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21 August 2012

The latest on commentaries this season.

Colchester United will be providing a unique take on home match commentaries this season, with the U’s media team giving you the inside line of matchdays at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Following extended discussions with BBC Essex through the summer, the club have opted not to sell home commentary rights this season – although the local radio station will still be covering U’s matches this season.

"Due to reduced funding from the BBC at a central level, the monies offered by BBC Essex were much reduced this season," U’s General Manager Tim Waddington told the official website.

"This level of drop in funding has forced us to reconsider how we broadcast home fixtures.

"We have always had an excellent working relationship with the BBC and we are looking forward to continuing that professional relationship in 2012/13, but we have decided to take home commentaries in house and will provide these on U’s Player during the season.

"The commentary lead will be taken by David Gregory, whose undoubted knowledge of the game giving us a very personal insight into the games. David will be supported by a number of guest commentators over the season which I believe will enhance the fans’ experience."

U’s Player’s match commentary service will also give the fans further chances to interact during the game, with tweets from supporters from around the world being read out on air through the ninety minutes.

Under the terms of the agreement for the coming season, BBC Essex will still be broadcasting regular updates and goal flashes throughout home games, as well as having the rights to at least three full match commentaries in 2012/13, with the possibility of more.

For fans unable to travel across the country, they will also be broadcasting all away games in full on BBC Essex.

Remember, if you’re coming to games at the Weston Homes Community Stadium this season, prices have been frozen at what was former B grade prices.

That means that U8s are £1 for EVERY league match in 2012/13 and adult tickets start at just £18 for all 23 games.

.To buy tickets, visit www.colutickets.com today

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