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Jerome Thomas training with Ipswich Town

12:34 27 January 2016

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Jerome Thomas of West Brom fouls Norwich's Russell Martin and gets a yellow card from Referee Michael Oliver during the FA Cup fourth round match at The Hawthorns Stadium, West Bromwich.

Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd. 07904 640267 28/01/12 Jerome Thomas of West Brom fouls Norwich's Russell Martin and gets a yellow card from Referee Michael Oliver during the FA Cup fourth round match at The Hawthorns Stadium, West Bromwich.

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Winger Jerome Thomas is understood to be training with Ipswich Town this week.

The former Arsenal, Portsmouth, Charlton, West Brom and Crystal Palace player – who turns 33 in March – has been a free agent since he was released by the Eagles last summer. He trained with Scottish club Hearts last September but failed to agree terms.

His last competitive appearance came more than a year ago – as a 73rd minute substitute for Palace when they won 4-0 at non-league Dover in the FA Cup.

Town lost a winger from their squad last week when Australian international Tommy Oar asked to have his contract terminated having failed to settle in Suffolk.

22 comments

  • Sorry Bacon and Egg. I meant a big club compared with Town

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    irongloves

    Saturday, January 30, 2016

  • Ohhhhh that hurt

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    expatriot

    Friday, January 29, 2016

  • Big club Norwich don't make laugh I really don't think so, they have a long way to go before they are considered a big club but first things first they have to avoid the relegation dogfight just because they are trying to buy their way out of trouble doesn't mean their a big club

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    Bacon & Egg

    Friday, January 29, 2016

  • With all due respect to the Player, at 33 years of age with no competitive football for a year doesn't quite fit the Bill for someone to push Town's challenge for promotion. But then unlike the big Clubs,like Norwich for example who have just spent 20 million, MM has no cash. All he can do is shop in the Pound Shop.They say "never say never" but I think Town will be the exception and will never get out of this League unless by relegation.Sad but Supporters must face reality. As I have posted before, avoiding relegation and going again into Administration and Town have had a good Season. COYB

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    irongloves

    Thursday, January 28, 2016

  • anyone that can leave a Norwich City player writhing in pain on the floor is ok by me

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    cripster

    Thursday, January 28, 2016

  • Thanks Rita - please enlighten me but with facts rather than rhetoric.

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    MOTT MIKE

    Thursday, January 28, 2016

  • Yes, Mike, you have missed something. Rather a lot, in fact.

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    Rita WAG

    Thursday, January 28, 2016

  • Sorry, I seem to have missed something here. I thought the headline said that Jerome Thomas was training with the club, but from the majority of the comments it seems he has already signed. If he's training and he meets the criteria then why not sign him on a short term as backup ? If he doesn't meet the criteria then he'll not be offered terms. I can't see anything wrong with that.Presumably he has an agent and the agent is simply doing his job in finding his client potential opportunities.

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    MOTT MIKE

    Thursday, January 28, 2016

  • mbrack, I think you are looking at the league table upside down ? We were just outside the playoffs last time I looked. Can't be so terrible hey ?

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    milkyway

    Thursday, January 28, 2016

  • What an absolute joke this football club has become. McCarthy is making easy money being manager as he has got no ambition, Marcus Evans is not interested and Milne is just a complete and utter idiot. The crowds will soon be less than 10,000

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    mbrack

    Thursday, January 28, 2016

  • Well, a 33 year-old former Arsenal, Portsmouth, Charlton, West Brom and released from Palace player says it all..........

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    oldwhinger

    Thursday, January 28, 2016

  • Some people are already saying it is hardly a signing to inspire the fans. Just in time for a scrap to reach a promotion play off place. Some fans are worried that we sign someone aged 33 who has not played for 13 months. Just hope you prove the critics wrong Jerome and it works out a good appointment.

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    chantry

    Thursday, January 28, 2016

  • McCarthy's taking the p--s another freebie and over the age of 30 I just cannot believe that is even being considered is he aiming to get the oldest team in the championship his tatics are not working but is to stubbon to change I think McCarthy is losing it and it's the fans what suffer or maybe the contract he has just signed is being paid for by signing the old over the hill players he has so much faith in

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    Bacon & Egg

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

  • Oh dear. Bottom of the barrel stuff. Cheap cheap cheap. Ticket prices will no doubt rise. Sorry Marcus but I've had enough of this. Significant investment required or please sell us to an ambitious owner.

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    Jason

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

  • Wow ! I bet Hiddink's kicking himself for letting this one slip through the net.

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    Brobat blue

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

  • Are we sure that Russell Martin isn't just bowing down to his superior quality? 32 and hasn't played competitively for a year. I agree, this IS taking the 'P'.

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    Ithadtobe

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

  • Obviously, supporters don't know enough about Jerome Thomas's playing ability to say whether he would make a useful short-term acquisition for the team. However, it's a little unfortunate if the photograph considered most appropriate shows him having committed a bad foul and about to receive a yellow card!

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    Rod Cross

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

  • Seriously, you couldn't write this sh one t could you. I thought the only donkey sanctuary was down Dorset way, obviously not, there's now one at Portman Road. Shame on you ME and the nodding dogs.

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    floridaboy1

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

  • ME & MM Now, you are really taking the 'wee wee' !

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    Brian Betts

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

  • Sums up the owners level of ambition quite well.

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    russell mariner

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

  • He fits the ITFC-required profile perfectly.

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    Rita WAG

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

  • I suspect there will be a lot of old premiership donkey's queueing up to graze at the playford road sanctuary , well paid with good contracts and a full treatment room at their disposal , who wouldn't try to sign for Ipswich..

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    deeber

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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