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Brother Jamie Predicts Coyne EU-turn

Brother Jamie Predicts Coyne EU-turn

Perth Glory skipper Jamie Coyne, brother of Colchester defender Chris, today revealed his sibling will probably play European football next season.

The U`s defender has been offered a three-year contract with The Glory but returns to England this week after rest and involvement with Australia`s recent World Cup qualifying campaign.

Jamie Coyne, speaking on Sportal.Com, did hint that the Chris may still be leaving Colchester, however, saying: "He has a few decisions to make [and] offers to weight up. I think the idea of maybe another one or two years [in Europe] isn't the worst thing for him, he's dealt with all the homesickness and everything like that."

Colchester`s Coyne, who cost the club a transfer record fee from Luton Town eighteen months ago, has been liked with a return to his homeland after regularly featuring for his country over the past 12 months, playing seven times. Clubs in Asia, as well as Glory, Adelaide and Sydney FC, were touted as possible destinations.

The reason Coyne`s departure looks likely is that he had a poor season under new United boss Paul Lambert, which lead to the Scotsman saying he couldn`t guarantee him first-team football in a World Cup year.

Coyne, 30, does has a young family settled in England however and hence personal reasons cold dictate that he stays in Europe.

Colchester United`s unwillingness to make a huge loss on the £350,000 stopper also increase his chances of staying away from the A-League, where agreements by mutual consent mean free transfers are commonplace.

Oz coach, Dutchman Pm Verbeek, has also in the past told his players and the Australian press that he believes the newly founded A-league is of an inferior standard to football in Europe, which could also sway Coyne`s thinking.

Jamie Coyne did confirm he expects his brother to return to play for Glory before he retires. As to him leaving Colchester an annoucment finally looks likely this week.


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Writer:Matt_Us
Date:Monday June 29 2009
Time: 11:23AM

Comments

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As long as we at least get 150k for him I will be happy.
up_the_u's_aaron
29/06/2009 12:46:00
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Will get nowt by the looks of it if he goes home!
Matt_Us
29/06/2009 17:08:00
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It says he's been offered a deal - no mention of any fee having been agreed
ooohhJohnnieJackson
29/06/2009 21:56:00
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It says he's been offered a deal - no mention of any fee having been agreed
ooohhJohnnieJackson
29/06/2009 21:56:00
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That's because Oz contracts don't normally involve fees. So the U's would obviously either want to keep him or, as Coyne has presonal issues to consider as well, make push him towards staying in the the EU.
Matt_Us
29/06/2009 22:35:00
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I say get rid of him. Then we would have 4 proper centre backs (providing Baldwin signs) Heath, Reid, Baldwin and Beevers
up_the_u's_aaron
30/06/2009 11:14:00
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Just want him to go now, if we get cash then great, if not then bye!
StevieG Col U
01/07/2009 09:26:00
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