Morrison to leave the U's

Gazette: Farewell - Clinton Morrison will make his final Colchester United appearance at Walsall tomorrow after it was agreed he would leave the U's in the summer. Farewell - Clinton Morrison will make his final Colchester United appearance at Walsall tomorrow after it was agreed he would leave the U's in the summer.

Clinton Morrison insists he has no regrets about joining Colchester United, ahead of his summer exit from the club.

The experienced striker is set to make his farewell appearance for the U’s at Walsall tomorrow, after it was agreed he would leave by mutual consent.

Morrison’s contract is due to expire this summer and he will now seek pastures new, bringing down the curtain on his two-year spell with the U’s.

The 34-year-old has scored just four times for Colchester since joining them on a free transfer from Sheffield Wednesday, in 2012.

Morrison has struggled at times to hold down a regular starting-place but insists he has enjoyed his time at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

He said: “I’ve got no regrets.

“I’ve enjoyed the two years I’ve had here and Colchester are a great club.

“It’s been brilliant and I’ll definitely look out for their results in the future.

“I’ll always look out for this club, because in my heart I’ve played for them."

For more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, including a three-page preview of their final game of the season at Walsall tomorrow, see Friday's Daily Gazette.

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8:51am Fri 2 May 14

Ozzie says...

Thanks for the past, Clinton and hope you have a good future with another club. We will make sure we keep a look out for you scoring lots of goals for your new club whoever that may be. In my book there is no substitute for a blend of experience and youth and you brought a wealth of experience to the club and supported the team when they needed it most. Good luck!
Thanks for the past, Clinton and hope you have a good future with another club. We will make sure we keep a look out for you scoring lots of goals for your new club whoever that may be. In my book there is no substitute for a blend of experience and youth and you brought a wealth of experience to the club and supported the team when they needed it most. Good luck! Ozzie
  • Score: -2

8:59am Fri 2 May 14

super waluigi says...

I always knew that Morrison would leave. It makes no sense have the top earner playing a bit part roll on the the pitch. I do wish more effort was made to keep him as staff. You could see that when he played he was on a different page to the other players. He has something to offer another team and will probably bag 15 goals for one of our rivals anytime soon.

Thanks for the efforts Clinton, shame you never fitted in.
I always knew that Morrison would leave. It makes no sense have the top earner playing a bit part roll on the the pitch. I do wish more effort was made to keep him as staff. You could see that when he played he was on a different page to the other players. He has something to offer another team and will probably bag 15 goals for one of our rivals anytime soon. Thanks for the efforts Clinton, shame you never fitted in. super waluigi
  • Score: -16

9:32am Fri 2 May 14

ClactonObserver says...

super waluigi wrote:
I always knew that Morrison would leave. It makes no sense have the top earner playing a bit part roll on the the pitch. I do wish more effort was made to keep him as staff. You could see that when he played he was on a different page to the other players. He has something to offer another team and will probably bag 15 goals for one of our rivals anytime soon.

Thanks for the efforts Clinton, shame you never fitted in.
Top earner? How much do you reckon he was on mate?
[quote][p][bold]super waluigi[/bold] wrote: I always knew that Morrison would leave. It makes no sense have the top earner playing a bit part roll on the the pitch. I do wish more effort was made to keep him as staff. You could see that when he played he was on a different page to the other players. He has something to offer another team and will probably bag 15 goals for one of our rivals anytime soon. Thanks for the efforts Clinton, shame you never fitted in.[/p][/quote]Top earner? How much do you reckon he was on mate? ClactonObserver
  • Score: -4

10:13am Fri 2 May 14

Ontheball says...

Nice bloke, but past it even when he came here. Best wishes wherever he goes.
Nice bloke, but past it even when he came here. Best wishes wherever he goes. Ontheball
  • Score: 11

10:22am Fri 2 May 14

angryman!!! says...

I think he still could do the business somewhere but after two seasons it clear it's not going to be hear. Shame as he is one of a few footballers with a personality these days, love or him or hate him. I ding think the club would have gained from having him on coaching side as there's already a huge number of ex players and think new ideas is wgat we need..
Love for him to score Saturday. No hard feelings against him and never agreed with people that moaned about his work rate, always thought he gave 100%.
I think he still could do the business somewhere but after two seasons it clear it's not going to be hear. Shame as he is one of a few footballers with a personality these days, love or him or hate him. I ding think the club would have gained from having him on coaching side as there's already a huge number of ex players and think new ideas is wgat we need.. Love for him to score Saturday. No hard feelings against him and never agreed with people that moaned about his work rate, always thought he gave 100%. angryman!!!
  • Score: 5

10:32am Fri 2 May 14

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

I think you should retire gracefully now Clinton. You have been a top rate goal scorer in your time but unfortunately the pace you relied upon to get in to goal scoring positions has now deserted you. It comes to us all eventually. Thanks and good luck for the future.
I think you should retire gracefully now Clinton. You have been a top rate goal scorer in your time but unfortunately the pace you relied upon to get in to goal scoring positions has now deserted you. It comes to us all eventually. Thanks and good luck for the future. BlueandWhiteBaz
  • Score: 23

11:04am Fri 2 May 14

mojo51 says...

Wish Morrison all the best for the future, and feel that this is the right move for the club if indeed he was one of the large salaried players we had. Shame that he could not have been used to coach the strikers as he has played at a high level including International.
May not be the thread for this but as far as Wilson, Thompson, Magnus & Wright are concerned, they too can all be injured and disappear into obscurity to make way for a stronger squad.
Wilson has to be one of the worst Captains I have seen putting on a U’s shirt.
I hope whomever is in charge next season has the youngsters playing rather than sitting on the bench and has the courage to move on some of the so called more established players.
Gilbey & Drey Wright have proven this season that they are more than capable of playing at this level.
Wish Morrison all the best for the future, and feel that this is the right move for the club if indeed he was one of the large salaried players we had. Shame that he could not have been used to coach the strikers as he has played at a high level including International. May not be the thread for this but as far as Wilson, Thompson, Magnus & Wright are concerned, they too can all be injured and disappear into obscurity to make way for a stronger squad. Wilson has to be one of the worst Captains I have seen putting on a U’s shirt. I hope whomever is in charge next season has the youngsters playing rather than sitting on the bench and has the courage to move on some of the so called more established players. Gilbey & Drey Wright have proven this season that they are more than capable of playing at this level. mojo51
  • Score: 6

1:44pm Fri 2 May 14

Eddy D says...

Have enjoyed the all action displays and commitment CM has bought to the club. He has clearly taken to mentoring some of the younger pro's too which is probably where his effect has been more felt more obviously.
He is one of those players that gets under your skin when he's p;laying for the opposition and is someone you find yourself rooting for.
I think he has played the Jabo role which has not played to his strengths and as such we haven't seen him at his best and do what he was bought to do.
As super suggests his wages are probably significantly higher than anyone else at the club so if they go some way to recruiting younger players or go toward further financing the youth it has to be a good decision for player and club.

Best wishes Clinton. You've served us well.
Have enjoyed the all action displays and commitment CM has bought to the club. He has clearly taken to mentoring some of the younger pro's too which is probably where his effect has been more felt more obviously. He is one of those players that gets under your skin when he's p;laying for the opposition and is someone you find yourself rooting for. I think he has played the Jabo role which has not played to his strengths and as such we haven't seen him at his best and do what he was bought to do. As super suggests his wages are probably significantly higher than anyone else at the club so if they go some way to recruiting younger players or go toward further financing the youth it has to be a good decision for player and club. Best wishes Clinton. You've served us well. Eddy D
  • Score: -23

3:19pm Fri 2 May 14

Col utd says...

mojo51 wrote:
Wish Morrison all the best for the future, and feel that this is the right move for the club if indeed he was one of the large salaried players we had. Shame that he could not have been used to coach the strikers as he has played at a high level including International.
May not be the thread for this but as far as Wilson, Thompson, Magnus & Wright are concerned, they too can all be injured and disappear into obscurity to make way for a stronger squad.
Wilson has to be one of the worst Captains I have seen putting on a U’s shirt.
I hope whomever is in charge next season has the youngsters playing rather than sitting on the bench and has the courage to move on some of the so called more established players.
Gilbey & Drey Wright have proven this season that they are more than capable of playing at this level.
Can tell you dont know a good player when u see one mojo, Wilson is a good player and will be a big miss next season!
This club is going for kids next year which are no where near ready. Really worried for next season.
[quote][p][bold]mojo51[/bold] wrote: Wish Morrison all the best for the future, and feel that this is the right move for the club if indeed he was one of the large salaried players we had. Shame that he could not have been used to coach the strikers as he has played at a high level including International. May not be the thread for this but as far as Wilson, Thompson, Magnus & Wright are concerned, they too can all be injured and disappear into obscurity to make way for a stronger squad. Wilson has to be one of the worst Captains I have seen putting on a U’s shirt. I hope whomever is in charge next season has the youngsters playing rather than sitting on the bench and has the courage to move on some of the so called more established players. Gilbey & Drey Wright have proven this season that they are more than capable of playing at this level.[/p][/quote]Can tell you dont know a good player when u see one mojo, Wilson is a good player and will be a big miss next season! This club is going for kids next year which are no where near ready. Really worried for next season. Col utd
  • Score: 28

3:26pm Fri 2 May 14

totallyfootball says...

Col utd wrote:
mojo51 wrote:
Wish Morrison all the best for the future, and feel that this is the right move for the club if indeed he was one of the large salaried players we had. Shame that he could not have been used to coach the strikers as he has played at a high level including International.
May not be the thread for this but as far as Wilson, Thompson, Magnus & Wright are concerned, they too can all be injured and disappear into obscurity to make way for a stronger squad.
Wilson has to be one of the worst Captains I have seen putting on a U’s shirt.
I hope whomever is in charge next season has the youngsters playing rather than sitting on the bench and has the courage to move on some of the so called more established players.
Gilbey & Drey Wright have proven this season that they are more than capable of playing at this level.
Can tell you dont know a good player when u see one mojo, Wilson is a good player and will be a big miss next season!
This club is going for kids next year which are no where near ready. Really worried for next season.
Don't be worried about the kids, they are exactly what this club needs right now and should have featured more this season!
[quote][p][bold]Col utd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mojo51[/bold] wrote: Wish Morrison all the best for the future, and feel that this is the right move for the club if indeed he was one of the large salaried players we had. Shame that he could not have been used to coach the strikers as he has played at a high level including International. May not be the thread for this but as far as Wilson, Thompson, Magnus & Wright are concerned, they too can all be injured and disappear into obscurity to make way for a stronger squad. Wilson has to be one of the worst Captains I have seen putting on a U’s shirt. I hope whomever is in charge next season has the youngsters playing rather than sitting on the bench and has the courage to move on some of the so called more established players. Gilbey & Drey Wright have proven this season that they are more than capable of playing at this level.[/p][/quote]Can tell you dont know a good player when u see one mojo, Wilson is a good player and will be a big miss next season! This club is going for kids next year which are no where near ready. Really worried for next season.[/p][/quote]Don't be worried about the kids, they are exactly what this club needs right now and should have featured more this season! totallyfootball
  • Score: 3

3:31pm Fri 2 May 14

Col utd says...

totallyfootball wrote:
Col utd wrote:
mojo51 wrote:
Wish Morrison all the best for the future, and feel that this is the right move for the club if indeed he was one of the large salaried players we had. Shame that he could not have been used to coach the strikers as he has played at a high level including International.
May not be the thread for this but as far as Wilson, Thompson, Magnus & Wright are concerned, they too can all be injured and disappear into obscurity to make way for a stronger squad.
Wilson has to be one of the worst Captains I have seen putting on a U’s shirt.
I hope whomever is in charge next season has the youngsters playing rather than sitting on the bench and has the courage to move on some of the so called more established players.
Gilbey & Drey Wright have proven this season that they are more than capable of playing at this level.
Can tell you dont know a good player when u see one mojo, Wilson is a good player and will be a big miss next season!
This club is going for kids next year which are no where near ready. Really worried for next season.
Don't be worried about the kids, they are exactly what this club needs right now and should have featured more this season!
Hahahaha rock bottom next season you wait and see....
You need to ask your self if a experienced manager came in would these kids play?? Absolutely NO chance
[quote][p][bold]totallyfootball[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Col utd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mojo51[/bold] wrote: Wish Morrison all the best for the future, and feel that this is the right move for the club if indeed he was one of the large salaried players we had. Shame that he could not have been used to coach the strikers as he has played at a high level including International. May not be the thread for this but as far as Wilson, Thompson, Magnus & Wright are concerned, they too can all be injured and disappear into obscurity to make way for a stronger squad. Wilson has to be one of the worst Captains I have seen putting on a U’s shirt. I hope whomever is in charge next season has the youngsters playing rather than sitting on the bench and has the courage to move on some of the so called more established players. Gilbey & Drey Wright have proven this season that they are more than capable of playing at this level.[/p][/quote]Can tell you dont know a good player when u see one mojo, Wilson is a good player and will be a big miss next season! This club is going for kids next year which are no where near ready. Really worried for next season.[/p][/quote]Don't be worried about the kids, they are exactly what this club needs right now and should have featured more this season![/p][/quote]Hahahaha rock bottom next season you wait and see.... You need to ask your self if a experienced manager came in would these kids play?? Absolutely NO chance Col utd
  • Score: 56

4:51pm Fri 2 May 14

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

It's a bit worrying further down the academy ladder though judging by a recent schools result :

YEAR 10 BOYS’ FOOTBALL TEAM
PARTNERSHIP FINAL

Colchester Academy 0 The Stanway School 5

On Wednesday, 23rd April Stanway travelled to Thurstable School to play in the Colchester Schools’ Final on the artificial pitch and won with five goals in the final fifteen minutes!
It's a bit worrying further down the academy ladder though judging by a recent schools result : YEAR 10 BOYS’ FOOTBALL TEAM PARTNERSHIP FINAL Colchester Academy 0 The Stanway School 5 On Wednesday, 23rd April Stanway travelled to Thurstable School to play in the Colchester Schools’ Final on the artificial pitch and won with five goals in the final fifteen minutes! BlueandWhiteBaz
  • Score: 46

6:01pm Fri 2 May 14

totallyfootball says...

BlueandWhiteBaz wrote:
It's a bit worrying further down the academy ladder though judging by a recent schools result :

YEAR 10 BOYS’ FOOTBALL TEAM
PARTNERSHIP FINAL

Colchester Academy 0 The Stanway School 5

On Wednesday, 23rd April Stanway travelled to Thurstable School to play in the Colchester Schools’ Final on the artificial pitch and won with five goals in the final fifteen minutes!
There has been worse results in every level of the football league this season and goals scored just as quick!
[quote][p][bold]BlueandWhiteBaz[/bold] wrote: It's a bit worrying further down the academy ladder though judging by a recent schools result : YEAR 10 BOYS’ FOOTBALL TEAM PARTNERSHIP FINAL Colchester Academy 0 The Stanway School 5 On Wednesday, 23rd April Stanway travelled to Thurstable School to play in the Colchester Schools’ Final on the artificial pitch and won with five goals in the final fifteen minutes![/p][/quote]There has been worse results in every level of the football league this season and goals scored just as quick! totallyfootball
  • Score: 4

8:22pm Fri 2 May 14

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

totallyfootball wrote:
BlueandWhiteBaz wrote:
It's a bit worrying further down the academy ladder though judging by a recent schools result :

YEAR 10 BOYS’ FOOTBALL TEAM
PARTNERSHIP FINAL

Colchester Academy 0 The Stanway School 5

On Wednesday, 23rd April Stanway travelled to Thurstable School to play in the Colchester Schools’ Final on the artificial pitch and won with five goals in the final fifteen minutes!
There has been worse results in every level of the football league this season and goals scored just as quick!
Forgive me, but we are not talking about the football league here. We are talking about what should be the cream of youngsters selected by Colchester United pitting their wits against an ordinary school team of similar age and getting a right old spanking. Hopefully this is not symptomatic of the academy in general, but at this age group, it would appear the club have not selected the best.
[quote][p][bold]totallyfootball[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BlueandWhiteBaz[/bold] wrote: It's a bit worrying further down the academy ladder though judging by a recent schools result : YEAR 10 BOYS’ FOOTBALL TEAM PARTNERSHIP FINAL Colchester Academy 0 The Stanway School 5 On Wednesday, 23rd April Stanway travelled to Thurstable School to play in the Colchester Schools’ Final on the artificial pitch and won with five goals in the final fifteen minutes![/p][/quote]There has been worse results in every level of the football league this season and goals scored just as quick![/p][/quote]Forgive me, but we are not talking about the football league here. We are talking about what should be the cream of youngsters selected by Colchester United pitting their wits against an ordinary school team of similar age and getting a right old spanking. Hopefully this is not symptomatic of the academy in general, but at this age group, it would appear the club have not selected the best. BlueandWhiteBaz
  • Score: 26

9:41pm Fri 2 May 14

crazy comments says...

Seems like a slightly different story as printed in the East Anglian. Morrison states that in hindsight he would have signed for Phil Parkinson at Bradford instead, had he known the Colchester manager who signed him would be moved on.
Seems like a slightly different story as printed in the East Anglian. Morrison states that in hindsight he would have signed for Phil Parkinson at Bradford instead, had he known the Colchester manager who signed him would be moved on. crazy comments
  • Score: 14

8:41pm Sat 3 May 14

Boris says...

crazy comments wrote:
Seems like a slightly different story as printed in the East Anglian. Morrison states that in hindsight he would have signed for Phil Parkinson at Bradford instead, had he known the Colchester manager who signed him would be moved on.
Yes, according toi the EADT Clinton said Parky wanted him, but John Ward was on the phone to him practically every day till he signed. This suggests JW was able to offer him more money than PP. So maybe Super is right when he says Clinton may have been the top earner. But he surely didn't earn as much as Teddy Sheringham, and he performed better than him, not that that is saying much.
[quote][p][bold]crazy comments[/bold] wrote: Seems like a slightly different story as printed in the East Anglian. Morrison states that in hindsight he would have signed for Phil Parkinson at Bradford instead, had he known the Colchester manager who signed him would be moved on.[/p][/quote]Yes, according toi the EADT Clinton said Parky wanted him, but John Ward was on the phone to him practically every day till he signed. This suggests JW was able to offer him more money than PP. So maybe Super is right when he says Clinton may have been the top earner. But he surely didn't earn as much as Teddy Sheringham, and he performed better than him, not that that is saying much. Boris
  • Score: 1

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