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|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.
at 15:22 30 Jan 2017
Deadline day tomorrow for that too, all Self Assessment people!
Just done mine.
at 15:49 22 Jan 2017
to the ODI. Could still go either way.
|Answers the question from earlier|
at 16:44 16 Jan 2017
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!
|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:
The next 11 teams range from Derby (40.0%) down to Preston (30.6%)
The bottom three are:
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.
[Post edited 8 Jan 14:58]
|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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