In this week’s State of Affairs explains why you should be a Colchester United fan. This article also features in the current issue of the Rabbit. 

Colchester United are a professional football team, competing in League 1, who play their home games at Weston Homes Community Stadium in Colchester. So, just a standard lower league team then, you might think. Well, this year, for the first time, The Rabbit have gained access to press conferences and home games at Colchester United.

This allows us to comprehensively cover the U’s and bring you all the news and updates from the team. So, the question here is why should you care? Firstly, unlike the Goliaths of the premiership, lower league football brings out the passion of the game that simply can’t be bought, no matter how many millions you throw at it.

Colchester United has been an established club within the football league for over 5 decades, and over that time have developed passionate rivalries that always deliver entertaining football. Even in non-rivalry games the atmosphere is great, as any Col U fan will tell you!

The U’s are a competitive and exciting team to follow, with players such as last year’s leading scorer Ian Henderson, young star midfielder Anthony Wordsworth and defensive stalwart Magnus Okuonghae providing the thrills for U’s fans. Most importantly, it’s not hard to follow! With the comprehensive coverage the Rabbit will provide through the newspaper and online, as well as the student discount on already very reasonably priced game ticket prices, why not give the U’s a shot? 

Colchester United are not Manchester United. They aren’t Arsenal either, nor Chelsea, nor Tottenham or even Blackburn. No, what they are is your local team now you are here at the University of Essex, and they are a team that you can, and should, be proud of.