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at 17:08 19 Jan 2018
CCV was voted MOTM for the home side at Bramall Lane earlier this season. He was very physical, very composed and despite us forcing a couple of errors it's notable we never really threatened them. If the keeper wasn't so dodgy it was hard to find too many chances beyond Waghorn hitting the bar.
One thing I did notice was that like Tommy he did like letting the ball bounce then hammering it away an that did allow us to gain a few yards in attack when he stuttered. But he's a young player learning still. I think what he brings will outshine what deficiencies are there. Especially as it was so early on in his Championship stint. As a signing I don't think you can fault it.
Gleeson seems to be met with the lazy "Mick old Wolves boy proper bloke" trouser fudge on twitter etc. I guess Skuse's injury is going to be more persistent in terms of risk than any other season. Or it might just be a coincidence we're getting another competent workhorse in the middle.
After Diagouraga being such a disappointment I'd worry if Gleeson came that close. Bru being off, then staying and now off again seems to be a small stick with which to beat Mick. The notion he's tearing up his contract and becoming a free agent to facilitate the move, makes me wonder if it's more akin to Huws and someone wanting football, or someone just greasing the financial wheels to get him over the line. Do we know?
It does the beg the question though how much of the Moore money goes on these, and how much of a stopgap vs. reinvigorating the side this signifies. Think this gives us a good shot at a solid end of season and Mick walking out with his dignity in tact. Beyond that we'll need to start going to teams and stamping our authority on them which hasn't happened over 90 mins very often away from home.
at 17:33 18 Jan 2018
We really are bad if we're just getting the work-experience Stephen Hunt type signings and hoping to recreate 2014/15.
Good luck to Mr. Stephens I say.
|Poet and Pundit|
at 17:29 18 Jan 2018
I can't remember the last time I went on the EADT website, let alone read the comments underneath.
I think the only thing that keeps it going is the agenda it takes in pandering.
|Current bottom 3 in the Prem|
at 17:19 14 Jan 2018
From an away game perspective certainly.
Although the South Coast has become a bin for Chelsea-dodgers and needs emptying from the Prem, so it's a bit conflicting for me.
|FAO Thomas Christiansen...|
at 12:41 14 Jan 2018
The shove on CC was enough in fairness if the Spence red is a good barometer. Good have been nasty that if he was closer to the hoardings.
I really like O'Kane as a player but WTF was he up to yesterday? Sol Bamba level stupidity.
|Good win that|
at 12:09 14 Jan 2018
Makes for good viewing
|Say what you like about the champions of Europe but..|
at 10:43 14 Jan 2018
It's more due to the fact that just charging loads wasn't yielding enough profit on average when the results weren't there.
Fans turn up when their club is doing well. That's why you had 34k when I was at your place in September, you were top of the league. You won't get that if you finish about 10th.
Same here, we're back to the levels Mick inherited because the playoffs are now a couple of years away. Fans just don't go to games any more as casuals. The gates across the Championship and leagues are failing. People would rather sit and crust their pants up over Raheem Sterling than Jonas Knudsen and swallow everything Jeff Stelling squeals at them.
Sitting here dick-measuring over a provincial town in a rural corner of England does you no favours though. The whole point of Ipswich is that we're not a massive club, yet we still had times where we turned up and turned over bigger and better than yourselves.
You can't with a straight face bring out "living in the past digs" when every game your lot do nothing but that either. The game we love is dying and it's because clubs like yours and mine are perpetually in the hands of people who aren't in it for football, but money an prestige.
I'd worry far more about that than who has the biggest coach convoy rolling into Stowmarket or Wakefield on alternate fixtures.
|Shots on target|
at 10:18 14 Jan 2018
Pfft you're about 2 weeks behind me old bean!
I agree entirely though, it's very odd. Although a lot of people are so heavily invested in doing us down that it's inevitable. Watson made a very funny tweet about us being a man up and suggesting we should do what Fulham did.
Wonder who that was aimed at?
|Good win that|
at 09:56 14 Jan 2018
Why does everything have to be at the extreme on here?
No one has "gone overboard" or claimed this will bring fans back. We beat Leeds, dirty "Chumpyuns uv Yurrup" with a side completely patched up and saw a goal that might just bring a bit of joy.
All on the back of a terrible run, us signing a deal with that chuffing bingo lot, MM being made to bat away a deluge of ineptitude from ME and having our squad filleted and packed off with half the season to go and no shortage of uncertainty.
Yet we're back to "shots on target" now that last year's fashion of knuckleshuffling over possession when all that matters in football is the score. If you're a Town fan, I fail to see how you couldn't enjoy that 90mins it had everything that being a Town fan is with the right result for once.
If people made their decision on that 90 mins alone they should stay away, they'd be bloody lunatics.
|Something in the air lately - weird red card that|
at 18:53 13 Jan 2018
"A bit of head a bit of elbow" Brenner said. From the camera angle you couldn't see much, so assume we saw the afters as his arm comes out. JK fell towards you lot in the North didn't he?
Leeds commentary seemed to suggest a push in the face in response to Jonas pushing him?!?!
|Great win today|
at 17:45 13 Jan 2018
I wouldn't leave my laces untied around Evans. He'll have someone in Bolivia selling them under the table before I could look down.
We're going to blunder about, Mick will be told to close the door on the way out, then we'll spend a summer wondering. Marcus has a mountain to climb again. I don't believe he has the heart or the pockets to do it.
|Good win that|
at 17:41 13 Jan 2018
Well yeah, there's that and the fact we scored 1 and took 3 pts. Which are the most important stats of all.
I thought Knudsen was brilliant slotting back in at CB and that allowed Kenlock an Celina to have a good link up well before the man advantage. That space he then got allowed Celina to dictate so much of the game he doesn't always manage to do.
Hopefully Skuse off when Connolly was booked was just to rest him up a bit and/or give Hyam some minutes. He definitely didn't get up that quickly when he went down.
|Great win today|
at 17:33 13 Jan 2018
I can't see a playoff push with the way we're being gutted for the next manager to come in. We'd be very lucky to sack Mick, get someone in and revamp the team in a fortnight to even consider it.
It'd be nice to be a buffer between a few bigger teams and Norwich though. They got a goal against the run of play to beat Brizzle today. Sort of result that will hopefully keep Farke in, but be followed by a 3-4 streak of winless games.
Got far more hope for Bolton away now though. We could easily, have a repeat of that Tuesday night 2-2 with the way we're playing, but I fancy a win right now.
|Good win that|
at 17:28 13 Jan 2018
Yeah, but you keep doing it most weeks.
To question your opinion is attacking you? But never the other way around it seems. This talk of "sides" is typically silly.
Pretty clear any hint of praise has to be tempered and misinterpreted. So to be sure, when Celina hits the post or Garner was on his own and put a shot miles wide that's not creating something because it doesn't register a shot on target?
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