U's could raid loan market for striker

Gazette: Causing concern - Jabo Ibehre has missed the U's last two games with pelvic and hamstring problems. Causing concern - Jabo Ibehre has missed the U's last two games with pelvic and hamstring problems.

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne is considering raiding the loan market this week, amid continuing concerns over Jabo Ibehre’s fitness.

The U’s leading goalscorer sat out the Coventry City clash with a pelvic and hamstring problem.

It was the second successive game Ibehre has missed, prompting Dunne to consider bringing in a new forward on a temporary basis.

Dunne said: “He’s an important player for us but I’ll have to activate a transfer if I can’t get him fit."

For more on this story and five pages of coverage of the U's 2-1 win over Coventry City, see Monday's Daily Gazette.

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1:09pm Mon 10 Mar 14

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

Jabo has been carrying an injury for some considerable time and for his sake he needs time out to get himself completely fit. JD should not even be hesitating to get in another striker on loan.
Jabo has been carrying an injury for some considerable time and for his sake he needs time out to get himself completely fit. JD should not even be hesitating to get in another striker on loan. BlueandWhiteBaz
  • Score: 9

2:59pm Mon 10 Mar 14

brig 1 says...

It isn't going to be easy getting a striker in. Another 6 matches without a win and its curtains Needed a decent striker for 2 seasons now Oh for a Jamie Cureton type to arrive, if only.
It isn't going to be easy getting a striker in. Another 6 matches without a win and its curtains Needed a decent striker for 2 seasons now Oh for a Jamie Cureton type to arrive, if only. brig 1
  • Score: 7

9:22pm Mon 10 Mar 14

bill moore says...

Boris/Crazy just a quick hello and well done beating my ex club the weekend.All you decent fans out there don't ever allow anyone to take your club from you.Heinous hedgefunders took our club from us and moved it to sixfields,Apart from about 1500 and dwindling fans the rest of us have now given up and accept that our beloved club is dead and buried.A few years ago I bantered with you lads and enjoyed the response and respect, now nothing,no football,no hope nothing.Hope you guys stay up and keep the faith no matter what league you are in .
Boris/Crazy just a quick hello and well done beating my ex club the weekend.All you decent fans out there don't ever allow anyone to take your club from you.Heinous hedgefunders took our club from us and moved it to sixfields,Apart from about 1500 and dwindling fans the rest of us have now given up and accept that our beloved club is dead and buried.A few years ago I bantered with you lads and enjoyed the response and respect, now nothing,no football,no hope nothing.Hope you guys stay up and keep the faith no matter what league you are in . bill moore
  • Score: 5

12:16am Tue 11 Mar 14

Boris says...

bill moore wrote:
Boris/Crazy just a quick hello and well done beating my ex club the weekend.All you decent fans out there don't ever allow anyone to take your club from you.Heinous hedgefunders took our club from us and moved it to sixfields,Apart from about 1500 and dwindling fans the rest of us have now given up and accept that our beloved club is dead and buried.A few years ago I bantered with you lads and enjoyed the response and respect, now nothing,no football,no hope nothing.Hope you guys stay up and keep the faith no matter what league you are in .
Hello Bill, good to hear from you, but it makes me sad that someone who has supported his club for so long has been driven away by the moneybags brigade. But something similar could happen to any club. CUFC is all right at the moment, provided you always agree with the chairman and sole proprietor. He forcibly bought out all the minority shareholders, including me and our local MP, so nobody can question his decisions. The best model is for a club to be owned by the fans, with nobody allowed to have more than a tiny percentage of the shares, like Barcelona or several of the top German clubs.
I have many fond memories of Coventry City, starting with a match at Layer Road in the mid-50s with Jimmy Hill performing a spectacular dive, writhing in agony, only for the ref to wave play on, at which Jimmy leapt up and sprinted off in defence. As a raw teenager, I was impressed, having never before seen such a transformation.
Then there was the occasion, about 10 years ago, when your boys came to Layer Road and were kind enough to let us beat you in the FA Cup, and to go on and play at Chelsea in the 5th round.
In recent years you also had a fantastic striker, Michael Mifsud, one of the best who has ever played against us. I see he is now playing in Australia, which seems a real shame. I wish our chairman could afford him.
Back to last Saturday, some of us were getting seriously worried about relegation, but once again your (ex) team were kind enough to let us win. This has eased the pressure a lot, and I think we shall stay up.
Bill, once again, it is good to hear from you, for your blood obviously runs sky blue. I'm sure many of us will agree that it is a crying shame what has happened to your club, and we hope there will be a solution whyich will allow fans like you to return to supporting your club.
[quote][p][bold]bill moore[/bold] wrote: Boris/Crazy just a quick hello and well done beating my ex club the weekend.All you decent fans out there don't ever allow anyone to take your club from you.Heinous hedgefunders took our club from us and moved it to sixfields,Apart from about 1500 and dwindling fans the rest of us have now given up and accept that our beloved club is dead and buried.A few years ago I bantered with you lads and enjoyed the response and respect, now nothing,no football,no hope nothing.Hope you guys stay up and keep the faith no matter what league you are in .[/p][/quote]Hello Bill, good to hear from you, but it makes me sad that someone who has supported his club for so long has been driven away by the moneybags brigade. But something similar could happen to any club. CUFC is all right at the moment, provided you always agree with the chairman and sole proprietor. He forcibly bought out all the minority shareholders, including me and our local MP, so nobody can question his decisions. The best model is for a club to be owned by the fans, with nobody allowed to have more than a tiny percentage of the shares, like Barcelona or several of the top German clubs. I have many fond memories of Coventry City, starting with a match at Layer Road in the mid-50s with Jimmy Hill performing a spectacular dive, writhing in agony, only for the ref to wave play on, at which Jimmy leapt up and sprinted off in defence. As a raw teenager, I was impressed, having never before seen such a transformation. Then there was the occasion, about 10 years ago, when your boys came to Layer Road and were kind enough to let us beat you in the FA Cup, and to go on and play at Chelsea in the 5th round. In recent years you also had a fantastic striker, Michael Mifsud, one of the best who has ever played against us. I see he is now playing in Australia, which seems a real shame. I wish our chairman could afford him. Back to last Saturday, some of us were getting seriously worried about relegation, but once again your (ex) team were kind enough to let us win. This has eased the pressure a lot, and I think we shall stay up. Bill, once again, it is good to hear from you, for your blood obviously runs sky blue. I'm sure many of us will agree that it is a crying shame what has happened to your club, and we hope there will be a solution whyich will allow fans like you to return to supporting your club. Boris
  • Score: 1

12:28am Tue 11 Mar 14

Boris says...

brig 1 wrote:
It isn't going to be easy getting a striker in. Another 6 matches without a win and its curtains Needed a decent striker for 2 seasons now Oh for a Jamie Cureton type to arrive, if only.
Jamie Cureton is still going strong, but could CUFC pay his wages?
The same applies to Michael Mifsud, a really tricky striker who captains the mighty Maltese national team, and who ran rings round our defenders when playing for Coventry City at Layer Road a few years ago, He must now be past his best, playing in Australia. But again, could Robbie afford him? I don't think so.
[quote][p][bold]brig 1[/bold] wrote: It isn't going to be easy getting a striker in. Another 6 matches without a win and its curtains Needed a decent striker for 2 seasons now Oh for a Jamie Cureton type to arrive, if only.[/p][/quote]Jamie Cureton is still going strong, but could CUFC pay his wages? The same applies to Michael Mifsud, a really tricky striker who captains the mighty Maltese national team, and who ran rings round our defenders when playing for Coventry City at Layer Road a few years ago, He must now be past his best, playing in Australia. But again, could Robbie afford him? I don't think so. Boris
  • Score: -5

8:01am Tue 11 Mar 14

totallyfootball says...

Boris wrote:
brig 1 wrote:
It isn't going to be easy getting a striker in. Another 6 matches without a win and its curtains Needed a decent striker for 2 seasons now Oh for a Jamie Cureton type to arrive, if only.
Jamie Cureton is still going strong, but could CUFC pay his wages?
The same applies to Michael Mifsud, a really tricky striker who captains the mighty Maltese national team, and who ran rings round our defenders when playing for Coventry City at Layer Road a few years ago, He must now be past his best, playing in Australia. But again, could Robbie afford him? I don't think so.
If you want experience and quality it comes at a price, as mentioned previous it has been the requirement at the club for two seasons, how come we have not established one through youth and reserves, maybe a lack of vision by those to be held responsible?
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brig 1[/bold] wrote: It isn't going to be easy getting a striker in. Another 6 matches without a win and its curtains Needed a decent striker for 2 seasons now Oh for a Jamie Cureton type to arrive, if only.[/p][/quote]Jamie Cureton is still going strong, but could CUFC pay his wages? The same applies to Michael Mifsud, a really tricky striker who captains the mighty Maltese national team, and who ran rings round our defenders when playing for Coventry City at Layer Road a few years ago, He must now be past his best, playing in Australia. But again, could Robbie afford him? I don't think so.[/p][/quote]If you want experience and quality it comes at a price, as mentioned previous it has been the requirement at the club for two seasons, how come we have not established one through youth and reserves, maybe a lack of vision by those to be held responsible? totallyfootball
  • Score: 5

9:52am Tue 11 Mar 14

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

Is there really any wonder the cub is in a state that it can't even afford a good non-league striker. Poor choices for managers coupled with paying inflated prices for very ordinary players and then subsequently giving them away has virtually left this club destitute. There is only one person responsible for this as there is no worthwhile board that has taken the decisions. Now we are left with grow your own, which is very good in theory but doesn't work in practice as Crewe have found. What it means is that Colchester from here on will be a very inconsistent side, as that is always the case where you have to rely on playing youngsters. I'm afraid yo-yoing between league 2 and league 1 is the best we can look forward to in future.
Is there really any wonder the cub is in a state that it can't even afford a good non-league striker. Poor choices for managers coupled with paying inflated prices for very ordinary players and then subsequently giving them away has virtually left this club destitute. There is only one person responsible for this as there is no worthwhile board that has taken the decisions. Now we are left with grow your own, which is very good in theory but doesn't work in practice as Crewe have found. What it means is that Colchester from here on will be a very inconsistent side, as that is always the case where you have to rely on playing youngsters. I'm afraid yo-yoing between league 2 and league 1 is the best we can look forward to in future. BlueandWhiteBaz
  • Score: 9

1:50pm Tue 11 Mar 14

stevedawson says...

We did win on saturday didn't we.played in the correct positions our squad of players should easily cope with the run in games.
We did win on saturday didn't we.played in the correct positions our squad of players should easily cope with the run in games. stevedawson
  • Score: 0

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