For #GroundsWeek , a daily tweet this week covering the activities of #itfc grounds staff. Today - aeration, irrigation repairs, mowing, fertilising, cylinder re-grinding and soil sampling. pic.twitter.com/JkqSZw7876
The following quote from Stuart Watson's piece in the East Anglian...
'You have to go way back to the 1-0 victory at Fleetwod (sic) in October 2019 for Ipswich's last 'statement' win like this.'
...has really got to me, in the sense that:
i. We see a 1-0 win at Hull as a 'statement' win. ii. We see a 1-0 win at Fleetwood! as having been a 'statement' win. ii. That there have been 16 (sixteen) months between these two glorious events in the timeline of Ipswich Town Football Club, notwithstanding Covid.
Hancockianadj. - eponymous adjective: 1. Being simultaneously of juvenile and patronising form; * "We couldn't publish the contract award notices, because we were all too busy buying faulty equipment through our unqualified mates to not save your lives with." 2. a Hancockian half-truth - A half-truth childishly believed by the teller to be effectively disguising a bigger issue; * "We have now published the contract award notices." (The contract award notices were published in redacted form.)
I think it is fair to say that we, the fans, generally consider that the club is now in the Phase 3, 'Flux', stage, and pretty close to end of it. This resource talks about a 'change management strategy', by which they require a strategy to manage change. It could perhaps be better interpreted at ITFC as requiring a strategy of changing the management.
If you have any firm opinions on if or why we have been suffering a lot of long-term injuries, pick up to five numbers from below, most important first. If you are strongly convinced by one of the reasons, you can repeat it in your set of up to five. e.g. 2,2,2,7,1
1. Inadequate medical staff 2. The club is cursed 3. Returning players training or playing too soon 4. Unsuitable recruitment of injury-prone players 5. Players feeling pressure to play or train 6. Inadequate training regimes 7. Bad luck 8. Injured players playing on in games 9. No worse than average here
Personally, I haven't a scooby doo, so I'm not responding to myself! But it's clear that many on here have decent information and or pertinent experience. I'm fully aware that this will be heavily biased but would still be interested to see what the balance of our opinions is.
In my head today, the tabloids are creating their headlines by concatenating players names, and then writing a story to fit.
HOLY PARROT SEARS JUDGE
In the Old Bailey today, at the trial (for an unspecified offence) of the Bishop of Bognor, the residing magistrate was the subject of a fierce verbal attack from the Bishop's lifelong avian companion, a Norwegian Blue named Percy, who had taken offence at the manner of the questioning to which the Bishop was being subjected...