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Gibbs Set For Norwich Subject to Compensation Agreement
at 17:50:56

Sorry for any offence bluesteel. I admit I should know better but I don’t really see a comparison with BLM, as defined by our national side, a cause I’m very much in favour of.
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Gibbs Set For Norwich Subject to Compensation Agreement
at 17:34:21

Sorry season 22/23!
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Gibbs Set For Norwich Subject to Compensation Agreement
at 17:31:34

In spite of being 64, I’m not very grown up in matters involving the Scum and so I only have negative thoughts for Mr Gibbs’s future footballing career. It would be good to verbalise those thoughts when Norwich attack the SBR end in season 21-22.
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Town Confirm Pigott Signing
at 18:30:57

No-one with any knowledge of League 1 can possibly think this isn't a very good signing. His stats speak for themselves, as does the nature of the teams whom we beat to sign him.
Must be a big coup by Mark Ashton and the new regime. Well done!
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Dozzell's QPR Move Confirmed
at 17:35:41

I am not at all bitter and wish Andre all the best. From a sentimental point of view it is sad to see an Ipswich lad leave the club, especially when his Dad was deservedly very popular.
Andre is a decent passer of the ball - sometimes more than decent.
But I'm not upset at a £1m fee. He is slow, fouls far too often when he tackles - probably because he is slow - and is not good in the air. He scores very few goals. He has had "potential" for far too long without looking anything like the finished article.
So hopefully the move will suit all parties but I do wonder if he can stand the pace of the Championship.
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Edwards Signs for Wigan
at 19:32:09

Sometimes very good but often uninterested and sometimes just poor. Had decent pace and skill but no football brain IMO. Sadly I think he always has and always will be playing for Gwion Edwards rather than any side on whose teamsheet he appears. Won't lose sleep at his departure.
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Edwards Signs for Wigan
at 19:31:47

Sometimes very good but often uninterested and sometimes just poor. Had decent pace and skill but no football brain IMO. Sadly I think he always has and always will be playing for Gwion Edwards rather than any side on whose teamsheet he appears. Won't lose sleep at his departure.
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PA Man Chandler Hangs Up Mic
at 20:36:38

Very professional and better than equivalents on other grounds I've visited.

Not politically correct - a joy these days - and not scared to put down our Norfolk friends in an amusing way. The latter was pretty brave as he worked on Norfolk Radio.

Will be greatly missed and I hope that there really are better times ahead for him to watch - and for the rest of us.
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Keeper Kits Unveiled
at 16:42:46

Paul Cooper often wore red. That would do.
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Keeper Kits Unveiled
at 16:42:44

Paul Cooper often wore red. That would do.
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Keeper Kits Unveiled
at 16:40:25

Sorry, but hate yellow
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Town Confirm Burns Signing
at 18:14:21

Good!
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Former Winger Brogan Dies
at 14:03:12

Was in the team for my first ever match at PR in 65/66. Scored a lot of goals for a winger and far from all from the spot. Happy memories. RIP.
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U18s Reach Youth Cup Semi-Finals After Rip-Roaring Victory Over 10-Man Blades
at 20:42:19

So refreshing to watch. A better game than any first team match for years. Thoroughly deserved win by a side from Category 2 youth set up against a Prem team’s youths (well at least at the moment). Passes were made behind defenders and we had players running onto them positively. An uplifting evening which will hopefully be a sign of things to come, when the next three league games are out of the way.
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Ex-Blue Hyam Announces Retirement
at 10:29:24

Very sad to learn of his early retirement. Never quite became the player we always wanted him to be but its clear from what he says here that he is still "One of our own".

All the best to him.
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Town Takeover Close
at 17:36:17

Difficult to see how people can see this as a bad development. In the current state of affairs, Marcus Evans can not keep increasing his debt with no chance of getting it back. And without him increasing his debt by further significant investment, there will be no real success on the field

So something must change.

Given that, a pension fund investment seems much better than potentially dodgy money or money from a wealthy individual which might withdraw on a whim.

As has been said above US and indeed Canadian Pension Funds often make significant investments in UK companies and of course they want a profit. Unless money is being laundered no investors in their right mind would not want a return on their investment. And what is wrong with that? If the prospective owners sell after making a profit, something will have gone right on the field, which is what we all want.

In our "beggars can't be choosers", I can't see a better solution than the one that appears to be on the table. I just hope that "appears" becomes reality and we can look forward with hope for the first time in a long while
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Peterborough United 2-1 Ipswich Town - Match Report
at 21:33:07

Out of loyalty to the club, not the manager, I’ve never posted a negative before in almost 60 years of support. But tonite was just unbearable. Others have already made the obvious point that Matheson and Kenlock should’ve played. And that was blindingly obvious. How can a manager justify his salary by making that decision which is obvious to so many fans? It’s staggering.

We didn’t look fit, were slow to the ball and lacking in ideas and of course the equaliser came from a cross from the left with our right back way out of position. Exactly how their winner came at PR.
Butler must have licked his lips when he saw our team sheet.

And it’s the fact that so many of our faults are blindingly obvious to all of us fans that makes the situation so hopeless until/unless we get another manager who has a clue and some enthusiasm for the club and seemingly life itself! Lambert should be embarrassed every payday.

Thank God we won the cricket - otherwise I’d be on to the Samaritans.
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Chambers: Maybe We've Been Naïve at Times
at 12:41:40

He cares and he gets the fans’ perspective. So many footballers don’t. He also puts up younger players at his house so all in all he’s a top man and great clubman. Hope he reads some of this positive feedback!
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Cycle of Hurt
at 15:27:38

I am in 100% agreement with this article. I think it is spot on. The downward spiral is so difficult to stop if Marcus Evans is unwilling to take a huge write off of his debt - far more than Barclays did when he took over. There is no indication at all that he is prepared to do that. It is very depressing, although his alternatives themselves are not attractive.
In my opinion the financial decline started with the signing of Sereni and George. They upset the team spirit, leading to relegation, leading to administration, leading to sale to Evans, leading to Keane/Magilton/Jewell wasting Evans's initial investment (who remembers waving £20 notes at Scummers in the away game that season, singing "we've got more cash than you"? Horribly ironic now.). Since then its been trying to manage on a shoestring, which McCarthy did until his persona destroyed his relationship with the fans.
On last night's evidence Lambert has completely lost the plot - its just taken him longer than Hurst! The players do not seem motivated by him. That, coupled with what seems to be a McCarthyesque stubborness to change tactics or selections, when existing ones are patently not working, ought to result in him leaving the club.
We've tried all types of manager in the last decade and with Dyer and Butcher on the payroll already, they'd be cheap and would surely do no worse. At least they genuinely care.
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Town Third Following Saturday Fixtures
at 20:50:21

Lovely to see Parkinson whinging about the soft penalty which beat Sunderland.
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