U`s Consider Norwich City Points Deduction
Colchester United could get tough on Norwich City for luring their ex-manager, Paul Lambert, across East Anglia, by applying for a points deduction.
The saga over how Colchester say Chief Executive, David McNally, tried to appoint the Scot began when he telephoned Chairman, Robbie Cowling, on August 15.
Norwich were asking permission to hire the man responsible for co-ordaining a 7-1 defeat against them just seven days before, without prior consent or even an interview.
In previously unpublished full quotes from the Dream 100 FM Col U Live show, Chief Executive, Steve Bradshaw, recounted later that week: "The first thing that happened is we got a phone call Saturday night to say that Norwich has been in contact with Mr. Cowling to say that they wanted to appoint Paul Lambert - not to interview, speak or talk to him.
"I`ve got to say, we thought it was very strange because it would be difficult to make an appointment without ever speaking to somebody but, hey you know, that`s the way it is."
"Sunday we spent some time with Paul speaking with him, also trying to make sure we were set for Monday. We had to speak with Norwich about a level of compensation to allow them to speak to Paul; they weren't going to offer anywhere near our proposed figure so we refused," he continued.
As the two sides struggled to agree potential remuneration the following day, Lambert expressed his frustrations by ultimately resigning. He then completed a shock unveiling north of Colchester next morning.
Bradshaw explained:" On Monday Paul came in and we was distracted and I understand that.
"He was frustrated the clubs couldn`t get together about it so Mr. Colwing very generously allowed him to go up to Norwich as long as he wasn`t induced in any way to leave the club. He went and spoke to Norwich and resigned Monday evening.
"Mr. Cowling didn`t accept his resignation but Paul had made up his mind and his two members of staff, Gary Karsa and Ian Culverhouse, who I`ve a tremendous respect for, resigned Tuesday morning. So that`s where we were and we had to deal with it."
Cowling`s commitment to sealing both compensation and a possible deduction is affirmed in today`s Colchester Daily Gazette. His stance has long been that the manner of Lambert`s departure contravened an article in Football League rules. The club are, however, hoping to resolve the matter of compensation for Lambert first, without need for a tribunal or F.A. intervention.
"We are looking for a point deduction as well as a fine, because we feel the rules have been broken," said the U`s dual Chairman-owner.
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!
Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
Best of Euro Vital
Barca - Barca @ Real Betis
Bayern - Bayern 1 Borussia Monchengladbach 1
Best of Vital Network
Vital Boxing - DeGale Targeting Callum Smith
Vital Boxing - One More Fight And I’m Off
Vital F1 - 2016 Russia GP - Qualifying
Login to post a comment
Recent Colchester United Articles
Stats: Barnsley v Colchester
All the stats from Barnsley (2) vs (2) Colchester, Oakwell, 30/4/16 Att: 12,021
League 1 - Barnsley v Colchester
The League 1 season continues with weekend games, with most played on Saturday. Among this schedule is a game for Colchester against Barnsley at Oakwell.
Match Day Officials v Barnsley (30/4/16)
The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Barnsley this weekend.
Colchester - Football League Dates 2016/17
The Football League, or the brainless EFL rebrand, have today released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season.
Archived Vital Colchester Articles
Current Poll (see more polls)