|We'll Win Again Some Sunny Day|
Written by SpiritOfJohn on Saturday, 15th Dec 2018 09:49
2018 has been a terrible year to be an Ipswich Town supporter.
Combined with a mere five away victories we would definitely be relegated with three games left to play, if the season ran from January to December.
We witnessed the acrimonious departure of one divisive manager, only to discover his replacement to be an unworthy successor. Selling your best players to league rivals has never been a recipe for success.
Off the field we lost Kevin Beattie, our most naturally gifted player. The passing of The Beat was a time for reflection and a little nostalgia. I was probably not alone in hunting for the 1978 Cup final DVD and savouring a couple of hours of real football. What surprised me most was the volume of the singing from the Town fans at Wembley.
More recently I watched the play-off final and was again impressed by the football and the atmosphere. One song in particular was given full voice towards the end of both matches, You'll Never Walk Alone. I wonder if we will ever hear singing like that on the terraces of Portman Road again?
Returning to the predicament facing the current team, this can be summed up by the resurgence in form of Cole Skuse under Lambert. Soon after Skuse was reported to have seen the light at the end of the tunnel he was hit by the worst injury he has suffered at the club. What price Freddie Sears breaks a leg while putting an angel in top of his Christmas tree?
Luckily for us the season does not finish in December, so winning today's game against Wigan could be the start of the turnaround we all wish for. If we don't get all three points this Saturday, there is still next week to get that first home victory on the board. Let's not despair, never say die for we know we'll win again some sunny day.
There isn't much Christmas cheer, but here is a verse to salute the reign of our shortest-serving boss:
Evans hunted high and low
He occupied the dugout
He was our shortest-serving boss
At 1.65 metres high
His promised high tempo football
He was our shortest-serving boss
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The Long and Winding Decline by ElephantintheRoom
The long, slow decline in Town’s fortunes since we became part of the mysterious and opaque ‘Marcus Evans Business Empire’ has been both hugely depressing and acutely embarrassing. But if we’re honest, Town’s decline pre-dates the much-maligned Marcus Evans’s arrival by decades. Both on and off the pitch.
We Should All Be in This Together Now - Fans, Local Media, Everyone by MikeDove33
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Dear Martin Samuel... by Superfrans
...I felt I had to respond to your piece in the Daily Mail today about Mick McCarthy.
Marcus Evans Needs Our Support Not to Be Hounded Out by FrimleyBlue
I started a thread on the TWTD Forum a few weeks ago about why I felt sorry for our owner. It was an interesting thread, a few agreed but there was a majority who continued the recent craze of ' Evans needs to go'.