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Breaking News: U's Agree Fee For Strike Duo

Colchester United have agreed a fee for Hamilton Academical front-pair Richard Offiong and Joel Thomas.

Sky Sports News is reporting that the Accies have accepted an offer of around 225,000. U's chairman Robbie Cowling just tonight spoke of how after seven failed attempts to bolster their attack, good news would come soon, click here.

Offiong, 25, has netted 43 times from 94 starts, which works out at nearly a goal every other game. While Thomas, 22, is a highly-rated French forward who moved to New Douglas Park 12-months ago.

The SPL side finished 9th last season following an unlikely promotion to Scotland's top-flight. However in recent weeks manager Billy Reid has seen a number of his star players depart.

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Writer: StevieG Col U Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 16 2009

Time: 9:43PM

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Sounds alright, just looking them up!!
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16/07/2009 21:48:00

These are young guys!! Hope they sign! Will really look forward to the Villa game if they do join.
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16/07/2009 21:52:00

Excitement at last!!! Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
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16/07/2009 22:04:00

Like the look of them both, to be fair... let's have them, I guess. Is this the end of Guy and Vernon?
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16/07/2009 22:06:00 - LOOK! They are losing their whole team tonight!
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16/07/2009 22:20:00

Although the puts into perspective our future hopes of bringing back Lua Lua after his comments, its good to see that one of them had a trial with Wigan...
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16/07/2009 22:35:00

Offiong has banged em in for fun in recent seasons - should be good signings
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16/07/2009 22:41:00

Yep, player of the first division when they went up. Looks like two decent players, both big strong forwards. Long way to go on any deal though...
StevieG Col U
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16/07/2009 23:01:00

Not really, Steve!! I fully expect them to sign! If they don't, I'll... eat something stupid!!
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16/07/2009 23:10:00

Well yeah there is. Personal terms x 2, medical x 2 + lots more. A long way to go...
StevieG Col U
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17/07/2009 10:12:00

Everyone keeps talking about these two, but there is no clear link on any website. No on our OWS, or theirs, or even on Sky Sports website.
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17/07/2009 14:35:00

Well, it's still unofficial then. Cowling said it's all to be done in "the next few days" and the Gazette have picked it up which perhpas means there's some truth in it, right?
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17/07/2009 14:51:00

I supose. But I think they got their story because of the Sky Sports speculation. Tbh I think that's all it is at the moment, just specualtion. There appears to be no solid info. Also Lambert said it was 2 Championship strikers we were after. He didn't say anything about the Scottish Premier League.
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17/07/2009 16:02:00

Really? Oh, well, I assume he has more targets! What do you think about them, if they sign?!
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17/07/2009 16:49:00

Yeah, was reported on Sky Sports but doubt there is anyone more in with transfer dealings then them. Wouldn't surprise me if the club don't confirm anything until a deal is done, has backfired a number of times before.
StevieG Col U
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17/07/2009 16:56:00

Well, what does that mean for the other strikers at the club? But, well, let's just watch and wait!
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17/07/2009 18:06:00

Well, think Guy is not wanted by Lambert at all. Vernon, could still have a future...
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17/07/2009 18:31:00

But at least PL knows we need goals!
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17/07/2009 21:21:00


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