Give yourselves a bit of extra time today. The main approach road to Southend is a traffic nightmare. I used to play Rugby there and the games regularly kicked off late due to opposition under estimating the time to get there. Also the route in and out has more traffic cameras than I have seen in any stretch of road so you can't make up any time. Enjoy the match. I wont be singing as in with the home fans.
Watching Burnley v Man City and find it quite funny their fans are complaining about City time wasting after they were doing exactly the same when it was 0-0. And last week Burnley did nothing but time waste at Chelsea albeit it kept them in the division.
I get it that they are playing City so its all about defending, however they are boring to watch but I do envy the fact that they can defend in numbers which is something we are incapable of for some time now.
Having watched the thousands of hero's running the London marathon for multitudes of charities, I then read the above link about hunters paying thousands to shoot captive lions so that they can have their pictures taken with the dead animal.
I could sort of understand killing an animal to feed the family. But how pathetic are some people. Do they think this is an act of bravery. Give some of the money to a worthy charity instead.
Just a general observation. Who made the decision last night to shut many of the bars in the North Stand. The queues at half time were horrid. I went to the upstairs bars also and they were packed also. Many of us gave up trying to get a drink or food as the match had restarted.
I get that attendances have dropped but the catering at Portman Road is a nightmare.
Can you remember a worse season for ineffective set pieces. There was a time when our defenders would contribute around five goals each from corners alone. Chambers has had at least three relatively free headers in recent weeks and not one has even tested the keeper. Norwich are known for conceeding from set pieces but we never even looked like getting on the end of a cross.
Clearly there is a good player in the making but I am concerned about his football intelligence. Didnt we sub him a few weeks ago because he had lost his head and was on the brink of a red card. Then against Nodge he comes on and wipes out their player. Could have been a red if we had any of the refs from previous four games. That would have killed any chance of a comeback as we were still in the match at that point. It reminded me of Hyam who would come on and immediately get a yellow for a poor tackle. Hope someone in the club has a word with him as pointless cards will ruin his progress.
Were clearly going down as weve not shown any sort of form all year. We now have an over bloated team full of loans cost costing money which in retrospect is now wasted.
Wouldnt it be better to start working with building for next season with the youth and some of hursts players. Problem is what do you do with all the loans that clearly wont be here next season. Judge looked ok, but unless there is any chance he will be here next year is it just now getting in the way of seeing who to keep or offload.
Feel sorry for the poor sod who gets dragged out to state the standard 'its not over yet' line to the press. What will be this weeks line. I'm going for 'we have to put last week behind us' What do you guys think?
When things are this bad its usually Chambers who gets wheeled out.
Would love to see a rebound against Rotherham but they were the major cog in the Macarthy decline and we never seem to get the rebound response that other teams seem to be able to get. Just would like to have something to cling on to for the remainder of the season.