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|I know this probably isn't a surprise|
at 13:55 19 Feb 2018
and I'm not one for 'def info', but I was having a beer over the weekend with someone who's very much in the know when it comes to ITFC, at a senior level.
He told me that MM is 100% leaving in the summer. Said there's no appetite from ME and co to extend his stay here and even if Mick was open to it. Search is already underway for his successor and the club is hoping to announce something before the end of the season.
Interestingly also mentioned the disconnect between MM and Town fans is a big concern to ME, and this was 24 hours prior to him telling us to fk off.
|Extending a listed building|
at 22:02 16 Feb 2018
Alright you legends.
Anyone got any experience of extending a Grade II listed building? How much of a ball ache is it?
|Had roast Chicken tonight|
at 22:30 23 Jan 2018
Is there anything nicer than the hot, crispy, juicy, perfectly seasoned, golden skin of a chicken when it's just come out of the oven?
|‘10 German bombers’ |
at 20:35 14 Jan 2018
From the Leeds fans, presumably prompted by the presence of our German friends who travelled in numbers and backed the town brilliantly, was probably the most tragic thing I’ve witnessed at a football match in ages. Absolute morons, I’m glad Celina’s screamer absolute p1ssed all over their big day out in ipswich. Cretins.
[Post edited 14 Jan 21:00]
|I’m not bothered about the nature of the business|
at 13:01 11 Jan 2018
Gambling is legal and I’ve been known to have a flutter myself. Can’t say it’s much of a downgrade on dodgy ticket tout / ‘corporate event’ ME. I’m more annoyed that it looks like absolute shat.
What it does indicate to me however is ME is looking to get out.
at 13:18 9 Jan 2018
I've just spent my lunch break reminding myself of his managerial CV. Did well for Wales. Forgot how much success he actually had at Blackburn both in the league and cups. Man City was a bit of a debacle when the money came in, generally spent a lot of it and didn't do a lot. Left Fulham 8th in the Prem, kept QPR up. Took over an unfashionable but hard working Stoke side (remind you of anyone?). Transformed their style and took them to 3 consecutive 9th place finishes before the car crash that was this season.
Only issue I have is it's Mark Hughes. I don't really like the bloke.
|Perhaps a controversial view |
at 19:19 8 Jan 2018
And I’m certainly not knocking the guy, nor do I think we have or necessarily could do any better with the resources available to us, but what are people’s view on Webster?
Some like to make he’s he’s this rolls Royce, ball playing, Baresi-esque defender that’s destined for premier league football (ok I’m exaggerating somewhat), but I’m yet to see it to be honest. I’m not convinced he’s that good with the ball, certainly gets bullied and beaten in the air too often for my liking and seems to have a mistake in him.
Before anyone pipes up through their blue tinted glasses accusing me of scapegoating anyone, I’m not at all. Genuinely interested to see how others have read his performances, it’s a game of opinions aftersll. I do think we need to be mindful that he’s had struggles with fitness, so in his defence I’m sure he’s still finding his feet to an extent.
at 22:26 6 Jan 2018
Completed it early FYI. Only took 6 days. Easy.
|I'm as angry today as I have been for a long time with ITFC|
at 17:41 6 Jan 2018
I don't expect to always win football matches. Let's be honest, if we did none of us would support Ipswich. What I do expect however is a level of commitment and application from all involved to approach each match with the strongest desire to try and win.
No doubt I'll be accused of 'flouncing', but hopefully anyone who has ever read my posts would agree I'm generally pretty pragmatic, particularly regarding player sales. I don't resent us buying Moore for £20k and selling him on for £750k. Nor would I particularly resent us selling Bart if we had an offer of the £4m being spoken about. We need to operate sustainably and have an obligation to do so. I never want to see this club in administration again like we were before and I'm sensitive to the challenges we face financially. We have an obligation that reaches far beyond football in that respect, such as protecting the livelihoods of stakeholders including local businesses that historically we didn't do well enough. On the subject of selling players, Mick pointed to the fact that Moore is unlikely to get ahead of Waghorn and Garner in the pecking order and therefore is happy to sell, and I can't disagree with that.
What angers me is that we had a winnable tie today against a Sheffield United side that had made 8 changes, and Mick decided to leave his aforementioned preferred front 2 on the bench in favour of Sears who quite frankly hasn't in recent months earned that right to start for us.
I don't care if there were 10,000 or 30,000 Town fans there today, or if they paid £10 or £30 for their ticket, the level of contempt we've shown to cup competitions since Mick took over is disgusting. I could've perhaps accepted this is we were in danger of going down, or with a sniff of going up this season and Mick prioritised the league, but given we effectively have nothing to play for I find it staggering.
On the 40th year anniversary of when this once proud club lifted the FA Cup trophy we've rolled over and bowed out of the competition with the most gutless performance, with not a single shot on target. Russell Osman was spot on this week when he said Mick owes it to supporters to pick he best side and he's not done that. I often find myself disappointed with this club, but I've not been this angry for a long time.
|There should be a lot of pleased fans today|
at 17:08 6 Jan 2018
Waggy and Garner had their rests as wished for. Should be nice and fresh for the utterly meaningless league matches while we go through the motions for the next 4 months. complete sh1te.
|My take on Moore|
at 15:44 5 Jan 2018
He looked pony when he was here previously, albeit fresh from Forest Green reserves and trying to adapt. He's gone on loan, done well, we've milked it for a bit of cash and sold him to the highest bidder. No harm done and good luck to him. Am I disappointed? Not really, in truth. Having Moore back in the side would lead to one style of football that I was hoping to see the back of, and if he's not in the side then why keep him. Let him go, take the £750k. No biggie.
|If Barnsley have got so much cash...|
at 11:39 5 Jan 2018
Why do they want Moore? I don't mean that disrespectively to him, but if their new found pockets are as deep as we're led to believe, I would have expected them to show a little more ambition with proven Championship players. Don't get me wrong, he could prove an inspired signing but it I'm not overly nervous about being overtaken by Barnsley just yet if this is indicative of their purchasing power.
|TWTD anonymity...where do you sit? |
at 15:16 4 Jan 2018
It seems to me that there's a spectrum among TWTD posters with regards to their anonymity from the real world. From those that post under their real names, to those that have username's but make no secret of their real identity. There also appears to be posters that know each other through other means, but know each other posts on here. Then, seemingly, posters who only know each other in real life through TWTD, having met at games etc. To posters that maintain a distinctly seperate TWTD profile from their real life one.
Personally, I enjoy relative anonymity on here (I think), partly through design and partly circumstance. With the exception of a couple of posters who I know in 'real life', I'm sure there are many more on here I know but we don't know that we know (if that makes sense?). It's all a matter of personal preference of course.
[Post edited 4 Jan 15:18]
|I went with a Villa supporting friend yesterday...|
at 09:39 24 Dec 2017
He, rightly IMO, said if you had sat and watched that as a neutral, without any context of league position, transfer spend or wage budgets etc, you would’ve concluded that Wolves were the better side, had more of the chances and attacking intent and deserved the 3 points, and I don’t think anyone could argue with that. Having said that, when you then consider the relative fortunes of the clubs currently and the fact they had a £13m sub, they’re certainly not THAT much better than us. For that I think MM deserves real credit. Waghorn wasn’t quite at the races yesterday but we’ve got a proper footballer in him and I love watching him play. I have to say Ward was excellent, as was Connolly. We gave a decent account of ourselves and certainly didn’t park the bus. On another day we might’ve snatched something. Away to Wolves aren’t really the fixtures that are going to determine our season in fairness, but the next 2 might. We see out 2017 with 2 home matches against QPR and Derby and I’m going for an optimistic 6 points. I would take 4 right now, but 6 will leave us very well placed for a real push in the first few months of 2018.
[Post edited 24 Dec 2017 9:42]
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