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The 2016/17 season fixtures have been released by the English Football League for the Championship, League One and League Two.
As Colchester United readjust to life in English football’s fourth tier fans can now start looking at the fixtures facing their side this season.
Here are seven things we learned about today’s publication of the League Two fixtures for the new 2016-17 season, with regards Colchester United.
Colchester United will travel to Hartlepool United on the opening day of the 2016-17 season.
It has been a busy day at Colchester United, with their midfield duo of George Moncur and Alex Gilbey both finally severing ties with the Essex club.
The race is on to capture the signing of Colchester United’s talented midfielder, George Moncur, and that race appears to be entering the home straight.
Phil Parkinson, arguably the most successful manager in Colchester United’s history, is poised to be named the new manager of Bolton Wanderers tomorrow.
Colchester United have confirmed a home friendly with Ipswich Town on Wednesday, July 20 (7.45pm).
Colchester United have released a number of high-profile players, including striker Marvin Sordell and fellow front-runner Darren Ambrose.
Colchester United are facing up to life back in the fourth tier, for the first time in 18 years, following a dismal relegation campaign.
League One outfits Charlton Athletic and Swindon Town have stepped up their quests to sign Colchester United midfielder George Moncur.
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.
Colchester United’s classy midfielder, George Moncur, looks set to leave the League Two club this summer.
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.
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.
Colchester United 1 Rochdale 2
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).
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.
Carl Marston spoke to new Colchester United boss John McGreal, as well as chairman Robbie Cowling, following this afternoon’s announcement.
John McGreal has been appointed the new first team coach of Colchester United.
Colchester United will be unveiling their new manager tomorrow afternoon, and John McGreal has emerged as a hot favourite with the bookmakers.
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.
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.
Barnsley 2 Colchester United 2
David Wright will never forget the 2015-16 season.
Colchester United’s caretaker boss, David Wright, will consider his long-term future after the club’s last two games of the season.
On Sleeping Giants this week, we discuss Colchester United’s next move, the Whizzinator, sporting cheats and painful moments.
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.
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.
Kem Izzet, who has thrown his hat in the ring for the vacant Colchester United’s manager’s job, has today left Needham Market.
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