UK time is: 00:42:20
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

U`s To Spoil City's 'Near-perfect` Season?


The much-anticipated off-field meeting between Colchester United and Norwich City begins today as the reigning League One champions will be finally forced to pay reanimations for procuring Paul Lambert.

The Scot joined City following a 7-1 capitulation at the hands of the U`s in August, a match that would arguably define their season. Negotiating compensation so far has proven impossible, however, so the matter will be resolved today and tomorrow before committee.

City have taken the league table by storm since Lambert arrived - winning 31 of his 48 games in all competitions to date - a fact which may aid Colchester`s cause as they seek fair settlement by tribunal. The one-time Celtic player was lured to Carrow Road at the start of the season by another former Parkhead employee, their current Chief Executive, David McNally.

Lambert himself has already admitted he has the U`s to thank for his appointment, since the game effectively served as an audition for the job.

He also put Saturday`s title-clinching win over Gillingham in that contexttelling BBC Radio Norfolk: "If you look back at the first day we came with Colchester, a few weeks later you end up here, the club being beaten 7-1. I think that`s when you really sit back and take stock.

"You`ve been beaten heavily, the club has lost its manager... fans running onto the pitch. You look at that and it`s been an incredible turnaround - a near-perfect season," he added.

Colchester and particularly U`s Chairman and owner Robbie Cowling have made no secret of the fact that they wish to spoil the party though. Cowling has stridently reiterated many times that he wants City to suffer a points deduction alongside a financial penalty, although it seems unlikely such a precedent will be set.

Working against the Essex side is also the fact that Cowling also actually allowed Lambert permission to speak to Norwich about the vacancy at all, despite his initial outright refusal to accept the prospect of any resignation.


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!









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:Monday April 26 2010

Time: 8:12AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Well hopefully Lambert's success at Carrot Road will give us a better case for a large payout...! Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
Report Abuse
28/04/2010 21:09:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Colchester United Articles

Spurs Midfielder To Sign (Friday January 30 2015)

Thompson's Contract Cancelled (Thursday January 29 2015)

West Ham Defender Signs Permanently (Thursday January 29 2015)

Gorkss Contingency Plans In Place (Thursday January 29 2015)

Experience Matters (Wednesday January 28 2015)

A Couple More Go (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Striker Facing Six-Weeks Out (Wednesday January 28 2015)

League 1 - U's 2-0 Leyton Orient (Monday January 26 2015)

Stats: U's v Leyton Orient (Sunday January 25 2015)

Kpekawa Returns To QPR (Saturday January 24 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 Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Coventry 27 7 9 11 -10 30
19. Barnsley 25 8 5 12 -4 29
20. Crewe 26 8 5 13 -19 29
21. Colchester 26 7 6 13 -11 27
22. Leyton Orient 26 6 8 12 -5 26
23. Yeovil 26 6 6 14 -18 24
24. Crawley 27 5 9 13 -22 24

Breaking League News

Ramage - We're Looking Up The Table
Barnsley : 30/01/2015 21:29:00
Duo Depart Oakwell
Barnsley : 30/01/2015 21:24:00
Wilson Hopeful On Experience Returning
Barnsley : 30/01/2015 21:21:00
Team News: Peterborough United v Yeovil Town
Peterborough : 30/01/2015 21:03:00
DRFC Rovers a good price to continue good run
Doncaster : 30/01/2015 20:41:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Bradford v Colchester
Suggested By:  
Colchester win 25%
Bradford win 25%
Draw 50%