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Hawkins: Brilliant Start From All the Boys
at 09:46:20

Edwards is simply being played in the position we bought him for! Amazing what that does to a players form (!) - similarly amazing how keeping a winning side together breeds consistency....almost like what 90% have been saying for the last year...
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Boro and Luton Linked With Edwards
at 13:41:21

Actually one of our better performers over the past two years, despite constantly being played out of position. Don't forget that 18 months ago he was being touted for the Welsh national squad. Factor in the wage cut and we'd need to get £1m to make it worth selling.
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Former Irish International Ward Training With Town
at 11:45:03

We need a solid left-back. Edwards is decent attacking midfielder wasted out of position, and Kenlock just isn't up to it (average defensively, offers nothing going forward). Yes please!
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Former Irish International Ward Training With Town
at 11:45:02

We need a solid left-back. Edwards is decent attacking midfielder wasted out of position, and Kenlock just isn't up to it (average defensively, offers nothing going forward). Yes please!
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Evans: We Will Accept and Deal With Salary Cap
at 09:18:32

Viljoen67 I share your frustration. I’ve been a Town fan 35 years now, so the happiest day of my life sorry kids!) was Town’s play off victory v Barnsley - but in a funny way that promotion completely f*cked us as a club. One season of success led to a spending spree and relegation, the timing of which utterly destroyed us. Going down a season later would have meant parachute payments, no adminstration, no fire sale of players - we’d have been fine. It’s all about bloody timing. We’ve really missed out on the Premier gravy train and seen a whole host of ‘small clubs’ overtake us as a consequence (20 years ago would have thought that Swansea, Hull, Fulham, Bournemouth, Watford etc would be ‘bigger’ than us). We’ve fallen so far, from such heights, and now it looks like the door is slamming on the only way out. I struggle to think of a club that it’s more depressing to be a fan of as ours....
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O'Neill: We're Reviewing Where We Need to Make Amends for Last Season
at 14:21:50

Just PR bollix. The league table in January WAS lying - those of us regulars knew that, and were saying it - our performances did not warrant that position - but noone else was putting a run together at that point. We were poor from October onwards, let alone November. And as for blaming injuries, the squad we had without KVY and Norwood (who was erratic anyway) was the envy of the division. And Lambert was the one who started chopping and changing the starting 11 anyway, before injuries even occured. That was the main error - f*cking around with the defence which, until he dropped Holy for no reason at all, was looking solid. You look at every successful team - they have a solid back 4/5, which you only change if you HAVE to. The defence is about skill, hard work, concentration and.....communication. This was Richard Wright's main asset - he was a good shot stopper, reasonable on croses, but he was a GREAT communicator. If you chop and change the defence every week they lose that telepathy. Nah, Lambert has to take the flak for this - we had a great squad, far more resource than any other team, solid backing from the owner (I'm no fan....), and were the architects of our own downfall, changing the line up ad postponing fixtures to just destroy any team understanding and momentum we were building. And frankly the cr@p that this Lee Evans or whatever his name is talks just makes him seem like another PR mouthpiece. Sad days. Hope we learn the lessons next season - get a settled squad, and stick with it... (oh, and play our own players rather than loanees).
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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
at 00:15:40

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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