UK time is: 00:31:40
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Club Issues Statement Of Facts Over Lambert Affair

Colchester United have his afternoon recalled before a press conference, through chief executive Steve Bradshaw, what they called a 'statement of the facts.'

The club promised to contact the Football League about a tribunal if satisfactory compensation for Paul Lambert is not agreed between themselves and Norwich City following his shock managerial depature this morning. They said the move was in breach of FL regulation 20.

The statement, as it was broadcast on BBC Radio Essex, appears thus:

"This is a statement of fact. The club received a phone call from Norwich City Chairman, Alan Bowkett, on Saturday after the game requesting the opportunity to appoint Paul. We did think it was a bit of a strange request at the time because clubs usually ask permission to interview managers first.

After that, several conversations were held with Paul Lambert over the weekend regarding the request. Clearly we had lots of conversations with Paul about what the football club wanted to say and to applaud the great work that the team`s done over the past year.

After that, Mr. Cowling agreed that Paul would be able to speak to Norwich only if we could agree a compensation figure that matched his ability. After conversations with the chief executive of Norwich, Mr. Cowling turned down the request for permission to talk to Paul.

Clearly Paul was very frustrated and that the clubs couldn`t make an agreement. He did find it difficult, he said, at that point to focus on the job in hand at Colchester.

Reluctantly, Mr. Cowling allowed for Mr. Lambert to speak to Norwich but only on the proviso that they did not induce him to directly or indirectly breech his contract until a compression figure was agreed.

Paul Lambert offered his resignation on Monday evening - Mr. Cowling did not accept it and two other members of staff, Ian Culverhouse and Gary Karsa resigned this morning.

That`s simply a factual statement of what we understand and we have a great respect for Paul and everything that he`s done. He has literately turned the club around. We want to thank Paul for his effort work-rate and commitment to making the club the best it can be
."

More news and reaction to follow...


Bookmark and Share


So what do you think?

Let us know with a comment below, or chat about 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!


Follow us on Twitter









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






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

The Journalist

Writer: Matt_Us Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 18 2009

Time: 2:31PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
The whole thing is just peeing me off more and more. Now Hammond is off!!!!! We finally start doing well, and then people bugger off. The beginning of the season plans all ruined and messed up. We might as well wait till next summer again now. The season has just been ****ed up!!!!!! NOT HAPPY!!!!!
up_the_u's_aaron
Report Abuse
18/08/2009 14:35:00

Will be a hard game tonight I should think now against Gillingham. It takes about six months to build the side and get it working and an afternoon to knock it all down again!
Matt_Us
Report Abuse
18/08/2009 14:44:00

It's disgusting that they tried to appoint Lambert before even interviewing him or asking Colchetser United's permisson. Players call it tapping-up, and as the U's rightly said, it's illegal!
Matt_Us
Report Abuse
19/08/2009 18:18:00

This season aint over! Lambert and Naaaarwich deserve each other.
StevieG Col U
Report Abuse
21/08/2009 21:40:00

 

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%