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Signings.....we don't need as many as some seem to think.
at 20:21 9 May 2024

This might be an unpopular opinion but I think it's a case of less is more for a number of reasons.

The way we play and have everyone so dialled in I believe despite it being a huge step up we will make it. Don't forget Plymouth finished above us last year and yet in the higher division we were a million times better than them. A lot of that is to do with the tactical nous of KMc and the players to carry it out.

Don't forget back when we went up as the play-off winners we only had 1 new signing that was a regular in the Hermanator. We finished 5th. The jump in quality was huge back then also but we had a great bunch of players all knowing the system, parallels to this time around also.

Look at Leverkusen. Player for player they don't have the best squad in Germany but team ethos and tactics mean they do have the best team. Football at the moment feels very innovative from a tactical standpoint and we have the man at the absolute forefront of that.

I am not naive enough to think we don't need any signings and we really could do with Hutchinson because he knows exactly how this team works and there will be others but I'd be surprised if there is more than 2 or maybe 3 new faces in the starting 11 come kick of in our first game.

(There are all kinds of stuff on YT right now but this is a smart man that explains exactly how we have done it and McKenna's style and is a great watch if you have a spare 15 mins)

[Post edited 9 May 22:48]
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6 weeks today……
at 08:32 7 May 2024

Until fixtures are released if anyone was wondering. Got a hunch will be Man Utd at home. What isn’t in doubt is it will be covered by Sky and won’t be a Saturday 3pm KO.
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Last 2 games
at 09:54 28 Apr 2024

With the exception of Rotherham if you could hand pick the 2 teams to be playing I’d say Coventry and Huddersfield are those. Huddersfield for obvious reasons and Coventry clearly just want the season done. Yesterday vs Blackburn 31 shots vs 6 and now Kitching not playing. Now is the time to remain as optimistic and positive as ever.
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McKenna rallying the crowd after the game yesterday
at 20:12 14 Apr 2024

It felt to me that KMc being the professional and level headed person he is was sensing the crowd were subdued after the game and was gesturing as if to say come on we need noise more than ever and not just when we've won. And he's right....too many people just leave and don't show the same support if not winning. Also seemed poor for only circa 10% of the crowd to stay for the presentations after, although it does seem a odd time to hand out such awards.
As of the final whistle yesterday we have a 60% chance of promotion to the PL which is statistically the best chance we've had since Naylor scored the second goal at Wembley 24 years ago. Food for thought.
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Hypothetically I wonder how many tickets would be sold….
at 20:57 4 Mar 2024

If we had unlimited seats. Do you think for the Southampton game we’d sell 40,000?
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Most freak game ever?
at 21:30 27 Jan 2024

This could be a unpopular opinion but even considering the opposition we did not play that bad today.

I know people hate xg stats etc but the reality is if the game was played as it was 100 times over again we'd not lose any. We were a lick of paint away a few times, their GK had the game of his life and the ref got a couple of major decisions wrong.
I have never seen momentum stats like this on sofascore....ever. Nor have I seen a rating of 9.4 ever.

https://www.sofascore.com/team/football/ipswich-town/32

Funnily enough if we do reach the promised land without ever knowing so it could be because we went out of the cup early.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9qrtef7tgI
at 16:32 18 Dec 2023

I honestly thought they were taking the pi55 celebrating a draw like they did. But it looks like it was genuine. Honestly a part of me feels sorry for them.

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