U's close in on Ibehre signing

New arrival? Jabo Ibehre is set to seal a permanent move to Colchester United.

New arrival? Jabo Ibehre is set to seal a permanent move to Colchester United.

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Colchester United are closing in on the permanent signing of striker Jabo Ibehre.

The powerful forward spent three months on loan at Colchester earlier in the season, making 15 appearances for them and scoring four goals.

He has fallen down the pecking order at stadium:mk, following the signing of Izale McLeod from Portsmouth.

U’s boss Joe Dunne said: “I’m 99.9 per cent sure that I’ve brought an experienced, powerful player to the club which will make us stronger in the spine of the team."

See Monday's Daily Gazette for more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, including a full match report, pictures and reaction to the U's defeat against Scunthorpe.

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10:52am Mon 14 Jan 13

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

We have certainly missed Jabo in the last few games and I hope he is fit enough to play an active role from the start if we do sign him!
We have certainly missed Jabo in the last few games and I hope he is fit enough to play an active role from the start if we do sign him! BlueandWhiteBaz
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11:08am Mon 14 Jan 13

Mr Honest says...

I assume this means that Dunne has decided to soldier on as Manager then?
I assume this means that Dunne has decided to soldier on as Manager then? Mr Honest
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11:32am Mon 14 Jan 13

super waluigi says...

The merry-go-round starts here.

Here is my verdict.....

I might be wrong........

1) O'toole went on loan to get match fit and free up his wages to bring in a couple of loan signings till Woody goes.

2) Woody gets a transfer, freeing up his wages to be spent on a much needed striker.

3) O'Toole returns in a straight position swap for Woody.

4) New striker comes in on Woodys fee and wage.

5) New loan signings now not required after the month.

6).............
The merry-go-round starts here. Here is my verdict..... I might be wrong........ 1) O'toole went on loan to get match fit and free up his wages to bring in a couple of loan signings till Woody goes. 2) Woody gets a transfer, freeing up his wages to be spent on a much needed striker. 3) O'Toole returns in a straight position swap for Woody. 4) New striker comes in on Woodys fee and wage. 5) New loan signings now not required after the month. 6)............. super waluigi
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12:17pm Mon 14 Jan 13

itsawedge says...

6).... He plays Ibehre up front with Sears, O'Toole comes back to replace Wordsworth,we pull away from the relegation zone, Joe has an end of season clear out, gets in his own players who will play with the commitment that he had as a player. Simples
6).... He plays Ibehre up front with Sears, O'Toole comes back to replace Wordsworth,we pull away from the relegation zone, Joe has an end of season clear out, gets in his own players who will play with the commitment that he had as a player. Simples itsawedge
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1:36pm Mon 14 Jan 13

the allotments says...

wILL O'Toole want to comeback,Ward will try and keep him,especially after the screamer he scored on Saturday.
wILL O'Toole want to comeback,Ward will try and keep him,especially after the screamer he scored on Saturday. the allotments
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1:36pm Mon 14 Jan 13

the allotments says...

wILL O'Toole want to comeback,Ward will try and keep him,especially after the screamer he scored on Saturday.
wILL O'Toole want to comeback,Ward will try and keep him,especially after the screamer he scored on Saturday. the allotments
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5:50pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Steve86 says...

super waluigi wrote:
The merry-go-round starts here.

Here is my verdict.....

I might be wrong........

1) O'toole went on loan to get match fit and free up his wages to bring in a couple of loan signings till Woody goes.

2) Woody gets a transfer, freeing up his wages to be spent on a much needed striker.

3) O'Toole returns in a straight position swap for Woody.

4) New striker comes in on Woodys fee and wage.

5) New loan signings now not required after the month.

6).............
Hmm you might be right. Clever thinking. And 6... We sign Wayne Rooney on loan and reach playoffs.
[quote][p][bold]super waluigi[/bold] wrote: The merry-go-round starts here. Here is my verdict..... I might be wrong........ 1) O'toole went on loan to get match fit and free up his wages to bring in a couple of loan signings till Woody goes. 2) Woody gets a transfer, freeing up his wages to be spent on a much needed striker. 3) O'Toole returns in a straight position swap for Woody. 4) New striker comes in on Woodys fee and wage. 5) New loan signings now not required after the month. 6).............[/p][/quote]Hmm you might be right. Clever thinking. And 6... We sign Wayne Rooney on loan and reach playoffs. Steve86
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7:55pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Eddy D says...

Check out official col utd website - Dunne stays PLUS expect 2/3 new signings; direct quote from RC.
Check out official col utd website - Dunne stays PLUS expect 2/3 new signings; direct quote from RC. Eddy D
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12:46am Tue 15 Jan 13

Boris says...

the allotments wrote:
wILL O'Toole want to comeback,Ward will try and keep him,especially after the screamer he scored on Saturday.
Ward can't keep him, unless he pays for him to transfer. O'Toole is contracted to Col U. He would probably fetch a better transfer fee now than what ITFC are going to pay for Woody.
[quote][p][bold]the allotments[/bold] wrote: wILL O'Toole want to comeback,Ward will try and keep him,especially after the screamer he scored on Saturday.[/p][/quote]Ward can't keep him, unless he pays for him to transfer. O'Toole is contracted to Col U. He would probably fetch a better transfer fee now than what ITFC are going to pay for Woody. Boris
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10:15am Tue 15 Jan 13

Surb says...

the allotments wrote:
wILL O'Toole want to comeback,Ward will try and keep him,especially after the screamer he scored on Saturday.
O'toole on form as we all know is a championship player. He needs match fitness. And he doesn't deserve to play in league two so I can't see him going there. If we get relegated (which I doubt) he with many more will be gone.

If JD likes playing youngsters why not start playing Pentley, Ladapo, etc.
[quote][p][bold]the allotments[/bold] wrote: wILL O'Toole want to comeback,Ward will try and keep him,especially after the screamer he scored on Saturday.[/p][/quote]O'toole on form as we all know is a championship player. He needs match fitness. And he doesn't deserve to play in league two so I can't see him going there. If we get relegated (which I doubt) he with many more will be gone. If JD likes playing youngsters why not start playing Pentley, Ladapo, etc. Surb
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