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Bialkowski Met With Polish Boss
Sunday, 11th Feb 2018 16:12

Blues keeper Bartosz Bialkowski met with Poland manager Adam Nawalka following yesterday’s 0-0 draw with Burton Albion, according to the Polish media. Yesterday, TWTD revealed that Nawalka and his assistant Tomasz Iwan were at Portman Road to watch the 30-year-old in action.

Przeglad Sportowy reports that the Blues keeper held talks with Nawalka following the game in which he kept his second successive clean sheet and made two vital second-half saves.

While two of Nawalka’s World Cup keepers look nailed-on certainties - Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus) and Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) - the third space in the squad travelling to Russia is more open with one leading candidate, Roma’s Lukasz Skorupski, currently not playing games.

Bialkowski won six U20s caps as a youngster but is yet to be involved with his national squad at the senior level.

A call-up in the friendlies between now and the summer seems likely when he could become the first player to win Polish caps while with the Blues.

Poland host Nigeria on Friday 23rd March, then South Korea the following Tuesday, Lithuania on Tuesday 12th June, four days after a fourth home game against so-far unnamed opponents. The 23-man squad for the World Cup is due to be named on Tuesday 5th June.

Poland were drawn in World Cup Group H along with Senegal, Colombia and Japan.

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Wickets added 16:38 - Feb 11
Please sign your new contract Bart.

Guthrum added 16:39 - Feb 11
Good for him, think Bialkowski deserves a chance with his national squad.

BotesdaleBlue added 16:56 - Feb 11
This is good news for Bart and very well deserved.

My only concern would be if the Polish boss told Bart that he needed to be at a more high profile club in the Premiership, to have a realistic chance to push on and advance in the national team.

therein61 added 17:21 - Feb 11
Bart you have been a credit to this club and your performances stand out alone I admire your resilience when after your Fathers death Mick treated you like a leper and you had to sit and watch the proper bloke Gerks along with other favourites cost us a shed load of points, if called up go and enjoy the experience which you well deserve, and if you decide not to sign your contract I would fully understand and wish you all the best as you are A PROPER BLOKE(chambo, scuse etc couldn't touch your effort and commitment with a barge pole!!) and deserve to be playing for a club with ambition not the mess that Mick has worked very hard to create at P.R

Lord_Mac added 17:45 - Feb 11
>needed to be at a more high profile club in the Premiership<

Or even just a high profile Championship club. A struggling, flattering-to-deceive, going-nowhere second tier club could hold him back - sadly.

Seasider added 17:46 - Feb 11
I am so pleased for Bart,a credit to this football club.

I do hope the delay in signing his new contract,is not because Evans is penny pinching.Chambers Scuse and Knudsen have all signed because they know that under McCarthy they would always get a game,but would struggle to stay at this level of football if anybody would take them;whilst it is the opposite for Bart.

carlisleaway added 17:49 - Feb 11
At least he is constantly in action while playing for Ipswich, think we would be close to the bottom 3 without Bart.

massivemole added 18:20 - Feb 11
If you was Bart would you stay?

Our only chance of keeping him, is because of his family. ME knows this and is probably penny pinching like someone else has said.

Anyway, could stay in Ipswich if sold to Crystal Palace or West Ham. Both or these sides need a goalie.

ryan_tractorboy added 18:24 - Feb 11
Just saying, they announced it before Wolves (H) aswell.

hampstead_blue added 19:32 - Feb 11
Probably told he must be at a Premiership club before he'll get into the squad.

Karlosfandangal added 20:02 - Feb 11
What is all this about please sign..... the window is shut and Town have another year on his contract anyway.....he Has agreed a new contract......two good saves against Burton is not going to make Prem sides all of a sudden say oooops that’s the keeper we need....
If the right price came in he would be sold in the summer.....
Just another reason for the Ipswich Town knockers to slag the club off again

PhilTWTD added 20:07 - Feb 11
Don't think BB signing the contract is in any doubt. MM on Friday: “He’s going to sign that, there was nothing wrong with the contract, it was just getting it done and getting the agent down and signing it up."

Think Bart's agent is based in Poland.

jas0999 added 20:21 - Feb 11
Phil - if you were Bart, wanting to play for Poland at International Level, would you sign a new contract? I’d leave and go to a better club - preferably one I didn’t bail out week on week.

Monkaz added 21:45 - Feb 11
Wickets ... Bart signed a contract a couple of weeks ago

Karlosfandangal added 22:44 - Feb 11

I don’t remember many clubs kicking down Ipswich’s door to sign BART......... and he seem happy at Town.
But on the other hand if he did sign for a Prem side or a better Championship side that would make him a world class keeper and make him number one above the other four keepers that lead the way in The Polish side.
But he hot done too bad playing for this Patric club which is being run in to the ground by a man who puts millions in each year

bobble added 03:59 - Feb 12
hopefully bart can convince this Adam Nawalka bloke to take the ipswich manager job...

afcfee added 12:48 - Feb 12
Can't see him pushing Szczęsny of 1st choice he is in amazing form.

PortmanTerrorist added 13:25 - Feb 12
Best ITFC keeper since Richard Wright, but he cant be picked ahead of Szczesny and Fabianski as they performing equally well at a higher level. To get in the mix Bart will have to leave as we not getting promoted any time soon. Love our Big Pole In The Goal but the clock is ticking on his time with us. Am sure the only reason he has not left for a better positioned team already is that he has not been guaranteed to be their 1st choice which he is here......the contract just guarantees us a few more quid in the Summer. when someone surely will

statto added 08:37 - Feb 13
Poland Poland's 21, Poland's 21!!!! (repeat ad nauseum)
Maybe not their number 1, but good enough by far to make their
World Cup squad, hope he gets the chance in those friendlies, as
he is playing regular first team football at a grade higher than much
of Europe's top level's - even the Polish top Ekstraklasa.

Hope to see you in Russia Bart.

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