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What a season
at 20:07 9 May 2021

Feels like every emotion has been encountered this year.

From 100 points 100 goals, HMS p1s5 the league at the beggining to paul Lamberts shambolic presses, Paul cooks inability to raise a performance, the takeover, Ed sheeran coming on board, the excitement of the januarary loans, the dissapointment of what the majority of those loans turned out to be, and every little thing in between.

Were not done yet, in the coming weeks the squad will be disassembled and thrown on the pile, that same pile where we wi assemble the next batch of hopefuls from.

The youth team have a unique opportunity to shine a light on the club as well.

There's a lot to be positive about, we're in a unique situation, but as has been proven success next year isnt a given, a bumpy ride may be ahead of us. It just feels good to be able to forget a good portion of what's gone before but take some of that good stuff forward and hopefully give the foundations for success.

So here's me raising a virtual glass to all on here, another one done, thanks for the company, and the laughs... Let's get at em
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Controversial transfer opinion
at 15:11 30 Apr 2021

Can we please stop wishing, asking and chasing players that we have had here before. I want fresh faces not those that have been in this underperforming institution in the last god knows how many years.

And before any smart comments crop up about 'so you wouldn't accept mings back' let's be realistic, I'm talking garbutt, Rhodes whatever. Let's make it fresh
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King's Of Anglia
at 18:26 22 Apr 2021

Take a bow, that is an incredible sh#thouse against talking town who absolutely slate your journalists on a frequent basis.

Feel sorry for those that went and paid for a talking town membership to ask a question. Pay walling question asking on the show that's by the fans, for the fans is beyond hilarious.
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Players released
at 15:04 21 Apr 2021

Hearing rumours that the next stage of the clear out is awaiting announcement.

Jack lankaster among those names that I've been given as well as a large portion of under 23s

With all of the noise about improving academy when the takeover happened this seems surprising, I wonder if that u23 contingent includes more players that are in or around the first team than anything else.

I know we're seriously lacking quality but I hope in this clear out we don't make some hasty regrettable decisions on some of the younger talent we may have.

These are horrible horrible times as a town fan, where those you pinned your hopes on are falling so far short
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A whole squad in the summer
at 21:43 13 Apr 2021

Can it be done, can we literally start from absolute scratch and flush this dirty water out of our club once and for all.
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ITFC twitter is carnage
at 15:41 12 Apr 2021

Let's be Frank it has never been a fun place to be but today is just hilarious.

700 million dollars in cash in a pension fund, this probably isn't massively unusual but immediately we need a discussion about how all of the dollars will be spent here. News flash, the investment will be a tiny portion of that.

People claiming they broke the takeover live on air and have further exclusive info... Despite the takeover being broken with a copy of a what's app message

People claiming that cooks language used in the presser is a definate source to be concerned about

Yesterday I read someone speculating about lambert coming back.

Twitter is creating its own narrative and divide amongst fans, it's utterly chock full of ridiculous debate.
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First non official outlet to interview the new owners
at 10:38 8 Apr 2021

With a huge abundance of people now producing their own content and the new owners being approachable, something that's been missing for 13 years what are peoples bets for the first outlet to be able to capture an interview with someone from the new ownership team.

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Loading your Playford road pics instead of your stadium pics
at 20:21 7 Apr 2021

What kind of a pillock would do that
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Inside the ground
at 19:23 7 Apr 2021

Just posted this on another thread. However thought I would share this from a short while back. There's a lot of work needed to get the ground ready for fans. Sorry can't embed this. The link will have to do, I've quickly uploaded it.

https://ibb.co/ZX4cVHS
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Prediction for the weekend
at 12:56 7 Apr 2021

We missed the new manager bounce, will this be the start of a new owner bounce.

Despite uncertainty, and the fact that this is quite clever from a marketing perspective with season tickets officially announced within a week or so as reported by many on here, I finally feel like we have a chance to start afresh and go again.

2-1 win for me. MK dons will be a challenge though, possession based football could be a difficult thing for our fragile bunch to come against
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THE TAKEOVER IS DONE
at 20:38 3 Apr 2021

Happy Easter one and all.

Hold on to your hats and refresh every 5 minutes throughout Wednesday and Thursday, the deals been done and completion confirmed.

As Paul Cook hinted we are in for a very exciting summer. Its dragged on but now we can focus onwards and upwards.

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Burning of the Paul lambert poster
at 13:06 21 Mar 2021

Apparently mind have branded it as a creative way to raise money.

I don't think I believe that for one moment, good to hear the talking town folk strapping there suicide vests on again and calling those that raised this concern lemons and sour.

The arrogance beggars belief
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Great non league piece
at 12:34 1 Dec 2020

Got recommended a show to watch last night featuring local Ipswich wanderers footballer Matt Blake who some of you will be aware of. The interview was pretty outrageous. Funny, emotional and hard hitting showing how deeply money affects the game and the players within it. The interview starts at 48 minutes. Think its also on a podcast as well.

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Talking town podcast
at 10:44 29 Aug 2020

During lockdown I've kept my ears on the various podcasts very impartially. But as time goes on there's one town one mentioned above that's really grating on me.

The ideas are great. Half time ticket is a brilliant idea, live show as well is really interesting though its not a podcast format as opposed to live video broadcast.

The host used to do shows with a couple of other lads which didn't seem to gain traction but quality wise were better.

The point of this thread, why the heck are they constantly starting beef and conflict in twitter with other pod groups. Pushing themselves as the number 1 town podcast, the global podcast. It's all nonsense and is putting me off being bothered with good content.

I don't want to single anyone out but the guy running the show seems to be the least involved in all the stupidity, while matt Phillips turns it into a circus.

Really annoying for a show with good ideas
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Contracting
at 23:53 24 Sep 2018

Anyone on here do it.

Got an interview lined up. I'm currently full time employed with a very good benefit package, but money on the 18 month contract is a 75% increase.

Just interested in some risk vs reward experience from people. See. S like a huge leap. No holiday pay etc
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Complete squad rebuild each year?
at 00:09 6 Aug 2018

It's looking more likely that by the end of this window we may see 8-10 new faces in the dressing room. That number could be reduced significantly if medicals fail or deals fall through.

On the flip side were not retaining fresher faces either. Compare this to 5 seasons ago where everyone was leaving at the end of contracts on a free. We can maybe get some simple insight into direction that hurst has been given from this. I never expected waggy, garner, and Webster as well as knudsen all to go in one window but the talk is there that it may well happen.

And while I was initially sceptical about this approach, taking time to look back shows that our best signings based on profit and performance may have all come from lower leagues over time or the peripherys of teams where they are not deemed to be at the right level. In my mind that's as good as a lower league signing.

Going forward I wouldn't mind betting that Marcus Evans has said that the money will always be there to spend but hurst and doig have got to create there own wealth. A small injection each season to kick start this process with the rest of the business done on quick profits. In football you have to strike while the irons hot. We got offered 7m for mcgoldrick, he never added that amount of value to the team after the date of that bid and we lost him on a free. He's still a good player, sheff u will be delighted. One poor season from waghorn could turn 5m into 1m quite easily on an expiring contract.

For me if the club is able to keep a good balance sheet and head in the right direction I will couldn't care less about the names of who comes in or out. What I care about is what the backroom staff can get out of them. Case in point omar bogle. For all intents and purposes he's poor, but if he fits the system, and we can do something let's give hurst ET Al the chance to make it so. Waghorn wasn't setting the world on fire before he came here last year now we're looking at a mark up of 20x his purchase price. Football is a business, and while losing strong regulars from Mccarthys regime can look strange, we struggled last year, so clearing out, taking a profit and building the team the manager wants year on year makes perfect business sense to me.

The flip side of all of this is if we get relegated we have taken a low risk approach, with lower wage assets that have the quality and experience in the league we would fall into. Again business wise it makes sense and is quite a shrewd safety net as opposed to just signing a couple of huge names that want 20k a week to play.

I expect the rebuilds to be big and often, but when we can finally brush away the pain of losing Murphy in the way we did and trust judgement in recruitment I think the mix of rebuild and youth really could keep us prepared for whatever league finish we have this season.
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Watching the game with friends today
at 10:38 22 Oct 2017

All three of them are Norwich fans. Never have I wanted to beat them so much. Think we can do it but I'm expecting quite an ill tempered game.
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X factor
at 12:01 15 Oct 2017

Not a post for the haters. Is anyone else watching this year. I have picked it up since boot camp as I don't like watching the tosh in room auditions. There are some seriously talented people doing original material. Unfortunately the show will be won by a media puppet that looks good through the make up department. Feels like Simon will have rich pickings for other artists to bring him success that won't neccesarily win the show.

In terms of my hate for the show. Louis and sharon now feel so irrelevant to current pop music culture. They need replacing with 2 people with the same presence as Nicole. Although she can be annoying she feels relevant.
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North Korea stating us have declared war
at 10:02 26 Sep 2017

What are peoples views on this. Trumps tweets are certainly slack jawed. He doesn't act in the professional manner you would expect. The fact that nk are alluding to the fact war has been declared on Twitter of all platform shows how dangerous trumps words can be. It's scary when social media becomes a threat to world peace. I check the BBC news site almost hourly now waiting for something major to happen.

While it looks like the UK are not getting involved I find the prospect of 2 countries with the largest military forces in the world provoking each other horrific. Something needs to be done to settle it all down because neither have any respect for one another which is how a catastrophe could happen in my eyes.
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Gareth southgate
at 20:10 4 Sep 2017

If we were to lose tonight do you think media would crank some pressure onto him. It feels like there is quite a bit of hostility towards him. This may be a biased opinion however as I do not believe he is the right man to take the team forward into the next World Cup and I would certainly hope he is gone by the euros as another golden generation will enter its prime.

We have a lot of players developing at the moment, but with that I don't know if Southgate knows who the best team are, or to a lesser extent how to get the most out of them.

England's failure to sweep opposition aside annoys me essentially
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