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Sunderland and Oxford Linked With Edwards
at 13:12:45

Consistently played out of position. No wonder we haven't got the best out of him.
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League One Clubs Meeting to Discuss Season Start and Salary Cap
at 12:43:33

*their playing staff
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League One Clubs Meeting to Discuss Season Start and Salary Cap
at 12:42:56

This cap will massively widen the gap between Championship and League 1, and create a gulf such as that exists between the Premiership and Championship currently. The idea of back to back promotions such as enjoyed by Bournemouth, Southampton, the Scum, Sheff Utd, will become a thing of the past - as every promoted League 1 club would then have to TOTALLY overhaul they playing staff to be able to compete in the Championship.
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League One Clubs Meeting to Discuss Season Start and Salary Cap
at 12:40:23

That's £2.5k per week. The problem is that the 'average' top player salary in thw Championship is 10 times that - https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/huge-wage-gap-in-efl-revealed-1-6630284
Unless we have contracts which allow for a signficant increase in salary upon promotion then we would never be able to attract even average Championship players to our club (a club which has the ability to pay far higher salaries). We would lose the competitive advantage our larger size confers us in this league. Surely it would be fairer to allow a cap which was relative to turnover - as exists in the other leagues. Otherwise there has to be a similar cap placed on the Premiership and Championship - or we'll never be able to compete in the second tier, let alone the Prem.
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League One Salary Cap a Step Nearer
at 09:43:40

Don't be silly, this is far more important than driving the economy over a cliff in the name of nostalgia - this is football!!!!!
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Lambert: You've Got to Look at Yourself
at 12:54:56

We were pretty poor from November onwards truth be told. We finished roughly where we deserved to - the 'false' position is where we were in January. For once you cannot blame Evans for this - with the resources at his disposal Lambert should have got us promoted comfortably. We may as well give him another chance next season though - Covid 19 means that now is not the time to bring someone new in a) they would not get a proper pre-season with the players and b) the financial situation is so uncertain its not clear which players will even be at the club.
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Clubs Vote for EFL Framework
at 14:35:38

Do we actually know there is any sort of clause in Lambert's contract that allows sacking for failing to make the play-offs - presumably this is just conjecture?
The man has failed abysmally - with the resources at his disposal we really have flopped so, so badly this season.
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Posh Co-Owner: Extended Play-Off Solution Gaining Legs With Top 10 Owners
at 14:15:35

Agree we do not deserve to be there. Lets do it properly next season. (just bloody hope that scumbag Evans doesnt get Gillingham up...)
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Posh Co-Owner: Extended Play-Off Solution Gaining Legs With Top 10 Owners
at 14:13:21

For those wanting Clough in the hot-seat I would just point to his record at Derby and Sheff Utd - not exactly setting the world on fire...
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Town Take Up Option to Keep Edwards for Another Year
at 17:06:17

Its clear that he has ability - another player rated by other coaches and who has not showed his potential here. Whether that's his fault, or whether he has been played out of position is up for debate. It seems obvious to me that we have a squad that is(was) the envy of the division - and yet still manged to show relegation form since November. PL has to answer the questions...
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Town Confirm Majority of Off-Field Staff on Furlough
at 19:13:22

Levy is just a cycnical A-hole.
Everything that is wrong with football, and society.
'positivity' - no, any business entitled to top up wages. Only requirement is that furloughed staff do no work for their employer (on income generating activities) over the period. They can 'volunteer'.
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The Jim Magilton Interview - Part Four
at 15:58:50

I'm loving these articles, and watching the highlights of Bolton, Norwich etc. but God, it makes me want to cry thinking about what has happened to my club. Is it just me or does it feel like everything has got a bit sh*t over the last 10 yrs....C-19, the high-street's dying, the nation's up to its eye-balls in debt, we've got populist lying numptys running half the countries in the world, and our lifestye's are pretty much killing off any future for our grandkids...puts it into perspective I suppose...
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Ipswich Town 0-1 Fleetwood Town - Match Report
at 23:01:41

BlueArmy81 - even in the unlikely event that Evans walked and was prepared to just take the debt, accumulated as he has funded the club for a decade, why do you think there would be a ‘scrum of buyers’ for a loss-making club in League 1?
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Lambert: We Lost to the Better Team
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Lathers, I don’t think I would argue against this final point - it’s just that initially you stated that Evans was ‘asset stripping’ and the reality (the facts) is that he has continued to ‘invest’ his personal money into the club, rather than take money out (the debt he owns increasing, the club running an annual real terms loss each year taking into account any transfer profit etc).

No fan of Evans ownership - clearly has not worked out for us (or him) - but to change any negative situation we do have to acknowledge the reality.

For me the worrying thing is that we continually get our punched by clubs operating on a much lower budget than we are. Why is that? We have to look at a big big clear out this summer...
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Ipswich Town 1-4 Peterborough United - Match Report
at 18:14:45

There’s no way we would be in this position if we’d kept MM.
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Lambert: Deals for Proven Loan Targets Too Rich For Us
at 16:22:34

And fundamentally the elephant in the room is this - who would replace Evans?

If there were a bunch of wealthy suitors banging down the door to buy our £100m in debt club, or frankly even one, then I might be inclined to call for Evans to do one. But the reality is, like it or loathe it (and frankly I loathe it) the guy is keeping the club afloat financially.
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Lambert: Deals for Proven Loan Targets Too Rich For Us
at 16:19:36

Prebbs007. No you really aren't listening.
No-one is disputing the fact his wealth has increased.
No-one is disputing the fact that we have plummeted down the league, and our debt has risen.
But one does not cause the other - its the classic confusion of correlation and causation.

Except in this case the fact the debt has increased, just goes to prove that he is not 'trousering the transfer fees'.

If you want FACTS just look at the 2019 accounts - we made a profit on fees,but the debt (the cost to Evans personally of owning the club) went up.

Look I'm no fan of his ownership - we've clearly gone backwards in the past decade, and it bloody hurts. I sit opposite a scummer at work. But oppose him because he has shown bad judgement in manager appts, and in timing his investment - don't suggest he is somehow doing this for financial gain, because that is illogical and there are no facts to back this up.
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Stand Pillars to Pay Tribute to Fans' Favourites
at 13:46:01

Here's are a few more pillocks:
Darren Huckerby
Robert Fleck
Robbie Savage (still havent forgiven him for getting Sereni sent off....)
David Nugent
Ian Crook
Most of Sheff Utd circa 1997
Neil Warnock
Steve Evans
Grant Holt
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Stand Pillars to Pay Tribute to Fans' Favourites
at 13:42:03

Could we have another 12 pillars (pillocks) for players we hate?!
Darren Huckerby springs to mind...
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Stand Pillars to Pay Tribute to Fans' Favourites
at 13:40:58

Criteria:
Longevity of service (rules out Reuser, Stewart for me, arguably even Muhren and Thijssen)
Distance of time (you can't have someone still playing, or who was playing in the last 5 years otherwise you lack objectivity)
Left in a respectful way to the club (rules out some that left for financial reasons - I bloody loved Bobby Petta for 18 months!)
Extra points for one of our own/still in touch with the club
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