Duo told they can leave Colchester

Pastures new - Tom Bender has been told he can leave Colchester United in January.

Pastures new - Tom Bender has been told he can leave Colchester United in January.

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Tom Bender and Bradley Hamilton have been told they can leave Colchester United in January.

The young defensive duo, who are currently on loan at Blue Square Bet South side Chelmsford City, have been informed by U's boss Joe Dunne that they are surplus to requirements at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Dunne said: "Bradley and Tom aren't going to get into my first team and they're at an age now where they need to start making careers for themselves.

"Their honesty, commitment and hard work at our club has been great and we wish both of them well."

For more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, see Friday's Gazette.

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5:33pm Thu 6 Dec 12

crazy comments says...

Spot on with your decision Joe. However I do feel sorry for the two lads, because their dreams have now been shattered. What they both need to do now, is try and force themselves into a lower league team,so they are playing on a regular basis. Who knows then, they may prove people wrong. I did think once Bradley was going to make it, but I do feel he never got the break under Ward and slipped back in his progress. With Tom he has not got the physique to be a defender playing in this league & I have always thought he should have considerd playing in another position. I blogged on here early last season after watching for the very first time another young unknown lad in the reserves. Soon as I saw him play I knew he was sheer talent and one for the future. Im glad to say that Joe has included him in the squad for Saturday. Good luck Drey.
Spot on with your decision Joe. However I do feel sorry for the two lads, because their dreams have now been shattered. What they both need to do now, is try and force themselves into a lower league team,so they are playing on a regular basis. Who knows then, they may prove people wrong. I did think once Bradley was going to make it, but I do feel he never got the break under Ward and slipped back in his progress. With Tom he has not got the physique to be a defender playing in this league & I have always thought he should have considerd playing in another position. I blogged on here early last season after watching for the very first time another young unknown lad in the reserves. Soon as I saw him play I knew he was sheer talent and one for the future. Im glad to say that Joe has included him in the squad for Saturday. Good luck Drey. crazy comments
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6:47am Sat 8 Dec 12

Joker50 says...

crazy comments wrote:
Spot on with your decision Joe. However I do feel sorry for the two lads, because their dreams have now been shattered. What they both need to do now, is try and force themselves into a lower league team,so they are playing on a regular basis. Who knows then, they may prove people wrong. I did think once Bradley was going to make it, but I do feel he never got the break under Ward and slipped back in his progress. With Tom he has not got the physique to be a defender playing in this league & I have always thought he should have considerd playing in another position. I blogged on here early last season after watching for the very first time another young unknown lad in the reserves. Soon as I saw him play I knew he was sheer talent and one for the future. Im glad to say that Joe has included him in the squad for Saturday. Good luck Drey.
Maybe you should change your name to Crazy Commas and Full stops.
[quote][p][bold]crazy comments[/bold] wrote: Spot on with your decision Joe. However I do feel sorry for the two lads, because their dreams have now been shattered. What they both need to do now, is try and force themselves into a lower league team,so they are playing on a regular basis. Who knows then, they may prove people wrong. I did think once Bradley was going to make it, but I do feel he never got the break under Ward and slipped back in his progress. With Tom he has not got the physique to be a defender playing in this league & I have always thought he should have considerd playing in another position. I blogged on here early last season after watching for the very first time another young unknown lad in the reserves. Soon as I saw him play I knew he was sheer talent and one for the future. Im glad to say that Joe has included him in the squad for Saturday. Good luck Drey.[/p][/quote]Maybe you should change your name to Crazy Commas and Full stops. Joker50
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4:48pm Sun 9 Dec 12

crazy comments says...

Joker50 wrote:
crazy comments wrote: Spot on with your decision Joe. However I do feel sorry for the two lads, because their dreams have now been shattered. What they both need to do now, is try and force themselves into a lower league team,so they are playing on a regular basis. Who knows then, they may prove people wrong. I did think once Bradley was going to make it, but I do feel he never got the break under Ward and slipped back in his progress. With Tom he has not got the physique to be a defender playing in this league & I have always thought he should have considerd playing in another position. I blogged on here early last season after watching for the very first time another young unknown lad in the reserves. Soon as I saw him play I knew he was sheer talent and one for the future. Im glad to say that Joe has included him in the squad for Saturday. Good luck Drey.
Maybe you should change your name to Crazy Commas and Full stops.
Okay clever dick, I might be fu--ing old but at least I can still keep a ball in the air for five minutes before it hits the ground. You might well be a scholar but I bet you cant match that. LOL
[quote][p][bold]Joker50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crazy comments[/bold] wrote: Spot on with your decision Joe. However I do feel sorry for the two lads, because their dreams have now been shattered. What they both need to do now, is try and force themselves into a lower league team,so they are playing on a regular basis. Who knows then, they may prove people wrong. I did think once Bradley was going to make it, but I do feel he never got the break under Ward and slipped back in his progress. With Tom he has not got the physique to be a defender playing in this league & I have always thought he should have considerd playing in another position. I blogged on here early last season after watching for the very first time another young unknown lad in the reserves. Soon as I saw him play I knew he was sheer talent and one for the future. Im glad to say that Joe has included him in the squad for Saturday. Good luck Drey.[/p][/quote]Maybe you should change your name to Crazy Commas and Full stops.[/p][/quote]Okay clever dick, I might be fu--ing old but at least I can still keep a ball in the air for five minutes before it hits the ground. You might well be a scholar but I bet you cant match that. LOL crazy comments
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