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Why I'm On Board

29 May 2013

A South Stander on his Season Ticket renewal.



. click HERE In the meantime, to take a look at our Season Ticket brochure,

In the latest in our series, regular fan Charlie Allen explain why he's decided to get a full Season Ticket to back Joe and the boys this year!

The U's have been pleased to see so many fans getting on board and the good news is that there are many fans who are either getting a Season Ticket for the first time, or returning after an absence. Very promising!

Season Ticket sales have started really encouragingly, with sales to date around 20% up on this time last year. Why I'm On Board - Charlie Allen 

Simple really, I love Colchester United.

I had a 1/4 season ticket last season and when that ran out I bought another. It turned out I attended all the home matches last season, as well as all but four of the away matches!

The prices change for me after this season, as it's my last year where I am eligible for the 18-21 price bracket (something a lot of clubs don't even offer). Therefore I felt the need to get my monies worth and get right behind Joe and the lads with a full Season Ticket.

I've been supporting Col U for just over ten years now and have attended away games for the last six years. 

Some people are always quick to criticise the lack of atmosphere, but it is certainly improving as time goes on and people start to make the WHCS their home.

I sit (stand) in S1 and I'm really starting to enjoy matchdays again. The stewarding is spot on nowadays and, because of this, there's the ability to really build a great atmosphere at home games.
 
S1 was chosen as a place out the way of others for a group of like minded people to group together and get behind Col U. Since it began with 15-20 people, it now regularly sees well over 100 people per matchday. And it really is the more the merrier.

The feeling of elation from staying up on the last day prompted me to buy my Season Ticket just days later. Since then, Joe Dunne has signed Craig Eastmond and if that is the calibre of players we are attracting then next season is going to be a very exciting one. 

Robbie Cowling seems to have finally found his man who will stick by his side and together the duo look set to progress the club on and off the pitch.

I don't think anyone could fail to be excited by the prospect of Joe Dunne getting to really stamp him mark on the U's team and have a full season to continue his transformation of the club.

I look forward to the start of the new season and whether it kicks of at The WHCS or Valley Parade I'll be there!

Have you got a story to tell? Are you a renewing fan? Or one that has bought for the first time? Or maybe you're back after a gap. Tell us your story - drop us an e-mail to  media@colchesterunited.netand we'll tell you what we need!

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