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Making Preparations for Streaming
at 14:54 12 Mar 2020

In the event that I am forced to watch upcoming Town games through a streaming service, I am making preparations to ensure that I can still achieve the full match day experience when in my home.

I have therefore arranged the following:

1. The neighbour to my left has agreed to bang a drum incessantly, with little rhythm, and sing inappropriate songs revolving around male genitalia. Given that this is the rectory I am particularly grateful.

2. The neighbour to my right will shout obscenities at those in other houses but direct particular abuse at numbers 4 and 8

3. The family directly across from me will simply sit in silence bar the odd tut or two. They will also clap politely when the stream has completed.

4. My grandmother and great aunt will sit behind me (on the sofa) and spend 90 minutes or so telling me to sit down. They will also complain about the foul language.

5. The wife will prepare snacks and beer. She will then ensure that I have to wait for these for at least 20 minutes before telling me they are not available.

6. There will be a long queue for my toilet consisting of largely unhappy people and a couple of smokers. When my turn does eventually come, I have arranged for two burly chaps to stand either side of me to splash copious amounts of urine on my jacket sleeves.

7. Grandmother and great aunt will complain when I am a little late returning to the room

8. The postman will look in from outside and tell me that this is just a blip, things are on the up and I am not a real fan. He will also advise that I have no God given right to have my post.

Have I covered everything?
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Enough BS
at 07:44 14 Feb 2020

The club has been letting us down gently and lowering our expectations for a long while now. Long Term and on the Cheap could be our club motto.

They throw the odd titbit out there to keep the fans 'happy' - "fans are great" / "we're going to clean up the stadium" / putting pictures on columns / rehiring an ITFC legend / didn't let players go / making up stories about going after Connor Wickham etc etc. Some are taken in by it.

The reality is that the club has little expectation of short or medium term success and, seemingly, zero ambition. Unfortunately, this seems to be reflected in the approach and performance of the team on the pitch.

The apathy that was, according to PL, apparently rife throughout the stands a few years ago now streams through the club itself.
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Marcus Evans on the Rotation Policy
at 12:49 10 Jan 2020

“Much has been said of our rotation policy and I want to address this point. A key part of our strategy is to develop 22 players all challenging for every position on the pitch – no comfort zones".


We do not have 22 players challenging for every position, we have / will have 22 players capable of covering every position. There is a huge difference.

I believe that the / some players are, consciously or sub-consciously, underperforming on the basis that they know very well they are likely play in the next game, irrespective.

If they were genuinely competing for a place would we see an improvement in performances and results?

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If you could rewrite the Premier League.....
at 15:42 10 May 2019

When Premier League games are shown TV, live or highlights, there are many matches which, for me at least, have little potential glamour / interest due to the teams involved. (I could usually stop watching and make a cuppa about two thirds of the way through MOTD).

I got to thinking about what my ‘perfect’ Premier League would look like. A league where the likelihood of a boring game would be significantly reduced.

So, and not based on any particular criteria, science, logic, current form or rationale (before anyone tries to rip the thing apart with common sense or intelligent argument), I constructed my Premier League wish list….

1. Manchester City
2. Manchester United
3. Liverpool
4. Chelsea
5. Tottenham
6. Arsenal
7. Ipswich
8. Newcastle
9. Sunderland
10. Budgies (purely for the derby games)
11. Dirty Leeds
12. Aston Villa
13. Nottingham Forest
14. Everton
15. West Ham
16. Middlesbrough
17. Charlton
18. West Brom
19. Millwall (purely for match days)
20. Sheffield Wednesday

Just teams that I enjoy, or used to enjoy watching back in the day, with a few decent derby games thrown in. I remain a little uncertain of a few – particularly 16 to 20.

How would yours look?
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McGoldrick does it for us again !
at 16:50 6 Oct 2018

Ta muchly...
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Self Doubt?
at 17:17 15 Sep 2018

When he first arrived, I thought that PH had a clearly defined vision in terms what he wanted to achive and exactly how he would achieve it.

Rightly or wrongly, I am starting to think that he has lost a little faith - not just in a few players but perhaps in himself to a degree too.

If there is any truth in this perception, and that's all it is, hopefully it's merely a very short term loss of confidence.
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Zero Arrests Today
at 18:19 2 Sep 2018

Surely another indication that the game could be played at 3pm on a Saturday.....

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Days of Future Past
at 20:04 1 Aug 2018

Potentially, surely this coming season is set to provide us with the largest number of threats from former Town players coming back to 'haunt' us?
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Just so I know for sure.....
at 12:01 7 Jul 2018

.......am I right in thinking that you are obliged to sing "It's coming 'ome" in a Cockney barrow boy accent - wherever you might live / be in the UK?

Wouldn't want to embarrass myself by getting it wrong later.
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Mick Inners, Mick Outers and then?
at 18:30 31 Mar 2018

It would be great to think that, eventually, the point scoring, posturing, baiting and hurling of insults between the inners and the outers might subside and we could actually have a (relatively) united bunch of fans on here.

So far, little sign of that though. Shame really.

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Some people are on the pitch...
at 18:23 6 Dec 2017

Unlike most it seems, I really can't remember when I went to watch my first Town game.

However, I do have a recollection which no-one I have told believes.

I remember sitting on the grass beside the goal for a few matches - actually leaning on the post for one game. This, I assume, was when the North Stand was full (?). Not sure exactly when, but early seventies I would guess.

Can anyone else on here, likely over 50, recall this happening or should I be checking into a home for the confused and deluded??
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Robert Green
at 17:45 18 Feb 2017

Ex scum or not, it was a nice touch for him to turn around and (albeit briefly) join in the applause in the 84th minute.
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A Mick McCarthy Team
at 11:26 1 Feb 2017

The pre match reviews of opposition supporters and managers usually refer to a "typical MM team" - (overly?) physical, well organised and hard to beat.

Where did that go then?

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