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No Place Like Home

22 November 2012

Joe praises fans backing of his side.

The U's players and fans alike felt wronged by some of the decisions that went against them in the 3-1 defeat to Coventry and Joe felt that, despite the loss, the fixture was one of his most memorable since the team moved to their new stadium.

U's boss Joe Dunne believes that Tuesday night's game saw the Weston Homes Community Stadium feel like home.

He told the press on Thursday morning: "Tuesday night was a pivotal moment for me, it felt like Layer Road and it felt like home.

"It must have been great for our new young fans to see the stadium as it was, because that was what it used to be like.

"We saw a team willing to give it all and leave it all on the pitch and when fans see that, they will go with you.

"There was a moment in the game where it felt like the old Col U again and I was very proud to be a part of it.

"I know we lost, but in defeat we gained a lot of respect from the fans. There was a bonding on Tuesday between us all and that's what I want to bring. When I took the job, I wanted the passion and love to be rekindled.

"It was back on Tuesday and the more we do it, the more we'll get results."

Joe believes his side, over his eleven league games in charge, have done a lot to win the faith of the fans with their all action, entertaining style of play and he has been pleased to see those fans who have come to games get right behind the players.

He added: "Respect is the big thing, you have to earn that sometimes. If people work hard, are seen to be committed and do their best in playing for shirt, they will get that respect."

"We felt that way, as a crowd and as a team on Tuesday and I believe that the way we have been playing lately, people have enjoyed it."

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