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DRURY SIGNS.

Championship Ipswich Town
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Versatile, goalscoring midfielder. Could be a coup at that price too. Not a massive loss if he doesn't perform! Thoughts?

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posted Jan 31, 2011

Hopefully I can be almost neutral in this. Born in Luton, followed the Town for 60 years, now live in North Essex and think of Ipswich as my second team.

I would not be surprised if Andy Drury does very well for you. Saw him against Charlton, who at the time were second in Div 1, in the cup a few weeks ago, he was head and shoulders above anybody else on the pitch. A class act, almost certainly the best player outside the league. This is the general view at Luton, and do not forget only five years ago we were above you in the league, so we know what is involved in the Championship.

We are getting over a period of mismanagement and dreadful treatment by the FA and FL which got us into the mess we dropped into. We are on the up again and look forward to one of my favourite games of the season Ipswich v Luton, my first visit to this match was when Alf Ransey was Ipswich Manager.

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posted Jan 31, 2011

Cheers, and all the best to LTFC. The sordid shambles that is the FA / FL really did a number on you. From what I can remember your dodgy director/owners??? pulled a right number. Mike Newell didn't really help things either.

Thanks for Drury and good luck working your way back into & up the league smiley

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posted Jan 31, 2011

Luton fan in peace.
I wouldn't worry about him never playing league football - you'll be surprised at the high standard of football at 'non-league' level from the majority of teams in this division.

Drury is a class act and often head-and-shoulders above anyone else on the pitch. Can play all across the midfield, set-piece and corner delivery is spot-on, and can hit a ball well from 25 yards out.

Best of luck for the season.

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posted Jan 31, 2011

Well if he turns out to be even half as good as Ricky Hill and Brian Stein I will be delighted! ok

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posted Jan 31, 2011

i was too at the charlton game (being a charlton fan and all that!) and Drury was excellent. obviously that's based on one performance but it's a good signing youve done there

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posted Jan 31, 2011

i wouldn't be suprised if there were teams looking at him come the end of the season. he is the new charlie adam

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posted Jan 31, 2011

Good luck to him. You've signed an honest hardworking pro who won't let you down.

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comment by PjW (U10914675)

posted Jan 31, 2011

Apart from seeing your own U18s stepping up into the first team, there’s nothing like plucking a gem from lower leagues!

As others have said, it’s a bit of a worry that the bloke is 27 as still in the Conf (though as Luton fans have pointed out, the standard in the Conf’ Nat’ these days is pretty good – I watch Cambridge Utd a fair bit). I remember the requirements for a decent pro being classified as being good enough in: athleticism; technical qualities, (footballing) intelligence and “balls”. If Paul Jewell has seen enough of him to take the punt, he sounds good enough physically, technically and in his on-pitch intelligence. I worry, though, if the reason he’s always been in non-league is his mental strength.

Time will tell, but I really hope he makes it.

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comment by PjW (U10914675)

posted Jan 31, 2011

*27 AND still in the Conf'

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comment by ajc91 (U14385126)

posted Feb 1, 2011

hey luton follower here, believe me you guys have signed a gem here an absolute steal at 150k, so disappointed hes gone but really hope and believe it will go well for him

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