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|Ipswich Town 0-0 AFC Wimbledon - Half-Time|
The preamble to the comments says: Please keep News Comments on topic. . . Do not post bad language or libellous content.
But I cannot see how it is possible to both stay on topic and NOT post bad language or libellous (sic) content.
Loving the spring sunshine . . .
|Who is Paul Cook?|
He's managed quite a few lost causes. In that sense he'll fit in a treat.
I'd have much preferred someone who had showed ability to turn lost causes round though.
He should be able to get us back up if we're relegated to League 2.
That's about it.
|League One Clubs Vote to End Season Early|
The season was always going to end weirdly, and this is the least painful weird way to end it. Now we can say - "We ended as low as 11th in League 1 once, but that wasn't a proper season because of a pandemic."
|Pompey Chief Executive: League One Decision May Not Come Until June|
It seems that these 6 clubs in particular have lost the sense of the ticking clock. Surely most clubs understand that June and July would be best spent preparing for a potentially traumatic season coming up. Several mass gathering events in late August and September have already been cancelled, so it is very hard to see how next season will work out - and will certainly not be remotely 'normal'. Instead, we are still faffing about trying to resuscitate a dead season.
|Evans: Focus Should Be on How We Finish the Season|
Football is a game and health is life [Stephen Humphreys, Southend United]. Marcus Evans' difficulty is that he is committed to two areas of activity - hospitality and sport - which ultimately don't matter. I think he is struggling (and he isn't alone) to grasp his own unimportance at this time.
|FIFA Medical Chief Sceptical About Summer Return|
Yes, 62WasBest - I'm surprised at how little the idea of a shorter new season has been aired. It would make for a very exciting shorter (but planned) campaign while giving chance to finish this season sometime. Unfortunately I suspect that contracts of various kinds make this kind of flexibility hard.
|Lambert: I Don't See Football Returning as Soon as June|
I don't wish this guy any personal ill for him or his family - but just as a favour to us all could he be put in isolation for a few weeks at least so we don't have these banal comments for a while. He doesn't know anything, his opinion doesn't matter, we are not asking to hear from him and when we do, we are no wiser.
|Lambert: Marcus Will Do What He Wants to Do, I Don’t Sit and Worry|
If whatever happens, happens the idea of a manager is meaningless. I think the idea is that the manager makes things happen that are otherwise not happening.
Or not, as in this case.
He is doing some good however, as keeping a 6 foot social distance gap to slow down the virus is going to get very easy at PR.
|Wycombe Wanderers 1-1 Ipswich Town- Match Report|
What Wycombe have - and we largely lack - is teamwork and pace. I thought that, again, we look ponderous (or is it a misplaced arrogance?). You can see why PL couldn't cut it at Wycombe with his obsessions with hugeness and more rotation than a helicopter pilot. Ainsworth just gets his team playing enthusiastically to win for each other. I think we'll remain huge, dizzy and in League 1. I'd be more optimistic for Wycombe.
|Ipswich Town 1-2 Coventry City - Match Report|
This was the game when, with about 6000 others, I felt we properly arrived in League 1. Yes, it was a Cup match, but it epitomised the level we have reached. The crowd, the quality of the football, the helplessness of the manager all symbolise a provincial town club that had its glory but has found its place again. A very, very sad moment but strangely predictable - like a death really.
|Wycombe Game Rescheduled|
Perhaps the thinking is that, with a much bigger squad than Wycombe, two games near each other are much harder for them. Also, Wycombe are doing well currently, but are not predicted to keep up this same pace so that may be a better time to meet them. (Of course the same might turn out to be true of Town!)
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