The Cherry Tree in Woodbridge ran (indeed, still may run; I havent checked in all that recently) a very good pub quiz on a Thursday night. 40 questions, and you'd need a score in the low 30s as a minimum to win in any given week.
I'm pretty sure our man Melford has some pedigree with pub quiz skillz; didn't he win some local tournament or something?
Anyway, turns out that the pub quiz run is a thing. There is a lot called Tripartite who used to go around all the weekly quizzes in IP4 - three ex-teachers, all mad competitive, all dicks. They won everything. They were my nemeses.
In any case, I require good local pub quizzes. Any recommendations gratefully received.
Perhaps the players can have another good, long, honest chat, like after Pompey.
Perhaps they can all lock themselves in a Sackers skip for an hour, like after Lincoln.
Perhaps, as a squad, they can 'pay the fans back' (I paraphrase) by progressing in the Stan Watson's Oily Rags trophy, so we can go to Wembley, like they did this afternoon.
Or perhaps I should just go full Lucan/ RKD, and run on the pitch against Accrington, so that I can get banned for a few years, and stop tormenting myself with this hairy bollo(k of a football club for the foreseeable.
.... Huws, Judge, Edwards all terrible. Proper terrible. Huws and Judge should be playing much, much better than they are; questions can (and should) be asked about them both. Edwards is just sh1te.
Holy cannot kick, but made a very good save from one of the (many) chances Cov had in the first half.
Norwood doesn't win as much as he should in the air, and Jackson did very little.
Looked a little better when Garbutt came on, but, Jesus, that was woeful. Woolfenden was OK, and Nsiala wasn't notably worse than every other player on the pitch, which is a first, and, indeed, a positive, I suppose.
How much did Lambert put behind the bar for the Donny game - £500? Put another 0 on that for the Brizzle Rovers game....
Downes is the only midfielder we have playing with any kind of consistency; bearing in mind the total and actual p1sstake of riches we have in midfield at this level; I'd suggest that questions are very much justified in being asked of Lambert as to why he can't settle on any kind of consistent team.
It's the Cup (so who gives a fck); we're 2nd in the league (hurrah); but all is not quite right here.
EDIT - I acknowledge that the lack of consistency in midfield could be used as justification for squad rotation. It's late (Sort of)
Dinner 7 - Saturday afternoon, with another well associated TWTD peer - that Vegan burger shack (TFI Vegan?) on Falcon St, where the council have put the market, while they erect that giant brass statue of Chris Mole on the Cornhill.
Anyway, I had some 'Hallaoumi' burger thing, which was well tasty, although one could notice the lack of any real Halloumi. These guys do not fck about with their seasoning, and that's really what makes this a decent meal. They slid me some Popcorn Chickin afterwards - they said I wouldn't be able to tell the difference with real chicken, which obviously wasn't the case - but hells bells, the glaze was fully, fully decent.
In summary, not as good as the Biryani Hut (the yardstick by which all Ipswich foodstalls are measured), but still very good.
Dinner 8- Pronto Pizza, on Fuluxstoo Rd.
As mentioned by man Lucan, the key here is value. An extra large pizza (20 inches) is £10.59, and if you can get anywhere close to eating even half of it, you've got worms.
The pizza itself is not bad - good thin base, fresh ingredients, altho a little bit too oily. The crust dips are underwhelming, so either make your own or throw the crusts in the garden. Would eat again, but only if all the Bella Napoli's were closed.
... it was fun, for the 15 minutes until Norwich equalised.
I can't immediately think of another manager who has come in and been so clearly, obviously, dreadfully out of his depth. Dave Hockaday at Leeds, maybe?
I heard a story today about how Doig accused Bart of stealing his international cap. Bearing in mind how much Bart has spoken about his pride in playing for Poland, one can imagine how that was received.
What next? It's gonna be ugly; the one saving grace is that we still have a chance of staying up. With this squad of dipsh1ts though, who knows?