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JET Hoping to End Barren Run
JET Hoping to End Barren Run
Saturday, 14th Jan 2012 08:08

Town star Jay Emmanuel-Thomas goes into today’s home clash against his former loan club Blackpool desperate for a goal to end a lengthy barren run stretching back to August last year.

The summer recruit from Arsenal has only netted twice in the current campaign, first of all in the Carling Cup defeat by Northampton and again at Portman Road as Southampton triumphed 5-2.

Emmanuel-Thomas, 21, has failed to find the net in his last 18 appearances for the Blues and would like nothing more than to be on target today.

He said: “I can’t seem to get a goal at the moment but it will come sooner or later. I’ve hit the crossbar twice and keepers have made some good saves.

“I’m just waiting for one to fly in and then I’m hopeful I can get on a roll. I’ve never been known for scoring tap-ins – I’m more of a wonder goal man!”

The Londoner has occupied a number of different roles since his £1 million-plus move from the Emirates and doesn’t dispute the fact that he has yet to display his best form.

He added: “I’m an attacking player, whether it’s left, right or down the middle. I’m not really fussed where I play. I just love going forward and getting on the ball.

“The Ipswich supporters haven’t seen me at my best yet but when the team finds its form and we get back to how we were playing two months ago I think you will see a difference in me.

“It has taken me longer than I would have liked to come to terms with moving here and settling down. Previously I would go off on loan and I always knew I would end up going back to Arsenal.

“Now it’s different. I’m here to stay and I’m getting my head down. I am working hard in training and looking to perform on match days – and I am hoping to get among the goals again.”


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pennblue added 08:16 - Jan 14
Keep going son, you are improving all the time. You need to recognise that you do have a lot to learn still, and as long as you accept that and work hard, I think you could have a bright future ahead of yourself. It is a fine line though, and if you do not continue your recent form, it would be very easy for you to find yourself slipping down a League after this contract runs out.
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algarvefan added 08:16 - Jan 14
Don't we all JET!!!!!
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dynamicduo added 08:20 - Jan 14
Surely half the problems with Jet is that he himself has no clue were he's playing.
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Ipswich24 added 08:23 - Jan 14
Give the guy a break everyone wants young players given their chance well then give him a chance. A game here and there is no good we need him in side week in week out given the right service is technically one of best players in league. It's not his fault we are not good enough to get the ball to his FEET!
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Essexnblue added 08:26 - Jan 14
Totally agree Ipswich24, he also gives us something we havent had at this club for years-surprise-the ability to do something others dont dream about!
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buryblue77 added 08:51 - Jan 14
He's a bit like Pablo in a way, not necessarily his style of play but his ability to do something different with the ball and his technical ability when he's on form can be a real menace to opposition defences. Keep up the belief and hard work JET, I believe in you!
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DiamondGezzer added 09:07 - Jan 14
We wonder about your goals as well JET ! Hat-trick today then ?
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itfcjc added 09:16 - Jan 14
As much as he's lazy he's a class act he can produce magic we just havn't seen it much yet come on JET score today
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righty added 09:37 - Jan 14
You lot must be crazy hes useless nothing more nothing less
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Bergholtblue added 09:49 - Jan 14
I agree with righty. He is useless. On loan at Cardiff last season and they didn't rate him.

Give me a Shefki Kuqi, who would run all day and get stuck in than this idiot with an over bloated ego, who the rest of the team have to carry just because he might produce one moment of magic (or might not).
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Basil_Smallpiece added 10:02 - Jan 14
Hey! He's a cool Londoner, innit! So bound to be better than Town's own kids.

Unfortunate acronym, JET.

He should have been called Toby Wayne Oswald - Shefki Thomas Richie Orville Kai Eldridge.

Nice Barnet, though. Bit like mine.

Town one Blackpool three.
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TownOnTheUp added 10:04 - Jan 14
The thing is that JET's a luxury player; if we're flying, playing well, winning games, then he's brilliant to have in your team, because he'll add flair and that little bit of magic. When you're up against it with the wolves at the door (or in this case the Seasiders!)... not so much.
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village_blue added 10:13 - Jan 14
Totally agree Jet is a luxury we can't afford to have in the team atm. He does nothing for 95% of the match.
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oddball added 11:00 - Jan 14
He's only young and must be given a chance, but does seem to be a poor signing, being lazy is a luxury no player can afford to be.
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alfromcol added 11:06 - Jan 14
Needs to work harder and tackle back when he looses the ball. If he doesn't, he is a luxury we can't afford, while the rest of the team hasn't got any confidence.
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walberswick added 11:15 - Jan 14
If only he could sort his haircut out and concentrate on the football.
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Infineteregress added 12:19 - Jan 14
I'll admit JET's first season with us hasn't exactly been spell binding. People are always whining though about how our side's packed with aging has beens.

Jay is 21 and still has a lot too learn, so I for one am inclined to cut him some slack.

Here's hoping he finds his scoring touch today!

COYBs!
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bontcho9 added 12:22 - Jan 14
I don't know about JET more like a paper aeroplane!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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oddball added 12:32 - Jan 14
Were not whinning, just highlighting that he's not much good thus far, we all hope for improvement and yes he is young so there is hope.
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Jim added 13:04 - Jan 14
He's rubbish.
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buryblue77 added 13:24 - Jan 14
With the amount of slating some of our players are getting at the moment I wouldn't like to be an Amir Karic, Ulrich La pen or Jonas Axeldal if any of them turned up right now!
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singtown added 14:24 - Jan 14
JET sounds like a budget carrier on high maintenance bill
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jert16 added 14:40 - Jan 14
he's class. he will come good, very good.
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Ipswich24 added 20:16 - Jan 14
Shut up jim u muppet
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