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The sooner we sack Paul Hurst the better. Already this is the worst ever start
at 16:39 23 Sep 2018

to a managerial reign in Ipswich Town's professional history i.e. no win in first ten competitive matches.

The football yesterday was truly diabolical, it was proper indigestible relegation fodder.

Sadly this guy is managing above his pay grade and the longer we leave it then the more likely we will be playing third division football for the first time since 1957.

Bring back Klug, Hogg and Nash .... if we are going to leave the top two tiers of English football then let's do it with a degree of pedigree.
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Fear not Blue Brothers and Sisters ... in the marrow of my
at 15:58 26 Aug 2018

agricultural bones I sense for PH a derby day of victorious destiny. Bring the tinpot budgie feckers on.
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Thoughts on a Grecian Turn
at 09:34 15 Aug 2018

Thou still unravish'd bride of quietness,
Thou foster-child of silence and slow time,
Sylvan historian, who canst thus express
A flowery tale more sweetly than our rhyme:
What leaf-fring'd legend haunts about thy shape
Of deities or mortals, or of both,
In Tempe or the dales of Arcady?
What men or gods are these? What maidens loth?
What mad pursuit? What struggle to escape?
What pipes and timbrels? What wild ecstasy?

Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard
Are sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes, play on;
Not to the sensual ear, but, more endear'd,
Pipe to the spirit ditties of no tone:
Fair youth, beneath the trees, thou canst not leave
Thy song, nor ever can those trees be bare;
Bold Lover, never, never canst thou kiss,
Though winning near the goal yet, do not grieve;
She cannot fade, though thou hast not thy bliss,
For ever wilt thou love, and she be fair!

Ah, happy, happy boughs! that cannot shed
Your leaves, nor ever bid the Spring adieu;
And, happy melodist, unwearied,
For ever piping songs for ever new;
More happy love! more happy, happy love!
For ever warm and still to be enjoy'd,
For ever panting, and for ever young;
All breathing human passion far above,
That leaves a heart high-sorrowful and cloy'd,
A burning forehead, and a parching tongue.

Who are these coming to the sacrifice?
To what green altar, O mysterious priest,
Lead'st thou that heifer lowing at the skies,
And all her silken flanks with garlands drest?
What little town by river or sea shore,
Or mountain-built with peaceful citadel,
Is emptied of this folk, this pious morn?
And, little town, thy streets for evermore
Will silent be; and not a soul to tell
Why thou art desolate, can e'er return.

O Attic shape! Fair attitude! with brede
Of marble men and maidens overwrought,
With forest branches and the trodden weed;
Thou, silent form, dost tease us out of thought
As doth eternity: Cold Pastoral!
When old age shall this generation waste,
Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe
Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say'st,
"Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."


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Gwion Edwards - truly sensational debut, a proper old school wing wizard.
at 16:44 5 Aug 2018

Probably tripled his transfer value in just 90 minutes of football. Ripped Blackburn apart at times. The 2nd half flick over the Blackburn defender and mazy run were exquisite.

Woolfenden and Chalobah are both very classy .... of course they'll make errors .... just like every player on the planet (crikey have you ever watched England play)... but their qualities are plain to see.

Mogga's analysis of Harrison is also spot on. The guy is an absolute handful and will be a great asset as the season progresses.

Donacien is a work in progress but looked a lot more comfortable at right back. Overall, the early signs are encouraging with more players to come in ...

Off the field same old shyte persists .... kiosks on Portman Road sold out of programmes by 2.30 and at half time Cobbold sold out of water on one of the hottest days of the year. Extraordinarily inept given Marcus Evans supposedly made a chunk of his fortune in hospitality.

Plus the exterior facade of the Cobbold is a disgrace, peeling dank windows resemble a derelict tower block from the 70s. Replace them with blue and white ones you numpties.

Also the flags on the East of England stand - sad, unwashed and limply hanging there unloved season after season. Clean them FFS or replace them with new ones!




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The Curtis Tilt Reel - tough looking central defender who certainly likes
at 16:47 20 Jul 2018

to run with the ball ....


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Why the creeping pessimism about Town's upcoming season? Sod the bookies
at 13:20 13 Jul 2018

- what do they know? Just check their odds on Germany and Croatia before the World Cup.

We've hired one of the game's brightest young managers and have a crop of proper quality players returning from long term injuries.

The availability of Hews, Adeyemi, Dozzell and Bishop is akin to a clutch of summer signings ... there will be more real ones to come.

Plus in the likes of Downes and Nydam we possess some of the finest teenage talent outside the Premiership .... crikey we've even got Rotherham's Young Player of the Season back on the books.

And if Bart won't sign a new deal ... then sell ....it's a financial no-brainer not the end of the world. Yes, we must keep Waggy but other than that there's nothing to worry about.

Finally Hurst is only five foot five .... men have a historical tendency to over-achieve when robbed of several precious inches. It's a known fact.
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On R4 Today programme Garry Richardson said Saudi Arabia beat Ipswich 2-1
at 15:04 26 Jun 2018

in their final World Cup game .... was this an unannounced pre-season fixture or have we signed the entire Egyptian team on loan?

Just listen, comes after 29 mins .... quite extraordinary start to Paul Hurst reign if true.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b7d0tt#play
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Rejoice! We land our number one target plus get a chiselled Scotsman as No 2.
at 10:12 30 May 2018

Who needs Jack Ross? Season tickets x 3 purchased ... bring on the new era. Up the Town!

This also ends weeks of damaging online distraction. I can now get on with my life until August at least.
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Real Madrid or Liverpool? Oh pur-lease: we are so privileged to be Ipswich Town
at 22:15 26 May 2018

fans. When we rise again the world will tremble. It's only a matter of time.
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Burley knows how to pull on the heartstrings ... how can you not love a man
at 12:43 5 May 2018

who says “I hate always hearing that Ipswich have been ‘over-achieving’. This is a club that was in Europe virtually every year when I was a player.

When I came back as a manager everyone laughed when I said that the goal was to get back there – but we did.''

That said, historically, comebacks from exile have a tendency to go awry even though they seem like a grand idea at the time.


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How would Mick McCarthy do at Arsenal? At least he'd have a few quid. (n/t)
at 18:25 20 Apr 2018

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What's wrong with possessing a huge sense of entitlement? If you think you're
at 20:59 26 Jan 2018

provincial nobodies then that's what you become.

We gave England their two most successful managers, we effectively won the 1966 World Cup.

Managing Ipswich Town Football Club is a monumental privilege Mr. Michael McCarthy.

Even after decades of football in Europe we remain unbeaten at home.

There's no-one like us in the entire world.

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Marcus Evans All-Time Favourite Ipswich Town XI:
at 21:31 12 Jan 2018

Roy Niedwezci

Ron 'Chopper' Mills; Terry Droy; Kevin Terry; George Le Saux

Frans Spackman; Arnold Wilkins; Gianfranco Wark;

Eric Speedie

Kerry Mariner; Gianluca Whymark

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