Dunne - trio need opportunity elsewhere

Gazette: Exit - defender Michael Rose has had his contract cancelled by Colchester United. Exit - defender Michael Rose has had his contract cancelled by Colchester United.

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne has revealed the reasons behind his decision to release Ian Henderson, Michael Rose and Tom Bender.

The trio have all left the Weston Homes Community Stadium after having their contracts cancelled, as U's boss Dunne reshapes his squad.

Dunne believes it was the right time for Henderson, Rose and Bender to have a fresh challenge at another club.

He said: "I think they need to go out and find careers for themselves.

“We’ve tried to be fair and I believe there are times when players need to go out and find opportunities elsewhere.

“We’ve tried to help them and I believe they would benefit from moving to another club."

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1:09pm Fri 1 Feb 13

crazy comments says...

I could think of a at least another 4 more players that need to be shifted out S.A.P.
I could think of a at least another 4 more players that need to be shifted out S.A.P. crazy comments

1:18pm Fri 1 Feb 13

super waluigi says...

So 3 players have left. Seems to me that Col U held on to these players hoping to get a bid, but nothing came in. Hopefully there wages will be freed up for a couple of loans.
So 3 players have left. Seems to me that Col U held on to these players hoping to get a bid, but nothing came in. Hopefully there wages will be freed up for a couple of loans. super waluigi

3:25pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Boris says...

crazy comments wrote:
I could think of a at least another 4 more players that need to be shifted out S.A.P.
Presumably these three have got promising irons on the fire, while the others haven't.
[quote][p][bold]crazy comments[/bold] wrote: I could think of a at least another 4 more players that need to be shifted out S.A.P.[/p][/quote]Presumably these three have got promising irons on the fire, while the others haven't. Boris

8:42pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Steve86 says...

Good choice here, I'm assuming they each were on ridiculous wages. So he has done the right thing.
Good choice here, I'm assuming they each were on ridiculous wages. So he has done the right thing. Steve86

10:33am Sat 2 Feb 13

totallyfootball says...

Well its a start but I can think of more that don't contribute or buy into Joe's plans!
Well its a start but I can think of more that don't contribute or buy into Joe's plans! totallyfootball

4:09pm Sat 2 Feb 13

wellnow says...

They will like as not be glad to leave a struggling club in need of new blood and ideas.
They will like as not be glad to leave a struggling club in need of new blood and ideas. wellnow

6:30pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Ontheball says...

Good decisions on those released, but I think that is just the start. I fully expect a few more to go at the end of the season.

Joe is shaping a team that has players in it that WANT to play for ColU. He is, also I believe, stamping his mark/authority as manager (and good for him).

Far too many have turned out in matches in the past, done next to nothing, and still got picked for the next game, especially under the useless Ward.

I just hope that we can stay up and allow Joe to mould a team ready for next season, to give it a real go.
Good decisions on those released, but I think that is just the start. I fully expect a few more to go at the end of the season. Joe is shaping a team that has players in it that WANT to play for ColU. He is, also I believe, stamping his mark/authority as manager (and good for him). Far too many have turned out in matches in the past, done next to nothing, and still got picked for the next game, especially under the useless Ward. I just hope that we can stay up and allow Joe to mould a team ready for next season, to give it a real go. Ontheball

6:58pm Sat 2 Feb 13

itsawedge says...

" Useless Ward" ??, Not doing so bad at Bristol Rovers, Just won 3 on the bounce and got them clear of the relegation zone.
" Useless Ward" ??, Not doing so bad at Bristol Rovers, Just won 3 on the bounce and got them clear of the relegation zone. itsawedge

6:58pm Sat 2 Feb 13

itsawedge says...

" Useless Ward" ??, Not doing so bad at Bristol Rovers, Just won 3 on the bounce and got them clear of the relegation zone.
" Useless Ward" ??, Not doing so bad at Bristol Rovers, Just won 3 on the bounce and got them clear of the relegation zone. itsawedge

7:23pm Sat 2 Feb 13

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

itsawedge wrote:
" Useless Ward" ??, Not doing so bad at Bristol Rovers, Just won 3 on the bounce and got them clear of the relegation zone.
And put us in the relegation zone when he was manager.

Most new managers have a purple patch when they first start. Just look at Joe Dunne. Ward's luck will run out soon.
[quote][p][bold]itsawedge[/bold] wrote: " Useless Ward" ??, Not doing so bad at Bristol Rovers, Just won 3 on the bounce and got them clear of the relegation zone.[/p][/quote]And put us in the relegation zone when he was manager. Most new managers have a purple patch when they first start. Just look at Joe Dunne. Ward's luck will run out soon. We're not singing anymore!!!

8:25pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Catboy says...

We're not singing anymore!!! wrote:
itsawedge wrote:
" Useless Ward" ??, Not doing so bad at Bristol Rovers, Just won 3 on the bounce and got them clear of the relegation zone.
And put us in the relegation zone when he was manager.

Most new managers have a purple patch when they first start. Just look at Joe Dunne. Ward's luck will run out soon.
In my opinion Ward was an awful manager, the old easy option to put him in charge.When they showed his 'team talk' on the BBC1 late programme it was a total cringe. Some positive signs with Rose going - he was really awful as a left back. Joe was left in a difficult situation. Wordy going is a blow - loads of people believe the misnomer that he is lazy (a myth constructed through message boards) - that is daft, he is a quality player that scores a lot of goals from midfield. We will miss him.I hope that Joe and Mark can turn it around.
[quote][p][bold]We're not singing anymore!!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]itsawedge[/bold] wrote: " Useless Ward" ??, Not doing so bad at Bristol Rovers, Just won 3 on the bounce and got them clear of the relegation zone.[/p][/quote]And put us in the relegation zone when he was manager. Most new managers have a purple patch when they first start. Just look at Joe Dunne. Ward's luck will run out soon.[/p][/quote]In my opinion Ward was an awful manager, the old easy option to put him in charge.When they showed his 'team talk' on the BBC1 late programme it was a total cringe. Some positive signs with Rose going - he was really awful as a left back. Joe was left in a difficult situation. Wordy going is a blow - loads of people believe the misnomer that he is lazy (a myth constructed through message boards) - that is daft, he is a quality player that scores a lot of goals from midfield. We will miss him.I hope that Joe and Mark can turn it around. Catboy

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