Colchester U23 v Coventry U23

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  1. better days

    better days Well-Known Member

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    Tomorrow night at 7pm at Colchester's stadium
    Reckon a few first team players who didn't feature yesterday could be involved as we don't have a game midweek
     
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    One slight disappointment this season with such a strong squad and a winning team has been the lack of players coming through the ranks (though you could argue it’s Shipley’s breakout season).

    How have the likes of Ngandu, Bapaga and Burroughs been playing? And any others who were tipped at the start to break through this year.
     
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    Don't forget there's a few out on loan
     
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    On the outset it seems ngandu and Bapaga have gone back to under 18s/development footy which I totally get. Hopefully next season a loan out and then see what they got.

    Think Williams is going to be the next 'mccallum' style breakthrough
     
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    Williams has got a chance
    Eccles is probably the stand out player recently
    And Joe Newton played a full season in men's football at 16 so I won't be surprised to see him break through in due course
     
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    Poor Beezy can’t catch a break.

    Have the more attacking prospects stalled this season?
     
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    Unfortunately it seems so at the moment
     
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    I always think it's hard to make the breakthrough as an attacker. Judged by goals and assists it seems. Bremang for example banged them in at Nuneaton, now not scored for leam yet in about 6 appearances. Does this mean he won't make the grade? No but we are all looking and hoping he fires a few in and then steps up next season.
     
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    It will also be harder to bring players through if we get promoted.
     
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    Might be able to poach a few better ones though.
     
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    True but would players like Shipley have ever got any playing time, looking back at our Prem time not that many players came through but the ones that did were top level like Kirkland
     
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    The problem will be now if we get promoted how many chances will our youngsters get because we will have possibly more expensive players to make way for them
     
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    Let's get there first then we can worry about it

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    I did say if!
     
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    Cov 8/5 to win tonight. If we've got Jones, baka, hiwula, Eccles and Co playing... Surely we'll have a great chance of winning?
     
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    Bloody hell those are good odds
     
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    Looks like Colchester are playing some first team guys too
    Details below including entry charges

    7pm kick off at the JobServe Community Stadium for the young U's.

    This evening’s visitors are without a win since the start of January, when they beat the league leaders Watford U23s 2-1.

    Colchester United U23s are still looking for their first win in 2020, having been defeated 4-1 by Charlton Athletic last week in the Premier League Cup, with Sammie McLeod on the scoresheet for the U’s.

    The young U’s are currently ninth in the table, while the visitors for tonight, Coventry City are third in the table and could go second with a win.

    In the reverse fixture to this, it was the Sky Blues who took all three points win in a 3-1 victory, with Michael Fernandes netting the consolation for the U’s in the second half.

    Richard Hall’s side will be looking to turn the tables against the visitors this evening and said:

    “We lost last week against Charlton, but will put that game behind us to focus fully on tonight’s opponents.”

    “The lads will be up for it and looking to put in a good performance at home in front of the first team management.”

    “It will be a tough game against a good opponent, but we will be looking to do all we can to take three points tonight.”

    U’s: Ross, Coulter, Scarlett, Kensdale, Weaire, Sowunmi, Moore, Hyde, Ager, Campbell-Ryce, Clampin, Norris, Fernandes, Poku, Senior, McLeod.

    Season Ticket Holders will be admitted free of charge on production of their ST card. Prices for non-season ticket holders are below.

    Adults £10
    Concessions £7
    U18s £5
    U14s £3
    U11s FREE
     
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    Might have a dabble
     
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    £10 for an u23's game! Ridiculous
     
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    Where did you see that?
     
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    Jamal Campbell Ryce, Great little player he was
     
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    Just found 2/1 on Paddy Power.
     
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    cant believe they bet on such matches
    Was watching a programme last night, about a guy trying to beat the bookies
    The only successful strategy was Tennis. Somebody sitting in the crowd, betting on the outcome of the next point - and entering the bet, before the umpire had chance to enter the score. To keep this going over time, they then had to continually purchase betting accounts from students
    Fascinating, but at the same time showed how easily it was for a "normal" person to become a wreck due to gambling
     
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    Oh yeah gambling is evil as anything. But if you have an edge you can win. Our edge here is we don't have a game midweek, better days has said first teamers will feature so you put faith in baka, hiwula, Jones, kastaneer and maybe even Giles getting minutes and taking it seriously. 2/1 with us 3rd in league and them 8th, I'm willing to take a punt
     
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    Thing is if anyone tries to have anything other than a fairly smallish stake on the game or they see a rash of bets coming in the bookies would quickly change the odds or withdraw the market
     
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    Was hoping would be stronger but never mind. Couple of hiwula goals will do
     
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    Kastaneer red card
     
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    1-0 to Colchester inside 2 minutes
     
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    And that's why you don't bet on under 23s football
     
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    they will sit back now
    too negative
    no under 23 team in this league would take any of our strikers
    no subs made yet
    concerned at the lack of goals
    we are drawing too many games
    players that have left the under 23's have go on to score elsewhere, like max
    we should be beating teams like this
     
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    Just arrived
    Missed the goal
    Pretty makeshift defence
    Williams out with an injury
     
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    Jones equalises
    After good work by Hiwula
     
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    Go on cov.
     
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    Kasta hit post earlier
     

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