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Legend Lambert's FA Cup Winner's Medal Stolen
by blueboy1981 at 23:07:14

........ the pits of the Earth - words fail me. Truly scum people.

But where are the deterrents in this Country anymore ? - if caught a smack of the wrist is all they would get, and criminals know it. Fast becoming a lawless society everywhere.
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The Circle of Football-Supporting Life
by good_at_COD at 23:02:05

Excellent article, one of the best I recall reading on here and its sentiments not only resonate with me but probably would do with many supporters, regardless of which clubs they follow, if they were able to read them.
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Legend Lambert's FA Cup Winner's Medal Stolen
by TractorBeezer at 21:25:04

Sorry to learn this Mick and hope that you can retrieve your medals and other belongings. Also that the crooks are apprehended and dealt with. The FA Cup medal must be priceless to you.
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Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Ipswich Town - Match Report
by TrueBlueRich at 21:24:31

I have been of the opinion for some time that most subscribers on here are not regular supporters. I go home and away and am in awe of the support the current contingent give the team. Yes I know we are in difficult times, but true fans will continue to support the team irrespective of the league we are in. Recently I requested someone print the words of the song “ I follow “, got no response, why, because none of you go to games and sing the song. To blame Chambers for one mistake on Sky highlights prove my point as there were another 89 minutes in the game which you saw nothing of. I am all for free speech, but opinions can only be based upon what you personally have witnessed. Yes, Hurst messed up but the damage had been done gradually over the past 10 years by a number of incumbents. I do wish we had kept Jim, at least the football was good. I have been a supporter since 1967, and remember Bobby Robson having a bumpy ride in his early days. Thank god this website was not around then or some of you would have crucified him. That’s got that off my chest. coyb.
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Legend Lambert's FA Cup Winner's Medal Stolen
by Tractorboy1985 at 21:16:50

I sincerely hope thee criminals are found and thee items are returned very soon! A truly lovely man who I’ve personally met at the ITFC golf day on many occasions and always has time to speak to fans! All the best mick and family
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Legend Lambert's FA Cup Winner's Medal Stolen
by ForeverBlueSince1996 at 21:14:11

Awful what is wrong with some people! Unfortunately he was before my time but my parents have always spoke about how great he was!
Hope he is reunited with it
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Lambert: We Didn't Do Enough After Penalty
by blueboy1981 at 20:30:54

....... still the criticism of Evans from the same old ..... who want him out.

Still waiting for an alternative suggestion to his ownership tho' ....... ???

I guess it will be a long, long wait - because his critics cannot buy the Club, that is certain, at their own admission....... !!!
Therefore, hollow, meaningless, words - with no alternative suggestions ..... !!!
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The Circle of Football-Supporting Life
by Cakeman at 20:19:05

Great read, well done.
I am very close to your age and can certainly recall many similar experiences. It does make me laugh that the management today constantly refer to the support from the North Stand is the be all and end all and that almost as though the remaining three stands don’t matter.
It is worth remembering that many current occupants (myself included) of the South, West and East stands once stood in the North back in the day. Support is indeed not just about making a noise.
PS to this day I can recall the thrill of when ny Dad took me to my first game when we sat in the newly opened East stand. To see the pitch for the first time having climbed just a few flights of steps was amazing.
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Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Ipswich Town - Match Report
by shouldistayorcounago at 19:11:34

Conpletely disagree with the negativity directed at Sears in particular - the guy has been misused by every manager because his work rate is so high, that we have nullified his effectiveness in the role he played so well for us in when he first signed. Given a genuine and fixed central role I believe he will consistently deliver for us.

Chambers is one that is difficult for me, he's had some shocking performances this year, but I do honestly belive he is a valuable part of the squad as a genuine captain - the substance of those around him should be being questioned.

Skuse, idk. Think this has more to do with the set-up we often adopt of being too defensive with two holding midfielders than anything but yeah he would be the one out of the 3 being questioned I would be most inclined to part with.

Personally I think the problem is deeper-rooted. The Chairman has been disinterested for so long and finally seems to have awoken from his slumber. The squad is in transition after a fairly messy break-up with Mick and an abusive relationship with Hurst & Doig. The fans whilst much better than the last few years are still so lacking compared to other clubs - I live in Kent and as a result only get to between 10-15 games a season but often find myself being one of the loudest there.

Solution?

Cheaper tickets - fill the ground and make some noise for the tractor boys
Better build up - get rid of that wafty music we come out to, improve the fanzone and get the hype back
Style of Play - figure out how we want our football to look and stick to that throughout all age groups
Youngsters - get them playing, stop forcing talent out of the club
Departures - get Spence the **** out of my club
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The Circle of Football-Supporting Life
by Saxonblue74 at 18:54:03

A good read. I remember myself a transition from standing on a crate in the north stand to growing to 6'4" and feeling I should carry one for the poor bloke behind me! Not sure about being "embarrased" to be a Town fan though?
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Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Ipswich Town - Match Report
by martin587 at 18:36:56

We mostly talk about the upfront problems but until we get a balanced midfield and somebody with the vision to play a telling through ball the forwards will always struggle.Its like firing a gun without bullets.
We are nearly there and Paul will resolve it.The one problem we don’t mention is the team are scared to loose and mistakes are being made in all areas due to nerves..I was at the game yesterday and I personally could see improvement in some areas and we did only restrict Blackburn to two real chances one of which they scored from terrible marking and the other from the penalty which for me was very harsh as we could and should have had one before that.
I still feel we can escape the drop and I have great faith in PL.
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by TRUE_BLUE123 at 18:14:02

Superb
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Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Ipswich Town - Match Report
by armchaircritic59 at 17:52:37

Gcon, just two words to sum up your last post. Spot on!
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Lambert: A Thanks From Me to Fans for the Support We've Received
by d77sgw at 17:52:32

Have to say that the results right now are no better than Hurst was getting, and the football has hardly improved. Too soon to judge Lambert maybe, and he certainly inherited a poor squad - but at some point the positive PR has to be matched by an improvement on the pitch
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Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Ipswich Town - Match Report
by algarvefan at 17:48:47

I have waited 24 hours to clear my head before posting this.

When Paul Hurst was appointed and brought in players from the lower leagues he knew I was quite excited, we had been a 'stale' side for several years, Big Bird had gone and it was a new beginning and I think most of us agree that was what was needed. Hurst's only fault for me was his arrogance, his insistence just to play his own signings. We were never that far away in terms of results but we never looked like scoring and with a leaky error strewn defence we soon ended up on the bottom.

Now we have Paul Lambert and what has he done in the transfer window, the same as Hurst. Some positions are an improvement but some clearly are not, we are still a bunch of strangers. Don't get me wrong I welcome some of the signings but can anyone say Quaner and Keane look better than Jackson or Harrison, the former have very little pace. There have been too many changes in too short a time, why not mix say Jackson and Quaner one big man and one with pace. Our creativity improves with the likes of Lankaster, Bishop and Downes. We had NO strikers on the bench yesterday, useful sometimes when you fall behind.

I wish I could be so nailed on about Lambert as some of you, the jury is still out for me, he is excellent at PR, but it's results that matter. We talked about having an unbalanced side when Lambert arrived, I think with some tinkering he could turn things around now, it doesn't matter who signed who, lets have the best and try a new partnership up front please.

I'm still hopeful but then I'm an optimist by nature.
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by Durovigutum at 17:27:26

Respect.
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Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Ipswich Town - Match Report
by Kirbmeister at 15:54:46

Gcon - totally agree. Whatever happens this season we can’t be hard on Lambert at all IMO. The new players will take weeks to get match fit and, as we know, it’s already too late. We just have to battle it out as best we can. The rest of the season will be torture and probably the next few seasons too. I don’t think we’re even a decent league 2 side at present. It’s a hell of a long road back.
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Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Ipswich Town - Match Report
by Gcon at 15:40:14

Bluemachines.
It's simple. We now have a manager that has immediately recognised that Evans has refused to engage with the supporters or the local community for ten years. Paul Lambert has come in and recognised the disconnection and decided to do all he can to fix that. He engages with past legends, he is very appreciative of the support and he's trying to fix the damage done by Evans. That has lead to a massively improved atmosphere, which is great. But in footballing terms, we are still on the brink of relegation due to years of no funding.
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The Circle of Football-Supporting Life
by Soroche at 15:25:07

Excellent read (as ever).
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The Circle of Football-Supporting Life
by kozmik at 14:53:42

Superb, and guaranteed to ring a number of bells with quite a few of us I would imagine.
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