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Jeffers in as 1st team coach
at 13:13 12 May 2021

42 years old, played at the highest level and further down for a variety of clubs. He has coached at various age ranges. He knows the football club, what works and what doesn’t. Dyer is clearly ambitious and whenever interviewed always comes across well with a broad view about the club, players and game. I do have blue tinted glasses, ski and standard sunnys, but I’m not wearing them.

We are established mid table third division. I’d say it’s the perfect next step for him if he fits what PC wants.
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Former Bristol City Head of Sports Science Costin Set to Join Town
at 13:03 12 May 2021

With a refurbed football ground, surely there’s toilets, chairs, boardroom table, toaster, washing machine and kettle we can purloin. We seem to be nabbing everything else.
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Jeffers in as 1st team coach
at 12:32 12 May 2021

Agree with that. I hope KD is in with a shout for that. I guess it depends what Cook and is after.

As far as Jeffers is concerned, it’s a fresh start and new opportunity for him. I hope he takes it.
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Mark Detmer
at 07:01 12 May 2021

Got to be Swiss. I watched the interview with Detmer. I do get the feeling these people are serious. He, like the others, has a tremendous energy and ‘can do’ about him. How much is substance and how much is American hot air, time will tell but I do like their directness and optimism.

What is clear is that they don’t do mediocrity and will expect results quickly. Mr Ashton is going to be earning his money and so will Mr Cook.
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Mo Eisa
at 06:42 12 May 2021

Peterborough have been promoted to the Championship and they want rid of him. Whether fitness, form or other problems, they don’t think he is good enough. At his age, he’s not going to improve. Why would we want another club’s throw out that had one good season a few years ago in League 2?

I am hoping that with new ownership we can do a little better than mighty Peterborough’s crumbs.
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Chambers ...
at 00:10 12 May 2021

I don’t think people are deluded. Everyone who has seen Chambers, or for that matter Skuse or Sears, knows what they have contributed and how they rate against past players who’ve worn an ITFC shirt.

Whether you liked or loathed them they played over 860 games for the club. I see nothing wrong in saying thank you to them for that.
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Anyone else worrying…
at 21:50 11 May 2021

Yep, the Ipswich of old is very much long gone. The unique and special club the Cobbolds were custodians of went decades ago. The faceless and dull John Kerr followed then Sheepshanks and we know all about him.

Yes it’s a very different club. I was surprised about Nash and I suspect more, bigger surprises are to come. Dyer’s comments were rather enlightening the other day, looking back. Maybe it’s a good thing? Who knows. I’ll keep an open mind on it all, not knowing the people or what they are trying to do.

ITFC seemed to be the dullest club in the universe a few months ago. Not now!
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What player, have you been most disappointed to see sold or released
at 19:23 11 May 2021

Since the last Prem, Shefki. I’ve no idea why. Not the best player by any means, but he had that X factor along with a bit of chaos about him. You could tell the opposition didn’t like playing against him which was good enough for me.

Before 2000, Dyer. Such a good player. I was gutted. Zero ambition. I’d have loved us to get to the PL with him and for a season or two before he moved on. I thought the fee paltry at the time too. I remember the day after him being sold hearing Sheepshanks bang on about what a great deal it was. Yeah, right you’ve just given away Kieron Dyer ffs thought I. As it turned out, he was right and I was wrong.
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I am slightly revising my opinion of Lambert
at 14:46 11 May 2021

Interesting. Yes, PL inherited a total mess. We were relegated in August. Unlike MM, there weren’t decent players like DJ Campbell, 28 yrs old Chambers, Smith, Cresswell to be supplemented. He also came across as somebody that could heal the wounds, so to speak.

However, five transfer windows on, he proved clueless. For League One he was never able to put a team together. Loanees, over the hill players, journeymen not just retained, but added to. A mob of dispirited, disorganised unfit players, many of whom all the training in the world will never get them beyond League 2 level. Yes, accountability will always sit with Evans. He’s let the club rot. Thank goodness fastbuck Marcus is now out of decision making.

My opinion on Lambert though hasn’t changed. He proved utterly inept in every possible way and should have been fired Dec 19 when it was obvious he had no idea. Thank goodness he’s gone too.
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From Chambo on fb via Instagram
at 13:33 11 May 2021

Indeed it is. However one views his ability nobody can ever say he didn’t give 100%. You can’t ask much more of somebody than that.
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Confirmed - Official Thank You Thread: Chambers | Skuse | Sears
at 13:21 11 May 2021

Thank you to Luke, Cole and Freddie. Proper Ipswich Town Football Club men who played with integrity throughout their time here.

LC: an abiding memory will be the look on his face doing the fist pump after the interview that followed the late win at Charlton. We waited for him until he’d got past the idiot of an interviewer for good reason. Not always played in his best position, but got on with it and always played with heart and soul. Halfway decent shot on him too, when he got the chance.

CS: timely interceptions. A week in week out player until injuries took their toll. A proper pro.

FS: that game at Fulham. I much preferred it what he was played in the centre. Quick and sharp with an eye for a goal when he first came to the club. Putting him out on the wing took a lot of Freddie’s game away for me. 203 appearances in 6 years.

Good luck for the future to all of you.
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Strikers - 30yo+
at 11:37 11 May 2021

I think it depends on the player. Paul Goddard came here so far over the hill you needed binoculars. However, he’d been such a quality player and had looked after himself that he proved very useful for us for two or three seasons.
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89-90
at 11:31 11 May 2021

Romeo was club captain 87-90. He was a really good footballer, making 274 appearances in an 8 year period. The team wasn’t the best much of the time he was here, but it was pleasing he was around for the 92 promotion season.

Subject to a rubbish memory I think Sergei was always referred to as Russian. There were even a few red hammer and sickle flags when he made his debut against Stoke. Scarily, I suspect Ukraine will be Russia (USSR) in the not too distant future, given Putin’s ambitions.
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Rhodes
at 11:24 11 May 2021

Age 31, best years behind him. Goal scoring wise, he was brilliant for Huddersfield and Blackburn, but that was more than five years ago now. Experience is a good thing, but as with Waghorn, I hope we mostly try and move on from has beens.
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Edwards hadn't been announced yet?
at 10:21 11 May 2021

It’s my Tuesday rant after 2 days visiting my 94 year old dad and listening to an endless moaning about how awful Evans and Lambert are. It’ll take a while for him to get over those two jokers.
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So we today be to day we get the really important new
at 09:38 11 May 2021

The question is will Doris be able to cope with new formations? Years of Evans’ Smartprice one small packet a month digestives (no chocolate) and we now have the Americans in charge. She’s going to have to up her game! I see chocolate chip cookies and blueberry muffins hoving into view. How will she cope?

I definitely think she will need help. Maybe bring Janine in on loan or permanently. I suspect long term the club may have to think about reducing team tea lady age to under 80, possibly transferring Doris to Colchester for a minimum fee of a packet of Bath Olivers.

I would hope Gamechanger, the Chairman and CEO have these big decisions at the top of their priority list.
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Edwards hadn't been announced yet?
at 08:29 11 May 2021

Yes, in his first 25 days at the club he won only one game from 6. He did nothing about changing the squad, failed to clean the football ground or repaint the turnstiles. He didn’t do anything about the dismal weather or that 10 of the last 16 fixtures were away from home either.

What was the idiot doing with his time? Boo!! Worst of all, I’ve heard he’s having Edwards cloned so he can play 11 Edwards. To keep him on after these dismal efforts is, to use the beloved phrase of the moment, a ‘free hit’. A good club would have fired him after the Gillingham result.

Nothing like being fair and giving people time to do their job.
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More gone including nydam
at 07:58 11 May 2021

Huws 31 appearances in 4 seasons, Nolan 61 in 3 seasons and Bishop’s injury record (better this season), maybe we’ve had too many midfielders not playing enough games. You can only keep so many long term injury ridden players.
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James Wilson Have I missed something ?
at 23:14 10 May 2021

I think this is a really valid point about attitude. It’s something that’s clearly been a massive problem at the club for a very long time. Maybe Cook is looking at that as much as footballing ability and is the reason for one or two surprising decisions?

Just idle speculation on my part with zero substance!
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Wilson POTY
at 23:02 10 May 2021

He did! He was outstanding in that loan spell tbf. And then presumably spent the summer in the boozer and the kebab house after snaffling that new contract.
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