Volz Settling in, Now Can the Whole Team Do the Same?

Last updated : 08 September 2008 By Bluesweb.co.uk
Volz told the Times: "Once the deal is done, all that is left to face is the first day, which is not unlike any first day at any new job - lots of unknowns. Of course, you hold back a bit. You do not want to go bowling in as if you have been there years. You need to get a feel for how things are done, what is appropriate and what is not. But it has been an easy transition at Ipswich because it is a very friendly club and I am really enjoying it already. I have just got to get the local press to spell my name right. They are nearer to Germany, so you would think they would know better. There is no "t" in Volz, chaps."

Now Volz has settled in can Jim gel all his summer signings together and form a team, rather than a group of players?

Town have started the season poorly and it has been mentioned there is no team work within the squad Jim has built.

On paper the players Jim has brought in are decent and should have fired Ipswich in to the other half of the table, instead of their lowly position down in 17th place.

Fans were relishing the prospect of former Town favourite Richard Wright back at Town, but his second spell at the club hasn't quite turned out to be the move fans were dreaming off.

Another big name Jim has brought in is Ivan Campo, whom left Bolton to the dismay of many of their fans. Although Town have not seen too much of the defensive midfielder, he has show glimpses of the quality he possesses

Striker Kevin Lisbie joined from local rivals Colchester United and so far he has put in decent performances despite his tendency to drift in and out of games. He might not be in the game, he might not even get a touch in twenty minutes of football, but he can score out of the blue, just the player he is.

With the above names in the Town squad plus other additions, Ben Thatcher and Pim Balkenstein, you'd think Town have a squad to challenge for the automatic promotion places.

This still may be the case, however currently the team are under performing. This division can throw up many surprises and an eight game unbeaten run can send a team down in the bottom half right up to the top.

So is Jim waiting for this to happen? Can he change it overnight? You'd think Jm would be in Ipswich trying to sort it all out, trying to fix it. Bt no, Jim is currently away at Northern Ireland for World Cup commentary duties, so should he be back at Portman Road and sort this mess out before it's too late?

Patience is a hard thing to give any manager in football and if Jim doesn't provide a bit of "magic" soon then Marcus Evans may have to consider Jim's place at the club. Some fans are already starting to question Jim management skills.

For the sake of Ipswich Town Football club and his job, Jim needs to kickstart the season sooner rather than later.