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Priskin: My Best Game for Town
Priskin: My Best Game for Town
Monday, 30th Aug 2010 09:35

Striker Tamás Priskin felt his performance against Bristol City on Saturday was probably his best for the Blues since moving to Portman Road a year ago. The Hungarian, who ended a disappointing first campaign on loan at QPR, netted his first home goal for the club and his second of the season as the Blues beat the Robins 2-0.

Priskin, who joins Márton Fülöp on international duty with Hungary this week, was particularly impressed with Town’s second half display: “Maybe it was my best game for Ipswich. I scored my first home goal, so I’m very pleased today, but I think the team did really well as well, especially in the second half.

“I started the first half on the left and in the second went to the middle. It was a bit better, I scored a goal, Jason scored a great goal as well and we won the game, so I’m really happy.”

The former Watford man says he has benefited from being at the club through the summer having signed from the Hornets for £1.7 million two days before the start of last season: “I was here from the start of pre-season, I played a few games with the team in pre-season as well, so it was a bit easier this season. I’ve scored a few chances, I’ve started in the team and hopefully I’m going to stay in the team.

“I think we have had a good start and after four games we’ve got 10 points which is very good, so hopefully we’re going to continue like this.”

Priskin says the key factor in the good start was the opening day win at Middlesbrough: “The most important thing was getting three points after the first game. Last season it was a bit harder because I think we got the first win after 15 games, this year we got it after the first and I think the team got confidence. The spirit is very good around the team and I hope it’s going to stay like this.”

Jon Stead, who made his debut against the Blues having joined Bristol City for £225,000 earlier in the week, thought he made a reasonable start to his Robins career: “I felt I did OK and it was a shame I didn’t score with the one or two half-chances I had in the first half. I felt quite lively and I’ll have to work on getting a better understanding with Brett [Pitman].

“It is massively disappointing the way the game turned out in the end. Mistakes have cost us and after competing for so long it’s very, very disappointing. We came out for the second half looking to push on and try to win the game. We felt good about the way we dealt with them in the first half.

“We competed for about 60 minutes and then we self-destructed. Now we have two weeks to work on things and we need to pick ourselves up. It’s still very early in the season and we don’t want today’s result or the way we lost to affect us in any more games this season.”

Stead says Bristol City keeper David James will more aware of the errors that led to the goals than anyone else: “Obviously he’s been around and he knows when he should have done things a little bit differently and a little bit better.

“For the first goal we should have dealt with it earlier, before it got to him. There’s a slight blame with Jamo coming out and shouting for it. These are little mistakes that we need to tighten up on.

“He’s been around the block a bit and he knows when he should be doing things right. The backpass shouldn’t have got to him and we should have cut it out at source. We caused our own problems so there’s no massive blame on Jamo.”

Stead was impressed with his old side: “It’s only a week since I was playing for them and I thought I was playing well. I think they are going to have a very good season. They looked strong and solid and I think they’ll do very well. I wish them all the best.

“I still think there’s a lot more to come from us as a side. I think we will get the little things right that have gone wrong today and we’ll be pushing.”

Meanwhile, former Town target Ross McCormack, who joined Leeds from Cardiff last week, has confirmed that he held talks with the Blues regarding a proposed exchange deal involving Stead: "I'd heard people saying I'd spoken to this club and that club, but apart from Ipswich I haven't spoken to anyone else. That was a swap deal and once Leeds came in for me that was it."

Elsewhere, Honduran international defender Emilio Izaguirre, who has signed for Celtic, says work permit issues were behind his move to the Blues breaking down two years ago: "It's true that when I was younger I went to Ipswich, but I couldn't get the work permit at that time."

Izaguirre was at Portman Road in the summer of 2008 when then-manager Jim Magilton said he had decided not to offer the left-back a contract, despite reports to the contrary in Honduras.


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ITFCed added 09:49 - Aug 30
it is going to be priskin's season, i can see him bag at least 13 goals this season
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tom_the_blue added 09:54 - Aug 30
You're right Tamas, it was your best game BY FAR, you were terriffic.

I think he is a real typical confidence player, and once this builds up, as it did after he scored on sat, he will score goals at this level, guaranteed. Him and Scotland could be a great strikeforce, not to mention Wickham and Townsend who are coming back before too long.
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Back_The_Boss added 10:05 - Aug 30
This can be Priskin's season. He looks up for it more this season and deserved the goal that he got on saturday. COYB!


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norwichsuperblue added 10:06 - Aug 30
priskin coming good wickham not far from being fit could this be the start of something big???, lets hope so
COYB
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bluefab added 10:30 - Aug 30
I hope he doesn't get sold to swansea.Brendan Rodgers should double his bid for it to even be considered.
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tractorboynathan added 10:36 - Aug 30
Good on ya mate! Hopefully this is your season! Another 30 goals would be nice ;)
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BrightBlue added 10:39 - Aug 30
It makes you wonder if Counago's disruptive personality contributed to Tamas' lack of confidence last season. He appears to be a very different character and I am very much looking forward to watching him become a fans favorite.
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TrumptonBlue added 10:55 - Aug 30
It really doesn't.
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Keano_COYB added 10:57 - Aug 30
The way Stead was speaking makes it sound like his city's manager!?

Good game Tamas
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bedsitfc added 11:01 - Aug 30
i think there were a few players last season that caused the team problems, i dont think the 2 wrights, counago, garvan done anything for team spirit last year and walters tried this season but luckily we were able to sell him quick.
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cphtractor added 11:10 - Aug 30
The signing of Márton Fülöp was excellent move by Keane. Not only a class goalie but probably helps contryman Priskin to settle with the squad. In my opinion one of the reasons why Priskin is a different player from last season.

I predict Priskin is going to be a relevation for Town this season.

COYB
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Mark added 11:18 - Aug 30
Priskin does look more settled and him coming good would be like a new signings for us. On-form Priskin, Scotland and Wickham could be a formidable strike force if they can all stay fit. I still think we need at least one more attacking option though as backup, competition and so we can make substitutions to change things if need be (Murray still have a lot of developing to do I think).

I had an each-way flutter on Priskin being top Championship goal scorer at the start of the season at 66/1, but I note he is now 149/1 on Betfair despite his good start.
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jayessess added 13:01 - Aug 30
thought he was excellent on saturday. Let's hope than now he's got rid of the yips, he's not such a confidence player that he only turns it on when he feels great.
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Brad_C_ITFC added 13:19 - Aug 30
Geddon Tamas
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under_the_sun666 added 14:42 - Aug 30
priskin is still terrible
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tom_the_blue added 14:56 - Aug 30
nice encouragement and constructive criticism there under_the_sun666
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zippyrainbow added 15:06 - Aug 30
Anybody care to pick his worst game for us??? We have plenty to choose from i.e. - every appearance !!!!
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under_the_sun666 added 15:14 - Aug 30
I know I shudnt be so negative but seriously he's had 1, maybe 2 decent games for town throughout all the games he's played including pre seasons...

he really aint that good and probably deserved to go more than Jon stead!... owell
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jas0999 added 15:15 - Aug 30
Remarkable. Priskin has a fantastic game for us and still one or two numpty's come on here and slate him. It really is annoying - have some of you never heard the phrase 'credit where it is due'?!

Anyway, well done Tamas, great game. Hope to see more of the same from you over the coming season.
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andygizmo added 15:20 - Aug 30
Tamas may get a few goals this season but get your money on Jason Scotland. He will score a hatful. the performance on Saturday showed what having someone who threatens to score every time he is near the box can do for a side. last year that would have been 0-0 or a last minute loss.
McCauley looked a good player on saturday and for me Leadbitter ran the show.
Big games coming up tho with Cardiff and QPR. they will be stiffer tests
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lordsambuca added 15:29 - Aug 30
I have watched Priskin since he ame to the UK and seen quite a few games at Watford. The Watford dupporters rate him. However he needs confidence and to play in a footballing side. Hence he struggled a bit under Boothroyd but had a great record under Rodgers.

I think Scotland may scoe more but Priskin is a very clever player and will create a lot, and if given the chances will put away his full share. It is a sign of his personality that he has kept quiet until now, and his comments suggest he has now settled. I am convinced that Keane considered his friendship with Fulop in that deal and that is good management.

Keane has stuck by him - possibly expected - given he ws one of his biggest signings, but he has not hesitated to get rid of others (e.g Martin) if he does not think they are up to it.

So leave him alone. Even with Wickham returning we will need all of our strikers on top form. Remembers Wickham's age and that it will take him a while to get back to match fitness.
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TractorRoyNo1 added 15:36 - Aug 30
we ALWAYS win when he scores in the league ?????
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mickeyjb added 16:19 - Aug 30
Priskin is playing well, so is Edwards they IMO were two of our worse performers given their cost. I think he can do well for us. I was very impressed with Scotlands work as well. Reminds me a bit of David Johnson. It was funny to see Edwards and Scotland acting like an old married couple over a throw in. Very positive at the mo. Coyb
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Bergholtblue added 19:59 - Aug 30
I thought Priskins best game in a blue shirt was away to Reading last season. He worked tirelessly and held the line well. Unfortunately he had 4 clear cut chances towards the end of that game and he missed all 4. This made you wonder whether he was up to it and many decided that he wasn't. His confidence dropped dramaticaaly after this game.

It was good to see him Saturday approaching his best. There is more to come I am sure.
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big_gaz67 added 20:35 - Aug 30
If that tiresome lumber-some pedestrian performance is your best in 15 months at town my advice is to keep quite about it!

If you put some effort in, especially when you haven't got the ball, and stop slouching your shoulders like a sulking teenager it will help.
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