As you might be able to guess, I'm an Ipswich fan and I come in peace. May I add Van der Vaart looks to be one of the signings of the summer
Anyhow, I'm here to talk about our two loanees. Andros and Jake. I've seen Townsend play a few times now and he has impressed me every time. He is always looking to take on his fullback and has pace and skill falling out of his ears. He tracks back effectively and is strong in a tackle. His delivery is generally very good from open play aswell as set pieces. Any chance Harry would let him go?
And Livermore, seeing him for the first time yesterday against dirty Leeds, he, too, had something about him. I think he relishes with our formation with a holding player because it allows him to play a seemingly natural game further up the pitch. His work off the ball is immense and he has decent composure on it aswell. He played a sublime ball through for the first goal after beating a couple of players in the middle. Also looks to have a bit of pace about him and he always shows for the ball which is nice to see for a central player. I'd guess we'll extend the loan to a Season for the lad based on that performance.
Whether they stay with us or go back to you, I think they will both cut it a Prem level if they continue to develop, especially Townsend. If we made respectable offers do you think we have a chance of keeping them? And what about a swap deal for Connor Wickham for the both of them, what would you think about that?