Peters Fails to Win Whitecaps Deal Wednesday, 13th Feb 2013 09:28
Former Blue Jaime Peters has failed to win a contract with the Vancouver Whitecaps back in his native Canada. Peters, 25, has been with the MLS side for pre-season, having has his Town contract terminated by mutual consent in the summer.
Whitecaps head coach Martin Rennie said: “He came in unfit and we didn’t think he was at the same level he had been, which made it difficult for him.”
Earlier, Peters’s fellow Canadian and former Town team-mate Jason De Vos, these days a TV pundit in Canada, tweeted: “I'm told Peters came into the Whitecaps camp 15lbs overweight and with a high body fat percentage.”
Prior to his time with the Whitecaps, Peters had been on trial at Leyton Orient and Yeovil, where he was on loan earlier in his career.
All well and good blaiming the player in isolation, but given what has happened to our club, and given the conduct of some staff members, I wonder whether the club has a modicum of cuplability in this, by not looking after their young players better? Just a thought, don't bite me ead awf!
whois... im actually with you on that. i suspect a little bit of both? When fit he seemed a raw talent waiting to be developed, however i suspect his confidence was knocked and the last time i saw him play for town in a cup match he was totally awful........ a really quiet shy lad, met him a couple of times, seems a shame, not the stereotypical 'waister'
Such a waste of talent. Always thought he gave his all when in the first team and was decent but to not get a contract at Yeovil or Orient shows something with his attitude was wrong. Didn't Man U and Arsenal want to sign him at the same time as us
Fed up of so called fans knocking players when they leave, maybe one day you'll be out of work with family to support and someone will tell you that you were actually rubbish and offered nothing. His early day at ITFC showed talent and worked his socks off came to an end when Keane took over probably didn't fit in with Keane's ideas and I'm sure a lot of fans on here hate Keane for what he did to the club. Keane wasn't right all the time and made loads of mistakes. My rant over support your team and have respect for those out of work and struggling :-)
You need real hunger and desire to suceed if you are to make it at the higher levels of the game, unless you posess exceptional natural talent, which can carry you a long way. Unfortunately for Jamie, he appeared to lack drive and motivaltion from what we hear and so he now appears to be drifting out of the game at a senior level, having not even made the grade in his native Canada.
Sad for him and for us, but there you are. That's life.
Never really showed enough at Town - He was given opportunities but , like so many others , they seem to think once they have signed the deal that is it - We have had some 'soft' managers in past - MIck is not one to put up with lazy players If JET doesnt buck up he could well be the next in line THE DESIRE HAS TO COME FROM WITHIN !!
Was always average , not knocking him after he left ,knocked him while he was here . Perhaps blue tinted fans should take their glasses off rather than blaming managers for players not being good enough
Check yr facts Brendan. Think you will find his days were numbered once Jewell arrived. Keane actually played him in plenty of games. As a utility player I thought he wasnt bad and pretty much played every position for us. Keeper excepted of course, never big enough. Good luck Jaime.
why are people blaming the managers? if hes unfit and not playing well then get the nut down, get on the traing ground and work on fitness, not sulk into a pint glass. shows how honest and brave supple was to say "nope, not for me" and pursued another career and i bet he hasnt been happier.
I tink he has MASSIVELY underperformed. I saw him play for a struggling .AFC Bournemouth when on loan from us and am very sad to say that he was VERY ordinary indeed at a club who at the time all looked very ordinary at the wrong end of league 1.
I personally still believe that Mick Mac can keep us up but hope the flair and belief can flood into the whole team like it has at AFCB under Eddie Howe