" /> " /> ">
Vital Football

Latest Colchester United News

Cureton Issues Norwich Public Ultimatum

Cureton Issues Norwich Public Ultimatum

Jamie Cureton has issued Norwich City a "play me or sell me" ultimatum in today`s Eastern Daily Press.

Infamously conducting his transfer of two years ago from Colchester to Carrow Road in the public eye, Cureton has now told the media he doesn`t know if his future lies with the club he so openly idolises.

He essentially stated that if he is not a first-team player during 2009/10, he is prepared to walk away before his current contract expires at the end of the new season.

The City striker and former United hero was dropped last season my ex-manager Glenn Roeder and Cueton was sensationally linked with a return to the U`s, much to the ambivalence of fans who still smart over the striker`s comments upon leaving in 2007.

Cureton accused the club of "lacking ambition" in failing to keep several of the squad who had just narrowly missed out on the Championship play-offs in Essex.

There are echoes of that discontentment here: "I'm at an age now where I want to play as much as possible," said Cureton. "It's not like I'm 21 and with my whole career ahead of me."

"I'm in the last year of my contract and the last thing I need is to have a season like I did last year and then suddenly be out of contract. That's no good to me."

Despite adding apparently adding fuel to his own fire, Cureton said he still expects to be a Norwich player by the time the new season kicks off with a derby against his old club.

Colchester will face Norwich comparatively for the first time since he netted a hat-trick to all-but condemn the U's to a League One relegation.

Is Jamie Cureton putting himself in the hop window, or does he see his future at Norwich?

Let us know with a comment below, or comment on this article in the forum. Not yet a member? Don't panic, click on the banner below to join in.




We want to know YOUR thoughts...


VITAL COLCHESTER; YOUR VOICE, YOUR CHOICE!


VITAL COLCHESTER IS 100% UNOFFICIAL - FOR THE FANS, BY THE FANS!











For the very latest League One odds

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

Writer:Matt_Us
Date:Wednesday June 24 2009
Time: 12:02PM

Comments

0
We should have got him back here on loan during Novermber last season. He was there on a plate, a proven goalscorer, and Lambert said no. If I was Lambert, I would enquire about getting him back here for sure. We were blatently missing someone like him last season. A proven goalscorer who is always likely to score goals. He just has that knack.
up_the_u's_aaron
24/06/2009 12:53:00
0
Yup, if Lambert could convince hum to return, I'd take it and also I'd probably order a Cureton shirt tomorrow, even if a part of me is affronted by this previous comments!
Matt_Us
24/06/2009 13:05:00
0
...there again, if he loves Norwich so much, he wouldn't probably be saying these things. right? Unless he hopes it'll make him a first-team regular!
Matt_Us
24/06/2009 16:01:00
0
Yeah I supose. Well that's now twice he has come out and publicly said he wants first team football as he isn't playing as much as he wants to.
up_the_u's_aaron
24/06/2009 17:01:00
0
Well, dont like him! But if he came back and scored the goals to take us up - I certainly wouldn't be complaining.
StevieG Col U
24/06/2009 19:30:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Colchester United Articles

New EFL Radio Deal Starts 2017/18

The Football League confirmed yesterday that a new three year deal with Talksport and the BBC had been signed to increase radio broadcast coverage from next season.

FA Boosts Cheating Powers for 2017/18

The Football Association announced earlier today that they have extended their powers when it comes to punishing retrospective simulation.

Potential League Two Make Up 2017/18 (15/5/17)

With no games remaining in the 2016/17 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Clubs Agree To EFL Trophy Extension

The majority of League One and Two clubs have today agreed to keep the Under 23 element of the EFL Trophy for a further two years.

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 win59%
Rochdale win33%
Draw8%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Portsmouth 46 26 9 11 87 39
P Plymouth 46 26 9 11 87 25
P Doncaster 46 25 10 11 85 30
4 Luton 46 20 17 9 77 27
5 Exeter 46 21 8 17 71 19
6 Carlisle 46 18 17 11 71 1
7 Blackpool 46 18 16 12 70 23
8 Colchester 46 19 12 15 69 10
9 Wycombe 46 19 12 15 69 5
10 Stevenage 46 20 7 19 67 4
11 Cambridge 46 19 9 18 66 8
12 Mansfield 46 17 15 14 66 4
13 Accrington 46 17 14 15 65 3
14 Grimsby 46 17 11 18 62 -4
15 Barnet 46 14 15 17 57 -7
16 Notts County 46 16 8 22 56 -22
17 Crewe 46 14 13 19 55 -9
18 Morecambe 46 14 10 22 52 -20
19 Crawley 46 13 12 21 51 -18
20 Yeovil 46 11 17 18 50 -15
21 Cheltenham 46 12 14 20 50 -20
22 Newport 46 12 12 22 48 -22
R Hartlepool 46 11 13 22 46 -21
R Leyton Orient 46 10 6 30 36 -40
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Colchester United Results (view all)

Colchester United Fixtures (view all)

Write for Vital Football