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Evans, Lambert and The Ham 10:46 - Mar 7 with 945 viewsFarmerpiles

Exert from today's Football League Paper. Chris Dunlavy column:

'...Yet as the team laboured under the weight of reasonable expectation in League 1, Lambert grew increasingly hostile and defensive. Players with international caps and Championship experience wernt performing, yet the manager defended them to the hilt.
Fair questions about a laboured style , squad rotation and a lack of goals were haughtily - and often angrily- dismissed.
Lambert obliquely blamed the media for issues that clearly ran deeper then a few negative headlines and- in what amounted to managerial suicide- banned a respected local journalist, Phil Ham, from Portman Rd.
Ham is a lifelong supporter with an unimpeachable devotion to the club. To ostracise him was a spectacular own goal and, in the eyes of many fans,symbolic of Lamberts disdain for their concerns.
By the time results improved,goodwill was gone and all bridges burned. Both parties were entrenched.
And when Lambert - still hampered by illness- turned his ire on Evan's,his final lifeline was severed.
Initial reports suggested he was replaced by Paul Cook as part of a prospective takeover , denied by the club but clearly underway. True or not, Evans had tired of Lamberts public criticism of the clubs structure and a face to face row last thursday sealed the managers fate.
Given his conduct in recent months, Lambert can have few complaints- and with a 5 yr contract to cash in, he probably wont.
But the broader reality is that Ipswich were incapable of functioning with an owner tired of owning the club and a manager tired of managing it. One of those problems is fixed;the other- for now-remains a significant impediment to success.
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Evans, Lambert and The Ham on 11:10 - Mar 7 with 814 viewsBryanPlug

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Evans, Lambert and The Ham on 11:16 - Mar 7 with 764 viewsbluefunk

Evans, Lambert and The Ham on 11:10 - Mar 7 by BryanPlug

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This is a guy who writes something controversial every week, it’s his job. In the full article almost everyone gets panned for something ( other than the sainted Phil😁) The other week he was digging out Paul Cook for wanting the right job. While he might be better informed than some,he’s fallen for the Lambert PR job, so loses all credibility for me
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Evans, Lambert and The Ham on 11:43 - Mar 7 with 658 views66notout

Evans, Lambert and The Ham on 11:10 - Mar 7 by BryanPlug

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Judging by the OP's spelling of excerpt I think we already know the answer.
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Evans, Lambert and The Ham on 12:05 - Mar 7 with 568 viewsFarmerpiles

Evans, Lambert and The Ham on 11:43 - Mar 7 by 66notout

Judging by the OP's spelling of excerpt I think we already know the answer.


Fanku.
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