Long serving fan urges supporters to see the team to safety.
And those efforts encouraged long time supporter Gareth Barnes to put his thoughts in an e-mail ahead of Good Friday's game against Oldham. Here's what he had to say.
Many of the fans who went to the Lamex Stadium were inspired to attend from a social media campaign from their fellow supporters keen to give the team a strong backing going into the final fixtures of the season.
The U's were represented in good numbers at Stevenage on Saturday as the team picked up a crucial win over their hosts to give themselves breathing space above the bottom four in League One.
It made me really proud to be from 'little old Colchester' as the national press like to call us.
And despite all of what has gone on in this time I truly believe that if we show the same trust and commitment to our manager Joe Dunne that he has shown to this club over many years, he - along with all of the players - will turn this situation we find ourselves in around before the season is out. This will lay the foundations on which we can only improve next season and beyond.
We will always be behind you as a squad and as individuals, even more so in difficult times like we're in now, and this started at Stevenage this weekend where you were backed by a strong contingent of U's fans from the first minute to the last.
Don't be afraid to perform and show us all what you are capable of, because ultimately by playing without fear you are already half way there to winning the battle of each and every game that is left.
I know that's easier said than done these days but if you stick to your principles and be bold when the time is right, the season will be turned around for the better and we will be a League 1 team next year. The foundations for a great and exciting future are there, we just need to continue to build on them in the years ahead, and see where it takes us.
We all need to approach each game without fear and grab every opportunity with both hands and embrace them when they are presented to us. We're in this together and we must never forget that!