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.
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.
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.
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....
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?
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
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