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Town and Blackburn in Szmodics Talks
at 18:23:02

All I can say is"Get the job done" We have had far to much tooing and frooing with Philogene. What a saga that's been. Don't think in my memory I can remember anything going on so long. If he want's Villa then so be it. I suppose Villa can be considered a bigger club than Town and we have seen what Ollie Watkins is capable of so he may have made the better choice. As my Mum used to say when I lost a girlfriend " Never mind, plenty more fish in the sea" My reply was yeah, but the one's I get are washed up"
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Hutchinson: I Saw Myself Coming Back Here
at 13:33:32

Welcome back Omari. Just part of what could be an amazing jigsaw of players coming in. Feel sure there will be several following you through the PR doors and my guess is that this transfer record might go again before the close of this window.
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West Ham Confirm Johnson Exit
at 14:37:15

A good piece of business. Will be interesting to see how many more players we actually pay a fee for. I suppose in a sense although free players cost money over the length of their contract the amount isn't a one off large sum. Seeing as we have lost four loan players plus Jackson,Ball, Aluko and probably Hladky, then there may be another one or two who move on we may need another eight players through the PR doors. I know Hutchinson was one of the loan players and he's soon to be permanent, but that still leaves eight more to make up the squad.
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Iraola: Moore Could Have Future at Bournemouth
at 14:50:46

I would see Moore as an understudy to Hirst. I think what we need as in a few areas are for those currently first teamers to be understudies to players coming in. Don't see that we can afford players like the handful we had last season who hardly ever make the first team. In order for Town to compete at what is the highest level although we will never be able to afford the money for the very best we need to be as good or better than those teams perceived as our main rivals in the relegation stakes.
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Morsy: Important to Keep McKenna at Town
at 13:48:24

So much is going to depend on recruitment. We all have faith in the system as over most of the transfer windows past a large majority have proven their worth. As Ashton say's when spending Premier League money for a player and his contract it is even more important you don't make errors such as when George Burley was ill advised to buy Finidi George and Mateo Sereni. We aren't in those day's where ultimately everything went t*t's up and it lead to Administration. That won't happen with the backing the club has now and parachute payments not in existence in George's day. Still it's important when playing with other people's money that due care is taken not to waste it.
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McKenna's New Deal Finally Confirmed
at 16:26:34

Incey Wincey Spider climbed up the water spout, down came the rain and washed poor Incey out. Out came the sun and dried up all the rain and Incey Wincey Spider climbed up the spout again. Super news.
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McKenna Expected to Stay at Town
at 10:04:05

Excellent news. Whilst we all expected McKenna to leave some day, nobody was prepared after back to back promotions that there would this crisis of a will he, won't he situation. We know McKenna's stock has increased many fold due to taking a club battling against three parachute payment clubs to the Premier League. But I think most fans believed he would stay a few more seasons. I'm not surprised he was coveted by Brighton, Man Utd and Chelsea but would have thought all would have liked to have seen what he could do in the Premier League and I am sure McKenna would be the first to admit he didn't get the accolades he achieved on his own.
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Schwartz Flies Over For Talks With Ashton and McKenna
at 19:09:41

I could fully understand if McKenna went to Man Utd. Less if he went to Chelsea and quite bemused if he went to Brighton. Man Utd are whether we like it or not still a major force in British football, a little off their peak maybe, but still a major force with massive Worldwide following and although getting a bit outdated a stadium that holds 76,000. Chelsea have a young team which might suit McKenna, but they sack managers regularly. As for Brighton, yes they are reasonably established, but bigger than Town ? Everything is there to make Town successful. Great backroom staff, excellent CEO and brilliant owners who don't interfere and will give McKenna a majority of what he needs. Like I say, wouldn't blame him going to Utd, but the other two I have stated reasons why I think he'd be foolish to move to.
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McKenna: After the Seasons We've Had There Was Always Going to Be Speculation
at 17:46:06

What I hope for is that all this speculation doesn't upset plans for next season. The sooner the situation is resolved one way or the other the better. Personally McKenna is the best thing that's happened to Town since Sir Bobby and that's no slight on Jim or George who were/are legends as far as ITFC is concerned and I will be very sad to see McKenna go, if he does, as he could take us a long, long way and whilst we know it's going to be tough to stay in the Prem we have at the moment the very best people in charge.
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McKenna Bookies' Favourite For Brighton Job
at 11:04:07

4 million clause ? to us he's worth ten times that. Where on earth would we get a manager so adored by fans, loved by players and so highly regarded by the clubs owners and CEO. Yes McKenna is destined for greatness, but Brighton ? I don't think so. The only time I could see him switching to any Premier League club is under two circumstance 1) That Town get relegated at the end of next season 2) If Chelsea or Man Utd wanted him.
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Goodman: I've Been Nothing But Complimentary About Ipswich
at 17:18:07

I know commentators are meant to be controversial. For instance Talk Sport always have two with completely different views to stir fans into phoning in. But I do find a lot of the ex players talk absolute rubbish. Martin Keown, here we have a player who on purpose hit Rudd Van Nistelroy on the head. He talks about goalkeepers as if he knows everything about them. A player either doesn't score when he should have or makes mistakes in defence. Of course he never did, did he ? Some are so up themselves it's a wonder they get their heads into a wide screen tv.
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Town Set New Highest Average Home League Attendance Record
at 12:25:10

I have little doubt providing a regular Premier League status can be achieved and the ground expanded to 35,000-40,000 that the 28,845 average will be smashed. If the ground held more for next season that record would go as the queue for tickets far exceeds the current capacity. I would assume that given the previous development that it may be a couple of seasons before we see further development, but as I have stressed before many aspects of what happened when we went into administration now don't exist. Parachute payments much, much better, a huge backing by Gamechanger and I cannot see us buying players like Serini and George that have no sell on value and cost 2.5 million to get shot of.
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Davis Players' Player of the Year
at 15:09:54

Oh Sarmiento give eet to me, delicious iced cream of Italy, the choc and nut a dream or Sarmiento from Walls ice cream
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Life's a Pitch TV - Episode 38 - Ray Crawford
at 10:20:44

Dad used to take me to PR and I remember Ray Crawford, Joey Broadfoot and co. Ray said he didn't remember a chant of his name. It was "Jungle Boy Oh Oh (like a monkey noise)"
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McKenna: Proud Night Individually and For Everyone at the Club
at 14:49:10

I suppose an apology from myself is in order. As it was myself that asked the question with regards to McKenna proving himself. I feel that the way the question was phrased was all wrong and in no way was it meant to question Kieran's ability as a manager. His commitment and desire and to prove this he has been given this award. To take a group made up of loan players, players that weren't accustomed to the riggers of the Championship and to pluck players like Al Hamadi and Broadhead out of their clubs was genius. won't dwell on the question again and have always and will always see ITFC as my club who I have followed since the late 50's. Once again I apologise and hope that, in fact I am convinced we will get automatic promotion this season as I see Leicester on 96 points, Town on 93 and Leeds and Southampton on 91 each.
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Leicester and Leeds Drop Points
at 10:43:38

No going gung ho, we need a professional performance. No team at the top can feel comfortable. Who would have predicted Leicester losing at Millwall or Leeds drawing at home. The last thing we need is to now lose to Watford andop can expect favours from any of their opponents end up still third. But of course we know it's possible if another Budgies type performance is forthcoming. I'm pretty sure there will be a bit of a shake up with maybe four changes from Saturday. No team at the top can expect any favours from their opponents whether vying for the top six, mid table or scrapping at the bottom. Managers will be looking to get new contracts or save themselves from the chop, players will be the same. It's the old cliche, but there will be many twists and turns. Our fate, due to last nights results is if anything even more in our own hands. Instead of six games Leeds now have five left and whilst that gap of three points doesn't make anything certain to not attain that tonight may define our season.
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McKenna: Derby Disappointment Can't Be Allowed to Linger
at 19:32:15

I think there will be an element of nervousness tomorrow night and I hope it doesn't affect the players or supporters. As for Kieran's remarks about forgetting the Budgies game it doesn't work like that with fans. The hurt goes deep and I wonder if those that are not from this area in the team really get it. I have over the years watched many local Derbies and this one ranks as possibly the worst, not because we lost, but the manner in which we went out like a damp squib and in all honesty Norwich weren't much better.
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Morsy: Our Biggest Strength Has Been How We Bounce Back
at 10:07:46

Agree nobody is at their best all the time. Unfortunately this game so many were off the pace. Many excuses are being rolled out, kick off time, players being ill. I don't know whether that should have had such a dramatic lowering of standards. After all Leif Davis was one who had been under the weather, but he was by no means the worst player for Town. If you can't perform at a level when a pot of gold is on the horizon then when can you. I just don't know where we will be at the end of the season. I do feel playoff's isn't where we need to be as if legs are getting weary now can we keep going for even longer?
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McKenna: We Didn't Hit Our Usual Levels
at 08:58:39

Added to the fact that Axel put half a dozen passes that were fairly straight forward into touch I felt our midfield were overrun. What's happened to Travis? Think he makes our midfield stronger than with Loungo who looks a bit off it. But then how many got into the game yesterday. Chappers, Broadhead, Hutchinson. Many times Moore went up for flick on's and there wasn't a Town player within yards of him. As for the ref well he gave them some iffy free kicks.Possibly a pen on Hutchinson, but we just didn't do enough to deserve anything. Norwich were there for the taking. They aren't particularly good, but battled hard, were set up to frustrate and counter attack. We have to have a plan B against these sides. An early goal from us would have made a huge difference. But if we had still been playing now we wouldn't have scored.
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McKenna Nominated For Manager of the Season
at 16:47:37

A football team is like building a house if the concrete in the footings is not up to scratch the house falls down. If the builders and carpenters, plumbers and electrician are all rubbish then the houses won't sell or the buyers will complain. ITFC after the disaster of the Evans reign have rebuilt everything. McKenna deserves huge credit, but so does the CEO, Gamechanger and all the backroom staff. Plucking McKenna, an unknown from Man Utd was a masterstroke and yes he has repaid that faith many times over. As has been said those at clubs like Leicester, Leeds and Southampton came with a massive advantage. Multi million pound squads with Premier League experience whereas we came with many who hadn't been beyond Division One, a few with Championship games and purchases and loans from Premier League fringe players. That is where and why McKenna should get manager of the year award, but a huge deal of credit also to the backroom staff.
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