We're almost certainly going to see a tight and boring game where we defend solidly but are ultimately undone with a moment of quality, but what with it being the derby I felt I'd loosen the purse strings.
I've got a fiver on Ipswich to win, Garner to have 2+ shots and Connolly to win 2+ tackles at 18/1
Seen a few have got on the Knudsen any time goalscorer hype, I would have put another 50p down if they were offering the kind of odds quoted with who I placed my bet!
Have any others had a dabble today who wouldn't usually?
Has anyone committed the cardinal sin of betting against us?!
Tonight the missus is out celebrating a friends birthday so I curled up in my comfy chair and put this on, it's currently streaming on netflix.
What an incredible footballing and political story, I thought I had a fair grasp of what the 1998 World Cup meant for France as a nation but I had no idea about the failed friendly with Algeria after 9/11 and how the next 20 years contextually played out, ultimately leading to events such as losing to Sengal at the 2002 world cup, Zidane's headbutt and the Anelka situation as well as seismic political and cultural shifts in France that ran in correlation as well as various terror attacks such as Charlie Hebdo, etc.
I highly recommend this to anyone that's interested in the marriage between football and politics.
Although I appreciate it's completely different it has left me pondering about our own current political battles in football with groups such as the FLA and how our nations identity in both a footballing and political sense is less than clear currently. The recent history of Muslim extremist attacks in our countries certainly encourages a degree of parallel drawing.
Personally I love this political, cultural and sociological side of the game just as much as the game itself, football really is incredible and creates awe inspiring stories of human strength, unity, love and resilience.
Mick McCarthy bangs on and on about social media, supporters views and what might please or displease people so often that I really believe that he actually reads various titbits of guff, be that on here, comments on the EADT page or Twiter, etc.
It's a bit coincidental how he's always tapped into what the current consensus is yet simultaneously makes repeated claims that he's not bothered about social media, etc.
It's a case of 'the lady doth protest too much' in my opinion.
Just goes to show A) what a load of toss 'tripadvisor' and the like really is and B) people in London really will eat anything and spend £££'s if they think it's exclusive/ironic/hip/trendy/quirky, w@nkers.
Any of you gorps play? I've enjoyed playing as Ipswich so far, counter attacking as a holding 4-4-2 with Waggy and Garner upfront, Celina and Ward on the flanks, Skuse and Connolly patrolling the midfield and your standard back line from this season.
Usually bring on McGoldrick or Huws to open the game up a bit and Adeyemi to solidify if I'm holding onto a result.
Currently league 5 in Seasons, always looking for people to beat in friendly competition though, post or PM me your gamer tag if you fancy a game.
I purchased a plethora of cheese for boxing day just over a week or so ago and it's been honking out the fridge something chronic.
Now, I thought brie kind of didn't go off? It just matured? However I'm starting to suspect from the stench that maybe I'm taking it a bit far.
After inspecting the best before date I discovered that technically it had passed, after a bit of research on google it suggested that I can consume it up to two weeks after the best before date but should be careful there after.
It will be 13 days over it's best before date come Boxing Day, that's fine? right? I seem to remember my Dad keeping brie in the bloody cupboard for weeks on end, literally cutting bits of mould off and still eating it! - he is rum old boy mind you...