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Dill
Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2012 1:10:20 PM



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Massimo Luongo's loan to Ipswich Town has been cut short after their new manager Mick McCarthy decided he was no longer needed, and he has returned to Tottenham Hotspur.

As a Spurs fan I've been following him closely, as I believe he is a future first team player for Tottenham as well as a future Socceroo. At Ipswich he started off really well, having a blinding pre-season, and he made a good start in the league. However as results began elude the side, he fell out of favour. Their new manager Mick McCarthy basically said that although he is a good player, he isn't the type of player that he needs.

Personally I'm quite surprised by this, because he is a very good footballer - a good passer, great at keeping possession and also strong in the tackle. In fact many Ipswich supporters feel he was their best player while he was playing, but I suppose that when you're a new manager of a side on the bottom of the Championship, a small, young player isn't going to be your ideal candidate for centre midfield.

While disappointing, perhaps it is best for his development - surely he'd be better off training with Spurs, maybe playing the odd cup game, before being loaned out to a team who play more of a passing game than Ipswich?
Eastern Glory
Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2012 1:18:09 PM



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Surely he lines up another loan ASAP! Good luck to the lad

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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2012 2:13:23 PM



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very surprised by this, it seemed like he was doing very well there.
neverwozza
Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2012 3:46:46 PM



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Would a loan move back to an Australian club be an option for him?

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Ali07
Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2012 4:05:44 PM



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neverwozza wrote:
Would a loan move back to an Australian club be an option for him?

Where would the best place be if he were to make a loan move to the HAL?

I'd say CCM, Roar, Heart, WSW, SFC, Perth, Jets, and the Reds don't need another CM/DM.

Wellington certainly need a new CM/DM...but doubt that they'd want to loan an Aussie kid.

And, at the Victory, we've got Celeski, Jeggo, Bru, Milligan, and Broxham for CM/DM spots. Don't think we should use our last spot on a midfielder when we more then likely need to strengthen the centre of our defence.

Can't see any HAL clubs wanting another midfielder.




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Voice ofReason
Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2012 4:12:01 PM



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He lost his place basically at the same time that they signed Reo-Coker on a free. Understandable as Luongo isn't quite at the level nor does he have the experience of Reo-Coker yet which I guess is something Ipswich need as they are now in the relegation spots.

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The-Far-Post
Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2012 5:48:36 PM



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neverwozza wrote:
Would a loan move back to an Australian club be an option for him?


Don't think so. Seemed to cut it at Championship level so surely there's a home for him around there or at a League One club. I believe he was travelling from London to Ipswich too, so upping and moving to Australia would be a big switch, especially for a loan.

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