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Wed, 11:46
Brett Pitman celebrates scoring for Ipswich Town. Photo: Steve Waller (

The 2016/17 season fixtures have been released by the English Football League for the Championship, League One and League Two.

Wed, 10:23
Sammie Szmodics of Colchester United celebrates scoring his sides first goal to make the scoreline 1-0 during the Sky Bet League 1 match between Colchester United and Crawley Town at the Weston Homes Community Stadium. 
Picture by Richard Blaxall/Focus Images Ltd +44 7853 364624

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.

Wed, 09:49
A long-haired version of Stevn Gillespie, who scored twice when the U's lost 4-2 on the opening day of the 2008-09 season. They U's will begin next seaon with a trip to Hartlepool

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.

Wed, 09:05
Steven Gillespie, who scored twice on Colchester United's last opening day visit to Hartlepool, in 2008. The U's lost 4-2 that day. They will also begin next season with a trip to Hartlpool

Colchester United will travel to Hartlepool United on the opening day of the 2016-17 season.

Tue, 16:57
George Moncur, who has agreed terms to join Barnsley

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.

Monday, June 13, 2016
George Moncur, who has agreed terms to join Barnsley

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.

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Phil Parkinson

Phil Parkinson, arguably the most successful manager in Colchester United’s history, is poised to be named the new manager of Bolton Wanderers tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Colchester United FC  v Ipswich Town FC.
Pre season friendly.
Gavin Massey scores for Col U taking them to a 3-2 victory in the last few minutes.

Colchester United have confirmed a home friendly with Ipswich Town on Wednesday, July 20 (7.45pm).

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.

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