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Lambert Leaving? I Was Colchester`s Happiest Man!

Lambert Leaving? I Was Colchester`s Happiest Man!


Matt Lockwood made blistering comments in criticising Paul Lambert`s managerial style yesterday on BBC Radio Essex, saying after a loss to Gillingham he was totally "banished" from first-team duties.

Vital Colchester exclusively reported earlier this summer how Lockwood`s name appeared on the PFA free agents` list, despite the fact that he had a year remaining on the contract he signed after arriving from Nottingham Forest.

Speaking in reaction to questions during a BBC live broadcast over how he had been spectacularly dropped, a relieved Lockwood explained: "It was good to be back. It`s been a while - I`ve to be mentally strong and endure some not-very-nice-treatment; it was brilliant to be back out there wearing a Colchester shirt. I didn`t think I`d ever wear one again."

Lockwood went on to say he felt himself "bullied" under former boss Lambert and warned any player on the fringes of football at his Scot`s new club to expect similar treatment.

"Obviously the manager made it perfectly clear that I wasn`t I was no part of his plans - I wasn`t invited to see the team train; my shirt wasn`t even printed up. I was banished - training with the kids - I didn`t even see the first-team at all. I was basically being bullied, outed at the club. I stayed mentally strong and professional."

The left-back, who also said he has no idea who the club`s new manager will be, added: "When I heard the news he was going to Norwich, I was probably the happiest man in Colchester!

"Basically, he`s now gone to Norwich and will probably do the same to their players. I`m 32-yereas-old and been in the game since I was 16 and that was the worst I`ve ever been treated - it was disgusting."



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Writer:Matt_Us
Date:Wednesday September 2 2009
Time: 7:39AM

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I'm so happy a player has come out and said all this, good on ya Locky! I, like a lot fans seem to be, am so happy that thug Lambert has left our football club. Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
02/09/2009 08:28:00
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Nice to hear his views; notice no Norwich fans were on moaning about this story!
Matt_Us
02/09/2009 16:29:00
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Yep, where are they all.... lol Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
02/09/2009 18:37:00
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