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Edwards and Martin in Team of the Week
Edwards and Martin in Team of the Week
Monday, 20th Feb 2012 18:56

Town duo Carlos Edwards and Lee Martin have been named in this week’s Championship Team of the Week.

Edwards skippered the Blues to back-to-back wins and clean sheets, while Martin netted his first Town brace in Saturday’s 3-0 defeat of Cardiff City.

Team of the Week: Luke Steele (Barnsley), Carlos Edwards (Ipswich), Alex Pearce (Reading), Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough), George Elokobi (Nottingham Forest), Jimmy Kebe (Reading), Kagisho Dikgacoi (Crystal Palace), Adam Clayton (Leeds), Lee Tomlin (Peterborough), Chris Martin (Crystal Palace), Lee Martin (Ipswich).

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fourth added 19:02 - Feb 20
Food for thought. Loads of good play. Lee is full of it. Carlos has footballing prescience.

Garv added 19:06 - Feb 20
Murphy should be in there too.

mulligan78 added 19:12 - Feb 20
I noticed in the Mirror yesterday Lee-Barrett was in their team for the week?

morgz259 added 19:17 - Feb 20
Well done fellas keep up the good work, I agree with the Murphy comment, he has been brilliant over the little streak were having. Hopefully the chiefs up stairs will be talking soon about a permanent deal???? COYB

Langdon_Blue added 19:30 - Feb 20
Wonder whether the Portsmouth targets already have regrets not moving to Town???

carsey added 19:35 - Feb 20
Well done to both but I reckon you could make a case for the whole team given the recent run of results - with the possible exception of ALB.


Clegg Out

billlm added 19:40 - Feb 20
i went to blackpool away and all home games and i dont mind murphy was sort of pleased with the year long loan but couldnt see why we had him back he was awful very low in confidence and well off the pace, now a different man, effort,a team player and most of all for the first time in a few seasons we have a player who plays wide left who gives us the balance we have missed so much and sacrifices his own ambitions to be a striker for the good of our team well done daryl

jas0999 added 20:10 - Feb 20
Interesting. Martin and Edwards - two players signed by erm, Roy Keane. I also note that Murphy is getting good reviews - rightly so. Now, who was first to bring him in ....

ITFC4daprem added 20:16 - Feb 20
Keep it up

Langdon_Blue added 20:18 - Feb 20
Jas0999- shame Keane decided to play Martin out of position...Charlton Athletic to be precise! ;-)

chepstowblue added 20:29 - Feb 20
Good point Jas,even better point Langdon blue.Masterstroke to play him behind the front man.For the 1st time we are seeing why the Manx rated him so highly,a revelation this season.As for Carlos,he is in my view the most gifted natural footballer at the club who is growing into the right bk role superbly,maybe more suited to a wing bk role in a 5man defence but fantastic all the same.

Ipswichbusiness added 20:31 - Feb 20
An Ipswich defender - right-back no less! - is in the team of the week.

A squadron of flying pigs has just been sighted over Portman Road.

Blue041273 added 20:41 - Feb 20
It doesn't matter who brought players to the club. The point is that the manager at the time has to get the best out of the players available to him at any given time. I have had doubts about PJ's ability to do this consistently and also about his game tactics but I have to raise my hat to him; the tactic of making JET & Murphy play wide has created a whole new role for Lee Martin and the players have shown the discipline to maximise the effect of this gameplan.

I don't believe Martin's current form or contribution to the team can be attributed in any way to RK. Just the usual nonsense from our resident muppet.w

bluelady added 20:51 - Feb 20
Jas the same Roy Keane who sent Martin off in the distance never to return, if it had not been for PJ Martin would never have played for this club again........... Also Roy Keane FAILED to sign Murphy permanently, something im pretty sure PJ will do in the summer.... and your point is??

harlingblue added 20:54 - Feb 20
Keane bought Martin, played him in a position that showed all his bad points, impetuous in the tackle, couldn't cross, couldn't shoot, PJ used him the same and got the same results. Now in his new position he looks a different player, Hyam knows where to put the foot in, Drury looks so comfortable on the ball in centre midfield and now Lee can use his skill and tremendous energy to supplement Chopra, JET and Murphy in a very exciting attacking force.

pitseablue added 21:00 - Feb 20
Jas0999 looks like your on your own with your thoughts . Spot on Langdon Blue......Charlton Athletic !!!!! Love it !!

ITFCSparklepants added 21:11 - Feb 20
Both deserve to be in there, i know edwards isnt the ideal Rb ( we definitely need a new'un for next season) but he doesn't seem to ever have moaned about having to drop in there and alot of the time he is our best attacking asset! and for martin, what can i say? looks pure class through the middle.


Urchin added 21:14 - Feb 20
'Pitseablue-well done -first time I've ever seen the words 'jas0999' and 'thought' in the same sentence. Bet you can't get Walberswick in there as well:)

Mark added 21:15 - Feb 20
Edwards and Martin were signed by Roy Keane, but at a cost of £3.4M in transfer fees alone so I should hope they would be in the Championship side of the week from time to time! As other have written, Keane sent Martin packing to Charlton. Just to recap, £3.4M is more than Jewell has spent on fees in his entire time here. Let's also remember Keane's signings of Fulop (£1.0M), Kennedy (£0.1M), Leadbitter (£2.6M), Healy (£0.1M), Hourihane (£0.1M) and Priskin (£1.7M)...flop, flop, flop.

Jewell has rejuvenated Martin and we must not let him get into the final year of his contract, so please sell or - preferably - sign him up on a new long term deal this summer at the latest.

buryblue77 added 21:16 - Feb 20
Jas, your points just don't add up I'm afraid. Keane may have brought them into the club but then as has been mentioned he played Martin out of position. Amongst our other top performers over recent weeks, Cresswell, JET, Drury and Chopra, who brought them to the club?

carsey added 21:27 - Feb 20
jas0999 - you are just a fecking idiot looking for a response I for one am going to make this the last time I post anyhting back to you and I would like to hope others will do the same then perhaps you will just bugger off.

Clegg Out

wessextractorboy added 21:29 - Feb 20
Luke Steele. Sign him up. No need for Henderson etc

Garv added 21:37 - Feb 20
For every good player Keane brought to the club (not many) he brought a flop in with him (David Healy in Murphy's case).

Funny isn't it Jas that these two players you mention have both only started performing since who joined the club in January '11? Same with Scotland.

I hear (or heard more like) people saying "at least when Keane was here we had some discipline". That right is it? Because if it was, Keane wouldn't have a) signed the tubster that Scotland was at the time and b) let him stay overweight through the whole season.

You're clutching at straw attempts to put down our current manager and talk up his predecessor as the master behind our current form is starting to (already is) get embarrassing pal.


Garv added 21:43 - Feb 20

WarkyWonderLand added 22:10 - Feb 20
Jas, the list goes on Fallon, stern John, odea, zooverloon, priskin, Healy, flip flop.

An argument you will never win I am afraid and hats off to PJ and the club at the way they have managed Chopra.

We will get dedication and loyalty and he is a top player.


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