During their first season back in the Football League, The Imps picked up three points against Colchester United, with a 1-0 defeat away on Tuesday 21st November in front of 3,102 and a 2-1 win at home on Saturday 21st April in front of 9,211.

The Colchester United goalscorer in the away match was Sammie Szmodics (3′). In the home game, Elliott Whitehouse put The Imps 1-0 ahead from the penalty spot in the 55th minute, then Courtney Senior made it 1-1 five minutes later. The Imps went down to 10 men in the 83rd minute when Michael Bostwick was sent off. In the fourth minute of stoppage time, Luke Waterfall headed in to win the match for The Imps.

Thank you to Colchester United supporters Mick, Freddie and Doug for answering our questions!

First up, the answers provided by Mick! (You can get to the other two sets of answers by clicking the names above or by using the “Click here for the next page” button at the bottom of the page!)

How long have you supported Colchester United?

55 years.

Where did you finish last season?

13th.

What do you think of your Manager?

Even though he is in his third season in charge, to me he is not improving. He has a philosophy on how he wants the team to play and struggles to come up with answers when the opposition stops us from playing by pressing us, and stop us playing out from the back. Infuriates fans by defending deep when leading, especially away from home.

What are your hopes and expectations for this season?

With the squad that we have definitely top 7. If we had a decent manager, then it would be an automatic promotion.

One(s) to watch?

Luke Norris and Harry Pell.

Who do you think will finish in the top 7?

Lincoln City, Milton Keynes, Exeter City, Colchester United, Mansfield Town, Tranmere Rovers and Bury.

Who do you think will finish in the bottom 2?

Macclesfield Town and Cheltenham Town.

What are your thoughts on Lincoln City?

They will get automatic promotion, probably as Champions. The Cowley’s won’t accept anything less.

What do you think the score will be?

1-1.

What will your likely default formation and style of play be for this season?

We don’t really have a default. We either play 3-5-2, or 4-3-1-2. However, we set up we have the same philosophy of playing a passing game, starting out from the back.

Random fact about your Club?

We reached the 5th Round of the FA Cup as a non-league team in 1948.

If you could steal one Lincoln City player for your own team, who would it be and why?

Lee Frecklington. A goalscoring midfielder would be a useful addition.

What are your proudest and most embarrassing moments as a Colchester United Supporter?

Playing in the Championship for two seasons is the proudest, as it something I thought would never happen in my lifetime. The most embarrassing moments have to be the many times we have been knocked out of the FA Cup by a non-league team. The worst was losing 4-1 to Bedlington Terriers, with the 20th anniversary coming up for that next month, and losing 1-0 at home to Oxford City last season not far behind.

Who would you say is your most underrated player?

This is a tough one. Our fans would probably have a mixed opinion on this. Personally, I would say Frankie Kent. A centre-back who came through the academy and has come of age this season.

Do you have a Supporters Trust and what role do they play at the Club?

We have a Supporters Association that run coaches for away games, but they don’t play any role at the club as far as I know.

Which was your favourite match involving Colchester United?

Beating Leeds (then the best team in the country) 3-2 in the FA Cup 5th Round in 1971.

Which was your least favourite match involving Colchester United?

It is hard to pick one, as there have been many. Perhaps I could pick my saddest match. That would be when lost 1-0 to Stoke in our last game at Layer Road, and at the same time we were relegated from the Championship, and would have to play in League One in our first season at the new stadium.

As the erstwhile capital of Roman Britain, do you have spiwit?

Yes, I have plenty of bwvardo. As for being the oldest recorded town, this something we have never sold too well as a tourist attraction.

If you could build the stadium again, what would you add/remove from a supporters perspective?

Most fans would have liked a stadium where the corners were filled in. Something that may happen in future if we ever got back to the Championship. As for removing. It would probably be to make the stadium smaller because with our small crowds it would create a better atmosphere.

Posted by Vital Lincoln City on Friday, 26 October 2018

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