Campbell: It Was a Pleasure
Friday, 18th Jan 2013 15:34
Former Blues loanee DJ Campbell has said it was a pleasure to play for Town. The 31-year-old is set to join another club on a three-year deal from QPR with Crystal Palace and Hull City both having confirmed their interest.
Campbell tweeted: “To all Ipswich fans it was a pleasure to play for Ipswich! It’s a shame I couldn't stay long-term but I truly wish you all the best. God bless you all.”
The striker scored 10 goals in a 17-game, three-month loan spell at Portman Road.
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|village_blue added 15:39 - Jan 18|
Best of luck DJ in the future it was our pleasure to have you playing at Portman Road.
|blueblood66 added 15:45 - Jan 18|
3 years deal can't ague with that really, not really part of the young and hungry plan. Good luck DJ.
|HighgateBlue added 15:46 - Jan 18|
Nive gesture from the guy - I'm sure we all wish him all the best too.
I can't help be interested in why we couldn't get him back here though.
I'm not sure it was our league position - he says it's a shame he couldn't stay long term. But then, maybe he's just letting us down gently...
Did his new club offer him more money, or was it that they offered him 3 years where we could only stretch to 2? From what MM said, it could easily have been the latter.
Don't blame the guy in the slightest tho. Good luck to him.
|irishtim added 15:49 - Jan 18|
Go Raibh Maith Agat. ( Thank you very much)
|kerryblue747 added 15:51 - Jan 18|
Thanks D J best of luck GLAD YOU PLAYED FOR IPSHWICH
|SWBlue86 added 15:52 - Jan 18|
Don't blame him and I don't think it is a bad move for Town.
He was excellent for us on loan but so was a Mr. J Bullard and look how that worked out once he was put on an expensive long term deal.
Young and hungry is the way to go! COYB.
|coyb99 added 15:53 - Jan 18|
Never mind, would have loved to see him in an ipswich shirt permeantly, but wasent to be. Good luck wherever you go.
|kuyski added 15:59 - Jan 18|
all the best and thanks
|Lowestoft_Blue added 16:03 - Jan 18|
If I win the euro millions tonight, il pay for a 3 year contract..
|RaymondovicBlue added 16:03 - Jan 18|
Was good while it lasted and was a KEY part of our revival under Mick. Just that the timing wasn't right for him longer term and MM had already covered his options there "knowing" he would not be back ... and with Paul Taylor back next year (we trust) DJ may not have featured so highly. Does he enjoy the bench ?
Need GOALS from Midfield please now Mick!
Thanks for the effort and energy DJ - mutually beneficial I'd say. All the best at Palace ... give DD our love when you see him in training!!!
|kevtblue added 16:03 - Jan 18|
As I said yesterday I didnt think we could offer him a long term deal or the money so not really surprised. We have some good younger players so onwards and upwards.
Best of luck in the future DJ.
|oldelsworthyfan added 16:06 - Jan 18|
Thank you DJ. You won our hearts and helped us turn the corner!
A 31 year old striker has to try to get a 3 year contract asap (that's why DJ didn't want to go out on loan again until the end of season when he would be offering a new club even less 'playing time').
MM has handled this in the only way he could. Even DJ might have 'a touch of the Bullards' once he's secured a 3 year deal.
DJ, you won't be forgotten for what you've done for us!
|RaymondovicBlue added 16:07 - Jan 18|
Does anyone think MM would have wanted to work with DD by the way ? Just a thought - he is (was) playing so much better once away from PJ ... maybe MM would have had even better results from him ???
|RaymondovicBlue added 16:08 - Jan 18|
Sorry Phil - nbw it is me who is changing the subject with "sort of linked" stories not worth their own thread !!!
You do an absolutely great job on this site by the way ... THANK YOU !
And if anyone down votes that ......
|BossMan added 16:10 - Jan 18|
I'm not sure the last time we had a player who scored 10 in 17 but DJ's done his job and the club were right not to chase him with a 3 year deal.
|casanovacrow added 16:13 - Jan 18|
Cant blame him if he's getting 3 years elsewhere, can understand why we didn't offer that too.
My money would be on Hull, Bruce isn't the most careful of managers when it comes to spending money.
|jas0999 added 16:21 - Jan 18|
Best of luck to DJ. Shame he won't be returning ... but suspect a 3-year deal at the age of 31 is the draw.
|TractorBeezer added 16:36 - Jan 18|
DJ, thanks for your major contribution to ITFC. I wish you well so long as you don't score against us!
|tractorboy12341234 added 16:50 - Jan 18|
he's probably going to Palace cos Holloway bumlicks him
|bohslegend added 16:57 - Jan 18|
All around this Town but we were crap
We loaned you but we didn't know what to do
But when we hammered Millwall
We found out all we needed to know, check it out
Last night a DJ saved my life......
|patrickswell added 17:01 - Jan 18|
If we stay up, DJ Campbell must take a lot of credit. We needed a goalscorer and he provided the goals that have given us a good chance of avoiding relegation. Thanks DJ and good luck.
|wrighty_blue97 added 17:08 - Jan 18|
Thanks for everything DJ, helped us to get out of a BIG whole. Wish you all the best for whatever club you go to, just as long as you dont score against us ;)
|Texaco73 added 17:49 - Jan 18|
Going to Cardiff
|Chicago_Blue added 18:01 - Jan 18|
Wonder if he'd signed if we hadn't signed 3 new strikers?
|Pip50 added 18:03 - Jan 18|
Down to size of contract as usual at Ipswich. That third year will look cheap if our current loan strikers can't find the net and we are looking at Div1 or mid table Championship next year.
As usual the nearly signed him men, nothing changes.
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