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Fitness Coach Henry Leaves Town
Monday, 30th Nov 2020 09:57

Town’s fitness coach Jim Henry is understood to have left the club.

Henry, 68, whose official job title was head of athletic performance/sports science, joined the Blues just over two years ago when manager Paul Lambert took charge at Portman Road having previously worked with the Blues boss at Stoke.

The sudden departure is believed to have come as a result of friction with the club's football management over recent weeks.

Following his exit first-team coach Matt Gill has taken on Henry's warming up duties at the last two matches.

A former Scotland international judo athlete, Henry has also worked at Bury, Rangers, Hibs, Sunderland, Aston Villa and Celtic.

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JackSted added 09:58 - Nov 30
Good. Hopefully that'll lessen our injuies

BlueandTruesince82 added 10:00 - Nov 30
That's a start.... now we just need the actual management team to change too

MrTown added 10:02 - Nov 30
Well it certainly seems as though Lambert has got this all under control.

blueboyd added 10:05 - Nov 30
Can I be ageist and think that a 68 year old really should not be THE man at the club to help the players keep in peak physical fitness.

Stewards_Enquiry added 10:05 - Nov 30
The start of an overhaul hopefully ! Perhaps this change should of happened before we have a whole team injured ! Again too little too late from Ipswich

aas1010 added 10:09 - Nov 30
Sinking ship

bluelodgeblue added 10:11 - Nov 30
Shame he didn’t take the rest of the management team with him?

itfcserbia added 10:15 - Nov 30
Lol, Lambo trying to take reduce the heat from the fans.

ONENIL78 added 10:16 - Nov 30
Perhaps we should hire an (un)fitness coach

StavangerBlue added 10:23 - Nov 30
Is it the lack of investment in Playford Road? Fleetwood spent 6m GBP on their training centre a few years ago. If I were the owner it would be obvious to me that is where a little money can go a long way across all levels of the club.

I do not think the issue is one man.

Suffolkboy added 10:27 - Nov 30
Rather than concentrate on the negative , let’s hope we can and now will employ a person who will get everyone truly fir :it’s bound to take time ,and age shouldn’t have entered this equation .The chap had years of experience and accumulated knowledge ; was he not applying his skills properly any more OR was his advice deemed no longer acceptable ?— and by whom ?
COYB now get it right .

johnwarksshorts added 10:29 - Nov 30
Blueboyd, he maybe 68, but looking at him he's probably more than capable of keeping up with guys half his age.

midastouch added 10:30 - Nov 30
I didn't even comment over the weekend as I've just had enough of all things ITFC. I've got to the point where I would rather watch my local non-league side Gorleston and won't return to Ipswich until they get their house in order. If Evans can't see that a managerial change is needed immediately then I just despair of it. Burley or Klug (or both) till the end of the season (that would get the fanbase back on side) and I also wouldn't mind seeing Dyer in the frame as well. Burley and Dyer have both played under Robson, it's crazy they are being overlooked. Surely we need to be going back to our traditions as the managerial direction under Evans is so out of step with our past traditions. Burley is the man needed to sort out the mess. Burley to get the ship turned around, Dyer to sail it back into the Championship and beyond.

Pilgrimblue added 10:35 - Nov 30
I hope that Lambert doesn't think this is all that needs to be done! It's what's happening on the pitch that matters and he's the only one that can sort that out.

grow_our_own added 10:38 - Nov 30
Lambert hired him in the first place and presumably oversaw and approved Henry's work these past two plus years. Took him a long time to do something about our continuing injury cluster-f#ck. Seems Lambert's ability to select coaching staff is as bad as his judgement on team selections.

Nobbysnuts added 10:45 - Nov 30
Now Mr lambert can you follow him.....👍👍👍

Cheshire_Blue added 10:52 - Nov 30
'sinking ship' The usual positive support. Some so called supporters don't know the meaning of the word.

EricsGate added 11:05 - Nov 30




ThaiBlue added 11:43 - Nov 30
Hope oxford no its a 5 a side match 2morro with all our sicknotes

tivo added 11:52 - Nov 30
a Dinosaur was in charge of fitness shocker..

shakytown added 11:54 - Nov 30
More proof that there's big problems behind the scenes. Club is in crisis and change needs to happen now.

Izzy added 12:03 - Nov 30
I wonder if there's more to this story. I was asking about why we seemed to have such a long injury list before Lambert arrived. I know the list wasn't as long as it is now, but even under MM we seemed to have more injuries than most clubs. So could it be Jim Henry has got fed up of trying to get the rest of the fitness staff to listen to him?

ArnieM added 12:07 - Nov 30
....there is definitely something not sitting right at this Club isn't there.

blues1 added 12:11 - Nov 30
If people had read the story, instead of just the headline, youd have seen that he left due to friction with the management team. For bo other reason

multiplescoregasms added 12:19 - Nov 30
What???? We have a fitness coach???

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