Dunne left hurting after U's defeat

Essex County Standard: Disappointed - U's boss Joe Dunne was left dejected after seeing his side lose 3-2 at Crewe Alexandra. Disappointed - U's boss Joe Dunne was left dejected after seeing his side lose 3-2 at Crewe Alexandra.

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne admitted he was left hurting after seeing his side surrender a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 at Crewe Alexandra.

Goals from Freddie Sears and Ian Henderson inside the first half hour had put the U’s in charge, at Gresty Road.

But strikes from Lauri Dalla Valle, Luke Murphy and Mathias Pogba gave the Railwaymen victory and condemned Colchester to a third successive defeat.

Dunne said: “I’m hurt and this is the worst I’ve felt after a game.

“It was a situation where we were comfortable and it seems to be when we concede the first goal.

“We felt aggrieved by the first goal because we thought it might have been offside but they’ve had two other opportunities after that where they’ve scored.

“We were left chasing the game again after being in a good position and it seems to be a habit at the moment but the players have got to keep going.

“The commitment and effort is all there and we showed good quality moments but maybe we got too comfortable, in terms of being in charge of the game.

“We need to look at it closely and we need to bounce back.”

For a full match report, pictures and reaction to Colchester’s defeat at Crewe, see Monday’s Gazette.

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10:24pm Sun 11 Nov 12

mojo51 says...

Joe Dunne may be hurting but he now needs to make drastic changes to our defence. The defence at present is so woefully inept at actually defending.
Would like to see Rose, Wilson and Magnus dropped.
Rose – Puts a good ball into the box and takes an excellent free kick. I am sure that is why he is in the team rather than actually being able to defend. Basically he is not a defender but maybe at best a defensive midfielder? Bombs forward and leaves a hole that most teams take advantage of. Lets players run past him far too easily. Too slow.
Wilson – Another who bombs forward and leaves us wanting at the back. Needs to put in a tackle earlier rather than letting the player get into the box before the last ditch kamikaze tackle. His performances this season have been poor compared to when he first arrived.
Magnus – What some fans see in him I just do not know! The ‘ROCK’ more like the ‘BALSA WOOD’ of defenders. Absolutely hapless at set piece marking and if anyone runs at him he just does not know what to do. It seems he is meant to be the playmaker from defence to get us started but all I ever see is him hitting the ball hard upfield. He has not got a footballing brain. Maybe after Saturdays game basketball would be best? What was he thinking of.
I would like to see Joe try Coker in at Left back, White or Duguid in at Right Back and anyone who can actually defend in at centre back beside young Eastman.
Up the U's
Joe Dunne may be hurting but he now needs to make drastic changes to our defence. The defence at present is so woefully inept at actually defending. Would like to see Rose, Wilson and Magnus dropped. Rose – Puts a good ball into the box and takes an excellent free kick. I am sure that is why he is in the team rather than actually being able to defend. Basically he is not a defender but maybe at best a defensive midfielder? Bombs forward and leaves a hole that most teams take advantage of. Lets players run past him far too easily. Too slow. Wilson – Another who bombs forward and leaves us wanting at the back. Needs to put in a tackle earlier rather than letting the player get into the box before the last ditch kamikaze tackle. His performances this season have been poor compared to when he first arrived. Magnus – What some fans see in him I just do not know! The ‘ROCK’ more like the ‘BALSA WOOD’ of defenders. Absolutely hapless at set piece marking and if anyone runs at him he just does not know what to do. It seems he is meant to be the playmaker from defence to get us started but all I ever see is him hitting the ball hard upfield. He has not got a footballing brain. Maybe after Saturdays game basketball would be best? What was he thinking of. I would like to see Joe try Coker in at Left back, White or Duguid in at Right Back and anyone who can actually defend in at centre back beside young Eastman. Up the U's mojo51

10:55pm Sun 11 Nov 12

25414nora says...

Joe, I think many U's fans share your hurt and frustration with the latest bad result at Crewe. Like your predesessor you can only put out what you think is your strongest side on the day.
If I could make one critticism, I would say the team has become too predictable, It doesn't take long for the opposition coach to suss-out, and react to our strength's and our weaknesses. This may be why we tend to fade, and become less effective as the game unfolds.
Maybe if the wingmen swapped wings (second half) or we slightly changed our formation, this may confuse the opposition to our advantage..Just my observation..
Joe, I think many U's fans share your hurt and frustration with the latest bad result at Crewe. Like your predesessor you can only put out what you think is your strongest side on the day. If I could make one critticism, I would say the team has become too predictable, It doesn't take long for the opposition coach to suss-out, and react to our strength's and our weaknesses. This may be why we tend to fade, and become less effective as the game unfolds. Maybe if the wingmen swapped wings (second half) or we slightly changed our formation, this may confuse the opposition to our advantage..Just my observation.. 25414nora

10:12am Mon 12 Nov 12

Surb says...

I agree with both of the above comments. Second half should be of change. As it is very obvious that the opposition manager will change their squad if they are losing two nil. So maybe like Nora said change the wings, or play out wide or play middle football. Also I too think Coker and John white need to replace the two full backs which we have as they are not good at defending. Maybe also see Magnus dropped too. He is not the "beast" we all saw last year and even the year before.
I agree with both of the above comments. Second half should be of change. As it is very obvious that the opposition manager will change their squad if they are losing two nil. So maybe like Nora said change the wings, or play out wide or play middle football. Also I too think Coker and John white need to replace the two full backs which we have as they are not good at defending. Maybe also see Magnus dropped too. He is not the "beast" we all saw last year and even the year before. Surb

4:43pm Mon 12 Nov 12

crazy comments says...

25414nora wrote:
Joe, I think many U's fans share your hurt and frustration with the latest bad result at Crewe. Like your predesessor you can only put out what you think is your strongest side on the day. If I could make one critticism, I would say the team has become too predictable, It doesn't take long for the opposition coach to suss-out, and react to our strength's and our weaknesses. This may be why we tend to fade, and become less effective as the game unfolds. Maybe if the wingmen swapped wings (second half) or we slightly changed our formation, this may confuse the opposition to our advantage..Just my observation..
Nora were on the same playing field on this one. Your 100% right in saying we need to change the formation now again as it becomes predictable.
Today in the East Anglian Ian Henderson mentions that the Crewe manager changed his teams tactics for the 2nd half. Its not a moan or criticizing in any way but Joe did say he would have plan B if necessary if it meant winning in any way. Up the U;s win or lose
[quote][p][bold]25414nora[/bold] wrote: Joe, I think many U's fans share your hurt and frustration with the latest bad result at Crewe. Like your predesessor you can only put out what you think is your strongest side on the day. If I could make one critticism, I would say the team has become too predictable, It doesn't take long for the opposition coach to suss-out, and react to our strength's and our weaknesses. This may be why we tend to fade, and become less effective as the game unfolds. Maybe if the wingmen swapped wings (second half) or we slightly changed our formation, this may confuse the opposition to our advantage..Just my observation..[/p][/quote]Nora were on the same playing field on this one. Your 100% right in saying we need to change the formation now again as it becomes predictable. Today in the East Anglian Ian Henderson mentions that the Crewe manager changed his teams tactics for the 2nd half. Its not a moan or criticizing in any way but Joe did say he would have plan B if necessary if it meant winning in any way. Up the U;s win or lose crazy comments

10:11pm Tue 13 Nov 12

super waluigi says...

Funny thing is, and I don't want to talk about John ward too much since he has gone but ward played defensive at 1-0 and we lost, dunne plays attack at 2-0 and we still lose!!!!!
Funny thing is, and I don't want to talk about John ward too much since he has gone but ward played defensive at 1-0 and we lost, dunne plays attack at 2-0 and we still lose!!!!! super waluigi

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