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The Times They Are a-Changin'
Written by SpiritOfJohn on Saturday, 15th Oct 2016 12:50

There was a time, not so very long ago, when an international break was regarded as an unwelcome interruption to the entertainment being served up at Portman Road.

By contrast the most recent intermission came as a sweet relief from the current fare on offer. The long-suffering fans deserved a rest far more than the players.

Getting back into the swing by catching up on what’s been added to TWTD recently we are returned to Groundhog Day. David McGoldrick is on his way back from injury, ditto Jonny Williams and Teddy Bishop even managed to break his nose again.

Nothing much has changed and to rub it in we have Jonathan Douglas being wheeled out to defend the indefensible - his partnership with Cole Skuse. Welcome back to Championship football!

Let’s hope that we can turn things round soon, starting today at Blackburn, so that we can once more look forward to watching some enjoyable football at Ipswich. Meanwhile, here is a short poem about our changing fortunes.

Ode To Change

Watching Ipswich used to be
A pleasure not a chore
The buzz around the stadium
The crowd’s expectant roar

Tuning in the wireless
At a quarter to four
How’s the Town getting on?
What’s the half-time score?

Seeing football on the deck
The ball upon the floor
Passing to a team-mate
We’ve seen it done before

Remembering my first match
Back in seventy-four
Robson would be aghast
To know how Ipswich bore

Giving youth a chance
Not showing them the door
Let’s see what they can do
It’s not against the law

Watching Ipswich used to be
A pleasure not a chore
Seeing goals aplenty
Not another nil-nil draw

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Blue_Again added 08:46 - Oct 16

tractorgrl added 11:16 - Oct 16
I liked that, well done!

cornishnick added 17:32 - Oct 17
I think that's very good, an enjoyable read. Wordsworth himself, admittedly Anthony, couldn't have done better
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