Wilson leaves U's after rejecting new contract offer

Gazette: Wilson leaves U's after rejecting new contract offer Wilson leaves U's after rejecting new contract offer

Brian Wilson has left Colchester United after rejecting a new contract offer with the club.

The 30-year-old defender, whose current deal is due to expire this summer, turned down the opportunity to stay at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

U's boss Joe Dunne wanted to keep his captain at Colchester for next season.

But he admitted he was not able to match what other clubs could offer Wilson financially.

Dunne said: “I tried to keep Brian.

“I understand it was a difficult situation in a financial market where there will be clubs able to pay more than we do.

“When that situation arises you have a decision to make when you have a young family and you’re from a different part of the country.

“I fully respect Brian and what he did for the club.

“He was my captain and we did try to keep him."

Wilson was signed by John Ward for Colchester in 2010, following his exit from Bristol City.

He made 163 league and cup appearances for the U's, scoring three times.

Colchester have also announced the departure of Jordan Sanderson and Shaun Phillips from the club.

Sanderson made two substitute appearances for the U's first team, while young keeper Phillips leaves having not played a senior game.

For all of the latest Colchester United news, see Tuesday's Daily Gazette.

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12:14pm Tue 6 May 14

Medicated Soap says...

Col utd was spot on Brian Wilson walked out of the club a few weeks ago when he discovered the size of the U's playing budget for next season!

Wrong choice as a captain, but his experience at the back is one of the key reasons we aren't traipsing up to the likes of Accrington and Morecambe next season.

We can't afford an experienced replacement, so the best we can hope for is to pick up a youngster on a free transfer, or a youth loan.
Col utd was spot on Brian Wilson walked out of the club a few weeks ago when he discovered the size of the U's playing budget for next season! Wrong choice as a captain, but his experience at the back is one of the key reasons we aren't traipsing up to the likes of Accrington and Morecambe next season. We can't afford an experienced replacement, so the best we can hope for is to pick up a youngster on a free transfer, or a youth loan. Medicated Soap
  • Score: 44

1:38pm Tue 6 May 14

mojo51 says...

Do not think we will miss him. At best an average player and I have to disagree with 'Medicated' concerning his contribution to us staying up, a very average player.
Col utd have a tight budget and cannot be held to ransom over wages.
Do not think we will miss him. At best an average player and I have to disagree with 'Medicated' concerning his contribution to us staying up, a very average player. Col utd have a tight budget and cannot be held to ransom over wages. mojo51
  • Score: -12

2:11pm Tue 6 May 14

West Stand United says...

To me this season he never really seemed interested on the pitch. Not a very good Captain and I certainly won't miss him.

Tosin Olefumi is a far better prospect if we aren't able to secure the services of Alex Wynter next season.

There is still deadwood at the club and hopefully Dunne will not go all out to keep them, namely David Wright and Josh Thompson.

For me Marcus Bean should now be made Captain as he does lead by example.
To me this season he never really seemed interested on the pitch. Not a very good Captain and I certainly won't miss him. Tosin Olefumi is a far better prospect if we aren't able to secure the services of Alex Wynter next season. There is still deadwood at the club and hopefully Dunne will not go all out to keep them, namely David Wright and Josh Thompson. For me Marcus Bean should now be made Captain as he does lead by example. West Stand United
  • Score: 24

2:16pm Tue 6 May 14

super waluigi says...

Sometimes looking average is the result of doing your job correctly. He never done last ditch tackles or dramatic chasing of fast wingers because his positioning and awareness was top draw. He will be difficult to replace but there will be tons of similar players walking away from other clubs.

I say thank you to Wilson for doing a solid job.
Sometimes looking average is the result of doing your job correctly. He never done last ditch tackles or dramatic chasing of fast wingers because his positioning and awareness was top draw. He will be difficult to replace but there will be tons of similar players walking away from other clubs. I say thank you to Wilson for doing a solid job. super waluigi
  • Score: -8

4:27pm Tue 6 May 14

angryman!!! says...

He will not be missed and was a poor captain.thix season I think he was pretty poor. Hopefully by leaving it allows us to wynter. If not I would still rather have olefemi
He will not be missed and was a poor captain.thix season I think he was pretty poor. Hopefully by leaving it allows us to wynter. If not I would still rather have olefemi angryman!!!
  • Score: 18

5:06pm Tue 6 May 14

down the line says...

Glad the captain with no voice has left. Get rid of some of the other dead wood as well please. Oh and whilst there at it Joe Dunne can leave as well if he wants.
Glad the captain with no voice has left. Get rid of some of the other dead wood as well please. Oh and whilst there at it Joe Dunne can leave as well if he wants. down the line
  • Score: 21

5:41pm Tue 6 May 14

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

It will be interesting to see where Wilson ends up. I suspect it will be somewhere like Oldham or Rochdale. Everywhere has a bigger budget than us in league 1, after the chairman has hived off large amounts to keep the academy afloat. This club offers no real future for any player over the age of 23/24.
It will be interesting to see where Wilson ends up. I suspect it will be somewhere like Oldham or Rochdale. Everywhere has a bigger budget than us in league 1, after the chairman has hived off large amounts to keep the academy afloat. This club offers no real future for any player over the age of 23/24. BlueandWhiteBaz
  • Score: 29

5:51pm Tue 6 May 14

Boris says...

mojo51 wrote:
Do not think we will miss him. At best an average player and I have to disagree with 'Medicated' concerning his contribution to us staying up, a very average player.
Col utd have a tight budget and cannot be held to ransom over wages.
If anyone was holding to ransom it was not Brian Wilson. If your boss told you that you could stay on at your work place but only after a hefty cut in wages, would you be happy?
I know it is tough times now for almost everybody, but you can't blame Wilson for looking for a job paying something like what he has been getting here.
[quote][p][bold]mojo51[/bold] wrote: Do not think we will miss him. At best an average player and I have to disagree with 'Medicated' concerning his contribution to us staying up, a very average player. Col utd have a tight budget and cannot be held to ransom over wages.[/p][/quote]If anyone was holding to ransom it was not Brian Wilson. If your boss told you that you could stay on at your work place but only after a hefty cut in wages, would you be happy? I know it is tough times now for almost everybody, but you can't blame Wilson for looking for a job paying something like what he has been getting here. Boris
  • Score: 8

6:08pm Tue 6 May 14

up the U's paul says...

BlueandWhiteBaz wrote:
It will be interesting to see where Wilson ends up. I suspect it will be somewhere like Oldham or Rochdale. Everywhere has a bigger budget than us in league 1, after the chairman has hived off large amounts to keep the academy afloat. This club offers no real future for any player over the age of 23/24.
Silly boy !!! Yeovil are championship coming down to league 1. It has been announced that they have no transfer budget. Infact most of league 1 teams have no or a small transfer budget. The only teams that have a large budget are the teams with a large following. As usual the Chairman gets the blame for the shortcomings of the so-called fans that sit at home and moan and complain (i'm not going anymore because i have to pay for a burger or i'm not going any more because it nearly costs as much as a night out in the pub). What annoys me most is in the days gone by we took nearly 20,00 people to Wembley now it seems only 2500 - 3000 people want to support the team because the chairman doesn't do what they want him to do. What ever you think the game is all about money we can count ourselves lucky we have a chairman that can stop our team going into financial meltdown considering the monies coming through the turnstiles. It's no good moaning about not having a team when they have gone, so next season get off your bums and support their team. You never know we might even get higher crowds the Sarfend. I feel embarrassed knowing that they can afford higher wages than us and can afford to spend money on new players this is not down to Mr, Cowling it's down to bums on seats.
[quote][p][bold]BlueandWhiteBaz[/bold] wrote: It will be interesting to see where Wilson ends up. I suspect it will be somewhere like Oldham or Rochdale. Everywhere has a bigger budget than us in league 1, after the chairman has hived off large amounts to keep the academy afloat. This club offers no real future for any player over the age of 23/24.[/p][/quote]Silly boy !!! Yeovil are championship coming down to league 1. It has been announced that they have no transfer budget. Infact most of league 1 teams have no or a small transfer budget. The only teams that have a large budget are the teams with a large following. As usual the Chairman gets the blame for the shortcomings of the so-called fans that sit at home and moan and complain (i'm not going anymore because i have to pay for a burger or i'm not going any more because it nearly costs as much as a night out in the pub). What annoys me most is in the days gone by we took nearly 20,00 people to Wembley now it seems only 2500 - 3000 people want to support the team because the chairman doesn't do what they want him to do. What ever you think the game is all about money we can count ourselves lucky we have a chairman that can stop our team going into financial meltdown considering the monies coming through the turnstiles. It's no good moaning about not having a team when they have gone, so next season get off your bums and support their team. You never know we might even get higher crowds the Sarfend. I feel embarrassed knowing that they can afford higher wages than us and can afford to spend money on new players this is not down to Mr, Cowling it's down to bums on seats. up the U's paul
  • Score: -23

7:21pm Tue 6 May 14

Ontheball says...

No loss at all. One of the biggest earners at the club for some reason. His performances didn't set the world alight and he was an abysmal captain.

There are better players about for sure. Now get rid of Magnus and the defence might start to work better! His absence in the last two games says iyt all really.
No loss at all. One of the biggest earners at the club for some reason. His performances didn't set the world alight and he was an abysmal captain. There are better players about for sure. Now get rid of Magnus and the defence might start to work better! His absence in the last two games says iyt all really. Ontheball
  • Score: 9

7:31pm Tue 6 May 14

Col utd says...

Ontheball wrote:
No loss at all. One of the biggest earners at the club for some reason. His performances didn't set the world alight and he was an abysmal captain.

There are better players about for sure. Now get rid of Magnus and the defence might start to work better! His absence in the last two games says iyt all really.
How do you know he is biggest earner??? Talking rubbish as usual ontheball.
Consistent player will be a big loss with his experience, the club will have to go for a young player to fill in as the budget says it all.
[quote][p][bold]Ontheball[/bold] wrote: No loss at all. One of the biggest earners at the club for some reason. His performances didn't set the world alight and he was an abysmal captain. There are better players about for sure. Now get rid of Magnus and the defence might start to work better! His absence in the last two games says iyt all really.[/p][/quote]How do you know he is biggest earner??? Talking rubbish as usual ontheball. Consistent player will be a big loss with his experience, the club will have to go for a young player to fill in as the budget says it all. Col utd
  • Score: 18

7:49pm Tue 6 May 14

crazy comments says...

Boris wrote:
mojo51 wrote:
Do not think we will miss him. At best an average player and I have to disagree with 'Medicated' concerning his contribution to us staying up, a very average player.
Col utd have a tight budget and cannot be held to ransom over wages.
If anyone was holding to ransom it was not Brian Wilson. If your boss told you that you could stay on at your work place but only after a hefty cut in wages, would you be happy?
I know it is tough times now for almost everybody, but you can't blame Wilson for looking for a job paying something like what he has been getting here.
Your correct there Boris. Exactly same thing happened to John White. Was offered half of the salary he was on with only a 12 month contract.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mojo51[/bold] wrote: Do not think we will miss him. At best an average player and I have to disagree with 'Medicated' concerning his contribution to us staying up, a very average player. Col utd have a tight budget and cannot be held to ransom over wages.[/p][/quote]If anyone was holding to ransom it was not Brian Wilson. If your boss told you that you could stay on at your work place but only after a hefty cut in wages, would you be happy? I know it is tough times now for almost everybody, but you can't blame Wilson for looking for a job paying something like what he has been getting here.[/p][/quote]Your correct there Boris. Exactly same thing happened to John White. Was offered half of the salary he was on with only a 12 month contract. crazy comments
  • Score: 6

8:30pm Tue 6 May 14

southstand says...

BlueandWhiteBaz wrote:
It will be interesting to see where Wilson ends up. I suspect it will be somewhere like Oldham or Rochdale. Everywhere has a bigger budget than us in league 1, after the chairman has hived off large amounts to keep the academy afloat. This club offers no real future for any player over the age of 23/24.
The academy is funded separately from the first team, so no everyone hasn't got a bigger budget than us, check out coventry next year with 2,000 crowds and no other income from sixfields! We have a forward thinking chairman and manager, next year we will blend youth with experience and do better. As for wilson he was a reasonable right back but a shocking captain, I say tom eastman for captain.
[quote][p][bold]BlueandWhiteBaz[/bold] wrote: It will be interesting to see where Wilson ends up. I suspect it will be somewhere like Oldham or Rochdale. Everywhere has a bigger budget than us in league 1, after the chairman has hived off large amounts to keep the academy afloat. This club offers no real future for any player over the age of 23/24.[/p][/quote]The academy is funded separately from the first team, so no everyone hasn't got a bigger budget than us, check out coventry next year with 2,000 crowds and no other income from sixfields! We have a forward thinking chairman and manager, next year we will blend youth with experience and do better. As for wilson he was a reasonable right back but a shocking captain, I say tom eastman for captain. southstand
  • Score: -22

8:32pm Tue 6 May 14

southstand says...

up the U's paul wrote:
BlueandWhiteBaz wrote:
It will be interesting to see where Wilson ends up. I suspect it will be somewhere like Oldham or Rochdale. Everywhere has a bigger budget than us in league 1, after the chairman has hived off large amounts to keep the academy afloat. This club offers no real future for any player over the age of 23/24.
Silly boy !!! Yeovil are championship coming down to league 1. It has been announced that they have no transfer budget. Infact most of league 1 teams have no or a small transfer budget. The only teams that have a large budget are the teams with a large following. As usual the Chairman gets the blame for the shortcomings of the so-called fans that sit at home and moan and complain (i'm not going anymore because i have to pay for a burger or i'm not going any more because it nearly costs as much as a night out in the pub). What annoys me most is in the days gone by we took nearly 20,00 people to Wembley now it seems only 2500 - 3000 people want to support the team because the chairman doesn't do what they want him to do. What ever you think the game is all about money we can count ourselves lucky we have a chairman that can stop our team going into financial meltdown considering the monies coming through the turnstiles. It's no good moaning about not having a team when they have gone, so next season get off your bums and support their team. You never know we might even get higher crowds the Sarfend. I feel embarrassed knowing that they can afford higher wages than us and can afford to spend money on new players this is not down to Mr, Cowling it's down to bums on seats.
Totally agree, good post!
[quote][p][bold]up the U's paul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BlueandWhiteBaz[/bold] wrote: It will be interesting to see where Wilson ends up. I suspect it will be somewhere like Oldham or Rochdale. Everywhere has a bigger budget than us in league 1, after the chairman has hived off large amounts to keep the academy afloat. This club offers no real future for any player over the age of 23/24.[/p][/quote]Silly boy !!! Yeovil are championship coming down to league 1. It has been announced that they have no transfer budget. Infact most of league 1 teams have no or a small transfer budget. The only teams that have a large budget are the teams with a large following. As usual the Chairman gets the blame for the shortcomings of the so-called fans that sit at home and moan and complain (i'm not going anymore because i have to pay for a burger or i'm not going any more because it nearly costs as much as a night out in the pub). What annoys me most is in the days gone by we took nearly 20,00 people to Wembley now it seems only 2500 - 3000 people want to support the team because the chairman doesn't do what they want him to do. What ever you think the game is all about money we can count ourselves lucky we have a chairman that can stop our team going into financial meltdown considering the monies coming through the turnstiles. It's no good moaning about not having a team when they have gone, so next season get off your bums and support their team. You never know we might even get higher crowds the Sarfend. I feel embarrassed knowing that they can afford higher wages than us and can afford to spend money on new players this is not down to Mr, Cowling it's down to bums on seats.[/p][/quote]Totally agree, good post! southstand
  • Score: -13

9:01pm Tue 6 May 14

25414nora says...

up the U's paul wrote:
BlueandWhiteBaz wrote:
It will be interesting to see where Wilson ends up. I suspect it will be somewhere like Oldham or Rochdale. Everywhere has a bigger budget than us in league 1, after the chairman has hived off large amounts to keep the academy afloat. This club offers no real future for any player over the age of 23/24.
Silly boy !!! Yeovil are championship coming down to league 1. It has been announced that they have no transfer budget. Infact most of league 1 teams have no or a small transfer budget. The only teams that have a large budget are the teams with a large following. As usual the Chairman gets the blame for the shortcomings of the so-called fans that sit at home and moan and complain (i'm not going anymore because i have to pay for a burger or i'm not going any more because it nearly costs as much as a night out in the pub). What annoys me most is in the days gone by we took nearly 20,00 people to Wembley now it seems only 2500 - 3000 people want to support the team because the chairman doesn't do what they want him to do. What ever you think the game is all about money we can count ourselves lucky we have a chairman that can stop our team going into financial meltdown considering the monies coming through the turnstiles. It's no good moaning about not having a team when they have gone, so next season get off your bums and support their team. You never know we might even get higher crowds the Sarfend. I feel embarrassed knowing that they can afford higher wages than us and can afford to spend money on new players this is not down to Mr, Cowling it's down to bums on seats.
A cracking comment from Up the u's Paul. Wise words spoken, clearly you've
done the math's.
In football, as in any business, If you take out more than you put in, you will soon find yourself in the brown stuff.
The 'blue and white baz' (like others on here) probably attended the "Mickey Mouse school of economics.
[quote][p][bold]up the U's paul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BlueandWhiteBaz[/bold] wrote: It will be interesting to see where Wilson ends up. I suspect it will be somewhere like Oldham or Rochdale. Everywhere has a bigger budget than us in league 1, after the chairman has hived off large amounts to keep the academy afloat. This club offers no real future for any player over the age of 23/24.[/p][/quote]Silly boy !!! Yeovil are championship coming down to league 1. It has been announced that they have no transfer budget. Infact most of league 1 teams have no or a small transfer budget. The only teams that have a large budget are the teams with a large following. As usual the Chairman gets the blame for the shortcomings of the so-called fans that sit at home and moan and complain (i'm not going anymore because i have to pay for a burger or i'm not going any more because it nearly costs as much as a night out in the pub). What annoys me most is in the days gone by we took nearly 20,00 people to Wembley now it seems only 2500 - 3000 people want to support the team because the chairman doesn't do what they want him to do. What ever you think the game is all about money we can count ourselves lucky we have a chairman that can stop our team going into financial meltdown considering the monies coming through the turnstiles. It's no good moaning about not having a team when they have gone, so next season get off your bums and support their team. You never know we might even get higher crowds the Sarfend. I feel embarrassed knowing that they can afford higher wages than us and can afford to spend money on new players this is not down to Mr, Cowling it's down to bums on seats.[/p][/quote]A cracking comment from Up the u's Paul. Wise words spoken, clearly you've done the math's. In football, as in any business, If you take out more than you put in, you will soon find yourself in the brown stuff. The 'blue and white baz' (like others on here) probably attended the "Mickey Mouse school of economics. 25414nora
  • Score: -23

10:10pm Tue 6 May 14

crazy comments says...

25414nora wrote:
up the U's paul wrote:
BlueandWhiteBaz wrote:
It will be interesting to see where Wilson ends up. I suspect it will be somewhere like Oldham or Rochdale. Everywhere has a bigger budget than us in league 1, after the chairman has hived off large amounts to keep the academy afloat. This club offers no real future for any player over the age of 23/24.
Silly boy !!! Yeovil are championship coming down to league 1. It has been announced that they have no transfer budget. Infact most of league 1 teams have no or a small transfer budget. The only teams that have a large budget are the teams with a large following. As usual the Chairman gets the blame for the shortcomings of the so-called fans that sit at home and moan and complain (i'm not going anymore because i have to pay for a burger or i'm not going any more because it nearly costs as much as a night out in the pub). What annoys me most is in the days gone by we took nearly 20,00 people to Wembley now it seems only 2500 - 3000 people want to support the team because the chairman doesn't do what they want him to do. What ever you think the game is all about money we can count ourselves lucky we have a chairman that can stop our team going into financial meltdown considering the monies coming through the turnstiles. It's no good moaning about not having a team when they have gone, so next season get off your bums and support their team. You never know we might even get higher crowds the Sarfend. I feel embarrassed knowing that they can afford higher wages than us and can afford to spend money on new players this is not down to Mr, Cowling it's down to bums on seats.
A cracking comment from Up the u's Paul. Wise words spoken, clearly you've
done the math's.
In football, as in any business, If you take out more than you put in, you will soon find yourself in the brown stuff.
The 'blue and white baz' (like others on here) probably attended the "Mickey Mouse school of economics.
All you blinkered clueless lot will be in for a big surprise one day, when Cowling bolts the nest unexpectedly, and then leaves the club in the biggest mess possible. I can read the man like a book, the way he is playing things.
You don't have to attend school of economics to work what he is up to.

Up the U's Paul what you going on about you feel embarrassed knowing that Southend can afford higher wages than us because they put bums on seats. Easy my friend reduce the price of tickets, and play more entertaining football.
[quote][p][bold]25414nora[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]up the U's paul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BlueandWhiteBaz[/bold] wrote: It will be interesting to see where Wilson ends up. I suspect it will be somewhere like Oldham or Rochdale. Everywhere has a bigger budget than us in league 1, after the chairman has hived off large amounts to keep the academy afloat. This club offers no real future for any player over the age of 23/24.[/p][/quote]Silly boy !!! Yeovil are championship coming down to league 1. It has been announced that they have no transfer budget. Infact most of league 1 teams have no or a small transfer budget. The only teams that have a large budget are the teams with a large following. As usual the Chairman gets the blame for the shortcomings of the so-called fans that sit at home and moan and complain (i'm not going anymore because i have to pay for a burger or i'm not going any more because it nearly costs as much as a night out in the pub). What annoys me most is in the days gone by we took nearly 20,00 people to Wembley now it seems only 2500 - 3000 people want to support the team because the chairman doesn't do what they want him to do. What ever you think the game is all about money we can count ourselves lucky we have a chairman that can stop our team going into financial meltdown considering the monies coming through the turnstiles. It's no good moaning about not having a team when they have gone, so next season get off your bums and support their team. You never know we might even get higher crowds the Sarfend. I feel embarrassed knowing that they can afford higher wages than us and can afford to spend money on new players this is not down to Mr, Cowling it's down to bums on seats.[/p][/quote]A cracking comment from Up the u's Paul. Wise words spoken, clearly you've done the math's. In football, as in any business, If you take out more than you put in, you will soon find yourself in the brown stuff. The 'blue and white baz' (like others on here) probably attended the "Mickey Mouse school of economics.[/p][/quote]All you blinkered clueless lot will be in for a big surprise one day, when Cowling bolts the nest unexpectedly, and then leaves the club in the biggest mess possible. I can read the man like a book, the way he is playing things. You don't have to attend school of economics to work what he is up to. Up the U's Paul what you going on about you feel embarrassed knowing that Southend can afford higher wages than us because they put bums on seats. Easy my friend reduce the price of tickets, and play more entertaining football. crazy comments
  • Score: 22

11:16pm Tue 6 May 14

southstand says...

crazy comments wrote:
25414nora wrote:
up the U's paul wrote:
BlueandWhiteBaz wrote:
It will be interesting to see where Wilson ends up. I suspect it will be somewhere like Oldham or Rochdale. Everywhere has a bigger budget than us in league 1, after the chairman has hived off large amounts to keep the academy afloat. This club offers no real future for any player over the age of 23/24.
Silly boy !!! Yeovil are championship coming down to league 1. It has been announced that they have no transfer budget. Infact most of league 1 teams have no or a small transfer budget. The only teams that have a large budget are the teams with a large following. As usual the Chairman gets the blame for the shortcomings of the so-called fans that sit at home and moan and complain (i'm not going anymore because i have to pay for a burger or i'm not going any more because it nearly costs as much as a night out in the pub). What annoys me most is in the days gone by we took nearly 20,00 people to Wembley now it seems only 2500 - 3000 people want to support the team because the chairman doesn't do what they want him to do. What ever you think the game is all about money we can count ourselves lucky we have a chairman that can stop our team going into financial meltdown considering the monies coming through the turnstiles. It's no good moaning about not having a team when they have gone, so next season get off your bums and support their team. You never know we might even get higher crowds the Sarfend. I feel embarrassed knowing that they can afford higher wages than us and can afford to spend money on new players this is not down to Mr, Cowling it's down to bums on seats.
A cracking comment from Up the u's Paul. Wise words spoken, clearly you've
done the math's.
In football, as in any business, If you take out more than you put in, you will soon find yourself in the brown stuff.
The 'blue and white baz' (like others on here) probably attended the "Mickey Mouse school of economics.
All you blinkered clueless lot will be in for a big surprise one day, when Cowling bolts the nest unexpectedly, and then leaves the club in the biggest mess possible. I can read the man like a book, the way he is playing things.
You don't have to attend school of economics to work what he is up to.

Up the U's Paul what you going on about you feel embarrassed knowing that Southend can afford higher wages than us because they put bums on seats. Easy my friend reduce the price of tickets, and play more entertaining football.
Reduce the price of seats? my seat is cheaper now than my "space" on the terrace at layer road years ago and cheaper than southend as well! A few weeks ago the southend moaners wanted the manager out when they didn't win for a few weeks!
[quote][p][bold]crazy comments[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]25414nora[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]up the U's paul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BlueandWhiteBaz[/bold] wrote: It will be interesting to see where Wilson ends up. I suspect it will be somewhere like Oldham or Rochdale. Everywhere has a bigger budget than us in league 1, after the chairman has hived off large amounts to keep the academy afloat. This club offers no real future for any player over the age of 23/24.[/p][/quote]Silly boy !!! Yeovil are championship coming down to league 1. It has been announced that they have no transfer budget. Infact most of league 1 teams have no or a small transfer budget. The only teams that have a large budget are the teams with a large following. As usual the Chairman gets the blame for the shortcomings of the so-called fans that sit at home and moan and complain (i'm not going anymore because i have to pay for a burger or i'm not going any more because it nearly costs as much as a night out in the pub). What annoys me most is in the days gone by we took nearly 20,00 people to Wembley now it seems only 2500 - 3000 people want to support the team because the chairman doesn't do what they want him to do. What ever you think the game is all about money we can count ourselves lucky we have a chairman that can stop our team going into financial meltdown considering the monies coming through the turnstiles. It's no good moaning about not having a team when they have gone, so next season get off your bums and support their team. You never know we might even get higher crowds the Sarfend. I feel embarrassed knowing that they can afford higher wages than us and can afford to spend money on new players this is not down to Mr, Cowling it's down to bums on seats.[/p][/quote]A cracking comment from Up the u's Paul. Wise words spoken, clearly you've done the math's. In football, as in any business, If you take out more than you put in, you will soon find yourself in the brown stuff. The 'blue and white baz' (like others on here) probably attended the "Mickey Mouse school of economics.[/p][/quote]All you blinkered clueless lot will be in for a big surprise one day, when Cowling bolts the nest unexpectedly, and then leaves the club in the biggest mess possible. I can read the man like a book, the way he is playing things. You don't have to attend school of economics to work what he is up to. Up the U's Paul what you going on about you feel embarrassed knowing that Southend can afford higher wages than us because they put bums on seats. Easy my friend reduce the price of tickets, and play more entertaining football.[/p][/quote]Reduce the price of seats? my seat is cheaper now than my "space" on the terrace at layer road years ago and cheaper than southend as well! A few weeks ago the southend moaners wanted the manager out when they didn't win for a few weeks! southstand
  • Score: -16

12:06am Wed 7 May 14

angryman!!! says...

Southends always had a better following than us. A very average player, will not be hard to find a replacement and I think after a half a dozen run tosin will be a decent replacement
Southends always had a better following than us. A very average player, will not be hard to find a replacement and I think after a half a dozen run tosin will be a decent replacement angryman!!!
  • Score: 6

12:44am Wed 7 May 14

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

If you ignorant people took notice of what Wilson said, he wants to return to the north west which is his home knowitallnora!!
If you ignorant people took notice of what Wilson said, he wants to return to the north west which is his home knowitallnora!! BlueandWhiteBaz
  • Score: 19

7:48am Wed 7 May 14

Col utd says...

angryman!!! wrote:
Southends always had a better following than us. A very average player, will not be hard to find a replacement and I think after a half a dozen run tosin will be a decent replacement
This very average player will go to a bigger club than us I bet.
[quote][p][bold]angryman!!![/bold] wrote: Southends always had a better following than us. A very average player, will not be hard to find a replacement and I think after a half a dozen run tosin will be a decent replacement[/p][/quote]This very average player will go to a bigger club than us I bet. Col utd
  • Score: 31

9:50am Wed 7 May 14

totallyfootball says...

Noted as an average player, well there were plenty of those on show last season, one less to worry about now. As for Southend they have good crowds at their games, why is that? I also hear quite a few travel so that should boost the average home game figures a little!
Noted as an average player, well there were plenty of those on show last season, one less to worry about now. As for Southend they have good crowds at their games, why is that? I also hear quite a few travel so that should boost the average home game figures a little! totallyfootball
  • Score: -6

11:48am Wed 7 May 14

hungrystudent says...

Not been too sharp for the last 2 seasons, Not a captain but the experience may be missed. Gives young Tosin a chance now to force his way into the team.

Yes Crazy, Cowling will leave one day (like every chairman will) But with the investment he has put into the club and the losses he makes year in year out, i doubt it his underlying motive is to destroy the club and leave us in "the biggest mess possible". I wonder what book it is you are reading ?
Not been too sharp for the last 2 seasons, Not a captain but the experience may be missed. Gives young Tosin a chance now to force his way into the team. Yes Crazy, Cowling will leave one day (like every chairman will) But with the investment he has put into the club and the losses he makes year in year out, i doubt it his underlying motive is to destroy the club and leave us in "the biggest mess possible". I wonder what book it is you are reading ? hungrystudent
  • Score: -12

12:31pm Wed 7 May 14

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

Exactly southstand, the academy budget has increased and the first team budget decreased. One budget has been set to help compensate for the other. That's how finance works and I should know as I worked in finance most of my working life..
Exactly southstand, the academy budget has increased and the first team budget decreased. One budget has been set to help compensate for the other. That's how finance works and I should know as I worked in finance most of my working life.. BlueandWhiteBaz
  • Score: 23

5:11pm Wed 7 May 14

stevedawson says...

Lets have a bit more supporting next season, and less barracking of the playing staff.those crystal palace suporters should be the model for all.3-0 down to the league leaders and the support and cheering increased.joe dunn is no tony pulis but he is our manager until sacked and deserves support.armchair tactitions are two a penny on this site.go to the mausoleum to cheer next season or dont bother going.
Lets have a bit more supporting next season, and less barracking of the playing staff.those crystal palace suporters should be the model for all.3-0 down to the league leaders and the support and cheering increased.joe dunn is no tony pulis but he is our manager until sacked and deserves support.armchair tactitions are two a penny on this site.go to the mausoleum to cheer next season or dont bother going. stevedawson
  • Score: -7

7:00pm Wed 7 May 14

southstand says...

BlueandWhiteBaz wrote:
Exactly southstand, the academy budget has increased and the first team budget decreased. One budget has been set to help compensate for the other. That's how finance works and I should know as I worked in finance most of my working life..
I don't understand your point, the first team budget is 65% of turnover as set by the football league, the same as all clubs in our league with or without an academy and the academy is funded separately!. Surely the 65% idea was just a financial safeguard to stop clubs overspending, the 65% does not apply to the youth team or the tea lady etc
[quote][p][bold]BlueandWhiteBaz[/bold] wrote: Exactly southstand, the academy budget has increased and the first team budget decreased. One budget has been set to help compensate for the other. That's how finance works and I should know as I worked in finance most of my working life..[/p][/quote]I don't understand your point, the first team budget is 65% of turnover as set by the football league, the same as all clubs in our league with or without an academy and the academy is funded separately!. Surely the 65% idea was just a financial safeguard to stop clubs overspending, the 65% does not apply to the youth team or the tea lady etc southstand
  • Score: -26

8:38pm Wed 7 May 14

Boris says...

crazy comments wrote:
Boris wrote:
mojo51 wrote:
Do not think we will miss him. At best an average player and I have to disagree with 'Medicated' concerning his contribution to us staying up, a very average player.
Col utd have a tight budget and cannot be held to ransom over wages.
If anyone was holding to ransom it was not Brian Wilson. If your boss told you that you could stay on at your work place but only after a hefty cut in wages, would you be happy?
I know it is tough times now for almost everybody, but you can't blame Wilson for looking for a job paying something like what he has been getting here.
Your correct there Boris. Exactly same thing happened to John White. Was offered half of the salary he was on with only a 12 month contract.
Crazy, like you I always liked John White (a better player that Brian Wilson) and of course I had him in mind when I wrote that comment. Well, John has done well, so he did the right thing to reject the wages cut that Col U were offering him. Let's hope Southend win their play-offs and come up to our league next season. Meanwhile Brian Wilson may do as well for himself or better. At his new club, provided they don't make him captain, perhaps they will appreciate him more.
Meanwhile, i read in one of the papers Brian Wilson's tribute to John Ward, who brought him to Colchester when other clubs had turned him down on account of the many injuries he had suffered. Ward's faith paid off in that Wilson was able to play several seasons at this club without much in thew way of injuries. I know most of us were glad when John Ward left, but he was a decent man. As you have told us many times, Crazy, that is not sufficient qualification to manage a football team.
[quote][p][bold]crazy comments[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mojo51[/bold] wrote: Do not think we will miss him. At best an average player and I have to disagree with 'Medicated' concerning his contribution to us staying up, a very average player. Col utd have a tight budget and cannot be held to ransom over wages.[/p][/quote]If anyone was holding to ransom it was not Brian Wilson. If your boss told you that you could stay on at your work place but only after a hefty cut in wages, would you be happy? I know it is tough times now for almost everybody, but you can't blame Wilson for looking for a job paying something like what he has been getting here.[/p][/quote]Your correct there Boris. Exactly same thing happened to John White. Was offered half of the salary he was on with only a 12 month contract.[/p][/quote]Crazy, like you I always liked John White (a better player that Brian Wilson) and of course I had him in mind when I wrote that comment. Well, John has done well, so he did the right thing to reject the wages cut that Col U were offering him. Let's hope Southend win their play-offs and come up to our league next season. Meanwhile Brian Wilson may do as well for himself or better. At his new club, provided they don't make him captain, perhaps they will appreciate him more. Meanwhile, i read in one of the papers Brian Wilson's tribute to John Ward, who brought him to Colchester when other clubs had turned him down on account of the many injuries he had suffered. Ward's faith paid off in that Wilson was able to play several seasons at this club without much in thew way of injuries. I know most of us were glad when John Ward left, but he was a decent man. As you have told us many times, Crazy, that is not sufficient qualification to manage a football team. Boris
  • Score: -11

9:00pm Wed 7 May 14

crazy comments says...

Boris wrote:
crazy comments wrote:
Boris wrote:
mojo51 wrote:
Do not think we will miss him. At best an average player and I have to disagree with 'Medicated' concerning his contribution to us staying up, a very average player.
Col utd have a tight budget and cannot be held to ransom over wages.
If anyone was holding to ransom it was not Brian Wilson. If your boss told you that you could stay on at your work place but only after a hefty cut in wages, would you be happy?
I know it is tough times now for almost everybody, but you can't blame Wilson for looking for a job paying something like what he has been getting here.
Your correct there Boris. Exactly same thing happened to John White. Was offered half of the salary he was on with only a 12 month contract.
Crazy, like you I always liked John White (a better player that Brian Wilson) and of course I had him in mind when I wrote that comment. Well, John has done well, so he did the right thing to reject the wages cut that Col U were offering him. Let's hope Southend win their play-offs and come up to our league next season. Meanwhile Brian Wilson may do as well for himself or better. At his new club, provided they don't make him captain, perhaps they will appreciate him more.
Meanwhile, i read in one of the papers Brian Wilson's tribute to John Ward, who brought him to Colchester when other clubs had turned him down on account of the many injuries he had suffered. Ward's faith paid off in that Wilson was able to play several seasons at this club without much in thew way of injuries. I know most of us were glad when John Ward left, but he was a decent man. As you have told us many times, Crazy, that is not sufficient qualification to manage a football team.
Yes John was a very nice person to know, and a true gentleman. He had respect and honesty. Had many a chat with him when calling in to pick my ticket up from the ground, and always had time to listen to your views, whether he agreed or not.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crazy comments[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mojo51[/bold] wrote: Do not think we will miss him. At best an average player and I have to disagree with 'Medicated' concerning his contribution to us staying up, a very average player. Col utd have a tight budget and cannot be held to ransom over wages.[/p][/quote]If anyone was holding to ransom it was not Brian Wilson. If your boss told you that you could stay on at your work place but only after a hefty cut in wages, would you be happy? I know it is tough times now for almost everybody, but you can't blame Wilson for looking for a job paying something like what he has been getting here.[/p][/quote]Your correct there Boris. Exactly same thing happened to John White. Was offered half of the salary he was on with only a 12 month contract.[/p][/quote]Crazy, like you I always liked John White (a better player that Brian Wilson) and of course I had him in mind when I wrote that comment. Well, John has done well, so he did the right thing to reject the wages cut that Col U were offering him. Let's hope Southend win their play-offs and come up to our league next season. Meanwhile Brian Wilson may do as well for himself or better. At his new club, provided they don't make him captain, perhaps they will appreciate him more. Meanwhile, i read in one of the papers Brian Wilson's tribute to John Ward, who brought him to Colchester when other clubs had turned him down on account of the many injuries he had suffered. Ward's faith paid off in that Wilson was able to play several seasons at this club without much in thew way of injuries. I know most of us were glad when John Ward left, but he was a decent man. As you have told us many times, Crazy, that is not sufficient qualification to manage a football team.[/p][/quote]Yes John was a very nice person to know, and a true gentleman. He had respect and honesty. Had many a chat with him when calling in to pick my ticket up from the ground, and always had time to listen to your views, whether he agreed or not. crazy comments
  • Score: 8

10:53pm Wed 7 May 14

Boris says...

crazy comments wrote:
Boris wrote:
crazy comments wrote:
Boris wrote:
mojo51 wrote:
Do not think we will miss him. At best an average player and I have to disagree with 'Medicated' concerning his contribution to us staying up, a very average player.
Col utd have a tight budget and cannot be held to ransom over wages.
If anyone was holding to ransom it was not Brian Wilson. If your boss told you that you could stay on at your work place but only after a hefty cut in wages, would you be happy?
I know it is tough times now for almost everybody, but you can't blame Wilson for looking for a job paying something like what he has been getting here.
Your correct there Boris. Exactly same thing happened to John White. Was offered half of the salary he was on with only a 12 month contract.
Crazy, like you I always liked John White (a better player that Brian Wilson) and of course I had him in mind when I wrote that comment. Well, John has done well, so he did the right thing to reject the wages cut that Col U were offering him. Let's hope Southend win their play-offs and come up to our league next season. Meanwhile Brian Wilson may do as well for himself or better. At his new club, provided they don't make him captain, perhaps they will appreciate him more.
Meanwhile, i read in one of the papers Brian Wilson's tribute to John Ward, who brought him to Colchester when other clubs had turned him down on account of the many injuries he had suffered. Ward's faith paid off in that Wilson was able to play several seasons at this club without much in thew way of injuries. I know most of us were glad when John Ward left, but he was a decent man. As you have told us many times, Crazy, that is not sufficient qualification to manage a football team.
Yes John was a very nice person to know, and a true gentleman. He had respect and honesty. Had many a chat with him when calling in to pick my ticket up from the ground, and always had time to listen to your views, whether he agreed or not.
Only time I ever spoke with John Ward was when the club appealed for volunteers to clear snow from the pitch so that a home game could go ahead. He was leading the effort throughout, not telling us what to do but getting on with it and leading by example, wheeling up a barrow for you to fill it, or shovelling snow into your barrow. None of his players were involved. 2 or 3 executives stood around in their suits dispensing tea and sandwiches. But John Ward and (obviously) Dave Blacknall were doing serious work. So I will never slag off John Ward.
[quote][p][bold]crazy comments[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crazy comments[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mojo51[/bold] wrote: Do not think we will miss him. At best an average player and I have to disagree with 'Medicated' concerning his contribution to us staying up, a very average player. Col utd have a tight budget and cannot be held to ransom over wages.[/p][/quote]If anyone was holding to ransom it was not Brian Wilson. If your boss told you that you could stay on at your work place but only after a hefty cut in wages, would you be happy? I know it is tough times now for almost everybody, but you can't blame Wilson for looking for a job paying something like what he has been getting here.[/p][/quote]Your correct there Boris. Exactly same thing happened to John White. Was offered half of the salary he was on with only a 12 month contract.[/p][/quote]Crazy, like you I always liked John White (a better player that Brian Wilson) and of course I had him in mind when I wrote that comment. Well, John has done well, so he did the right thing to reject the wages cut that Col U were offering him. Let's hope Southend win their play-offs and come up to our league next season. Meanwhile Brian Wilson may do as well for himself or better. At his new club, provided they don't make him captain, perhaps they will appreciate him more. Meanwhile, i read in one of the papers Brian Wilson's tribute to John Ward, who brought him to Colchester when other clubs had turned him down on account of the many injuries he had suffered. Ward's faith paid off in that Wilson was able to play several seasons at this club without much in thew way of injuries. I know most of us were glad when John Ward left, but he was a decent man. As you have told us many times, Crazy, that is not sufficient qualification to manage a football team.[/p][/quote]Yes John was a very nice person to know, and a true gentleman. He had respect and honesty. Had many a chat with him when calling in to pick my ticket up from the ground, and always had time to listen to your views, whether he agreed or not.[/p][/quote]Only time I ever spoke with John Ward was when the club appealed for volunteers to clear snow from the pitch so that a home game could go ahead. He was leading the effort throughout, not telling us what to do but getting on with it and leading by example, wheeling up a barrow for you to fill it, or shovelling snow into your barrow. None of his players were involved. 2 or 3 executives stood around in their suits dispensing tea and sandwiches. But John Ward and (obviously) Dave Blacknall were doing serious work. So I will never slag off John Ward. Boris
  • Score: 11

10:18am Thu 8 May 14

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

Southstand, the budget is not set by the football league as such. There involvement is that we can't set a budget more than a maximum 60% (not 65%) of turnover this season. However, the club could set a budget of e.g. 50% if it chooses to do so. As long as it's not greater than 60% the club can set what it likes as a budget.
Southstand, the budget is not set by the football league as such. There involvement is that we can't set a budget more than a maximum 60% (not 65%) of turnover this season. However, the club could set a budget of e.g. 50% if it chooses to do so. As long as it's not greater than 60% the club can set what it likes as a budget. BlueandWhiteBaz
  • Score: 26

7:48am Fri 9 May 14

angryman!!! says...

I will be surprised and happy to have many " told you so's" if Wilson finds himself at a club that finished higher than Colchester this season.
I will be surprised and happy to have many " told you so's" if Wilson finds himself at a club that finished higher than Colchester this season. angryman!!!
  • Score: 2

9:10am Fri 9 May 14

Noah4x4 says...

angryman!!! wrote:
I will be surprised and happy to have many " told you so's" if Wilson finds himself at a club that finished higher than Colchester this season.
Brian Wilson probably won't join a higher placed club, but relegated Tranmere Rovers had average gates of 5,113 and (promoted from Div 2) Chesterfield had 6,278; compared to the U's 3,735.

Selling (respectively) 1,378 and 2,543 extra tickets at (say) £18 each means £570,492 and £1,052,802 greater annual turnover. Given the UEFA 60% rule, that means these two clubs potentially have (respectively) £342,295 and £631,681 more available to pay player wages; albeit that Tranmere might see some modest drop off in gates following relegation (or an increase if they start winning)..

Conclusion; if FANS want to WATCH and hence the U's recruit and retain better and more experienced SENIOR players there is only one solution, and that is to turn up in far greater numbers and pay the inevitably price of a football club chasing success. The only alternative is to seek home grown talent via the Academy. I think Brian Wilson's departure probably vindicates club policy to invest in youth.
[quote][p][bold]angryman!!![/bold] wrote: I will be surprised and happy to have many " told you so's" if Wilson finds himself at a club that finished higher than Colchester this season.[/p][/quote]Brian Wilson probably won't join a higher placed club, but relegated Tranmere Rovers had average gates of 5,113 and (promoted from Div 2) Chesterfield had 6,278; compared to the U's 3,735. Selling (respectively) 1,378 and 2,543 extra tickets at (say) £18 each means £570,492 and £1,052,802 greater annual turnover. Given the UEFA 60% rule, that means these two clubs potentially have (respectively) £342,295 and £631,681 more available to pay player wages; albeit that Tranmere might see some modest drop off in gates following relegation (or an increase if they start winning).. Conclusion; if FANS want to WATCH and hence the U's recruit and retain better and more experienced SENIOR players there is only one solution, and that is to turn up in far greater numbers and pay the inevitably price of a football club chasing success. The only alternative is to seek home grown talent via the Academy. I think Brian Wilson's departure probably vindicates club policy to invest in youth. Noah4x4
  • Score: -10

2:30pm Sat 10 May 14

southstand says...

BlueandWhiteBaz wrote:
Southstand, the budget is not set by the football league as such. There involvement is that we can't set a budget more than a maximum 60% (not 65%) of turnover this season. However, the club could set a budget of e.g. 50% if it chooses to do so. As long as it's not greater than 60% the club can set what it likes as a budget.
So you actually know what percentage of turnover Robbie spends on the first team do you?, seems strange that before the regulations were enforced he reportedly spent 105% of turnover and decides to drop to 50% in one hit even though in the brentford program he stated he didn't want to drop to the 60% in one season. Yes he is spending on the academy but he has separately funded this himself the same as the £3.5 million training ground.
[quote][p][bold]BlueandWhiteBaz[/bold] wrote: Southstand, the budget is not set by the football league as such. There involvement is that we can't set a budget more than a maximum 60% (not 65%) of turnover this season. However, the club could set a budget of e.g. 50% if it chooses to do so. As long as it's not greater than 60% the club can set what it likes as a budget.[/p][/quote]So you actually know what percentage of turnover Robbie spends on the first team do you?, seems strange that before the regulations were enforced he reportedly spent 105% of turnover and decides to drop to 50% in one hit even though in the brentford program he stated he didn't want to drop to the 60% in one season. Yes he is spending on the academy but he has separately funded this himself the same as the £3.5 million training ground. southstand
  • Score: 0

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