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|Congratulations fellow Ipswich fans|
at 22:22 20 Aug 2019
Over 18,000 home fans, well done to all supporting the boys in blue, more than that, reading the TWTD report the vocal support was good. Only wish I could have been there.
To those who own and manage Ipswich Town Football Club... if you build it they will come.
Sitting watching BBC text I knew the winner was coming I just felt it was, and rarely do I think this.
By the time the next game comes around I'll be over 5,000 miles away, and 5 hours behind BST, and am due to be on a rickety old steam train [assuming Bolton game goes ahead], but my heart will be with the team and fans.
Looking forward to Gillingham away for my first game, just the family holiday to "endure" first.
|Shift Change / Secondment!|
at 09:15 10 Aug 2019
When I return from my summer holiday in Colombia I will be taking on a secondment which means I will have to give up my 4 on 4 off shift to return to a Mon-Fri working pattern... w/e and bank holidays off, initially through to Christmas, and hopefully for a longer term.
So, it means I will be able to get to more games than previously, which could be handy in the event of a "successful" season.
The planets are aligning. Maybe it's time to buy a people carrier and take some business away from the unreliable train services.
|Did I read that correctly re Kiefer Moore|
at 19:19 5 Aug 2019
We sold him to Barnsley and inserted a sell on clause which means we get a windfall.
BUT Forest Green Rovers had a sell on clause that profited from our sell on clause. OK I get it that its a % of our profit, and our profit increased with the sale to Wigan... and I always thought the mentions of sell on clauses for Bent as he made his various moves were levelled as jokes...
So if Mings, Moore, Clarke or Webster get sold to Manchester City for gazillions next season we will get a slice?
Here's hoping they all have fab seasons!
|Watch out watch out there's a headhunter about|
at 11:47 3 Aug 2019
One of my Chauffeurs will be dropping in Burton in @ 2 hours [picked up from a cruise Liner in Dover 09:30 this morning] and I'd told him to keep an eye out for Ipswich fans on way to the game.
Nice guy, but in his youth he was a Chelsea Headhunter.
So if you see a Black Mercedes V Class with London Licensing [yellow disc passenger side of front / rear windscreens] with a driver that looks like he puts on the vehicle rather than gets in it, that may be the man himself.
Boring but true. In an interview for a promotion within the organisation 10 years ago when asked if he had any regrets he responded. "If I knew I was going to do time for hitting someone, I'd have hit them harder"
Needless to say he didn't get the promotion.
at 04:25 3 Aug 2019
New season new hopes and dreams... New competitions!
Was Lambert playing mind games yesterday?
Players have said he expects success from them, yesterday's pc appears to have set off doom watch type depression.
I have a 12 hour shift ahead of me, suffering sleep deprivation, 6 of last 10 nights seriously affected by pain due to kidney infection, pssng razor blades comes to mind. Yet still I am looking forward to kick off today.
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|Money v Coaching & Management|
at 10:23 2 Aug 2019
Life is imperfect, football is worse than imperfect but in the main the big clubs have always ruled. The odd scamp gets in there occasionally to make things more interesting [us, Derby, Forest, Leicester, Blackburn for example] but the big clubs rule.
It's not the money that's spent, it's how it is spent and used thereafter.
Cardiff City, Huddersfield have made it to Prem in recent years without throwing an exceptional amount of money at it [unlike Derby, Middlesborough and Villa] but ultimately it is HOW the players are recruited, coached and managed that makes a difference. Which is why Villa are now Prem and Derby & Middlesborough are not.. Dean Smith being a better manager [IMO] than Lampard [Rookie] and who ever was at Boro [was it Pulis?].
Burley, Magilton and Royle were far better at managing without money than with it.
Football is still about putting the ball in the opposition net more than they put in yours, and whilst seasoned pros command ridiculous fees / wages there are still gems to be found [see Brentford]
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