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Rotherham Boss Wouldn't Be Surprised If Ward Rejoined Town
at 20:03:52

Mick liked him because he ran around a lot thus bulking up the midfield. But having wingers that haven't the speed or guile to beat their man, or, as in Edward's case, rarely deliver a telling cross after having done that is a gloomy piece in the jigsaw of our long demise. Real wingers are hard to come by, and Wardy is not one of them. I think that his adaptability will give him a decent career somewhere, but, by the same token, not a great one.
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Lambert: Break Came at the Right Time
at 12:21:38

I thought that the reason we have a large squad was exactlly to cope with such things?
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History Boys and Renaissance Men
at 17:01:58

Those of us already adult by that time knew that it couldn't last, but, for more than a decade it often lead us to forget that. The decline was quite swift really. The real shame was that we blew the genuine success that Burley had only just started upon via our combination of large financial misjudgements.
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Heart of Darkness
at 12:02:21

Not sure Conrad's "horror" related to the modern tropes of anti-imperialism etc, other than incidentally. Rather, it was about the morally debilitating effect on the soul of a man cut off from his accustomed civilising constraints. However you repackage it, Conrad called it "Heart of Darkness", not "Heartbeat of Hope".
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A Familiar Foe In Uncharted Waters – Burton Away Preview
at 10:56:48

Good job - whoever you might really be.
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Oldest Town Player Trenter Dies
at 17:32:06

My stepdad, who passed away four years ago knew Ron as a boy and always referred to him as Brassy. Think they lived somewhere in the Bramford Rd area. He talked about Ron as an example of the days when footballers were often "one of us".
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League One Travel Guide
at 20:42:33

This is a great piece of work.
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Where Next?
at 10:08:55

I can think of many words for our owner such as, rich, respectful, slightly disengaged, but comical is not one of them. One could possibly reasonably suggest that Lambert's actual current record is "an elephant in the room" for those who see nothing but success under P.L. (are there really such people?). But considering our general health as a recently unsuccessful club, as compared to many others, there don't seem to be a herd of elephants in the room. That username requires an endlessly negative stance and the background suggestion that you know what's really going on. Smile, and view your glass as if you've still get a good bit left.
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Where Might This Lead?
at 17:51:35

Given a fair and following wind, Lambert probably has enough in his tank to take this current squad back up. But, while O'Neill seems willing and adaptable, and Evans face and voice are better known, none of this adds up to the root-and-branch restructuring that you (and Hurst) call for.

Lambert, while earnest and committed, is the old style of manager, and the club is largely still the old style of club. A large dose of good fortune might well be an entrance into better things which filter down to the way that the club operates. Or not.

When you witness the army of people that the Top Six employ, and the wages they command, you see that we haven't yet got started on the route to a modern structure. Yet, given Town's natural status and reach perhaps these things are but a pipe-dream anyway.
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Where Might This Lead?
at 17:49:16

Given a fair and following wind, Lambert probably has enough in his tank to take this current squad back up. But, while O'Neill seems willing and adaptable, and Evans face and voice are better known, none of this adds up to the root-and-branch restructuring that you (and Hurst) call for.

Lambert, while earnest and committed, is the old style of manager, and the club is largely still the old style of club. A large dose of good fortune might well be an entrance into better things which filter down to the way that the club operates. Or not.

When you witness the army of people that the Top Six employ, and the wages they command, you see that we haven't yet got started on the route to a modern structure. Yet, given Town's natural status and reach
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Too Many Suspects? – A Swede Ramble
at 16:56:31

Nothing to "get" really. Whimsy certainly - no sneering intended, although some lampooning is hard to avoid. Nothing that hasn't been said many times. If the venom were more pervasive, I wouldn't want to own it, but it does invite accusations of not making a point. It's just my way of saying, in the words of Leonard Cohen ".... and wasn't it a long way down".
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Rise and Fall
at 15:51:40

Loved the imaginative yet grounded description of the successes; not so carried along by the reasons to be cheerful - but still, here's to not being "dampened by disappointment".
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It is a Question of Caring and Camps
at 09:21:08

You analyse the camps well, but what it is you actually want? - for Suffolk fans to have a bit more of the Celt in their veins? For a Suffolk wide campaign for answers? You know such things do not happen here.

The history is so marked it can never entirely fade - nor should it. You suggest several times that we have ranted and blamed - don't take TWTD for the world. Watson gets it right often in his proposition that there is a sad acceptance of gradual decline, though correctly, not inside P.R. of a Saturday.

So far you're right that Lambert has made good noises with little to show for it as end product, but he's what we have, and his open positivity and lack of snarl is a cultural improvement on several recent leaders.

Can't see exactly who is shutting down debate beyond the fact that Marcus places himself outside contradiction which his contribution entitles him to do. You want what we all want - but what is this MORE you want that you know will probably not materialise?
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McCarthy Has Sympathy With Town Players Facing Relegation Pay Cut
at 10:18:35

And some completely non-vocal fans too, Hampstead.
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Fans Around the Globe Meeting Up For East Anglian Derby
at 12:15:16

I understand there's a pub near Claydon that the Authorities say we may use, but only 2-3 at any one time.
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Town Confirm Bree Loan Signing
at 19:51:14

Looking at his picture, are we sure that we haven't signed Jordan Spieth by mistake?
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Judge Handed Debut at Blackburn
at 14:48:35

"Strong bench"? In some areas certainly - but tot up the number of career goals sitting on there.
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We Have Never Done Well Against Bottom-Placed Sides - Notes for Rotherham
at 12:42:03

"Primadonna players won't get a look in with Warne in charge" - the idea of Rotherham needing to fend off primadonnas takes a bit of swallowing.
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We'll Win Again Some Sunny Day
at 20:13:10

Not quite a sunny day, as it turned out!
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Ipswich Next. We Have to Win That, It’s an Absolute Must - Notes for Reading
at 11:41:06

Ipswich might "pack the midfield"! Do they allow hospital trolleys on the sidelines there then?
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