Roy v Aidy: U's and Blues ratings

AIDY Boothroyd can boast the joint best start to a season by a Colchester United manager in the Essex club's history.

Carl Marston

THE EXTREMES

AIDY Boothroyd can boast the joint best start to a season by a Colchester United manager in the Essex club's history. Below is a run-down of each U's manager (since the U's became a professional club in 1937, ignoring caretaker managers), and how they fared in their first seven league games:

Aidy Boothroyd (2009-) W4 D3 L0

Paul Lambert (2008-09) W3 D1 L3

Geraint Williams (2006-08) W2 D1 L4

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Phil Parkinson (2003-06) W4 D2 L1

Steve Whitton (1999-2003) W1 D1 L5

Mick Wadsworth (1999) W2 D3 L2

Steve Wignall (1995-99) W2 D2 L3

George Burley (1994) W3 D0 L4

Roy McDonough (1991-94) W4 D2 L1

Ian Atkins (1991-92) W3 D3 L1

Mick Mills (1990-91) W2 D2 L3

Jock Wallace (1989) W3 D3 L1

Roger Brown (1987-98) W5 D1 L1

Mike Walker (1986-87) W3 D1 L3

Cyril Lea (1983-86) W5 D0 L2

Allan Hunter (1982-83) W4 D3 L0

Bobby Roberts (1975-82) W1 D1 L5

Jim Smith (1972-75) W3 D1 L3

Dick Graham (1968-72) W1 D2 L4

Neil Franklin (1963-68) W2 D3 L2

Benny Fenton (1955-63) W2 D3 L2

Jack Butler (1953-55) W3 D0 L4

Ron Meades (1953) - no games

Jimmy Allen (1948-53) W2 D3 L2

Ted Fenton (1946-48) W4 D0 L3

Syd Fieldus (1945-46) W3 D0 L4

Edwin “Ted” Davis (1937-39) W3 D3 L1

ROY Keane has endured one of the worst starts to a season by an Ipswich Town manager in the Suffolk club's history. Below is a run-down of each Town manager (since Town became a professional club in 1936, ignoring caretaker managers), and how they fared in their first 13 league games:

Roy Keane (2009-) W2 D5 L6

Jim Magilton (2006-09) W5 D2 L6

Joe Royle (2002-06) W6 D4 L3

George Burley (1994-2002) W3 D1 L9

John Lyall (1990-94) W5 D3 L5

John Duncan (1987-90) W6 D4 L3

Bobby Ferguson (1982-87) W3 D5 L5

Sir Bobby Robson (1969-82) W5 D5 L3

Bill McGarry (1964-68) W4 D6 L3

Jackie Milburn (1963-64) W2 D4 L7

Sir Alf Ramsay (1955-63) W7 D3 L3

Scott Duncan (1937-55) W6 D4 L3

Mick O'Brien (1936-37) W8 D4 L1