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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.

Friday, May 20, 2016
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.

Monday, May 16, 2016
George Moncur

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

Friday, May 13, 2016
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.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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.

Sunday, May 8, 2016
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.

Sunday, May 8, 2016
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).

Friday, May 6, 2016
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.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
John McGreal, the new manager of Colchester United

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

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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

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