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Gills Keeper Holy at Town for Medical and to Finalise Deal
at 16:03:30

From the video, seems a good shot stopper. Anyone know how he is at distribution, or with the ball at his feet after a back pass?
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All Seven Out-of-Contract Senior Players Released
at 13:53:45

These are of course only the out of contract players whose registration is being released. I am sure there are discussions and expectations about transferring (perhaps on a free) other members of the squad who are also surplus to Lambert's requirements. I think we all have our suspicions as to who these might be - Cotter and Drinan spring to mind, to name but two.
As for Ward, I wouldn't rule out him being offered a new deal if and when he proves his fitness and looks ready and up for it. But sensible not to rush into it when his future fitness still in question (and it gets him off the payroll).
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League One, Leicester and the Long, Long Wait
at 16:57:31

Excellent read, thanks DazC. But would you or someone else please now put the rest of us out of our misery regarding those other two teams?
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Snakes and Ladders
at 08:01:02

He did Nthsuffolkblue, see http://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/dozzell-and-nydam-could-leave-on-loan-1-5647675.
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Chambers a Doubt as Illness Hits Blues
at 17:41:00

We can actually play Pennington where he should be - in central defence! I think he's our best centre half, so no surprise he's been playing right back.
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Ipswich Away is a Bogey Ground, Not the Place to Start Our Revival - Notes for Middlesbrough
at 12:32:55

Great post. Beginning to look like a 0-0 then.
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Hurst: Two Unnamed Doubts for Birmingham Trip
at 17:54:44

I'd qualify jas0999's comment and say, really important to (a) avoid defeat, and (b) score some goals and look a goal threat. Please let's see signs we have a gelling team and look more like a Championship side.
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Nsiala: It's Just Not Going Our Way But It's Going to Turn Around
at 11:12:47

Nsiala is hardly likely to say anything else, is he?

From what I've seen on videos (sadly I can't get to many games) I'm unconvinced that those brought in are better than our players coming through. I think the likes of Kenlock, Emmanuel, Downes, Dozzell, Morris, Nydam will do better gaining experience at Championship level than in lower leagues. Did Woolfenden do so badly when in the team? After all we couldn't be any lower with the youngsters in the team.
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No Tenth Signing Before Deadline
at 20:01:00

Phew! Must be a record number of transfers for ITFC! At least we can now all focus again on Saturday and wonder how on earth PH is going to select 11 out of that lot!
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Jackson Arrives at Town as Blues Close in on Ninth Signing
at 15:28:42

Any stats hounds out there know our previous highest number of summer signings? Feels to me that we must have blown that record!

BTW to add to the date about the ability of lower league signings to make the grade, Jamie Vardy made a decent fist of that...
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Three Changes as Blues End Season Against Boro
at 12:26:27

Disappointed that emerging players not getting a game - it's almost certainly Carter-Vickers' last game for Town, no promo/relegation issues at stake, why not give Woolfenden more game time? Similarly Spencer and Cotter - Spencer may be first choice, but Cotter needs experience and what better time to give it to him?
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U23s Host Cardiff
at 14:36:01

This is the real downside of MM having the rest of the season in charge. Now, with nothing to play for, is the time to give youngsters first team experience and let them learn, with no pressure to gain every last point. Unfortunately MM has nothing to gain by developing next year's squad, and is only interested in maximising points and personal kudos.
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Carayol, Celina, Gleeson and Kenlock Start Against Millwall
at 14:46:19

Disappointed not to see Nydam even on subs bench
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Town Sign Tottenham Defender on Loan
at 14:47:13

Having seen a video of his part in the Spurs v Chelsea cup match, he looks pretty decent - very good positionally, good reader of the game, decent tackles, distribution fair but could improve - all in all a very good signing for us. Let's hope he helps to plug our leaky defence!
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Ipswich Town 1-2 Derby County - Match Report
at 19:43:02

I think we all ought to remember that we have probably SIX midfielders who would have played today ahead of those in the team if available - Bishop, Huws, Dozzell, Adeyemi, Hyam and Skuse. If those had been fit all season, don't you think we'd be in a play-off place? Might need to patch it up with loan midfielder and central defender to see out the season though. In the circumstances I think Mick has done remarkably well.
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Former Canary Lafferty Linked
at 11:30:41

So next season we would have these strikers on the books: Lafferty, McGoldrick, Sears, Moore, Benyu, Morris, McLoughlin, perhaps Pitman... Going to be a bit crowded in the opposition penalty area?
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Town and Canaries Linked With Adeyemi
at 15:01:34

Don't really know much about him, but he failed to make the grade at Norwich and Cardiff - not a strong pedigree...
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Town Sign Macclesfield Winger
at 08:11:21

At least we now have someone who can score against Lincoln!
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Evans Backs McCarthy and Outlines Five-Point Long-Term Strategy
at 09:30:38

Only geminimustang seems to have looked at this in a measured way - indeed most of these comments look as though the writer has not bothered to actually read Marcus Evans' article. It seems to me a measured and sensible view and the kind of plan a properly run business should have. You may not like that ITFC hasn't got the muscle to compete for expensive resources but accept it, and then realise that the approach stated is the only one that guarantees the future of our club. I don't want an approach that says splash the cash, fail and go back into administration - that way almost certainly leads to the lower leagues.
I agree that MM has not helped his position by not giving up and coming players more time in the team, but I believe that their time will come and even MM will have to be more expansive. I think we are two or three years from a reasonable punt at promotion and I'm prepared to wait, enjoy the occasional good performance and provide wholehearted support to the team.
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McCarthy Waiting on Skuse But McGoldrick and Williams Both Fit
at 19:13:13

I wouldn't have either Skuse or Douglas in the holding role. We've got a proper ball-playing defender in Webster who would be like Eric Dier or Gareth Barry to bring the ball out positively. Chambers is better at centre half than RB, and Emmanuel the better RB. But MM is fixated on certain players in certain spots so I don't expect any inventiveness in team selection any time soon!
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