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|Blog ||Climbing Up the Walls|
at 09:43 29 Sep 2020
The world has undoubtedly changed and with it, until some indeterminate point, football has done too. Not only have we seen another club disappear as the fans of Macclesfield joined those of Bury in being locked out of the game, we might count ourselves lucky to only be locked out of Portman Road for our own good.
|Blog ||Pyramid Strong|
at 13:30 9 Aug 2020
On Friday the members of League One voted by majority to instigate a salary cap. In doing so they not only limit everybody in the division to spending £2.5m per season, but they limit themselves in making the transition to established second tier side or beyond.
|Blog ||Show ME, How You Do That Trick|
at 15:50 1 Jul 2018
“It’s worth remembering the Championship is a really different prospect today, compared to when I invested 10 years ago.”
|Blog ||Back to the Old Firm|
at 10:26 7 Aug 2017
That "drive” Mick referred to on Saturday night, was clearly the one from north of the wall not outside his house if today’s news regarding the impending signing of Martyn Waghorn from Rangers is to be believed.
|Blog ||You're the Bunn for ME, Harry|
at 16:43 1 Aug 2017
After freelance journalist Alan Nixon threw the social media space of ITFC fans into turmoil, the expectation of a striker from a Premier League club predictably sent cynics and dreamers into action.
|Blog ||Play Our Guys Or Take on Loan?|
at 10:52 17 Jun 2017
I first noticed Bersant Celina a couple of seasons ago, he is one of a handful of names which get mentioned regularly by various fan and sportswriter accounts on Twitter and in the Manchester Evening News. He is the sort of talent that locals up here hold in high regard but haven’t seen too much of.
|Blog ||You Little... Garner?|
at 16:56 11 Jun 2017
The slow crystallisation of next year’s squad began with first the departures of several key figures spanning the reign of McCarthy, to make way for the securing of fresh faces. Typically, it was the familiar look of Jordan Spence which came first and unsurprisingly as Town look to bounce back from a dismal season.
|Blog ||The Moore You Ignore Mick|
at 18:44 15 Jan 2017
Day 14 in the TWTD madhouse and all is far from clear. Months of second-rate drama and second-rate football seem to end with a quiet ovation for Mick McCarthy and his men. With his captain coming out in the media to air publicly the wounds of he and his colleagues, another young player is welcomed and warned off it by Mick.
|Blog ||I've Seen This Happen in Other People's Sides, and Now it's Happening in Mine|
at 19:37 14 Dec 2016
In my last blog Town were on the verge of change. Mick had opted to sell Daryl Murphy to the presumed champions-elect Newcastle with a number of strikers considered as signings. Trialist Leon Best, joined and despite the signs of potential promise it's fair to say along with the rest of side, the Blues strike-force seems rather broken.
|Blog ||The Pleasure, the Privilege, Decline?|
at 10:10 29 Aug 2016
There's a 6ft 3in hole in Ipswich Town right now. Behind the tears in some blue eyes as we enter the international break without Daryl Murphy, the changing of the old guard at Ipswich looks almost complete.
at 13:48 16 Aug 2016
It's fair to say that despite having no expectations, the start of the season hasn't gone to plan so far for Mick McCarthy. Quite clearly six points from six and progression to the second round of the EFL Cup would have been the aim before a ball was kicked - it's fair to say we've been a little off in that respect.
|Blog ||Luck, Truth, Girls in Portugal|
at 20:45 29 Jul 2016
Football is obviously a global game and these days that concept is more keenly emphasised in no other place like England, with the Premier League as vast and cosmopolitan as the Roman Empire, while the national side flounders like ball-playing barbarians.
|Blog ||Fifteenth's Right Out of View|
at 17:15 9 Aug 2015
You can learn a lot in 90 minutes of football. Even more in 95 if the season opener at Brentford is taken into account.
|Blog ||A Retrospective: August to December 2014|
at 11:31 22 Dec 2014
When Town opened this season at home in the August sun, a new dawn of optimism and gentle hope shone about the place. Mick and Terry had plugged the leaks and steadied the ship.
|Blog ||Here's Where Mick's Intentions Lay?|
at 20:45 10 Aug 2014
In my previous effort I asked the question of Mick's plans for this season, and what they might do for Town's top flight aspirations.
|Blog ||Where Do Mick's Intentions Lay?|
at 20:56 4 Jul 2014
The transfer window is barely open and the club isn't so much gently sucking in the fresh air of inevitable squad change, but blowing out the cobwebs with gusts of activity.
|Blog ||Nowhere Fast|
at 11:52 17 Feb 2014
"Some people can f**k off," was mouthed right out of our very own small corner of Yorkshire. A sentiment as Yorkshire as the tea and a certain type of famously advertised bread.
|Blog ||Things Are Hard Enough When You Belong Here|
at 17:02 1 Apr 2013
“Fascist but not racist,” that's how Paolo Di Canio confusingly describes himself as the media fall over themselves to describe him and his appointment on their terms, somewhat gleefully.
|Blog ||Oh Marcus, I Can Feel the Soil Falling Over Jewell's Head|
at 20:12 21 Oct 2012
After yet another defeat snatched from the jaws of victory this weekend Ipswich fans got a telling insight into the inner workings of our club. Paul Jewell gave an interview to national media where the previously fixed mask Paul wore well and truly slipped.
|Blog ||[Blog] The Last of the Gang to Die|
at 15:08 30 Jun 2012
As someone whose whole formative experience of growing up watching Town revolved around belonging to a supporters' club, I write this with a tinge of sadness. The last few months have seen heavy criticism of the club’s relationship with fans and it seems with the rise and fall of various groups, some of the longer-standing ones might want to take stock.
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