Home to Colchester United, newly relegated to League 2 for the 2016/17 season, the first time the club has been in this tier since their promotion in the 1997/98 season. It's been a torrid few years for the team, since being relegated from the Championship in 2008 they failed to stabilise and finished mid-table for numerous years before narrowly surviving on the last day in 2013, finishing 20th and the next two seasons finishing in lowly positions also. Ultimately, the club finally were relegated in 23rd last season, leaking just under 100 goals that season.
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The aim is to change this. To turn the fortunes around of this Essex based club and take them back to the Championship and beyond. It's very much been a summer of change - the likes of George Moncur and Alex Gilbey joining Championship clubs with others to League 1 clubs. Thus meaning it's very much a fresh rebuild for us. What will occur? We will soon see!
Well, I'm back... yeah. I never thought this would be the case but I've really enjoyed this year of FM and find it a good way of relaxing - writing on it can only help. After the two previous attempts of stories failed, mostly due to personal reasons, I can't wait to get something going and with a club that... I don't mind to be fair, Colchester are a well run club and obviously play in the same league as my beloved Accrington, so I know a little bit about them already. I'm planning on making this a proper story, you'll soon see what is meant by this. The ultimate aim is to try and get people reading and joining the site, it's been a real damn shame coming back to see how quiet the site is nowadays, let's change that. Up the Colchester boys.