Vital Football

Latest Colchester United News

Iwelumo Ready For PL Challenge

Iwelumo Ready For PL Challenge

Former Colchester hero Chris Iwelumo expressed relief at ending a nine-year wait to make it to the Premiership this week.

The 30-year-old Scotland international, who marked his debut last October by missing an open goal, spoke to the Colchester Gazette. The former Charlton man admitted it was "brilliant" to finally win promotion.

Iwelumo, once worshiped in Essex, has become something of a controversial figure for his disrespectful comments about United since his departure. He left on a Bosman in 2007, having scored 36 goals in two wonderful years with the club.

Chris also never missed a penalty while with United, and become the striker with the side to score four goals in a game in fifteen years, during 2006/7.

He has, however, since aired a number of personal views about the small-town nature of the Essex football club. This, after previously saying that former boss Phil Parkinson rescued him from the relative wildness of German second-division football.

On Wolverhampton`s elevation, however, Chris said: "Every player wants to play at the highest level. I`ve been trying to get to the Premier League for nine years.

"I`m sure there will be new players coming in. But I have two years left on my contract at Wolves and I just want to show what I can do."

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



For the very latest League One odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Matt_Us
Date:Sunday April 26 2009
Time: 2:04PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Good luck to him. Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
28/04/2009 12:09:00
0
Good luck to him. Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
28/04/2009 12:09:00
0
Wasn't impressed with what he said about being surprised that Yeates was still here the other week though.
StevieG Col U
28/04/2009 12:10:00
0
Wasn't impressed with what he said about being surprised that Yeates was still here the other week though.
StevieG Col U
28/04/2009 12:10:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Colchester United Articles

No More Quarter Final Replays For Colchester

Should Colchester United progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

Colchester - FL Dates 2016/17 (23/5/16)

The Football League have released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season.

Who Will Colchester Face In 2016/17 (22/5/16)

With no matches remaining in the regular 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Wholescale League Changes For Colchester?

The Football League have confirmed that Colchester United have received a 'discussion document' that details proposed major changes to the make up of the game in this country.

Archived Vital Colchester Articles

Vital Colchester articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Colchester
Write For Vital Colchester
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Colchester v Rochdale
Suggested By:
Colchester win0%
Rochdale win100%
Draw0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Wigan 46 24 15 7 87 37
P Burton 46 25 10 11 85 20
3 Walsall 46 24 12 10 84 22
4 Millwall 46 24 9 13 81 24
5 Bradford 46 23 11 12 80 15
6 Barnsley 46 22 8 16 74 16
7 Scunthorpe 46 21 11 14 74 13
8 Coventry 46 19 12 15 69 18
9 Gillingham 46 19 12 15 69 15
10 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 7
11 Sheff Utd 46 18 12 16 66 5
12 Port Vale 46 18 11 17 65 -2
13 Peterborough 46 19 6 21 63 9
14 Bury 46 16 12 18 60 -17
15 Southend 46 16 11 19 59 -6
16 Swindon 46 16 11 19 59 -7
17 Oldham 46 12 18 16 54 -14
18 Chesterfield 46 15 8 23 53 -12
19 Fleetwood 46 12 15 19 51 -4
20 Shrewsbury 46 13 11 22 50 -21
R Doncaster 46 11 13 22 46 -16
R Blackpool 46 12 10 24 46 -23
R Colchester 46 9 13 24 40 -42
R Crewe 46 7 13 26 34 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Colchester United Results (view all)

Colchester United Fixtures (view all)