Mind you, pitching up at the theatre of dreams on a regular basis isn't likely to get the jumpers for goalposts juices flowing that easily. Just how more out of town concrete bowl can you get?
The slightly (ever so slightly ) less woeful 3 and a bit thousand included the Port Vale faithful spreading themselves a bit further than really necessary around the North Stand.
The game? The U's seem to have learnt to pass the ball, but remained timid with the final shot. Some myopic officiating (why do linesmen have to wait for the referee to indicate which way the throw went?) and a few hearty challenges along the way..
Well. I've seen a lot worse from Colchester over the years. Not one player remains from that magnificent first season in the Championship side as Big John White has gone to Southend and we still have no obvious goal outlets. Sears ran the show from midfield today but predictably didn't get the usually baffling man of the match award.