Only a couple of weeks in, and we might have the oddest managerial appointment of the football season already. Just 10 days ago, Colchester went to Norwich and won 7-1, which cost Bryan Gunn his job – and today we find out that Paul Lambert has quit Colchester to take on the job. Unsurprisingly, Colchester fans are angry.
Of course, there’s a sense of deja vu about this for Colchester fans, as it’s now fifteen years since George Burley left the Us to head up the A12 to take on Ipswich. I expect the ‘Cheer Up George Burley’ song (to the tune of ‘Daydream Believer’ will get some new words now, even if ‘Paul Lambert’ doesn’t scan quite as well.