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|Keep having a dream.|
at 13:52 3 May 2021
KVY scores an injury time winner at Portman Road on the last day of the season to send us up to the Premier League, moments after clearing off the line at the other end of the pitch. Crowd goes wild, scenes obviously.
Going up to the PL, it must be a way off, but it’s before KVY gets injured again, so can’t be too far in the future. May 2023 perhaps?
Like I said, just a dream, but its keeping me going.
|This was a bad, sad night in our history.|
at 00:11 21 Apr 2021
But honestly. It is from a rotten squad of players who could barely disguise their lack of effort under Lambert and now after big changes over the last few weeks have realised they have no future here and so can hardly bring themselves to step out onto the pitch. Get used to it over the four games. This season was over ages ago, this is hopefully just the dying embers of Evans' legacy.
Let's see what Cook can do with a squad that he wants and who want to be here.
|Maybe the only good thing to come from tonight...|
at 20:05 20 Apr 2021
...is that it'll finally convince Cook that the play-offs aren't going to happen and perhaps we might properly plan for next season without being held back trying to find a team from this bunch that might get us up this season.
at 21:35 19 Apr 2021
This pandemic has revealed just how financially unsustainable football has become. That is largely because players wages have gone through the roof, driven by the money generated by TV deals and the like at the top, meaning clubs lower down the leagues now feel obliged to pay far more to players than they can afford.
I had hope at one point early in the pandemic that this would see players realise their real worth and that things could be brought more under control. But the ESL's answer? Create even more revenue and drive wages up even more. Unbelievable.
|If we went up...|
at 13:34 18 Apr 2021
...would we be the most undeserving team to ever get promoted? Which considering Wycome went up having finished 8th last season would be some claim.
That we're still in with a shout is a shocking indictment of the standard of this division, but it's not inconceivable - though incredibly unlikely - that we could sneak into the play-offs. Even then, it would be improbable that we'd get the better of two teams, but imagine if somehow we scraped 0-0 draws and went up via penalties.
Surely there would never have been a less deserved promotion?
|Reasons to be cheerful.|
at 20:59 13 Apr 2021
1. That's one game less that we have to put up with this bunch of players.
2. We're not going to get our hopes up by getting into the play-offs and then get utterly humiliated.
3. After seeing how bad it was tonight, the owners may well stick an extra 0 on the end of the funds they plan on giving Cook in the summer.
4. At least no one had to travel down there to watch that.
|25th September 2004|
at 19:24 13 Apr 2021
As far as I can make out, the last time we came from 2 goals behind to win a match. Can that be right? If so, that's shocking. That predates all my children and one of them is a teenager.
Can you really see that record changing tonight?
|I've been nasty about Marcus Evans.|
at 13:48 7 Apr 2021
I've even uttered those knee-jerk "F*%k off out of our club' statements in the heat of the moment after one of the numerous abysmal, soul-destroying, depressing defeats and/or performances over the last few years
However, he has kept us going as a business and in a sense I've been glad to have him keeping the club upright over the last year and whilst I don't expect his motives were ever for the love of the club, I've never really believed all this stuff about him being crook using us as a tax fiddle.
Still, he hadn't got a clue about running a football club and got just about every decision wrong in his thirteen years here with devastating consequences on the pitch, taking us from genuine contenders for the Premier League to a side that at times has looked increasingly like its heading to League 2. Hopefully by selling now he has offered us new hope just in the nick of time to somehow salvage this once great club.
I'm delighted he's out of the decision making, as much for him as for us.
|I've always stuck up for the quality of this squad at this level.|
at 15:29 20 Mar 2021
And I continue to. It's not just on paper either. When at their best, they have shown that they are too good for most of the teams in this division and even when not at their best. However, there is clearly an attitude problem. Too often they melt in front of anyone who stands up to them. Too often they panic in the final third. Too often they just don't turn up. I was hopeful that Cook could get the best out of them, but it is obvious that he can't.
I think he'd rather have players with less quality but willing to put a 95 minute performance in and a bit of backbone. Bring on the summer.
at 21:44 16 Mar 2021
Nothing will with Evans in charge. Whether it is Cook’s fault or the players or both, it’s just the same rubbish. No energy, no firepower. I feel sorry for Cook. There’s no way he should be judged at this early stage, but we’ve had years and years and years of this. I’m fed up of it all. The takeover being called off has finished all hope for me. Cook won’t get backed in the way he needs. He’ll make the right noises and fair play to him and I believe him when he says that he will clear out the deadwood, but will he be able to get in the players he needs to improve what’s left? Which won’t be much on the evidence of tonight. And all this season. Oh, and last season too. And the season before that too. Years and years of deadwood. What a mess and Paul Cook or no Paul Cook it won’t change with Evans holding the purse-strings. It might check the decline, but it won’t stop it.
|As Town fans...|
at 18:07 15 Mar 2021
..we should've have known better than to raise our hopes. More of the same death by a thousand cuts over the next few years.
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