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Wed, 18:47
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.

Wed, 14:06
John McGreal, the new manager of Colchester United

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

Tue, 17:03
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.

Tue, 12:44
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.

Saturday, April 30, 2016
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.

Saturday, April 30, 2016
David Wright

David Wright will never forget the 2015-16 season.

Friday, April 29, 2016
David Wright

Colchester United’s caretaker boss, David Wright, will consider his long-term future after the club’s last two games of the season.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Kevin Keen, who has left his post as manager of Colchester United this afternoon

On Sleeping Giants this week, we discuss Colchester United’s next move, the Whizzinator, sporting cheats and painful moments.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Alex Wynter

Colchester United defender, Alex Wynter, who signed a new contract earlier this week, has revealed that he was surprised to learn of manager Kevin Keen’s sudden departure on Tuesday.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Colchester v Chesterfield.
Sky Bet League One.
Colchester manager Kevin Keen.

The likes of John McGreal, Teddy Sheringham, David Wright, Kem Izzet and Danny Cowley are the bookmakers’ favourites for the vacant Colchester United job, following the departure of Kevin Keen yesterday.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Skipper Kem Izzet with the Ryman North trophy last season

Kem Izzet, who has thrown his hat in the ring for the vacant Colchester United’s manager’s job, has today left Needham Market.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Kevin Keen, who has left his post as manager of Colchester United this afternoon

Colchester United manager Kevin Keen has left the club this afternoon.

Monday, April 25, 2016
Colchester fans share Joe Edwards' amazement at the red card shown by referee Mark Heywood

Colchester United have ‘failed’ this season according to their owner who spoke out as they were relegated this weekend, while near neighbours Braintree Town look set to reach the National League play-offs.

Saturday, April 23, 2016
Kevin Keen, who has left his post as manager of Colchester United this afternoon

Colchester United boss, Kevin Keen, admitted that the 16th minute sending-off of Joe Edwards was a key moment in today’s 3-0 home defeat to Burton Albion, which finally condemned the U’s to relegation into League Two.

Saturday, April 23, 2016
Joe Edwards, who was sent off this afternoon

Colchester United 0 Burton Albion 3

Saturday, April 23, 2016
Kevin Keen

Colchester United could well be officially relegated today, regardless of their result at home to promotion-chasing Burton Albion.

Friday, April 22, 2016
Colchester's players can't believe they have conceded another late goal, this time at Crewe in Tuesday night's 1-1 draw

Late goals have effectively cost Colchester United their League One status this season.

Friday, April 22, 2016
Jason and Andre Dozzell at the Ipswich Town  training ground.

Andre replcated his dad's feat last week when he scored on his debut as a 16-year-old.

On episode 13 of Sleeping Giants, we discuss whether the Blues can keep hold of their newest star as well as some of sport’s great excuses.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
George Moncur forces a save from the Crewe keeper Ben Garratt during the first half

Crewe Alexandra 1 Colchester United 1

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Winner of the Supporter of the Year for League One Tommy Leggett during the The Football League Awards 2016

A Colchester United fan has been named as League One Supporter of the Year for his fundraising efforts.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Joe Edwards

Joe Edwards refused to put any blame on team-mate George Moncur, who missed a 20th minute penalty in Saturday’s 4-1 home defeat to Peterborough, a result which has virtually condemned the U’s to relegation.

Saturday, April 16, 2016
Kevin Keen

Colchester United boss, Kevin Keen, admitted that conceding a second minute goal was a hammer blow to his side, following this afternoon’s 4-1 home defeat to Peterborough.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Colchester United 1 Peterborough United 4

Friday, April 15, 2016
Kevin Keen

Colchester United boss, Kevin Keen, is under no illusions as to the task in hand. In fact, he fears his team cannot even afford one slip-up, during the last five games of the season.

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Jimmy Bullard in his ITFC days

Former Ipswich Town, Hull, Fulham and Wigan midfielder Jimmy Bullard brought the Soccer AM cameras to Colchester United’s training ground recently, to test his skills against the current U’s squad.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
George Moncur holds onto possession at Blackpool

George Moncur is adamant that Colchester United can defy the odds, and stay up.

Monday, April 11, 2016
Chris Porter is congratulated on scoring the winning goal at Blackpool on Saturday

A goal from Chris Porter helped Colchester United keep their League One survival bid alive with a 1-0 win at Blackpool on Saturday.

Saturday, April 9, 2016
Chris Porter, who scored the winner on the hour mark at Blackpool today

Colchester United boss, Kevin Keen, was understandably delighted with his side’s vital 1-0 away win at Blackpool, and their overall display, beside the seaside today.

Saturday, April 9, 2016
Chris Porter, who scored the winner at Blackpool this afternoon

Blackpool 0 Colchester United 1

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