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Rumour Mill-Okuonghae Who?

Rumour Mill-Okuonghae Who?

25 year old Colchester United defender, Magnus Okuonghae was reported to be on Eddie Howe's radar over the weekend.

The Nigerian left Dagenham & Redbridge and signed a two-year contract with League One team Colchester United in July 2009 and in December 2009 it was announced he had signed a new contract until 2012.

He is currently captain of the U's and at 6ft 3 is affectionately known as 'The Beast' by Colchester fans.

Sky Sports understand Burnley, Millwall and Crystal Palace are looking at the player along with Premier League, Norwich City and League 1 leaders, Charlton Athletic.

Okuonghae came through Fulham's youth system before joining Rushden & Diamonds in 2002. Spells at Aldershot Town, St Albans City and Crawley Town followed before he moved to Essex to play for Dagenham & Redbridge in 2007 during which time he also had a loan spell at Weymouth.

Could Howe be interested in the player? Well the noises coming out of the club suggests we will not be making any new permanent signings in the week that remains of the January window so it looks doubtful.


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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday January 23 2012
Time: 3:59PM

Comments

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Two Beasts at the Club? Well he looks like one but could he do a job at this level? Know nowt about this lad, so again it would be a case of in 'Eddie We Trust'. If the media rumour was not from Sky Sports, I would be more cynical but who knows.
turfmanphil
23/01/2012 16:02:00
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I'm clueless on him
Totally_Claret
23/01/2012 16:04:00
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I doubt this one, but as a more long term replacement for Duff, sure.
nor-claret
23/01/2012 16:11:00
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Is he ready to move away from the Thames Valley and Delta where (broadly speaking) every club mentioned is based except us oop nawf?
Couch Potato
23/01/2012 17:21:00
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It does seem strange to be linked with a player after Eddie has stated he has no money to spend. I do confess myself a little disappointed with the news of lack of funds... Will any be available come summer?? How is Eddie meant to rebuild a squad from which players were sold by not using the money gained from sales? And this is also whilst having parachute payments! I wish the board would back Eddie more when we could push for promotion!!
YorkshireClaret
23/01/2012 18:28:00
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I can;t see this one coming off. I have to admit worried about the info coming from the turf. Lack of funds etc! Maybe it's a red herring and we have some to spend and eddie is throwing us off the scent. One thing that can't happen is selling anyone! I like Eddie he's gone public with telling the board that he doesn't want any of his players sold. TMP we have a chance here. Speculate to accumulate. UTC How much did Mee cost by the way?
Stuart75
23/01/2012 18:51:00
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Cant see it myself but who knows.
Grimsby Claret
23/01/2012 19:34:00
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everyone add @platinumfootie on twitter - football updates and everything good
dynamoclaret
23/01/2012 21:49:00
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If Eddie gets us promotion on the peanuts the Board gives him it will be a remarkable achievement, if we then stayed up it would be nothing short of a miracle. Norwich showed us that. The Board have to realise that we have a real opportunity here but money has to be spent, not hundreds of millions but at least a few millions or not only will we llose out on the big time but we will also lose Eddie Howe and condemn ourselves to permanent mediocrity.
cornwallclaret
24/01/2012 08:45:00
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Are you suggesting he's Thames Delta Bluesman CP ?
WelshClaret
24/01/2012 10:21:00
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