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Collins Could Sign Permanently
Collins Could Sign Permanently
Monday, 12th Sep 2011 08:51

Town boss Paul Jewell says he will be interested in making new loanee Danny Collins a permanent addition to his squad if he continues to play as he did at Blackpool on Saturday. The Stoke defender signed on a 93-day loan on Friday and is with the Blues until after the Barnsley game on Saturday 10th December.

Jewell said: “We’re looking at it as a loan to start with and if he does as well as he did at Blackpool, we’re certainly interested.”

The Blues manager has been chasing the 31-year-old for some weeks but says the deal eventually came together rapidly, not even giving the Welsh international time to train with his new team-mates prior to Saturday’s match: “We’ve been trying for a while but it happened very quickly. He couldn’t even train with us on Friday.

“We had him at the football club but because of paperwork, bureaucracy, red tape, we didn’t get clearance until 4pm on Friday afternoon. I think that shows how well he did, having not even trained with the team.”

Collins's Stoke contract, reportedly worth £25,000-a-week, runs until the end of the season.

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BLUEBEAT added 08:56 - Sep 12

bedsitfc added 08:57 - Sep 12
hope he does earn a contract with us

PYBlue added 09:11 - Sep 12
Yeah why scout for a young defender with pace
When we can sign an old 31 year old!

Manchesterblue added 09:13 - Sep 12
Great signing if it happens, won every header on Saturday very impressed, maybe priskinpower will read this.

whippet added 09:17 - Sep 12
VERY good in the air and a good debut (I know we lost 2 goals but he played well). Good for us if he permanently signs.

itfc1981 added 09:18 - Sep 12
Good player, however the amount of old players we are getting is a bit of a joke. If we dont go up in two years we will have to build another new side.

bleedblue added 09:27 - Sep 12
Anyone know if TWTD have done a league on "" this year?? If so, what is the code? Or anyone got a code for Ipswich Town fans?

BSITFC added 09:39 - Sep 12
PLEASE can we sign a Right Back and a Right Midfielder!!!!

victorywilhappen added 10:04 - Sep 12
rather sign Beckham, we are short in Midfield.......but, Mr Collins, if the location and team spirit is good for you, then come on board. But stay fit in the head and physically, as we lack both.

billlm added 10:13 - Sep 12
was at blackpool on saturday he was our stand out player with sonko. no nonsense defender kool plays out at the right time and as a good defender should do gets rid at the right time ps agree with a comment above didnt loose a header all game looks fit and experienced still got 2 very good years minimum left in him

bluelady added 10:33 - Sep 12
PYBlue because actually he does have pace! 31 for a CB is hardly over the hill!

dirtyboy added 10:40 - Sep 12
I'm 31 and still faster than anyone I play with (although admit i'm slowing down a bit)

Don't see the issue with age, if you've got it, you've got it.

You'd have got moaners if we'd signed Paolo Maldini at 31 <rolleyes>

itfc1981 added 11:07 - Sep 12
yes but a team of 30+'s creates a problem for the future!

bobble added 11:21 - Sep 12
i am 49 and faster and better than delaney and if i sobered up who knows ? not that i am planning that anytime soon

blueherts added 11:22 - Sep 12
Jewell needs to balance Age and Youth simple
RB - now !!


jas0999 added 11:22 - Sep 12
Loans will get us relegated. Permanent deals should have been sorted and agreed, along with formations during pre-season. I knew PJ was a poor manager, but little did I realise he was as bad as this. 8 defeats in 11 and people still think he's good. Deluded.

spanish_archer added 11:26 - Sep 12
Blimey blueherts....Life is hard enough for Town right now without fielding only 10 players!

Bluearmy added 11:32 - Sep 12
Jas you really do like a good moan don't you that's all you ever do even if win you still moan and you even moan at something that has nothing to moan about.

The problem with are current problems are team selections currently when all fit why not choose this side below

Edwards (Who else is there) Sonko collins Creswell

Carson Andrews bullard Martin (Would pefer better if honest)

Chorpa murphy

A team like this would be doing so much better i just believe alot of our problems exist wit the current team selections why not play a side like this when everyone is fit.

Finally jas i not saying everything is all roseing but i just believe if we had a team like i shown above we wouldn't have as much as the problems we have now imo.

blueherts added 11:45 - Sep 12
Spanish_archer - Good spot .. I think that is 'such a great X we dont need another !!
Actually Kennedy as Captain behind Creswell on Left mid
Get some young lads out on the flanks and I think at least we will have something diff to our game .

blueherts added 11:46 - Sep 12
Oh and I forgot Bobble on the Bench - - He be the drinks man - only one sub like old days ... Lambert

Garv added 11:47 - Sep 12
Looks a very good player, very impressive on Saturday. Shame we have some of the fans we do, for example one post the other day suggested we send Collins back and put Delaney back in. And of course jas the moan merchant.

blueherts added 11:51 - Sep 12
BILLY JONES - Best Right Back for years - should have got him afew years back - WBA

NorseBlue added 12:08 - Sep 12
jas0999 you are the most boring, repetitive poster on this entire site. Have you got no other points to make apart from going on about loans that are probably going to be made into permanent deals IF they do well???

Surco72 added 12:32 - Sep 12
Jas099 as always negative and a ridiculous stat . Jewells record as Ipswich manager pl 31 13 wins 4 draws 14 defeats win percentage 41.94 up their with Sir Bobby ,Ramsey, Burley way above your hero Keane who has the lowest win percentage of any recent manager unsuprisingly .
And stop moaning about loan players Stockdale ,Andrews and Collins all look excellent players who will benefit any side in this division so whats the issue ?
The reason we are struggling is that Jewell for some unknown reason is still showing faith in Edwards and Leadbitter

churchmans81 added 12:48 - Sep 12
This team as with any other (just look at current personnel changes at Man Utd) is a work in progress. Look at the names of the 'ideal' starting ITFC 11 that many of you are posting. If you look at how many of those players have started anything but a handful of games in an ITFC shirt you must recognise that experienced players or not that it will take time for them to gel as a team under PJ, or any other manager. Do you really expect to go up this year? Would you want to? Surely progress this year and a realistic expectation is for progress throughout the season and a solid top 10 finish with a view to top 6 next season!

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