U's yet to receive firm bid for Wordsworth

Gazette: Rumours - Anthony Wordsworth has been linked with a move away from Colchester United in the January transfer window. Rumours - Anthony Wordsworth has been linked with a move away from Colchester United in the January transfer window.

Colchester United are yet to receive any firm bids for Anthony Wordsworth in the transfer window.

Reports have linked Championship club Charlton Athletic with a £250,000 offer for the talented midfielder.

And the likes of Ipswich Town, Leicester City and Peterborough United are also rumoured to be tracking Wordsworth.

However, the U’s have confirmed that there has been no formal interest in the former U’s youth-team captain - or any of their players.

Colchester boss Joe Dunne said: “I’ve not had any interest in any of my players.

“I was with Charlton Athletic on Tuesday and they didn’t say anything to me then about Anthony.”

Wordsworth may still be a Colchester player - but he will definitely miss their next two matches in League One.

The 24-year-old will sit out their vital games against Scunthorpe United and Hartlepool United, because of suspension.

For more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, including Duguid's Diary, see Thursday's Daily Gazette.

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9:16am Thu 10 Jan 13

We're not singing anymore!!! says...

Apparently the Fraud Squad are interested in him. Rumour has it, Wordsworth has been portraying himself as a footballer!!!!!!
Apparently the Fraud Squad are interested in him. Rumour has it, Wordsworth has been portraying himself as a footballer!!!!!! We're not singing anymore!!!
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9:32am Thu 10 Jan 13

angryman!!! says...

I'd be very surprised if anyone signs him and pleasently surprised if they do so for that anount
I'd be very surprised if anyone signs him and pleasently surprised if they do so for that anount angryman!!!
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10:04am Thu 10 Jan 13

Col United says...

Clubs probably haven't placed a bid, because they have seen hes appauling performance recently and realised hes not worth any price tag.
Clubs probably haven't placed a bid, because they have seen hes appauling performance recently and realised hes not worth any price tag. Col United
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10:19am Thu 10 Jan 13

Boris says...

No point in them rushing to sign him this week, as he is suspended for his next 2 games. They will think it's better for him to do that while he is on the Col U payroll.
No point in them rushing to sign him this week, as he is suspended for his next 2 games. They will think it's better for him to do that while he is on the Col U payroll. Boris
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10:20am Thu 10 Jan 13

totallyfootball says...

We're not singing anymore!!! wrote:
Apparently the Fraud Squad are interested in him. Rumour has it, Wordsworth has been portraying himself as a footballer!!!!!!
The words talented and Wordsworth should not be used in the same sentence, I have never seen a lazier player!
[quote][p][bold]We're not singing anymore!!![/bold] wrote: Apparently the Fraud Squad are interested in him. Rumour has it, Wordsworth has been portraying himself as a footballer!!!!!![/p][/quote]The words talented and Wordsworth should not be used in the same sentence, I have never seen a lazier player! totallyfootball
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10:20am Thu 10 Jan 13

Boris says...

Boris wrote:
No point in them rushing to sign him this week, as he is suspended for his next 2 games. They will think it's better for him to do that while he is on the Col U payroll.
Still, at least it means he is more likely to stay fit, for no club will sign an injured player.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: No point in them rushing to sign him this week, as he is suspended for his next 2 games. They will think it's better for him to do that while he is on the Col U payroll.[/p][/quote]Still, at least it means he is more likely to stay fit, for no club will sign an injured player. Boris
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10:23am Thu 10 Jan 13

Boris says...

totallyfootball wrote:
We're not singing anymore!!! wrote:
Apparently the Fraud Squad are interested in him. Rumour has it, Wordsworth has been portraying himself as a footballer!!!!!!
The words talented and Wordsworth should not be used in the same sentence, I have never seen a lazier player!
As in other professions, lots of footballers are both talented and lazy. We saw 5 years ago that he was talented, in his early games at Layer Road. The laziness took a little longer to surface.
[quote][p][bold]totallyfootball[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We're not singing anymore!!![/bold] wrote: Apparently the Fraud Squad are interested in him. Rumour has it, Wordsworth has been portraying himself as a footballer!!!!!![/p][/quote]The words talented and Wordsworth should not be used in the same sentence, I have never seen a lazier player![/p][/quote]As in other professions, lots of footballers are both talented and lazy. We saw 5 years ago that he was talented, in his early games at Layer Road. The laziness took a little longer to surface. Boris
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10:45am Thu 10 Jan 13

totallyfootball says...

Boris wrote:
totallyfootball wrote:
We're not singing anymore!!! wrote:
Apparently the Fraud Squad are interested in him. Rumour has it, Wordsworth has been portraying himself as a footballer!!!!!!
The words talented and Wordsworth should not be used in the same sentence, I have never seen a lazier player!
As in other professions, lots of footballers are both talented and lazy. We saw 5 years ago that he was talented, in his early games at Layer Road. The laziness took a little longer to surface.
That's very true Boris but like most its his current form that is an issue and he will have an influence on others if he stays!
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]totallyfootball[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We're not singing anymore!!![/bold] wrote: Apparently the Fraud Squad are interested in him. Rumour has it, Wordsworth has been portraying himself as a footballer!!!!!![/p][/quote]The words talented and Wordsworth should not be used in the same sentence, I have never seen a lazier player![/p][/quote]As in other professions, lots of footballers are both talented and lazy. We saw 5 years ago that he was talented, in his early games at Layer Road. The laziness took a little longer to surface.[/p][/quote]That's very true Boris but like most its his current form that is an issue and he will have an influence on others if he stays! totallyfootball
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11:54am Thu 10 Jan 13

RB, Lexden says...

I remember another Colchester player who was sometimes described as 'lazy.'He didn't seem to run about very much, he rarely raced back to help the defence and generally he liked to conserve his energy.His name?: Tony Adcock,who replied to his critics by scoring 126(correct,126) league goals for the U's.To be fair to Woody,he has scored thirty five league goals from midfield for the U's and not many
players have done that.
He now needs only five more league
goals to become only the twentieth player to score forty or more league
goals for the club.
PS: In his Doncaster v U's match
report in the EADT(page fifty one) on Monday January 7,Carl Marston
said Woody "covered every blade of
grass." He was also the EADT's
man of the match in the U's game
against Coventry on November 20.
I remember another Colchester player who was sometimes described as 'lazy.'He didn't seem to run about very much, he rarely raced back to help the defence and generally he liked to conserve his energy.His name?: Tony Adcock,who replied to his critics by scoring 126(correct,126) league goals for the U's.To be fair to Woody,he has scored thirty five league goals from midfield for the U's and not many players have done that. He now needs only five more league goals to become only the twentieth player to score forty or more league goals for the club. PS: In his Doncaster v U's match report in the EADT(page fifty one) on Monday January 7,Carl Marston said Woody "covered every blade of grass." He was also the EADT's man of the match in the U's game against Coventry on November 20. RB, Lexden
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12:33pm Thu 10 Jan 13

crazy comments says...

When we had Lambert as manager Woody was a hard working talented footballer. I can clearly remember one after the match radio interview in which Lambert sung his praises. I still maintain under good management that Woody will blossom once again. I believe Bournmouth were once interested in signing him, but we turned the offer down. This is the sort of club he would flourish in with the style of football they produce. With the football (if you can call it that ) played over the last 4 seasons at the community staduim is it any wonder he wants to move on. Ben Wiliams, also only left because he was fed up with the lack of ambition in the club. Under the present situation I believe Woody is to familar with current management and the respect may not be shown. RB Lexden mentions Tony Adcock as a lazy player. Another player that springs to mind is Dean Morgan who had exceptional skills but was so laid back in chasing any loose balls. He has since gone from club to club and achieved sweet F all. I sincerely hope that Woody does not follow that route, but move on for his own good and prove to everyone under a decent manager what a good player he can be.
When we had Lambert as manager Woody was a hard working talented footballer. I can clearly remember one after the match radio interview in which Lambert sung his praises. I still maintain under good management that Woody will blossom once again. I believe Bournmouth were once interested in signing him, but we turned the offer down. This is the sort of club he would flourish in with the style of football they produce. With the football (if you can call it that ) played over the last 4 seasons at the community staduim is it any wonder he wants to move on. Ben Wiliams, also only left because he was fed up with the lack of ambition in the club. Under the present situation I believe Woody is to familar with current management and the respect may not be shown. RB Lexden mentions Tony Adcock as a lazy player. Another player that springs to mind is Dean Morgan who had exceptional skills but was so laid back in chasing any loose balls. He has since gone from club to club and achieved sweet F all. I sincerely hope that Woody does not follow that route, but move on for his own good and prove to everyone under a decent manager what a good player he can be. crazy comments
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1:25pm Thu 10 Jan 13

super waluigi says...

I am not surprised that nobody has come in with a firm offer for woody yet. No because of the nonsense about he being lazy, but more because there is hundreds of very good players available for nothing all over the country.

Nowadays, players have to be exceptional for a fee to be paid this early in the window. I assume that Peterborough and the likes will take a punt on him should they have good results this month. If they look like relegation, they will save their money.

Wordsworth being lazy???? Yup. So was the ginger Alcock, berbatov, sherringham and many other class footballers.

He is one of our best players the century no doubt and he would blossom at a championship club.
I am not surprised that nobody has come in with a firm offer for woody yet. No because of the nonsense about he being lazy, but more because there is hundreds of very good players available for nothing all over the country. Nowadays, players have to be exceptional for a fee to be paid this early in the window. I assume that Peterborough and the likes will take a punt on him should they have good results this month. If they look like relegation, they will save their money. Wordsworth being lazy???? Yup. So was the ginger Alcock, berbatov, sherringham and many other class footballers. He is one of our best players the century no doubt and he would blossom at a championship club. super waluigi
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2:11pm Thu 10 Jan 13

We're not singing anymore!!! says...

Some interesting Stats from Wikipedia (if they're true) as of 9th Jan 2013.

Wordsworth has played 199 times for the club (including sub). Scored 35 goals

2007-8 Season = Apps 4 Goals 0
2008-9 Season = Apps 36 Goals 3
2009-10 Season = Apps 44 Goals 11
2010-11 Season = Apps 42 Goals 5
2011-12 Season = Apps 46 Goals 13
2012-13 Season = Apps 27 Goals 3

So that means season 2009-10 and 2011-12 Apps 90 Goals 24 Average a goal every 3.75 match.

Season 2008-09 & 2010-11 & 2012-13 Apps 105 Goals 11. Average of a goal every 9.5 match

So basically Wordsworth only plays well every other season. Not very professional is it, even for someone who is clearly talented but is purely LAZY!!!!!!!!

I bet he's motivated when he collects his wages. It's probably the only time he does do anything, well this season anyway.
Some interesting Stats from Wikipedia (if they're true) as of 9th Jan 2013. Wordsworth has played 199 times for the club (including sub). Scored 35 goals 2007-8 Season = Apps 4 Goals 0 2008-9 Season = Apps 36 Goals 3 2009-10 Season = Apps 44 Goals 11 2010-11 Season = Apps 42 Goals 5 2011-12 Season = Apps 46 Goals 13 2012-13 Season = Apps 27 Goals 3 So that means season 2009-10 and 2011-12 Apps 90 Goals 24 Average a goal every 3.75 match. Season 2008-09 & 2010-11 & 2012-13 Apps 105 Goals 11. Average of a goal every 9.5 match So basically Wordsworth only plays well every other season. Not very professional is it, even for someone who is clearly talented but is purely LAZY!!!!!!!! I bet he's motivated when he collects his wages. It's probably the only time he does do anything, well this season anyway. We're not singing anymore!!!
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2:14pm Thu 10 Jan 13

brig 1 says...

Woody has never had stability within the club. How many different managers and coaches has he had in his short career.All with different ideas how he should play. I only hope he has,nt missed the boat and just fisals out.John White to name another.
Woody has never had stability within the club. How many different managers and coaches has he had in his short career.All with different ideas how he should play. I only hope he has,nt missed the boat and just fisals out.John White to name another. brig 1
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2:51pm Thu 10 Jan 13

crazy comments says...

Very interesting comments from Joe Dunne on today's Ipswich Evening Star website which everyone should read. I'm not sure by reading the story that Joe has some of his players in control. In you can't get the respect from your player's,then forget being a manager. If they don't like criticism, then show them the door.Give them Holloway or Di Canio for a week. The **** arse ones would soon know what discipline meant.
Very interesting comments from Joe Dunne on today's Ipswich Evening Star website which everyone should read. I'm not sure by reading the story that Joe has some of his players in control. In you can't get the respect from your player's,then forget being a manager. If they don't like criticism, then show them the door.Give them Holloway or Di Canio for a week. The **** arse ones would soon know what discipline meant. crazy comments
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3:50pm Thu 10 Jan 13

We're not singing anymore!!! says...

brig 1 wrote:
Woody has never had stability within the club. How many different managers and coaches has he had in his short career.All with different ideas how he should play. I only hope he has,nt missed the boat and just fisals out.John White to name another.
With all due respect. If a player is talented/good enough it won't matter who is the manager.
[quote][p][bold]brig 1[/bold] wrote: Woody has never had stability within the club. How many different managers and coaches has he had in his short career.All with different ideas how he should play. I only hope he has,nt missed the boat and just fisals out.John White to name another.[/p][/quote]With all due respect. If a player is talented/good enough it won't matter who is the manager. We're not singing anymore!!!
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3:56pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Barside1 says...

Joe's interview in the Ipswich based paper is just about the best piece I've seen from a Colchester United ( or any other club ) manager in many years.

Despite this terrible run, I'm very pleased we have a manager who speaks outside the box for once.

It was so refreshing to read that slant on Twitter and social networking.
Joe's interview in the Ipswich based paper is just about the best piece I've seen from a Colchester United ( or any other club ) manager in many years. Despite this terrible run, I'm very pleased we have a manager who speaks outside the box for once. It was so refreshing to read that slant on Twitter and social networking. Barside1
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4:51pm Thu 10 Jan 13

brig 1 says...

That easy ,is it.? We,r not singing .I know where your coming from though.
That easy ,is it.? We,r not singing .I know where your coming from though. brig 1
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8:01pm Thu 10 Jan 13

We're not singing anymore!!! says...

brig 1 wrote:
That easy ,is it.? We,r not singing .I know where your coming from though.
I'm sure it's not easy but that's life. We all have to put up with that in our day to day jobs.

I just get fed up when these footballers get overpaid and don't put in the performances. Do you think they would survive in the real world with the same attitude. And I can't understand how people on here can defend them for it.

At least when we got relegated from the Championship we went down fighting.
[quote][p][bold]brig 1[/bold] wrote: That easy ,is it.? We,r not singing .I know where your coming from though.[/p][/quote]I'm sure it's not easy but that's life. We all have to put up with that in our day to day jobs. I just get fed up when these footballers get overpaid and don't put in the performances. Do you think they would survive in the real world with the same attitude. And I can't understand how people on here can defend them for it. At least when we got relegated from the Championship we went down fighting. We're not singing anymore!!!
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9:13pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Boris says...

crazy comments wrote:
Very interesting comments from Joe Dunne on today's Ipswich Evening Star website which everyone should read. I'm not sure by reading the story that Joe has some of his players in control. In you can't get the respect from your player's,then forget being a manager. If they don't like criticism, then show them the door.Give them Holloway or Di Canio for a week. The **** arse ones would soon know what discipline meant.
crazy, I agree with you and Barside1, Joe Dunne's comments on how social media are destroying team spirit are very revealing. Of course it's not just Col U, it affects other teams just as much, and it's probably worse for teams on a losing streak. And of course it doesn't just affect football teams, it must affect all team sports to a similar degree, as shown by the kerfuffle over Kevin Pietersen's Twitter criticisms of his captain and team mates.
Probably in a few years' time when people are more used to social media, they will revert to behaving like human beings again, but for the moment it seems to be a hard time for managers. Can't they just ban them from doing Facebook and Twitter while on team business, and fine anyone who disobeys?
[quote][p][bold]crazy comments[/bold] wrote: Very interesting comments from Joe Dunne on today's Ipswich Evening Star website which everyone should read. I'm not sure by reading the story that Joe has some of his players in control. In you can't get the respect from your player's,then forget being a manager. If they don't like criticism, then show them the door.Give them Holloway or Di Canio for a week. The **** arse ones would soon know what discipline meant.[/p][/quote]crazy, I agree with you and Barside1, Joe Dunne's comments on how social media are destroying team spirit are very revealing. Of course it's not just Col U, it affects other teams just as much, and it's probably worse for teams on a losing streak. And of course it doesn't just affect football teams, it must affect all team sports to a similar degree, as shown by the kerfuffle over Kevin Pietersen's Twitter criticisms of his captain and team mates. Probably in a few years' time when people are more used to social media, they will revert to behaving like human beings again, but for the moment it seems to be a hard time for managers. Can't they just ban them from doing Facebook and Twitter while on team business, and fine anyone who disobeys? Boris
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10:28am Fri 11 Jan 13

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

If anyone does come in for Wordsworth it will be in the last couple of days before the transfer window shuts, too late to help us this season. However, I wouldn't be surprised if no one comes in for him, making him a free agent at the end of the season.

Personnally, I don't think he's worth paying money for as he only has one good game in every six or so, and his disciplinary record for petty fouls and dissent is quite appalling. Waster!
If anyone does come in for Wordsworth it will be in the last couple of days before the transfer window shuts, too late to help us this season. However, I wouldn't be surprised if no one comes in for him, making him a free agent at the end of the season. Personnally, I don't think he's worth paying money for as he only has one good game in every six or so, and his disciplinary record for petty fouls and dissent is quite appalling. Waster! BlueandWhiteBaz
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1:32pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Surb says...

The only thing he USED to be good at was freekicks. Now he can't even hit a freekick on target.
The only thing he USED to be good at was freekicks. Now he can't even hit a freekick on target. Surb
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5:32pm Fri 11 Jan 13

wellnow says...

Its all falling apart what?
Its all falling apart what? wellnow
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