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|Bolton Roll Call|
at 14:43 21 Aug 2019
Despite the uncertainty of the fixture even going ahead, there’s 3 of us that have taken the plunge. Professional 2-0 away win (if it goes ahead)
|Country Roads Take me Home, Portman Road|
at 07:47 24 Apr 2019
For as long as I can remember now the whole anthem discussion has gone on and on but I’ve always felt this country/folk classic could very easily be adopted with just a few slight changes.
Anybody else in agreement?
at 16:33 4 Mar 2019
I see people keep mentioning him as part of the “core” players that they want starting next season. Is it just me that does not get this? Take the homegrown love In aside and his a pretty poor player, with poor positional sense, no strength in the tackle whatsoever and average distribution at best. I have said for sometime those full back positions need sorting and even when we go down they will need sorting.
at 21:55 16 Feb 2019
Anybody else heard that the club are expecting big things from this young man next season. Once relegation has been sorted he may even feature between now and end of season. Not seen any u23 games to pass comment.
|Anybody else so sick of the club |
at 06:47 3 Feb 2019
That actually blames pretty much everybody, the owner as he is exactly that and anyone that owns a business that is failing has to take huge responsibility.
The managers both Hurst and Lambert:- the former for bringing in mediocre players and failing to get a tune out off them, the latter for failing to improve us a single jot despite being in comfortable winning positions Time and time again.
The captain and well paid senior professionals:- all I keep hearing is Skuse and Chambers have kept this club together. That would be believable if we weren’t about to be relegated with the lowest points total ever in this league. The owner said is in his recent interview we are 13th or thereabouts in the wage budget for our division so by my reckoning we have a load of overpaid (yes all footballers are overpaid) players from the top earner in Bart right down to the likes of Nydam on 3/4K a week. So it wouldn’t bother me one bit if we had a massive cull in the summer, these players got us relegated so are clearly not up to bringing us back to this division. We already know there is nothing between the bottom of our league and the top of league 1 as Sunderland are showing us. Get rid clear the decks and start the very long journey to coming back.
|What has Lambert done to inspire confidence with you?|
at 12:16 20 Jan 2019
Now his had the same amount of games as Hurst and similar return in points I wonder why he has so much more goodwill with us than the previous manager? Even with the same players we have had no upturn in results and barring one or two first half’s performances so what is that he has done to inspire you??
For me it’s the way he has connected with the fans, that’s pretty much it! I wish it had been instant results etc
Not a dig in anyway and I for one think we will be better once his has two windows to work his magic albeit we will be in League 1.
|No leadership at the back whatsoever|
at 18:50 1 Jan 2019
All looks last ditch desperate stuff. No one talking and leading from the back. Chambers should of been let go with Mick instead we’re left with a shambles of a back line led by a clown who couldn’t lead a duck to water.
|Worse championship side I’ve ever seen|
at 22:19 28 Nov 2018
Again no lack of effort just miles short of ability and quality. Would ban the players from speaking to the media if I hear one more player come out and say that we’ve turned the corner and we’re playing so well I am going to scream. The players are rubbish pure and simple and we are down and will get relegated with one of the lowest points totals the league has ever seen.
|No lack of effort or desire for me|
at 22:50 23 Nov 2018
Just quite plain to see a dreadful lack of quality. Not sure what splitting the centre halves was all about at goal kicks as if they have become ball playing defenders all off a sudden, looked more likely to concede from that than anything else.
Both full backs as have already been done to death on here were atrocious both defensively and going forward offered v little.
Not a creative bone in that midfield 3 until teddy came on and even he you could see is dreadfully short of fitness so can’t be expected to be our shining light just yet.
Sears Roberts and Edwards isn’t the answer and long term I’d be shocked if any of those three are starters beyond January.
Either way Marcus must spend some dough.
My prediction is we will go down but if we keep lambert I already also predict we will somehow be better for it and come back. If we don’t get keep Lambert then we’re screwed.
|Chambers, Skuse, Knudsen and Bart|
at 06:46 3 Oct 2018
Let’s start with chambers and Skuse:-
I have never been their biggest fans and both are now well past their best days I think we would all agree.
The problem I have is we have continued to build a team around these two players when they were vocally two of Micks strongest supporters and not the right players for any new manager to build the team around let alone a manger who requires pace from every player to get up and down the park to make his high press game effective.
In short I think they are the root of the problem and failure to replace the only two I would have looked to replace at the start of Hursts regime are pretty much the only players left from Micks.
Again another staunch mick fan who should have come back from the World Cup playing with all the confidence in the world not a frightened 10 year old who is in the school team for the first time. Another coincidence that one of micks “men” has been one of our poorer players (admittedly there’s been plenty to pick from)
I said two weeks into the season not replacing Malcolm Webster could be the biggest mistake we make and I was abused all over the shop for it, the fact remains our best player for the past 3 seasons and now highest paid player is a sub gk!! How we have allowed that to be the case is criminal. Again another player who should of come back from the World Cup on a high instead has looked unrecognisable.
|Things that must happen|
at 07:43 22 Aug 2018
Must replace Malcolm Webster, Bart has gone from our standout player to possibly one of the worst (his not even made a save yet this season has he)
Must bring in another centre half and at least one striker
Donacien looks solid enough as does Nsiala, Nolan you can see signs that when his up to the right level of fitness will be a player, Edwards is going to be fine, however huge question marks over the two strikers so far.
|New players Song initiation|
at 20:07 8 Aug 2018
Will take a while on Friday at the hotel, happens before the players first league away game. 9 songs so far and counting!!!
at 06:01 22 Jun 2018
Spoke to my father in law who is a Chelsea nut and in particular follows the youth sides very closely on Chelsea Fantv. He said he is an excellent young player however whether he is ready to play “men’s” football is another thing. He is one that they have talked about next coming through into the first team eventually so is highly regarded and much better than his brother at the same age.
|Happy to admit I underestimated Evans |
at 11:21 29 May 2018
I said we now had all our eggs in one basket and no matter the result on Sunday it would appear Hurst was pretty much sorted bar the shouting. Other interviews not so much red herrings as much as a back up plan if he had change of heart. Very happy that Evans has landed his first choice, over to you now hursty to prove him right.
|A manager who sees Ipswich as step up |
at 07:27 28 May 2018
If you only started following Ipswich and indeed football in the last few years you would have already been able to guess that MM never saw Ipswich as a step up in his career but probably a step down and always gave the impression “he was doing us a favour” just by being here and we are in dreamland thinking we could get a “better” manager than him. CV wise his probably right however what we need is someone who is a better fit and sees Ipswich the same way we all do and Hurst will do exactly that, he will have the hunger, the passion and drive to give his all for us. Mick saw a half empty stadium however I think hurst will see a stadium half full. One walk down the corridor that adjourns the managers office and seeing the great and elite names that he will join by becoming our manager will hopefully give him all the incentive he needs.
|Anybody close to supporting anybody else as a kid!!!!|
at 06:33 26 May 2018
I say this because it’s relevent today off all days. I went through a time in secondary school where I supported Liverpool (everybody else did) and although my dad was v strict on this matter and calmly but with a stern under tone said if I do continue to support Liverpool he wouldn’t take me to watch Ipswich anymore. I chose Ipswich therefore missing FA Cup finals, uefa cup finals and today what would be the third champions league final. I still made the right choice and wouldn’t swap being a town fan for anything and it will make it all the sweeter when success finally comes.
|We had over a month head start on |
at 13:41 23 May 2018
All these over clubs as well as the foresight that nick was going to stay probably from Jan I’d say at a guess. To be given that much time and not land your No 1 target is tantamount to incompetence at the highest level.
|Hurst is Evans No 1 choice|
at 10:46 21 May 2018
I firmly believe by his interview he gave where he said he doesn’t expect a new manager to be announced before end of may/start of June he clearly had Hurst in mind. Like all jobs he should and has interviewed other candidates to get a feel for the interest of the job should Hurst turn him down and I think by interviewing the Calibre of manager he has done has shown that even if hurst does get promoted and then turn us down he will still be able to recruit a manager of the ability or potential ability of your Ross, Lampard or Parker’s.
I for one am happy to wait another week of it means getting hurst and if he turns us down then he does but we shouldn’t have to settle for 2nd/3rd choice just for the sake of a week.
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