|Norris Could Talk to Other Clubs|
Saturday, 15th Jan 2011 13:20
Skipper David Norris has admitted that he may start talking to other clubs if his Town future isn’t resolved soon. The 29-year-old, who is one of 21 players who are out of contract at the end of the season, has been offered a new two-year contract but negotiations are yet to be concluded.
Norris said: “I could be out of work in five months’ time so I have to look after myself. I can talk to other clubs if I want and that is a situation that I have to look at.
“Nobody is naïve enough to think that other clubs are not aware of a player's situation and my agent has been taking a few enquiries.
“Not only have I got the contract situation, but with a new manager coming in there is a double uncertainty."
The Town captain says that ideally he’d like to stay at Portman Road: “I’m not looking to move on and hopefully I can get something sorted here, but we’ll have to see what develops.”
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|zebra added 17:36 - Jan 15|
Before we start talking about the transfer window - surely our priority is to fix some of these outstanding contracts. We still need a squad even in Div 1 - god forbid. These 21 contracts should have sorted long time ago.
|zebra added 17:37 - Jan 15|
'should have been sorted' I meant to say
|blueblood66 added 17:47 - Jan 15|
Chuck and Gareth are the spine which we need to build around and we need to get them signed up soon, unless we are to buy better players?
|Back_The_Boss added 17:47 - Jan 15|
Why has this taken so long!? Should have been a done deal to keep him here ages ago.
|bahri added 17:49 - Jan 15|
Bye then. Good. Average at best.
|northstandsteps added 17:52 - Jan 15|
Let him go. The guy's similar to Geraint Williams....captain of the club who can't string a pass together. He was awful in the 2nd half today
|OnlyOneSirBobby added 17:52 - Jan 15|
this and the mcauley deal is all on clegg i feel...its clear that they are both key members of our team, so why on earth havent we strived to get them signed up...i think its no coincidence that when mcauley got injured we started our horrific run of losses...and the same can be said when we were without chuck last season....SIGN THEM BOTH UP ASAP!!
|Bobby_Petta added 18:03 - Jan 15|
wasn't worth the 2 mill we paid, been very average, still wouldn't want him to walk away for nothing, I expected his on high wages. Sell him in transfer window if he doesn't sign, bring in a playmaker who can Pass!
|cornishnick added 18:09 - Jan 15|
FFS this should have been sorted months ago. Am I the only one thinking Clegg couldn't organise a p*as up in a pub
|Mark added 18:11 - Jan 15|
It is crazy that we have let a £2M signing get into the last few months of his contract. We should get him signed up ASAP. Even if we don't want to keep him long term, it's surely better to sign him up and then sell him later rather than let him walk away for free. In the negotiations he holds all the cards, so the club must learn from it and never let it happen again. No key players should be allowed to enter the last 12-month of their contracts.
|zebra added 18:16 - Jan 15|
bilvers and northstandsteps
I can't accept that we should just 'let him go'. He may not set the world alight as a player all the time. But - he is a good captain of the team and this alone has kept our team from totally disintegrating this season.
JP didn't seem to go for the 'wide' formation today [well - so it seemed on the radio commentary] - pity really. It worked so well the other night.
|NYCBlue added 18:50 - Jan 15|
If he plays again like he did today then I won't be sad to see him go....poor if I'm being generous!
|jas0999 added 18:52 - Jan 15|
About time Clegg stepped up to the plate. Don't believe we should be held to ransom by players - but if we planned ahead, those that didn't want to sign should have been sold last summer. Now we won't make a penny on them.
|bluearmy4life added 19:21 - Jan 15|
He is part of the core that makes ITFC. I'm afraid Roy Keane and the board are to blame for not sorting out his contract soon enough. With Roy taking a back seat in contracts we can rely on Clegg to clinch the deals. This is where the board need to improve on in the future and I'm sure Paul will get involved which i good for all concerned with ITFC. Sign them up before someone else does.
|bluearmy4life added 19:23 - Jan 15|
Can't rely on clegg to clinch the deals******
|nkotb_sect5 added 19:46 - Jan 15|
...commit or go - simple as. Can't waste time - replace.
|copamundial added 19:58 - Jan 15|
Average player need better if we want to get promoted soon
|katemoss added 20:04 - Jan 15|
Try Plymouth, Colchester. Boston United and Peterborough but I think they already have their share of average players.
|jeera added 21:28 - Jan 15|
Yeah, look David. You and the others need to be looking to earn that contract.
It's not a favour chap - you are being paid.
You speak out against Keane's sacking and speak up for him once he's gone but you and others didn't always out in a full shift.
If you don't like it here then feel free to move on and take your money elswhere - but don't complain.
|Garv added 21:35 - Jan 15|
If we're not careful we will lose the whole core of our team. We lost one at the start of the season because someone finally stood up to keane and now it seems the other two won't put up with dilly-dallying
|Crazee added 21:39 - Jan 15|
Many of you played a part in hanging Keano out to dry .... and with that accomplished now it's time to turn on the players, eh?
Average or not, who the hell do you think we are going to attract here at the moment who is better than Norris?
|Skip73 added 22:28 - Jan 15|
Time for Clegg to go I think, the bloke is hopeless. He can't even get the players we already have to sign so what chance of any new signings. Don't expect any this transfer window.
|lunatic38 added 22:56 - Jan 15|
If the players do not want to play for Ipswich then there is nothing ITFC can do about it, in McAuleys case, i think he has been tapped up by Rangers so not only a bosman free meaning much better deal but also Champions league instead of Championship.
Not sure with Norris, if he is a big wage earner maybe the club is standing its ground over improving his terms because they might feel he is the wrong player for the money and we might be able to get some one more suited for the money (depends how ambitious ME is aswell might even get some one better). He has not been a success, since he joined for what ever reason we have not been any good.He might be a good tryer in a bad bunch but this does not mean megga pay deals.
I still feel that the seemingly eager attitude for players to leave, reflect how this Club is at the moment and hopefully a new manager cant start to work on who he wants to keep and getting the deal done because if a player wants to leave there is nothing we can do. The wanting to leave is not just a money orientated thing it can also be the desire to play for a club!!
|Barhamblue added 23:48 - Jan 15|
I want big g and chuck to stay, however I would advise both that the grass is not always greener. Football is no different to any other business and there is not a lot of money around at the moment. If I was them I would take a long hard look around as there probably both been offered very reasonable packages that compare to any other championship club and remember Suffolk is reasonably crime free, very nice place to live and descent people. Let's be honest they are not premiership standard and the pair of them should sign a deal which suits both sides realistically!
|EatonBlue added 01:15 - Jan 16|
I am a bit disappointed that Norris has made this statement at this time with the new manager still getting his feet under the table.
Jewel and Norris need to get together with Clegg asap.
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