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|Amazing nights at Portman Road?|
at 23:28 11 Jan 2013
I always found there was something special about a night game, but I am struggling to think of when the last brilliant evening match was.
I think that the last one which was genuinely amazing was against Wigan in the season we finished 3rd; more than anything it felt like such an important result, I remember leaving the ground thinking we were going to go on and win the league that year. Arsenal in the cup was obviously a good night, but just lacked that feeling of importance, as I think most people suspected we wouldn't be able to hold the advantage at the Emirates.
While it is depressing to think it is now so many years since we had big matches that really meant something, it's an exciting prospect that if the progress continues under Mick, we could create nights like that at PR again in a few years time.
at 22:26 6 Oct 2012
We outplayed the team who were top of the table at the start of the day, and had it not been for two individual errors (by the same player), we would have won. I therefore don't get the posts suggesting that today's result should be the final nail in the coffin for Jewell. I agree that if results don't change soon then Jewells days may be numbered, but it is also clear that Evans looks beyond the results when considering if a change in management is needed, so if anything today's game will probably have bought Jewell more time.
I think the goals we conceded today demonstrate why we are having such a problem defending balls lofted into the area. As was said by many Watford fans when he joined us, Loach really does struggle to deal with the ball coming across his goal, he is indecisive and often comes for balls he shouldn't, and stays put at times when he should come and claim it. You would think that they are working on this in training, but if it is something that Loach just really can't get right, then it is extremely worrying; it spreads uncertainty throughout the entire defense, and may be a very hard issue to solve without a change of goalkeeper.
Aside from the obvious defensive problem, there were a lot of positives to take from the game. For the first time in a while JET looked a real threat to the opposition defense (particularly in the first half). Edwards was quality as usual; he gets a lot of flack for getting caught out of position, but that is one of the drawbacks of playing with attacking fullbacks, if an attack breaks down suddenly they often cannot get back and therefore need covering; and besides, Cresswell probably gets caught out of position more often than Edwards. And while its disappointing to see so many short term loanees in the side, if there are views to a permanent deal for Campbell, Higginbottom, or Wellens, then it would appear all would be good signings.
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at 22:06 22 Aug 2012
Anyone see the double save the Braga keeper made in their game tonight? Just watched the champions league highlights and it's one of the best I've ever seen, absolutely full stretch for the first, and up and across so quickly for the second.
Their goal wasn't bad either.
|When did this happen?|
at 22:13 21 Aug 2012
It seems to have been a gradual progression, but the team now is exactly what it wasn't at this same time last year, and is exactly what us fans have been calling for. That is, we now have a young team, with players that appear committed to the club, who enjoy playing for the club, and we can hopefully see progress over the coming year and beyond.
It is a team I really look forward to going to see play, and while we probably do need another player or two, I wouldn't be too upset if this is the team that we stuck with for the rest of the year. For the first time in a while I feel as though success will not be judged purely on results; if the team plays the right way, and shows the commitment we want to see, I will be happy come the end of the season.
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|We won at Watford|
at 21:41 21 Aug 2012
Surely that is a sign of a good season to come
|Perhaps its a good time to put an end to this in/out division.|
at 21:02 18 Feb 2012
It seems that these 4 wins in a row have cut back the number of 'Jewell Out' posts, and I imagine they are going to result in a sharp increase in the number of 'What do the outers have to say now posts'; and to be honest such posts based on a few games evidence are as rash as the Jewell Out posts were a month or so back.
Perhaps now the club are on a good run, and there is a bit of optimism amongst the fans, instead of gloating/doubting the form, it would be a good time to forget the Jewell in/out division, and just concentrate on supporting town - enjoy the good performances, and get behind the team if things get hard again.
I realise this is a ridiculous suggestion as everyone loves a bit of conflict, and a good gloat at others, but thought it was worth saying anyway.