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Six Of The Best

18 June 2015

What games would you include in a multi-game pack this season?

Each game has the potential of bringing a large crowd, and great atmosphere to the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

The big games that caught my eye are Gillingham, Southend United, Sheffield United, Millwall, Peterborough United, and Rochdale.

There are several cracking games to look forward to in the next nine months, but our matchday media assistant Andy Carmichael took a look at six of the matches that caught his eye.

The 2015/16 fixtures were launched on Wednesday morning to much excitement, as the U's prepare for another season of progress in League One.

Saturday September 19th - Gillingham

Gillingham finished 12th in League One last season, and could be looking for a higher finish next season after piling the misery on Notts County, sending them down on the last day of the season at Priestfield. It will be Justin Edinburgh's first full season in management with the Gills after moving from Newport County to the Kent team midway through the 2014/15 season.

Saturday December 26th – Southend United

After the drama of a penalty shoot-out win for Southend United at Wembley to win the League Two playoff final in May, the Shrimpers can look forward to the first Essex derby in six seasons years, since the Colchester double in the 2009/10 season. Phil Brown's team will visit the Weston Homes on Boxing Day for what promises to be one of the best games of the season at Colchester.

Saturday January 16th – Sheffield United

Nigel Adkins has recently been named the new Blades manager, after Nigel Clough was sacked following defeat in the play-off semi-final to Swindon Town. The new boss has already stated his intentions for the coming season, with promotion the main ambition for the Sheffield club who have been in League One since their relegation from the Championship in 2011.

Saturday April 2nd – Millwall

Millwall will return to League One after being relegated from the Championship last season. Former Lions striker Neil Harris will take charge of the London team for his first season in management, and will want to bounce straight back to the second tier of English football. One of the closest games for the fans to travel will bring hordes of Millwall fans to the Weston Homes, much like the last time the two sides met, when the London side won 2-1.

Saturday April 16th – Peterborough United

One of the most hotly contended games from the past few seasons has been when Peterborough have visited Colchester. The last time they came to Essex was in front of the BT Sport cameras for the Second Round of the FA Cup, in a thrilling game that saw George Moncur score a last minute winner for the U's. Dave Robertson will start the season in charge after Darren Ferguson was sacked at the back end of last season.

Sunday May 8th – Rochdale

With the amazing scenes from the last day drama still fresh in the minds of U's fans there is another final day home tie which could be another enthralling game, which is hopefully a lot less tense than the last 5 minutes of the 1-0 win against Preston! Rochdale finished just outside the play-offs last season, with former U's player Ian Henderson scoring a shed load of goals for the northern team, and they will be looking to go one better and make it to the play-offs this time around.

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Our multi-game six and twelve game packs are on sale now - don't forget, you can choose ANY six or twelve games to suit your needs.

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