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Nolan: We Should Have More Than Enough to Win Games in League One
Friday, 10th May 2019 17:39

Midfielder Jon Nolan says League One will be a different challenge to the Championship but believes the Blues will be capable of success during their first season in the third tier for 62 years.

Nolan, 27, helped his former club Shrewsbury Town to the League One play-off final in 2017/18.

“It will be different to the Championship. League One is more direct. There are not many teams who overly pass the ball,” Nolan told the club site.

“In League One you can play more off the cuff. In the Championship, it’s more structured. More teams have a set style of play. There is a difference in the quality and sharpness of the players as well.

“It’s obviously not a given but if we keep most of our team together and play like we showed we can do at stages during the season, that will be more than enough to win matches in League One.”

Meanwhile, former Blues and Shrews boss Paul Hurst, the man who brought Nolan to Portman Road last summer, is strongly tipped to become the new manager of Scunthorpe United, who were recently relegated to League Two.

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runningout added 17:42 - May 10
Will be more than tough in league 1... Got to learn what consistency is first

ArnieM added 18:13 - May 10
Judging by Nolan’s observations of League one, I think ole flat cap McCarthys style of 9 behind the ball followed by the obligatory hoof , would have been right at home as far as football style is concerned in League One!

ronnyblue added 18:18 - May 10
Not really sure whether you have what it takes to achieve promotion. You couldn't do it with Shrewsbury so what makes you feel you have what it takes to achieve it with Ipswich? It was signing players of your standard that resulted in relegation so resulting in the losing mentality taking hold which is not going to be easily lost. With luck Lambert will have the nerve to get shot of you and your mates to allow a better atmosphere to return!

blue86 added 18:23 - May 10
think jon nolan will be fairly decent in league 1, he showed glimpes of improving towards the end of the season. one i hope we keep hold of, as he has experience at that level.

StuartBrett8 added 18:46 - May 10
Good luck at S(c*nt)horpe PH

BlueMachines added 18:52 - May 10
Had he stayed ArnieM I’m sure we would’ve found out!

TimmyH added 19:32 - May 10
Some of these players are setting themselves up for a fall, I'd zip if I was them after this season and quietly go about their training in the summer...

BlueArrow added 20:28 - May 10
Oops sorry TimmyH that should have been a +. Back to Specsavers for me.

herfie added 20:35 - May 10
Would hope that our ambition for next season extends beyond ‘we should be capable of winning some games’!

I think, however, that the r3cent rigours and disappointments have - understandably - had a huge negative impact on individual and collective confidence and self belief. Best for players to keep public comments, opinions and crystal ball gazing to a minimum. Hostages to fortune etc.

(Just watching Tranmere vs F Green Rovers in Div 2 play off match. Norwood of Tranmere looks exactly like the striker we need!)


BeattiesBackPocket added 21:46 - May 10
This doesn’t fill me with optimism tbh “we should win some games” how have we fallen so low to this maybe winning some games in league one and people want to be or expect other to be happy with the owner!

Lathers added 22:14 - May 10
I thought Nolan was excellent over the period of 6 draws we had before he got injured. He will be key for us next season along with the young home growns.

OwainG1992 added 23:48 - May 10
Nolan will certainly be a big player for us next season.
Bring on league one!

arc added 03:39 - May 11
Hubris?? After this season? Jesus H Christ.

ohmycampo added 07:30 - May 11
One of hurts golden boys. Hurt saw what he wanted to see. An awful manager, hurt signed a load of no hopers to our club and he should have been sacked before a ball had been kicked last season. Evans, you should have realised mate. Unfortunately now we have to put up with this babbling rubbish all summer mates. The proof will be in the pudding. Who will we sign, who is going. Realistically we need to sign at least 3 top goal scorers to have a good chance of bouncing straight back. That’s going to cost 9 million. Will Evans pay for that? No. And I don’t blame him

LegendofthePhoenix added 08:01 - May 11
Jon Nolan became one of our best players in the 2nd half of the season. It's no surprise that it took 1/2 a season for him and Toto to adjust to the Champuoship. He was showing great vision, made several lovely passes, and I thought more than once that he was looking like Jim Magilton but with pace. I'm sure Jon will be huge for us next season. His comments show just the right balance of confidence and restraint.

midastouch added 13:00 - May 11
Nolan definitely improved over the season as he looked well off the pace first half of the season. His miss against Reading was costly given the context of the game but feel a lot happier about his prospects as a Town player now than I did for large periods of last season.

Lightningboy added 13:05 - May 11
“we should have more than enough to win games in league one”....

.....when we’ve made at least 6 new signings.

Cheshire_Blue added 15:17 - May 11
Well Arnie M we wouldn't even be in League one with Mick McCarthy, whatever you might think of his style of football. You have now got what you wished for. RELEGATION.

Dissboyitfc added 18:29 - May 11
Cheshire Blue take off i love the MM spectacles, its a well known fact Bart and his heroics kept us up whilst he was in charge! The bart that came back from the world cup was a lookalike in comparison to the former Bart that saved us 2 seasons running!

I can imagine that most of the MM lovers never went to portman rd, because if they did they wouldn't spout just complete and utter rubbish! Again i wish i could mark you down twice!

Think Nolan may shine in league 1

Dissboyitfc added 18:35 - May 11
And No one wished for relegation, then again i suppose the MM lovers could well have wished for it, so they could say, " be careful what you wished for" Nothing short of pathetic!

WE wished For MM to go and got that wish granted. If us being relegated is a by product of him going then so be it!

Every team that MM takes charge of go down when he leaves, its because he leaves behind an anti-football mess!

inghamspur added 20:20 - May 11
Please don't start talking bollox before the fixtures have even come out.

Kirbmeister added 23:52 - May 11
It’ll be an achievement to finish mid table. Anyone who thinks we’ll finish higher than that is disillusioned.

ITFCsince73 added 12:49 - May 12
It’s all quite clear now....MM spent 4 seasons preparing us for L1 with his hoofball direct rubbish.
Hurst spent all his time recruiting the right players for L1.
Lambo was bought in for the experience in L1.
3 crucial points of the 5 point plan.

ITFCsince73 added 12:53 - May 12
Who would have thought a decade ago, we would be 1 league higher than the mighty Salford City FC.

ChrisFelix added 18:38 - May 12
I watched matt Clark last night. Commanding central defender playing the ball out from the back. Shows much of what Chambers hasnt got. Probably never did & that's why we have never had to fight off buyers

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