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Wickham: Town Deal Never in Doubt
Wickham: Town Deal Never in Doubt
Saturday, 3rd Apr 2010 19:38

Striker Connor Wickham says there was never any doubt that he would sign his professional contract with the Blues. Despite interest from innumerable Premier League clubs, the 17-year-old put pen to paper on a two-year deal earlier today.

Wickham told the club site: "I'm delighted to have signed and there was never any doubt that Ipswich is the right club for me.

"The club has a great record for bringing young players through and giving them a chance in the first team and I'm proud to be an Ipswich Town player.

"I know there has been talk of other clubs watching me but I've not thought about that. I left the contract stuff with my family and representatives and just got on with my football.

"The manager has been great and I'm grateful to him for giving me a chance to play in the first team this season and I feel I have developed and matured as a player by being around the senior players."

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Toilet_Bloo added 20:22 - Apr 3

I wish you well for the future. It's very nice to see academy players breaking into the first team.

Mark added 20:51 - Apr 3
It is super news and I thought Wickham did well when he came on today. We need to be careful not to place too much expectation on him and I still think we need to sign two quality strikers in the summer (assuming D.Murphy won't sign and as D.Healy clearly isn't working). Let's use Wickham sensibly, coach him well and help him develop into a top player.

jas0999 added 21:05 - Apr 3
Well done Connor. Interesting that Connor mentions the manager. Another kick in the teeth for the anti Roy's.

brogansnose added 21:20 - Apr 3
Well done today Connor, you are improving with each game and im really pleased you signed. Hopefully it will be good for yourself and the Town.

Mark added 21:52 - Apr 3
jas0999 - It is sensible to retain as a good a relationship with one's manager as possible, so Wickham mentioning Keane is to be expected. I don't think it is a "kick in the teeth" for anyone. Nearly all of us want Keane to do well and to take us to the Premier League, there are just differing views as to whether he is the right man for the job.

bennyblue added 23:35 - Apr 3
if we get 2 quality strikers a quality manager and a 20% drop in ticket prices and there is a chance to go up next year

tractorgirl2 added 23:48 - Apr 3
glad he signed looks like one for the future. Do need a couple of strikers hopfully murphy will sign, along with a nice young pacey striker. I like healy but maybe he isn't working out

oldgit_reserves added 08:12 - Apr 4
I am delighted.

bluelass7 added 10:42 - Apr 4
Nice to see BENNYBLUE is still talking b*ll*x. Still not got over losing to Tranmere Friday night Benny?!

yun added 10:51 - Apr 4
"interest from innumerable Premier League clubs"

Good news on the contract. There's a maximum of 20 possible Premier League clubs inerested. Definitely not too many to be counted.

Sorry. Yes. I am a pedant.

tractorboyupnorth added 12:10 - Apr 4
Congratulations Connor, I've enjoyed seeing what u can do so far and I for one as so many others will take pleasure in seeing u develope week in week out in the coming seasons - good on ya!

Redmond added 12:42 - Apr 4
Best news for a lil while :)

poggie added 14:45 - Apr 4
Brilliant news ... especially if the performance against Reading is anything to go by!

PhilTWTD added 16:39 - Apr 4

Depends how good at counting you are! Being equally pedantic, Premier League clubs have been watching Wickham since he was a schoolboy in the U16s and more than 20 clubs have been in the Premier League since then.

jamesy_itfc_keano added 17:28 - Apr 4
well done Connor! One for the future. Nice to see him mentioning how keano has helped him developed.

backinbeige added 20:27 - Apr 4
Back in Beige: Mortgage Deal Only in Slight Doubt, But Signed Anyway
Sat 03rd Apr 2010 19:38

Office working Back in Beige says there was never any doubt that he would sign his mortage contract with Lloyds TSB. Despite interest from innumerable mortgage lenders, the 24-year-old put pen to paper on a thirty-year deal earlier today.

In Beige told the club site: "I'm delighted to have signed even though I had a slight doubt that Lloyds is the right bank for me given how badly they've performed recently and how slimey their mortgage 'advisor' was.

"The bank has a great record for bringing providing mortgages (not counting the last few years) and giving the borrowers a chance to skint themselves, and I'm proudish to be Lloyds customer.

"I know there has been talk of other banks watching me but I've not thought about that. I left the contract stuff with my girlfriend and just got on with whoring myself out to the man in my office job.

"The manager has been slimey and I'm grateful to him for allowing me to say no to every unnecessary product he tried to sell me, and I feel I have developed and matured my bank account by being in debt around a quarter of a million pounds."

backinbeige added 20:29 - Apr 4
That should say "office worker" in the second paragraph, I am not an 'office working' as that is an adjective and I am not a describing word; I AM A MAN

KeanoBlindFaith added 20:38 - Apr 4
ello fans. For once I am pleased !!! Wickham signing up is good news for any future manager as I may be tempted to sell him to Huddersfield next year and replace him with a free transfer from Carlisle.

rosseden added 02:12 - Apr 5
turns our Curbishley scouts for Man U according to someone at Man U.... apparently Fergie and he are big buddies..... may explain the Curbs trips to see ITFC recently?

TractorRoyNo1 added 14:55 - Apr 5
Well said young man!

TheCodFather added 23:34 - Apr 5
There's only one...Connor Wickham!

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