Colchester United

FL125 VOTE

 

  Who is Colchester United's best ever captain?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Karl Duguid 50%
2 Mickey Cook 27%
3 Tony English 23%
     

The FL125 Greatest Captain voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurBestCaptain.

The nominees were:

Karl Duguid - Fought back from a serious injury to guide the U's to the Championship for the first time in their history - where he scored the winner v Ipswich at Layer Road.

Tony English - Instrumental in returning the U's back to The Football League and a real leader at the heart of defence. One of the first inductees to the Hall of Fame.

Mickey Cook - The U's record appearance maker, his combative performances at right-back made him a regular pick and a natural choice to be captain in the blue and white stripes.

 

  Who is Colchester United's greatest ever player?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Peter Wright 35%
2 Mark Kinsella 28%
3 Lomana Tresor Lua Lua 20%
4 Tony Adcock 10%
5 Jamie Cureton 7%
     

The FL125 Greatest Player voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurGreatestPlayer.

The nominees were:

Mark Kinsella - Brought over from Ireland, his all action performances quickly made him a hero. It was no surprise that he went on to play top-flight football.

Lomana Tresor Lua Lua - The enigmatic winger had full-backs tied up in knots on most Saturday afternoons and his presence on the pitch had the fans on their toes from the first whistle.

Peter Wright - The dashing wide man was named U's Player of the Century by a newspaper poll. Unplayable on his day, he retained a strong link with the club until his untimely death last year.

Jamie Cureton - Divisional Golden Boot winner in the U's highest ever finish, Jamie's eye for goal and his partnership with Chris Iwelumo will live long in the memory.

Tony Adcock - One of the U's all-time leading marksmen, the Rooster was a hugely popular figure during his time at the club, and a game with his name on the scoresheet was never far away.

 

  When was Colchester United's best season?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 2006/07 57%
2 2005/06 32%
3 1991/92 6%
4 1970/71 5%
     

The FL125 Greatest Season voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurBestSeason.

The nominations were:

2005/06 - Colchester United get promoted to the second tier of English football for the first time in their history.

2006/07 - The U's enjoy Championship life, chasing the Play-Offs for much of the season, before finishing in a club highest 10th.

1991/92 - After the despair of dropping out of the League, the U's return to the Football League in style by winning a league and FA Trophy double.

1970/71 season - The U's make global headlines, as they knock all conquering Leeds United out of the FA Cup in one of the upsets of all time, as well as finishing sixth in Division Four.

 

  Who is Colchester United's best ever manager?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Phil Parkinson 76%
2 Dick Graham 15%
3 Steve Wignall 5%
4 Geraint Williams 4%
     

The FL125 Greatest Manager voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #GreatManagers.

The nominees were: 

Dick Graham - Put Colchester United on the map in 1971, with the giant-killing act over Leeds United in the FA Cup. His Division Four team beat arguably the best side in the country at the time, and one of the leading sides in Europe, 3-2 at Layer Road.

Phil Parkinson - Guided the U's to promotion to the Championship in 2006, putting them in the second tier of English football for the first time in their history. Had a knack of recruiting young, hungry players from higher levels and giving them the platform to move back to those higher levels.

Steve Wignall - Took the U's to Wembley in two successive seasons, a victory over Torquay on the second visit, in 1998, gaining the club promotion into the third tier via the Play-Off Final. Wignall also guided the club into the Play-Offs in 1996, two years before the eventual promotion.

Geraint Williams - Became a League manager for the first time in the summer of 2006, just as the U's gained promotion to the Championship. In the U's first ever season in the second tier, he guided them to a 10th-place finish, with promotion to the Premier League still a possibility with two games of the season remaining.