It's the Standard Verdict - an exclusive weekly look at Colchester United

Essex County Standard:

10:00am Saturday 10th September 2011

ESSEX COUNTY STANDARD U's REPORTER SIMON SPURGEON DELIVERS HIS THOUGHTS ON Colchester United IN HIS WEEKLY COLUMN: Balance is good, right?

Any new faces have to be the right faces for Colchester United

Essex County Standard: Joe Dunne

9:40am Saturday 10th September 2011

Colchester United haven’t stopped looking for new faces – but they have to be the right faces if they are to come to the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Banter With Burns - CUSA chairman Jon Burns with his weekly thoughts on Colchester United

Essex County Standard:

9:00am Saturday 10th September 2011

COLCHESTER UNITED SUPPORTERS' ASSOCIATION CHAIRMAN JON BURNS DELIVERS HIS EXCLUSIVE WEEKLY COLUMN IN THE STANDARD WITH HIS VIEWS OF THE U's: After all of the frenzied activity leading up to transfer deadline day when this past week has had a more soothing and calmer feel about it.

Mixed feelings for Colchester United striker

Essex County Standard: Kayode Odejayi (right) congratulates his strike partner Steven Gillespie onhis goal at Scunthorpe

6:00pm Friday 9th September 2011

Kayode Odejayi admits he had mixed feelings after Colchester United’s trip to Scunthorpe.

Dunne believes fans appreciate what Colchester United are trying to achieve

Essex County Standard: Joe Dunne

11:14am Friday 9th September 2011

Joe Dunne believes Colchester United’s fans will be patient with the journey that their team is on.

Team are changes on Colchester United boss' mind

Essex County Standard: Team are changes on Colchester United boss' mind

9:00am Saturday 27th August 2011

John Ward is mulling over team changes for the visit of Oldham Athletic to the Weston Homes Community Stadium today.

Ward: we won't stop attacking

Essex County Standard: Ward: we won't stop attacking

11:26am Friday 26th August 2011

Colchester United manager John Ward isn’t ready to relinquish his team’s attacking intent.

Wordsworth would love to take centre stage for U's

Essex County Standard: Wordsworth would love to take centre stage for U's

12:28pm Friday 8th July 2011

Anthony Wordsworth would love to be Colchester United’s middleman this season.

Cowling: My vision for the U's - an Essex County Standard special report

Essex County Standard: Cowling: My vision for the U's - an Essex County Standard special report

2:32pm Thursday 30th June 2011

The Essex County Standard continues its two-part exclusive interview with Colchester United chairman Robbie Cowling.

Cowling: My vision for the U's - an Essex County Standard special report

Essex County Standard: Cowling: My vision for the U's - an Essex County Standard special report

3:00pm Thursday 23rd June 2011

Big changes are being made at Colchester United and chairman Robbie Cowling has spoken exclusively to the Essex County Standard about his vision for the club.

Burns backs Colchester United's openness over playing budget

Essex County Standard:

12:52pm Friday 27th May 2011

Colchester United Supporters’ Association chairman Jon Burns has backed chairman Robbie Cowling’s call for U’s fans to show their loyalty to their club.

Henderson closing in on new U's deal

Essex County Standard: Henderson closing in on new U's deal

10:37am Friday 6th May 2011

IAN Henderson insists Colchester United are where he wants to be and he hopes to have his signature on a new contract soon.

It's the Standard Verdict - an exclusive weekly look at Colchester United

Essex County Standard:

11:00am Saturday 2nd April 2011

ESSEX COUNTY STANDARD U's REPORTER SIMON SPURGEON DELIVERS HIS THOUGHTS ON Colchester United IN HIS WEEKLY COLUMN:

Colchester United looking to exploit any nervousness from Owls'

Essex County Standard: Colchester United looking to exploit any nervousness from Owls'

9:00am Saturday 2nd April 2011

John Ward wants his Colchester United team to exploit any sense of unease among Sheffield Wednesday’s players and fans on their trip to Hillsborough.

Banter With Burns - CUSA chairman Jon Burns with his weekly thoughts on Colchester United

Essex County Standard:

11:20am Saturday 2nd April 2011

COLCHESTER UNITED SUPPORTERS' ASSOCIATION CHAIRMAN JON BURNS DELIVERS HIS EXCLUSIVE WEEKLY COLUMN IN THE STANDARD WITH HIS VIEWS OF THE U's:

More to come from Colchester United's strike partnership

Essex County Standard: More to come from Colchester United's strike partnership

3:00pm Friday 1st April 2011

Steven Gillespie feels Colchester United’s fans can expect to see more from his strike partnership with David Mooney.

Colchester United boss under no pressure to play loanees

Essex County Standard: Colchester United boss under no pressure to play loanees

9:49am Friday 1st April 2011

Colchester United manager John Ward says he is under no pressure to put loan players into his starting line-up as he ponders his team for tomorrow’s trip to Sheffield Wednesday.

It's the Standard Verdict - an exclusive weekly look at Colchester United

Essex County Standard:

11:00am Saturday 26th March 2011

ESSEX COUNTY STANDARD U's REPORTER SIMON SPURGEON DELIVERS HIS THOUGHTS ON Colchester United IN HIS WEEKLY COLUMN:

Ward: we'll keep our attacking intent

Essex County Standard: Ward: we'll keep our attaching intent

9:00am Saturday 26th March 2011

Colchester United won’t be going ‘gung-ho’ in their search for wins, but manager John Ward feels his team has little to lose by continuing with their attacking intent for the remainder of the season.

Banter With Burns - CUSA chairman Jon Burns with his weekly thoughts on Colchester United

Essex County Standard:

11:00am Saturday 26th March 2011

COLCHESTER UNITED SUPPORTERS' ASSOCIATION CHAIRMAN JON BURNS DELIVERS HIS EXCLUSIVE WEEKLY COLUMN IN THE STANDARD WITH HIS VIEWS OF THE U's:

Ward understands Colchester United budget trimming

Essex County Standard: Ward: Colchester's players and fans must stand up and be counted

11:03am Friday 25th March 2011

Colchester United manager John Ward says he has no problem with working with a reduced playing budget next year.

It's the Standard Verdict - an exclusive weekly look at Colchester United

Essex County Standard:

11:00am Saturday 19th March 2011

ESSEX COUNTY STANDARD U's REPORTER SIMON SPURGEON DELIVERS HIS THOUGHTS ON Colchester United IN HIS WEEKLY COLUMN:

Kem: the pressure is greater now Colchester United have slipped

Essex County Standard: Kem: the pressure is greater now Colchester United have slipped

9:00am Saturday 19th March 2011

Colchester United’s slip away from the race for a League One play-off place in recent weeks has increased the pressure on players, according to skipper Kem Izzet.

Banter With Burns - CUSA chairman Jon Burns with his weekly thoughts on Colchester United

Essex County Standard:

11:10am Saturday 19th March 2011

COLCHESTER UNITED SUPPORTERS' ASSOCIATION CHAIRMAN JON BURNS DELIVERS HIS EXCLUSIVE WEEKLY COLUMN IN THE STANDARD WITH HIS VIEWS OF THE U's:

Time off was necessary boost for Colchester United players

Essex County Standard: A night to forget - Colchester United midfielder Anthony Wordsworth shows his frustration during his side's 1-0 defeat at Dagenham and Redbridge. Picture: WARREN PAGE

10:23am Friday 18th March 2011

John Ward is hoping that his Colchester United players will reap the benefits of having some rest this week.

U's sign New Zealand international Smith

Essex County Standard: New recruit - Colchester United have signed Ipswich Town centre-back Tommy Smith on loan until the end of the season.

11:00am Thursday 17th March 2011

Colchester United have boosted their defensive options today with the loan signing of New Zealand international Tommy Smith from rivals Ipswich Town until the end of the season.

Ward - U's paid a big price

7:26pm Saturday 12th March 2011

Colchester United manager John Ward admitted his side paid a big price for not taking their chances in the second half.

Baldock hat-trick condemns U's to third successive loss

5:00pm Saturday 12th March 2011

Colchester United suffered their third successive defeat this afternoon when they were beaten 3-1 by MK Dons.

It's the Standard Verdict - an exclusive weekly look at Colchester United

Essex County Standard:

11:00am Saturday 12th March 2011

ESSEX COUNTY STANDARD U's REPORTER SIMON SPURGEON DELIVERS HIS THOUGHTS ON Colchester United IN HIS WEEKLY COLUMN: I’m convinced that there’s a conspiracy of silence going on at my daughter’s school.

Henderson: we won't give up on the uphill task

Essex County Standard: Henderson: we won't give up on the uphill task

9:00am Saturday 12th March 2011

It may look like an uphill task, but Ian Henderson insists Colchester United’s players will not be giving up on their goal of making the npower League One play-offs this year.

Banter With Burns - CUSA chairman Jon Burns with his weekly thoughts on Colchester United

Essex County Standard:

11:00am Saturday 12th March 2011

COLCHESTER UNITED SUPPORTERS' ASSOCIATION CHAIRMAN JON BURNS DELIVERS HIS EXCLUSIVE WEEKLY COLUMN IN THE STANDARD WITH HIS VIEWS OF THE U's: IT’S been a tough week for the U’s supporters – and that’s an understatement.

Contracts are offered to Colchester United players

Essex County Standard:

4:00pm Friday 11th March 2011

Colchester United have been continuing the job of offering new contracts to players this week.

Wilson may feature as Colchester United face the Dons

Essex County Standard: Wilson may feature as Colchester United face the Dons

1:00pm Friday 11th March 2011

JOHN Ward said he had been boosted after seeing right-back Brian Wilson return to action.

Burns: Ward is the right man to be leading Colchester United

Essex County Standard: Burns: Ward is the right man to be leading Colchester United

11:42am Friday 11th March 2011

John Ward is the right man to be leading Colchester United’s push for the Championship.

Former U's skipper Stewart passes away

12:13pm Monday 7th March 2011

Colchester United are mourning the loss of their former captain, Reg Stewart.

It's the Standard Verdict - an exclusive weekly look at Colchester United

Essex County Standard:

11:00am Saturday 5th March 2011

ESSEX COUNTY STANDARD U's REPORTER SIMON SPURGEON DELIVERS HIS THOUGHTS ON Colchester United IN HIS WEEKLY COLUMN: If ever there was a week that summed up Colchester United’s season, the one just gone must surely be it.

Odejayi knows his job is about more than just scoring goals

Essex County Standard: Colchester's players mob Kayode Odejayi following his strike that won the game for the U's at Bristol Rovers.

10:00am Saturday 5th March 2011

As a striker, Kayode Odejayi knows he is judged first and foremost by the goals he scores for Colchester United, but he is also conscious of his responibilities as a team player.

Banter With Burns - CUSA chairman Jon Burns with his weekly thoughts on Colchester United

Essex County Standard:

11:00am Saturday 5th March 2011

COLCHESTER UNITED SUPPORTERS' ASSOCIATION CHAIRMAN JON BURNS DELIVERS HIS EXCLUSIVE WEEKLY COLUMN IN THE STANDARD WITH HIS VIEWS OF THE U's: The U’s supporters have been putting the miles in over the last week with our West Country excursions.

Ward: Colchester's players and fans must stand up and be counted

Essex County Standard: Ward: Colchester's players and fans must stand up and be counted

10:19am Friday 4th March 2011

Colchester United manager John Ward is calling on his team and the club’s fans to rise to the challenge when Southampton visit tomorrow.

It's the Standard Verdict - an exclusive weekly look at Colchester United

Essex County Standard:

11:00am Saturday 26th February 2011

ESSEX COUNTY STANDARD U's REPORTER SIMON SPURGEON DELIVERS HIS THOUGHTS ON Colchester United IN HIS WEEKLY COLUMN:

Relegation battlers pose their own threat to Colchester United

Essex County Standard: Relegation battlers pose their own threat to Colchester United

9:30am Saturday 26th February 2011

The problem of how to beat sides scrapping for their lives will have been occupying the thoughts of Colchester United’s players on their long trip to the West Country.

Banter With Burns - CUSA chairman Jon Burns with his weekly thoughts on Colchester United

Essex County Standard:

11:30am Saturday 26th February 2011

COLCHESTER UNITED SUPPORTERS' ASSOCIATION CHAIRMAN JON BURNS DELIVERS HIS EXCLUSIVE WEEKLY COLUMN IN THE STANDARD WITH HIS VIEWS OF THE U's:

Gillespie returns to Colchester United duty

Essex County Standard: Gillespie returns to Colchester United duty

3:00pm Friday 25th February 2011

Colchester United striker Steven Gillsepie has recovered from the hamstring injury that has sidelined him for the last three games.

Colchester will head west on the front foot

Essex County Standard: Colchester will head west on the front foot

9:28am Friday 25th February 2011

John Ward will be demanding more of the same from his Colchester United team on their extended stay in the West Country.

O'Toole set to play for U's against San Jose Earthquakes

8:51am Wednesday 23rd February 2011

John-Joe O'Toole is set to make a long-awaited comeback for Colchester United this lunchtime when their reserves take on Major League Soccer side San Jose Earthquakes in a behind-closed-doors friendly.

Ward - draw was a fair result for U's

10:17pm Tuesday 22nd February 2011

John Ward admitted neither team deserved to lose after watching his Colchester United side play out an entertaining 1-1 draw with Peterborough United.

U's share the spoils with Posh

9:40pm Tuesday 22nd February 2011

Colchester United played out a 1-1 draw with Peterborough United at London Road tonight.

It's the Standard Verdict - an exclusive weekly look at Colchester United

Essex County Standard:

11:00am Saturday 19th February 2011

ESSEX COUNTY STANDARD U's REPORTER SIMON SPURGEON DELIVERS HIS THOUGHTS ON Colchester United IN HIS WEEKLY COLUMN: The Wizard of Oz remains a cinematic favourite among the younger generation of the Spurgeon household.

Ward looking at Colchester United's conversion rate

Essex County Standard: Ward looking at Colchester United's conversion rate

9:00am Saturday 19th February 2011

While he has no problem with the amount of chances his team are creating, Colchester United boss John Ward wants to see them get more clinical in front of goal.

Banter With Burns - CUSA chairman Jon Burns with his weekly thoughts on Colchester United

Essex County Standard:

11:00am Saturday 19th February 2011

COLCHESTER UNITED SUPPORTERS' ASSOCIATION CHAIRMAN JON BURNS DELIVERS HIS EXCLUSIVE WEEKLY COLUMN IN THE STANDARD WITH HIS VIEWS OF THE U's: It's one of those hard weeks when you sit at the keyboard trying to think of good stuff to write.


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