Edwards and Martin in Team of the Week Monday, 20th Feb 2012 18:56
Town duo Carlos Edwards and Lee Martin have been named in this week’s Championship Team of the Week.
Edwards skippered the Blues to back-to-back wins and clean sheets, while Martin netted his first Town brace in Saturday’s 3-0 defeat of Cardiff City.
Team of the Week: Luke Steele (Barnsley), Carlos Edwards (Ipswich), Alex Pearce (Reading), Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough), George Elokobi (Nottingham Forest), Jimmy Kebe (Reading), Kagisho Dikgacoi (Crystal Palace), Adam Clayton (Leeds), Lee Tomlin (Peterborough), Chris Martin (Crystal Palace), Lee Martin (Ipswich).
Well done fellas keep up the good work, I agree with the Murphy comment, he has been brilliant over the little streak were having. Hopefully the chiefs up stairs will be talking soon about a permanent deal???? COYB
i went to blackpool away and all home games and i dont mind murphy was sort of pleased with the year long loan but couldnt see why we had him back he was awful very low in confidence and well off the pace, now a different man, effort,a team player and most of all for the first time in a few seasons we have a player who plays wide left who gives us the balance we have missed so much and sacrifices his own ambitions to be a striker for the good of our team well done daryl
Good point Jas,even better point Langdon blue.Masterstroke to play him behind the front man.For the 1st time we are seeing why the Manx rated him so highly,a revelation this season.As for Carlos,he is in my view the most gifted natural footballer at the club who is growing into the right bk role superbly,maybe more suited to a wing bk role in a 5man defence but fantastic all the same.
It doesn't matter who brought players to the club. The point is that the manager at the time has to get the best out of the players available to him at any given time. I have had doubts about PJ's ability to do this consistently and also about his game tactics but I have to raise my hat to him; the tactic of making JET & Murphy play wide has created a whole new role for Lee Martin and the players have shown the discipline to maximise the effect of this gameplan.
I don't believe Martin's current form or contribution to the team can be attributed in any way to RK. Just the usual nonsense from our resident muppet.w
Jas the same Roy Keane who sent Martin off in the distance never to return, if it had not been for PJ Martin would never have played for this club again........... Also Roy Keane FAILED to sign Murphy permanently, something im pretty sure PJ will do in the summer.... and your point is??
Keane bought Martin, played him in a position that showed all his bad points, impetuous in the tackle, couldn't cross, couldn't shoot, PJ used him the same and got the same results. Now in his new position he looks a different player, Hyam knows where to put the foot in, Drury looks so comfortable on the ball in centre midfield and now Lee can use his skill and tremendous energy to supplement Chopra, JET and Murphy in a very exciting attacking force.
Both deserve to be in there, i know edwards isnt the ideal Rb ( we definitely need a new'un for next season) but he doesn't seem to ever have moaned about having to drop in there and alot of the time he is our best attacking asset! and for martin, what can i say? looks pure class through the middle.
Edwards and Martin were signed by Roy Keane, but at a cost of £3.4M in transfer fees alone so I should hope they would be in the Championship side of the week from time to time! As other have written, Keane sent Martin packing to Charlton. Just to recap, £3.4M is more than Jewell has spent on fees in his entire time here. Let's also remember Keane's signings of Fulop (£1.0M), Kennedy (£0.1M), Leadbitter (£2.6M), Healy (£0.1M), Hourihane (£0.1M) and Priskin (£1.7M)...flop, flop, flop.
Jewell has rejuvenated Martin and we must not let him get into the final year of his contract, so please sell or - preferably - sign him up on a new long term deal this summer at the latest.
Jas, your points just don't add up I'm afraid. Keane may have brought them into the club but then as has been mentioned he played Martin out of position. Amongst our other top performers over recent weeks, Cresswell, JET, Drury and Chopra, who brought them to the club?
jas0999 - you are just a fecking idiot looking for a response I for one am going to make this the last time I post anyhting back to you and I would like to hope others will do the same then perhaps you will just bugger off.
For every good player Keane brought to the club (not many) he brought a flop in with him (David Healy in Murphy's case).
Funny isn't it Jas that these two players you mention have both only started performing since who joined the club in January '11? Same with Scotland.
I hear (or heard more like) people saying "at least when Keane was here we had some discipline". That right is it? Because if it was, Keane wouldn't have a) signed the tubster that Scotland was at the time and b) let him stay overweight through the whole season.
You're clutching at straw attempts to put down our current manager and talk up his predecessor as the master behind our current form is starting to (already is) get embarrassing pal.