Match Day Thread Colchester United v Newport County AFC • L2 12 • 08/10/2016 15:00

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  1. colu_mike

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    • Colchester United v Newport County AFC [Saturday 08th October 2016 15:00]
    • Venue - Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5UP.
    • Forecast - 14°C; Light Cloud [LINK]

    We renew acquaintances with the Exiles of Newport after a hiatus of 28 years on Saturday. It’s the first time we’ve met them since their reformation in June 1989, after going out of business in February 1989 following relegation from the Football League in May 1988. It’s a fate that almost befell the U’s in April 1991, when then owner Jonathan Crisp pulled the plug, before the council bought Layer Road for £1 million to save the club. Happily the Exiles finally made it back into the Football League in 2013 after a long haul up the non-league pyramid. They’ve finished 14th (2013-14), 9th (2014-15) and 22nd (2015-16) in League Two, but presently find themselves at the foot of the Football League after collecting just 6 points from their opening 9 games. In a twist of fate they’ve just appointed Graham Westley as their new manager for this game, after previous boss Warren Feeney paid the price for a woeful start to the campaign.

    It’s now 1 win in 8 competitive games for John McGreal’s struggling U’s, with back-to-back reverses - against unbeaten Carlisle (0-2) and a humiliating home defeat (1-2) at the hands of Southampton’s U23 side in the much maligned Checkatrade Trophy - in the past 7 days. Our current slide has worrying similarities with last season’s autumn collapse with saw the U’s slump from 8th place in League One at the start of October to 24th by Christmas, as we went on a club record 19 league match winless streak. It’s imperative to nip this poor run of form in the bud before it becomes the set pattern of the winter months as per the struggles of 2012-13 and 2015-16. In Newport we have the perfect opportunity to record a sizeable home win given their recent atrocious form; although the arrival of a new broom may lift the visitors for this must win game.

    Full Time Result Probability: Colchester win 60%; Draw 23%; Newport win 17%.

    Recent Results

    Colchester United

    13/08/2016 L2 02 Colchester United 2 - 0 Cambridge United
    16/08/2016 L2 03 Colchester United 3 - 2 Grimsby Town
    20/08/2016 L2 04 Portsmouth 2 - 0 Colchester United
    27/08/2016 L2 05 Wycombe Wanderers 0 - 2 Colchester United
    03/09/2016 L2 06 Colchester United 2 - 3 Exeter City
    10/09/2016 L2 07 Colchester United 3 - 2 Blackpool
    17/09/2016 L2 08 Barnet 1 - 1 Colchester United
    24/09/2016 L2 09 Colchester United 1 - 2 Accrington Stanley
    27/09/2016 L2 10 Crawley Town 1 - 1 Colchester United
    01/10/2016 L2 11 Carlisle United 2 - 0 Colchester United

    30/08/2016 FLT S E-1 Crawley Town 1 - 0 Colchester United
    04/10/2016 FLT S E-2 Colchester United 1 - 2 Southampton U23

    Newport County AFC

    06/08/2016 L2 01 Newport County AFC 2 - 3 Mansfield Town
    13/08/2016 L2 02 Leyton Orient 0 - 1 Newport County AFC
    16/08/2016 L2 03 Luton Town 2 - 1 Newport County AFC
    20/08/2016 L2 04 Newport County AFC 1 - 1 Crewe Alexandra
    27/08/2016 L2 05 Hartlepool United 2 - 2 Newport County AFC
    10/09/2016 L2 07 Newport County AFC 2 - 2 Cheltenham Town
    17/09/2016 L2 08 Doncaster Rovers 2 - 0 Newport County AFC
    24/09/2016 L2 09 Newport County AFC 1 - 2 Cambridge United
    27/09/2016 L2 10 Grimsby Town 1 - 0 Newport County AFC

    30/08/2016 FLT S B-1 Plymouth Argyle 4 - 1 Newport County AFC
    04/09/2016 FLT S B-2 Newport County AFC 1 - 2 Swansea City U23

    Form Stats

    • Colchester United
    Overall - LWDLDL (20/24)
    Home - WWLWL (09/24)

    • Newport County AFC
    Overall - DDDLLL (24/24)
    Away - WLDLL (18/24)

    Goal Stats

    • Colchester United
    Attack - 09/24 (1.45 goals per game)
    Defence - 17/24 (1.45 goals per game)
    Goal Difference - 08/24 (+0.00)

    Home Attack - 02/24 (2.20 goals per game)
    Home Defence - 22/24 (1.80 goals per game)
    Home Goal Difference - 10/24 (+0.40)

    • Newport County AFC
    Attack - 17/24 (1.11 goals per game)
    Defence - 21/24 (1.67 goals per game)
    Goal Difference - 22/24 (-0.56)

    Away Attack - 19/24 (0.80 goals per game)
    Away Defence - 12/24 (1.40 goals per game)
    Away Goal Difference - 16/24 (-0.60)

    Historical Stats

    Our league record vs. Newport County:
    @ Colchester P 21 W 02 D 07 L 12 F 42 A 26 +16
    @ Newport P 21 W 07 D 04 L 10 F 23 A 27 -4

    26/02/1988 D4 Colchester United 0 - 0 Newport County [1784]
    03/10/1987 D4 Newport County 1 - 2 Colchester United Richard Thompson 87; Richard Wilkins 22, Nicky Chatterton 51 [1200]


    21/11/1981 FAC R1 Colchester United 2 - 0 Newport County Steve Leslie 50, Tony Adcock 74 [3535]


    25/04/1981 D3 Newport County 1 - 0 Colchester United John Aldridge 24 [4619]
    20/12/1980 D3 Colchester United 1 - 0 Newport County Bobby Hodge 43P [2160]


    05/02/1979 FAC R4R Colchester United 1 - 0 Newport County Bobby Gough 26 [7025]
    30/01/1979 FAC R4 Newport County 0 - 0 Colchester United [10329]


    22/02/1977 D4 Newport County 1 - 2 Colchester United John Emanuel 49; Bobby Gough 44, 55 [1575]
    01/01/1977 D4 Colchester United 5 - 0 Newport County Bobby Gough 6, 63, Lindsay Smith 25, Steve Dowman 52, Colin Garwood 64 [4614]

    12/01/1974 D4 Newport County 1 - 3 Colchester United Wynne Hooper 50; Micky Cook 48, Steve Leslie 56, Phil Thomas 90 [3304]
    15/09/1973 D4 Colchester United 4 - 1 Newport County Phil Thomas 6, Bobby Svarc 11, Steve Leslie 24, Stuart Morgan 57; Len Hill 33 [3523]

    06/01/1973 D4 Newport County 1 - 0 Colchester United Billy Screen 51 [3465]
    26/08/1972 D4 Colchester United 1 - 3 Newport County Mick Mahon 66; Graham Coldrick, Dennis Hawkins, Jeff Thomas [3639]

    Fixtures

    • Sky Bet League Two
    08/10/2016 Mansfield Town (14) v Notts County (07) 12:15
    08/10/2016 Accrington Stanley (12) v Cheltenham Town (22) 15:00
    08/10/2016 Blackpool (16) v Cambridge United (19) 15:00
    08/10/2016 Colchester United (11) v Newport County AFC (24) 15:00
    08/10/2016 Doncaster Rovers (02) v Barnet (18) 15:00
    08/10/2016 Exeter City (23) v Grimsby Town (09) 15:00
    08/10/2016 Hartlepool United (13) v Crawley Town (05) 15:00
    08/10/2016 Leyton Orient (17) v Portsmouth (06) 15:00
    08/10/2016 Luton Town (04) v Crewe Alexandra (08) 15:00
    08/10/2016 Morecambe (10) v Carlisle United (03) 15:00
    08/10/2016 Stevenage (20) v Plymouth Argyle (01) 15:00
    08/10/2016 Yeovil Town (21) v Wycombe Wanderers (15) 15:00

    • U’s Next Five
    15/10/2016 L2 13 Doncaster Rovers v Colchester United 15:00
    22/10/2016 L2 14 Colchester United v Morecambe 15:00
    29/10/2016 L2 15 Plymouth Argyle v Colchester United 15:00
    12/11/2016 L2 16 Colchester United v Leyton Orient 15:00
    19/11/2016 L2 17 Yeovil Town v Colchester United 15:00

    05/11/2016 FAC R1 TBA
    08/11/2016 FLT S E-3 Colchester United v Charlton Athletic 19:45
     
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  2. sensiblegreeny

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    That's one hell of a matchday thread opening post colu_mike. Who did you post it for?
     
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    You never know when those other two 'mighty' (<laugh>) Us fans may be watching.
     
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