U's sign goalkeeper Sullivan

Gazette: New arrival - Colchester United have signed Charlton Athletic goalkeeper John Sullivan on a month's loan. New arrival - Colchester United have signed Charlton Athletic goalkeeper John Sullivan on a month's loan.

Colchester United have signed Charlton Athletic goalkeeper John Sullivan on a month's loan.

Sullivan, 24, will battle it out for the U's number one spot with Mark Cousins, after Carl Pentney joined non-league side Histon on a month's loan.

Sullivan began his career at Brighton and Hove Albion before joining Millwall and spent time on loan at Yeovil Town in the 2010-11 season.

The U's have also been linked with a loan swoop for Portsmouth centre-back Josh Thompson, as boss Joe Dunne looks to strengthen his defensive options.

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6:43pm Fri 9 Nov 12

crazy comments says...

If Joe Dunne can keep us out of the relegation zone this season,then that will be more than good enough for me. Come end of season he will know exactly what he has to do in having a massive clear out of players that have no right to be playing for this club. He knows the weakness and is trying to address this by two fresh loan signings today. We must also applaud the backing of Robbie Cowling for this to happen. Come next season Joe will know what kind of new players he wants to build his new team on, and it has upset me slightly that a few people were on peoples backs because we lost on Tuesday night to a good well organised Notts County team. Next season Colchester United will be a good organised team, so just be patient as im sure Joe will not let the grass grow under his feet.
If Joe Dunne can keep us out of the relegation zone this season,then that will be more than good enough for me. Come end of season he will know exactly what he has to do in having a massive clear out of players that have no right to be playing for this club. He knows the weakness and is trying to address this by two fresh loan signings today. We must also applaud the backing of Robbie Cowling for this to happen. Come next season Joe will know what kind of new players he wants to build his new team on, and it has upset me slightly that a few people were on peoples backs because we lost on Tuesday night to a good well organised Notts County team. Next season Colchester United will be a good organised team, so just be patient as im sure Joe will not let the grass grow under his feet. crazy comments

1:39am Sat 10 Nov 12

Boris says...

No offence meant to John Sullivan, but why wasn't Carl Pentney given a run of a few games to give Cousins a rest? Why send your own keeper out on loan and then take on another loan keeper?
Pentney is supposed to be a good keeper, so let's be seeing him.
I don't want to see him getting the push as part of crazy's end-of-season clear-out, if he has never had the chance to prove himself.
No offence meant to John Sullivan, but why wasn't Carl Pentney given a run of a few games to give Cousins a rest? Why send your own keeper out on loan and then take on another loan keeper? Pentney is supposed to be a good keeper, so let's be seeing him. I don't want to see him getting the push as part of crazy's end-of-season clear-out, if he has never had the chance to prove himself. Boris

7:41am Sat 10 Nov 12

super waluigi says...

When Williams left, I thought that cousins should be given a chance. At times last season, even with Williams, I thought cousins should have been given more games. After all he did well when the opportunity arise.

That said cousins has not made the position his own and 'the goalkeeper' is not a position we can dawdle on and dedicate match time too hoping for everything to be ok next time.

I believe that cousins will make a good goalkeeper for a club somewhere. Somewhere that the back four are all like Eastman and clear 8/10 crosses and corners, so that cousins can stick to what he is best at, shot stopping, reflex, kicking, and handling. Sadly at Colchester, we cannot just buy 2 or 3 new defenders so for now it is the goalkeeper that needs replacing.

Crazy is correct in saying we need to give dunne till the end of the season before any judging of him. And I think what he is trying to say, is that he should be tried and tested at that point on who he brings in and releases rather than the dead wood of the fans opinion.

Lastly boris, I agree about pentney. But 'being a supposedly good goalkeeper' does not mean he is one, and dunne might perhaps not share that point of view. Lets give this new guy the chance to shine and hope he does well regardless of if pentney is/isn't a good goalie, local lad or otherwise, and same for cousins.
When Williams left, I thought that cousins should be given a chance. At times last season, even with Williams, I thought cousins should have been given more games. After all he did well when the opportunity arise. That said cousins has not made the position his own and 'the goalkeeper' is not a position we can dawdle on and dedicate match time too hoping for everything to be ok next time. I believe that cousins will make a good goalkeeper for a club somewhere. Somewhere that the back four are all like Eastman and clear 8/10 crosses and corners, so that cousins can stick to what he is best at, shot stopping, reflex, kicking, and handling. Sadly at Colchester, we cannot just buy 2 or 3 new defenders so for now it is the goalkeeper that needs replacing. Crazy is correct in saying we need to give dunne till the end of the season before any judging of him. And I think what he is trying to say, is that he should be tried and tested at that point on who he brings in and releases rather than the dead wood of the fans opinion. Lastly boris, I agree about pentney. But 'being a supposedly good goalkeeper' does not mean he is one, and dunne might perhaps not share that point of view. Lets give this new guy the chance to shine and hope he does well regardless of if pentney is/isn't a good goalie, local lad or otherwise, and same for cousins. super waluigi

11:46am Sat 10 Nov 12

Mr Honest says...

I dont think there is any judgment of Joe Dunne going on. He made a great start as Manager and has had a couple of poor performances and defeats but fair play to him he has gone out and addressed the situation by bringing a couple of new faces in. I disagree with Crazy on the fnishing position, I think mid table is a reasonable expectation but any talk of Play Offs is ridiculous. Joe Dunne is a young manager learning and he is going to make mistakes. I would rather he at the helm than John Ward though. I am concerned that Freddie Sears has yet again gone to another club and is failing to deliver. We gave him a 4 year contract as we thought he would shine and a Championship club would come in with big money soon enough. He isnt hungry enough and I know that Dunne doesnnt fancy him and he,Morrison, White and Pentney may not be around long if they can offload.
I dont think there is any judgment of Joe Dunne going on. He made a great start as Manager and has had a couple of poor performances and defeats but fair play to him he has gone out and addressed the situation by bringing a couple of new faces in. I disagree with Crazy on the fnishing position, I think mid table is a reasonable expectation but any talk of Play Offs is ridiculous. Joe Dunne is a young manager learning and he is going to make mistakes. I would rather he at the helm than John Ward though. I am concerned that Freddie Sears has yet again gone to another club and is failing to deliver. We gave him a 4 year contract as we thought he would shine and a Championship club would come in with big money soon enough. He isnt hungry enough and I know that Dunne doesnnt fancy him and he,Morrison, White and Pentney may not be around long if they can offload. Mr Honest

12:27pm Sat 10 Nov 12

crazy comments says...

Mr Honest wrote:
I dont think there is any judgment of Joe Dunne going on. He made a great start as Manager and has had a couple of poor performances and defeats but fair play to him he has gone out and addressed the situation by bringing a couple of new faces in. I disagree with Crazy on the fnishing position, I think mid table is a reasonable expectation but any talk of Play Offs is ridiculous. Joe Dunne is a young manager learning and he is going to make mistakes. I would rather he at the helm than John Ward though. I am concerned that Freddie Sears has yet again gone to another club and is failing to deliver. We gave him a 4 year contract as we thought he would shine and a Championship club would come in with big money soon enough. He isnt hungry enough and I know that Dunne doesnnt fancy him and he,Morrison, White and Pentney may not be around long if they can offload.
I never mentioned anything regards promotion. I blogged that I would be happy if we could keep out of the relegation zone. Play offs certainly not.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Honest[/bold] wrote: I dont think there is any judgment of Joe Dunne going on. He made a great start as Manager and has had a couple of poor performances and defeats but fair play to him he has gone out and addressed the situation by bringing a couple of new faces in. I disagree with Crazy on the fnishing position, I think mid table is a reasonable expectation but any talk of Play Offs is ridiculous. Joe Dunne is a young manager learning and he is going to make mistakes. I would rather he at the helm than John Ward though. I am concerned that Freddie Sears has yet again gone to another club and is failing to deliver. We gave him a 4 year contract as we thought he would shine and a Championship club would come in with big money soon enough. He isnt hungry enough and I know that Dunne doesnnt fancy him and he,Morrison, White and Pentney may not be around long if they can offload.[/p][/quote]I never mentioned anything regards promotion. I blogged that I would be happy if we could keep out of the relegation zone. Play offs certainly not. crazy comments

12:29pm Sat 10 Nov 12

crazy comments says...

super waluigi wrote:
When Williams left, I thought that cousins should be given a chance. At times last season, even with Williams, I thought cousins should have been given more games. After all he did well when the opportunity arise. That said cousins has not made the position his own and 'the goalkeeper' is not a position we can dawdle on and dedicate match time too hoping for everything to be ok next time. I believe that cousins will make a good goalkeeper for a club somewhere. Somewhere that the back four are all like Eastman and clear 8/10 crosses and corners, so that cousins can stick to what he is best at, shot stopping, reflex, kicking, and handling. Sadly at Colchester, we cannot just buy 2 or 3 new defenders so for now it is the goalkeeper that needs replacing. Crazy is correct in saying we need to give dunne till the end of the season before any judging of him. And I think what he is trying to say, is that he should be tried and tested at that point on who he brings in and releases rather than the dead wood of the fans opinion. Lastly boris, I agree about pentney. But 'being a supposedly good goalkeeper' does not mean he is one, and dunne might perhaps not share that point of view. Lets give this new guy the chance to shine and hope he does well regardless of if pentney is/isn't a good goalie, local lad or otherwise, and same for cousins.
Spot on Super.
[quote][p][bold]super waluigi[/bold] wrote: When Williams left, I thought that cousins should be given a chance. At times last season, even with Williams, I thought cousins should have been given more games. After all he did well when the opportunity arise. That said cousins has not made the position his own and 'the goalkeeper' is not a position we can dawdle on and dedicate match time too hoping for everything to be ok next time. I believe that cousins will make a good goalkeeper for a club somewhere. Somewhere that the back four are all like Eastman and clear 8/10 crosses and corners, so that cousins can stick to what he is best at, shot stopping, reflex, kicking, and handling. Sadly at Colchester, we cannot just buy 2 or 3 new defenders so for now it is the goalkeeper that needs replacing. Crazy is correct in saying we need to give dunne till the end of the season before any judging of him. And I think what he is trying to say, is that he should be tried and tested at that point on who he brings in and releases rather than the dead wood of the fans opinion. Lastly boris, I agree about pentney. But 'being a supposedly good goalkeeper' does not mean he is one, and dunne might perhaps not share that point of view. Lets give this new guy the chance to shine and hope he does well regardless of if pentney is/isn't a good goalie, local lad or otherwise, and same for cousins.[/p][/quote]Spot on Super. crazy comments

6:39pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Mr Honest says...

Sorry Crazy, I was aiming at other bloggers that were screaming Play Offs after Dunnes initial impact.
Sorry Crazy, I was aiming at other bloggers that were screaming Play Offs after Dunnes initial impact. Mr Honest

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