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Anybody hear Clarkey on RS . He really gives it to Mr Bowers .

As soon as Bowers mentioned how poor Colchester were first half Clarke bit his head off saying that is because we need credit for it. 

I'm not bothered about Colchester !! Brilliant Clarkey neither am I. 

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3 minutes ago, Joe B said:

You can develop players for years in top academies, and they still won't learn the innate attributes that Gibbo has.

He's an excellent player in a load of ways, but his seething aggression, work-rate, and borderline viciousness in everything he does isn't coachable. He looks perpetually fuming at everything and everyone and it reflects brilliantly in the way he plays.

Him clattering their lad in the 2nd half, after the ball was out and the player was two yards off the pitch, was top drawer. Vintage Gibbo. Future captain.

Gibbo is absolute class. His desire shines through. He's capable of playing left and right back, he can score the odd goal, his commitment is second to non. Top quality player and one I'm sure will unfortunately leave us one day for a decent pay-out for the club. 

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3 minutes ago, darren1810 said:

Anybody hear Clarkey on RS . He really gives it to Mr Bowers .

As soon as Bowers mentioned how poor Colchester were first half Clarke bit his head off saying that is because we need credit for it. 

I'm not bothered about Colchester !! Brilliant Clarkey neither am I. 

Im sure DC rolled his eyes at one point:angry::laugh:

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12 minutes ago, Joe B said:

You can develop players for years in top academies, and they still won't learn the innate attributes that Gibbo has.

He's an excellent player in a load of ways, but his seething aggression, work-rate, and borderline viciousness in everything he does isn't coachable. He looks perpetually fuming at everything and everyone and it reflects brilliantly in the way he plays.

Him clattering their lad in the 2nd half, after the ball was out and the player was two yards off the pitch, was top drawer. Vintage Gibbo. Future captain.

You are 100% correct. You can have all the talent in the world, but if you havent got the desire, mental strength and will to win then you won’t make it in the game. Aside from his quality and how he’s improved as a player, his aggressiveness and tenacity set him apart from many players that play in his position in this league and I think there are very few like him. Look at the players he’s seen off competition from that play in his position over the time he’s been at the club, some of them who’ve played higher up. Sometimes fans get carried away with players that we bring in from other clubs and they get all the attention, but right under our nose we’ve got local players that could go on to play higher. 

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24 minutes ago, Conrad said:

It’s a game of opinions, although no one had a bad game i thought Conlon was probably the worst player today.

 

While I respect your opinion, are you on crack?!

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42 minutes ago, Walka003 said:

An utter flogging and should have been 5 or 6.

I was listening to the Not the top twenty podcast this morning and they tipped us to win, saying "I'm not sure who the second best team in league two is yet, Its probably Swindon but it could be vale" well I hope this weekend clarifies the point for them emoji16.png

I`m not sure we are second best.

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Am I right that prior to kick off Garrity was second top scorer ?

If correct we had our top 2 scorers missing and won 3-0 at a canter. 

Very promising. Loved Politic first half he was terrific and they didn't have a clue how to handle him. 

Wonder why given our form apart from the fact it was quite cold that the crowd dropped by 300-400 . 

You're missing out. 

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Squad is now showing why we are 2nd in the division.  Every player now  playing a part in the mighty whites resurgence. Interchanging positions and tactics are demanding respect from every other club. Fantastic feeling growing throughout the fan base as all our players seem capable of causing havoc/ scoring. Shots from everywhere, scintillating crosses hard into the box, intricate passing movements making defences dizzy, I could go on and on.  What a time to be a Valiant! Now I honestly believe getting out of this god awful division is squarely in our own hands. Conner wait to cheer on the lads at Crawl6next week. VITD.

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Think there was a point in the second half where Wilson was playing central midfield and Smith was up front. Even Cruyff would have deemed that a too literal interpretation of TotaalVoetbal. Dazzler is a world class manager.

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Great result, some really good performances, Gibbons, Conlon and Wilson were excellent and could have been 4 or 5.  The only downside for me was the crowd, we been playing some decent stuff most of the season and top 6 since mid September but less than 5500 was a poor gate for me.  In the league below there was Chesterfirled with over 5500, Grimsby over 6000 and Notts County over 7500 and we keep claiming to be a lot bigger than these.  

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1 minute ago, blackdog said:

An all round professional performance in my book, I thought on another day Colchester could have scored a couple, but overall we dominated, Conlon MOM in my opinion. 

They certainly should have scored more than a couple but they were rattled from the off and lacked the composure that we often showed. Politic was a thorn in their side with his positive runs towards the area. On our day we're a tough side for anyone at our level. Happy days!

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1 hour ago, Beech said:

Maybe we made them look so bad just as Mansfield did to us at times earlier this week. Sometimes you just have to give credit to your opposition on the day. But the truth usually lies somewhere in the middle.

Yes spot on Mansfield pressed us and we could not get any flow to our game but today, what an effort from the lads brilliant from every one of them and MADE Colchester look average and limited them to very few chances, keep believing it's our golden year. 

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We looked streets ahead of Colchester.  I’m going to put my Carl from Wolstanton negative hat on and say it was far too easy at times today to the point when our showboating almost cost us on a couple of occasions.  Yet another game where we took our foot off the gas second half instead of putting a very poor team to the sword.  Feel free to shoot at my tin hat.

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6 minutes ago, valefan79 said:

Great result, some really good performances, Gibbons, Conlon and Wilson were excellent and could have been 4 or 5.  The only downside for me was the crowd, we been playing some decent stuff most of the season and top 6 since mid September but less than 5500 was a poor gate for me.  In the league below there was Chesterfirled with over 5500, Grimsby over 6000 and Notts County over 7500 and we keep claiming to be a lot bigger than these.  

We really should be getting over 6,000 week in week out with our form and league position. We never seem to be able to sustain decent crowds for some reason. 

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