U's miss out on Jones signing

Essex County Standard: No go - Daniel Jones (pictured left), who was believed to be interesting Colchester United, has joined Port Vale after leaving Sheffield Wednesday. No go - Daniel Jones (pictured left), who was believed to be interesting Colchester United, has joined Port Vale after leaving Sheffield Wednesday.

Colchester United have missed out on the signing of defender Daniel Jones.

The Gazette understands that the U’s were closing in on a deal to sign the former Wolverhampton Wanderers player, after he left Championship club Sheffield Wednesday by mutual consent last week.

Jones was believed to be one of a number of targets Colchester manager Joe Dunne was chasing, as he bids to add more experience to his squad.

However, the 26-year-old, who can play in defence or midfield, has instead signed a short-term deal for League Two promotion-chasers Port Vale where he will play under former Colchester assistant manager, Micky Adams.

See Monday's Gazette for more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news.

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11:11am Mon 21 Jan 13

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

I'm not really that surprised, after all, who wants to join a club on a downer. To make matters worse we probably can't even offer the going rate for the job.
I'm not really that surprised, after all, who wants to join a club on a downer. To make matters worse we probably can't even offer the going rate for the job. BlueandWhiteBaz

11:58am Mon 21 Jan 13

col utd till i die says...

Nice to be positive isnt it, have you not thought that there could be many other reasons.

Oh well I am sure there are other targets that JD has in mind.
Nice to be positive isnt it, have you not thought that there could be many other reasons. Oh well I am sure there are other targets that JD has in mind. col utd till i die

12:22pm Mon 21 Jan 13

super waluigi says...

More likely to be a relocation issue. Both Sheffield and Wolverhampton are not far from Stoke.

Plenty more fish in the sea.
More likely to be a relocation issue. Both Sheffield and Wolverhampton are not far from Stoke. Plenty more fish in the sea. super waluigi

2:46pm Mon 21 Jan 13

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

col utd till i die says...
11:58am Mon 21 Jan 13

Nice to be positive isnt it, have you not thought that there could be many other reasons.

Oh well I am sure there are other targets that JD has in mind.”

Give me one single reason to feel positive. Ward constantly failed to sign experienced players when it mattered most and the same is happening to Dunne. This club is in a diabolical state from top to bottom and, as a season ticket holder I'm afraid I expect a lot more than I'm getting at the moment!
col utd till i die says... 11:58am Mon 21 Jan 13 Nice to be positive isnt it, have you not thought that there could be many other reasons. Oh well I am sure there are other targets that JD has in mind.” Give me one single reason to feel positive. Ward constantly failed to sign experienced players when it mattered most and the same is happening to Dunne. This club is in a diabolical state from top to bottom and, as a season ticket holder I'm afraid I expect a lot more than I'm getting at the moment! BlueandWhiteBaz

1:33pm Tue 22 Jan 13

the allotments says...

Looks as though jonjoe will not be coming back,dunne does not want him
quoted in the local bristol paper"o'toole will not get regular games".

Interesting when you look at the quotes from bristol,and the fact that apart from Bury at home we,ve lost the last 14 games,and we don't need a combatitive midfielder.
Looks as though jonjoe will not be coming back,dunne does not want him quoted in the local bristol paper"o'toole will not get regular games". Interesting when you look at the quotes from bristol,and the fact that apart from Bury at home we,ve lost the last 14 games,and we don't need a combatitive midfielder. the allotments

1:43pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Mr Honest says...

Im with you Baz. The majority of fans were desperate forJohn Ward to go which eventually happened but Cowling then appointed his rookie Assistant. It needed a clean sweep and a new Manager and back room team installed. The club is in a dire state. All these loanees coming in doesnt help one bit and our youngers arent good enough to progress bar one or two. Whats there to be positive about and asa paying customer I am entitled like others to our say! Dunne out and Cowling out or we wont bounce back up.
Im with you Baz. The majority of fans were desperate forJohn Ward to go which eventually happened but Cowling then appointed his rookie Assistant. It needed a clean sweep and a new Manager and back room team installed. The club is in a dire state. All these loanees coming in doesnt help one bit and our youngers arent good enough to progress bar one or two. Whats there to be positive about and asa paying customer I am entitled like others to our say! Dunne out and Cowling out or we wont bounce back up. Mr Honest

5:19pm Tue 22 Jan 13

crazy comments says...

the allotments wrote:
Looks as though jonjoe will not be coming back,dunne does not want him quoted in the local bristol paper"o'toole will not get regular games". Interesting when you look at the quotes from bristol,and the fact that apart from Bury at home we,ve lost the last 14 games,and we don't need a combatitive midfielder.
If you ask me Dunne is bonkers in not having some one with a bit of bite in their tackling. Jon Joe, better player than Wilson who yet seems to keep his place. Funny people these football managers.
[quote][p][bold]the allotments[/bold] wrote: Looks as though jonjoe will not be coming back,dunne does not want him quoted in the local bristol paper"o'toole will not get regular games". Interesting when you look at the quotes from bristol,and the fact that apart from Bury at home we,ve lost the last 14 games,and we don't need a combatitive midfielder.[/p][/quote]If you ask me Dunne is bonkers in not having some one with a bit of bite in their tackling. Jon Joe, better player than Wilson who yet seems to keep his place. Funny people these football managers. crazy comments

11:20pm Tue 22 Jan 13

the allotments says...

just s een on the vital football site joe says jonjoe does not fit the colchester style of play-interesting,any thoughts?
just s een on the vital football site joe says jonjoe does not fit the colchester style of play-interesting,any thoughts? the allotments

9:47am Wed 23 Jan 13

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

Just seen that Jabo Ibehre has signed for us permanently on a free transfer but only until the end of this season. I think that justifies my opening comment!
Just seen that Jabo Ibehre has signed for us permanently on a free transfer but only until the end of this season. I think that justifies my opening comment! BlueandWhiteBaz

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