Dunne - U's are not getting the breaks

Dunne - U's are not getting the breaks

Dunne - U's are not getting the breaks

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Colchester United manager Joe Dunne felt one goal was always going to decide his side's tight contest against Doncaster Rovers, following the U's 1-0 defeat.

Kyle Bennett's strike just after the hour mark proved the difference between the two teams, in a game of few chances at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

The defeat was Colchester's third in a row in League One and leaves them with one point from a possible 12 at the start of the season.

Dunne said: “They took that opportunity first – you need the breaks to go for you and at the moment, everything is going against us.

“The manner of the goal that we conceded was disappointing.

“Both managers will probably tell you that it was an astute game and for the purists, it probably wasn’t that great to watch.

“But tactically and from a manager’s point of view, it was very tight.

“One goal was always going to be the difference and unfortunately, it’s gone against us.

“We thought the ball was kicked out of Sam Walker’s hands but a couple of our players turned our back on the ball.

“Chances were at a premium for both teams but the goal knocked us back a bit and in effect, it killed the game.

“A defeat whitewashes the thought process.

“If you watch the game again, we’ve had some good performances again.

“But when you lose there’s one train of thought and if it’s negative, it will always be that way and you’ll never see the good things."

For five pages of coverage of the U's game against Doncaster, including reaction, analysis and pictures, see Monday's Daily Gazette.

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10:08pm Sat 23 Aug 14

We're not singing anymore!!! says...

Not getting the breaks ??? That doesn't sound very positive Joe. Surely if we were actually good enough we wouldn't need the breaks ?

I'm a firm believer that you create your own luck.

You're a nice guy Joe but I think it's time to go.
Not getting the breaks ??? That doesn't sound very positive Joe. Surely if we were actually good enough we wouldn't need the breaks ? I'm a firm believer that you create your own luck. You're a nice guy Joe but I think it's time to go. We're not singing anymore!!!
  • Score: 24

10:15pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Ozzie says...

Mr Dunne, the negative thoughts projected on the pitch come from you and your management team. The buck for performances stops at you! You are the man that should be motivating, encouraging and whipping your players up into a frenzy at every opportunity to perform and get those all important goals which win matches. Today, despite what you may have thought and the petty excuses you regularly come out with on BBC Essex, we lost again! Admittedly it was a close affair between two very average groups of players . In fact the scoreline really did not do Doncaster justice. They had two other gilt-edged opportunities to wrap the game up but fortunately failed to take them. We didn't really look like we would ever score. Just where are the goals going to come from? You suggested that Freddie would give you 20 goals a season. Really? I would love to believe that but the proof is in the pudding and as a regular at Colchester United for 5 decades, I have to be honest and tell it as it is. You are a really lovely guy and a true, loyal club man which is highly commendable and you will always be held in high regard by fans new and old, but if you had the club at heart you would see the fact that you are not succeeding at your job and neither are your supporting cast. It grieves and pains me to say it but I really think that you should consider your position and if Mr Cowling was the chairman of any other club, your performances and win statistics say it all. Your real high point was again, last season, staving off relegation with a wonderful win over promoted side Brentford, but we just have not continued that invigorated performance on this season. We are now third off the bottom of division one with another tough home match coming up against Peterborough next Saturday. Today you made a number of tactical and substitution errors particularly taking off George Moncur when he was by far, at the point of substitution, without question the best player in the team in terms of effort, workrate and commitment. I see no passion, no pride in playing for the club and the players look almost too frightened to make a mistake for fear of retribution from you. Whatever you or your men supporting you in the backroom say, it is definitely not working and you have a condescending manner in which you refer to criticism from fans on the radio dismissing it entirely and telling everyone that we are all entitled to our opinions but you have no intention of changing the playing style. I have had my say and doubtless the Joe Dunne fan club will tell me that I need to think of who would want to come into the club at the moment with the budget cutbacks,etc? I can tell you that there would be a whole list of tried and proven managers with real experience just champing at the bit to have a chance to turn our fortunes around. All it needs is our chairman and chief executive, Mr Cowling, who again hats off to, he keeps the club financially stable, to make a decision and end Mr Dunne's and Mr Kinsella's tenure at the club with no appointment of a replacement manager at the club to come from within the club. We have now suffered for 3 seasons with no visible improvement. The time for change is now! Up the U's!!
Mr Dunne, the negative thoughts projected on the pitch come from you and your management team. The buck for performances stops at you! You are the man that should be motivating, encouraging and whipping your players up into a frenzy at every opportunity to perform and get those all important goals which win matches. Today, despite what you may have thought and the petty excuses you regularly come out with on BBC Essex, we lost again! Admittedly it was a close affair between two very average groups of players . In fact the scoreline really did not do Doncaster justice. They had two other gilt-edged opportunities to wrap the game up but fortunately failed to take them. We didn't really look like we would ever score. Just where are the goals going to come from? You suggested that Freddie would give you 20 goals a season. Really? I would love to believe that but the proof is in the pudding and as a regular at Colchester United for 5 decades, I have to be honest and tell it as it is. You are a really lovely guy and a true, loyal club man which is highly commendable and you will always be held in high regard by fans new and old, but if you had the club at heart you would see the fact that you are not succeeding at your job and neither are your supporting cast. It grieves and pains me to say it but I really think that you should consider your position and if Mr Cowling was the chairman of any other club, your performances and win statistics say it all. Your real high point was again, last season, staving off relegation with a wonderful win over promoted side Brentford, but we just have not continued that invigorated performance on this season. We are now third off the bottom of division one with another tough home match coming up against Peterborough next Saturday. Today you made a number of tactical and substitution errors particularly taking off George Moncur when he was by far, at the point of substitution, without question the best player in the team in terms of effort, workrate and commitment. I see no passion, no pride in playing for the club and the players look almost too frightened to make a mistake for fear of retribution from you. Whatever you or your men supporting you in the backroom say, it is definitely not working and you have a condescending manner in which you refer to criticism from fans on the radio dismissing it entirely and telling everyone that we are all entitled to our opinions but you have no intention of changing the playing style. I have had my say and doubtless the Joe Dunne fan club will tell me that I need to think of who would want to come into the club at the moment with the budget cutbacks,etc? I can tell you that there would be a whole list of tried and proven managers with real experience just champing at the bit to have a chance to turn our fortunes around. All it needs is our chairman and chief executive, Mr Cowling, who again hats off to, he keeps the club financially stable, to make a decision and end Mr Dunne's and Mr Kinsella's tenure at the club with no appointment of a replacement manager at the club to come from within the club. We have now suffered for 3 seasons with no visible improvement. The time for change is now! Up the U's!! Ozzie
  • Score: 21

10:19pm Sat 23 Aug 14

WEWANTGOALS says...

JOE DUNNE OUT

Another defeat coming up against Peterborough
JOE DUNNE OUT Another defeat coming up against Peterborough WEWANTGOALS
  • Score: 15

11:40pm Sat 23 Aug 14

United we stand says...

I haven't seen Col U yet this season but I'll be at whcs next saturday for the peterborough game. I can't say I'm excited at the prospect!
A great comment from Ozzie earlier this evening.
Like many, I'm frustrated & alarmed that so little changes, principally forward line apalling & overall lack of commitment & passion from players.
Also, huge gap between manager & fans, fuelled by JDs thinly-disguised contempt of how supporters express their feelings. He is a PR disaster as well as a totally in-ept manager, I'm afraid.
I shudder to think what will happen when our team's form slumps, if we can only draw once & lose four times whilst we are apparently playing so beautifully at the moment!!
I haven't seen Col U yet this season but I'll be at whcs next saturday for the peterborough game. I can't say I'm excited at the prospect! A great comment from Ozzie earlier this evening. Like many, I'm frustrated & alarmed that so little changes, principally forward line apalling & overall lack of commitment & passion from players. Also, huge gap between manager & fans, fuelled by JDs thinly-disguised contempt of how supporters express their feelings. He is a PR disaster as well as a totally in-ept manager, I'm afraid. I shudder to think what will happen when our team's form slumps, if we can only draw once & lose four times whilst we are apparently playing so beautifully at the moment!! United we stand
  • Score: 18

10:22am Sun 24 Aug 14

Brown Envelopes says...

OK LADS ?

DOLLS

PRAM

THROW !!!!!!!!!!
OK LADS ? DOLLS PRAM THROW !!!!!!!!!! Brown Envelopes
  • Score: -18

5:24pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Reginald47 says...

It's all very well extolling the virtues of Mr Cowling for pouring millions into the club to keep it afloat (which he does to his credit) but surely a new manager would have exactly the same resources given to him by Mr Cowling as Mr Dunne has. You can only work with what you're given.
It's all very well extolling the virtues of Mr Cowling for pouring millions into the club to keep it afloat (which he does to his credit) but surely a new manager would have exactly the same resources given to him by Mr Cowling as Mr Dunne has. You can only work with what you're given. Reginald47
  • Score: 1

6:02pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Suffolkcommuter says...

Brown Envelopes wrote:
OK LADS ?

DOLLS

PRAM

THROW !!!!!!!!!!
nob
[quote][p][bold]Brown Envelopes[/bold] wrote: OK LADS ? DOLLS PRAM THROW !!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]nob Suffolkcommuter
  • Score: 13

9:17pm Sun 24 Aug 14

We're not singing anymore!!! says...

Reginald47 wrote:
It's all very well extolling the virtues of Mr Cowling for pouring millions into the club to keep it afloat (which he does to his credit) but surely a new manager would have exactly the same resources given to him by Mr Cowling as Mr Dunne has. You can only work with what you're given.
If that was the case then no football manager would ever be sacked.

A different manager can bring different tactics, different training routines, different motivational skills to name just a few things.
[quote][p][bold]Reginald47[/bold] wrote: It's all very well extolling the virtues of Mr Cowling for pouring millions into the club to keep it afloat (which he does to his credit) but surely a new manager would have exactly the same resources given to him by Mr Cowling as Mr Dunne has. You can only work with what you're given.[/p][/quote]If that was the case then no football manager would ever be sacked. A different manager can bring different tactics, different training routines, different motivational skills to name just a few things. We're not singing anymore!!!
  • Score: 13

9:36pm Sun 24 Aug 14

totallyfootball says...

We're not singing anymore!!! wrote:
Reginald47 wrote:
It's all very well extolling the virtues of Mr Cowling for pouring millions into the club to keep it afloat (which he does to his credit) but surely a new manager would have exactly the same resources given to him by Mr Cowling as Mr Dunne has. You can only work with what you're given.
If that was the case then no football manager would ever be sacked.

A different manager can bring different tactics, different training routines, different motivational skills to name just a few things.
A different manager would bring all the things Joe Done-For cannot! He is more stale than a mouldy old loaf, no new ideas from everything experienced over the past seasons, time for a change and NOW!
[quote][p][bold]We're not singing anymore!!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reginald47[/bold] wrote: It's all very well extolling the virtues of Mr Cowling for pouring millions into the club to keep it afloat (which he does to his credit) but surely a new manager would have exactly the same resources given to him by Mr Cowling as Mr Dunne has. You can only work with what you're given.[/p][/quote]If that was the case then no football manager would ever be sacked. A different manager can bring different tactics, different training routines, different motivational skills to name just a few things.[/p][/quote]A different manager would bring all the things Joe Done-For cannot! He is more stale than a mouldy old loaf, no new ideas from everything experienced over the past seasons, time for a change and NOW! totallyfootball
  • Score: 12

10:57am Mon 25 Aug 14

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

I have put my comments about changing manager on the previous thread and I don't plan to repeat it here.

My experience is however, if you put in the effort you will get the breaks. Unfortunately, the team were sluggish and didn't put in the effort on Saturday and eventually got their just deserts.
I have put my comments about changing manager on the previous thread and I don't plan to repeat it here. My experience is however, if you put in the effort you will get the breaks. Unfortunately, the team were sluggish and didn't put in the effort on Saturday and eventually got their just deserts. BlueandWhiteBaz
  • Score: 2

8:31am Tue 26 Aug 14

pidgee says...

Pre season i got moaned at on here for criticizing the caliber of opposition that the U's faced. I was told by many its good to play lesser teams to build confidence. I don't like to be right but perhaps if they faced challenging opposition then they could have upped their level and not gone into the season thinking wow we scored loads of goals pre season we must be amazing. Sad to see the club I once loved from Layer road striving to stay in league 1.
Pre season i got moaned at on here for criticizing the caliber of opposition that the U's faced. I was told by many its good to play lesser teams to build confidence. I don't like to be right but perhaps if they faced challenging opposition then they could have upped their level and not gone into the season thinking wow we scored loads of goals pre season we must be amazing. Sad to see the club I once loved from Layer road striving to stay in league 1. pidgee
  • Score: 5

11:02pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Jon-Vencato says...

MK DONS

THE COLCHESTER UNITED OF THE 70's

4-0

4-0

4-0

4-0
MK DONS THE COLCHESTER UNITED OF THE 70's 4-0 4-0 4-0 4-0 Jon-Vencato
  • Score: 2

11:04pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Jon-Vencato says...

Suffolkcommuter wrote:
Brown Envelopes wrote:
OK LADS ?

DOLLS

PRAM

THROW !!!!!!!!!!
nob
Its rather LARGE mate ?
[quote][p][bold]Suffolkcommuter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brown Envelopes[/bold] wrote: OK LADS ? DOLLS PRAM THROW !!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]nob[/p][/quote]Its rather LARGE mate ? Jon-Vencato
  • Score: 2

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