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|Ipswich Town 0-1 Oxford United - Match Report|
Sorry to post dreary comments on such an equally wet and dreary morning weather wise but there has been much talk by many including myself who would like new owners for our club. That really is the only way for us to move on. We are good at producing youngsters but very rarely do we keep them. The concern is that we are far from an attractive proposition for potential buyers. Please correct me if my understanding is wrong but an ever increasing large debt has to be paid for, we do not own the ground we play on although own the buildings (a lot of which are in a poor state.) Geographically I think we are ok as we can easily be reached from the South and the Midlands. The North is a bit different. The big saleable asset is the training facility but if that went we would still need somewhere else.
All in all and the point of my post is that I cannot see how we are going to climb the divisions again. Certainly not in my lifetime.
Sorry again for a dull post. At least the weather should improve this afternoon.
|Ipswich Town 0-1 Oxford United - Match Report|
Apart from conceding the goal I quite enjoyed the first half. Quality was not great as you would expect from third division teams but there was plenty of action. Second half was poor and we never looked like getting anything out of the game.
Oxford were efficient and well organised whereas we largely did a lot of running but with no end product.
I don’t blame the players as they are playing to the best of their ability. Although it did baffle me how last week they finished off moves like Harry Kane and this week finished them like Harry Worth (for those of you old enough to remember him!)
I fear our fate will be a continuation of our decline in to mid table mediocrity next season and beyond that will result in quite low attendances and an even poorer quality of football.
I looked around the stadium today and thought what an unattractive place it now is. A traditional old ground with heaps of history that has been allowed to deteriorate. Thousands of £’s are required on maintenance. It is very shabby. I also noticed Many light bulbs not working on our floodlights both on the corner pylons and in the tops of the side stands. The playing surface is the worst I can recall seeing it too. Our old groundsman Mr Ferguson wanted to have it dug up and deep renovation work carried out years ago but instead all they did was to replace the turf!
What an absolute mess our club is in.
|Former Blues Defender Smith Joins Sunderland|
I don’t think there would be so much discussion about this had Tommy not been such a likeable chap. His attitude and effort could never be faulted but his performances did not always reach the same high standards.
Sentiment aside I think this is the right move for both parties. Hopefully Tommy will do well at Sunderland as it’s always good to see the nice guys do well.
|Ipswich Town 4-1 Burton Albion - Match Report|
I have been critical of late but fair play today as the lads didn’t let their heads drop after a poor opening twenty minutes or so. Thankfully we didn’t rue missing those early glaring opportunities.
Need to go on a lengthy run to convince me that we can cut the mustard though.
Flynn Downes just gets better as the season wears on, what a player we have there. Thought the chap from Preston looked composed as well in trying conditions.
Here’s hoping for a good run!
|Coach Hogg Set to Join Newcastle|
A great opportunity for Hogg but sadly more evidence of our fast declining club, losing assets and unlikely to replace them with similar quality.
|Downes: We Should Be Coming to These Places and Winning|
I’m a big supporter of Flynn, a very good player in the making and whilst I respect his positive comments when was the last time we won nine home games on the bounce? It’s not going to happen.
We will do well if we win four or five of them. I hope I am proved wrong.
|Blues Travel to Wimbledon Aiming For Quick Return to Top Six|
I can predict the pre match comments for April......something like ‘our little blip has gone on longer than I would have wanted but if we can put a wee run together to get us away from the hunting relegation pack we will be ok’
|Wilson: Tough One to Take But Positives From Performance|
It would be nice if the players said nothing after games like this as it’s the same old PR spiel just different people saying it.
It would be refreshing if someone was honest enough to say ‘fair play we gave it a go but we just ain’t good enough’ at least the respect level would rise.
|Sunderland 1-0 Ipswich Town - Match Report|
The season will fizzle out like a sparkler instead of a rocket. Opinions aside our record speaks volumes and is telling us that the players collectively are not good enough. For whatever reason we are a league one team and if the current trend of recruiting inadequate players continues it won’t be long before we find ourselves in league Two.
Paul Lambert has oft been criticised for team selections and formations but as they say you cannot make a silk purse out of a sows ear. We only have a couple of players worthy of the Blue shirt and they will no doubt be sold off in the Summer.
I dread to think what team will be fielded next season although I am 99% certain I won’t be there to see it. Probably like many others I have had an absolute basin full of our fast declining club. My money can be spent on more enjoyable things like a holiday instead of watching ITFC.
|Lambert: Butcher's Return Great for the Club|
Quite right Foreverdon Blue and It’s not only the players who can look up to him but the supporters too. Obviously a good move to try to keep the supporters onside which is very welcome at this crucial time in our history.
|Ipswich Town 1-4 Peterborough United - Highlights|
I looked at the highlights but I think the wrong video has been loaded!
Who are the team in Blue shirts? I don’t recognise them. Is this a Sunday league team instead of Ipswich?
|Ipswich Town 1-4 Peterborough United - Match Report|
Initially I looked forward to the new chapter of league one football. My reasoning was the belief that we should start to rebuild, win more matches than we would have done when in the Championship but sadly I was way off the mark.
I no longer look forward to the matches. It has become a chore. The quality of what’s served up is poor. We are a league one team and with that comes league one officials which adds to me no longer enjoying the matches. Our players all try hard but with exception of the likes of Downes and Woolfenden they are not up to scratch. Our management team are very professional but I fear they are making a simple game difficult.
I shouldn’t keep looking back but how I wish we could have the good times back or at least some of them.
I left the game after 73 minutes today as I did not want to see that spectacle any more.
It’s hard to comprehend how far our club has sunk since the turn of the century.
Very much doubt I shall be attending games after this season. It’s about enjoyment but that has been in very short supply this season.
PS what’s with this ridiculous strategy of all players crowding together hugging the touchline at kick-off’s and free kicks? Waste of time as the keepers often end up kicking the ball out of play. What was wrong with spreading the players across the pitch to open up spaces to play? No doubt it is the idea of some highly overpaid coach who thinks football should be played like a game of chess.
|Lambert: We Lost to the Better Team|
I don’t disagree with much that our Manager says but if he thinks “Will’s been great for us” then either the clubs desired standards are much lower than I thought or he needs to get to Specsavers on the hurry up!
Holy may not be brilliant but he is a different class to Norris.
|Rotherham United 1-0 Ipswich Town - Match Report|
Just a defeat against arguably the best league One team on their own patch. Nothing to get too down about. Rotherham know how to play in league One and know how to get out of league One whereas we are not experienced in that division. It was no disgrace to lose to them.
We must get something out of the Peterborough and Sunderland games to keep them both at arms length. It’s getting mighty tight within the top ten of the division.
|Sir Alf Born 100 Years Ago Today|
A lovely read and it is nice to see how simple Sir Alf saw how the game should be played. I wish the modern day Managers along with their respective backroom staff in such high numbers would do the same......play it simple and don’t make the game complicated!
Well done Sir Alf a genuine Ipswich and England legend.
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