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Lambert: Flynn Can't React Like That and He Knows It
Friday, 2nd Aug 2019 12:43

Blues boss Paul Lambert says he’ll speak to midfielder Flynn Downes today about the red card he was shown for a headbutt in last week’s friendly at Cambridge United.

As expected, the 20-year-old has received no further sanction for the dismissal with the FA not having launched an investigation into the incident.

Asked if he’d spoken to the Brentwood-born midfielder, who had been Town’s most impressive player in the goalless draw against the U’s until he reacted to a bad challenge, Lambert says he hasn’t so far but plans to.

“No, I haven't, I'll speak to him today,” he said. “He's a really good player, and everybody knows he's got that and tackles are a part of the game.

“But again, he's a young player learning the game and tackles like that will happen to him more times than not throughout his career, but he can't react the way he did, and he knows that.

“But again, it's learning and it's part of a young player’s learning curve and he's got to handle that and not get involved with things like that.”

Lambert says it could be a big season for Downes and the other young players coming through at Town but also for everyone at Portman Road.

“It's big for everybody, not just the young players,” he said. “It's big for everybody connected with the club, the supporters, the people working at the stadium, everybody.”


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Suffolkboy added 13:01 - Aug 2
Very poor show Mr L ; the time to deal and man manage is well passed and a ‘ talk’ should have occurred with immediacy .
This almost smacks of seeking to appease the questioner : not right !
COYB
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runningout added 13:01 - Aug 2
is it me but Cambridge game was a while ago, and he hadn’t anything to Downes about it yet.?
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runningout added 13:03 - Aug 2
Hope we have a cunning plan b c and d in for when this season goes downhill faster than it is now..
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oH_bluey added 14:10 - Aug 2
It’s really depressing reading all of the constant doom and gloom comments before a ball is kicked. At least give it 5 games before we get on PL’s back. I for one am excited to see 5-6 Ipswich academy products being given the chance in the starting XI, albeit down to poor ownership. Up the towen
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KernewekBlue added 16:22 - Aug 2
Unfortunately Bluey, doom and gloom is what we're being fed on a season by season basis by our esteemed owner, Marcus Evans.

I would like to see our homegrown talent take to the pitch in a blues shirt too, but on merit, rather than due to the lack of commitment and investment in the transfer market by Evans.

The only surefire way to get that lasting feelgood factor back at Portman Road is for Evans to sell up and disappear up his own, so we never have to look at his inane features or listen to his copious bulldust ever again.

#EvansOut #WorstFCOwner #FootballClubForSale
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LondonBlue73 added 23:44 - Aug 2
Rather than people just moaning before we've kicked a ball. Provide a solution. I don't rate Evans tenure - I do understand business and appreciate what's good. So all you slanging him off, please answer the following....
We drive Evans out, who buys us? How do we survive without £9 million per year and who takes on the debt? Supporters trust t? Will we raise £140,000,000
Do we want a Bury owner, a Bolton owner, a Charlton owner? Look at Newcastle.
The players deserve support and that is in good r bad. The owner deserves criticism as we've been relegated, but guys have some respect, would you.org it your money in ?
He did and got burnt by Jewell and Keane (who most fans appreciate at first). He has admitted he would sell, so my suggestion put up o. Shut up and support or provide solutions moaning changes nothing and cold s nothing and is tiresome.
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WhoisJimmyJuan added 09:15 - Aug 3
Fingers shaking with anger there London Blue.
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