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Build A Bright Future

4 December 2012

Boss has eyes on long term plan.

Having seen different managers implement their own styles during their time in charge, Joe and Robbie explained how they are keen to build a brand and identity of football which the town can be proud of.

Speaking at Monday night's Season Ticket holders' Christmas event, both Joe and chairman Robbie Cowling spoke in some depth about the plans for the future, which include installing a style of play that will become the norm for the U's.

U's boss Joe Dunne is keen to build a bright future for Colchester United, with teams playing 'the U's way' for years to come.
Robbie said: "We're developing a policy to produce technically gifted players, who will play the more entertaining style of football that we want.

"What won't happen anymore that managers will dictate to me how things are run. Joe and I have discussed in some depth about how we want Colchester United to play and his ideas fit that perfectly and I hope that he’s manager here for a long, long time."

From his first game in charge, Joe was keen to implement his own style upon the team and has seen his team pick up 19 points in his 12 games in charge to date.

To truly ingrain that philosophy may take much longer than a dozen matches, but Joe is keen to develop a team that can regularly produce entertaining football.

He added: "I believe that fans pay a lot of money to come and watch football and they want to be entertained.

"A winning team is important, but there must be an aesthetic to it.

"I want to do something that's slightly different and my concern is my football club - your football club - and what we're trying to do with the young lads. I want to see a passing team that wins games. 

"You will have to be patient, and I know that at times it can be frustrating, such as when we're getting beat and we're still trying to do it the same way. 

"But I have a vision and a belief in what I'm trying to do. I know results are important, but for the future of our club, that's the way I want us to play. 

"I have been very fortunate to spend a lot of time with some very important people in this club's history - such as Peter Wright and Dick Graham - and they've all told me to stick with my beliefs." or by calling 0845 437 9089!www.colutickets.comJoe and the boys go again on Saturday, as they look to get back to winning ways at home to Oldham. Buy your tickets now by visiting

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