Humes not looking for radical change after taking over as U's boss

Humes not looking for radical change after taking over as U's boss

Humes not looking for radical change after taking over as U's boss

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Tony Humes says he is looking to build on Colchester United's performances this season after being unveiled as the club's new manager.

Humes has been promoted from his role as the U's academy manager to take charge of the first team, following Joe Dunne's departure by mutual consent.

The former Ipswich Town and Wrexham defender inherits a squad that have failed to win any of their opening five games in charge in League One and have lost their last four matches.

But after taking over as manager, Humes says is looking to build on the encouraging performances that have been evident so far - and get results for the side.

Humes said: “We’ll take it forward and look forward to Saturday’s game (against Walsall).

“What we want to do is build on what we’ve done already this season.

“It’s not been all that bad and we have to keep the players positive and in the right frame of mind.

“It’s early in the new season.

“There’s only one point but looking at the games, the performances have warranted more than that.

“You have to look at the positive side and say that the team is playing to a decent standard.

“The results haven’t been as good as we’d like them to be and that’s something we have to turn around.

“But the performances have been good.

“We’ll have different ideas on the game as everybody does but they won’t be too far away from what’s happened already.

“We will try and build on the philosophy and style of play that’s already in place and we won’t be too radical.

“There are some talented young players at this football club, as well as some talented senior players.

“We’ve got a lot of positives and now we’ll try and improve the results situation."

For all of the reaction to Tony Humes' appointment as Colchester United's new manager and Joe Dunne's departure, see Tuesday's Daily Gazette.

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8:33pm Mon 1 Sep 14

down the line says...

This all has a very familiar ring to it!
This all has a very familiar ring to it! down the line
  • Score: 13

10:00pm Mon 1 Sep 14

United we stand says...

Sounds like JD take 2! Absolutely depressing!
Sounds like JD take 2! Absolutely depressing! United we stand
  • Score: 15

10:04pm Mon 1 Sep 14

super waluigi says...

down the line wrote:
This all has a very familiar ring to it!
That's how we all feel about you.
[quote][p][bold]down the line[/bold] wrote: This all has a very familiar ring to it![/p][/quote]That's how we all feel about you. super waluigi
  • Score: -14

10:20pm Mon 1 Sep 14

angryman!!! says...

It does beggar belief why we sacked dunne.
It does beggar belief why we sacked dunne. angryman!!!
  • Score: 8

1:04am Tue 2 Sep 14

Frinton fan says...

As I was saying at the weekend . . . It was time for Joe to step aside and make way for new leadership for a team which seems to have lost its way. Not sure an internal move like this is quite what we were all expecting, but let's give Humes a chance eh?
As I was saying at the weekend . . . It was time for Joe to step aside and make way for new leadership for a team which seems to have lost its way. Not sure an internal move like this is quite what we were all expecting, but let's give Humes a chance eh? Frinton fan
  • Score: 7

1:27pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Shrubendlad says...

angryman!!! wrote:
It does beggar belief why we sacked dunne.
Because he couldn't WIN
[quote][p][bold]angryman!!![/bold] wrote: It does beggar belief why we sacked dunne.[/p][/quote]Because he couldn't WIN Shrubendlad
  • Score: 3

4:31pm Tue 2 Sep 14

wearebeingwatched says...

angryman!!! wrote:
It does beggar belief why we sacked dunne.
We did not he resigned!

The mutual consent will be, that as a thanks for all his hard work and loyalty, the Chairman probably paid up the remainder of his contract as a thank you.
[quote][p][bold]angryman!!![/bold] wrote: It does beggar belief why we sacked dunne.[/p][/quote]We did not he resigned! The mutual consent will be, that as a thanks for all his hard work and loyalty, the Chairman probably paid up the remainder of his contract as a thank you. wearebeingwatched
  • Score: 1

5:37pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Bampotonian says...

There is nowhere else to go – except out the door – after you've been at a club for years and worked your way through to become manager. It makes me wonder who would want the 'top' job? Tony Humes will probably go the same way eventually (unless he has the hidden qualities of Alex Ferguson). An odd way of rewarding loyalty. Just sayin' ...
There is nowhere else to go – except out the door – after you've been at a club for years and worked your way through to become manager. It makes me wonder who would want the 'top' job? Tony Humes will probably go the same way eventually (unless he has the hidden qualities of Alex Ferguson). An odd way of rewarding loyalty. Just sayin' ... Bampotonian
  • Score: 1

10:29pm Tue 2 Sep 14

stevedawson says...

All that can be said now is.good luck the only way is up in this league.lets see what you've got.
All that can be said now is.good luck the only way is up in this league.lets see what you've got. stevedawson
  • Score: 1
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