Colchester United’s top 10 quotes of the 2013-14 season

Gavin Massey, who wanted to score double figures last season

Gavin Massey, who wanted to score double figures last season - Credit: Su Anderson

The dust has now settled on Colchester United’s 2013-14 season, but here’s a run-down of the top 10 quotes from the U’s dressing room during the course of the campaign.

Brian Wilson, who had to fill the big boots left by former U's club captain Kem Izzet

Brian Wilson, who had to fill the big boots left by former U's club captain Kem Izzet

1 “I’m aiming for double figures this season” – says Gavin Massey after scoring the winner in the first home game of the season, a 1-0 success over Port Vale. He ends up scoring three goals.

2 “No one likes to make mistakes, and when you make one as a goalkeeper, quite often it ends up in the goal” – admits Sam Walker after his error at Sheffield United allows the Blades to secure a 1-1 draw.

3 “Kem’s are big boots to fill as captain. He did a great job, but I’m happy to be taking it on” – explains new club skipper Brian Wilson after Kem Izzet leaves the club by mutual consent at the start of September.

4 “It felt like I had scored the winner, and I know we celebrated like we had won” – West Ham loanee Elliot Lee after his last gasp equaliser at Rotherham.


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5 “I’d like to think that Ipswich Town’s loss, is my gain” – Macauley Bonne, ex Town schoolboy, following his spell of three goals in just six appearances.

6 “That’s not good enough, and we all apologise to the fans” – Magnus Okuonghae after a humiliating 4-0 home defeat to lowly Notts County.

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7 “I just love games like that!” – U’s keeper Sam Walker after his wonderful man-of-the-match display in a goalless draw at MK Dons on New Year’s Day.

8 “I’m not going to defend Sanchez. It’s something that you can’t do on the football pitch” – Joe Dunne after Sanchez Watt’s sending-off in a goalless draw at a wet and very windy Swindon in February.

9 “At times we were magnificent today. It would just be nice to see more of it!” – Joe Dunne after the crucial 4-1 home win over Brentford.

10 “I was a little bit emotional at the end” – Karl Duguid after he makes his last ever appearance for the U’s, on the final day at Walsall

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