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|Jackson on Target But U23s Lose at Chelmsford|
I may be in the minority, but I rate Jackson as a striker, but like all strikers you have to give them service...even Harry Kane !!!
One up top and lump the ball forward is no good to anyone. From what I have seem from Jackson so far this season has made some great runs and had good movement and when has the ball looks to make that telling pass.
I am not sure why all this negativity towards him, apart from it seems he was a Hurst signing !!!
Jackson is an option that gives pace and energy that the current strikers do not provide.
OMO he needs to be given a chance and with such a small squad, will be needed !!!
|Warnock Considering Coulson Swap Deal|
Wily managers know we have players who for whatever reason have no future at this club, but that is no reason to just get rid
I know many of you will not agree (as he was a Hurst signing) that Jackson has goals in him (certainly in this league) if given anything that can be classed as service. Lump the ball to him and hope you get something out of it is not service !!!
With this in mind a swap for Coulson is not in the best interest getting a 23yo player with less than 30 appearances in english football (14 in L2)
If as swap for either if these would have to include a decent 'wad' of cash.
That said, if Cook is not going to play them...whatever the circumstances then they need to be moved on, however not cheaply just to get rid !!!
|More Championship Clubs Linked With Downes|
Let the bidding begin
We have already turned down £1.6 million and the circumstances are still the same. In fact our hand is probably a bit stronger with the new owners coming in
He is a top player still at a L1 Club, so if you want him then let us see the colour of your money !!!
Rotherham are doing just that with Crook, except Downes is going to a higher league where they have much more money !!!
Bidding starts at £2m+ and see who wants him.
Gone (hopefully) are the days where we let players go cheaply or even for nothing
|Blues Legend Mariner Dies|
I’d walk a million miles just for one of your goals....Paul Mariner...ooohhh...Mariner !!!
True LEGEND !!!
|Huws on Trial at Doncaster|
Interesting that he signed on a 'free transfer', as twtd were reporting (at the time) that he was signed by McCarthy for in excess of £1m !!!
I am sure under a new regime Huws will prosper (have less injuries) and become the good Championship player that he showed glimses of.
Good Luck Emyr !!!
|Pre-Season Training - Photos|
You are 100% correct wrt fitness and something Hurst highlighted as soon as he got here
However as we have seen, there were so many players here at the club all sitting in their cosy little comfort zone not wanting any change or even the chance to better themselves.
Hopefully with this attitude now gone and players signed with ambition we should see an improvement all round.
Hopefully one of the new signings will be a real leader on the pitch.
I believe the real missing links from the signings so far is Sonny Bradley from Luton.
IMO he is everything we have been lacking and would have driven this club back into the Championship of that I have no doubt.
Hopefully we are still looking to address this void !!!
|Dozzell's QPR Move Confirmed|
Good Luck Andre
I think this is a very good move for you.
It does however again highlight how comfortable it is / was here for a number of players (as Andre has admitted himself), many of whom have now been moved on.
Disappointed it has not worked out for him here, but that is just football
Onwards and upwards for all parties
|Edwards Linked With Wigan Move|
I think he is a decent player but unfortunately not played enough where he would be most effective
Too often found covering defensively for the RB (perhap that is what people are saying when they say he went missing offensively ???) when he was most effective going forward on the left hand side.
IMO this is a mistake as I rate Edwards as an attacking force.
Also it is difficult creating things with only one player in the opponents penalty box which unfortunately was too often the case !!!
|Speculation on Town's Available Players Gets Under Way|
Bluesaway you are Correct. Hurst identified the same issues as Cook has (as did Keane), with lack of fitness, lack of commitment and a lack of aspiration with many players sulking at Mick being shown the door and not willing to embrace change, and Hurst not being able to move them on.
Waghorn was offered 3 x what we are paying him to sign for derby, and that is no different to when we signed Norwood, we offered him 3 x what he was earning at Tranmere.
As you say, hopefully Cook has a plan and has chance to carry out this plan.
I believe these are exciting times at ITFC and a real chance to change the direction of this Club and make everyone prod to be associated with ITFC
|U18s Exit Youth Cup as Liverpool Come From Behind |
Great performance and one the players and us the supporters can be proud of.
Seemed to play in a formation that everyone was comfortable with and was able to change to suit the situation.
Well Done Lads and Well Done Adem Atay
|Edwards MK Dons Talks Claim|
Started the season well, but spent most of the time covering his Full Back, which ultimately leads to a less forward thinking formation.
I personally would like us to sign him up, but as people have said, if we really wanted him then we should have signed him before now.
No one should blame him in trying to get himself a contract, as he needs to look after himself and his family...especially if ITFC have not offered anything concrete
Good luck in whatever you do Gwion
|Ipswich Town 3-1 Fleetwood Town - Match Report|
Great first half performance with notable contributions from Edwards, Norwood, Dobra and Kenlock all looking adventurous going forward, getting players into the box and scoring 3 goals
Understandably took their foot off the gas in the 2nd half, and with the substitutions really had an end of season feel about it.
Good three points, good first half performance, but glad it is all over
Roll on 21/22 season
New House owner, new paint and new brushes...COYB !!!
|Colchester Linked With Triple Blues Move|
Good luck to all three of them, however as others have said unsure they have been 'excellent' for us !!!
They have been at the club a few years and very well paid as well, but that does not make them good servants. They have had a privileged time, and in all honesty who has come in for these players in the last few years who will offer better terms that we do / did.
The lady who has worked in the office for 20+ years on a fraction of their wages can be considered a 'good servant'.
I will still wish them luck in whatever they do and thank them for their efforts !!!
|Former Striker Rhodes Linked|
You can get whatever striker you like... however if you have no creativity in the team then you will never score goals.
Midfield is top priority IMO
Still not convinced that you need 2 defensive minded CMs playing in a 4-2-3-1 formation. This is only League 1. If we were playing a cup game against Championship or Premier League teams then yes, you need to be careful when getting players forward. Surely 4 defenders and GK suffice in L1 ???
Should expect midfielders to defend AND attack !!!
|U23s Confirm Play-Off Place Via Forest Victory|
Players in the box, midfielders busting a gut to support them...fantastic !!!
Perhaps PC should make the 1st Team watch that game as a learning exercise.
Massive well done to Butcher and Dyer !!!
|Cook: A Really Nice Small Step|
Please do not make the big mistake of keeping Luke Chambers
He is past it as a player even at this level, and has far too much influence off the pitch.
Is not a leader and does not lead by example.
We need to stop being a nice club and be more ruthless on and off the pitch.
We have have no coaching roles available and experienced England International and true ITFC Legends currently in post. No need for 2nd rate ex defenders at best.
I am sorry if that is harsh but we need to stop rewarding mediocrity !!!
If you want to make changes to players cosy attitudes then yo need to start at the source.
IMO you will regret this decision if this is not one of the first decisions you make
|Cook: If We Don't Turn Up Tomorrow, We'll Get Beat|
Needs to be planning for the future.
Skuse isn't the future nor will he bring any creativity
Sears is not the future so give Simpson a run
Why not try a back 4 of KVY, Nsiala, Woolfenden and Kenlock ???
...and where is Wilson, surely not still injured ???
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