I don't think we should all be getting so irate about signing players like Leon Best & Michael Kightly. What do people expect? Under McCarthy we're never going to sign a Giovanni Dos Santos on loan type of player or be thrilled with a £1.5M transfer deadline buy like David Norris. Let's try and be a bit positive. Leon Best USED (hence capitals) be one of the divisions better strikers, like Murph, let's hope Mick and TC can sort him out. As for Kightly, I think any championship club would be happy to have him. Hard working, experienced winger with a good delivery. Let's just hope people like Bishop, Bru, Pitman and McGoldrick (when fit) all have good seasons. I'd love for us to go and splash £3M on a striker but it just isn't going to happen, be realistic and try be positive.
Have to be honest and would have to see both players in action before I pass full judgement but I'd be fairly underwhelmed with both of these signings if they come to fruition - never know at present regarding the authenticity of such articles (i.e. Kaika story of saturday).
Kightly and Best potentially being signed is a CLEAR sign, in Milne's own words, that the Murphy money's been given to MM. To think how that Cresswell, Mings and Murphy money has been well used or given for transfers.
Kightly is 30 and has played only 25 games in last 2 years somebody said. He may have been good years ago but isn't that the same old story about most of the players MM signs. Kightly and Best are not the players to build a team around, they are past it. Younger hungry players are what we need. What the hell are the scouts doing out there or is it stubborn MM who will only work with old war horses who he knows or has worked with before. Please get the excitement back to Portman Road. All the money we get in transfers is not invested in the squad. Do we have scouts on the continent, if we do are they just sunning themselves. The clubs policy is boring the fans to death!
Don't panic, this could well be what Mick wants the media to hear, meanwhile he's signing someone else up. I'd be sorely disappointed if he let Murphy go without a plan for a replacement (Best- well I think we all agreed with the Radio Suffolk phone in guy!!)
3 million in Evens pocket cheap player freebie's what is Ipswich Town coming to now! Every body around are spending money all we get are over the hill players and freebies. So happy I DID NOT RENEW MY SEASON TICKET LIKE 2000 OTHER FANS...... Seems like every year we sell a player and the goes straight into Evens pocket..... Why is the money NOT BEING INVESTED BACK INTO THE CLUB FOR BETTER PLAYERS? The way the club is being run will not be long until we are in league 1!
Not overly impressed about kightley, past his peak! As for Leon Best as murphys replacement, you cannot possibly compare the two, he couldn't lace up big murphys boots! Bitterly disappointed if he did sign! For goodness sake show some ambition! No wonder attendances are dropping because signings like this would not inspire much faith!
when he played the other day look bright and put some good balls in, and why are we assuming best is murphys replacement, this was in talks before murphy left. there is 2 days left and also jutkiewicz is mention if burnley get bamford then maybe can have him, that id be happy wth. lest be positive that means we have spent nigh on 3-4 million this year to me that's a lot more investment than last year or the year before.
I think Kightly and Best are both players worth signing BUT we need to add a quality striker to replace Murphy by Wednesday or I will be very disappointed. Best is a bit of a gamble and with McGoldrick injured that leaves only Pitman who scores goals...with Sears and Varney not used to hitting the net.