Joe on Parky's U's legacy.
Joe was still a player when Parky took the managerial reigns at Layer Road, but was quickly appointed onto the youth staff by Phil following the end of his playing career.
Saturday's game against Bradford City will see U's boss Joe Dunne go head to head with former manager Phil Parkinson for the first time.
But it is also what Joe has done away from the training ground that has benefited the club so far - something he learned from Parky.
"Me getting in a car and driving to every game under the sun is an offset of what Phil did. That's what I remembered, sometimes you have to make sure that you go the extra mile to get a player, and that's why we've got the players that we have.
"If it means you drive through the night to go and knock on someone's door, you have to do it to succeed."
Joe is a fortnight shy of his first year in charge of the U's and, as he prepares to go to Yorkshire this weekend, he knows that it has been just the first step of his journey to take the U's where he wants them to be.
"I am trying to bring a new way to the club, and it will take time."
"It didn't happen overnight mind you, we need to recognise that and see where we are at the moment.