Defiant Dunne is sticking by his principles

Essex County Standard: Strong feeling - Joe Dunne is standing by his philosophies as Colchester United manager. Strong feeling - Joe Dunne is standing by his philosophies as Colchester United manager.

Joe Dunne has insisted he will not abandon his football principles in the wake of Colchester United’s losing run.

Dunne admitted he was left contemplating his future as U’s boss in the aftermath of his side’s defeat against fellow strugglers Scunthorpe United.

However, he has since been given the full support of chairman Robbie Cowling, who has backed him to turn Colchester’s fortunes around.

Dunne said he does not regret what he said in the minutes that followed the U’s loss against Scunthorpe last Saturday, their ninth defeat in a row.

And he is adamant that he will not shift from his philosophy of seeing Colchester play free-flowing football - at every level.

Dunne said: “I stand by what I said - I feel very strongly about what I want to bring to the football club.

“I believe what I’m trying to do is right, as it’s the future of football over the next ten years."

See Wednesday's Gazette for more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, including an interview with new U's signing Billy Clifford.

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10:13am Wed 16 Jan 13

totallyfootball says...

Would be good if he could inform the faithful of what those principles are and what his philosophy regarding the game really is because it has not come through in the last nine games? Either he is not coming across clear enough to the players or like most changing rooms at every level there is the usual handful who think they know it all already?
Would be good if he could inform the faithful of what those principles are and what his philosophy regarding the game really is because it has not come through in the last nine games? Either he is not coming across clear enough to the players or like most changing rooms at every level there is the usual handful who think they know it all already? totallyfootball

10:16am Wed 16 Jan 13

Surb says...

Goodluck Dunne. I still believe you can keep us in this league we are just going through a bad form and luck defensively isn't going our way.
Goodluck Dunne. I still believe you can keep us in this league we are just going through a bad form and luck defensively isn't going our way. Surb

11:42am Wed 16 Jan 13

Blue & White Robbo says...

I think it's clear what Joe is trying to do. flowing football which is good to watch to bring the crowds back.

He obviously knows there are not the players capable of doing this already there hence the volume of loan players to see which can perform to his plan.

The 'dead wood' as we call it will be moving on in due course, I can't see anyone coming in to buy them so it's waiting until their contract expires.

The rot goes back to Boothroyd I feel, remember how shocking the play was then. At least Ward tried to play more but became too negative or 'safe'

I know it hurts at the moment, no one likes to see our team lose, and it will take time to get it right.

Modern attitudes of players don't help. I was always told to do what my manager asked, now it's all about massaging fragile temprements.

Keep the faith, after all, Joe is 'one of us'. i for one think and hope he will turn this round and we can all look forward to a rosy future, success and good football.

Up the U's
I think it's clear what Joe is trying to do. flowing football which is good to watch to bring the crowds back. He obviously knows there are not the players capable of doing this already there hence the volume of loan players to see which can perform to his plan. The 'dead wood' as we call it will be moving on in due course, I can't see anyone coming in to buy them so it's waiting until their contract expires. The rot goes back to Boothroyd I feel, remember how shocking the play was then. At least Ward tried to play more but became too negative or 'safe' I know it hurts at the moment, no one likes to see our team lose, and it will take time to get it right. Modern attitudes of players don't help. I was always told to do what my manager asked, now it's all about massaging fragile temprements. Keep the faith, after all, Joe is 'one of us'. i for one think and hope he will turn this round and we can all look forward to a rosy future, success and good football. Up the U's Blue & White Robbo

11:58am Wed 16 Jan 13

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

There is nothing wrong with your philosophy on the game and the way you want to play Joe but, you dont have the experienced players to be able to pull it off successfully. End of!
There is nothing wrong with your philosophy on the game and the way you want to play Joe but, you dont have the experienced players to be able to pull it off successfully. End of! BlueandWhiteBaz

12:00pm Wed 16 Jan 13

totallyfootball says...

Blue & White Robbo wrote:
I think it's clear what Joe is trying to do. flowing football which is good to watch to bring the crowds back.

He obviously knows there are not the players capable of doing this already there hence the volume of loan players to see which can perform to his plan.

The 'dead wood' as we call it will be moving on in due course, I can't see anyone coming in to buy them so it's waiting until their contract expires.

The rot goes back to Boothroyd I feel, remember how shocking the play was then. At least Ward tried to play more but became too negative or 'safe'

I know it hurts at the moment, no one likes to see our team lose, and it will take time to get it right.

Modern attitudes of players don't help. I was always told to do what my manager asked, now it's all about massaging fragile temprements.

Keep the faith, after all, Joe is 'one of us'. i for one think and hope he will turn this round and we can all look forward to a rosy future, success and good football.

Up the U's
Good post, I share your optimism but we need something to happen and soon. If I were boss I would chuck the youngsters in now, it works for me and the olden's either perk up or p off? I know people are going to say that we will still have to pay them but in the short term it will sort the wheat out from the chaff and we will see who truly wants it at the club.
[quote][p][bold]Blue & White Robbo[/bold] wrote: I think it's clear what Joe is trying to do. flowing football which is good to watch to bring the crowds back. He obviously knows there are not the players capable of doing this already there hence the volume of loan players to see which can perform to his plan. The 'dead wood' as we call it will be moving on in due course, I can't see anyone coming in to buy them so it's waiting until their contract expires. The rot goes back to Boothroyd I feel, remember how shocking the play was then. At least Ward tried to play more but became too negative or 'safe' I know it hurts at the moment, no one likes to see our team lose, and it will take time to get it right. Modern attitudes of players don't help. I was always told to do what my manager asked, now it's all about massaging fragile temprements. Keep the faith, after all, Joe is 'one of us'. i for one think and hope he will turn this round and we can all look forward to a rosy future, success and good football. Up the U's[/p][/quote]Good post, I share your optimism but we need something to happen and soon. If I were boss I would chuck the youngsters in now, it works for me and the olden's either perk up or p off? I know people are going to say that we will still have to pay them but in the short term it will sort the wheat out from the chaff and we will see who truly wants it at the club. totallyfootball

12:27pm Wed 16 Jan 13

lollardknight says...

The Players are letting Joe and the club down, more effort and lets have more long range shots, colu don't seem to pressure defences or keepers......more shots please! Keep playing football JD and the results will change.
Up the U's!
The Players are letting Joe and the club down, more effort and lets have more long range shots, colu don't seem to pressure defences or keepers......more shots please! Keep playing football JD and the results will change. Up the U's! lollardknight

10:11am Thu 17 Jan 13

Surb says...

Yeah exactly, I don't know why players are scared to do a long range shot, its simple if you can't get through the defensive why not try a long shot.
Will get the crowd going too.
Yeah exactly, I don't know why players are scared to do a long range shot, its simple if you can't get through the defensive why not try a long shot. Will get the crowd going too. Surb

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