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|Some fans looking too lightly on firing a manager|
at 08:20 15 Sep 2021
We are in the middle of September. Six league games into the season, after a massive overhaul of players. Talking about firing Cook at this stage is just premature.
If we are still not showing signs of improving (including a few wins) after 14-15 games, then ok, the owners will do something.
Sacking Cook now? That could be very risky with several players having stated the main reason they have signed for us was the oppurtunity to work with Cook (and a few of them haven´t got on the pitch yet, or just barely).
Can´t say that I´m not worried or sure that all will work out for Cook, but I am so tired of the short sightedness of some fans. At least do not hit the panic button just yet.
[Post edited 15 Sep 8:21]
at 09:08 13 Sep 2021
I was watching the game on my laptop Saturday so the sound quality wasn´t very good.
The support just seemed a little bit flat compared to previous home games, no rallying "Come on Ipswich" when going behind, etc (from what I could make out).
How was the atmosphere live? Of course I understand if it goes flat at 2-4 and 2-5, but it seemed quiet before that.
|Option to buy|
at 09:15 2 Sep 2021
I saw that Sunderland brought in a couple of players on deadline day (loans), but with a deal or option to buy. Do you think we are looking to buy some of the players we have brought in?
Would love it if Walton, Bonne, Celina, Coulson would stay. Don´t mind loans, but sometimes they can feel short sighted, only developing other clubs players. Maybe all depends if we can start winning games and promotion?
|Players from abroad|
at 12:48 24 Aug 2021
Is it harder for english clubs to recruit foreign players after Brexit? (work permits etc).
I miss the days when we used to have a decent scouting network abroad, for example in Scandinavia (think his name was Simon Hunt, also a player for Wrexham and IK Brage here in Sweden).
There is a lot of talent out there, I do hope scouting is one of the things our new owners want to improve.
|Remember our good start for the last two seasons..|
at 08:27 18 Aug 2021
Yes, I´m disappointed with our start, but we still have to remember it´s been three games..THREE! Based on stats we should at least have had four points, but it just haven´t quite happened for us yet.
Remember the good starts for the last two seasons, points on board but I still had a nagging feeling that we didn´t quite deserve those points, our general play was so weak. Now, I feel the opposite, I think there is much more quality than what the results are suggesting.
We just need to keep going and get the results. My main fear is a lack of confidence and that the players will start feeling sorry for themselves.
As Paul Cook says, we DO need time to build partnerships and relationships both on and off the field, but if that takes 10-15 games we do need points on board during that time.
at 13:12 12 Aug 2021
I am always engaged and a bit "loopy" when it comes to my love for Ipswich Town and the time I think about the club, town and the team, but at the moment I am simply buzzing, reloading twtd every ten minutes for news, etc.
I am just puzzled that a few doesn´t seem to share the excitement and buzz with the new owners, players coming in and attacking football with PACE! (something I can´t remember for quite a few years).
Of course everything isn´t perfect, I am a touch worried that our back line needs some work, but what can we do about it? Just hope for a few additions and that Ashton/Cook/Gamechanger gets it sorted.
We might not get promotion (at least not at the first attempt, but it has to be the aim), but finally we might be entertained and feel a bit of excitement for the future.
|Is this statement correct|
at 15:06 9 Aug 2021
In your opinion - is the following statement true?
"Good players need less time to adjust/gel in a new team"?
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