Vital Football

Latest Colchester United News

Cowling`s Defiance Set To Continue

Cowling`s Defiance Set To Continue


A club statement from Chirman and owner Robbie Cowling indicates that Colchester United are considering appealing for heavier sanctions against Norwich City despite receiving compensation.

He insists tonight in an official announcement that his continuing disclosure of nine-month-long events is aimed at allowing supporters the right to judge for themselves which parties in the long-running saga over former manager Paul Lambert`s apparent have acted properly - or not.

It seems, however, the settlement of £425,000 and offer on an olive branch from Norwich may not be enough to mend Cowling`s wounded professional pride. He is still intent upon impressing to the Football League Disciplinary Committee that Norwich suffer some kind of points deduction.

His obvious passion-play as regards the issue is starting to divide Colchester supports, as well as obviously opposing City ones, especially since the bullish stance is in danger of becoming irrelevant, while the club elsewhere looks forward past even the relatively short tenure of Lambert`s successor.

He was succeeded by now Coventry City manager Aidy Boothroyd, who himself left at the end of the season.

Cowling, speaking as part of the statement, said: "Having read the statement on the Norwich web site, it is my opinion that Norwich City are currently abusing the confidentiality of the findings to maintain a version of events that is far removed from the true events.

"However, rather than give you my version, about which Norwich City would undoubtedly make similar claims, I invite Alan Bowkett to join me in requesting from the FDC a full public disclosure of the their findings. That way both sets of fans can read an impartial version of the true events and decide for themselves who has or hasn't acted in the appropriate manner."

Read his views and the full statement online at the club's official website.

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!








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

Writer:Matt_Us
Date:Tuesday June 1 2010
Time: 11:20PM

Comments

0
One Robbie Cowling...! Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
03/06/2010 09:52:00
0
Hmmm...first he wants a points deduction, then he wants a points deduction but for next season. He says we're hiding behind the confidentiality agreement, then says a whole bunch of figures which we cannot possibly counter due to the confidentiality agreement. Then he tops it off by describing the position of our chairman as "untenable", which whether accurate or not, seems awfully like none of his business. Bottom line - we behaved pretty despicably, and I would agree in a way not befitting of us. But you've got 400k, which is a sizeable payout, and I don't remember a team ever having points deducted for poaching a manager or player. Maybe we'll never shake hands, but can't we move on anyway?
Saturday skin
04/06/2010 08:19:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Colchester United Articles

More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (24/4/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League Two positions for 2016/17.

League Two 2016/17 Golden Boot Battle (21/4/17)

With all playing 43 League Two games in the 2016/17 season, this year could still see a few players break the 20 goal mark.

2016/17 Play Off Details

The Football League have now released the details for this year's Play Off battles in the Championship, League One and League Two.

EFL Safe Standing Survey

Safe seating campaigners and the Football Supporters' Federation have launched a survey to see whether crowd funding could see the first safe standing areas introduced to an EFL club.

Archived Vital Colchester Articles

Vital Colchester articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Colchester
Write For Vital Colchester
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Colchester v Rochdale
Suggested By:
Colchester win59%
Rochdale win33%
Draw8%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Doncaster 44 25 10 9 85 33
P Plymouth 44 25 8 11 83 24
P Portsmouth 44 24 9 11 81 33
4 Luton 44 18 17 9 71 22
5 Exeter 44 20 8 16 68 18
6 Blackpool 44 17 16 11 67 22
7 Stevenage 44 20 6 18 66 7
8 Mansfield 44 17 14 13 65 5
9 Wycombe 44 18 11 15 65 4
10 Carlisle 44 16 17 11 65 -1
11 Cambridge 44 18 9 17 63 7
12 Colchester 44 17 12 15 63 6
13 Accrington 44 16 14 14 62 3
14 Grimsby 44 17 10 17 61 -2
15 Barnet 44 13 15 16 54 -6
16 Notts County 44 15 8 21 53 -22
17 Crewe 44 13 13 18 52 -11
18 Morecambe 44 14 9 21 51 -18
19 Crawley 44 13 11 20 50 -16
20 Yeovil 44 11 16 17 49 -13
21 Cheltenham 44 11 14 19 47 -16
22 Newport 44 11 12 21 45 -22
23 Hartlepool 44 10 13 21 43 -21
R Leyton Orient 44 10 6 28 36 -36
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Colchester United Results (view all)

Colchester United Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Leyton Orient (a)
Sky Bet League Two
May 6 2017 5:30PM : Yeovil Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Vital Football Comment