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Reserves Draw at Chelsea
Reserves Draw at Chelsea
Monday, 12th Dec 2011 16:25

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Josh Carson were on target as Town's reserves drew 2-2 at Chelsea this afternoon. Romelu Lukaku and Philipp Prosenik netted for the Premier League side in the behind-closed-doors friendly at their Cobham training ground.

Coach Sean McCarthy told the club site: "It was a great work out for the boys against a Chelsea side that had three of four players who have played for their first team.

"We were unlucky to go in 2-1 down at the break. They caught us on the break with some quality play and quality finishes as well. They probably only had three chances and scored with two of them. That's the difference at that level.

"We stuck at it though, got level and could have won it at the end when Jack [Ainsley] hit the post.

"That's Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham we have played now and they are great games for us to have. We ended the match with six youth team players on the pitch and they will learn from that experience.

"JET worked hard on and off the ball, Luke Hyam did well in midfield and Tommy [Smith] and Jack [Ainsley] were solid at the back, so all in all we got a lot out of the 90 minutes."

Also making the trip to face the Londoners were Jaime Peters, Reece Wabara, Nathan Ellington, Joe Whight, Cormac Burke, Cody Cropper and Jonny Leddy.

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up_the_town4 added 16:33 - Dec 12
Well done boys I rate josh Carson very highly has a fantastic future ahead of him he won't be at Town soon a prem side will snap him up guaranteed how he don't play continuous in the first team I dont no.
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bostonusablue added 16:44 - Dec 12
Get Hyam in the middle of the park when Andrews buggers off to Swansea! He did well under Keane then totally fell off the radar after his sending off.
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ITFC4daprem added 16:58 - Dec 12
should be good for JETs confidence
dive these boys a go
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countrygirl added 17:00 - Dec 12
Well done lads. great experience for the youth lads!!!!!
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MaySixth added 17:02 - Dec 12
Is anyone surprised that Emmanuel-Thomas tried hard against Chelsea?
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StortfordBlue added 17:23 - Dec 12
MaySixth - do you have Wednesday night's lottery numbers? Your prediction about JET was spot on :o)
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irishtim added 17:27 - Dec 12
well done keep up the progress & take it to the 1st team
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fourth added 17:42 - Dec 12
Really good things happening both with bench players and youth.
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Crock added 18:14 - Dec 12
"Coach Sean McCarthy told the club site: "It was a great work out for the boys against a Chelsea side that had three of four players who have played for their first team."

How many? 3 or 4?
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Keaneish added 19:39 - Dec 12
Smith and Ainsley were solid.

I like the sound of this. Keep them playing every game together as they're young enough to build a partnership together to transfer into the first team later down the line.
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village_blue added 20:18 - Dec 12
At last Jet has found his rightfuil position playing in the reserves what a complete waste of £1m,doesn't look interested most of the time. Notice that our 2 unused subs on Saturday didn't get a game where the 3 that came on all played how strange thought that would have needed a game more than the other 3.
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tellitasiseeit added 22:13 - Dec 12
Who played for Town in goal? was any subs used / and who. Over all how did the youth player perform? Thank you Guys. COYB
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Garv added 22:18 - Dec 12
How is £1m on JET a waste of money? He's 20, an investment on a three/four year deal. We've still got plenty of time to reap rewards from this signing.

People keep banging on about getting up and coming youngsters with potential, but when they don't come in firing on all cylinders straight away they slate the player and call him a waste of money?!

Like Connor did last season JET really needs to work on his heading, as I doubt Arsene Wenger ever did much on that in training, because he rarely wins it in the air.
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algarvefan added 23:58 - Dec 12
PJ...was he there??? He should be closely watching these players as we are gonna be needing some of them soon, or will the transfer window bring in yet more loans. What a way to build a winning side!
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AlanMahon2011 added 10:07 - Dec 13
"JET worked hard on and off the ball" - Is this the same JET we see!?!?!
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buryblue77 added 11:52 - Dec 13
I think the problem with JET is that he may well have seen himself as a big fish in a small pond, coming in from Arsenal, with a bit of a swagger, possibly assuming he was going to be a regular. Now he's had a reality check and realised that like all players he needs to work hard to play in the first team, which will be all the better for him and us. Just my thoughts on the matter so don't go attacking me with how do you know that's the case?? Etc....
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harlingblue added 20:28 - Dec 13
Andrews and Collins are likely to leave us, both have done reasonably well, the former with his goals, the later with his goals and good in defence BUT only with Sonko. If you put Smith with Sonko, he would also be good. Andrews has been an awesome goalscorer but never really stamps himself on a game, Collins is great as the secondary central defender. If they leave, it's time to bring Hyam back and allow Bullard to start to earn his corn? Leadbitter has the ability to be a very player, never Captain, but as playmaker, coaching staff get him to look to play the 'killer' ball...give Bowyer the armband?
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harlingblue added 20:42 - Dec 13
What was or team line up? What was the formation?
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tellitasiseeit added 23:41 - Dec 13
How many youth players actually played in this game ? .We ended the game with six youth players on the pitch ,Who were they and how long did each one play in the game? What positions did they play. Would like to know. Thank you. COYB
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tellitasiseeit added 13:07 - Jan 14
I asked a question above on December 13th . Its now Jan 14th Did anyone go to this game or was everyone asleep, and can not give me the answer?. Would have liked to know, But seem's all has gone crazy at Ipswich and no one seem's to know what they are doing?. Does anybody know anything at all what is happening at Ipswich ? COYB
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