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The French Connection

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

THE transformation of the U’s first team into a side based upon Academy graduates is happening week by week, so smoothly that it is easy to overlook.

Dunne confident first U's win is just around the corner

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Joe Dunne says there is no anxiety among his Colchester United players, as they go in search of their first win of the season.

David's delight after St Andrews triumph

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Colchester Golf Club teenager Ben David says it was an “honour” to win the Eden Trophy at St Andrews.

Freddie can be U's 20-goal striker

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Freddie Sears can break the 20-goal mark for Colchester United this season - providing the U’s continue to carve out goalscoring opportunities.

Jennings savours his Wimbledon experience

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:49pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Colchester Officers’ Tennis Club coach Leon Jennings says he enjoyed making his Wimbledon debut – despite bowing out at the first hurdle.

Dunne won't change the way U's play

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:44pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Joe Dunne insists he has no intention of changing the way Colchester United play - despite their winless start to the season.

Stephens content to take a draw

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:11pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Colchester and East Essex skipper Ben Stephens admits he was content with a draw against fellow promotion-chasers Hadleigh and Thundersley.

Watt makes injury comeback in U's under-21 opener

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Victory is the aim - Sanchez Watt is targeting all three points against his former club Crawley Town tomorrow. Picture: WARREN PAGE

5:36pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Sanchez Watt played his return from injury as Colchester United's under-21s played out a 0-0 draw with Sheffield United in their Professional Development League opener.

Plenty of goals in Tuesday night's Ryman League games

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:05pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Maldon and Tiptree were held to a draw by visiting Ware.

Dunne urges U's to stay positive after Notts County defeat

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:31pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Joe Dunne admitted he was “desperately disappointed” after his Colchester United side were beaten 2-1 at Notts County tonight.

U's slip to narrow defeat at Notts County

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:52pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Colchester United are still searching for their first win of the League One season after losing 2-1 at Notts County tonight.

Dunne hoping time is right to end Meadow Lane hoodoo

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:43am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne is confident his side can end their recent poor record against Notts County tonight.

U's skipper Okuonghae ready to return

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Magnus Okuonghae is set to return from suspension for Colchester United at Notts County tonight.

Ibehre - first U's victory is just around the corner

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:09am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Jabo Ibehre feels Colchester United’s early League One performances show they aren’t far away from their first win of the season.

Frankie's performance helps Joe's spending power

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:55am Monday 18th August 2014

The assured debut of young Frankie Kent may have handed Colchester United manager Joe Dunne some invaluable extra spending power.

Joe sees positives in encouraging performance at high-fliers

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Staying cool - Colchester United manager Joe Dunne is confident his side can avoid a situation where they have to battle against the drop. Picture: WARREN PAGE

5:59pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne saw plenty of positives from his team's performance despite their 2-1 League One defeat by Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

U's still looking for first win after defeat at Bristol

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Facing the media - Joe Dunne gives his post-match interview following Colchester United's 2-0 defeat at Meadow Lane.

4:59pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Colchester United were left still searching for their first League One win of the season as they were beaten 2-1 at Bristol City.

LIVE Bristol City v Colchester United

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Switch - U's boss Joe Dunne has criticsed the decision to move Colchester United's game at Swindon Town to tomorrow night. Picture: STEVE BRADING

1:39pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Live updates from Ashton Gate as Colchester United face Bristol City in League One

Dragons and Seasiders march on in the FA Cup

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:26pm Saturday 16th August 2014

WIVENHOE TOWN and FC CLACTON took pride of place as north Essex sides embarked on their FA Cup campaigns.

The French Connection - Jim French's weekly look at Colchester United

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

WITH the August sun beating down we were entertained to a solid and start to the season, with a 2-2 draw against Lee Johnson’s Oldham Athletic last Saturday.

Harrop is pinning his hopes on a much-needed cup run

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Taking the reins - Angelo Harrop is the new manager at Stanway Rovers

7:00am Friday 15th August 2014

STANWAY ROVERS boss Angelo Harrop is pinning his hopes on a much-needed FA Cup run.

Young tennis stars make national championships

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Arabella Moen

6:48pm Thursday 14th August 2014

TENNIS starlets Johnathon Price and Arabella Moen have both made the singles draw of the Under 12’s Nike Junior National Tennis Championships.

Dunne left bitterly disappointed after Okuonghae appeal fails

Maldon and Burnham Standard: On the lookout - U's manager Joe Dunne wants any new signings he makes to have the character. Picture: WARREN PAGE

4:38pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne admits the decision to reject their appeal against skipper Magnus Okuonghae's red card against Charlton Athletic has left him bitterly disappointed.

Okuonghae wants red card rescinded

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:55am Thursday 14th August 2014

Colchester United skipper Magnus Okuonghae has urged the Football Association to overturn his controversial red card against Charlton Athletic.

Stanway, Clacton and Halstead given home ties in Essex Senior Cup

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:45pm Thursday 14th August 2014

STANWAY ROVERS, FC CLACTON and HALSTEAD TOWN have all been given home draws in the second round of the Essex Senior Cup.

Webster hails the spirit in the Regent camp

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Brightlingsea Regent fans prepare for the biggest match their club has ever faced.

8:14am Thursday 14th August 2014

BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT manager James Webster hailed the spirit in the camp after his side won their first-ever Ryman League fixture.

Ray admits it was strange scoring against the Seasiders

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Weapon - Ray Turner

8:11am Thursday 14th August 2014

STANWAY ROVERS striker Ray Turner admitted it was a strange feeling scoring against former club FC CLACTON.

Stephens claims two gold medals at ASA National Championships

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:12pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Laura Stephens joined forces with Olympic gold medallist Ruta Meilutyte to win gold at the British Gas ASA National Championships, in Sheffield.

Dunne urged U's to keep attacking

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:46pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne says he had to make attacking substitutions during his side’s Capital One Cup defeat at Charlton Athletic.

CLARETS: City in "naive" defeat to Eastbourne

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Clarets boss Mark Hawkes

1:20pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Goals from Richard Pacquette and Gavin McCallum meant the Clarets returned to Essex from the south coast with no points, making it two defeats in two.

U's to appeal Okuonghae red card

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:25pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Colchester United boss Joe Dunne says they will be appealing the red card shown to skipper Magnus Okuonghae during their 4-0 Capital One Cup defeat at Charlton Athletic tonight.

Okuonghae sent off as U's bow out of Capital One Cup

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:37pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Colchester United were knocked out of the Capital One Cup first round after losing 4-0 at Championship side Charlton Athletic at the Valley tonight.

Iron sink Dover Athletic

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:43pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Braintree Town recorded their first win of the Conference premier season.

Late goal denies Heybridge Swifts a win

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:17pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Heybridge Swifts were held to a 1-1 draw against visiting Redbridge.

Brightlingsea take win against Soham

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:07pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Brightlingsea Regent held their first home game in the Ryman league and celebrated with a win.

Stanway pip the Seasiders in Thurlow Nunn League derby

9:40pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

STANWAY ROVERS ran out 2-1 winners in tonight’s Thurlow Nunn League premier division derby against FC CLACTON.

U's reluctant to put timescale on Wright recovery

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:44pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne says he is reluctant to predict how long winger Drey Wright is likely to be out for with his knee injury.

Lewington ready for Valley return

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:43am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Chris Lewington is preparing to go back to his roots tonight.

U's will not fear Valley trip insists Dunne

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:11am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Joe Dunne insists his Colchester United players should not fear going to the Valley tonight.

Brightlingsea prepare to host their first Ryman League fixture

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:17am Tuesday 12th August 2014

BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT are set to host their first Ryman League fixture.

Stanway and Clacton to meet in first Thurlow Nunn League derby

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:10am Tuesday 12th August 2014

IT’S derby day in the Thurlow Nunn League.

Clark and Mills grab silver at Olympic test event in Rio

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:33am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Saskia Clark secured a silver medal at the Olympic test event in Brazil.

Iron defender Matt faces a spell on the sidelines

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Matt Paine. Picture: NEIL DADY

9:22am Tuesday 12th August 2014

BRAINTREE TOWN have suffered an early season blow after Matt Paine was ruled out for at least six weeks with a knee injury.

Jack Leaning's maiden ton all in vain as Essex Eagles' centurions secure five-wicket win over Yorkshire

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:20pm Monday 11th August 2014

JACK Leaning’s first century for Yorkshire in any form of cricket could not prevent his side crashing to defeat against Essex in a high-scoring Royal London One-Day Cup Group A match at Scarborough.

Maldon and Witham to meet in the Robert Dyas League Cup

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:35pm Monday 11th August 2014

MALDON & TIPTREE and WITHAM TOWN are set to meet in the first round of this season’s Robert Dyas League Cup.

Magnus wants to lead by example for U's

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:13am Monday 11th August 2014

Magnus Okuonghae celebrated being named Colchester United’s new captain with an opening-day goal – and then pledged to lead by example this season.

The Jammers lose out to Barkingside

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:07pm Monday 11th August 2014

Maldon and Tiptree fell to defeat at Barkingside.

Eastmond suffers injury blow

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Happy - Craig Eastmond is relishing being a regular in Colchester United's starting line-up this season. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO83729-02)

2:50pm Sunday 10th August 2014

Craig Eastmond is a major doubt for Colchester United's trip to play Charlton Athletic in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.

Dunne felt U's did enough to win in Oldham draw

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:53pm Sunday 10th August 2014

Joe Dunne felt Colchester United were unfortunate not to win their entertaining opening-day game with Oldham Athletic.

Moncur scores on debut as U's play out opening-day draw with Oldham

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:53pm Saturday 9th August 2014

George Moncur came off the bench to score on his debut and secure a point for Colchester United in an entertaining 2-2 draw with Oldham Athletic, at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

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