|Brown Joins Summer Exodus|
Monday, 30th May 2011 22:30
TWTD understands that defender Troy Brown has decided to leave the Blues with his contract up this summer, despite previously agreeing a new one-year deal at the club. The 20-year-old has received offers from a number of lower league sides with League Two Rotherham believed to be heading League One Leyton Orient for the former Fulham youngster’s signature.
Boss Paul Jewell recently revealed that the Welsh U21 international had agreed to sign the new one-year contract which was on offer at Portman Road, however, Brown appears to have had a change of heart prior to putting pen to paper.
A contract beyond a single season and the chance to play regular first team football are likely to be the reasons behind the decision to move on.
Despite the Londoner being below 24 years of age and having been offered a deal, Town are not entitled to compensation with the defender’s new contract thought to be on reduced terms, as was the case with Tom Eastman, who recently joined Colchester.
After being released by Fulham’s academy, Brown joined the Blues on trial in the summer of 2009, impressing first Jim Magilton and then Roy Keane before being offered a deal at Portman Road.
Having made his senior debut in the defeat to Sheffield United on the final day of the 2009/10 season, the centre-half or occasional right-back went on to make 10 starts and seven sub appearances while with Town.
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|Luke8644 added 22:31 - May 30|
Look very good against West Brom last season and thought he was coming along nicely.
I suppose this means Jewell will be looking to ring in a CB quickly.
|tractorblue99 added 22:33 - May 30|
shame he looked like a good prospect. But if the kid wants to leave and play first team football thats fine with me.
|TownOnTheUp added 22:35 - May 30|
I thought he was very good in the last home game of the season, but fair play to the lad for wanting to go and play first team football.
|TractorMan added 22:37 - May 30|
Sorry, but not good enough if we want to be in the promotion mix next season.
If Jewell rated him he would have offered a 2 year deal, not 1.
Hopefully this means a couple of CB on their way in.
|bluetown added 22:40 - May 30|
Eastman, and now Brown along with Murphy all offered deals with less money, i don`t think this augers well with any wage negotiations at the higher end of the scale. Surely if they are haggling over money at the lower end, any new deals are unlikely to be competitive.
|ParisBlue added 22:43 - May 30|
A slightly strange decision - with the lack of centre backs at the club he would have had a great chance to play a few games here. If he wasn't getting a game, the a loan spell would likely have been offered as PJ has shown he's keen to do.
No matter how shambolic we are at the moment, playing a few games in the Championship has to be a step above Divisions 1 &2. A shame - would have liked to see him give it a go at ITFC.
|olimar added 22:45 - May 30|
If we expected Troy Brown to be a first choice starter for us in "the promotion mix" next season, then he probably wouldnt be good enough.
But I dont think anyone ever expected him to be. He would have been a squad player, expected to play on odd occasions, as he has done in the last year. Hes good enough for that, I would say.
|Tractorog added 23:00 - May 30|
He could well develop into a good player, but not with us. He needs regular football. Good for him. Bye!
Now who is coming in?
|RIPbobby added 23:02 - May 30|
I have to say that this is really strange. He has looked good when I have seen him play and my only problem with him is that he may be a little small. I have several times complained about the kids not being given long enough contracts and this once again seems similar. It does seem like we a redoing our wage structure again? Interesting.
|TractorBoy added 23:03 - May 30|
Shame, I thought he had the potential given a few years.
Good luck, Troy.
|TractorMan added 23:08 - May 30|
Its nothing to do with wage structure, but building a small close knit and quality group of players. Without the reserve league next season too, his chances would be very limited, without going out on loan.
Everytime ive seen him he didnt look good enough and Jewell clearly thinks the same or a longer contract would be on the table.
|RYITFC added 23:18 - May 30|
Another promising youngster goes. We should be getting rid of the dead wood, We should be doing more to make these young lads stay. From what i have seen of Brown he looked a good prospect, Would have been good backup at centre back. Now we'll go out a buy a donkey on £10k a week and use up our much needed transfer budget.
|evansblue added 23:29 - May 30|
Good luck to him. To be honest though I do not care who leaves as it is who joins thats important as I can not recall such an average bunch of players in my 30 years of supporting the town.
|Dogsy40 added 00:50 - May 31|
Obviously doesn't rate himself as a footballer. Would you not want to work hard and prove your ability??? Would you not want to play at the highest level possible?? Worst case scenario...go out on loan and really put yourself in the shop window.
I hate people having a go at players on this forum...but I guess its my turn!!! This just reeks of a guy who is happy to achieve football mediocrity. Prob why Fulham got rid of him. No desire.
|urbanblue added 02:04 - May 31|
This is disappointing news. I liked the look of the lad & thought he was a good prospect. However, as mentioned earlier, the fact that he wants to move on to lower divisions would indicate that he doesn't have the confidence in himself.
Then again maybe all is not rosy in camp Ipswich . I expected players to go but not this one.
|DiamondGezzer added 06:43 - May 31|
I must say, I'm suprised at this news. Not that I thought at the present he would start every game, but definately one for the future. Ah well, I don't see him in training every day and as commented, should Paul Jewell have really rated him he would surely have been given a longer contract. Yet another space to fill. At this rate I can see PJ and his staff putting on their boots just to make up the numbers.LOL. Be nice to see a bit of movement this week, my impatience is getting the better of me.
|WickedBlue added 07:01 - May 31|
Unbelievable..no not the news stories our own supporters. A bit part player decides to leave for first team football elsewhere suddenly he was the second coming, had potential to be the next Pele blah blah blah. Yet I don't remember these same people demanding he should be played week in and week out during the season on here....Players come and players go, some, you do hate to see leave but people on here moan about no desire in the players we have then moan that they are leaving.......either you let PJ rebuild his side as he wants it or expect to see more of what we've seen over the last few seasons.
|Bleuro added 07:25 - May 31|
I imagine I speak for all Town Fans in thanking you for your services at Town, and wish you all the best at Summer Exodus.
|gypo added 07:27 - May 31|
He should have been playing right back about the only defender we had who had the confidence to get the ball under and play a pass not just hoofing it anywhere.
Good luck troy all the best
|tractorboybig added 07:35 - May 31|
Man the boats if you have one. Others will just have to swim when the ship goes down.
|UsualSuspect added 08:02 - May 31|
A handfull of others should follow him in my opinion if we desire a top 6 finish next season.
Best of luck Troy.
|Lamby95 added 08:21 - May 31|
Can't blame him for wanting first team football. It's weird how when a prem player stays to sit on the bench he's a money grabber but when brown moves to play he has no desire. Wouldn't surprise me if in a few years he is in the prem at a newly promoted side.
|Legend added 08:35 - May 31|
Enough of this negative news! Lets have some positive news for a change. Instead of being linked with around three players a day lets have one holding up a town shirt hey Mr Clegg!!!
Its all getting very very very boring.
Chopra, Nugent, Tyson, Bullard................ Any of these four going to sign for us?? Ummm NOPE!! Put up or shut up!!
|itfc1981 added 08:38 - May 31|
Any chance Clegg can join them as well? yet another staggering way of making the club lose out in income. For god sake if you knew the rules you would have protected the club by offering him the same terms.
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