Back to it, comrades – match three at the despicable Sixfields. Whisper your discontent quietly though, the anger is starting to get on people’s tits.

I still can’t make it though, and therefore continue to feel the injustice. I know there are many who wish we’d all just hightail to a position of acceptance, but unfortunately uniform and total alignment of emotions is implausible in our culture. We are humans and therefore all deal and process despair at different rates, based on individual circumstance, perspectives and perception.

North Korea and TGI Fridays staff are two obvious exceptions that spring to mind, but that’s taken years and years of cultural conditioning.

I’ve no doubt the feeling of resentment will become exasperated by 3pm this afternoon, so let’s just hope we can grab a win; that always makes it feel a little bit better, don’t it?

And what mighty beasts must we conquer in order to reach this diluted and temporary state of delirium…

Colchester, come on down.

How are they getting on?

They’ve not had the best of weeks in the old injury department. Thursday saw just 11 players train, with one of those being the keeper. Brittle stuff, right there.

As for their start as a whole, it’s been decent. And by decent, I mean equally as good as ours, as far as points and results go. Two wins and two draws sees them on eight points and in 8th place (which is exactly what we’d have managed if people weren’t always thieving ours).

Saying that, Colchester haven’t actually won in their last four, or to extend that point further, they’ve only managed one win in six. In the meantime, we’re unbeaten in four, which makes us sound better at this moment in time.

It should be a good match I reckon.

Who could cause us trouble?

Freddie Sears has a couple of goals this year. Jabo Ibehre also has two, but one of those came in the League Cup, so doesn’t count as much. I don’t make the rules.

Clinton Morrison is still hanging around the place too, exaggerating life itself and furrowing that brow to within an inch of its life. He’ll come on and give it some giant strides at some point, I’d have thought.

Sky Blues team news

The concerns from last week over injuries have subsided, meaning only Adam Barton is properly struggling from the squad for this game.

Blair Adams sat out against Shrewsbury to allow young flame-head Ryan Haynes another bite at the left back cherry. By all accounts, he did a sensible job, but he will all-but-certainly step aside to allow Tony his spot back in the team.

Leon Clarke seems to always be carrying a niggle of sorts just lately, but he’ll be reet to partner hot-shot Callum Wilson up front.

Manset and Daniels were some of the more prominent names to turn out for the Under 21s this week, but they’ll still be around for the first team squad, you can be sure of that.

Probable team

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The Lampteys returned, and with that comes the weekly prediction. Things have relaxed to slightly more sensible proportions, but there’s still an overwhelming sense of possibility emanating from their gobs.

In short, a win is on the cards if this lot are to be trusted..

Joey: Coventry 2 – 1 Colchester

Paul: Coventry 3 – 1 Colchester

Neil: Coventry 2 – 1 Colchester



  1. feeling rather optimistic and i am going for another high scoring game, umm……..3-2 to the sky blues and off the foot of the table!

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