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HEAD TO HEAD: A brief history of Town's clashes with Colchester

THERE is nothing to separate Town and Colchester based on the teams’ historical encounters.

The sides have met on 71 occasions, both winning 28 times and sharing 15 draws.

In the majority of encounters over the last decade, a single goal has been the difference, this being the case in the most recent encounter in October, when former County Ground full-back Michael Rose hit the winner.

These close games have been a far cry from Swindon’s record win against a U’s, a 6-1 thrashing back in 1963.

John Stevens smashed in a hat-trick and Ernie Hunt notched a brace following Mike Summerbee’s opener.

Colchester had already bagged their record win over the Robins seven years earlier, a 5-0 thumping in Essex, but Swindon got their own back in style.

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9:04am Tue 5 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

PREDICTIONS LEAGUE!!
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Just in case the post goes up a bit too late for you - apologies but I didn't get it sent until later yesterday so may not be up until mid-morning today.
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Here are the questions for tonight - you can enter here or on the real thread:
"PREDICTIONS LEAGUE: COLCHESTER v SWINDON.

Dear all,
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Well anyone turning up tomorrow could be asked to sit on the bench from the sounds of it but I'm sure that those starting will really give it a go and get a bit of revenge on Colchester!!…I'll be making the trip so I blooming well hope they do at least!

The form history is split exactly 50/50 in all competitions and in just league games and whilst our overall away record doesn't blow you away the more recent form has been far better and personally I think the soulless stadium has given away teams more of an edge up there as there isn't much of a home atmosphere so to speak.
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The last time we visited was last season's F.A. Cup triumph and despite it finishing only 1-0 we deserved far better….I won't mention earlier this season but even if we only have 9 men fit and available then I expect them to go hell for leather for a win!!

Tricky game to predict but I can see our font men firing on all cylinders tomorrow….good solid win for the STFC boys please!!

Predictions for Colchester v Swindon please…..
=====.
1) Correct Score.

2) Attendance.

3) First STFC Goalscorer and Time.

4) Corners.

5) Time of Last Sub.

Bonus Questions:
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A) Number of Subs on the STFC bench.

B) Number of Away Fans.

C) Total shots on target in all League 1 games on Tuesday evening.

COME ON TOWN!!

Cheers all
ESS TEE EFF CEE!!!
SAPFanSTFC!!"
PREDICTIONS LEAGUE!! ---- Just in case the post goes up a bit too late for you - apologies but I didn't get it sent until later yesterday so may not be up until mid-morning today. --- Here are the questions for tonight - you can enter here or on the real thread: "PREDICTIONS LEAGUE: COLCHESTER v SWINDON. Dear all, . Well anyone turning up tomorrow could be asked to sit on the bench from the sounds of it but I'm sure that those starting will really give it a go and get a bit of revenge on Colchester!!…I'll be making the trip so I blooming well hope they do at least! The form history is split exactly 50/50 in all competitions and in just league games and whilst our overall away record doesn't blow you away the more recent form has been far better and personally I think the soulless stadium has given away teams more of an edge up there as there isn't much of a home atmosphere so to speak. . The last time we visited was last season's F.A. Cup triumph and despite it finishing only 1-0 we deserved far better….I won't mention earlier this season but even if we only have 9 men fit and available then I expect them to go hell for leather for a win!! Tricky game to predict but I can see our font men firing on all cylinders tomorrow….good solid win for the STFC boys please!! Predictions for Colchester v Swindon please….. =====. 1) Correct Score. 2) Attendance. 3) First STFC Goalscorer and Time. 4) Corners. 5) Time of Last Sub. Bonus Questions: -----. A) Number of Subs on the STFC bench. B) Number of Away Fans. C) Total shots on target in all League 1 games on Tuesday evening. COME ON TOWN!! Cheers all ESS TEE EFF CEE!!! SAPFanSTFC!!" SAPFanSTFC
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9:07am Tue 5 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

I'll do mine now:
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1) Correct Score: Colchester 1 - 2 Swindon.

2) Attendance: 3,257.

3) First STFC Goalscorer and Time: Williams 23mins.

4) Corners: 8.

5) Time of Last Sub: 86mins.

Bonus Questions:
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A) Number of Subs on the STFC bench: 3.

B) Number of Away Fans: 357.

C) Total shots on target in all League 1 games on Tuesday evening: 63.
I'll do mine now: ---- 1) Correct Score: Colchester 1 - 2 Swindon. 2) Attendance: 3,257. 3) First STFC Goalscorer and Time: Williams 23mins. 4) Corners: 8. 5) Time of Last Sub: 86mins. Bonus Questions: -----. A) Number of Subs on the STFC bench: 3. B) Number of Away Fans: 357. C) Total shots on target in all League 1 games on Tuesday evening: 63. SAPFanSTFC
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