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Radio Suffolk ... no more
at 16:29 11 Aug 2022

as the Proclaimers might say.

I emailed Marcus Nash first and then Scott Paul to request the club retain BBC Radio Suffolk for the audio coverage, just as Forest TV last season used BBC Radio Nottingham for the audio coverage last season.

The following response from Scott Paul (thanks, but no thanks) indicates they won't be shifted whatever we say. It's clearly engagement with the fans but only on their terms. And the reference to a careful process of consideration hides the fact that they didn't even consider fans who might be listening on audio only until it was pointed out to them.

"Whilst I understand your disappointment at the switch away from BBC Radio Suffolk commentary on iFollow, I do thank you for your continued support over this, past, and seasons to come.

As with anything of this nature, a careful process of consideration was completed before the Club decided to proceed with an in-house commentary team. Chiefly, this decision was formed due to the phase-out of iFollow that is planned towards the end of this campaign, when the Club plans to introduce TownTV.

The move away from BBC Radio Suffolk has allowed us to introduce a more contemporary show presentation, where co-commentary from current players and recent ex-players allows the Club to provide a unique voice/perspective to proceedings. In turn , this will enable us to convey more key Club messages to a greater extent than we would be permitted via BBC Radio Suffolk

As you will have noticed from comments during my recent interview, Glenn Wheeler (our chief commentator) has been briefed to commentate with a more radio audio-descriptive style in future, which will only improve as he voices more iFollow presentations. I am sure that people soon become more accustomed to his commentary style and be able to enjoy the Ipswich games that he brings to life.

Many thanks for your email and observations."

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Radio Suffolk
at 19:51 9 Aug 2022

I live outside Suffolk, but tonight's commentary by Brenner is available on both the BBC internet site and my internet radio. Saves me £2.50 for a much better quality of commentary than the in-house one.
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The last ever Pink'un
at 11:29 25 Jul 2022

Rather sad news.
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2022/jul/23/final-whistle-for-the-pink-un-brit
The Green'un was memorable part of my childhood when I lived in Ipswich. It's match report was a bit short on analysis, but essential buying. From what I can recall it wasn't delivered, so my father nipped off to the newsagent's to pick it up at 6pm, and it became part of the matchday ritual. In the light of this news, I came across an article by Mike Bacon who edited it at the turn of the century. Apparently it shifted 9,000 copies on average but on the day of the "Derby day massacre" it managed an astonishing 16,000 copies.

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Season card
at 08:01 1 Jul 2022

Does anyone know if a new season card will be issued for the coming season? The one I currently have doesn't have a date on it, so as it could presumably be reactivated for next season, I'm hanging on to it for the moment.
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A sound investment
at 08:33 19 Jun 2022

A few eyebrows (including my own) were raised when just over a year ago a pension fund took us (a football club) over. At the time I thought they were obviously looking to the long term (as pension funds always do), and that they could afford to gamble what to them was a relatively tiny amount compared to the vast size of the pension fund. It now looks like they were a lot more canny than I thought because by demonstrating the vast potential of the club in such a short space of time, it seems to me that they have substantially increased the value of their investment in little over a year, despite the team actually finishing lower in the league than the year before. The people they have put in place (especially Mark Ashton) must take a lot of credit for this.
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Ed Sheeran website
at 16:57 18 Jun 2022

I am not sure if anyone has mentioned this before, but if you enter Ed Sheeran's website, there is a photo of him in the new Ipswich shirt, with a link to buy the shirt which takes you to the club shop. This should hopefully boost sales.

https://www.edsheeran.com/?frontpage=true
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