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AMN on (n/t)
at 21:29 20 Feb 2017

Now 5 points from the "Month of Doom" (n/t)
at 21:48 14 Feb 2017

The Villa fans
at 22:51 11 Feb 2017

The ones we met after the game, at the station and on the train were all very congratulatory, philosophical and happy to discuss the match and our respective seasons. Came across as a decent bunch.
Tax Returns
at 15:22 30 Jan 2017

Deadline day tomorrow for that too, all Self Assessment people!

Just done mine.
Exciting end
at 15:49 22 Jan 2017

to the ODI. Could still go either way.
What a lovely-sounding chap
at 19:49 21 Jan 2017
Answers the question from earlier
at 16:44 16 Jan 2017


Kieffer Moore by iamipswich 16 Jan 12:38
Just noticed on his Wikipedia page it says he is a Striker or defender. The new centre back we've been after. Sneaky Mick had us all thinking he was the striker we needed!

That's quite an interesting lineup!
at 14:03 14 Jan 2017

Team sheet:

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Idea for an incredibly simplistic but probably acoustically very effective chant
at 10:36 14 Jan 2017

I don't normally do things like this, leaving it up to those who can actually sing, but this was an idea which occurred to me this morning, which I certainly haven't heard for a while at matches.

It is simply "Iiiiiipswich" (longer first syllable, shorter second one, the main stress on the first) repeated over and over again.

With the natural sound delays the length of the ground (over one-third of a second) and echoing off the stands, it ought, if enough join in, to create a significant wall of sound at pitch level.

It's got no complicated words, tricky scansion, or tune, is not "gimmicky" like the Icelandic thunderclap, is completely neutral in terms of current internal fan politics and shows generalised support for the team.
Playing against top-half teams
at 14:57 8 Jan 2017

People have been expressing alarm at our up-coming string of fixtures against teams higher up the table - Huddersfield, Preston, Derby, Reading, Villa and Brighton.

However, they should take heart that the way Ipswich perform against upper- and lower-half teams is pretty equal compared to many others in the division, having accrued 45.2% of our points from sides currently in the top twelve, ranking us 6th in the Championship for that particular stat.

The top 10 are:
Fulham 52.8%
Birmingham 48.6%
Brighton 46.3%
Nottingham 46.2%
Blackburn 45.8%
Ipswich 45.2%
Leeds 44.4%
Sheffield 42.9%
Newcastle 42.3%
Bristol 40.7%

The next 11 teams range from Derby (40.0%) down to Preston (30.6%)

The bottom three are:
Barnsley 26.3%
Norwich 21.6%
Rotherham 0.0% (no, there isn't a number missing)

In terms of the absolute number of points we've taken off top-half teams, we're ranked 10th on 14. Brighton are top with 25, Rotherham bottom with zero. Norwich have taken 8, the third lowest tally.

Brought to you by Guthrum's meaningless-but-true stats.
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Merry New Year
at 00:58 1 Jan 2017

An' stuff.
Good game last night
at 08:31 31 Dec 2016

Consistently attacking football for most of the game, both from runs forward and long balls in behind the defence. Subs were well-timed and effective. Deflected shot hit the bar and Sears' ball somehow cleared off the line. This was no flukey, snatched win. If we play like that every game, we'll win more than we lose and most people will be happy.

Also had the pleasure of meeting Mick Stockwell, good bloke.
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