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Were we ever this bad under Lambert?
at 20:29 20 Apr 2021

We got well-beaten by Doncaster, Hull, Portsmouth etc this season, but we're going on a run against the worst teams in the division, and struggling to create any kind of chance (bit better re chances tonight).

Baffling selections, players don't look motivated, manager repeatedly just blaming the players. Doesn't look great to me.
Sign Mills and Kioso!
at 19:36 20 Apr 2021

Cracking combo
Great to be giving McGuiness a bit more game time
at 19:25 20 Apr 2021

Ahead of his World Super League Career with the Arsenal.
Observations on Bristol City Transfer policy
at 09:22 14 Apr 2021

Looking at the Bristol City squad, there are quite a few low ambition signings in recent years that don't really point to the man Ashton being such a whizz in the transfer market.

In the last few years they've brought in Henri Lansbury, Chris Martin, Tommy Rowe, Danny Simpson, Nakhi Wells, Adrian Mariappa, Marley Watkins who are all 30 or over now and are at a stage of their career where low-midtable Championship is about their level, or lower.

Andreas Weimann is presumably on a big wage and was signed for a big fee that they aren't going to get anywhere near to recouping, and he hasn't pulled up any trees.
Can't really see any exciting signings other than a 19 year old Frenchman from Monaco, and a couple of young players picked up from Chelsea.

Not intended to be negative, and I do still think we need a fair bit of leadership and know-how alongside our youngsters (who I still think are pretty talented at this level). Someone like Lansbury might be a good shout for us, assuming he's done in the Championship.
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Crikey - why didn't Drinan shoot?
at 16:21 10 Apr 2021

2 minute silence??
at 15:00 10 Apr 2021

Did I hear that right?

Edit: Yes I did - I wonder what the players will think about in the second minute that they didn't have time to think about in the first?
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I think it might be
at 13:47 10 Apr 2021



----Norwood (Drinan 45)--- Hawkins

Edit: Thought I was replying to the other thread about the line-up. To be honest this doesn't deserve to have it's own thread.
[Post edited 10 Apr 13:48]
The question is
at 13:30 7 Apr 2021

Will it be a 'promotion at all costs' strategy, where we try and just sign the best players that'll be willing to come to ITFC, and basically it's sh*t or bust a la the start of the Evans era, or will it be a cannier approach where we have a sophisticated recruitment strategy, only sign players 23 and under, do more scouting from the European Leagues etc., and accept that it won't give us immediate returns.
After all this excitement
at 13:26 7 Apr 2021

We're definitely going to lose 0-1 on Saturday with Charlie Brown getting the winner.
Fantasy county championship cricket
at 12:48 6 Apr 2021

Two days till the county cricket season starts and there's an excellent fantasy county cricket game at the link below, if lots of people are keen could be possible to have a TWTD League:

Bit more lively than usual!
at 15:25 2 Apr 2021

we usually battle to a 0-0 at home to bottom four teams, don't we?
Surely Dobra has done more in the last ten minutes
at 16:41 27 Mar 2021

Than any of our other attackers?

Doesn't look good for Dobra
at 16:34 27 Mar 2021

dislocated shoulder?

Edit: he's up!
[Post edited 27 Mar 16:35]
Norwood screaming at KVY after one of our best bits of play of the half
at 15:49 27 Mar 2021

on his first start for 17 months. Blimey.
17 National League clubs fined by the FA
at 09:19 27 Mar 2021

For failing to fulfil fixtures because they don't have any money to put on games due to losing all income sue to the pandemic.


And then also, the FA is investing 180m in grassroots football - 'the 'Survive, Revive, Thrive' strategy aims to help the game recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.'

3 teams in League 1 with less goals than ITFC this season
at 19:19 26 Mar 2021

And we're worried that playing 2 strikers might change the 'ethos of the team'.

The 'ethos of the team' at the moment is that we're relying on Parrott, Judge and Edwards to open teams up, with Dozzell and Bishop as the defensive shield...
Andre Dozzell has got to take a decent penalty hasn't he?
at 20:09 2 Mar 2021

Two steps, look one way, slide it into the other corner.
Great play by Dozzell
at 19:26 23 Feb 2021

Pretty awful by Parrott. Bennetts also looks rubbish to me. But on the bright side, the Ipswich players are all playing really well.

Another bit of poor play from Bennetts.

We'd be much stronger with Jackson and Edwards in instead of the loan players.
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My guess for today is this:
at 12:21 20 Feb 2021


Mathieson - Chambers - Wilson - Kenlock

Judge - Ward - Harrop

Bennetts - Norwood - Dobra

The forum looks very messy at the moment
at 20:31 18 Feb 2021

URLs posted straight into thread titles, meaningless acronyms, too many emojis, distinct lack of Corbyn / Vegan / BLM / Covid threads, and can't see any mentions of Mich D'Avray or Mark Fish anywhere.

Not to mention all the 'What if we just popped Sir Alf's statue into the dugout' type ideas.
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