“It ain’t good enough” - blasts ‘Big Roy’

FORMER Colchester United boss Roy McDonough witnessed his old club dropping to the foot of League One on Saturday, and declared – “it ain’t good enough!”

Plain-speaking ‘Big Roy,’ who guided the U’s back into the Football League as player-manager 20 years ago, insisted that the fans deserved better, after a 2-1 home defeat to Doncaster saw John Ward’s men sink to the basement.

Back in Colchester to promote his big-selling book, ‘Red Card Roy,’ the 53-year-old pulled no punches in his disappointment at the U’s second-half display.

“Doncaster Rovers won it at a stroll. It ain’t good enough!” slammed McDonough.

“I’m disappointed in the fact there was no fire in their bellies. They didn’t out-work Doncaster Rovers, and they were losing for goodness sake!


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“For me, it’s a lovely stadium and a lovely pitch, but I don’t think it does them any favours because it’s a nice place to come and play.

“The crowd can get the players going, and get some fire in the bellies, but if the crowd can’t do it, then it’s got to come from the staff and the bench.

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“When you’re bottom of the league, you are under pressure.

“In my humble opinion, they’ve got jobs in football, but it’s not good enough, end of story. It’s not good enough,” added McDonough.

The U’s conceded early in either half, through a third minute strike from David Cotterill and a 48th minute own goal by Andy Bond, to make it seven league and cup games without a win at the start of this season.

They have another chance to get off the mark, at home to Crawley Town tomorrow evening,

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