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Town to Host Wigan Athletic on Opening Day
at 09:02:08

It really isn't the same seeing fixtures without being able to think about going to matches. Hopefully we can get to watch some live football at some point this year.
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Town Announce Matchday Ticket Refund Options
at 17:13:38

Five days seems unnecessarily short a timeframe here. The options are fair but very easy for people to run out of time to do this.
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Sir Bobby Robson Stand Roof Cleaning Under Way
at 13:45:04

About time too, it;'s looked a mess for far too long.

Hopefully it won't be filthy again by the time we get to watch live football again.....
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O'Neill: Town Looking at How to Support Community During Crisis
at 17:30:25

Good. Presumably we also have many employees - directly or indirectly - on low contracts whose income will be hit by the lack of matches. Hopefully the club can support them as well.
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Town: EFL Guidance is Business as Usual
at 13:26:49

All purpose guidance coming from the EFL. Make a decision on anything? Not us.....
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Jackson: Best Win of the Season
at 17:57:26

I thought Jackson was very good yesterday, worked hard and delivered good balls from wide positions. If only he had a better first touch and more composed finishing, but then he would be too good for us.
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Roberts: First Town Goals Are a Confidence Booster
at 10:44:05

He might be nowhere near our best XI but it's hard not to like Jordan Roberts reading this, seems well balanced and aware that even as a squad player he has a role. He works hard for the team too, whichever team that is, so nice to see him get a couple of goals.
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Ipswich Town 3-0 Shrewsbury Town - Match Report
at 21:41:49

FYI Phil, we were 2-0 up at half-time at Birmingham last September. Not entirely sure how still...
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New Community Trust Close to Launch
at 14:17:43

This is a very good thing; it was foolish of the club to abandon it in the first place.
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Our Biggest Play-Off Danger Could Be Ourselves - Notes for Leeds United
at 11:36:19

Thanks Harry, the previews remain an invaluable guide to the opposition week in week out.
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Town Allay Concerns After Petition Order Dismissed at High Court
at 13:08:38

Was it a service provider again? Or just the Evans business model?
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Chambers: My Lowest Point in Football
at 09:25:09

I'm glad Chambers has been at the club this season, it's been an utter disaster but strong characters who understand the club and the fans are essential.
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It’s On, God Damn it, the Ipswich Game is On! - Notes for Bolton Wanderers
at 10:48:42

How is David Wheater only 32? He's been around for years.

Still some blubbing about 2000 I see, which decisions did Knight get wrong again?
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Let’s Show the Tractor Boys How to Plough a Field - Notes for Derby County
at 11:59:53

“I don’t think it’s possible for us to flop like last season. Was it 17 points from the last 15 games?”

What about the four seasons before that? I do hope they finish seventh again although the fans quoted here are fairly pragmatic and realistic.
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Town to Host Homeless Fundraiser
at 14:32:39

Good. This is the sort of public community statement that we haven't seen enough of in recent years. If a football club is to matter then it should look to make a difference in it's community - that's a benefit, and something to be proud of the club for, irrespective of what happens on the pitch.
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If We Can’t Beat Ipswich, We Are Really Done for the Season - Notes for Aston Villa
at 12:02:02

Villa fans seem to have eventually realised that Championship players are either consistent but at a steady level or very talented but erratic. Adomah, a case in point as he was superb fro them the first half of last season.
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We Should Simply Not Be Worrying About Playing Ipswich at Home - Notes for Blackburn Rovers
at 10:27:46

"There are no easy games..... except for Ipswich at home".

It would be nice if we made a repeat of that quote on Saturday, about time we scored away from home too.
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New Turnstile Blues Out Saturday
at 11:56:03

Thanks Phil!
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New Turnstile Blues Out Saturday
at 11:54:59

@edwardburton, pls try this one:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333007336800?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.

I'll ask Phil to amend.
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Marcus Evans Needs Our Support Not to Be Hounded Out
at 12:29:36

Afternoon Doctor Pangloss.

Evans ownership has been poor. It's not about money, the club could be much better run than it is on the same budget. There has never been a football strategy beyond getting the first-team manager to out-perform the budget. That leads to big changes when a new manager comes in, and the farce of last Summer where good Championship players were replaced with half a team of lower league signings. On their own perhaps most of those players might have stepped up, but collectively it was too much.

The very obvious state of the ground - North Stand roof, peeling paint on metalwork etc - is symptomatic of an owner cutting every corner but storing up longer-term problems as poor maintenance results in greater costs for the club.

In eleven years Evans has failed to communicate openly with fans, not even the tame local press (with the exception of one Patridgesque effort from Nigel Pickover). Where are the efforts to make use of Portman Road outside of match days, other clubs - Colchester for example - do a much better job of this bringing in additional revenue.

So, Evans should be criticised, questions need to be asked about his ownership and his exit strategy as he clearly wants to sell the club. They are particularly pertinent now with relegation very likely.

That said, I see little point in protests at matches whilst the season is still live. That will just create division in the stands when the team could really use our support.
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