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GETTING TO KNOW YOU - COLCHESTER UNITED

7 July 2016

Colchester were founded in 1937 making them the 6th youngest club in The Football League.

Colchester are known as the U’s and play at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, which has a capacity of 10,100. Their home colours are blue and white stripes.

Colchester’s manager is former Premier League player John McGreal, who played for Ipswich Town and West Ham in the Premier League and later had a trial with Colchester but was rejected
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A few years later he was offered a caretaker job at Colchester then got the job permanently, but failed to keep Colchester as the U’s slumped to 23rd and inevitably, relegation.

Distance from Huish Park: 198 miles (around 3 and a half hours).

2015/16 season final position: 23rd in League One.

Odds on to finish: Win Outright 18/1, promotion 9/2, (all odds are sought from SkyBet).

Super Stat: In 1971 Colchester defeated Don Revie’s title chasing Leeds United team 32 in the FA Cup fifth round.


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