O'Toole extends loan spell with Pirates

Extension - John-Joe O'Toole will stay at Bristol Rovers until April, after extending his loan move with the Pirates.

Extension - John-Joe O'Toole will stay at Bristol Rovers until April, after extending his loan move with the Pirates.

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Colchester United midfielder John-Joe O’Toole has extended his loan spell with League Two side Bristol Rovers.

The U's midfielder will now remain with the Pirates until April 2.

O’Toole has made a big impact since arriving at the Memorial Stadium on loan from Colchester, last month.

The 24-year-old has made four appearances for John Ward’s side, helping them claim three victories in that time.

For all of the latest Colchester United news, see the Daily Gazette.

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7:38pm Mon 28 Jan 13

crazy comments says...

I've been a staunch Joe Dunne fan, but to me he has got it wrong with Jon Jo. He should have at least been on the bench.
I've been a staunch Joe Dunne fan, but to me he has got it wrong with Jon Jo. He should have at least been on the bench. crazy comments
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12:04am Tue 29 Jan 13

Boris says...

crazy comments wrote:
I've been a staunch Joe Dunne fan, but to me he has got it wrong with Jon Jo. He should have at least been on the bench.
Then Col U would have been paying his wages. John Ward's outfit must be paying at least part of John-Joe's wages. Without that, JD would maybe not have been able to hire a couple of young loanees.
It is a pity that JD doesn't seem to like the cut of John-Joe's jib. But it happens that every manager takes against some player or other. Remember how Lambert froze Johnnie Jackson out, forcing him to leave? He was a huge loss.
[quote][p][bold]crazy comments[/bold] wrote: I've been a staunch Joe Dunne fan, but to me he has got it wrong with Jon Jo. He should have at least been on the bench.[/p][/quote]Then Col U would have been paying his wages. John Ward's outfit must be paying at least part of John-Joe's wages. Without that, JD would maybe not have been able to hire a couple of young loanees. It is a pity that JD doesn't seem to like the cut of John-Joe's jib. But it happens that every manager takes against some player or other. Remember how Lambert froze Johnnie Jackson out, forcing him to leave? He was a huge loss. Boris
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9:36am Tue 29 Jan 13

Ozzie says...

Agree with two previous comments. I think Jon Jo is a big loss to our strength in midfield. I have heard rumours that Ian Henderson is off to Notts County, and that Michael Rose has had negotiations with John Ward at Bristol Rovers, too. P.S. Any news on Mr Wordsworth? The rumours still going round he is going to either Ipswich or Charlton for 100k. UP the U's!!
Agree with two previous comments. I think Jon Jo is a big loss to our strength in midfield. I have heard rumours that Ian Henderson is off to Notts County, and that Michael Rose has had negotiations with John Ward at Bristol Rovers, too. P.S. Any news on Mr Wordsworth? The rumours still going round he is going to either Ipswich or Charlton for 100k. UP the U's!! Ozzie
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10:25am Tue 29 Jan 13

RB, Lexden says...

There is good news and bad news
about the two month extension of John-Joe's loan move to Bristol Rovers.
The good news is that the U's
insisted on a 24 hour recall clause in the deal.The bad news is that it is
unlikely to be activated.
This is the warm tribute John Ward
paid to John-Joe yesterday
(see Bristol Post,January 28):

"He brings a strength and character
to the club and he wears his heart on
his sleeve.He is a ball winner and always gives everything.He is what we need at this club.He cares about the
team and that is why he has endeared himself to the fans."
There is good news and bad news about the two month extension of John-Joe's loan move to Bristol Rovers. The good news is that the U's insisted on a 24 hour recall clause in the deal.The bad news is that it is unlikely to be activated. This is the warm tribute John Ward paid to John-Joe yesterday (see Bristol Post,January 28): "He brings a strength and character to the club and he wears his heart on his sleeve.He is a ball winner and always gives everything.He is what we need at this club.He cares about the team and that is why he has endeared himself to the fans." RB, Lexden
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10:39am Tue 29 Jan 13

the allotments says...

I remember his first game away at Southampton,on loan from Watford before we signed him,a tough battle-played full 90 minutes and we got a deserved point-hard fought non the less.
He then went on to play the next 28 games on the trott before his knee ligament problem which resulted in him being off for the best part of a year.I remember the comments about his first tackle back after he came back,and what john ward said about the re-action of the players after he played his first ninety minutes.
The last two seasons he has been plagued with groin strains on both legs which it would appear seem to have been sorted.

I looked on the fans forum to see what they said about him.very interesting-they certainly "love him " down there and has certainly made an impression.
Anyone interested look at bristol rovers fans forum and go to "rovers talk-jonjoe staying for a further two months.

Joe must be very confident in the squad if he can leave jonjoe at Bristol.I'd fancy him in our relegation battle,gives 100%. !
I remember his first game away at Southampton,on loan from Watford before we signed him,a tough battle-played full 90 minutes and we got a deserved point-hard fought non the less. He then went on to play the next 28 games on the trott before his knee ligament problem which resulted in him being off for the best part of a year.I remember the comments about his first tackle back after he came back,and what john ward said about the re-action of the players after he played his first ninety minutes. The last two seasons he has been plagued with groin strains on both legs which it would appear seem to have been sorted. I looked on the fans forum to see what they said about him.very interesting-they certainly "love him " down there and has certainly made an impression. Anyone interested look at bristol rovers fans forum and go to "rovers talk-jonjoe staying for a further two months. Joe must be very confident in the squad if he can leave jonjoe at Bristol.I'd fancy him in our relegation battle,gives 100%. ! the allotments
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1:18pm Tue 29 Jan 13

super waluigi says...

I think this speaks volumes about how liked Ward was by the staff at col u.

Clearly from Dunnes comments recently, he wants a 'pack mentality'.

I think this move is more about O'Toole as a human than a player.
I think this speaks volumes about how liked Ward was by the staff at col u. Clearly from Dunnes comments recently, he wants a 'pack mentality'. I think this move is more about O'Toole as a human than a player. super waluigi
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9:39pm Thu 31 Jan 13

the allotments says...

always thought that a fans favourite has to earn the write,also having a song named in his honour,must mean something,nothing to do with him being a human being but not a bad footballer.who gives 100%.
always thought that a fans favourite has to earn the write,also having a song named in his honour,must mean something,nothing to do with him being a human being but not a bad footballer.who gives 100%. the allotments
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10:42pm Thu 31 Jan 13

No.1 says...

After watching saturday's game I think we need John-Joe O'Toole back. With sears upfront and porter out wide backed up with eastman, John joe in the middle we would have a great chance of moving on up.
After watching saturday's game I think we need John-Joe O'Toole back. With sears upfront and porter out wide backed up with eastman, John joe in the middle we would have a great chance of moving on up. No.1
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