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Nsiala: I Can't Really Tell You How It Went at Town
Friday, 14th Jan 2022 13:38

Departed defender Toto Nsiala says some people would feel his three-and-a-half-year spell with the Blues went well, while others would see things otherwise.

Nsiala joined Fleetwood on a permanent basis earlier today having been with the Blues since the summer of 2018 when he followed his former boss Paul Hurst from Shrewsbury.

In total, the 29-year-old made 71 starts and six sub appearances for Town, scoring once.

He says the move to the Cod Army has been in the offing for a little while.

“It was always something that was going to happen, so it was just a good time to make it happen now,” he told BBC Radio Lancashire.

Asked whether his spell at Town had worked out, the DR Congo international was hesitant.

“There’s a lot of things to be said about how it went at Ipswich,” he reflected. “Some things are [best] left not really spoken about and just move on with it.

“I can’t really tell you how it went. Some people say it went well, some people said it [didn’t]. Good luck to them and hopefully they’ll do well.”

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ChateauWines added 13:44 - Jan 14
Good honest pro.
Cringed every time the morons did his chant..
Good luck Toto

Bobbiesboys added 14:08 - Jan 14
For some reason he never really clicked with the fans. I wish him all the best with Fleetwood.

Westcountryblue added 14:24 - Jan 14
I don't think that's terribly generous of Toto. We doubled his wages and gave him a shot at Championship football. Unfortunately, in many of the matches he played, he seemed more concerned with arguing with the referee rather than focusing on his own game. A nice guy by all accounts, but ultimately a player who underlines the acceptance of mediocrity that defined the late Evan's era.

Mediocre_Quick added 14:33 - Jan 14
When he was good, he was good, when he was Sh1te he was sh1te, that's about it

markchips added 14:35 - Jan 14
I wish Toto well but his load was shot after the Charlton performance, and I am not referring to the game.

ernie added 14:44 - Jan 14
Hopeless by any definition. Good riddance.

Jugsy added 14:47 - Jan 14
markchips - anyone who thinks the abuse Toto received from fans was ok, when he was trying to engage with them and show his passion for the club, needs to have their heads checked. Toto did nothing wrong. At least he fronted up when the others who were equally woeful had run down the tunnel.

ArnieM added 14:48 - Jan 14
There speaks a good honest pro and a true gent , unlike some of the so called “ superstars” that have left recently .

Good luck Toto , you deserve it .

ringwoodblue added 14:57 - Jan 14
Wish he would take his mate Nolan with him so we can use his wages to pay someone who actually plays and performs well for the team.

blues1 added 15:34 - Jan 14
Markchips. So he goes to the fans to basically show appreciation for them being there, gets abused by some morons parading as fans and you think he was in the wrong? Give ur head a wobble.

TimmyH added 16:00 - Jan 14
Have to say the first season or so he was generally poor - mistakes which led to penalties and poor decision making but over this season I feel he has improved somewhat and cut out those errors.

As others have mentioned his style of play and passing ability probably not in the McKenna management manual! All the best Toto...

Cadiar added 16:06 - Jan 14
Markchips, Toto was well within his rights post Charlton. Disgusting behaviour by a few so called Town fans

dunkleberrydog added 16:14 - Jan 14
How many penalties did Toto give away? I think he is a whole-hearted player but ITFC need better quality to progress…..

bluewarrior added 16:17 - Jan 14
Total carthorse - calamity of a player. I cannot chime with those that give him marks for effort or that somehow thinking he’s a nice bloke when they don’t actually know him. The comments he makes about the club don’t really align with him being a great bloke and ultimately if you can’t do the basics like trap a ball or pass under pressure and cause panic every time you go in for a tackle then you’re a liability. His new manager says he’ll be a presence in both penalty boxes. I remember a phrase from my (distant) youth about centre backs that have heads like ‘thrupenny bits’ and he’s one of those. Worth Googling if you don’t know the term! 😂😂😂

cat added 17:21 - Jan 14
Interesting comments above about Toto’s behaviour at the Charlton game so take it from someone who had a front row seat. Players came over to acknowledge us to a chorus of boos and your not fit to wear the shirt. Most players accepted it and walked away apart from Toto who came right up to the hoarding in an aggressive manner and fronted us up. This was unacceptable after that performance and he should have shut it and walked away. I rated him as a player but after that I lost respect for him. Rather see Wolfie in the team anyhow, so on that front it’s worked out well.

DifferentGravy added 17:40 - Jan 14
Purely based on his ON field performances and contributions he made......Too many errors, poor passer of the ball, turned too easily and gave away a number of penalties. When building a team you need a strong spine and never felt he was it. Still, no hard feelings and wish Toto all the best.

Radlett_blue added 18:04 - Jan 14
An average 3rd tier stopper whom Paul Hurst somehow thought was a Championship player, where he was out of his depth. Not his fault - he always seemed to give 100% - but he was turned far too easily & was a walking penalty and/or red card. Also not good on the ball - like many centre halves at this level.

suffolkblueeye added 18:07 - Jan 14
Rubbish defender, lovely bloke apparently…whatever

Linkboy13 added 18:12 - Jan 14
Paul Cook remember him said Toto was good so he must be err.

Marinersnose added 18:14 - Jan 14
Toto always gave his all but hasn’t got the talent to p,at at this level. His commitment is faultless but with the ball at his feet he’s a disaster. No player deserves the abuse directed at Toto. Unfortunately the crowd is made up of some idiots who see fit to shout abuse at players. Agree he wasn’t up to the task but wish him well for the future.

suffolkblueeye added 18:16 - Jan 14
Spot on blue warrior, seems some on here would like us to sign lovely fellas/blokes, bloke was rubbish, couldn’t trap a bath tub and caused panic cause he needed 24hours to think about who he was going to pass to.

Zondervanromeo added 18:25 - Jan 14
I wonder if my son will get his money back on the nsiala shirt he Bought at start off season ?

superbob added 18:44 - Jan 14
had the pleasure to chat with him a few times. A really great bloke, shame it didn't work out for him here, All the best Toto

Ipswichbusiness added 19:19 - Jan 14
In terms of numbers we now seem a little light in central defence with Burgess our only experienced reserve.

If we have a couple of injuries then we either have to play with only two central defenders or bring in a youngster.

No doubt KM has considered this and thinks it a risk worth taking.

alfromcol added 20:03 - Jan 14
blues1 - not sure he went to the fans to show his appreciation!!!!!

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