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Feb 1, 2007
Just saw this on the BBC Essex Website - hopefully it means we'll have to endure a bit less of the drivel Neil Kelly talks.

Apparently this has come about following an audience survey which suggested the Col Ewe matches attracted less than 100 listeners

"Until the end of the 2016/7 season, join BBC Essex Sport every Saturday afternoon from 2pm for exclusive live commentary of every
Southend and Colchester United game. Plus updates from other sporting fixtures around Essex.

Between April and September we'll also have exclusive cricket commentary of every ball, run and wicket of Essex County Cricket Club in the county championship, Twenty 20 and 50 over competitions.

You can listen to each game through our website - www.bbc.co.uk/essex - along with a few which you'll be able to hear on the radio itself.

However BBC Essex Sport regrets to announce that due to budgetary changes, from the start of the 2017/8 season, coverage of Colchester United's matches will be restricted to our website where Neil Kelly will continue to bring you live updates and all the news of the U’s.

Coverage of Southend matches will remain unaffected."

A source close to BBC Essex has revealed that one farmer has already complained as he is used to playing the commentary to his six pigs for its 'soporific effects'.

It is not known whether the pigs were included in the 'less than one hundred' listeners