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|Burley’s Barmy Army Wembley 2000 - Listen Again|
A fantastic tribute programme
Excellently hosted by Mark Murphy
And the contributions from the players demonstrated what a real TEAM OF OWNER, BOARD, MANAGEMENT PLAYERS and of course SUPPORTERS existed in 2000
If you have not listened..do so..
|Evans Writes to Fans as 2020/21 Season Tickets Go on Sale to Existing Holders|
I and many others have found this season so disappointing
Lamberts PRism suggested we were a better team than we had
But we had it and we are likely to retain it ..the team the club Ipswich Town FC
If real supporters realise that this is a nightmare facing everyone then finances permitting reactive
Not a time when one particular scribe on here is doing in bemoaning ludicrously the owner and the manager
It does seem foolish for a totally connection sport to resume whilst just one player could suffer awfully
If FULL safety not guaranteed and who really wants behind closed doors matches , viewing or not online
So if you can pay up , spread it over 12 and welcome the CLUB back when it is safe for players and supporters
And when it resumes everyone is entitled to then voice their opinion but right now churlish remarks are not the voice of IpswichTown supporters
|Ipswich Town 0-1 Coventry City - Match Report|
Having stayed away from last three home matches and with results of late of relegation form I had no expectations today.
And in the first half there were more sorrowful than happy moments.
But in fairness in the second half the dispirited players did try.
I saw no one not trying but of course in so many areas it was men against the boys.
We had no one but no one to scare the Coventry keeper or central defenders.
In no contact football Bishop, Dozzell even the woeful Nolan would be excellent.
But in contact football in League One no , simply no
Fragile powder puff
Some blame Chambers for the goal but look how the ball was given way on half way line.
And how often we lose possession there
Whoever manages this team next season has to have League One players..they may be ugly brutes but this is an ugly horrible League.
That's where we are.. Stuck in the middle of horribleness...terribly sad but the truth
And although for most times I have seen him I have wondered why he's there, .... today Edwards was our most purposeful playe but ..am not sure if he is that good or the rest are dire.
|Ipswich Town 0-1 Fleetwood Town - Match Report|
Disastrous disappointing diabolical
Obviously chants of Evans out but who in last 10 years has made any proposals for buying the club?
And I am no supporter after a succession of clueless managers
And if Evans said " you hate me I will go"
What then happens?
That's the dilemma....
The real dilemma
But if there is someone there then sell..
On the football front Lambert is the man
Lambert might be able to sell you the worse second hand car on the forecourt through his " wily ways"
But in truth he has sold us his unbelievably awful selections, team tactics and claptrap PRisms
after watching a once wonderful, club from 1959 onwards and being loyal this season when Peterbroughs 4th goal went in I walked out..I haven't returned since...
It is too sad to return in these circumstances
|AFC Wimbledon 0-0 Ipswich Town - Match Report|
Whatever can the manager say tonight?
Take any responsibility?
Everyone else to blame but him?
Paul Hurst was woeful
And Paul Lambert ???
16 months in and playing in League one
The Third Division!
His tactical abilities?
His motivational skills ?
Sad sad sad every Town supporter now is
|Sunderland 1-0 Ipswich Town - Match Report|
Have just heard Mr Lambert on Radio Suffolk
but how surprising all he said about his half time team talk was " Sunderland will play better in second half"
|Ipswich Town 1-4 Peterborough United - Match Report|
In every department we were outclassed
Irrespective of officials poor displays today was as bad as we dreaded it might be , given our ineptitude to compete against good THIRD DIVISION teams
I like Downes he looks like a footballer
I like Wolfenden , he will get even better but probably with another team
As for the rest , it is kinder to remain silent
Except to ask what did Lambert and Taylor actually do after the lamentable display against Rotherham?
|Ipswich Town 1-0 Lincoln City - Match Report|
Particularly in the first half Will Keane demonstrated a much better centre forwards mobility than James Norwood has all season.
That helps to stretch opposition defences and he was a little unlucky not to have scored after huge possession leading up to his shot just before the break.
In defence although some gaps did provide Lincoln with some half chances on breakaways the three were largely comfortable, with yet again Luke Wolfenden played with poise and strength and obviously underlining his ability to draw " talent scouts"
Downes and Huwss now looking a formidable central midfield pairing and although praise for good possession of the ball is worthy, the only criticism , when so much in control of a game, is of not making the opposition keeper work harder.
|Ipswich Town 4-1 Accrington Stanley - Match Report|
Praise today after ineffective performances against a side who never gave up but whose defence looked shaky throughout
Norwood excellent goal , but today had at least two chances to set up others..
We had pace and movement particularly in first half ..Downes accomplished, Huws improving and at last I saw enthusiasm and success from Judge
But despite scoring four I felt our most assured player was Luke Wolfenden
Now to make it the first of successive victories
|Taylor: Massively Disappointing Because We Did Enough to Win|
Precisely what has this man achieved in football?
Have studied his career..and the answer is ....well we all know the answer
Succeeded in being the ventriloquists dummy..that's about it
What is the length of his contract?
|Lincoln City 5-3 Ipswich Town - Match Report|
Supporters are not just frustrated or disappointed or depressed we are HOODWINKED
HOODWINKED by the management team .
Boxing Day was abysmal to watch... By 3.00 pm today a good management team would have known Lincon City inside out, as we seem to be joined at the hip and to raise the sagging spirits should have managed a team not to lose ..let alone to lose and concede 5
For the last two months the Club , the squad, the team has become a joke ..only the supporters remain united,..United to follow a watchable entertaining team , who may not win every match but who at LEVEL THREE deserve so much more.
I ask many supporters and NONE can see any remedial action..its been change the team fingers crossed and hope by some miraculous intervention we achieve.
This management team of Lambert and Taylor have failed.
Is there any coaching done, any lessons learned, are ALL our players devoid of improvement, individually an d collectively?
Those are the paramount tasks of management to improve , cajole , kick a**
Where is that evidence?
The owner is certainly not going to " give away the club" away so cries of Evans Out on Facebook
Will not happen
So we are in an almost -- excuse the pun- unwinnable situation
Though I hate to say it but Evans only achievement in appointing a manager who found decent players ( not decent Spin) and Who I think would not have allowed Lincoln to score 5 against us was MM.
Faint praise ...
We are now where we are a Division Three club in need of salvation.
For we have been HOODWINKED
|Lambert: If They Want to Go and Employ Another Manager, No Problem|
Ipswich Town supporters have been as fair as any set of supporters with their managers.
But supporters fell into a huge slump in the dying days of MM and became almost comatose when PH took the reins ..
When PL arrived and through quite clever PR spin he restored the spirits because we wanted them restored
We forgave him relegation because we blamed his predecessors.
For first time in 60 years we slumped to Division Three.
We applauded the signing of KVY ( sadly though not a participant)
But with all his experience of having played for " big clubs" we thought he had the talent for lifting our wonderful club out of the quagmire.
His words have now become repetitive after every match , except to say " I Paul Lambert was at fault"
The entertainment factor was an important factor that we really cried out for.. The coming to the Stadium for the next match because the last one was so good..look at this seasons home results at PR..who now goes home relishing the next match except now out of blind loyalty.
Lambert decried Hursts abilities but played 5 of his signings today..none of whom played any better than under Hurst..so have we progressed , I think not..and we are in a lower League...
Second we maybe, but as supporters we did not go home today smiling and skipping in the streets.
Can PL make that happen , the next month very important to find the answer.
|Ipswich Town 0-0 Gillingham - Match Report|
The weather was atrocious but Gillingham seemed not to notice
Yes they were time wasters
Their throw in expert was allowed to dilly dally across the pitch by another inept referee
Yet truthfully they were more dangerous, had shots and dangerous corners and on points won.
We were appealing
Yet again Lambert with hands in pockets may have well have stayed at home ..firstin selecting awful players..ie the midfield can there ever ever have been a foursome of slow, backward passing forlorn individuals as we saw today and then showing nothing from the sidelines and only introducing a guy who hasn't played for 10 months as though he rather than any other substitute would have made the difference.
And as for our totally overrated In fact, nasty number 10 ..please ....someone teach him the rudiments of being a decent proper footballer.
For those o us who have seen beautiful football at Portman Road this decade ends abjectedly.
|Portsmouth 1-0 Ipswich Town - Match Report|
For some time Lambert has been surviving on his PR effectiveness
Or are we suckers here in Suffolk?
Disappointed , sad, angry about MM and then PH we were drawn into PL s ways of reinventing the core of the Club..the Supporters...
Then he struck lucky , we played in fits and starts, but due to some awful League one opposition and without ANY 90 minute performance we scrambled through with 1.0 victories
But now and indeed in last 6 weeks when those results have disappeared where is the " magic"?
Truthfully we do not have Premiership Players
We might have Championship players...maybe....
BUT goodness amongst this squad surely we have League One players???
There is no point arguing Evans out..even though that cry may be reshouted..whoever at this time would take it on unless gifted free!?
Will Lambert have real sufficient ability to make good the dreadfulness that now exists or to realise that supporters ( who have never of course played at the highest level!) might just might have sussed him out....
|Ipswich Town 1-2 Bristol Rovers - Match Report|
Here we are again
Disappointment, frustration and now anger..
Many say we have the best League One squad..have we?
Maybe if coached properly ..I have seen little evidence of that recently.
Today's first 20 minutes was woeful .
Maybe no other choice than to play Skuse at full back but oh dear not his position at all.
But apart from that who would have chosen a different eleven today from those fit and available?
Chambers has his critics but when on the field you do have a Captain...his absence and no one on field to take responsibility.
The team is slow...that's a fact..the midfield just does not move the ball quickly enough.
Individually Wolfenden stood out, Keane played well in patches, Garbutt drove forward but no one close enough to him on many occasions.
We did score a very good goal....we had lots of possession..BUT...
Some players are simply not consistent or productive enough for League One
The early season points are keeping us in contention
WE WERE NOT GOOD ENOUGH.to beat a team who we gave goals away too.
|Ipswich Town 1-2 Coventry City - Match Report|
The weather was shocking, but not for Coventry...they played with verve and will to win
They had realised over last two matches that we are ordinary...very ordinary, easy to stop easy to score against..the weather didn't stop their endeavour and desire and skill
We were shameful
Their manager worked us out
Ours didn't theirs
In fact sitting behind him he showed nothing in the first half
Resembling Paul Hurst as he stood in the swirling wet wind
Even us supporters , who he says . are amongst the most marvellous devoted supporters in the Whole Wide World, and maybe are that ..but the great majority are not stupid...and will not put up with his spin for too much longer.
Of course itfc won't win the FA Cup this year...but a home win with passion from the players would be quite nice....but boy oh boy what an ineffective team display.
Manager , coach and players apologise with a proper display this Saturday...
And if we are behind please do not leave it until the 88th minute to throw on two substitutes , when tonight many of the 6,000 home fans would have done so well before half time!
|Taylor: First Half Fantastic in Game of Two Halves|
The primary task of the manager and the coach is to ensure that in a match so dominated in the first half does not fall away after the break.
That is their major task on a match day.
Just too many matches where a 90 minute performance fails.
|Lambert on Referee: That Wasn't Acceptable, That Was Incredible|
Firstly we didnt play brilliantly, lots of room for improvement
In a game such as this where passions high and where we find within minutes one team is doing everything to waste time, argue, roll over etc etc..what do we as paying fans expect..
QUALITY officials..sadly very rarely have we seen any this season
Is this sour grapes?
I think not
In certain sporting contests officials are "wired" for the benefit of the spectators..and make their announcements clearly to the crowd ..they may still provoke argument but that decision is announced.
And so to Portman Road... an inexperienced referee , a less experienced linesman
A crossed ball, a blue shirted player makes a header goalward bound- between him and that goal a yellow shirted player whose "body" it hits..GOAL
Applause cheering jubilation
.ITFC players head back to half way line
Sitting opposite the linesman I look over , no flag raised, he is walking back to the half way line, I look at the referee who has shown no sign of disallowing the goal. , he is also looking at the linesman, and seeing as I do , no flag raised
Now the referee is fiddling with his earpiece and looking at the fourth official on ground level , 45 yards away (opposite the linesman)and suddenly on hearing SOMEONES voice and the pitiful pleading of certain Wycombe players he runs over to the dimInutive unflagging linesman,
THEY HUDDLE , CHIT CHAT AND CAN YOU BELIEVE IT THE LINESMAN NOW RAISES HIS FLAG!
And the goal is disallowed--not because either has seen the incident again--because if they had it would have been a goal..
Not because of VAR (or is there a secret VAR at PR?)..so why , who said those words in the referees ear, to take the action he did??
Are we supposed to guess?
Was it that diminutive linesman who initially was "too scared" to flag?
The paying public deserve to know!
Or shall we simply say , thats cool , well done officials , now go and book a few more players (11 in total)
Those players may suffer eventually
The officials will they appear before a panel?
What will the assessors report say?
Will that be private too?
Twenty first century...tell the fans.. easy, advise the decision.. the record playing man can announce it over Tannoy..( or will that create a riot!)
But nevertheless the sequence of events was appalling....
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