Date: 23rd August 2009 at 5:24pm
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A comprehensive review of all the twists and turns of the last seven days on Vital Colchester…

Sunday August 16 2009

U’s In Brief – 16/08
A comprehensive review of the last seven days Vital Colchester…

U`s In JTP Pair-Off With Gillingham
The month will end with another tie against Tuesday night`s opposition, Gillingham, in the Johnston`s Paint Trophy, on August 31.

Report:- Assured U`s In Early Raid Against Yeovil
Jubliant Colchester fans watched their side in first-half cruise control against Yeovil as two goals proved eventually enough to maintain the side`s unbeaten spell in this League One season.

Col U Live Coverage Suspended
Vital Colchester`s initially avid coverage of the weekly U`s-obsessed show, Col U Live, on Dream 100 FM has been suspended due to a lack of user interest in our service.

Reaction:-‘Bewildered’ Lambo`s Red Card For Ref
U`s manager Paul Lambert showed a red card, yes, metaphorically speaking, to the referee following the weekend`s 2-1 win over Yeovil.

Monday August 17 2009

Transfer News: Sven’s County Swoop For U`s Jackson
Notts County, overseen by former England and Manchester City manager, Sven Goran Eriksson, have swooped to sign have swooped to sign U`s midfielder, Johnnie Jackson, on a free transfer.

You Love Value-added Vital Colchester!
Our latest poll asked the lucky users of this free Vital Colchester fanzine if they preferred bog-standard sports reporting or something with a sharp-eyed sarcastic bite. Here`s what you said…

Tuesday August 18 2009

U’s: Paul Lambert In Leapfrog To Norwich City?
A multitude of other unofficial fanzines think Paul Lambert is the unnamed manager who has been interviewed for Norwich City`s vacancy.

Lambert Resigns In Shocking City Switch!
Colchester United are manageress this morning after Paul Lambert sensationally resigned yesterday, with a view to coaching the team he recently thrashed 7-1.

U`s Call Conference As Cowling Questions Conduct
Robbie Cowling`s statement in the wake of Paul Lambert`s shock departure this morning has questioned the conduct of Norwich City over his audacious appointment.

Lambert: I Owe Team But Couldn`t Turn City Down
Paul Lambert has said he is not hiding behind the fact he ‘couldn`t turn down’ the chance to manage Colchester’s rivals Norwich City.

Now Captian Hammond Is Off Too!
Dean Hammond is talking personal terms with Colchester`s league rivals Southampton and looks set to follow Paul Lambert, who joined Norwich this morning, out of Essex.

Club Issues Statement Of Facts Over Lambert Affair
Colchester United have his afternoon recalled before a press conference, through chief executive Steve Bradshaw, what they called a ‘statement of the facts.’

U`s Aim For Embargo To Prevent City A140 Exodus
Colchester Chief Executive, Steve Bradshaw, told BBC Radio Essex this lunchtime that they will seek a long transfer embargo to protect their playing staff from being picked off by Paul Lambert at Norwich City.

Dunne Promises U’s Response Against Gills
Joe Dunne is installed as Colchester`s acting manager for tonight`s game against Gillingham. He promised ‘a response’ following Paul Lambert’s enexpected departure to Norwich today.

Top Names Interested – Appointment Weeks Away
The unexpected drama of a search for Colchester United`s next manager begins tomorrow – right after the U’s finalise a deal for leaving captain Dean Hammond and play tonight`s game with Gillingham.

U’s -vs- Gillingham: Fan Q & A!
Earlier in the week, Vital caught up with the network`s Gillingham editor for his views on the game and the U`s ahead of this match.

U`s Win Without Lambert – Is He Watching?
A triumphant Colchester United made a show of sheer defiance, on the day they lost both their manager and team captain, pay off – with a magnificent 2-1 victory against Gillingham.

Wednesday August 19 2009

Stats: Colchester United v Gillingham 18/07/09
Match Stats from the U`s victory.

Transfer News: Hammond Would Have Quit – Cowling
Dean Hammond made a dashing exit from Colchester United, shortly after ex-manager Paul Lambert yesterday, to Southampton amid the revelation he was prepared to run down his contact.

Message from The Football Supporters’ Federation:
The Football Supporters’ Federation is now offering free membership to all fans from across the UK and beyond.

Report:- Job Dunne! U’s See Off Gills
Fine goals from Scott Vernon and Kevin Lisbie answered what everyone was asking yesterday – would football against Gillingham prove the perfect tonic or a thrashing for Colchester?

Comment: Paul Lambert Enters Pantomime City!
Oh no, it wasn`t… oh yes, it was… the BBC soundbites that perhaps betray some transparent logic!

U`sed & Abused? Lambert Leaves Essex An Anti-hero
Yesterday, Colchester United initially must have felt to most fans like a club with a death wish – as Chairman and owner Robbie Cowling later admitted in a statement, losing both boss and team captain in the space of a morning doesn`t represent an overly good day`s work.

Thursday August 20 2009

Col U: The Race To Replace – Day One
Vital Colchester brings you a verdicy on the candidates reportedly ready in the race to replace – Day One…

Way Back For Lambert`s Squad Rejects?
Less than a fortnight ago Robbie Cowling was prepared to back Paul Lambert, by removing his manager`s remaining dead wood, but acting boss, Joe Dunne, has reinstated the outcasts.

Poll Result: He Scored Against The Scum…!
Following Johnnie Jackson`s transfer to Notts County this week, long-serving Vital Colchester member, oohhJohnnieJackson, asked you to choose his new sign-in name.

Vital Promotion – Eat, Sleep, Breathe Football!
To thank our Vital Football readers for their loyalty (last month we smashed the 1.6million unique users barrier) we have a great offer for you, one of these superb t-shirts for a fiver including postage… what more could you ask for (within reason)?!

Lambert Charged By F.A. For Offical Rage
As anticipated by Vital Colchester, now ex-U`s boss, Paul Lambert, has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association, following his last game for the club.

U`s: Only Unemployed Need Apply!
Are you unemployed? Woah! Hold on, I mean: are you an unemployed manager? If yes, then Colchester United could provide you with a new workplace.

Sheringham Tells U`s No – Will Paul Buckle?
Teddy Sheringham will not be applying for the Colchester vacancy but Torquay United`s Paul Buckle may stall over a new deal to strengthen his chances of landing the job.

Press Reaction: Lambert To The Slaughter?
We`ve some more opinions on the Paul Lambert to Norwich palaver – now from Wednesday`s media. Like you need to read them anyway before you get back on that soapbox…!

Friday August 21 2009

Col U: The Race To Replace – Day Two
Vital Colchester brings you a verdicy on the candidates reportedly ready in the race to replace – Day Two…

Vital Football Launch Vital Mobile!
Vital Football have launched Vital Mobile

MK Dons -vs- U’s: Opposing Q &A!
We caught up with those behind the MK Dons fanzine, The Bucks Fizz, who gave Vital Colchester a preview ahead of tomorrow`s away game.

Izzet Praises Dunne As He Hints At Management
Colchester United`s midweek marvel Kem Izzet has praised stand-in boss, Joe Dunne, for his approach in the midst of a very tumultuous time for the club.

U`s: From Far-Out 30 To Final ‘Wow’ Factor Five?
Colchester United start the selection process for their next manager on Monday, formally interviewing just five on a list of more than 30 candidates.

Agent Played Big Role In Hammond Saints Switch
Steve Bradshaw revealed last night how Dean Hammond`s agent left Colchester with ‘no alternative’ but to yield as Southampton started chasing the former Brighton man.

Comment: Strip Tease – But Club Listens To Fans!
This just in – the best result of the past few days is that both the players and management at Colchester United have actually been listening to the fans.

Kit Stirred By Colchester Chance
Former club coach Kit Symoms, the ex Manchester City, Portsmouth and Fulham player, has joined an ever-increasing pool of possible U’s managerial candidates.

Saturday August 22 2009

Col U: The Race To Replace – Day Three
Vital Colchester brings you a verdicy on the candidates reportedly ready in the race to replace – Day Three…

Impressive Vincent Wants Goal Fest Season
After earning recognition for a rapid start to the season, winger Ashley Vincent wants to end the season with a large goal tally.

Dunne Drafts In Clark To Assist
Caretaker boss Joe Dunne has moved to bring in Paul Clark for assistance during his time in charge.

MK Dons Vs U’s – Starting XI
Team news from stadium:mk.

U`s MK History? – Dons Preview
The U’s are away at MK Dons this afternoon, looking to become the first side of the season to score against Paul Ince`s side.

Stats: MK Dons v Colchester United 22/08/09
Match Stats from the U`s defeat.

Perkins Request Piles Pressure On U’s
Colchester United midfield-man David Perkins has sadly asked for a move away from the club.

In The Blue & White Corner #2 (15/8/09 – 21/8/09)
Week two of the season, again in comic review-form… those of a Norwich disposition, be warned: strong black humour and even stronger insults lie within!

FAO Lambert: A Four Letter Word!
The four letter word, obviously, cannot be reproduced here in print, but for those Facebookers amongst us, just type in ‘Paul Lambert` and search the groups now dedicated to him – some 500-plus members already? in less than a week!

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