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I know I am not entirely innocent of this..
at 21:13 12 May 2021

I had some reservations about Cook but have wiped the slate clean ahead of the new season but are some people just hoping Cook fails? I really don't think it's going to be a miracle turnaround and I suspect I am in the few that doesn't expect promotion next season and I am happy with that as there are no miracle cures and a change as radical as we are seeing will take time.

There just seems to be this itch to jump on Cook.

Although I don't agree with what Jeffers did in the past, Cook obviously sees something in him as a coach and his work at Everton to think he's good enough for a job here. The same with Gary Roberts but we're getting a jobs for the boys response. Our staff last year were either ex Ipswich players in Klug, Dyer, Nash, Atay, Butcher and Pullen or ex Norwich such as Gill and so on, surely that was more jobs for the boys then this?

We won't become a Championship outfit over night, and we wont be spending millions upon millions either. We need to see what Cook can do over a season or two before jumping all over it.
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Shocked to see Nash get sacked
at 18:24 11 May 2021

Out of everyone, next to Klug I thought he would be pretty safe, as pretty much everyone said what a great job he'd done at every thing he'd been appointed to since becoming a coach here. I bet even James Pullen is worrying at this rate!
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Paul Cook is utterly shaming our players today.
at 11:27 29 Apr 2021

“If I was to carry on with the group of people I have here, I have no doubt they will get me sacked quite quickly.

“So the reality of my conversation is that I will not put up with that group of people and the changes will come very quickly. So if we could just clear that up.”

Utterly damning of the people we have recruited. It's refreshing to hear after years of being told how good we are, if it only wasn't for injuries we'd be fine and so on. Hurst alluded to this, Lambert's biggest mistake was to go with it and try and work with them rather than challenge the culture of failure here, until the last few weeks of his management.
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Paul Cook - The first team aren't very good.
at 09:49 29 Apr 2021

“The reality is that our U18s are doing terrifically well, our U23s are doing terrifically well and the first team aren’t very good."

I wonder if he'd have been allowed to communicate in this way had Evans stayed, especially around the time of Season Ticket renewals when Evans was always good at promoting a "better next season" narrative.

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The gamble of keeping Paul Cook
at 21:24 20 Apr 2021

I have been a big supporter of Paul Cook coming here and he's had 100% of my backing since he arrived but like others (and even more moderate posters) have suggested the team morale and overall performance, shape, instruction have dipped to so many new lows since his arrival I am also getting genuinely concerned.

I understand the players have downed tools, but why aren't we trying out more of the squad? Why aren't we using a system that suits what we have, if we are just going to use what we have? What I will say is it's clear the players do not rate Cook and have taken to him as warmly as they did to Paul Hurst and that is worrying for me. I am not someone who over rates this squad by any means, but we should have enough in us to beat Rochdale, Wimbledon, Wigan, Northampton and so on. We beat the piss poor teams last season in most cases without even breaking a sweat and we were a mid-table side then. So what has happened?

So I am going to say we're in a weird position of taking a gamble of continuing on with Paul Cook next season. I know many are calling for a complete squad over haul but that approach rarely works either. If we go too radical like we did under Hurst we could end up getting relegated. Cook is trading off his reputation with Pompey and Wigan here, which is the only reason we should keep him because what we've seen from him so far is a lot of shouting, animation but a complete regression in footballing terms. Paul Lambert would have done better had he stayed on, not saying he should have, but hew knew the squad and its limitations and they were poorer than what most supporters believed they were. Cook took none of what Lambert did on board, or even Gill who was there and has pushed to adopt his own system as quickly as possible, also likely on the assumption that Lambert was the sole issue.

The idea that he's going to recruit 15 odd players in the summer from this league and lower and suddenly walk this league is not realistic. Yeah, some of the old guard have to go, some of the injury prone and that lot have to go but players like your Nydhams, Kenlocks, Bishops, Downes, Wolfies and even to some extent Edwards and even dare I say it... Judge should easily be able to manage football in this league with some good recruitment around them. All of the strikers have been bad, except Norwood when he is fit but he's a liability for the club in other ways that we can probably do better there.

I just don't know if it's just the players after this many games. We have been absolutely awful. We've been told it will be better next season so many times before when the writings been on the wall that it has to be stupid to ignore what we have seen.

Cook out? I don't know. My heart says no, but my head is telling me that maybe it is a risk to keep him on after the end of this season.
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The Music Room Ipswich - For gig-goers
at 10:52 20 Apr 2021

Ipswich Star piece: https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/business/the-music-room-in-ipswich-funding-du

A music venue in Ipswich needs to raise about another £600 to re-open next month. It opened just before Covid-19 and thus has struggled throughout the pandemic. They are hoping to re-open next month and start operating again so are looking to raise an extra grand to cover costs.

Donation link here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/help-re-open-the-music-room-in-ipswich?fbclid=IwAR
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If it's a choice between Paul Cool and Mark Ashton as CEO
at 01:52 11 Apr 2021

We must stick with Paul Cook. If the issue is a CEO who wants to have a big hand in transfers and the playing squad as we're told Ashton will want, and a manager who has a great reputation in this league and chose this club over Championship clubs he wanted to work here that badly, then we simply must stick with Paul Cook.

Ashton's reputation at Bristol and Watford is terrible. Cooks reputation at Wigan, Pompey and Chesterfield is superb. Cook has got teams on limited budgets playing decent football and promoted from this league.

We need to back Cook and give him the time to do the job. If Cook is uncomfortable with Ashton coming in, then our owners must put the manager first and look for someone else to be our CEO. If Cook wants to lead of transfers and player sales, then Cook must be allowed to get on with it. If we have an upset manager, we will never get anywhere. We need Cook to be positive, excited and up for the challenge, not feeling like he's not going to have a handle on this project and just be expected to pick a team recruited (and sold) by someone who frankly isn't a football person.

Cook probably feels it's going to be like Wigan all over again and took this job under the impression that he'll be running the football side of the club. We should let him do just that.
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Cook recons we had it hard because we were playing..
at 16:11 10 Apr 2021

near relegated sides fighting for their lives in recent weeks. Today we're seeing two mid-table teams looking for the end of the season break and their holidays. I feel embarrassed given our new owners are probably watching with some hope and excitement and then seeing something more akin to walking football then a passionate team fighting for promotion.

They are not interested. New manager and new owners and it's exactly the same old sh1t as before with this lot.

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So I owe a charity of your choice £100
at 14:43 7 Apr 2021

For me dismissing the takeover as half-term hilarity and Twitter-fake news. I am genuinely shocked Evans got £40mil for the club though, if only he had negotiated some of our transfer dealings along those lines... anyway...

Drop some suggests below, names/links - I will then take the lot and put a poll up and at the end of the month drop £100 sobs to the TWTD charity of choice.
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Currently in a work meeting over Zoom
at 11:15 7 Apr 2021

Trying to fight back the tears of joy, WhatsApping mates, some who haven't been for years, about renewing ST's.

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I know I said this last season...
at 15:55 1 Apr 2021

I still feel odd saying it, but one of the blessings of not being promoted either this season or last is the fact if it does happen we'll likely actually be able to attend something and actually celebrate.
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Should we help the club out - who are the best players in League One?
at 10:06 1 Apr 2021

If we were to sign 5 or 6 players from this division, based on the "data" who would you sign? Anyone from League Two you would recommend? Championship?

Jonson Clarke-Harris has scored 50+ goals over the past 3 seasons at this level. It's a shame we didn't go in for him in the summer when he was available.
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For those who cancelled their 2019/20 Season Ticket
at 14:31 31 Mar 2021

I have just been informed by the club the 5 game credit (should been 6 as they have not counted Bury!) I was given as a result of me cancelling the ST will not be rolled over to next season. I have asked them to review this as I think it is a touch unfair given we haven't been able to legally watch football since my cancellation!

If you, like me, cancelled and ask for the match credit, then it may be worth getting in touch with the ticket office to try and get it rolled over to when we're allowed back into the ground. I didn't think this would be that complicated to be honest! I thought rolling over the games to the next season would have been straightforward.
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