Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 14°C

Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

PLAYER REACTION: Departing DJ Campbell reflects on the positives from festive period

19:10 01 January 2013

DJ Campbell comes off against Brighton this afternoon - but is it goodbye?

DJ Campbell comes off against Brighton this afternoon - but is it goodbye?

Archant

Ipswich v Brighton: It might not have been the way he wanted to depart Portman Road.

A 3-0 home defeat to Brighton saw Town’s cracking Christmas period end with a whimper – with the match also being the last of DJ Campbell’s prolific three-month loan period.

But Campbell, who will now return to parent club QPR, believes a run of seven points from four quick-fire matches is an impressive tally, one that has seen Ipswich start to move away from the bottom three.

The striker said: “It has been a great few games, Charlton and Wolves away, but we are obviously disappointed with the result today.

“As the gaffer said in there, seven points is superb. We would have taken that at the start. When the gaffer came in, we only had (a total) of seven points, now we have 30. It has not been a bad run!

“When you look at it like that, I’m happy. You can’t be greedy. Sometimes you have to realise where we were and where we are now – although we are still in a dogfight.”

Two first-half goals from Dean Hammond and Craig Mackail-Smith put Brighton in control before Wayne Bridge sealed the points with a third midway through the second half.

Summing up the game, Campbell said: “I’m just disappointed for the fans today that we couldn’t see the New Year with a win.

“I’m not sure if it was one game too many. But Brighton are the kind of team you play against where you need to score first. If you don’t, they will sit back and suck up everything – they keep the ball well.

“We made it hard for ourselves but we have had a great festive period.”

- See tomorrow’s EADT and Ipswich Star for Campbell on his QPR future, his thoughts on signing permanently for Ipswich and his special message to the Super Blues

10 comments

  • Thanks for all you have done DJ. Hope we can get you back

    Report this comment

    chantry boy

    Tuesday, January 1, 2013

  • Off the cuff but I believe it's 23 points in 12 games and DJs record so far is about a goal every other game . Penalties have to be scored or should Steroo and mini me ask the league to deduct all the pens from Frank Lampards tally. Bitter and twisted springs to mind.

    Report this comment

    threenewknees

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013

  • One of the biggest crowds for some years and all they get is a big disappointment.

    Report this comment

    TOBY P.

    Tuesday, January 1, 2013

  • To the clowns on here. 7 points from 4 games equals approx 1.8 points per game. 1.8 x 46 = 80 odd points at end of season. Close to or in the playoffs??? The only problem being the pathetic points return from pre MM.

    Report this comment

    bristan

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013

  • When did the festive period last seven games ? Steroo must have had his decorations up in late november. Seriously though, I'd love to read why DJ was a 'pointless loan' in more detail. Please.... indulge me a little more.

    Report this comment

    72alwaysblue

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013

  • ged scott..when you want to use big words (for a naaarwich fan) put them in to perspective, not prospective...

    Report this comment

    Captain Slog

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013

  • Well done Steroo, facts wrong again, and ooooh so much negativity.

    Report this comment

    Rob Bill

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013

  • Several penalties were among those goals so lets get it back into prospective and 7 points out of 12 is great is it. Oh my god what a clown lol

    Report this comment

    ged scott

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013

  • Seven points - effectively one point per game is 'superb' and 'great'. Actually no it is lower mid-table form - apparently great and superb under mick the man - but the subject of ridicule under jewell the mannequin. Remember one of the 'prolific' DJ's goals was scored with his hands and several more were penalties... now he is gone and this pointless loan looks as ridiculous now as it did when he joined.

    Report this comment

    Rob Steroo

    Tuesday, January 1, 2013

  • hi stereo,no need to get bitter and twisted just because norwich got no points over the christmas period COYB.

    Report this comment

    david peters

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Katy Sealy in hurdles action

Ipswich Harriers athlete Katy Sealy will be competing in the Rio Olympics this summer after being handed a wildcard place for Belize.

Tempers flare towards the end of an East Anglian derby.

Former Ipswich Town boss George Burley believes facing Norwich City early in the season will give the Blues the best possible shot at revenge.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy and assistant Terry Connor. 
Picture: Steve Waller       
www.stephenwaller.com

‘It would be a massive, massive achievement if Ipswich Town get anywhere near the play-offs’.

Teenager Jonny Dowe at his home in Ipswich.

An Ipswich Town fan whose Euro 2016 dream was shattered earlier this week has been left stunned after a betting firm and a former Blues star came together to rescue his trip of a lifetime.

Tempers flare towards the end of the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 16/05/2015

The fixtures for the newly branded English Football League (EFL) were released this morning, with Ipswich Town preparing for their 15th successive season in the Championship. STUART WATSON looks at some key topics.

Jay Tabb scores Ipswich Town's winner against Stevenage in the League Cup last season. Photo: Sarah Lucy Brown

Ipswich Town have been handed a home game against Stevenage in the first round of the League Cup in a repeat of last season’s draw.

Brett Pitman celebrates scoring for Ipswich Town. Photo: Steve Waller (
www.stephenwaller.com)

The 2016/17 season fixtures have been released by the English Football League for the Championship, League One and League Two.

Ipswich Town v Norwich City FC.
Sky Bet Championship.
Paul Anderson scores for Town taking them to 1-1 in the first half.

Ipswich Town are preparing for their 15th successive season in the Championship, with Mick McCarthy’s men aiming to build on last season’s seventh-placed finish.

Ipswich Town v Preston North End - Coca Cola Championship - Portman Road, Ipswich - 09/08/2008.

General view of Portman Road football stadium

Picture Ashley Pickering

Ipswich Town are preparing for their 15th successive season in the Championship, with Mick McCarthy’s men aiming to build on last season’s seventh-placed finish.

Marcus Bent (left) playing for Ipswich against Crewe in 2003. Pic Tommy Hindley/Professional Sport

Ex-Ipswich Town striker Marcus Bent has admitted possessing cocaine after being arrested at a hotel at Chessington World of Adventures.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24