I have noticed a real swell of support for the boys ahead of our game against Reading tomorrow, and it is really nice to see, however make no mistake that people who opt not to turn up to the game aren't necessarily being childish and disloyal, but rather really disappointed.
I detest the notion that the FA cup is a distraction, I love the FA cup and everything it stands for (the same sentiment is not shared for the League Cup however) And the fact we lost to Lincoln wasn't so bad, but it was the manner in which we played and lost which kind of makes it easy to feel like the club took the piss a bit. Granted Lincoln have done really well to get past Brighton as well, however we had a warning shot at home, and failed to make that warning shot count in the second tie.
I do not feel "entitled" as I feel the club has performed above and beyond it's level of investment for a while. It is the torrent of disappointing communication from the club which has me disappointed and not wanting to go. The sense of togetherness and community should always begin from the top, and I just cant buy into what is coming from the top of the pyramid any more; let's face it, the most interaction we've had from ME is basically a few words in the program here and there, as well as a video of him teeing off.
I do not boo the players, the only player I have ever booed was Chopra as he openly disrespected the club and fans. I have booed the performance of the team many times, but have tried to reign in my dislike for MM as much as possible; despite some almighty blubs on the forums.
The point is I do not reject the notion of letting go of pride and showing support to the team to shake off the staleness that has crept in on the club, but I also cant blame people for not wanting to show support to the administration of the club either, sadly times are way beyond "Stop being childish and support the team" until the higher ups grow up and start treating the fans with more respect.
We have nowhere to complain to; I have mentioned this point a couple of times in different ways on here, but the results on the pitch aren't what pizz me off the most, it is the fact there is no realistic way of being heard. The only way ME can ever remain being this anonymous is if either he has someone in the public eye who knows business and football, or if the club is successful - and we have either.
I will never support another club over Ipswich Town, but I just cant support the club in it's current state. ME doesn't deserve to own the club (sadly its about having money rather than deserving it) MM doesn't deserve to manage the club, and quite frankly a swaft of the players barely deserve to play professional football at this level, let alone for the club.
How are Ipswich Wanderers doing this season? that might be the safest escape I can aim for on a Saturday now, and I am sure they would appreciate the money more than just expect it like ITFC seems to now
I have taken library of my senses now. Yesterday was a poor day for me, and I apologise for going off on the deep end as I try to remain composed every step of the way.
I was devastated by the two Lincoln games, utterly devastated; as I am sure most were. I could have accepted the result if they beat us with a run against the play kind of flukey goal, but just seeing the way the team performed was a travesty. As such i went into total meltdown resembling a doom sayer on the forums.
I still feel no better in regards to what happened, but have come to accept that if the people who are paid at the top to have emotion toward Ipswich Town continue to neglect that, then there is no reason I should feel as emotionally (and financially) vested in the club as a supporter.
So, I am all good now, Just had a coffee and feel middle aged and merry once more
People have thrown around email addresses... emails are easily unread and can be deleted
We aren't a club of protesters so I doubt very seriously we could pull that off even if we wanted to
We could cancel our standing orders for season tickets/ not renew/ stop going - but there are still plenty of brave souls who would never turn coat on Town (which I admire, as I can't do that any more)
The supporter club spokes person isn't exactly endeared to the supporters (I will leave that one be)
I am genuinely at a loss as to what we can do to tell the club, no, we won't accept your call for support any more- it is the worst feeling in the world, being stuck in a nightmare and no matter how hard we try and call out, we cant make a sound.
In a statement to BBC Suffolk, Milne said: "Over the two matches Lincoln City were clearly the better organised team. That resulted in them deserving to win and we should, and have, congratulated them."
...Over the two matches Lincoln City were clearly the better organised team
Is this wishful thinking or lack of 6am and 7am posts from the club following one of the most newsworthy nights of our recent history due to the club not talking to the press until ...... who am I kidding, it's just another crap day as a Town Supporter
I have long since been disappointed with the moaning and at times seemingly over the top dislike for MM and the back room -
But I am so cut up inside about all this right now, I am now moaning in a way I never thought I could, I am now salivating for news MM has been fired, and it kills me, as I am conflicting between what I believe in and how miserable supporting ITFC makes me now
Now isn't the time for I told you so, because I still maintain some of the criticism and moaning didn't fit at the time in any way - but now, I am in turmoil because my head is saying it's time to pull the trigger, and put that once loved suffering dog that was my Saturday afternoon, out of it's misery.