UK time is: 00:32:39
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Country Call-Up For Chris

Colchester United defender Chris Coyne has been on international duty this week, as Australia took on Ghana as preparation for next month's World Cup qualifiers.

Coyne, the U's record-signing, was given a late call-up to the Socceroos 35-man squad. The 29-year-old former Luton Town man will be hoping to be named in Pim Verbeek's travelling party for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Iraq, Qatar and Dubai.

Coyne told www.footballaustralia.com.au.: "It's been nice; it's always been one of my aspirations in the game to represent my country.

'I think it should be everyone's aspiration and pinnacle of their career and to be given the opportunity to come and train with the boys for the week and see how it goes is fantastic.'

Coyne has had to wait a long time for his chance to play on the international stage, he started out with West ham before a spell in Scotland with Dundee before returning to England with Luton. In January, Coyne left the financially troubled Hatters for 350,000 but could not stop the U's from being relegated to League One.

He continued: 'It has been a long time coming - 7-8 years now - but I have been pushing and working hard in Europe to try and get some sort of recognition and I am now fortunate enough that my transfer to Colchester seemed to give me that back over here in Australia.

'I went from West Ham to Dundee in the Scottish Premier League and the went to Luton who were in the 2nd Division (League Two) at the time. They were spending money at the time to go back up, which we did immediately.

'But we worked hard to get up to the Championship; I think it took three years in League One. Down there you really struggle for recognition, because it`s obviously not publicised as much as the Premier League and Championship.'

Coyne revealed he is ready to stay in North Essex and help the U's win promotion back to the Championship: 'Its up to me to get back there, roll my sleeves up and make sure we get promoted back there (to the Championship) next year.'

Vital Colchester would like to congratulate Chris on has call-up.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: StevieG Col U Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 27 2008

Time: 10:59AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Woah, good on him!
Matt_Us
Report Abuse
27/05/2008 11:06:00

Yeah Well Done Coyney!
StevieG Col U
Report Abuse
27/05/2008 11:20:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Colchester United Articles

Doncaster v Colchester (Team News) (Saturday February 28 2015)

Bonne Commits To U's (Friday February 27 2015)

Bristol City Defender Confirmed (Friday February 27 2015)

Colchester To Benefit From New TV Deal (Wednesday February 25 2015)

Ipswich Man Gets Another Month (Wednesday February 25 2015)

League 1 - Colchester 3-2 Bristol City (Sunday February 22 2015)

Stats: Colchester United v Bristol City (Saturday February 21 2015)

Team News - U's v Bristol City (Saturday February 21 2015)

Ipswich Winger On Trial (Friday February 20 2015)

Archived Colchester United Articles

List All Vital Colchester Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Crewe 33 11 6 16 -23 39
19. Notts County 31 10 7 14 -7 37
20. Leyton Orient 32 9 8 15 -5 35
21. Coventry 32 8 11 13 -11 35
22. Colchester 33 9 7 17 -16 34
23. Crawley 33 8 10 15 -22 34
24. Yeovil 32 7 8 17 -22 29

Breaking League News

Smith Says Fans Affected Side
Walsall : 28/02/2015 23:51:00
Davis satisfied with point
Crewe : 28/02/2015 22:04:00
Crewe remain firm as two dismissed
Crewe : 28/02/2015 20:53:00
Robbo's View: Coventry 2-1 MK Dons
MK Dons : 28/02/2015 20:53:00
Report: Coventry 2-1 MK Dons
MK Dons : 28/02/2015 20:14:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Doncaster v Colchester
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Colchester win 23%
Doncaster win 55%
Draw 22%