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Glad Sunderland are up.
at 17:32 21 May 2022

Really? A losers’ fest between the fifth and sixth best teams in the division ? Town if you recall came 11th - behind the likes of Bolton - and outclassed by Cambridge. I’d say this travesty to MK Dons is entirely irrelevant
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Most "Ipswich" thing that could happen next season?
at 06:58 21 May 2022

You’ve missed out George Burley syndrome - finish in the top 6 behind lesser teams and get knocked out in the play offs.
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You should treasure the NHS and guard it with your life
at 06:55 21 May 2022

Thé clue is in the fact you paid for something you needed - and have insurance. It’s the same system in the UK - you pay an insurance premium called a tax. And then hope you never need it. The concept was OK in the late 1940’s when a chain smoking, alcoholic doctor in a tweed jacket referred you for something if he felt generous on a Friday afternoon after the yellow linctus didn’t work. Now it’s a hopelessly outdated and underfunded system - held back by constant interference and spiralling costs - not to mention an aging population. Anyone who has experienced the NHS at the geriatric end of the spectrum for elderly patients will feel very different about the NHS - and having moved to a neighbouring country I’m staggered at the jaw-doping difference in healthcare offered by a civilised country
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Football Facts
at 07:04 20 May 2022

Seems a shame to limit it to the top division when so many clubs have longer pieces of string. There’s been clubs like Burnley, Bristol City, Wolves, Sheff U etc who've plumbed the depths of division 4 - let alone those big clubs slumming it in division 3. It was a pity to see Luton fall just short of becoming the first to drop from the top division to non-league football and back again.
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Bamboo Underwear
at 06:58 20 May 2022

I got a pair of bamboo socks sent every few months for years in some deranged mailing campaign. Ended up with about a dozen pairs of vaguely tasteless stripy socks completely free of charge. They were quite good too
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Lie after lie after Johnson
at 13:02 18 May 2022

The whole charade of PMQs is cringeworthy. Not even the slightest token attempt to answer any questions. A spineless speaker who never instructs Johnson to answer the question and a crowd of braying infants who clear off as soon as it’s over. It’s a pity that at least 500 of them can’t be let go.
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Pointless hypothetical question about the early 80s Ipswich team.
at 07:11 18 May 2022

Not very well is the obvious answer as [they] would have had serious fitness issues trying to compete with the likes of Watford.

The money doping swirling around in todays Premier League has siphoned off vast numbers of mercenaries from European clubs, pinched kids on a global scale and nabbed any promising players who have the temerity to play for the ‘smaller clubs’. Standards are so much higher - inevitably.


If you watch the film of that era it seems strangely pedestrian - but Town we’re head and shoulders above Villa that year - sometimes the table really does lie - but we tend to ignore the fact that Burnley were the best team of 61-62 for similar reasons

I’d agree with the comments on Cooper. Clough was quick to sign Shilton with jaw-dropping effect - and Robson even let Stoke sign him when Town were struggling along with Sivell. Goalkeeping was Robson’s Achilles Heal - ( if we ignore team discipline like he did)

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Vlad is cool about Finland and Sweden joining NATO now
at 16:54 17 May 2022

Russia has already nicked bits of Finland in 1939 - it's not a priority. Ukraine is full of Nazis and next door - and in between vlad and Moldova..... so a bit more important. Fewer trees and better resources too.

I suspect the Baltic states have good reason to be worried. I cant see Prime Minister Jeremy Hunt being overly concerned if some of their Russian speakers in the Baltic states discover those places are full of Nazis and they need recuing by Vlad too in a couple of years.
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Gareth Bale to Cardiff
at 16:42 17 May 2022

Ahem - Zidane is hardly a tyrant. Just a bit contemptuous of Bale and his attitude. Besides, last time I looked the equally calm and laid back Acelotti was Real manager - and has exactly the same issues with Mr Topknot.
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My summer holiday plans red flagged
at 07:14 17 May 2022

Or you could just go knowing you are more likely to be struck by lightning on a sunny day - or hit by a bus crossing the road with the dog you haven’t got.

If it makes you feel any better those swanky resorts in Colombia, just like the Uber-trendy places in Mexico are money laundering operations so nothing will happen - because if it did the chainsaws would be very busy
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Town players as professions?
at 07:08 17 May 2022

Tubby Judge
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Ipswich Town players with similar names
at 19:51 16 May 2022

There’s been close to 200 pointless loans
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Saturday music poll: Suffolk's greatest musical export
at 05:20 16 May 2022

You missed Brinsley Schwarz and Nick Lowe - both (I think) in the same class as Brian Eno at Woodbridge School. Not to mention Leiston’s finest (and Wham wannabes) Blue Mercedes.
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Anyone watching Luton - Huddersfield?
at 07:45 14 May 2022

And at least one of these excellent teams will be next season’s Barnsley after a bit of asset stripping
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Jack Taylor - Peterborough…
at 07:44 14 May 2022

Given the record of players that have dropped down to Town’s level from Posh this is a somewhat absurd story from both the club’s and player’s perspective
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*David McGoldrick*
at 07:40 14 May 2022

Long distance commuter who might have been an asset if he had ever committed to the club
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Brexit.... just when you thought it couldn't get any worse!?
at 07:23 12 May 2022

You forget the power of simply ignoring EU requirements on the Irish border - which will remain open to goods and people under the terms of the Good Friday agreement. I somehow doubt that the USA or EU will erect a wall on the border.

Hey presto - problem solved, once again proving the benefit of our new-found Brexit freedoms.

Very similar to what’s happening elsewhere in the UK where no checks are being made on goods coming in from the EU because it’s proved to be a tad expensive
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Have we ever had a TWTD version? Messi or Ronaldo?
at 10:51 11 May 2022

You could argue that Man City were rather lucky to miss out on both of them as both have made their current employers considerably worse at vast expense.

Both have largely shot their bolts now and both were pretty good at what they did. One the supreme team player - the other the supreme individual. Probably the best ever as they set a standard for so many years in an era of mass media coverage
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Interesting - like Forest Green only more so
at 10:44 11 May 2022

They should at least have good kit
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Who are our Mullin, Palmer and Tozer?
at 10:41 11 May 2022

Not a good comparison as there is little difference between non league and league 4. If anything there are wealthier, better run clubs in non league. Bear in mind that Cambridge were relegation favourites and Wrexham were nailed on promotion certainties - and neither scenario followed the script. Wrexham offer the chance of meeting Ryan Reynolds’ Mrs which is probably worth dropping 4 divisions for - and a starring role on tele

Not sure why you’re wedded to players dropping down for a pay cheque. Much better to go for a couple more Mr Burns
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