Championship Season Preview 2006/07 – Colchester United

Post by David Walker

Colchester United

Odds: 250/one

Final Five Seasons2005/06 – 2 (League One particular, Promoted), 2004/05 – 15 (League 1), 2003/04 – 11 (League One particular), 2002/03 – 12 (League A single), 2001/02 – 15 (League One particular).

2005/06 Cup ProgressFA Cup Fifth Spherical vs Chelsea (a) – misplaced 3-1.Carling Cup 1st Round vs Cardiff Town (h) – lost 2-.Football League Trophy Southern Last vs Swansea Town – misplaced 3-1 on aggregate.

Top Objective Scorer 2005/06: Chris Iwelumo (striker) – 19 goals.

Players InJohnnie Jackson (Tottenham Hotspur – Totally free), Jamie Cureton (Swindon City – No cost).

Players OutNeil Danns (Birmingham Town – £500,000), Liam Chilvers (Preston North Stop – Totally free), Stephen Hunt (Notts County – Free of charge), Sam Stockley (Wycombe Wanderers – Totally free), Tony Thorpe (Stevenage Borough – Free of charge).

Colchester United stunned League A single by winning automatic marketing very last season but will locate existence significantly harder in the Championship. A lot of the club’s success was down to dynamic youthful supervisor Phil Parkinson but United will have to do with out him up coming period following his change to Hull Metropolis.

Colchester even gained a momentary High Court injunction preventing Parkinson from leaving the club soon after Chairman Adam Pearson rejected his resignation. Hull had a £250,000 provide rejected for Parkinson, which equated to 5 times the value of the unexpired part of his contract. Two days later on, on 29 June, Parkinson was appointed manager of Hull Metropolis following they compensated £400,000 compensation. However, Colchester stipulated that Parkinson would be unable to indication any of the gamers he worked with during Colchester’s promotion.

The club have also lost two high profile gamers in Neil Danns and Liam Chilvers. Former Blackburn Rovers trainee Danns, who scored 16 targets from midfield last season, joined Birmingham City for an initial £500,000 which could rise to £850,000. Chilvers rejected a new agreement offer from Colchester to join Prest North End on a no cost transfer. The previous Arsenal trainee signed a two yr contract at Deepdale.

Colchester have brought in Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Johnnie Jackson and it will be the second time the player has represented the club, subsequent a loan spell in 2003. Unable to break into the Spurs team, Jackson has spent time on mortgage at Coventry City, Watford and Derby County and joined the Layer Road club on a free of charge transfer.

Swindon City striker Jamie Cureton signed for Colchester after working out a clause in his agreement subsequent the Robins relegation from League Two. The previous Norwich Town and Perusing striker also joined on a free transfer.

VerdictColchester United have not had the finest preparation for the new time subsequent Phil Parkinson’s departure to Hull Metropolis and the bookmakers make them firm favourites at thirteen/eight for the drop.

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