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Lambert: One or Two Young Lads May Play at Colchester
at 14:35:29

I wonder if you asked the Sunderland and Pompey fans whether they think the EFL trophy is a waste of time - I think not. I can understand trying to keep all our players reasonably fit and fersh but Saturday there were far too many changes and we have an extra fixture so that plan went well - not. Going back to the EFL trophy surely we would all like to be at home in the next round, so again why would we play basically a youth team ? I know promotion is a priority but as Saturday proved Lambert goes too far with the number of changes and it backfired. I can't fault Lambert for everything else he has done for the Club but this policy of making a ludicrous number of changes is baffling to me.
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Accrington Stanley 2-0 Ipswich Town - Match Report
at 21:05:30

Just home from that long trip and how disappointing the day was. Nice little ground and lovely people up there but heavens above we were dreadful. Hindsight a wonderful thing but Judge should have been sold for £650,000 - he was hopeless today. Just shows today that we do not have the squad good enough to cope with when our best 11 cannot be fielded. Have said all along Nsiala is a liability and so it proved today. Cannot understand why Lambert changed our favoured 4-4-2 system either as 3-5-2 does not work with what we have and so it proved as Accrington easily exploited our weaknesses. On to Wednesday which will present us with similar opposition who will work their socks off.
Just hope this is a blip and is a lesson to us that this league is not easy.
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Fleetwood Town 0-1 Ipswich Town - Match Report
at 19:33:17

JewelintheTown you obviously underestimate the standard of teams in League. No there are no Man Citys or Liverpools but there are 23 other highly competitive teams and decent teams at that. Its more of a battle in this league and in that respect we are matching teams and beating them. Give me 1-0 everyday of the week and I think there may be more of them to come which will do me fine.
Regarding Norwood he pulled up right in front of me before the game and was wincing. I for one did not think he would start and in hindsight he probably shouldn't have done.
In my opinion today was a first class away performance against one of our nearest rivals so whats not too like so sorry Jewellinthetown there will be more of today to come and long may it continue.
Our fans were fantastic again today and the players did them proud.
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Lambert: Deserved Point, Some Good Moments, Some Not So Good Moments
at 19:05:11

Well done Town for coming back as I had given up hope. Chambo redeemed himself with the goal so hope the boo boys stay off his back now. If the penalty goes in it may have been 3 points with the momentum and if we can beat AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday it will be a satisfactory start in new territory against fancied opposition. Always said Donacien is nowhere near good enough and so it proved today. Hopefully we have solved the right back position with the Colchester lad, but badly need a commanding central defender as well. Lets turn up in numbers on Tuesday get behind the boys.
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Ipswich Town 1-1 Sunderland - Match Report
at 20:30:22

Definitely 2 points dropped today as Sunderland were a very ordinary outfit and should have been buried in the first half. Unfortunately as so often with Ipswich Town we let the opposition off the hook and give away a dreadful goal. Enough has been said about the error strewn Chambers but had we been more clinical in front of goal in the first half Sunderland would have been out of site. Plusses for me were Garbutt and Downes and negatives were Judge who could not take a decent free kick today to save his life. If the back four is not sorted in this transfer window all the good work attack wise will go to waste. Rowe had a decent first half but ran out of steam hence little threat from the flanks in the second half. Jackson worked hard but lacks finesse that will hopefully come and Norwood will only improve with games at this level. Much to be pleased about in the first half but defensive frailties in general must be addressed quickly otherwise it could be a frustrating season. Finally brilliant atmosphere at Portman Road today just hope it will continue.
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Elliott and Norris at Town to Conclude Loan Moves
at 16:25:29

Portman Terrorist - Bart was a bit of a disaster for us last season with 6 points literally thown away by him alone against Bristol City (H) and Millwall (H). Can't argue with his form in the 3 years previous but we needed a change and Holy looks to be a decent number one. Agree we need a couple of defenders notably a big unit at centre back. The defence as it stands does worry me I have to say. I Trust PL to get a couple more bodies in.
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Woolfenden: Our Aim is to Win the League
at 12:34:30

If we do not sort our defence out there is no chance of top six let alone automatic promotion. Don't think we will get them but we need a right back as do not rate Donacien at all and the jury is still out for me on Emmanuel. Bart is just not the goalkeeper he used to be so hoping Holy Holy cuts to the chase. Central defence is so important and to me what we have does not look good enough even at Division One level. Chambers struggled last season and Woolfie will do well to play a full season so definitely want a centre back if not two. We are well equipped in midfield but I do worry that Lambert will play only one up top which does not work as proved last season. Would like Murphy to come back but doubt it will happen. Personally I am worried about the coming season and make no mistake Div One will not be easy. Sorry if I am being negative but at the moment it looks a big ask with what we have to finish top 2.
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Harrison's Pompey Move Confirmed
at 18:58:46

This could be a mistake especially selling him to a promotion rival. Not happy that we have lost more money on the transaction but I guess he did not prove himself one way or another. We still need a right back so spend the money on a decent defender. Donacian looks ordinary and Accrington even moved him into midfield on occasions. I personally do not rate Emmanuel either but only my opinion and hope he can shine if given the opportunity. Hopefully Mr Lambert knows what he is doing - time will tell.
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Harrison at Pompey and Closing in on Move
at 16:45:32

Not happy with this scenario at all. What little we saw of Harrison in my opinion he was better than Jackson. No he did not impress very often but was hardly given a chance. Selling him to Portsmouth will I fear come back to haunt us. Just hope I'm wrong.
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Chambo: Supporters Will Expect a Reaction
at 13:21:45

First and foremost we need to get the defence and goalkeeping positions right - hopefully Holy will solve the goalkeeping problem. We conceded so many cheap goals last season it was unbelievable. Still not sure we have the answers for a solid and dependable back line at the moment. The jury is still out on Nsiala for me and is Chambers the dominating centre back we need - I am not so sure ? A great Club man and motivator but will that be enough ? This new adventure is not going to be easy so it is vital that we win most of our home games and with our support we can do it. Agree with others top 6 at least is the priority.

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Norwood Coy on Future as Tranmere Secure Promotion to League One
at 22:08:23

I hope I am wrong but I think this potential signing may be slipping away from us. Norwood will obviously be offered another contract with Tranmere on better terms and although I believe we have more clout than Tranmere in financial terms he may think better the devil you know. I will be disappointed if this does not happen now as Norwood does look like a natural goal scorer unlike the Jacksons and Harrisons that we currently have. Time will tell.
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Hull Linked With Blues Winger Edwards
at 15:06:25

One of the few players we have who can take a man on and beat him. He has not been a world beater in the Championship but could cause havoc in Division One if he keeps fit. Would definitely keep him unless we he get a silly offer for him.
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Town to Announce Retained List Next Week
at 21:41:31

Chambers and Skuse will not be going anywhere. Sears Downes and Bishop are certs to be here and agree with others Ward could do a job in Division One but has to buck up as he does flatter to deceive. Whatever happens it is important to get the balance right with youth and experience as Division One will be tough make no mistake. As for the goalkeepers would not bother me too much if both left and we could get a fee for Bart although not what we could have got a couple of seasons back. Gerks is a good number 2 but we need a new face between the sticks - probably a bit too early for Harry Wright.
Interesting times at ITFC
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Chambers Signs New Deal
at 22:00:06

Moan, moan, moan. All you moaners don't even know that he will be a regular next season and I personally don't think he will be. It is not just on the pitch where he works but off it as well. I think he may well still be here after his playing career and good luck to him I say.
Lambert is no fool and if Chambo is not good enough he won't play him simple.
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Ipswich Town 1-0 Rotherham United - Match Report
at 20:03:18

The first half performance undoubtedly won us the game but the second half was worrying for me to say the least. Rotherham are a poor side and outplayed us in the second half. I can't recall a match where for 45 minutes we were constantly under the cosh. Don't get me wrong I am so chuffed and relieved we picked up the points but more second half performances like today and we are definitely doomed to Division One. I still live in hope but think it will be really difficult to bridge the gap to the 3 teams above us. Thank you Paul Lambert for bringing a breath of fresh air to the Club and long may it continue. There were positives today not least the 3 points but Collins was excellent and the other new boys worked hard for the cause. As usual Referee was of a poor standard but we should be used to that by now as we have seen some shockers this season.
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Lambert: Right-Back is an Area Which Needs Strengthening
at 18:27:41

Mr Lambert if you continue to play Spence we are doomed for sure as in my opinion he maybe just about good enough to play for MK Dons where he should have stayed. He has cost us goals this season through lack of pace in getting back from a forward run. Far too laid back for me and despite not being recognised right backs I'd rather have Donacien or Pennington there or as another post has stated Cotter. We could go 3-5-2 but doubt Paul Lambert will change his strategy. Very worrying times for ITFC.
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Ipswich Town 2-3 Millwall - Match Report
at 18:36:06

A gut wrenching result after a very promising first half where the game should have been put to bed with us missing two golden chances. Sadly our once great Club will play in the third tier of English football next season and you really wonder what the consequences will be. We will not get the millions from TV money and unless Evans greatly reduces admission/season ticket prices crowds will dwindle. With this in mind I fear for the future of our academy as it is now, and to all those moaning and groaning about Evans please be careful what you wish for as who else is going to pour money into a dying swan. With reference to the performance today we were excellent in the first half but our back line is pants with the worst right back the Club have had in a long time. The back line has never been good enough since we let Berra go. Too many bad decisions made by the Club mainly because the owner trusted the plans of Paul Hurst by fully supporting his transfer business. Feel some sympathy with Lambert and just hope he does not jump ship before next season. Sad times for the once mighty Ipswich Town.



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Town Start Huge Month Against Millwall
at 20:38:08

I feel for Lambert although he must have known the squad he inherited is 3rd rate. I cringe when I see the name of Spence being mentioned as he offers nothing except a few good runs forward but then trots back with no urgency whatsoever. Again through no fault of Lamberts the squad is at Division One level at best. It won't be easy but Lambert has to get some quality players in January and the sooner the better. Even this won't be easy and I suspect loan deals will be on the cards. I don't care if they can keep us up but in all my years of watching Town all over Europe and all over this Country this period is the lowest of the low for me and my family whom I brought up to be Town fans. Millwall is a must win for us but I am worried where the goals are going to come from. Heres' hoping for a miracle.
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Gerken Returns as Lambert Makes Five Changes
at 14:57:15

Spence playing is a joke and reflects how poor we really are. Gerken decision is correct.
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Ipswich Town 2-3 Bristol City - Match Report
at 13:49:38

OK all you Evans haters lets boot him out as you are on the way to doing it with stupid ideas like a demo - incredible. Around 90K down since taking over the Club with a huge chunk of this being spent on the academy which at its level is one of the best in the Country. If we get relegated and you anti Evans fans get your way that will potentially be the end of the academy unless somebody else is stupid enough to invest in the Club. Evans did not choose the players Hurst signed. If you want someone to blame Hursts name should be nailed on the mast.
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