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    crazy comments wrote:
    BlueandWhiteBaz wrote:
    Even the chairman admits it will be another relegation fighting season. No ambition is right other than to flood the first team with academy players. Yet again there is unlikely to be any cup run to help boost the following years budget. As honest as the chairman's statement is, it's going to be a big turnoff for several supporters. The reality is the club are going to mirror the town, a place easily forgotten and a complete nonentity.
    Come on Baz things were pretty awful at times I know last season , but with a few bits of the dead wood now moved out, and if a few more talented young players can be bought in,then things could change for the better next season. You only have to look at the amount of clubs shipping out players that most teams will not be as strong as some of the bigger fish in the league.

    We have all said our piece, and its obvious Joe will still be our manager come start next season. If Joe Dunne can get in a good centre back and front man it could just make the difference.
    Crazy, it was not just last season was it that things have been bad, the club hasn't got going since it's been at the stadium. I'm just well hacked off with it to be honest and I feel it isn't going to change! Don't think the club have even been bothered with putting together a decent cup run to generate enthusiasm in the whole time we've been at cuckoo farm."
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U's supremo is full of praise for hard-working Dunne

Delighted - U's chairman Robbie Cowling says manager Joe Dunne is the hardest-working manager he has ever worked with. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO47693-42)

Delighted - U's chairman Robbie Cowling says manager Joe Dunne is the hardest-working manager he has ever worked with. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO47693-42)

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Robbie Cowling has hailed tireless Joe Dunne for keeping Colchester United in League One for another year.

But the U’s chairman admits he is braced for another testing campaign next season, in the wake of further budget cuts.

Cowling has worked with Geraint Williams, Paul Lambert, Aidy Boothroyd and John Ward during his seven-year spell at the U’s helm.

But he regards current Colchester boss Dunne as the hardest-working of those managers.

And ahead of the club’s glitzy awards dinner at the Weston Homes Community Stadium tonight, Cowling feels a well-earned rest for the Irishman is long overdue.

“I’m absolutely delighted for Joe,” said Cowling, who saw Colchester secure a 16th-place league finish this season.

“He’s the hardest-working manager I’ve ever worked with and it’s been the same again, this year.

“I want Joe to now take a good couple of weeks off, where he doesn’t think about it at all.

“I know that he doesn’t find it easy fighting a relegation battle with Colchester.

“But at the moment, that’s where we are and I’m sure it would be the same with any other manager."

For more on this story and all of the other latest Colchester United news, see Friday's Daily Gazette.

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