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Pitman: No Regrets About Joining Town
Friday, 14th Jul 2017 20:58

Departed Blues striker Brett Pitman says he has no regrets about joining Town, even if he admits the style of football didn’t entirely suit him. Pitman’s move to Portsmouth was confirmed earlier today, TWTD having revealed that the 29-year-old was on the verge of signing for Pompey yesterday morning.

“Maybe the style of football didn’t suit me down to the ground at Ipswich,” the striker told Portsmouth News after penning a three-year deal at Fratton Park, the clubs having agreed an undisclosed fee.

“But I enjoyed my time there. It’s a good club with good people and a good manager. It might not have worked out how everyone wanted to in the end, but I definitely don’t regret going there and I enjoyed my time at the club.”

Pitman, who moved to the Blues in the summer of 2015 from AFC Bournemouth, had hoped to join another Championship club rather than a League One side having been told he could move on in May.

“There’s not many clubs I would’ve dropped down a league for,” the Jersey-born frontman admitted. “I don’t see really see it as a drop down, though. It’s an opportunity to get promoted.

“I’ve had three promotions in my career and there’s no better feeling, so hopefully I can get a fourth with Portsmouth.

“It wasn’t geography which was the attraction, it was coming to Portsmouth and playing in front of big crowds.

“The manager’s spoken about how he wants to play and people will see that over the season. He’s got a great track record for promotion at this level, and there’s no reason he can’t do it here.

“I’ve played at Fratton Park before as an away player and you realise how good the fans are. That was an attraction, as was the project the manager sold to me. They were the main reasons."

Pitman scored 15 goals in 42 starts and 28 sub appearances for the Blues and was the club's top scorer with 11 in the 2015/16 campaign.

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howdonblue added 21:13 - Jul 14
Good luck Brett
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Mark added 21:18 - Jul 14
The style of football doesn't suit us fans either. I remind people of Marcus Evans' 5 point plan: ‘To develop a team to play attractive and exciting football’

While I was disappointed in Pitman last season, I still think he will score goals if a midfield create chances for him and plays it on the ground. I suspect we will regularly see the 29-year-old on the scoresheet for Portsmouth.
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rayman_10 added 21:18 - Jul 14
No hard feelings Brett. Good luck at Pompey!
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intercept12 added 21:20 - Jul 14
Maybe the style of football didn’t suit me "down to the ground" at Ipswich 😂😂😂
Comedy gold fom Pits. Always seemed an amenable character, perhaps best as a sub.
Genuinely wish him the best.
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muhrensleftfoot added 21:29 - Jul 14
Real shame to see him go. Never had a break with us. Only time he had any sort of run in the side was when he was up front on his own, trying to deal with long balls from on high. I think we'll struggle to replace him without spending a lot of money. A great finisher who would've done great off a target man like Murphy.
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Lower_North added 22:07 - Jul 14
A good'un gone

All because he didn't suite the hoofball dross currently being dished up.

I await to be proved wrong 2017/18 but I have my doubts..
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Lathers added 22:19 - Jul 14
Nah, he was OK as a bit part player for Bournemouth in their promotion year, but in a bang average team like Town, he got found out. Very immobile, no real pace and looks about 10 years older than he actually is 😂. Agree our style didn't suit him (who does it suit?!) and he will probably be half decent in League One.
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blueboy1981 added 22:22 - Jul 14
....... another departee who needs to play in a Footballing side to be at his best - he was never going to get that under the current regime at ITFC.

Good Luck Pitts - shame you couldn't have played some real football here - instead of having to move on to find it.
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bigolconnor added 22:36 - Jul 14
Clearly he knows where the goal is but if he can't run or be part of a team then we are better off trying someone else. At 29 he should be peeking not fading away.
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jas0999 added 23:21 - Jul 14
I wish him all the very best.

The style of football doesn't suit the circa four thousand fans who refused to renew their season tickets either! The club - whether folk like it or not - is in decline. Another permananent player offloaded. Shame.
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battyblue added 05:48 - Jul 15
ALL the best Pits can see you doing well wasted here as many others I am afraid.
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blue75 added 07:17 - Jul 15
Good luck at Pompey hope you get better service than you did at town.
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bedsitfc added 07:56 - Jul 15
The best finisher we had without a doubt.
Hopefully someone will step up or we can get someone in
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prebsa added 08:31 - Jul 15
Style of play dosent suit us either. Good thing for players is if they don't like it they can go!

I always liked Pitman and I don't think getting rid of him is the right idea. With the right players behind him not using him as a target man then he will score plenty of goals. The best finisher we had.

We have to bring in a forward of real quality, and right now it dosent look like that is going to happen, but there is still time.
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sereneblue added 08:52 - Jul 15
"The style of football didn't suit you" . You and 20000 other disillusioned Ipswich fans.
I hope you enjoy your football next season, as for us..............
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Brockleyblue added 12:10 - Jul 15
Brett always seemed a decent fella and so good luck to him down at Pompey, where I expect he will do well, I hope so.

However, he never really looked that fit when he played for us and seemed too slow for the Championship, so I'm not surprised he has had to drop down a level. His lack of pace was even more of an issue when playing for us given that Didz isn't exactly the quickest these days.
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Bluetone added 15:22 - Jul 15
Brett Pitman says he has no regrets about joining Town and even fewer about leaving. Best of luck Brett.
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therein61 added 17:23 - Jul 15
His comments about the style of play(the man is full of goals with the right service) are why he has been shipped out, proper blokes do not question our great leaders methods good luck Brett hope to see back in a cup competition next season
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bobble added 08:57 - Jul 16
the STYLE of football ????
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SheptonMalletBlue added 09:25 - Jul 16
Exactly Lower North, he's too good a player for McCarthy's dreadful hit and hope style football.
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