Boss wants to emulate passing teams.
"When I was a younger player, I was coached to kick the ball as far up the pitch as I could, but I don't want to be that type of manager.
Citing the likes of Arsenal, Brighton, Swansea, Wigan and Dortmund as teams he admires, he told fans on Monday: "I want to pass the ball and we have young lads coming through at the club who are able to do just that.
But, ahead of the home game against Oldham on Saturday, he stressed that he knows the short term goals of picking up three points as well.
Joe spoke in some depth at the Season Ticket holder event on Monday night about his aspirations for developing a style of play that will become synonymous with Colchester United.
U's boss Joe Dunne is keen for his side to become a stylish outfit in the future - but knows that winning is also important for players and fans alike. "I want to see a passing team that wins games and I think I missed
He said: "I love watching football and physically going to watch games. I saw Sanchez Watt and Craig Eastmond three years ago and had them in my mind as the sorts of players that I could get into our style of play.
To develop that style of play, Joe already has a firm eye on the upcoming transfer window.
"I always said to myself that when I got the opportunity to do it as a manager, I would try and impart this style. If it works, it works - if it doesn't, I knew I would have given it a go."
out on the right way to play when I was developing as a player.
"I can see the type of player that I’m trying to get both in January and in the longer term, because they'll be ones who fit my philosophy."