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U's legend Karl Duguid is calling on Colchester United supporters to show their true colours for the U's opening home match of the new season against Oldham Athletic on August 9th.
As the new Sky Bet Football League season kicks-off, fans across the country are being set the challenge of creating a ‘Wall of Colour’ at their side’s opening home league match.
Fans can get involved by donning their club’s famous colours, as well as finding the most innovative ways to show off their love for their team through social media using #WallofColour.
The U's will be looking to kick off the new season in style, with the first home result often proving a useful pointer to a team’s prospects for the season ahead.
Last season, none of the 10 clubs that won promotion from the Sky Bet Championship, League 1 or League 2 lost their first home league match. Additionally, none of the 9 clubs that were ultimately relegated won their opening home game.
Doogie is looking to U's fans to play their part in getting by making the Weston Homes Community Stadium a sea of blue and white and creating a memorable atmosphere to inspire the team.
"The fans have always been great in getting behind the team and this season we hope that we can work together on and off the pitch to make it a successful one," he said.
The U's also have a pleasant surprise for fans watching from the Family Enclosure this season as we look to build a fanbase for the future.
Shaun Harvey, the Chief Executive of The Football League, said: “The beginning of the new season is always a special time, with supporters full of hope and expectation that this season is going to be their year.
“It’s great to see Karl calling on fans to create a Wall of Colour at the Weston Homes Community Stadium and I hope that U's supporters rise to the challenge. Every side will want to make a strong start to the new season and the three points on offer could go on to make all the difference when the trophies are being handed out next Spring.”