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Shane Supple is in the Ireland squad for upcoming friendlies
at 15:46 21 May 2018

That's one of the more eyecatching career turnarounds. Great if he gets a cap.
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Birmingham getting nobbled for FFP by the sounds of it ....
at 09:12 6 May 2018

... which would be good. Could be the first of quite a few at our level.
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Dylan Crowe - anyone seen much of him?
at 09:46 4 May 2018

Very impressive to be in that squad and presumably he fits a certain mould of modern right-back too – never seen him play, should we be excited?
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Mick could well get the Sunderland job ...
at 13:11 30 Apr 2018

... by the sounds of it.
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There's a take on Mick's departure here
at 17:02 29 Mar 2018

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/mar/29/mick-mccarthy-leave-ipswich-man
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Now Evans has the biggest task of his time at Town
at 10:38 29 Mar 2018

The identity of Mick's replacement may make or break us; I hope there is some clarity, forward thinking and ambition in the recruitment process.

On another note I hope we can all find it in ourselves to treat Mick with some grace and respect now. It's a cycle that has come to an end, rightly so, but he deserves a warm send-off and to be wished well.
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Knudsen and Bart
at 08:11 28 Mar 2018

Jonas definitely took his chance last night – saw bits of the game and he looked perfectly at home (they used his long throw quite a lot too), and the response in Denmark has been been very good. From the Politiken newspaper: "If the benchmark was this one match, the national team's challenge to find the right left-back for the World Cup would be over." Might just have played his way into serious World Cup contention from an outsider's position, would be brilliant for him.

Where Bart's concerned it looks 50/50 – Skorupski made a few good saves as far as I could tell but was then beaten twice late on, although it would be harsh to blame him overly for either. Will come down to factors beyond the games themselves I expect.
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Great Bart profile / interview here
at 12:40 23 Mar 2018

Google translate will be your friend: https://www.przegladsportowy.pl/pilka-nozna/reprezentacja-polski/bartosz-bialkow
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Knudsen
at 10:48 23 Mar 2018

Was at the Denmark game last night, although all I saw of Knudsen was a diligently performed warm-up as he didn't get on. Chatting to people there, it seems there is little expectation that he will make the World Cup – left-back is a bit of an odd position for them, though, as Jonas was among *three* specialists to be called up for the squad but the lad who actually started there is usually a right-back. As the other two got some minutes, one would conclude he is fourth out of four and will eventually miss out. Don't think they're particularly abreast of how much he has improved at Town and there was some surprise when I opined that he could probably play a notch higher – a better Championship side certainly – at this point. Anyway there we go, for whatever it's worth.
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Thought that was good stuff from Mick
at 13:49 15 Mar 2018

It will have upset the snowflakes no end, but a decent and fairly no-nonsense explanation of how things look from his perspective and I'm sure most can understand it even if they don't agree 100%. Certainly added to the sense that this can't be turned around and that he'll be off – but the questions were good and he answered them well too.
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There is presumably no way back after that
at 10:03 14 Mar 2018

One of the most depressing nights I've experienced at FPR, all things considered. It's all been said by others really. While there was a bit of unrest at times – and yelling "hoof" at Nydam just isn't on, by the way, fools – it was generally another game of near-silence and sitting out time, all while watching an XI that tried hard as usual but would get relegated if selected every week.

Mick clearly has not "lost the dressing room" or anything like that, which might tell us all something when we think about it, but it's time to put this to an end because there isn't any coming back now. While I understood what he meant by the huddle at the end the explanation wasn't helpful: it just underlines, in fact hardens, existing divisions and there is now no scope to improve that before the end of the season because there's nothing we can challenge for. Obviously things fluctuate by the week these days, and recently I've reverted to a position on the fence re what I think will happen with Mick – but at the moment I can't see beyond the announcement of his departure during the international break.

In the meantime I hope he does a number on Bristol City, who have been a little too pleased with themselves all season and will be nervous at the moment. And, far more importantly, I also hope we hear from our owner – because that is where the real problem is and where the most intense focus needs to be trained.

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What does Milne mean by "probably a change"
at 12:41 11 Mar 2018

Haven't listened to the interview so may well be missing something – but what could he mean bar a change either in the management or (far, far less likely) an alteration to the level of investment, assuming the five-year plan hasn't been binned?
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Bart call-up confirmed
at 11:11 9 Mar 2018

Will still have to get past Skorupski if he wants to go to Russia, as they've named four 'keepers for these games, but this is his chance ...
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If we win tonight ...
at 14:15 6 Mar 2018

... it does open the door to the play-off fringes just a tiny bit and would inject some genuine interest into the next two home games, especially given the other fixtures. Hope we can step up; hadn't realised quite how depleted Wednesday were, to be honest, and if we're to make the rest of the season remotely competitive it is an opportunity we have to take.
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Fairly interesting from Mick today ...
at 09:30 23 Feb 2018

Puts the ball in Evans' court quite deliberately. And, as suspected, there seems to be an element of temptation to have another crack when we have our midfield fit ...
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Tonight ... I just don't know ...
at 22:55 21 Feb 2018

We played well tonight, especially given the tools we have available. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. The intentions were positive, a good deal of the football was pretty slick too, and we deserved at least a point. There was always the risk – likelihood if we're honest – that Cardiff would bring their physique to bear and eventually if happened for them. They are the side we would probably be if Mick had another £5-10m to spend – that's us, if we were automatic promotion chasers.

Maybe it's exacerbated by only getting to a game every two months or so, but the greater feeling I have on the train back from that is sadness; actually a sadness too great to bear thinking about given the club I remember. The crowd were broadly supportive but, let's face it, totally silent. Any of that Section 6 stuff from a year or two back seems to have died out. There wasn't a single chant in 90 minutes. The faces around me in Lower North were watching, quietly, out of near-obligation if they weren't deep in conversation. Nothing especially new over the past few years, you might say, but this felt different, like a cliff-edge – it felt on the verge of things getting much worse. Is that over-dramatic? I guess we might get an idea after the season ticket renewals come out. But if we're pretty much as we are when that happens a month or so from now, then I really fear for us. It just feels like an organisation that, the honourable exception of the academy aside, needs ripping up and starting again. It's so incredibly hard to know what happens next.
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Assume Mick will mix things up tonight
at 12:52 21 Feb 2018

Cardiff are very high-energy and we'll need to match that; whatever else anyone thinks about the Norwich game the guys out there put in a huge effort and I'd assume three or four changes. I'd have thought Ward and Celina in as a minimum, although wouldn't completely surprise me to see Carayol. Probably Spence too. Anyone else?
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Good work from Norwich and also their engaged, proactive Supporters' Trust
at 11:04 1 Feb 2018

Here: https://www.canaries.co.uk/News/2018/february/canaries-trust/
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The last six paragraphs of this from Stuart Watson ...
at 20:39 28 Jan 2018

... absolutely nail it.

http://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/stuart-watson-s-sunday-verdict-ipswich-town-fans-nee
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Devil's advocate – a reason for Mick to stay?
at 23:06 27 Jan 2018

*Early disclaimer – this is not what I think will actually happen ...

... but what if Mick decided he wanted to give it a proper crack with the team he created last summer? It's clear that he wanted Adeyemi and Huws at its heart; it also seems fairly obvious Dozzell was slated for significant involvement. We've been deprived of all three for virtually the entirety. If you were Mick, would you want to give it one more pop using the players you'd wanted to build your team around?
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