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Combining two themes - Town Players as Sci fi Characters
at 16:25 30 Nov 2021

Alan Judge Dredd

The Invisible Man
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We’re getting a new hotel by the ground…
at 13:58 29 Nov 2021

Those of a certain age can remember the excitement of the 'Greyfriars Development'.

I suppose the next opportunity will be what this hotel eyesore caan be replaced by. A station car par would be useful
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Buying gold and silver
at 13:54 29 Nov 2021

A fund carries the high cost of incompetent and lazy fund managemant. Buying a lump of gold takes that huge cost out of the question.

And you can bury it
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Celina
at 13:50 29 Nov 2021

Clearly you dont care about the club - and anything, or anyone will do.

But here's the thing.... imagine an Ipswich player playing for Ipswich.
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Cook Out Brigade
at 13:47 29 Nov 2021

Odd question. Cook has shown himself to be an arrogant, incompetent buffoon. Totally at odds with the type of manager that Ipswich Town would have countenanced in the recent past - but quite in keeping with its recentl history since the club destroyed itself.

If you combine the pig's ear he made of last season with the idocy he has shown in helping to turn the club into a rootless franchise - then there are very few managers who could perhaps have done worse. Lambertt of course did much better.

If and when the pretend owners, or the man in the open-necked shirt give him his massive pay-off then their next manager will presumably be even worse - a reject from Bristol City would be my guess.- but it would be nice to think that the club would try something a little different - a young manager wwith something to prove - who might even understand the area and the club - or be interested in either. A quick look at MK Dons, ironically anoher franchise, shows what is possible if there is someone at the club who actually cares.
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Celina
at 13:38 29 Nov 2021

Of course he isn't. No point at all in having a serial failure on loan - who will be off elsewhere. Hugely damaging to the club in the short term.
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Buying gold and silver
at 13:35 29 Nov 2021

Not sure you'll get the best advice on here - but it entirely depends on how much you're thinking of investing - and what you mean by 'diversifying'. If you have a private pension there are ways and means of 'diversifying' with tax advantages.

IF you have some spare cash to seek alternative investments you could do worse than look at wine and whisky. In my humble opinion both would do far better than bullion - and if you've got 'four figures' to invest a classic car is nigh on a bullet-proof investment
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The owners are all coming over in 3 weeks.....
at 15:05 24 Nov 2021

If Marcus Evans turned up he would own more of the club than the three turkey vultures, assuming he hasn't flogged his sequestered part of the training ground.
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I don’t agree with booing the team or manager
at 15:04 24 Nov 2021

Thought about not going? There are other things to do than help some chancers destroy their franchise.
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Is it all Paul Cook? The players have been a massive let down.
at 15:02 24 Nov 2021

No - we have the Wigan kit man to help out and some inexperienced coaches too. Don't forget the performance assessors and fitness gurus either.. The fact that none of these hangars on have been successful at their previous clubs could be relevant.

Add in the Britol City smarm merchant and the elusive O'Leary and you have a cabal of nonentites with no connection to the club other than the whiff of cash. And hey guess what - the players are here for the cash too..... free money and lots of it to spread around like confetti.

Even the pretend owners are basking in free money. Only Brynsley Schwartz has his finger on the till button - and guess what - it isnt his money either.

So no - it's not really Cook's fault - he's just an arrogant buffoon. It's not the inadequat coaches or the ludicrous fitness gurus either - they are just along for the ride.

It's not the three fantasist's fault either - they sensed a oil well of cash to be mined with someone else's money.

Ultimately it's the Arizona Pension Fund which is to blame - for believing a powerpoint presentation presented by a bunch of chancers.
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If Paul Cook was sacked in Nov 21 then our season would be over
at 14:50 24 Nov 2021

Assuming that Cook was put in by the new owners during the buying process, this arrogant buffoon has in fact derailed two seasons in one year. Even a modicum of common sense would have got Town into the play-offs last season. This season has been little short of absurd from day one when the decision that nothing need be kept..

Granted it's not all Cook's fault - the slimy man in the open neck shirt and his sponsor/poodle O'Leary are equally to blame.... but of course they need someone to carry the can.... so Cook is almost certainly already doomed.

You can rest assured the new owners care not one iota about the fans - and couldn't give a hoot what they think. Their vision is to over-value an under-valued club and flog bits of it off it to people even more deluded than themselves.

How depressing to see an alleged supporter refer to this self-imposed carnage and mess as 'a project'. Its a football club - based in Ipswich - with its heart ripped out and some turkey vultures circling in Arizona and Ohio.... with O'Leary and Mr Smarm little more than opportunistic jackals
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Posters we should look sign in January
at 18:04 10 Nov 2021

Mac Donald - franchise expert

Brinsley Scwartz - he just loves the profit upside - and prog rock

Ginger Music Man - i can only post on tour

Herbivore2 - you've herd it before

Turkey Vultures 1, 2 and 3.... Man that Marcus Evans was a tough cookie - and he still owns 3x more than any of us do
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Just saw a poll for "Are Cambridge Utd matches derbies" a lot voted no
at 17:56 10 Nov 2021

Sorry to bring you down to earth - but Peterborough and Norwich are in higher divisions so are not rivals and look down on Franchise FC as nonentities well off their radar - the only local derbies we have at present are indeed Cambridge and our fellow franchisees in Milton Keynes .

Just because you willfully misunderstand the concept of a local derby doesnt alter reality
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Just saw a poll for "Are Cambridge Utd matches derbies" a lot voted no
at 17:06 10 Nov 2021

Time was when Ipswich v Hull was a local derby. Always on Match of the Week and enthused about by Gerry Harrison - or was it Gerald Sinstadt - particularly when they had Chilton and Wagstaff up front.
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27% of West Ham sold for £180m-£200m
at 16:52 10 Nov 2021

Perhaps Wigan and Blackburn are better examples for 'Gamechanger'. I doubt Town will be gifted an Olympic stadium or relocate to London any time soon.

Its a pity nobody asked Brinsley Scwartz how much the Pension Fund actually lent the three fantasists to buy as much of the club as Evans has retained. I heard the guff about Evans being a tough salesman - but given that he bought Imploded Town for circa £8.5 million, and put in a high interest loan to be wasted on dud signings en route to losing £100 million in just over a decade, £40 million seems a bit steep - especially as the aging progressive rocker sees it as undervaluing the club.
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NHS mandatory vaccines
at 16:44 10 Nov 2021

Its probably a gross exagerration - and nobody is saying who these staff are or where they work. Probably a load of bench teamers on zero hours contracts who fillin as and when.

They will no doubt be sacked in the spring - and then taken on as agency staff at a higher rate. That way they are not NHS - and the government can pretend to have 'won'

MInd you - there is little evidence that unvaccinated or vaccinated staff are any more dangerous to vulnerable vaccinated patients. - posturing PMs not wearing a mask are probably more of a danger in hospitals
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Just saw a poll for "Are Cambridge Utd matches derbies" a lot voted no
at 16:39 10 Nov 2021

On a slightly lower plane, but just as deluded as those Leeds fans that think they are rivals with Man U.

Ipswich can just about compete with Cambridge in footballing terms at the moment, but give it a decade or so and Cambridge will be on a higher planet than Ipswich on the field as well as light years ahead off it Geography and economics cannot be denied in the 21st century - apart from by Brexiteers
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More signage up around the ground. Fantastic work
at 15:17 9 Nov 2021

Agreed it's a bit more optimistic than the lick of paint given to the turnstyles by Major Soundbite.... but as a former advertising guru I have the nagging feeling that 'we used to be good (a long time ago)' is not much of a strapline - and wouldnt draw many punters into a supermarket.
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The Arizona Pension Fund is currently totalling $15.7 billion.....
at 15:13 9 Nov 2021

Brinsley Schwartz can help you with that. If you google our ohio-based owner he's not backward in coming forward with his investment strategy. Property dear boy - buy it chdap and revalue it - hey presto a profit, at least on paper.
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60k Stadium
at 15:01 9 Nov 2021

There is no such thing as a sustainable Premier League team.

In an era of global fan bases a capacity of zero would probably do quite well - i'd say our franchise owners see ore 'return' from USA -based fans than any in lil olde Englande
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