Robbie Cowling's email exchange with City fan

Shaun LowthorpeThis is the email exchange between Colchester chairman Robbie Cowling and City fan Keith ArmourShaun Lowthorpe

This is the email exchange between Colchester chairman Robbie Cowling and City fan Keith Armour

From: Robbie.Cowling

To: Keith A

Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 14:04:33 +0100

Subject: RE: Paul Lambert

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When the FDC findings are published it will become clear who has acted badly and why Colchester United have had to drag the matter through the courts to seek justice.

In the past I have always had a lot of respect for Norwich and was more than happy for Paul to move there. However, your chairman wanted to steal him and I could not allow that to happen.

I understand that you would want to believe that your club has acted no worse than any other club does in these situations and it is true that for many years they have acted better than most. However, you currently have 2 very dubious characters running your club and although their actions seem justified through the success you have had last season I don't believe that winning the 3rd tier of English football is a major achievement for a club the size of Norwich.

I am sure the Germans were overjoyed at Hitler's early successes but I wouldn't want to label your 2 clowns in the same category as Hitler and the Nazis. That would be unfair on our European neighbours.

Despite the tone of your email message I certainly wouldn't wish any ill fortune on you. I mean you have the ill fortune of supporting Norwich City to deal with and that must be a fate worse than anything I could suffer.

U* Y***s


From: Keith A

Sent: 02 June 2010 13:42

To: Robbie Cowling

Subject: Paul Lambert

Mr Cowling,

Isn't it about time you stopped being a complete t**head and let the whole Paul Lambert saga rest.

As I hope you are aware, us Norwich fans have always had a good rapport with Colchester fans and your actions have really stretched this to the limit. Irreparable damage may already have been done, so please give up on the sh**stirring for the benefit of not only the Norwich fans, but most importantly for Colchester, your own fans.

I do wonder if you really care about them? I fear not, and think you're more interested in pumping up your own over-inflated ego.

You may think that I'm writing this now because I'm upset about the fine imposed on Norwich. You'd be far from the truth, I'd like to let you know that I consider the fine a great investment!

Maybe instead of b****ing, you should sit down and take a long hard look at yourself and wonder why you can't hold on to good managers, after all the right honourable Mr Paul Lambert isn't the only good manager you've let slip!

I do wish Colchester United the best of luck for the forthcoming season, but on a personal level, may mis-fortune come your way.

I do hope that the potato field of a pitch at your stadium yields a good crop of spuds this summer. You'll need all those potatoes for all the chips you have on your shoulder!


Keith (a loyal Norwich fan)