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@BulbeckBlue
at 16:12 12 Apr 2019

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/apr/12/racism-english-football-parks-p
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Been in London this weekend
at 12:16 31 Mar 2019

Sunderland fans absolutely fooking everywhere.

League One could be a blast if we do it right.
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Sweepstake
at 11:22 14 Dec 2018

How many Wigan fans will be in attendance tomorrow?

I’ll go for 97.
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Not many nails left for the coffin now
at 22:14 28 Nov 2018

Aside from everything else, that was a real momentum killer. All of the positive energy, green shoots and straws that we were clinging onto were promptly snatched away from us in that second half.

It’s going to be so, so difficult to lift this again - the players were scared to take the ball, don’t want to take set pieces and are just petrified of mistakes. The crowd, so vibrant and expectant on Friday were just stunned into apathetic silence.

The club is in a very, very, very bad way. The hope was that we could turn this around and have a positive platform to build on next year. I’m very afraid that the opposite is going to happen and the malaise is well and truly set in, and it’s hard to see how it’s remedied.
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Fun fact
at 11:48 5 Nov 2018

We have had more managers (3) than home wins (2) in 2018.
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So the first international break of the season
at 13:31 3 Sep 2018

Probably a fair time to assess our start.

Positives:

- Edwards looks a real find, magnificent ability to beat a man in either direction, full of confidence and the end product doesn't look too far away
- We've added a lot of genuine pace to the side which is something that has been lacking
- The atmosphere around the place has improved massively and I think a lot of people seem impressed with a lot of what Hurst says, even if it hasn't materialised yet on the pitch.

Negatives:

- The size of the squad overhaul
- The lack of experience in the squad due to the overhaul
- The playing style/pressing promised hasn't really been evident for much of the time
- Six loanees
- Making wholesale changes to personnel and shape before the Norwich game suggests he's not particularly sure in his system/squad
- Not using youth players
- Upsetting the apple cart with media comments (Knudsen/Chambers in pre-season, Dozzell loan talk, post-Exeter remarks)

I realise that my list of negatives is much longer than the positives, and being that most people seem quite happy with him there are probably some things that I've missed that other fans are impressed by.

It's my opinion that it's not been a particularly good start to life at the club for Hurst, and giving his willingness to deviate from his ideas this early it's quite a big worry that he is out of his depth. Hope to be proven wrong.
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Squad for Sunday
at 16:13 29 Aug 2018

Got to leave out one of:

Chalobah - will almost certainly play, especially if Skuse is out
Donacien - first choice
Edun - him v Graham?
Graham - most likely to miss out I’d say
Walters - we’d want him on the bench for sure
New CB - might start if Nsiala appeal isn’t won

Difficult decision - I guess the newer signings are easier to leave out but are the ones we’d want to play to fix issues in the first few games. Nsiala having his ban overturned might cure this headache (with Woolfenden in reserve perhaps).
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Good to have 6 loanees whilst sending our best youngsters out on loan
at 15:49 28 Aug 2018

#ANewEra
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Libertines at Trinity Park
at 16:33 13 Aug 2018

Cancelled.

Poor ticket sales apparently, real shame.
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Harrison yesterday
at 11:44 12 Aug 2018

How was he?

My big concern from the Blackburn game was that he looked too isolated for the most part, and in turn was trying to come deeper to get involved which left us with nothing upfront at times.

My hope was that the introduction of Nolan would give us a better midfield/forward line connection - did that come off?

Looking at the stats and patterns of play Harrison certainly didn’t come deeper as much, but also looks to have been pretty irrelevant for the majority of the game.
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Leeds getting Barry Douglas from Wolves
at 10:48 25 Jul 2018

Now that is a good signing.
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There are lots of worrying things about the transfer
at 22:45 24 Jul 2018

The fact that our divisional rivals without parachute payments can spend £8m on a player.

The fact that our divisional rivals without parachute payments can turn our players heads really easily.

The fact that it creates another hole in a thin squad.

But these are surely outweighed by the fact that we’ve got an offer of 32x what we paid for a player who has a bang average record at this level? A player who went on an absolute heater for a few months and is unlikely to repeat that? A player that was available for buttons last summer and made it all the way down to sorry Ipswich?

It’s rubbish to lose your best players, but this is surely just a sign of the madness of the transfer market that we should be lapping up?
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FAO Rommy
at 20:55 24 Jun 2018

Sir Bobby Foundation, cheers.

World Cup finals draw by J2BLUE 17 Nov 2017 12:49
Poland are overrated IMO. They aren't a footballing giant like some are making out. I do slightly fear getting teams like them and Denmark though, who we should be beating, but who have a player who can really hurt us. Not sure Southgate is the type to think we'll probably concede so had better go out and make sure we score a few.

I do agree though, we should be winning any group with Poland/Russia from pot 1 and having a damn good go against anyone else.

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Went for dinner in Ipswich tonight
at 22:15 5 Jun 2018

New Vietnamese place in town, decent enough, worth a go.

Anyway, some absolute knobheads came in, messed the waitress about for ages and then did a runner after drinks and starters having ordered a load of mains as well.

The absolute front of people to do that to a small, family run place that has only just opened and was so accommodating to them.

Suppose there is no chance of them being caught or the restaurant getting any reimbursement so it really is the crime of a scumbag.
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Darren Moore getting the WBA job
at 16:13 17 May 2018

So expect Mick McCarthy to be their manager by Christmas.
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Went to the Newbourne Fox tonight
at 21:00 1 May 2018

Newly crowned best pub in Suffolk.

I’d somehow never been before, but had a really lovely meal and everything was very pleasant indeed.

Wasn’t sure it was deserving of its crown before I went, but definitely up there with the best I’ve been to.
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Good day for ex-Ipswich big idiots
at 18:45 28 Apr 2018

Kieffer Moore, Frank Nouble and Connor Sammon all on the scoresheet.

Expect Rory Fallon to win the lottery tonight.
[Post edited 28 Apr 2018 18:45]
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TWTDs favourite comedian was in Ipswich tonight
at 23:17 22 Mar 2018

Stewart Lee, absolutely brilliant as always.
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Looking to buy a watch
at 08:23 21 Mar 2018

Any recommendations of brands to go for or avoid?

Looking to spend <£1k so am I better to look second hand for a better brand on Watchfinder or buy a top end model from a lesser brand? Any up and comers you’d recommend?

In terms of model I’m thinking a sports type watch - Rolex Seamaster type thing.
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Ipswich pizza fans
at 08:14 19 Mar 2018

Try Tavernetta on St Peter’s St (opposite the Thomas Wolsey).

Best pizza in Ipswich by a long stretch. Really good, fresh dough, great tomatoes and good toppings.

All served in a charming little place with friendly Italian staff.

They also do takeaway/delivery but I don’t think proper pizza travels well so better to eat in.
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