I think going to all the games doesn't always mean you have the strongest opinion. Some fans say the same things every game regardless of what is happening. They basically formed their views years ago and repeat them each week, such as "Watford always play unattractive football", "long ball isn't ever exiting", "that player is useless".
Of course all of those statements might be true but you need to back them up with something. I don't go to many games so I often only see statistics or quotes and I use them to compliment what I say.
Normally wish players the best of luck when they leave the club and I hate to say it, but that doesn't apply this time.
Chopra took advantage of the club's kindness to him when other clubs wouldn't go near him. He couldn't understand the fans frustration with him and was a prime example of footballers that take what they have for granted.
think its easy for those in Ipswich or other parts of the country to not understand the frustration. As I am based in the south west I was happy to see a pre-season friendly that was realistic to go to, as were many others. Try living hours away before you judge those that are unhappy with this
Agree with bluehook, was looking forward to seeing the town players in action and this game was a great chance for the club to reward their fans in the south west. They have screwed over the fans and Chippenham
Nthsuffolkblue: I was fully aware of all of those factors when writing this up but it was just a bit of fun. It was always going to be bit of a stretch to get 11 'strikers' in, but I'd like to think people enjoyed it.
BackToRussia: I think that Scotland could do something in central midfield, would be entertaining to see him there at the very least! I also think that Murphy could be half decent at centre back, again would be funny to see.
Interesting points and I think you are right about where the game is going. More and more clubs will rely on free transfers or paying small amounts for players.
I'm not sure if we are at that stage yet though. Peterborough are the perfect example of a club that sells at the right time. They bought Taylor for £5,000 and sold him for around £2 million when he only has 9 months remaining on his contract.
I'd like to see us be a bit more crafty in the transfer market, I think the only good deal we have done is selling Wickham. The sales of Trotter and Rhodes should have been dealt with better.
Fair points rosseden. I totally agree with Lee Martin, it is something that I now wish I mentioned in the blog.
My main point is that the club haven't sold players at the right time. I think most other clubs do their business differently too. I think that we should have either got Martin, Hyam and whoever else is out of contract to either sign a contract in this window or sell them. Losing Martin would be hard to watch but it would make it less painful if we got some decent money for him.
I see your point about the cost of relegation but I can't see us going down with or without Lee Martin.
I wouldn't worry about the moaners. I have written stuff for a different site where nobody comments and trust me it is better that someone disagrees to start a discussion rather than no one commenting at all lol. I always enjoy reading a variety of opinions too
You would have thought so NITFC but if the rumours are true then they were looking for 15k or more. I agree if they asked for 7-10k a week we should sign them but over 15k would probably stretch the budget too far