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.
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|Marcus added 09:46 - Feb 13|
Head down, pound the treadmill, go skimming regularly, cut out alcohol and late nights, and try again.
Or give up now and retire.
|We8Norwich added 09:54 - Feb 13|
Waste of talent! What an absolute bum! One day he'll regret everything about his failed career but by then it'll be way too late. Such a shame!
|WhoisJimmyJuan added 10:10 - Feb 13|
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!
|bluelady added 10:18 - Feb 13|
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'
|LeighOnSeaBlue added 10:24 - Feb 13|
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
|JustSpivvyChops added 10:53 - Feb 13|
Was always rubbish, offered nothing at ITFC....................this news just confirms for the doubters, what the football minded already knew.
|brendenward35 added 11:15 - Feb 13|
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 :-)
|essexboy added 11:24 - Feb 13|
Real shame,he was a real trier.Dont give up son.
|Marcus added 11:42 - Feb 13|
Above post should read swimming not skimming.
A player of immense potential but fell in with the wrong crowd. Seems to happen a lot at ITFC these days.
|shoopdelang added 11:55 - Feb 13|
A real shame. I would love too see him in an Ipswich shirt playing to his full potential. However there is only so many chances you can give someone. Good luck in the future
|BotesdaleBlue added 12:11 - Feb 13|
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.
|blueherts added 12:15 - Feb 13|
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 !!
|kerryblue added 13:17 - Feb 13|
There is always Norwich Jamie,you would fit in there
|ChrisMakin2012 added 14:53 - Feb 13|
Can't wonder at it really, always out drinking and never in correct shape.
Try another sport Jaime (darts).
|Surco72 added 17:03 - Feb 13|
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
|cornishnick added 19:28 - Feb 13|
Brendan - Peters actually played quite a few games under Keane. It was with Jewell that he seemed to drift away and never got a look in (rightly or wrongly)
|oscarwhiting added 19:47 - Feb 13|
I was always told to give unwanted things to those less fortunate: NARWICH!!!!!!!!!!!!
|TR11BLU added 09:50 - Feb 14|
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.
|brockleyblueboy added 13:06 - Feb 14|
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.
|RegencyBlue added 15:27 - Feb 14|
The lad had his opportunity with Town but wasted it, simple as that!
I think I'm right in saying there were a number of clubs after him when he was brought in so he obviously had something about him, then at least.
Clearly something went wrong since and whether its his fault or the clubs (probably a combination of both, as these things often are) its always a shame when someones potential goes to waste.
|itfcbarmyarmy added 15:37 - Feb 14|
Weird i always thought he looked good but i cant remember last time i saw him. He is also a lot younger than i thought.
|RaymondovicBlue added 18:20 - Feb 14|
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
|Marcus added 15:18 - Feb 16|
If they're friends he should stay with Shane Supple for a bit and learn a new work ethic. His leaving football left us all stunned but very few disagree with his reasons and respect him for it.
I'm increasingly of the belief that there have been big problems at Portman Road behind the scenes with toxic personalities at the club.
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