Colchester United news

Friday, May 20, 2016
Marvin Sordell, who has been released by Colchester United

Colchester United have released a number of high-profile players, including striker Marvin Sordell and fellow front-runner Darren Ambrose.

George Moncur sums up Colchester United's woeful last season, although he did end up as the U's highest scorer with 14 goals in all, and 12 in the league

Colchester United are facing up to life back in the fourth tier, for the first time in 18 years, following a dismal relegation campaign.

George Moncur

League One outfits Charlton Athletic and Swindon Town have stepped up their quests to sign Colchester United midfielder George Moncur.

James Bransgrove

James Bransgrove, who made a surprise debut for Colchester United on the final day of the season, in unusual circumstances, very nearly gave up his dream of becoming a goalkeeper during his mid-teens.

George Moncur, scoring from the penalty spot at Crewe

Colchester United’s classy midfielder, George Moncur, looks set to leave the League Two club this summer.

Tony Humes

Colchester United, a club steeped in past glories and past disappointments, can get in the blood, and it’s certainly in the blood of Tony Humes.

Steve Ball

New assistant manager, Steve Ball, in charge on a caretaker basis for one game, presided over a narrow 2-1 home defeat to Rochdale this afternoon.

New assistant manager, Steve Ball, who will take charge of the U's today

Colchester United will be keen to end a traumatic season on a positive note, preferably with a win, against Rochdale this lunchtime (kick-off 12.30pm).

Episode 15 of Sleeping Giants

This week on Sleeping Giants, we discuss the rise of Braintree Town, have our say on Ipswich Town’s new kit and discuss John McGreal’s new role at Colchester.

John McGreal has been appointed as Colchester United's First Team Coach.
L-R Tony Hulme,Robbie Cowling,John McGreal.

Carl Marston spoke to new Colchester United boss John McGreal, as well as chairman Robbie Cowling, following this afternoon’s announcement.

John McGreal, the new manager of Colchester United

John McGreal has been appointed the new first team coach of Colchester United.

John McGreal, a bookmakers' favourite to be the new Colchester United manager

Colchester United will be unveiling their new manager tomorrow afternoon, and John McGreal has emerged as a hot favourite with the bookmakers.

Tom Lapslie's diving injury time header leveled the scores at 2-2 against Barnsley.

Pint-sized Colchester United midfielder Tom Lapslie only stands at 5ft 6ins, so it’s quite remarkable that the 20-year-old’s first three senior goals have all been headers.

David Wright

Colchester United caretaker boss David Wright was delighted with the way his side persevered to earn an unlikely point at Barnsley this afternoon, in a 2-2 draw.

U's and me

Carl Marston has never really recovered from his first game as a Colchester United reporter, when keeper Ron Green went walkabout once too often (twice actually) in a crazy 4-4 draw against Rochdale in 1992. But he is still following the U’s… Follow him on twitter @Carl_Marston

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