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Nydam in Hot Water With Boss
Saturday, 14th Oct 2017 07:34

Town midfielder Tristan Nydam has proved he is definitely manager Mick McCarthy’s cup of tea with his performances in the opening weeks of the campaign.

McCarthy has been singing the youngster’s praises since last season and the 17-year-old has burst on to the first team scene this term with a string of impressive displays.

But Nydam, who was born in Zimbabwe but moved to Colchester with his mother, two brothers and two sisters when he was seven, revealed how he landed in hot water with McCarthy recently.

He explained: “I made one of the U18 lads late for training. He’s in digs with me and I drive him in every morning. I only woke up at 8.45 and he had to be in for nine so I knew I was going to be in trouble.”

Nydam’s punishment was decided by a spin of what is known at Playford Road as the 'wheel of misfortune'.

He added: “I had to spin the wheel and it landed on ‘make a cup of tea or coffee for the manager and staff’. I felt I got off lightly because I could have been fined a fiver or forced to buy them all biscuits.

"I might even have had to do an extra session with the fitness coach, Andy Liddell, or write a poem to read out loud to everyone, so I wasn’t complaining.”

But McCarthy had a moan, rejecting Nydan’s first attempt and sending him back to make a stronger second cuppa.

The Town boss laughed: “Tristan’s a top player but needs to brush up on his coffee-making skills.

“Put it this way, he’s got far more chance of playing against Sheffield United on Saturday than he has of ever being asked to make me another coffee!”

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muccletonjoe added 08:05 - Oct 14

hoppy added 08:06 - Oct 14
Slow news day?

ScottCandage added 08:16 - Oct 14

hampstead_blue added 08:39 - Oct 14
the best way of never making another brew......give them a bad one...

Cakeman added 08:41 - Oct 14
Refreshing to read of a light hearted way to address a mistake.
I would imagine it would not have been treated in that way under the reign of Roy Keane!

OwainG1992 added 08:56 - Oct 14
Roy Keane would stil be chasing after him with his dogs as we speak.

rfretwell added 10:14 - Oct 14
They wouldn't be considered punishments in our day!

BroskiBeen added 10:21 - Oct 14
"Could have been fined a fiver" oh wow 😂 What's the point in that lol

midastouch added 10:31 - Oct 14
Nobody makes as good a cuppa as Mick's sidekick Terry O' Cuppa, he makes the best cuppa tea in Town!

WeWereZombies added 11:16 - Oct 14
He's no mug is Tristan...

adriantindall added 21:05 - Oct 14
Surely should have asked Kevin Bri?

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