Keep calm lads, try not to wet yourselves before the train has left the station. The kind of negativity, pessimism and and lack of basic football knowledge I'm reading is going to make for an atmosphere just as toxic as McCarthy's last days if people aren't appeased soon.
Personally I'm going to wait till ten games in before I start sh1tting myself, but please do all carry on it makes for rather amusing reading.
£120 lighter after purchasing for me, my old man, my brother in law and his old man. Pleased that we managed to get the same seats as our old season ticket but I'm surprised they weren't already taken.
Can't wait, it'll be my first game of the season and my first trip to Portman Road since Wolves at home last season, COYB!
I just gave that compilation video of Nolan at Shrewsbury a look. I've never watched Nolan play knowingly and in truth had no idea what to expect, I'm aware YouTube clips can be misleading but I was pleasantly surprised at what I saw.
Not only was he rather comfortable on both feet but he showed a good range of passing and made some great runs beyond too! I know he got 9 goals last season but judging from the video I'd be surprised if he got close to that in the Championship this year. There were moments when he was taking a nice touch, turning on a sixpence and laying the ball off outwide that I thought he looked a bit like Ryan Woods, which is most pleasing.
There's no one in the squad quite like him, I suspect he will be given a free role in that number ten position. I'm very, very excited to see him play for Ipswich Town and really like the fact he's coming out saying he's confident of making the step up.
half the residents are at a Birthday party, two of them on holiday and the remaining two or three have been out and about or keeping themselves to themselves in their room. I'm up to date with paper work and the place is clean as a whistle so as a result I've been posting like a mad man on here today, apologies if my over zealous attempt to cure boredom has spoilt anyone's Sunday. I've enjoyed talking to you all though, even though I did get a bit of clog regarding my view on Jonas Knudsen ;)
I had this book recommended to me by a mate that's a Mackem, just started it. I didn't know much of the chap before getting the book other than he's Steve Howey's Brother but turns out he was a youth here at Ipswich and that Terry Butcher signed him for his hometown club Sunderland after a spell in non league.
Enjoying the book so far, I think it's the sort of no nonsense style that many on the board would potentially enjoy.
"Lee Howey was inspired to write this book after reading the autobiographies of other footballers. These were household names with glory-laden careers whose exploits on the pitch will never be forgotten. Yet, despite access to such fabulous raw material, they have mostly produced bloody awful books - predictable, plodding, repetitive, self-important and just plain boring. They may have been better footballers than Howey, but he has written the most entertaining football memoir you are ever likely to read. Not that Lee Howey's football career is in any way undistinguished. He won the First Division Championship with his beloved Sunderland in 1995 and played in the Premier League against some of the most celebrated names in English football, including Jurgen Klinsmann, Ryan Giggs, Eric Cantona, Gianfranco Zola, Peter Schmeichel, Ian Wright, Alan Shearer and Fabrizio Ravanelli - and not always unsuccessfully. It wasn't all assaults upon the kneecaps on wet Tuesday nights in Hartlepool (though there is plenty of that too). This honest, thoughtful and hilarious book may not end with an unforgettable game at Wembley, or a 100th England cap. However, it will amuse and delight fans of all teams in its portrait of the game of football before it disappeared up its own backside."
I've spent all afternoon sipping Ghostie and listening to the lightning seeds on repeat while allowing my brain to get carried away with itself. My mates arrive in a half hour, the beer is cold, the garden chairs are lined up in the front room like a makeshift terrace and I'm wearing my lucky pants.
You might be interested to know that the chap singing the title song is from Ipswich, although his family are from North America, hence the accent. If anyone ever watched that "Orange Unsigned" show on T4 a decade or so ago he was the front man of the Ipswich band that won it.
Really looking forward to today's game and expecting another win, as I assume most of you are. I hope the leaked team is correct, RLC really looked a cut above at the end of the last game, reminded me a bit of Pogba when he's on form.
I haven't watched any Panama games and have little to no knowledge of their squad or team bar a few individuals who play in the MLS, so it'll be an interesting watch.
I'm going to go with a 3-0 to England, Harry Kane to bag a brace again.