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Skuse: Flattering to Get Messages
at 20:55:01

Whatever the debate may be about his role in the team I dont think anybody can question the man's professionalism and commitment.

Skuse and Chambers will long be associated with the recent decline and I think that's a real shame .... same as big mick they probably stayed a season or 2 longer than they should have done

I personally wish them both well and I hope there is a role for them behind the scenes here when their boots are hung up
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Nash to Leave Town
at 17:43:44

While it's a shame to see some of these guys leave we have all been crying out for a new era, for change and that's what we are getting - will we agree with every decision being made ? No .... but the alternative of continuing to stagnate is much worse imo
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Options Taken on Bishop, Nsiala, Drinan and El Mizouni
at 18:43:49

Drinan is a presence and I guess this was his breakthrough year so I suppose it makes sense to see if he can kick on around a better quality of team mate
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Town Confirm Chambers and Skuse Exits
at 15:03:37

While I think it's the right decision to let them go, i don't agree with all this hatred that i've seen towards them especially on twitter.

Yes the last couple of years have not been great but people have short memories, these 2 guys were part of the team we were all proud of that made the play offs and have served the club with distinction and professionalism for a total of 17 years. yes never the greatest of players but totally committed to the cause and they should go with everybodys best wishes.

i hope they both get fixed up and have another couple of years at Colchester or somewhere similar and maybe we will see them back here in another capacity at some point
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Town Eyeing Connolly Return
at 13:09:40

Good solid player at this level, knows the club, available for nothing ... whats not to like ?
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Ed Sheeran New Town Sponsor
at 12:43:46

Anyone who thinks this is a bad idea needs their head examining - Ed Sheeran gets pictured in the papers if he leaves his house to go shopping, he is a massive world famous name and to have him associated with the club will bring SO much publicity, sponsorship ETC - pictures of him celebrating a Town goal made the national papers once - Him putting money into the club and using his fame ETC is massive. In the Evans days people were desperate for Ed to get involved and now he is .....

My nieces are from Stoke and have no interest in football at all but they both have Town shirts from Eds Chantry park concerts .....
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Richardson: It's Phenomenal, We're Delighted Ed is Supporting the Club in This Way
at 12:38:15

In terms of publicity there arn't many footballers (certainly none that would play for us !) that would create as much attention as Ed Sheeran

Ed pictured in an ITFC Shirt will reach around the world.
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Colchester Linked With Triple Blues Move
at 09:55:44

Regardless of wether you like these guys or not this move makes sense - no need to uproot family, kids from schools ETC

A chance for Skuse and Chambers to prolong their careers for another year or 2 and for Sears to get his going again

Win / Win - i'd personally wish them well
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Player of the Year Voting Open
at 11:49:25

i think we should all vote for Mick Mills, shows more passion for the club than any of the wasters on the pitch, has to watch that rabble disgracing the club badge and it would also be a middle finger to the pr1ck Norwood who thought it would be funny to slag him off in order to troll the fans
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Player of the Year Voting Open
at 11:46:39

Hmmmmm .... Player of the year - i'd vote for anyone if i could think of a positive moment.
Blackpool away was the standout performance IMO but over the course of the season have there been any standout performers ? not really like people have said Wilson has been OK when fit, Toto has tried but is still a liability and a penalty award waiting to happen, I think Downes has been the one we have missed the most when he isn't there, going forward .... erm probably Jon Nolan if i had to pick one

It really is like picking your favorite place to get kicked by an angry man wearing steel toecaps if i'm honest.
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Hawkins: Goalless Run Astonishing
at 12:13:44

On the subject of the lack of goals, he continued: “It hasn’t started to play on the players’ minds as yet"

And there Ladies and Gentleman is the problem - no goals in god knows how long and it's not bothering them
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Cook: When It Starts Happening They’ll Come Back in Their Droves
at 11:27:36

I like Cook and lets be honest we haven't had a manager that talks this passionately about our club since Jim Magilton.

I have no doubt at all that he is as angry with the team as we are and this time these players have nobody to hide behind, nowhere to hide they have been challenged to come out of their comfort zone and show what they can do and the result of that challenge is 2 wins in 13, 6 0-0 draws and no goals since the dawn of pre-history.

my season ticket is being renewed, my refund is staying in the club and i fully intend to do my bit (however small in comparison) to get us back where we belong.
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Cook: I Will Be Part of Ipswich Town's Future
at 11:22:05

This is the very point i make to people who say Cook is part of the problem.
Cook has won leagues at 3 other clubs so he clearly wasn't part of the problem at those clubs whereas these players played badly for Hurst, badly for Lambert and now badly for Cook ..... i don't think we need to bring in Colombo to see the common denominator

The reality is Cook has come in with high standards, seen the players arn't upto it, challenged them to step up and show what they can do and as a group over a period of 10-12 games under him have shown that they are simply incapable of doing it so hes told them they are out on their ears in the summer.
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Season Ticket Prices Frozen and Free Tickets For U19s and U12s
at 14:45:06

A month ago I'd have let them keep it but TBH I feel like since the takeover the players have collectively stuck 2 fingers up at PC, the new owners and the supporters with dismal performance after dismal performance to the point where I actually feel like they are picking my pocket to watch it now ..... so now I have to think about it
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Ward: We Have to Be Really Positive and Believe We Can Make Play-Offs
at 10:47:44

id love to know what they are putting in their tea ..... we can't score a single bl00dy goal but suddenly think we can put 5 wins on the bounce together

deluded
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Cook: The Club Will Be a Very Different Place Come August
at 11:32:24

Cook says he thinks like a supporter - i think he's pretty much saying what we are all thinking

no complaints here and no sympathy for anyone who gets the chop - Cook came in, told them to step up and they simply haven't so the reality is either they arn't up for it or they arn't good enough ... both of which means they need to get out of the club.
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Judge to Play No Further Part as Contract Extension Not Activated
at 00:17:57

I think we all know several players time here is up .... Judge is one of the better ones imo but that doesn't really say that much at least he tried which is more than some others .... but when your most memorable moment in the shirt is being head butted by the Ref you know it hasnt gone great.

All the best tho Judgey
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Cook: We're a Million Miles From a Good Team, Supporters Must Be Tired and Bored By Now
at 21:49:55

I know some will say while the play offs are still possible we should go for it but honestly we will not get in them with these players - they are not good enough and they have thrown the towel in.

What we need to do as a club is give up on them like they have given up on us - there are certain players, I will not name names .... but you all watch the games the same as I do ..... who should never disgrace our shirt and our badge again, there are 6 games to go and we would get more out of them by dropping those certain players and at the end of the season releasing them and giving some youngsters some experience.

There would only be 4 or 5 out of the entire squad who would still be here if I had anything to do with it
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Cook: If You Want to Be Here, We Need to See More
at 12:59:52

It's only one of two things.

1. the players are massively underperforming and don't want to be here since nobody can get a tune out of them

2. they are simply not good enough

i think the truth is somewhere inbetween the two - they arn't as bad as they are playing at the moment but they arn't as good as they think they are - Dozzell, Bishop, Downes and Woolfenden have been played for way too long on their 'talent' and 'ability' without ever really showing it on a regular basis, Jackson has ability but lacks effort ... Sears, Skuse and Chambers are way too comfortable - others like Toto, Edwards, Hawkins, Drinan work hard but lack ability and James Norwood is just a gobsh1te who is always injured and still wishes he was at Tranmere and thinks its OK to slag off a club legend like Mick Mills on twitter. What doesn't help is that Lambert and now Cook protect them from critisism and i think some of the senior players have too much of an influence .... all of that added together makes what we have out on the pitch every week.
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PSPRS Pension Fund Backing New Town Ownership
at 09:51:20

Obviously the money is important but for ITFC all we need to know is these Americans know what they are doing they have been successful in the US and in Denmark. They put the money in and they put people such as Mike O'Leary and (in theory) Mark Ashton - experienced people who know what they are doing in place to run the club for them, they don't interfere, they have a structure and it works.

Even if there was no money i'd still support the takeover purely on the basis that we have experienced football people making football decisions at our club rather than ME whose heart was clearly in the right place but didn't have a clue about running a football club and the results of which have been painfully clear to all of us.
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