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So we're supposed to cheer football being back when in reality
at 10:29 18 Jun 2020

More propaganda trotted out by the Premier League. Could be worse chum, could be just the one team winning it every year, like in Germany! But an oligarchy is an oligarchy, be it just the one team or 3-4. Man City - like Chelsea before them - shoved their way to the top bankrolled by literally BILLIONS of pounds from an independent, sovereign nation; Leicester was an anomaly, and i've read articles exposing that it was not well received at PL HQ. It's in the PL's interest that the flagship brands do well in perpetuity - chaos and unpredictability is the life force of entertaining sport, but it int good for business. In the post-covid shake up, the PL right now will be looking to jettison as much dead weight as it can, whilst ensuring their prize assets are kept sweet...
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ÂŁ2.5m spread over the entire playing staff....?
at 10:14 18 Jun 2020

I read the EADT article and pretty sure it says the Champ is looking to roll out a salary cap as well...
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Blue Action haven’t done anything for a while.
at 09:23 1 Mar 2020

Hello mate. It's a tricky one. We've got a couple of displays made and lined up, but have to gauge the attitude of the crowd. Not sure if people are going to want to participate, and we'll also get the 'happy clapper' accusation thrown at us as well. Bloody minefield...
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MLS season starting ...anyone following/supporting any teams?
at 08:39 29 Feb 2020

Sorely underrated league. Proper parity so the big clubs don't just dominate every year, proper vibrant terrace culture. Absolutely love it, and would love to see it overtake all the bent, corrupt, entitled European leagues as the preeminent league in the world...

Spent a year in New York and had a season ticket at the Red Bulls, so I guess they're my team, but like any of the clubs with proper lairy fanbases. Sporting KC often overlooked in that regard...
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Blue action
at 21:39 6 Feb 2020

Hello mate. Yes, we're working on something now as it happens! Always a tricky getting the timings right and gauging the mood of the crowd. We've been making loads of flags/2 sticks and aim to have a visual presence (in section 6 at least) every home game...
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Football under Burley
at 19:14 12 Jan 2020

It's funny, I remember vividly from the time how good a footballing side we were, and yet when you watch highlights from the period you could see how direct we could be. Perfect balance of finesse and brawn. What a team that was. If only we could have had it 10 years later, the club could've got the benefit of the PL megabucks the sh1te up the road got...
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Wycombe have a "singing section" for away games
at 16:05 2 Dec 2019

Yeah, we approached the club about this. Hopefully it's something they start doing as standard. Seems a pretty logical approach and pretty easy to administer. No brainer really...
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Portman Road atmosphere
at 16:02 25 Nov 2019

Rubbish football causes flat crowds, flat crowds do not cause rubbish football.

Maybe, but again, that's still a conscious choice. They manage it in Europe. I remember going to see Cologne a couple of seasons back. They'd been rock bottom all season, were staring relegation in the face, and the stadium was still packed to the rafters and so loud you could barely hear the man next to you. Besides, we're Ipswich, not Barcelona, and this is 2019: we are simply going to have more sh*t/indifferent seasons than good ones. If we only wait until we're playing beautiful, winning football to make any noise we could be waiting a long time...
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Portman Road atmosphere
at 15:55 25 Nov 2019

Yeah, I hear you. The ideal is that the drum keeps the beat for the singing, but then the singing is so loud that you can't actually hear the drum! But we're not there yet, at least not on a consistent basis...
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Portman Road atmosphere
at 15:46 25 Nov 2019

It's a tricky one. Priority number 1 is getting into the middle. We managed to all get together for that Lincoln home cup game and it made the world of difference. We're going to tentatively canvas the wider fanbase in the upcoming weeks to see how open existing STs holders in section 5 would be to creating some space for us next season...

Maybe it's a bit grandiose, maybe we're completely deluded, but we really want to instigate a cultural shift among the supporters at the club. We get frustrated looking around sometimes at how few people get involved (in the North Stand of all places) but I think ALL English football fans - with only a few notable exceptions - have just fallen into bad habits with regard to how they support their clubs...

So the Sleepy Suffolkers can bounce, every game, rain or shine, up or down. There's nothing inherently different about us - it's simply mindset. Those raucous atmospheres you see on the continent weren't created overnight...
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Portman Road atmosphere
at 13:08 25 Nov 2019

We do sing the classics as much as possible, but the problem is that they don't lend themselves well to being sung for a sustained period. The only new ones I remember us really trying to push through on Saturday were We Won The League In '62, which is really simple and could've been picked up after a few rounds, and this dance tune that doesn't even have any words. Think they sing it at Rangers...
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Portman Road atmosphere
at 13:03 25 Nov 2019

The ol' drum. Was pretty indifferent to it when we first started this, thought it was one of the distinctive characteristics of European style 'ultra' groups we could dispense with (along with a megaphone); but I can't tell you how good it is to keep time. Without one, people clap to keep rhythm, and they'll inevitably go too slow, or too fast. Having a drum is indispensable...
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All Ipswich int we
at 15:55 22 Nov 2019

Not a bad shout..! Got one that we're hoping to display very soon, and a couple in the pipeline for next year though. Still, something honouring one of our legends (especially in this tough time for him) - and that '91-'92 side in general - is very much in our mind...

As an aside, if anyone wants some tips and advice for making your own banner, don't hesitate to give us a shout...
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Thoughts on last night... Huws proper work out
at 13:37 13 Nov 2019

"runs like an emu"
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Blue Action
at 16:44 11 Nov 2019

Couldn't agree more. Rail seats are not the panacea everyone thinks, and if anything - as you say - further restrict your movement...

What they need is just old style terracing, but with more crush barriers and strict ticket controls to stop a terrace getting too packed. Then we can get good ol' crowd surges going again. I would LOVE to have experienced that back in the day..!
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Minute's silence - Blue Action
at 19:20 9 Nov 2019

Dunno, we were right in the middle of section 5. Maybe some lads to the right were making hissing noises, you'll have to take it up with them.
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Minute's silence - Blue Action
at 19:17 9 Nov 2019

I agree, but it had nothing to do with us.
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Minute's silence - Blue Action
at 19:15 9 Nov 2019

We most certainly did not have to be shushed into silence. We stood and observed it like everyone else. If anyone made a noise, it had nothing to do with us.
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Funniest thing you have heard shouted at an Ipswich Match
at 12:16 8 Nov 2019

I'll claim that one buh
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Never heard us take the p!ss out of a home support as much as we did on Saturday
at 15:22 28 Oct 2019

Couldn't agree more! Just need to rip the seats out and put terracing back in so we can go back to the old school crowd surge. Then football will have got one little piece of its soul back...
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