Set piece specialists. It's been a while. Neil Thompson was excellent and throws, corners and penalties but a bit average from free kicks. Glenn Pennyfather (albeit mostly in the reserves) took an excellent corner. Martijn Reuser was lethal from free kicks. Since Reuser I can't think of any significant players.
Not seen huge amounts of him but from what I know he seems to have a bit of flair about him. More than pleased with this and as others have said he could provide that creative spark we are missing and makes a positive contrast from the millions spent and ultimimately wasted with the previous couple of managers. I personally think that if this goes through then the last 2 signings are perhaps the two best Mick has made so far.
A lot of positives on here, the new John Wark pleease. I know every player has a honeymoon period, but how long will it be before he's slagged off, like every other Ipswich player for the past how many years. Football supporters, in general, beggar belief. Let the bloke bed in, before going over the top
Earl60 ... agree ,since Drury has again been missing from team in recent weeks we have created very little and results have been poor . I would like to see Drury in with Hyam again and Wordsworth on the left
@deep_blue, on reflection I think his "decline" is more about Colchester's general decline. Pre 2011 I'd have never called him lazy, but since then he has been Currie'esque. Hopefully a new challenge will invigorate him and MM won't poke up with lazy!
Ah Colin Viljeon what memories - always capable of changing a game. If AW in same class then welcome. Can't see big G on the wing unless their defence is in wheelchairs! Like him but must stay in the centre as our enforcer and long ball specialist.
Good heavens! get rid of Edwards and Martin. It must not happen as there are too many pro them fans on this site. There'll be mass uproar. Questions will be raised at the next PM question time. But, if you insist, bin them now.
Might be wrong but Mick needs to work on his fitness and workrate. Always looked useful but often goes missing when the chips are down. Having said that he can strike a deadball and that will be another plus to add to the squad.
Someone said he could be like colin viljoen and some of the younger town fans on here are thinking who the heck is he. Lets really confuse them and hope Mick can find front men like Ray Crawford or Ted Phillips to score some goals for us. But i agree with a lot of people on here that you need scoring midfiedersbecause lets go back again and look at the great Bobby Robsons team where he had the Mariners and Brazils up front and backing up the forwards he had goal scoring midfielders Wark and Murren and Gates to name a few and not forgetting the powerhorse Kevin Beattie banging odd goals in from defence. So its a added bonis if you can sign players who dont play up front but they can score goals for you Its good to get players who can take good free kicks and are good at taking corners and long throw ins as well and a keeper who the defence in front of him can trust. Town lack a lot of these things at the moment but i am sure Mick is working on it and if he bring in players like Wordsworth who tick some of the boxes it will be a good place to start.