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2000 final Playoff program for sale
at 15:33 29 Jun 2020

Found a spare one, when sorting out hope it finds a good home...


http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575378759&camp
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ITFC players at major international tournaments
at 23:00 15 Jun 2020

As was Frans Thijssen
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ITV tomorrow; 2 great reruns being shown...
at 21:54 16 May 2020

2 reruns to look forward to tomorrow.....England v Scotland 18.45, then Naaridges greatest moment...winning the Mr Clutch Cup 10.20 ITV
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Ipswich Welsh 11
at 19:41 28 Apr 2020

Shows how difficult it is by the number of current or recent players considered !
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An Ipswich Scotland eleven
at 19:36 28 Apr 2020

Ian Redfern also
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If you were to go down the ex-player route, trying to link to the academy
at 20:02 10 Mar 2020

Exactly, the irony is that one of the best ex player candidates is the one Evans had at the start and sacked! He also did better without funds than with.
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Interesting comments from an ex player
at 12:44 5 Mar 2020

Steve McCall posted on FB;


Despite the wage reduction under both Hurst and now Lambert we have a squad of players who should perform and get results in order to win promotion this season. The Championship is another matter.
We have invested heavily in strikers through either wages or transfer fees so Lambert can’t complain. Every team in league one would love to have Sears, Jackson and Norwood.
The fact that we are struggling is clearly down to the manager whose job it is to organise, give them a shape and pattern of play to bring out the best in them all. Mostly though, as we saw against Fleetwood, it is about motivation and Lambert clearly can’t motivate this squad of players to give us any chance of promotion and a fading hope of even the play offs.
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So there IS a break clause in Lambert's contract
at 21:38 4 Mar 2020

Makes sense, and I think that will be the case if they part company will be just before the end of the season. Gives time to line up a long term replacement e.g. Nathan Jones....not Warnock
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Sunday Mirror saying Neil Warnock is waiting in the wings should Lambert go. (n
at 11:48 1 Mar 2020

Surely given the 5 year contract to Lambert / long-term job, this makes no sense;

1) How would Warnock fit into a long-term approach
2) There may be break clauses in Lambert's contract but wouldn't have thought he'd sign a contract in Jan with a break clause at the end of the season, irrespective of position!

Surely the Lambert contract relevant point is that a pay-off would be capped and not for the full 5 years, and/or there may be a break clause if next season we are out of contention?

Even then, surely Evans would go for another longer-term option e.g. Nathan Jones. Yes, Warnock could get us up quickly, but in what state to stay in the Championship, and would he hang around?
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25 points from 23 games
at 10:30 1 Mar 2020

My point is that we need to understand (may be not accept) though, that is the way the ownership and management are probably approaching things.....

and there is some logic from a finance and business perspective, as well as football also;
- the funding gap for Evans could be less in League 1, once the championship contracts are rolled off.
- there are several examples of rebuilding teams in League 1 over the years...or another way of putting it, several big clubs who spent several years in league 1

NB re your first point, across football history, some of the most decorated managers have struggled for more than a season before they built their own team and took it to success.....
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25 points from 23 games
at 09:59 1 Mar 2020

All very well, but unless someone else is willing to step forward and take on the ongoing losses then we have to live with Evans.

The hope is that he has learnt, is learning and will learn from his past mistakes and experience - that is where he can really be criticised. In terms of the financial backing it is difficult to criticise (other than to ask for more!) - its his money; he probably did back the wrong managers that said.
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25 points from 23 games
at 09:54 1 Mar 2020

I doubt that is going to happen either; he'll get the summer and next season at least. It is seen as a long-term turnaround job, and will take time; the owner is supportive of this, so we'd better get used to it. I really don't think promotion this season is the be all and end all for the owner as it seems for the fans. I think for a number of reasons Marcus Evans is ok to spend a few seasons in League 1;
- Team can be rebuilt easier in league one, offloading expensive contracts, and replacing with cheaper
- In Championship, short-term pressure to stay up will outweigh this, and if we were to get relegated we would be back to the same again anyway.
- Once championship contracts are rolled off in League 1 the weekly/monthly financial state of the club will probably become more viable than it was in the Championship anyway.
- We can over the course of a year or two built a team and a style which will take us up and keep us up. It may take several transfer windows/expiry of contracts, youths coming through to do this.

All the logic suggests this is the approach the ownership and management are taking. Lambert going sooner than later doesn't fit into this, even if we are well off the playoffs - in fact it could even be seen as in line with it. Of course we fans get frustrated with losing and losing streaks, but part of the problem with Football is that it is too short-termist..............replace Lambert with whoever, and the rebuilding job starts over again..........Evans is (hopefully) learning from his mistakes in the Championship where managerial appointments and changing the managers were purely based on getting us up asap......look how that worked out.
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Leicester look like us v Norwich except.....
at 20:32 28 Feb 2020

They sing like us though v Narridge....

“Champions of England, you’ll never sing that”
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Had an email from the club asking for my 12 player suggestions...
at 18:41 4 Feb 2020

Totally agree, and on my list.
Yes I saw better players before and after but he is exactly what this is for.....legend, icon, stalwart!
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Dont offer James Norwood a lift....
at 14:37 22 Jan 2020

He clearly spent too much time on Merseyside ;)
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Joe vs some lad from Ipswich Fanzone
at 13:10 7 Jan 2020

Yes, indeed that's why not critical of Toto, as he "liked" his stickers......yet willing to abuse other players......
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Gillingham boss's short-term memory loss
at 22:09 3 Jan 2020

Once a crook....
Serial Bullsh*tter
Not sure Moyes sees him as an old mate
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I see new Lib Dem MP for St Albans from Suffolk originally
at 19:09 17 Dec 2019

Daisy Cooper just got elected Lib Dem MP for St Albans, kicking out the Tory Brexiteer.
She’s originally from Suffolk and stood previously for parliament there, I believe.
Making quite an impact in her first few days, may run for LD leader...

Wonder if ME helped fund her given his LD links....

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For those who think we need a strong Labour party to....
at 20:58 15 Dec 2019

The Labour Party will never free itself from the Union shackles, who will not allow another (electable) Tony Blair to lead the party. Solution is therefore to let Momentum have their unelectable party, and reform the centre left - new social Democratic Party / Lib Dem’s or both.

As Campbell and Adonis have pointed out Blair will be the only progressive elected as PM for half a century soon; just can’t see this happening again from within......
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"Decent" Tories
at 12:32 2 Dec 2019

2 years by which time we have crashed out of the Eu with a no deal hard brexit.
Change rom win the Tories ? When Bojo just got a landlslide grass roots victory?
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