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February 23, 2021, 11:04pm

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Quoted from headingly_mariner
They’ve sacked their manager tonight.


Now they will no doubt get a new manager bounce.
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February 23, 2021, 11:44pm

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Still think it’s us, Barrow and Southend for the drop ( 2 from 3).
Paul will ensure it is not us imo - kip

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February 24, 2021, 8:53am
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Stevenage are dreadful. They are nowhere near safe.
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February 24, 2021, 9:26am
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So we need to see the big picture - not panic if we lose one (we will!) but steadily amass points and keep our eye on the total we need to stay up. If we get a win, a draw and a loss out of every set of 3 games we'll survive.

Every loss for Barrow and Southend is a bonus for us. And Colchester do look like they're doing their best to make the relegation picture more interesting.


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February 24, 2021, 11:10am
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Although the gap between the last relegation spot (us) and 16th (Scunthorpe) is 11 points, that's not a lot over a potential of 54 points to win/lose.  A few wins on the bounce and you're feeling pretty, as is the case up the M180, or a few defeats and you're looking over your shoulder nervously.

Glad there's a bit more positivity about the place after last night, but our horrible goal difference is effectively another point we need to make up.  Would be some effort to claw that back to those around us. Oddly, everyone else in our league seems to have decent goal differences when you compare across other leagues.   Ours and Southend is about what you would expect for teams in the bottom two. The three places above us are -6, -8 and -7 respectively.  In League One the bottom six have all got goal differences of -20 or worse.  In the Championship it's only rock bottom Wycombe who have a goal difference that's cast adrift from everyone else.

I don't think we're going to drag our goal difference back to a position that it matches those around us (Southend aside), or if we do then I'll be amazed if we end the season even giving relegation a second thought.  Essential we get points on the board and pull away from those places.  I can't stomach the final games worrying about how many we need to score or someone else needs to concede.
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February 24, 2021, 11:14am
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Playing Barrow is a critical game.  High stakes.
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February 25, 2021, 2:00am
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New Colchester Manager Wayne Brown was the manager of Isthmian League North Division side Maldon & Tiptree. Looks as if U's chairman took a leaf out of Fenty's book and went for a cheap option!

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February 25, 2021, 6:29am

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The league is terrible, top to bottom, all that has varied is the level of shitness and some teams have the ability to develop some consistency.

Colchester look to be desperate to join the relegation party; coincidentally, I may be wrong but didn’t they make some very knee jerk type decisions related to Covid much like us? Like I say I may be wrong but I seem to remember them furloughing everyone and his dog and essentially abandoning their youth system or something like that...

'the poor and the needy are selfish and greedy'...well done Mozza
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February 25, 2021, 7:55am

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I suppose one thing we can be grateful to Ollie for is that he went when he did. Timing wise it allowed Hurst to delve into the transfer market. With the current game of Manager bingo in our league, any new incumbents only have the players they inherited to work with. Small mercies I suppose.

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February 25, 2021, 7:56am
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The best thing about Colchesters slide into the abyss is that they now have no choice but to play with what they have.

At least we knew we were shite early enough to at least do something about it in January
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