Vital Football

Latest Colchester United News

Colchester reject Bournemouth bid for Wordsworth

Colchester reject Bournemouth bid for Wordsworth

Bournemouth's attempts to sign Anthony Wordsworth have been spurned, at least for now.

John Ward has said that the offer has been rejected and the Colchester manager is not expecting an improved offer, as our friends at Vital Bournemouth tell us with DJ writing:

AFC Bournemouth's bid for Colchester United midfielder Anthony Wordsworth has been rejected by the League One side.

It had been reported that the Cherries had made a bid for the midfielder on Thursday, the same day that reports of bids for Crawley striker Matt Tubbs, Wycombe forward Stuart Beavon and Brighton striker Will Hoskins had all been unsuccessful.

23 year old Wordsworth who is a product of the Colchester youth set up, can play anywhere across the midfield, is known as a set piece specialist and has scored 9 goals in 28 appearances for the League One club so far this season.

He played the full 90 minutes against Leyton Orient today (Saturday), helping his side to a 1-0 win and after the game Colchester manager John Ward told the East Anglian Daily Times...

"We have turned down a bid from Bournemouth for Anthony, and we don't expect them to come back, We have told Bournemouth that he is not going at that figure, and I don't think they have got a bigger figure to come back with..."

"...He's a good professional, and I sat with him on Friday morning and explained the whole situation to him.

"He's put his boots on today and put in a great shift for the team, and for this football club. There was no sulking or throwing dummies out of the pram..."


Read the full article: Cherries Wordsworth bid rejected.

Ward has since spoken about his determination to hold onto the midfielder, if The U's can manage this will be known in a little over 24-hours time.

Instead of just viewing, why not login (or register as a new member) as well and leave some thoughts on this issue below...
Join The Vital Debate


Apply To Be A Site Editor



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

Writer:DJ
Date:Monday January 30 2012
Time: 10:02PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Colchester United Articles

Football League Rule Out B Teams (23/9/16)

The Football League, or EFL for those who like pointless rebrands, have now compiled the initial responses from the 72 clubs under their umbrella...

EFL Trophy & Whole Game Solution Update

With the attempt to revive the EFL Trophy by changing the format and introducing Academy sides into the competition...

Disabled Access Issues For Seven?

In September 2015, the Premier League made a promise to ensure that all member clubs would make their home grounds fully compliant with the Accessible Stadia Guide by August 2017.

Porter In Team Of The Week (13/9/16)

Colchester United are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

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 win40%
Rochdale win60%
Draw0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Plymouth 9 6 1 2 19 4
2 Portsmouth 9 5 2 2 17 9
3 Luton 9 5 1 3 16 8
4 Doncaster 9 5 1 3 16 7
5 Crewe 9 4 4 1 16 4
6 Carlisle 9 3 6 0 15 3
7 Morecambe 9 5 0 4 15 -2
8 Colchester 9 4 2 3 14 2
9 Notts County 9 4 2 3 14 1
10 Accrington 9 4 2 3 14 1
11 Crawley 9 4 2 3 14 -1
12 Grimsby 9 4 1 4 13 2
13 Mansfield 9 3 3 3 12 -1
14 Leyton Orient 9 3 2 4 11 0
15 Hartlepool 9 2 5 2 11 -4
16 Blackpool 9 2 4 3 10 2
17 Barnet 8 2 4 2 10 -2
18 Stevenage 9 3 1 5 10 -3
19 Yeovil 9 3 1 5 10 -4
20 Exeter 9 3 0 6 9 -5
21 Wycombe 9 2 2 5 8 -7
22 Cheltenham 9 1 4 4 7 -3
23 Newport 8 1 3 4 6 -4
24 Cambridge 9 1 3 5 6 -7
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Colchester United Results (view all)

Colchester United Fixtures (view all)

Sep 27 2016 7:45PM : Crawley Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Carlisle United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 8 2016 3:00PM : Newport County (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Doncaster Rovers (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Morecambe (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Plymouth Argyle (a)
Sky Bet League Two