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|Cook: We Played Really Well, But You Just Can't Miss That Many Chances|
Poor first half that was similar to Saturday and no better than what we have seen for the past X number of years. Second half was fantastic and finally showed us what a Cook team is all about. Fast movement on and off the ball with decisive passing. Humphreys was a revelation. I have had some doubts but the second half showed me that we do need to be patient because the potential is there.
|Dyer: I Agree With Tyrone, Johnson and Patel Hypocrites|
I was there too and equally proud and disgusted at being English (the latter isn't something I have ever said, nor something I ever thought I would say). Proud because of the team and the vast majority of fans, but disgusted because it was just a seething pit of the worst elements of society. Gangs of people trying to bully and force their way in, coercing others to help them. Massive disregard for the safety and well-being of others both from a COVID perspective and just in general terms. Horrific attitudes towards fellow fans and the Italian fans, some of whom had the misfortune to have tickets in the 'English' section. I only felt safe when I was in my seat and even then people were kicking drinks all over the place and a guy kept coming up to the back to smoke a spliff!
What I would say is that the majority were well-behaved, sporting and good natured, but I doubt this was easy to tell on TV. The majority where I was actually clapped the Italian national anthem rather than booed it. Just a shame that the decent folk were drowned out by the minority.
|Lee: Everything Should Be Based on Honesty and Paul Cook’s Your Man For That|
This interview has shifted my view a bit. I was very pro-Paul Cook when he came in, but with his 'demolition man' statement and related actions my concern was that we had a 'baby with the bathwater' situation a la Hurst and to some extent Keane - i.e. someone simply pooh-poohing everything that went before, particularly if they were failing to make an initial difference. However, Lee clearly knows the club, understands the heritage and at least had some links to a time pre-Evans when we had a more obvious and positive culture. If he is saying that the club was in a negative place and changes were needed, it gives me a greater sense of faith that Cook's actions are warranted and have the club's best interests at heart.
|U23s Beaten By Blades in Play-Off Semi-Final|
What a totally cr@p thing to say blueboy1981. Do you ever focus on the positives? Unfortunately I managed to give you an uppie when I would have liked to have given you ten down votes to match your negativity!
Great effort by the lads across the course of the season!
|Cornell and McGuinness in Team of the Week|
Funny how people watching the same game see different things. Mick Mills was slating McGuiness which whilst I could understand from a 'ball-playing' perspective, felt was harsh simply because he was getting his body in the way time after time.
|Cook: First Half Possibly the Worst Performance From One of My Teams in My Whole Managerial Career|
Spot on Phil1969. Not sure what he expects.
I think he also needs to keep a lid on it now. I think he's now just saying things to try to protect his position which isn't in any doubt at this stage anyway. His honesty has been very refreshing, but now he's going too far and ends up contradicting himself. Save it Paul; we all know the situation and we all know things will change in the summer so let's just get through the last three games without the negativity because it no longer serves any purpose.
|Przybek Returns From Chesterfield Loan|
James Rowe is a very good up and coming manager and I think given his links with the club, could be a future Town manager. Fully trust what he is saying here.....albeit whether or not he would have fitted into the culture he is trying to create when he was younger is open to question!
|Cook: The Sunday Headaches Are Back But It's a Privilege|
"In my world, I think football’s about playing off your front foot, it’s about being expansive, progressive, passing the ball, looking good on the eye, but most of all winning."
This. Absolutely this.
|Cook's First Town Press Conference - Part Two|
Whymark4 its proper Ipswich - Robson, Burley, Royle style passing football. Whenever his teams have come to Portman Road it has been a reminder to me what we used to have and just how terrible our style has been since Royle (I don't include Magilton in the bracket because his style of play as a manager was never as good as his style as a player).
|Training Suspended Due to Blue Action Protest Fire|
Whilst I do feel Lambert must go, there are ways and means and this isn't it. Up until now Blue Auction's protests have been well thought-out and given the circumstances, impactful. This one was impactful in all the wrong ways.
Although the club may be pushing the truth in suggesting players' well-being was endangered, the use of flares so close to where training was taken place was far from sensible.
In addition, whilst many of us would like our voices to be heard, breaking lockdown rules when there are far more important things going on (it doesn't make anyone less of a fan to acknowledge that!) is simply stupid. All they have now done is hand the moral high ground back to the club which let's be honest, really shouldn't be in any kind of position to thumb its nose at the fan base at this moment in time.
All of the above obviously also overlooks the fact it was pretty embarrassing. Four or five lads with flares and flags isn't going to make Lambert walk or Evans take action, it just looks lame.
But, moggasnotebook you are out of line and wide of the mark with your last paragraph. Phil and Gav have remained incredibly impartial given the circumstances. You may or may not have noticed, that unlike other local media they haven't done any opinion pieces, only balanced reporting of facts. In the context of an organisation unfairly (and with some of the club's tactics, boarder line illegally) trying to stifle your right to make a living, I am not sure you would show the restraint that Phil and Gav have, I know I wouldn't. If you believe that the reporting on here is negative then by all means don't read it and go elsewhere, otherwise please have a little more respect for those putting together decent content despite the unfairness of their position.
|Przybek Joins Chesterfield on Loan|
Chesterfield are managed by a Suffolk lad and someone who is thought of very highly - could be a potential future Town manager.
|Merry Christmas From TWTD|
A very happy Christmas to the TWTD team. Thank you for the excellent work you do. Here's hoping for a Phil Hamnesty is early 2021.
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