U's to face Charlton in Capital One Cup

Returning home - U's number two Mark Kinsella will return to the Valley after Colchester were drawn to play Charlton Athletic in the Capital One Cup first round.

Returning home - U's number two Mark Kinsella will return to the Valley after Colchester were drawn to play Charlton Athletic in the Capital One Cup first round.

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Colchester United will travel to play Championship side Charlton Athletic in the first round of this season's Capital One Cup.

The U's will travel to play the Addicks at the Valley, where they could face former players Johnnie Jackson and Lawrie Wilson.

It will also mean a return to south London for U's assistant manager Mark Kinsella, who made more than 200 appearances for them during a successful six-year stint at the club.

The two clubs meet in a pre-season friendly at the Weston Homes Community Stadium on Wednesday, July 30.

The U's fell at the first hurdle in the competition last season when they were beaten 5-1 at home by League One rivals Peterborough United, at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Colchester will learn who they will face on the opening day of the League One season tomorrow morning, when the new league fixture list is released at 9am.

For all of the latest Colchester United news, see the Daily Gazette.

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10:46am Tue 17 Jun 14

Shrubendlad says...

There s nearly 2 months to prepare for this and avoid another "1st Round Dunne".
The friendly should allow Kinsella and his father in law to sit in the Charlton dugout get that out of their systems.
We have to win these Cup games to bring support back to the Club.
There s nearly 2 months to prepare for this and avoid another "1st Round Dunne". The friendly should allow Kinsella and his father in law to sit in the Charlton dugout get that out of their systems. We have to win these Cup games to bring support back to the Club. Shrubendlad
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11:43am Tue 17 Jun 14

Ontheball says...

Another 1st Round exit on the cards then. They even have a planned friendly to sus each other out before this game takes place.
Another 1st Round exit on the cards then. They even have a planned friendly to sus each other out before this game takes place. Ontheball
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12:22pm Tue 17 Jun 14

pipedown says...

Reckon we could get a result here. Charlton aren't all that. These days they are just feeder team full of foreign players, with a change of manager every couple of months. Jackson is their only decent quality player now Ben Hamer has left, and the young guys from Belgium (or wherever) need a lot of work. The guys are probably aware that our cup performances are abysmal so (you'd hope) they'd have a keen eye on this one just to get a Premier League club in the next round. Plus....last time we were at The Valley Steven Gillespie scored with his back side....so ANYTHINGS possible.
Reckon we could get a result here. Charlton aren't all that. These days they are just feeder team full of foreign players, with a change of manager every couple of months. Jackson is their only decent quality player now Ben Hamer has left, and the young guys from Belgium (or wherever) need a lot of work. The guys are probably aware that our cup performances are abysmal so (you'd hope) they'd have a keen eye on this one just to get a Premier League club in the next round. Plus....last time we were at The Valley Steven Gillespie scored with his back side....so ANYTHINGS possible. pipedown
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12:40pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Shrubendlad says...

We are all guilty of being wise after years of mistakes.
£400,000 wasted on Gillespie would pay for indoor/weatherproofi
ng facities.
The key issue now is to get the results in-unbelievable last year that Orient relied on Mooney and Lisbie to stay near the top all season.
We are all guilty of being wise after years of mistakes. £400,000 wasted on Gillespie would pay for indoor/weatherproofi ng facities. The key issue now is to get the results in-unbelievable last year that Orient relied on Mooney and Lisbie to stay near the top all season. Shrubendlad
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2:16pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Arthur Fonzarelli says...

pipedown wrote:
Reckon we could get a result here. Charlton aren't all that. These days they are just feeder team full of foreign players, with a change of manager every couple of months. Jackson is their only decent quality player now Ben Hamer has left, and the young guys from Belgium (or wherever) need a lot of work. The guys are probably aware that our cup performances are abysmal so (you'd hope) they'd have a keen eye on this one just to get a Premier League club in the next round. Plus....last time we were at The Valley Steven Gillespie scored with his back side....so ANYTHINGS possible.
I think you ought to check out your facts, Charlton's team towards the end of last season were half full of former academy players. Hamer has gone but will be replaced by another academy player. Jackson has been useful but far from being their most effective player.
I think Colchester can win but Charlton are a Championship side with little debt and an average crowd of 16000 ish....I'm sure most Colchester fans would prefer to be in that position.
[quote][p][bold]pipedown[/bold] wrote: Reckon we could get a result here. Charlton aren't all that. These days they are just feeder team full of foreign players, with a change of manager every couple of months. Jackson is their only decent quality player now Ben Hamer has left, and the young guys from Belgium (or wherever) need a lot of work. The guys are probably aware that our cup performances are abysmal so (you'd hope) they'd have a keen eye on this one just to get a Premier League club in the next round. Plus....last time we were at The Valley Steven Gillespie scored with his back side....so ANYTHINGS possible.[/p][/quote]I think you ought to check out your facts, Charlton's team towards the end of last season were half full of former academy players. Hamer has gone but will be replaced by another academy player. Jackson has been useful but far from being their most effective player. I think Colchester can win but Charlton are a Championship side with little debt and an average crowd of 16000 ish....I'm sure most Colchester fans would prefer to be in that position. Arthur Fonzarelli
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4:59pm Wed 18 Jun 14

thillewe says...

Just as long we don't get hammered, I would rather go out in first round & have a good league season then will & struggle all season.
#longhardseason
Just as long we don't get hammered, I would rather go out in first round & have a good league season then will & struggle all season. #longhardseason thillewe
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