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U's youngsters ready to take on Town in FA Youth Cup

Essex County Standard:

8:21am Thursday 18th December 2014

Steve Ball says it is about progression for Colchester United’s youngsters when they host Ipswich Town in the FA Youth Cup tonight.

Hewitt set to extend loan spell at U's

Essex County Standard:

8:15am Thursday 18th December 2014

Elliott Hewitt is set to stay at Colchester United on loan for another month.

Humes - I won't hide away from U's challenge

Essex County Standard:

3:54pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

Tony Humes insists he will not "hide away" from the challenge of turning around Colchester United’s flagging fortunes.

We need to all stick together, urges U's skipper Magnus

Essex County Standard: Survival instinct - Magnus Okuonghae believes the experiences Colchester United had in battling relegation last season has been beneficial to them, this time around. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL

11:17am Wednesday 17th December 2014

Club captain Magnus Okuonghae admits it is imperative Colchester United’s players stick together to turn around their season.

Vose - I didn't want to leave Colchester

Essex County Standard: Confident - Dominic Vose is sure that Colchester United can preserve their League One status. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO90945-05)

8:05am Wednesday 17th December 2014

Dominic Vose insists he never wanted to leave Colchester United.

Colchester stay top after important win

Essex County Standard:

4:51pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

Colchester beat Chingford 23-17 to consolidate their lead at the top of London League division one north, at the halfway stage in the season.

Jon Waldron - my views on the U's

Essex County Standard:

11:38am Tuesday 16th December 2014

It was difficult to argue with Tony Humes’ frank and forthright assessment of his side’s insipid performance against Rochdale.

FA Cup cash will boost U's

Essex County Standard: The FA Cup trophy on display before the first-round match between Halifax and City at The Shay

6:00am Tuesday 16th December 2014

The cash Colchester United have generated from their FA Cup run can be ploughed into boosting their first-team squad, according to general manager Tim Waddington.

U's are in "transition" admits former favourite

Essex County Standard:

11:00am Monday 15th December 2014

Ian Henderson admits Colchester United are in a transitional period after putting his former club to the sword.

Humes questions U's players' desire after heavy home defeat

Essex County Standard: Colchester United FC vs Oldham Athletic FC

6:37pm Saturday 13th December 2014

Colchester United manager Tony Humes was unhappy with his players' work-rate and desire after they slumped to a 4-1 home defeat against Rochdale.

Struggling U's thumped at home by Rochdale

Essex County Standard: Focused - Gavin Massey knows it is vital that Colchester United stay in League One this season. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO90945-09)

4:49pm Saturday 13th December 2014

Colchester United slumped to their fifth successive league defeat after being thumped 4-1 at home by play-off chasing Rochdale.

Colchester United v Rochdale - live!

Essex County Standard:

2:43pm Saturday 13th December 2014

Stay here for updates of the U's v Rochdale in League One!

Walker "delighted" to extend U's stay

Essex County Standard: Talent - Sam Walker. Picture: Warren Page

10:04pm Friday 12th December 2014

Sam Walker has extended his stay at Colchester United.

U's new indoor dome on verge of completion

Essex County Standard:

6:20am Friday 12th December 2014

Colchester United’s impressive new indoor ball arena is on the verge of being completed.

Walker set to sign new U's contract

Essex County Standard:

6:00am Friday 12th December 2014

Sam Walker is set to put pen to paper on a new one-year contract with Colchester United today.

U's loanee Packwood returns to Birmingham

Essex County Standard:

11:00am Thursday 11th December 2014

Will Packwood has returned to Birmingham City after his loan spell at Colchester United was cut short by injury.

U's haven't given up hope on Sears deal

Essex County Standard:

7:54am Thursday 11th December 2014

Colchester United have not given up hope of keeping hold of leading goalscorer Freddie Sears in next month’s transfer window.

Cureton - I regret the way I left the U's

Essex County Standard: Jamie Cureton celebrates

2:52pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

Jamie Cureton believes his Golden Boot-winning season at Colchester United was one of the finest years of his long career.

Young Iron side beaten in Essex Senior Cup

Essex County Standard: Women's soccer round-up

1:59pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

A youthful Braintree Town side were knocked out of the Essex Senior Cup after losing 4-1 at Thurrock.

U's in talks to extend Healey's loan deal

Essex County Standard:

8:02am Wednesday 10th December 2014

Colchester United are in talks with FA Cup opponents Cardiff City to extend Rhys Healey’s stay at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

U's under-21s beaten at Swansea

Essex County Standard: Future prospect - Colchester United are hoping to produce more talented youngsters to emulate Macauley Bonne and progress to their first team. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL

12:12pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

Colchester United's under-21s were beaten 2-0 by in-form Swansea City in their latest Professional Development League Two game.

Humes: FA Cup win has given U's extra belief

Essex County Standard:

2:00pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

Tony Humes says his Colchester United players are brimming with confidence following their FA Cup triumph over Peterborough United.

Gorkss up for U's challenge

Essex County Standard:

11:33am Tuesday 9th December 2014

Kaspars Gorkss admits he was unsure of all of his team-mates’ names when he made his Colchester United bow.

U's penalty hero Walker on verge of signing new deal

Essex County Standard:

11:00am Monday 8th December 2014

Penalty hero Sam Walker is on the verge of signing a new contract with Colchester United.

U's under-21s have selection worries for Swansea City clash

Essex County Standard:

10:02am Monday 8th December 2014

Colchester United's under-21s travel to play Swansea City in their latest Professional Development League Two game tonight.

Premier League opposition would be great for U's in FA Cup, says Humes

Essex County Standard:

12:00pm Monday 8th December 2014

Tony Humes said he would love to see his Colchester United players pit their wits against Premier League opposition in the FA Cup third round, following their dramatic win over Peterborough United.

U's hero Moncur eyes West Ham United return in FA Cup

Essex County Standard:

8:42am Monday 8th December 2014

George Moncur scored a dramatic late winner to book Colchester United’s progress in the FA Cup – and then targeted an Upton Park return in the third round.

Humes - FA Cup win was a great feeling

Essex County Standard:

8:25pm Sunday 7th December 2014

Colchester United manager Tony Humes praised his players after they booked their place in the FA Cup third round following a 1-0 win over Peterborough United.

Moncur's late winner sends U's into FA Cup third round

Essex County Standard: The FA Cup trophy on display before the first-round match between Halifax and City at The Shay

6:39pm Sunday 7th December 2014

George Moncur bagged a late winner to send Colchester United through to the FA Cup third round following a dramatic 1-0 win over League One rivals Peterborough United.

U's sign experienced defender Gorkss

Essex County Standard: REPEAT FIXTURE: Middlesbrough’s Julio Arca and QPR’s Kaspars Gorkss during the Coca- Cola Championship match at Loftus Road last December

3:44pm Sunday 7th December 2014

Colchester United have bolstered their defence with the signing of Latvian international defender Kaspars Gorkss.

Jon Waldron's views on the U's

Essex County Standard: Colchester United FC vs Oldham Athletic FC

6:00am Tuesday 2nd December 2014

WE had been warned that there may be days like this.

Fox: we're all playing for our places after Dons drubbing

Essex County Standard: Colchester United FC vs Oldham Athletic FC

9:51am Monday 1st December 2014

DAVID Fox admits the entire Colchester squad are now playing for their places after their 6-0 thrashing at MK Dons.

Shell-shocked Humes calls on his players to "stand up and be counted"

Essex County Standard: Colchester United FC vs Oldham Athletic FC

9:48am Monday 1st December 2014

SHELL-SHOCKED Colchester United boss Tony Humes has called on his players to “stand up and be counted” following their MK Dons humiliation.

Humes apologises to U's fans after Dons thrashing

Essex County Standard: Colchester United FC vs Oldham Athletic FC

5:44pm Saturday 29th November 2014

Tony Humes apologised to the travelling Colchester United fans following the U’s 6-0 defeat at MK Dons.

U's put to the sword by free-scoring Dons

Essex County Standard: Humbled - Sam Walker has been overwhelmed by the number of goodwill messages he has received from U's fans following his permanent move to Colchester United. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO83735-09)

4:57pm Saturday 29th November 2014

Colchester United were thrashed 6-0 at MK Dons this afternoon to slump to a fourth successive league defeat.

MK Dons v U's - live!

Essex County Standard: Joy - Gavin Massey celebrates his goal for Colchester United at Coventry City. Picture: WARREN PAGE

2:32pm Saturday 29th November 2014

Stay here for live updates of MK Dons v Colchester at stadiummk

Spell on the sidelines prompted Wright to call it a day

Essex County Standard: Well done - David Wright's performances have earned praise from Colchester United manager Joe Dunne.

9:00am Saturday 29th November 2014

David Wright has revealed his recent spell on the sidelines influenced his decision to leave Colchester United and hang up his boots.

Humes not concerned by U's inexperience

Essex County Standard: Gary Liddle battles with Colchester opponent Alex Gilbey

6:00am Friday 28th November 2014

Tony Humes insists he is not worried by a lack of experience in Colchester United’s youthful squad.

Clohessy: Only we can sort this out

Essex County Standard:

6:30am Friday 28th November 2014

Sean Clohessy admits Colchester United’s players must take responsibility for the club’s lowly league position.

Flynn: Magnus didn't realise how bad injury was

Essex County Standard:

2:14pm Thursday 27th November 2014

Magnus Okuonghae “thought he had been kicked” in the immediate aftermath of rupturing his Achilles tendon.

Gordon made available for loan by U's

Essex County Standard:

10:52am Thursday 27th November 2014

Ben Gordon has been made available for loan by Colchester United - less than five months after signing for the club.

Packwood sets sights on clean sheets with U's

Essex County Standard:

6:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

New signing Will Packwood has made keeping clean sheets his top priority during his time at Colchester United.

U's youngsters suffer heavy defeat against Crystal Palace

Essex County Standard: Supportive - U's youth-team coach Wayne Brown believes the club's under-18 side are being spurred on by chairman Robbie Cowling. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO72711-09)

6:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

Colchester United’s under-18s were on the wrong end of a heavy 7-2 home defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace, in their latest Professional Development League Two match.

U's sign Birmingham City defender Packwood

Essex County Standard: Colchester United FC vs Oldham Athletic FC

4:11pm Monday 24th November 2014

Colchester United have moved quickly to fill the gap left by Magnus Okuonghae's injury by signing Birmingham City defender Will Packwood on loan.

Okuonghae likely to miss the rest of the season after rupturing Achilles tendon

Essex County Standard: Happy memories - Colchester defender Magnus Okuonghae played his part in helping them claim a 2-0 win at Leyton Orient, last season. Picture: WARREN PAGE

3:52pm Monday 24th November 2014

Magnus Okuonghae could miss the rest of the season after it was confirmed he has suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Jon Waldron - my views on the U's

Essex County Standard:

6:20am Tuesday 25th November 2014

Tony Humes was rather mischievously asked in the aftermath of Colchester United's defeat against Coventry City if he might contemplate dusting off his boots, in the wake of the U's worsening defensive injury crisis.

Colchester keep pressure on leaders after confident win

Essex County Standard:

6:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

Colchester kept the pressure on London North East League One leaders Eton Manor after claiming a bonus point with a 28-10 win at Thurrock.

U's players must take more responsibility, insists Humes

Essex County Standard:

6:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

Tony Humes insists his Colchester United players cannot afford to feel sorry for themselves following their recent dip in form.

U's set to raid loan market to ease defensive crisis

Essex County Standard:

8:58am Monday 24th November 2014

Colchester United boss Tony Humes is set to raid the loan market this week with skipper Magnus Okuonghae facing a lengthy lay-off.

Lone Ranger Cole has mixed feelings after U's debut

Essex County Standard:

8:40am Monday 24th November 2014

Cole Kpekawa says he was pleased with the way he performed after making his first-ever Football League appearance for Colchester United.

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