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|Town Still Top After Tuesday Games|
In some ways I wish we'd been knocked off top spot. I think the lads need that bit of extra motivation to bounce back with a win, rather than knowing we'll still be top even if we lose. Yes we had injuries on Sunday and the team selection was questionable - but we can't get complacent at the top.
|Evans Hoping for Handshake and Glass of Wine|
Jesus - all this commotion just because Steve Evans said some mean things? Obviously i'm not defending Evans for being a p***k, but Christ what is the world coming to? Be the bigger man Paul and shake hands before and after the game out of sheer professionalism (politely decline the wine - you're not his mate). Let your team do the talking, and hopefully you'll never have to speak to this twit aver again.
|Split Loyalties for Navy Blue|
Is Gillingham still a real dive? I went to Kent Uni (Canterbury campus - hence the username), but used to visit my brother every now and again who was at the Medway Campus in Gillingham. Chatham made Ipswich look considerably up-market from memory back in the late noughties.
|Emmanuel Joins Bolton|
Always has been a bit of a bull in a china shop. Relies too much on physicality over skill and positional nous. Capable of some barnstorming runs down the right, but I flinched every time he made a tackle in the penalty box - always a risk of giving away penalties from barging players over.
Good luck to him, I hope he gets games and I wish him well.
|Crewe Boss Launches Bizarre Attack on Town|
Ok. Two Thoughts:
1: If he's so good and seemingly not that expensive - why has nobody else snaffled him up.
2: Vincent-Young had a trial here so will be known to several of the staff and players- they will know his ability and his character. Surely that's better than signing a seemily completely unknown quantity?
|Skuse at Suffolk Show|
Following his stint on the Ipswich Town Stand, Skuse will be appearing in the Donkey Display, before returning to the exhibit for tractors, traction engines and other rusty old machinery from yesteryear.
|Town Among Clubs Linked With Accrington Striker|
2001–2004 Bolton Wanderers 4 (0)
2003 → Hull City (loan) 11 (5)
2003 → Crewe Alexandra (loan) 0 (0)
2003–2004 → Barnsley (loan) 8 (0)
2004–2005 Hull City 37 (2)
2005 → Scunthorpe United (loan) 3 (0)
2005–2006 Wrexham 38 (5)
2006–2007 Chester City 26 (9)
Stats mean nothing.
|Knudsen Unused Sub in Denmark's Final Friendly|
The fact he played 90 minutes 3 games ago but hasn't even made it onto the field in the last 2 friendlies suggests to me (barring an injury to Stryger Larsen) he probably will not play at the World Cup sadly. And if he does it will be 15 mins here or there, or if Denmark are already qualified after 2 games and are resting players for their final game.
Hope he enjoys the experience though and improves training against the likes of Eriksen.
|Knudsen Unused Sub as Denmark Draw|
He is a decent championship player, but if I am being totally honest he is not international standard for a team the level of Denmark. I hope he makes the cut and gets some minutes on pitch at the World Cup, as it will be great experience for him and he can only come back better for it. But I wouldn't expect him to be gaurenteed a starting place, especially after this evening.
|Downes Wins Fifth Cap in England U19s Victory|
I actually think he is better off being on loan, and I will explain why I think this:
1. He is under much less pressure at Luton. This is his debut season, and he is much better playing 90 minutes every week, playing his game and gaining confidence; than being used sparingly in the Championship and risking injury and burnout.
2. Luton play a better style of football than we do. I'd rather he was there playing real football and embracing creativity, rather than getting neck-ache and chasing 2nd balls all the time.
3. The fans love him. There's a real air of positivity at Luton due to their league position. If he makes a mistake, he's supported. They have 80%+ attendances every home game. The atmosphere at Town right now is so toxic and attendances so miserable that even though we don't mean to be mean to individual players, we must be awful to play in front of thanks to MM.
Sure, if MM wasn't here, I'd want Flynn here. But I think anywhere but Portman Road is the best place for him right now until this miserable MM regime comes to an end.
|Celina Learning So Much at Town|
I agree that this loan is a good move for both parties.
Obviously on our part, we get a highly-skillful winger who can unlock defences and chips in with a few goals.
I also think MM is the right manager for Bersant. Regardless of what you think of Mick, he demands discipline of his players. A key part of the Guardiola philosophy is not just attacking intent - it is also that they press high and do not give the opposition a moment's rest. This is the side of the game Bersant will learn here. When he arrived he was very much a showman, but he is slowly maturing into a much better all-round player. Although at the time I didn't agree with consistently dropping him at the start of the season, maybe he needed that as additional motivation, and hopefully now he's been rewarded with his place that he is keeping it on merit.
Keep up the good work lad.
|Huws Withdrawn From Wales Squad|
In his current state of fitness he shouldn't have been named in the squad in the first place.
Common sense prevails (finally).
|Skuse: We're a Real Threat Going Forward|
If you'd read me that headline before the season started and who said it, I would have laughed at you.
However he actually is very much right. We ARE a threat. It's just a shame we don't seem to do it enough to make us entertaining enough to watch for the fans.
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