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Town's Style Didn't Suit Oar
Friday, 29th Jan 2016 10:17

Winger Tommy Oar’s agent says Town’s style of play didn’t suit the Australian international, who left Portman Road after his contract was terminated at his request last Friday.

The 24-year-old joined the Blues on a free transfer in the summer having left Dutch side FC Utrecht, but made only four Town starts - just one in the league - and five sub appearances, scoring his only goal in the FA Cup tie against Portsmouth at Portman Road, before deciding to move on.

"When Tommy came they had a certain way of playing, but they lost a couple of games and the coach changed their style,” his agent Michael Jansen told beIN Sports Australia.

“With Tommy being a technical type of player, a more European style, he didn’t suit the play very well. Tommy just didn’t think it was working out for him."

Jansen says Oar is in no hurry to find a new club - as a free agent he can move outside the transfer window - with Australian reports suggesting a move to China is on the cards, while A-League teams, including his former side the Brisbane Roar, are also interested.

“He is relaxed about his future and has all the time in the world to sort things out,” he added.

“I cannot mention any clubs at this point but he is transfer free and a lot of interest is coming in which is normal with somebody of his status.

"We are taking it step by step. He only terminated his contract a few days ago. He’s top fit, played a week or so ago and is training by himself right now.

"The European window closes in a few days and when it does a lot of clubs will still be looking for players and much can change.

"There is a bigger chance he will go to Asia or the Middle East than back to Europe or Australia."

Jansen ruled out a move to another English club: "Ipswich treated him well and of course out of respect England is certainly a closed book for Tommy.

“[Mick] McCarthy was happy with him, the way he trained and prepared himself. He did a decent job but these things take time.

“But, if as a player, you see the way of playing [and] training aren’t working out it’s better to talk with the club and solve the problem and the club approached and dealt with things in a very decent way.”

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LimitlessBlue added 10:20 - Jan 29
"Oar is in no hurry to find a new club" - Modern Day Footballer....

Pathetic, best rid of him! - admittedly though, our style of play is the worst it has ever been I think! HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOF!!

billlm added 10:21 - Jan 29
There is no style

mickeyjb added 10:22 - Jan 29
Home sick my ar5e

Let someone dig something positive out of this story!

Rather damning in my opinion

JimmyJazz added 10:24 - Jan 29
Haha, Tommy we hear you. You are spot on. Come back in 6 years time, we'll still be here in the Championship playing the same old dinosaur style tactics

PJewellisaGod added 10:27 - Jan 29
hoof hoof hoof

BlueandTruesince82 added 10:29 - Jan 29

warbeat78 added 10:39 - Jan 29
Just couldn't cross over from the dutch way to mm way, goodluck to him im sure he will return to english football in the future, this is a loss to the club in my view

Lathers added 10:41 - Jan 29
It surprises me that a ball to feet, tricky winger didn't like a bit of Hoofball. Strange that!!! Maybe he should done his due diligence on us before joining. Melt.

JustSpivvyChops added 10:44 - Jan 29
Can you imagine the first few training sessions and pre match talks "ooh right then lads just 'ooof that fookin ball as far as ya can and try and get to murphs ed, ok, sorted".....when you're used to playing technical passing football this is probably a rather large shock, fair play to him for getting out early and wanting to play football somewhere.

This is a reflection on the football we play at PR, not the player..............also serves as a stark warning of how unattractive a club we could now be to technical players that we are looking to sign.

StuartBrett8 added 10:47 - Jan 29
" somebody of his status " probably got told by his agent he'd walk straight into the first team... and that didn't happen.

fabian_illness added 10:47 - Jan 29
Our style isn't pretty but is perfectly suited to the championship, much better and a lot less frustrating than a few years ago when we would so easily get pushed off the ball and lose games in the last ten minutes week in week out.

Tommy Oar obviously wasn't man enough to join the fight, look how Freddie's game has changed since he's been here, proper fighter for the cause, on his way to legend status if we can keep hold of him.

Why so many negative people? We'll never be Barcelona.

bobble added 10:48 - Jan 29
Australia and holland mostly play a passing game,staying here under mick would have ruined his international chances..still we will see a lot of him in the australian shirt for several years,a very good player..

BoredWithThisNow added 10:48 - Jan 29
You expect football to played on the grass with our donkey of a Manager - stupid boy

70s_Legend added 10:51 - Jan 29
Looks like that defeat to Reading was more damaging than we ever thought.
We were playing much better and entertaining football up until that point.

Walk_the_Wark added 10:52 - Jan 29
Says it all... We will be stuck playing anti-football until this manager goes- which could be a very long time- so depressing

runningout added 10:55 - Jan 29
Not sure why we need to know what issues he had..

Mullet added 10:55 - Jan 29
It's almost like he came here to play football and Mick stopped him by putting him on the pitch with a style of football that got the ball down the line quickly. What is a winger supposed to do with that?

nthstd added 10:57 - Jan 29
Wow! Was he as a skilled professional not able to collect the ball from the flat passing midfield players and carry it forward? Whoever is paired with Skuse, who I rate for his all round play, prefer flat passing, so if Mr Technical Oar makes himself available to receive the ball there's not one town fan who wouldn't cheer him having a run or a wee Maisey. There's some crap not being spoken about or certainly some spin from his agent

Surco72 added 11:01 - Jan 29
Good honest approach by Oar rather than hasn't got the bottle for the fight , if he doesn't want to play MMs style then it saves the club money and he can move elsewhere . Can see where we would struggle to attract creative passing midfielders we are desperate for as supporters , opposing managers , the press and even our own players are saying we play long hoof ball football .
Still personally think Sears was more of a threat when he first came and at the start of the season starting up top rather than as a winger ?
And ANM has dropped away since we reverted back to the old MM style

battyblue added 11:07 - Jan 29
Soon the only players who will want to play the MM style will be over the hill journey men who want a few more pay days good luck Tommy most with a brain knew why you had left not for the porky fed to us on here.

1RWR added 11:10 - Jan 29
Why does someone get a minus for saying "Hoooooooof"?
It's the truth dammit!
2nd point why is "hoofball suited to the championship"?
Why can't we play football on the ground.
3rd point: MM hates statistics but what are the statistics for the ball in the air each game? 70%?

Rant over..........Nurse!!!

Bert added 11:13 - Jan 29
This league is not a pretty one, it is not silky smooth football, it is tough, there are no bad teams as in previous years. Oar had something but he was not as skilled as Fraser or AMM.That's why he had few starts. His agent has to say what he did to answer the questions of clubs who may be interested in him. All teams in this league have to play so called hoofball at times but that doesn't mean it's wrong.

marty5037 added 11:16 - Jan 29
It's about time we faced facts Mchoof is not going to this space more squad players will leave they do not like this style of hoofball

Lathers added 11:19 - Jan 29
Budgycrusher - our style is perfectly suited to staying in the Championship. We will never get relegated playing hoofball under MM, but equally we will never go up. If that makes you happy then fantastic, but personally I'd prefer to risk relegation to have a pop at getting promoted by trying something a bit different.

Michael11 added 11:24 - Jan 29
F**k you then. Obviously hasn't got the minerals to work hard the way McCarthy expects him to. Definitely need to find a replacement though. Our squad is looking very thin on talent.

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