season. #longhardseason thillewe
  • Score: -6

3:10pm Tue 24 Jun 14

pipedown says...

thillewe wrote:
"And boss Joe Dunne is determined to report of the injury problems that plagued his squad last season."

every team in England have injurys is he already using it as an excuse, or just getting in the practice to use it due in the season.
#longhardseason
Joe Dunne hasn't even been quoted in this article?!
[quote][p][bold]thillewe[/bold] wrote: "And boss Joe Dunne is determined to report of the injury problems that plagued his squad last season." every team in England have injurys is he already using it as an excuse, or just getting in the practice to use it due in the season. #longhardseason[/p][/quote]Joe Dunne hasn't even been quoted in this article?! pipedown
  • Score: 7

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