18/19 - Colchester (A) Match Thread

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23 Feb 2019 20:47 - 23 Feb 2019 20:48 #51 by crunchblue
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bluebry wrote: I don't know about anybody else but if we make the play-offs after the pre-season we had and the managerial changes then I'm going to be one happy bunny. This talk of automatic promotion is cloud cookoo land stuff!


It may be cloud cuckoo now but it wasn’t a few weeks ago.

If Pressley turns it around we could go on another 6 game winning run for all we know, then we’d be very much back in the automatic mix. Results need to turn around soon though.
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23 Feb 2019 20:51 #52 by newcarlislefan
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Yes, I agree with that. We started the season with a paper thin squad. A few injuries and we ended up not scoring at home for 78 years.
Both Sheridan and Pressley have been given tough hands to play and it's great credit to all the players and staff for getting us to where we are now.
The pre-season and thin squad could still come back to haunt us but at least we are in there with a shout.

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23 Feb 2019 21:05 #53 by CCU
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Next 5 games:

Draw at Newport and Forest Green, and win the 3 Home games, and that’d be 11pts from 15 available. We’d be on 64pts and bang in the mix with 7 games to go (It would also give Pressley a 5-4-2 record too).

It’s not beyond the impossible by any means, and more than achievable...

Win or Lose, Up The Blues!

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23 Feb 2019 21:53 #54 by lummy8
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newcarlislefan wrote:

Markovitch wrote: O'hare and scougall looked lively today. Slater had another largely anonymous day and Cullen did nothing. Grainger was very quiet as well.
I don't think there is anything wrong with the individuals, it's the balance that's missing. It took Sheridan a while mind, how many at home on the bounce did we lose?


Come on, Marko, you must have been watching a different game to me today!
For someone who hasn't played a lot of football Cullen played well.
He comes short with his back to goal, links up well and lays it off. I though for the first time in a while today the shape and feel of the side uptop seemed a lot better and this was mainly because of him.
His header was a decent effort early on.
He skipped past defenders on a couple of occasions. He's a real nuisance and as he gets fitter and gets more games he'll do well.
Without wanting to knock Richie Bennett at all, Cullen uptop will be a much more dangerous proposition for opposition defences.
It's just a shame we'll probably not see the best of him for a good few weeks yet.


I seen it the same as you NCF.

Cullen was good,little service first half but some excellent touches second half.

Slater was decent, midfield not as strong at the minute.
O’Hare maybe lively, but not really contributing enough for me, their bench were targeting him at times.
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23 Feb 2019 21:59 #55 by munchymagic
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Shame that Arthur Gnahoua is not fit as an Arthur-Scougal combination could be our best striking option since Thatchers oppressed eighties era.
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24 Feb 2019 08:03 #56 by Markovitch
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I'm just nervous about Cullen. He looked OK receiving the ball to feet, a couple of wee crosses caused some issues but his pass when in possession was poor and he's not fit. I don't blame the player, we were told all this when he signed. And we definitely had a much better shape yesterday. But he looks like he needs another 3/4 games before he is up to speed. I believe if we had, had a proper number 9 we could have won the last 3 games. Its 2 months since the window opened and we are still praying he gets fit.

Let's hope next week he gets off the mark and proves my fears unfounded. If we are still talking about this in 4 weeks it is season over

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24 Feb 2019 11:47 #57 by CCU
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Another hour for him on Tues in the bounce at Sunderland will be good for him, and Kennedy...

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24 Feb 2019 13:42 #58 by ParcelPete
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newcarlislefan wrote: Yes, I agree with that. We started the season with a paper thin squad. A few injuries and we ended up not scoring at home for 78 years.
Both Sheridan and Pressley have been given tough hands to play and it's great credit to all the players and staff for getting us to where we are now.
The pre-season and thin squad could still come back to haunt us but at least we are in there with a shout.


It just seemed like 78 years.
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