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Aluko, Chaplin or Celina?
at 14:02 9 Jan 2022

Having these three as options for the number 10 position is frankly ridiculous for a League One club. However, who is the best option? As good as Aluko has been, his goal and assist output is lower than both Chaplin’s and Celina’s. But, it seems the team performs better when Aluko starts!

*All stats based on League One games and according to whoscored.com

Points per game when they have started (League Games):
Aluko – 10 starts – 1.7 PPG
Chaplin – 10 starts – 1.5 PPG
Celina – 9 starts – 1.55 PPG

Goals:
Aluko – 3 (in 16)
Chaplin – 5 (in 18)
Celina – 4 (in 13)

Assists:
Aluko – 0 (in 16)
Chaplin – 2 (in 18)
Celina – 3 (in 13)

Key passes per game:
Aluko – 0.5 PG
Chaplin – 0.6 PG
Celina – 1.5 PG

They all offer different things! Celina offers outrageous flair and skill, with real creativity at times. Chaplin is a goalscorer & a championship level footballer. Whilst Aluko works so hard for the team and glides past players with ease, he can look class at times.

For the foreseeable future you have to stick with Aluko due to his excellent last few performances. However, there is a part of me that would love to see Celina start in the number 10 role. Reading McKenna’s comments about Celina (“He’s someone we are really looking forward to working with” “He is a big talent” “I’m fully aware of what he can do and what he can bring to the team”), it is hard not to imagine how good he could look in this team under McKenna. The stats suggest he is the best all-round number 10 we have and I can’t wait to see him unleashed again!
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Vote for Celina!!
at 13:41 13 Dec 2021

Celina and Stockton are somehow drawing!!! Link to vote below:

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As the club now monitor the forums
at 22:19 4 Dec 2021

Don’t you dare appoint Appleton.
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Update on the points required to be in the play-offs by Boxing Day thread
at 10:41 24 Nov 2021

We now need to win the next 5…

What's required for Ipswich to be 6th by Boxing Day? by PattiswickBlue 5 Oct 2021 16:11
Gameweek 24 stats – (Boxing Day)

20/21 after 24 games 6th – 40 points
19/20 after 24 games 6th – 37 points
18/19 after 24 games 6th – 41 points
17/18 after 24 games 6th – 39 points
16/17 after 24 games 6th – 38 points
15/16 after 24 games 6th – 40 points

Average points haul for 6th position over the past six seasons, after 24 games is – 39 points. Therefore, Ipswich need to amass 29 points from 14 games, to reach Mark Ashton and Mike O’Leary’s aim of “being in and around it at Christmas time”. An example of a way that Ipswich could do that is by winning 9, drawing 2 and losing 3 games. To achieve these 9 wins it means Ipswich will have to beat sides like Sunderland, Wigan, Wycombe and Portsmouth all away from home. The next 14 games:

Shrewsbury (H), Cambridge (A), Portsmouth (A), Fleetwood (H), Plymouth (A), Wycombe (A), Oxford (H), Sunderland (A), Rotherham (H), Crewe (H), Charlton (A), Wigan (A), Sunderland (H) and Gillingham (A).

It requires one hell of a run against the league’s best sides, I am a big fan of Cook but he has made this incredibly difficult for himself. However, you could see this as an opportunity to beat the best sides and stamp our authority on the league. It starts with Shrewsbury at home on Saturday, which is an absolute MUST WIN game.

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Betfair have been paying close attention to Ipswich
at 12:12 14 Oct 2021

James Norwood is favourite for anytime goalscorer….
[Post edited 14 Oct 2021 12:12]
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What's required for Ipswich to be 6th by Boxing Day?
at 16:11 5 Oct 2021

Gameweek 24 stats – (Boxing Day)

20/21 after 24 games 6th – 40 points
19/20 after 24 games 6th – 37 points
18/19 after 24 games 6th – 41 points
17/18 after 24 games 6th – 39 points
16/17 after 24 games 6th – 38 points
15/16 after 24 games 6th – 40 points

Average points haul for 6th position over the past six seasons, after 24 games is – 39 points. Therefore, Ipswich need to amass 29 points from 14 games, to reach Mark Ashton and Mike O’Leary’s aim of “being in and around it at Christmas time”. An example of a way that Ipswich could do that is by winning 9, drawing 2 and losing 3 games. To achieve these 9 wins it means Ipswich will have to beat sides like Sunderland, Wigan, Wycombe and Portsmouth all away from home. The next 14 games:

Shrewsbury (H), Cambridge (A), Portsmouth (A), Fleetwood (H), Plymouth (A), Wycombe (A), Oxford (H), Sunderland (A), Rotherham (H), Crewe (H), Charlton (A), Wigan (A), Sunderland (H) and Gillingham (A).

It requires one hell of a run against the league’s best sides, I am a big fan of Cook but he has made this incredibly difficult for himself. However, you could see this as an opportunity to beat the best sides and stamp our authority on the league. It starts with Shrewsbury at home on Saturday, which is an absolute MUST WIN game.
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Scott Fraser & Today’s Game.
at 19:17 25 Sep 2021

Scott Fraser is excellent, all our best moves come through him, he really is class for this division. I bet the same people who thought we were rubbish today are the same people who rated Scott Fraser as the worst player today!
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Middlesborough agree loan deal for CM
at 12:53 31 Aug 2021

Wonder if this opens the door for Sam Morsy?

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Humphreys
at 13:20 13 Aug 2021

I was really impressed by him on Tuesday night, would like to see him involved in the first team this season. Loved the fact that whenever he got the ball his first thought was to play forward, including a few excellent passes in behind the Newport defense. On the back of that performance, he is one to watch for sure!

Makes me wonder whether we really need to sign two CM's, whilst we have Harper, Evans and Nolan at the club already. Humphreys and El Mizouni seem perfectly good backup options. Although, wouldn't be surprised if we see Nolan leave before the end of the window.
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Contract Lengths!
at 22:49 12 Jul 2021

I can’t remember/find the exact quote from Cook but I know he said he hates having players out of contract.

Permanent only:
Burns - 3 years
Evans - 3 years
Harper - 3 years
Hladky - 3 years
Penney - 2 years with an option for a 3rd
Pigott - 3 years

This is good to see. The days of signing journeyman or has beens on year long contracts are over….. I hope.
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Championship bids for Crooks
at 15:19 7 Jul 2021

According to the Rotherham Advertiser.
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Matt Crooks bid falls short
at 15:09 30 Jun 2021

The Rotherham Advertiser are reporting that a bid for Matt Crooks has fallen way short of their valuation, I haven’t got access to the article so can’t see if it’s an Ipswich bid. - https://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/view,matt-crooks-bid-falls-short-what
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ITFC linked/signed players
at 09:54 20 Jun 2021

Who have I missed?

GK’s:
Siegrist
MacGillivray
Amos
Kelleher


RB’s:


CB’s:
Bradley
Connolly
Robertson


LB’s:
Pearce


CM’s/CAM’s:
Evans
Crooks
Harper
Power
Hawkes
Sykes
Smallwood


Wingers:
Burns
Carey
Dale
Dodoo
Gilliead


ST’s:
Bishop
Stockley
Cosgrove
Melamed
Wyke
Defoe
Rhodes
Waghorn
Grigg
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We are keeping roughly 10% of our 43 player “roster”
at 20:35 15 Jun 2021

According to Brett Johnson in The Athletic - https://theathletic.com/2653331/2021/06/15/brett-johnson-interview-ipswich-phoen
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Ian Craney
at 15:18 13 May 2021

I do not know if this has already been pointed out ..... but Wigan Athletic are searching for a new Kit Man https://jobsinfootball.com/job/12990/kit-manager/. Backing up the reports that Ian Craney is on his way.
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James Wilson
at 15:14 20 Mar 2021

Wilson is such a limited footballer, in everything I have read about Cook he hates not retaining possession. How many times do we see Wilson needlessly head the ball or kick the ball out of play, when he should be able to find a team mate.

With the way Cook wants to play Wilson doesn’t fit in. Woolfenden is a ball playing CB and Cook builds his sides from the back, he has had a Ball Playing CB in everyone of his successful sides and unfortunately that is not Wilson or Nsiala.

Does it not worry anyone else that despite Wilson being 32 he has never been a first choice CB for a club apart from Oldham. Also, he wasn’t deemed good enough for a league 2 side when we got him?

James Wilson is not good enough to play for Ipswich Town and anyone who thinks he should get a new contract is part of the problem as you are accepting poor players!
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The 5 Point Plan
at 11:49 18 Mar 2021

I saw a post on twitter with what changes/adaptations would want to see to the five point plan; if Evans stays on.

‪Regarding Point 1 (Academy) - Need to employ more youth coaches from outside the club, Ipswich are trying to develop to many youth coaches at once. Get the best coaches available, will increase academy players quality.‬

‪Point 2 (Salary) - As Mick Mills said; we need to buy quality rather than quantity. Instead of buying 10 players, buy 4 quality players.‬ We have to manage the budget better, we waste money on loans and free transfers who are not worth it. For example, Ward, Cornell, Hawkins, Roberts, Thomas, Earl, Georgiou, Edun, Graham. I think you get the point now!

‪Point 3 (Transfer Fees) - I agree with this point, I think we should buy young players low and sell them high. But, for this to work we need to improve our recruitment. Our last successful purchase was probably Waghorn. You could argue KVY.

Hurst’s recruitment was an attempt at this but it was woeful, none of the players he signed are championship quality, apart from potentially Edwards on form.

‪Point 4 (Stable Management) - We have not seen this one in action yet! However, I would agree with it, we need to get right behind Cook and give him the time he needs, as he will be successful for us. ‬

‪Point 5 (Attractive/Exciting Football) - If we want this our recruitment needs to improve. I.E buying players to suit 4-2-3-1. Dynamic Full Backs, Pacey Direct Wingers and a Creative Number 10. Not signing a 35 full back to play in a 4-3-3!
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Fleetwood
at 18:12 16 Mar 2021

Will be tough opponents tonight. Under Grayson they have played 10:

Won - 4
Drawn - 4
Lost - 2

5 of these games have been home games; against Doncaster, Charlton, Accrington & Gillingham. They have Won 2 and Drawn 3, so they are unbeaten at home.

Their recent form is strong to! They have DWWWD in their last 5 games.

However, after all this I still predict a 2-1 Ipswich win! But would be relatively pleased with a draw, as this is one of our more difficult games remaining.
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Leam Richardson hasn’t ruled out leaving Wigan to join Town
at 23:21 2 Mar 2021



Sounds like he will come at the end of the season.
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Cook in later today
at 11:03 2 Mar 2021

According to a verified journalist on twitter
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