Dunne wants defensive improvement ahead of new season

Dunne wants defensive improvement ahead of new season

Dunne wants defensive improvement ahead of new season

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Joe Dunne admits Colchester United need to polish up on their defending before the new League One season starts.

The U’s boss was disappointed with some of the goals his side conceded in their recent friendlies against Dagenham and Redbridge and Dover Athletic.

Dunne is pleased with the way pre-season has gone so far, ahead of Colchester’s latest friendly at League Two side Luton Town tonight.

But he conceded there is still some work to be done on the training ground, ahead of the U’s curtain-raiser against Oldham Athletic on August 9.

Dunne said: “I’m pleased with where we are with pre-season so far and it’s gone pretty much how I expected.

“We’re getting to the business end of pre-season now, where we have to start thinking about not losing and changing the mentality.

“There have been a lot of positives but there’s still stuff that we need to work on.

“To score four goals against Dagenham was pleasing.

“But the first two goals that we conceded in that game were disappointing.

“It was the same against Dover and these are things that we need to work on.

“We’ve got less than two weeks now before the new season starts and we’ll build up the intensity in training.

“We’re not ready yet but we’re close and one or two more bits and we’ll be there.”

For more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United, including the latest on Darren Ambrose, see Tuesday's Daily Gazette.

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5:41pm Tue 29 Jul 14

down the line says...

Think people are scared to comment on here now, frightened of being told that they are wrong!
Think people are scared to comment on here now, frightened of being told that they are wrong! down the line
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9:59pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Notts Yax says...

concceded two many goals from set pieces in the air, need a centre half who can not only dominate defence, but can chip in with 10 at the other end.
concceded two many goals from set pieces in the air, need a centre half who can not only dominate defence, but can chip in with 10 at the other end. Notts Yax
  • Score: 2

1:41pm Wed 30 Jul 14

totallyfootball says...

down the line wrote:
Think people are scared to comment on here now, frightened of being told that they are wrong!
The comments do seem to have reduced, we are all entitled to our opinion so never be scared, some will spend all their lives in denial and convince themselves that they are right and the rest the majority are wrong, one day the light will go on. I wish the club all the vey best for the new season but have not set my hopes to high, mid table would be good, am I dreaming now?
[quote][p][bold]down the line[/bold] wrote: Think people are scared to comment on here now, frightened of being told that they are wrong![/p][/quote]The comments do seem to have reduced, we are all entitled to our opinion so never be scared, some will spend all their lives in denial and convince themselves that they are right and the rest the majority are wrong, one day the light will go on. I wish the club all the vey best for the new season but have not set my hopes to high, mid table would be good, am I dreaming now? totallyfootball
  • Score: 3

3:25pm Wed 30 Jul 14

down the line says...

totallyfootball wrote:
down the line wrote:
Think people are scared to comment on here now, frightened of being told that they are wrong!
The comments do seem to have reduced, we are all entitled to our opinion so never be scared, some will spend all their lives in denial and convince themselves that they are right and the rest the majority are wrong, one day the light will go on. I wish the club all the vey best for the new season but have not set my hopes to high, mid table would be good, am I dreaming now?
I'm with you on this one totallyfootball. I wish the club every success and will be there cheering the boys on, but I just don't think we have improved the team/squad in any way over the summer, so nothing suggests that we will do any better than the last 2 years. As you say mid table would be good, but just don't see it happening with the current players & management.
[quote][p][bold]totallyfootball[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]down the line[/bold] wrote: Think people are scared to comment on here now, frightened of being told that they are wrong![/p][/quote]The comments do seem to have reduced, we are all entitled to our opinion so never be scared, some will spend all their lives in denial and convince themselves that they are right and the rest the majority are wrong, one day the light will go on. I wish the club all the vey best for the new season but have not set my hopes to high, mid table would be good, am I dreaming now?[/p][/quote]I'm with you on this one totallyfootball. I wish the club every success and will be there cheering the boys on, but I just don't think we have improved the team/squad in any way over the summer, so nothing suggests that we will do any better than the last 2 years. As you say mid table would be good, but just don't see it happening with the current players & management. down the line
  • Score: 5

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