Date: 30th July 2009 at 2:48pm
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Earlier this summer, Vital Colchester ran a series of features on ex-Colchester players still in the game. Inspired by various sources, such as BBC 606 and Vital Derby, we imagined the best possible U`s XI comprising players still in the game, then the same with loans.

We also ran a feature imagining the worst possible eleven of players from the past decade ever to don stripes.

Now, as published in a commemorative book about United`s famous old ground, Layer Road, Vital U`s offers a possible best all-time XI. The side`s selection is down to long-time U`s-watcher, Keith Blaxall.

There are surprise omissions of strike paring, Martyn King (1956 – 1965) and Bobby Hunt, (1960 – 1964) who amassed 213 goals in total for United. Remember to tell us what you think as this series is all about encouraging debate!

Manager:
Dick Graham (1968 – 1972)

Goalkeeper:Mick Walker – (1973 – 1983) 424/0

Defence:

Micky Cook – (1969 – 1984) 700 / 25

Wayne Brown (1997 – 1998 & 2003 – 2007) 160 / 5

Steve Dowman (1976 – 1980) 186 / 26

Brian Hall (1964 – 1973) 354 / 37

Midfield:

Colin Garwood (1975 – 1978) 105 / 39

Mark Kinsella (1989 – 1996) 267 /44

Steve Leslie (1970 – 1984) 501 / 46

Mick Mahon (1970 – 1973) 136 / 76

Strikers:

Bobby Svarc (1872 – 1976) 128 / 64

Bobby Gough (1975 – 1981) 232 / 80

Substitute:

Bobby Cram (1969 – 1972) 116 / 4

Tony English (1984 – 1996) 488 / 57

Steve Foley (1969 – 1982) 314 / 56

Tony Adcock (1980 – 1987 & 1995 – 1998) 389/ 149


Article by Matt_Us.

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