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|Ashton: Category One a Possibility, But it Doesn't Excite Me|
Are we losing youngsters because our competitors are Cat 1, or because they are Prem and upper Champ clubs?
Sunderland are the only League One side with a Cat 1 academy and they first got that status while in the Prem.
|Jacobs: I've Not Heard From Ipswich Recently|
Considering lots of options, testing the water, pushing the financial boat out where necessary. Sounds like a sensible approach to assembling a squad.
Far better than just having a wish-list, then being stuffed when they don't happen and the end of the window is nearing.
|Warne: I Would Expect Something to Develop on Crooks|
Signing-on fees are included in SCMP, as are any in-kind benefits, such as homes, vehicles or or children's school fees, plus things like win and goal bonuses.
However, our turnover is also high by League One standards, giving us more leeway than most of our rivals.
|Cowley Confirms Town Talks With Pompey Winger Jacobs|
If Jacobs can help us win 25 or 30 games in the coming season, then we'll very likely get promoted, even if he misses all the rest. It's a calculated risk, not a hopeful punt. One that Cook and Ashton obviously think is worth investigating and maybe putting some money into.
|Harper: We Share the Same Goals|
Nice to have an incoming player talking about the qulities and energy he aims to bring to the team, not just us being a big club with good facilities.
|Town Appoint New Head of Academy Sport Science|
Suffolkboy - The most important thing is we have a resident, full-time Chief Exec, with authority to make decisions, at the top of the tree, overseen by O'Leary as Chairman.
|Dozzell's QPR Move Confirmed|
Hopefully he will have a great career at a high level. Don't think things were really working for him here, for a variety of reasons (injury, coaching, how he was utilised in the team). A fresh start is probably best for him, with a decent Manager to go and work under.
In return we get a decent fee and the chance of a sell-on bonus down the line.
|CEO Ashton Starts Town Job|
Good. A full-time, football-experienced Chief Executive is finally in place at Portman Road, with the promise of having actual authority to make strategic decisions.
With the best will in the world and not necessarily through any fault of their own, other recent holders of that title (or Managing Director) have lacked in one or more of those areas. Or had too many other jobs loaded onto them in addition.
|Ed Sheeran New Town Sponsor|
Big brand for a League One club, shows our ambition for a global reach.
But also a good, local connection with him being from Suffolk and having watched games.
|Cook: That Tells Me You Don’t Care About the Result|
The players have just spent a couple of years under a manager who repeatedly said he was the same with victory or defeat, never got too up or too down. Perhaps that approach has simply become deeply embedded in the squad.
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