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U`s Hope On Perkins Transfer U-turn

Here`s hoping Colchester United will maintain their bullish stance on the David Perkins transfer request.

Sky Sports played catch-up today, after Vital lodged an article about the surprise demand shortly after last Saturday`s MK Dons loss, but had some interesting quotes from Chief Executive Steve Bradshaw to air.

He echoed manager manager Joe Dunne`s initial thoughts in suggesting midfielder Perkins may yet be prepared to change his mind and stay with the club, a refreshing attitude given that they last week let Dean Hammond and Johnnie Jackson leave without much apparent resistance.

The U`s also underlined that they will not sell short this time, unlike in the case of Jackson`s Notts County move, where the previosuly popular player was given a free transfer.

Bradshaw - a very busy man these last few days - said, via the official website: "David understands that any transfer would have a financial element to it, as he was bought by the football club for a six-figure fee only 12 months ago. He is also absolutely committed to taking every playing opportunity whilst he is here."

Although the phrase 'absolute commitment` isn`t the phase that would normally describe someone who has just asked to leave, you get the point.

He`s staying, for now, barring some hard bargaining beofre the current transfer window soon slams shut.



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Writer: Matt_Us Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 24 2009

Time: 8:31PM

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Well - I believe, and hope, Perkins is the sort of player to always give 100%.
StevieG Col U
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24/08/2009 21:03:00

Does seem so - good to see the U's wanting a return for thier investment this time having let Coyne and Jackson, good players, go for nowt.
Matt_Us
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24/08/2009 21:24:00

Jacko never cost nothin so no real loss. Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
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24/08/2009 21:35:00

Not in terms of finance, but he had a market value. I suppose it was kind of the club to let him go... all for that if a player has been good to the club so long as the fans don't end up being out of pocket!
Matt_Us
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24/08/2009 21:37:00

Yeah - suppose so. Slow news day today? Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
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24/08/2009 21:41:00

Sure is, without any real news on a new manager for the first time since, well... the last time!!! I did pretty well improvising on Sunday but currently constructing tonight's run-down is proving quite hard!!
Matt_Us
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24/08/2009 21:47:00

Good luck - jack all has happened!
StevieG Col U
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24/08/2009 21:50:00

Cue some very creative journalism, coming right up!
Matt_Us
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24/08/2009 21:57:00

I cant believe another player wants out... and to say that the man who shall remain nameless supposedly installed a team based mentality- none of that seems to have sunk in very far does it????
The Stig
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25/08/2009 08:43:00

We've still got a strong squad, beevers looks likely to return maybe we could do with a CM IF Perkins goes, hope not tho. Up the U's
Rob_CU
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25/08/2009 10:53:00

We good have a decent squad and Steve Wignall seems to think we also have a budget of within top-six in League One. So... not too bad; stay please, Perks!
Matt_Us
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25/08/2009 13:20:00

Yep - still have a very good squad - better than most in L1.
StevieG Col U
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25/08/2009 18:26:00

Agree, SGCU. But it's an IF with Perky and credit this time to the club for saying they will hold out, although they did exactly the same with Hammond so... we're a well-managed team. There have been a few mistakes under Cowling, but they looked safe at the time. Perks will have done quite well, overall, if he goes. How much did we pay again? Wasn't it a knock-down price for some reason...?
Matt_Us
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25/08/2009 18:53:00

 

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