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RUMOUR: Fulham lining up move for Jay Emmanuel-Thomas

23:13 18 April 2012

Jay Emmanuel Thomas in action for Ipswich

Jay Emmanuel Thomas in action for Ipswich

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FULHAM could be about to hand Jay Emmanuel-Thomas a chance to return to the Premier League.

One national newspaper has claimed Fulham boss Martin Jol is considering a move for Ipswich Town’s mercurial talent who has enjoyed a largely fantastic second half of the season.

While Paul Jewell would be reluctant to lose someone could star in the Championship next season, every Ipswich player probably has his price.

Emmanuel-Thomas came off the bench on Tuesday night to score his seventh of the season – and go tantalisingly close to another after cannoning a free-kick against the crossbar.

Speaking of the man he signed from Arsenal last summer, Jewell said: ““We have got to work on his fitness in the summer because he’s dropping off at the end of the games.

“But it’s his first full season of football and he’ll be a better player for it next year. He’s going to be a player, there is a lot more to come from him.”

11 comments

  • Frank, it is hardly rocket science to suggest we should keep our best players. But the point is that if a player wants to leave there is little if anything a club can do. Wickham wanted to leave for premiership football and no doubt a premiership wage. It was a step up. Clubs can do all they can to keep players but ultimately it is not their decision.

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    Tom

    Thursday, April 19, 2012

  • Town must realise that if you seriously want to build a team fit for the Premiership you have to retain your rising stars. Connor Wickham's departure knocked us back another season and this will happen again if Town were to sell our future once more. Paul Jewell's hands are tied but even he must realise that this is a no go from the off!

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    FRANK WESTON

    Thursday, April 19, 2012

  • I imagine the owner of ITFC is busily seeking buyers for JET, Cresswell and Martin as we write. Cash is king!

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    Bertie Shrimp

    Thursday, April 19, 2012

  • Tom is right that ultimately it is the player's own ambitions and decision that dictates whether or not he remains at his current club. However, the club can and should also show that it has ambitions to progress to higher levels, which is not currently the policy at PR, to encourage the players to remain. Remember, the published reasons given when Pearce and Ward were being touted as signings for Town. They said they preferred to stay loyal to Pompey although doubters claimed they were after big money, whatever the truth, it demonstrated that ITFC is known as not being the greatest payers and despite ME's & Clegg's stated ambitions ambitions to reach a higher level was not seen as enough to persuade these players to sign. Finally, reports in the local Portsmouth papers claimed that both players did not want to play under our present manager, if this was true it is another sad indictment of the reputation of our club.

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    Brian Betts

    Friday, April 20, 2012

  • Take the money and run !!

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    woshaapernin

    Thursday, April 19, 2012

  • His man on Crewe says it is ok Brian, so we could be on to something here...... My man at Sheff Wed says that they will bid for Jordan RHodes if they go up...so watch this space.....

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    Kevin Bailey

    Friday, April 20, 2012

  • What a briliant piece of jounalism and just when ticket sales for next season are on the minds of supporters. Why stop here, why not have a headline "Every player has his price,Ipswich to sell the future of the club, get your tickets now" If our CEO has any balls, he should ban everyone at the club from talking to the EADT. With friends like this, who needs enemies?

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    MOTT MIKE

    Thursday, April 19, 2012

  • Come of it Kevin you'll have to ask Frank if it's OK first !!!!!!!

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    Brian Betts

    Friday, April 20, 2012

  • Sell him for £3M plus add ons, and buy Nick Powell from Crewe.

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    Kevin Bailey

    Thursday, April 19, 2012

  • Oh dear, here we go again.

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    JOHN BURLS

    Thursday, April 19, 2012

  • I agree with Frank plus JET is not ready yet for the premiership. Hopefully the following season with ITFC

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    chantry boy

    Thursday, April 19, 2012

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