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at 17:58 20 Jul 2019
Better not to draw undue attention to oneself when slinking away from a Big Six venue having conceded too many for the average highlight montage time-allowance
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|First game with squad as it stands?|
at 11:45 19 Jul 2019
Think this is the closest, bearing in mind that many have named players who are unfit, or at least, yet to be proven fit. For the first game I think that we may well yet see an incomer next to Woolf.
|New 3 year deal for Kenlock.|
at 19:51 17 Jul 2019
The length of that deal suggests a competition for him that seems hard to imagine.
|James Wilson of Lincoln City|
at 18:15 17 Jul 2019
Josh Yorwerth, Kelly Youga? We've scraped deeper defensive barrels.
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|James Wilson of Lincoln City|
at 17:40 17 Jul 2019
But he has played 174 games either in the Championship or League One, so as cheap temporary cover, what's the problem? Apart from the fact that we don't like being the team that needs cheap, temporary cover, of course.
|You've just woke up and its the year 2029|
at 16:42 16 Jul 2019
Town abandon their now-familiar green and brown strip and have dredged up some retro blue-and-white job, available from all towns with good retailers starting at £399 for the Juniors. As Ipswich has no such retailers, diehards are forced to travel to Norwich to buy the kit via the new, super-fast Ipswich-Norwich in 99 minutes line.
Norwich have now acquired an entire fleet of open-top buses while continuing to decorate them with a hoarding that invites fans everywhere to remember Inter Milan.
Meanwhile Inter Milan themselves have now amalgamated with A.C. and groundshare with Real Madrid on a newly discovered planet aptly named Galacticos. Ronaldo, having kissed the inter-planetary shirt comes back to haunt them with a double hat-trick in a promo match-up on Mars.
The Ipswich Legends bar comes under fire as fans divide on whether or not to inaugurate Dean Gerken as our last standout keeper.
Rod Stewart plays Portman Road to a small crowd who demand to be allowed to sit down in the famous standing-only fanzone.
Marcus Evans unveils a new five-point super-plan which involves: a) getting a bit better b) building on that c) going on from there d) consolidating our improvement
e) putting together a squad of the last players to have graduated from our academy when it closed twenty years previously..
Our young guns of 2019, when allowed to wander down memory lane, realise it’s so overgrown that they can’t actually find it, though a Star rumour has it that Apple might be relocating here.
|The fact we are still playing Jordan Roberts|
at 10:31 15 Jul 2019
That putting himself about when played centrally is possibly a style he adopts because he lacks real understanding of the position. Should be given a bit of a try-out in his natural spot on the wing, perhaps.
at 19:57 13 Jul 2019
Does that mean no method in his madness, then?
|Andre Dozzell only has a year left on his contract...|
at 12:00 11 Jul 2019
I'm not sure either, but I have seen that he and Judge tend to get in each other's way. And on a couple of occasions, Dozzell, almost apologetically, stepping aside to let Judge through.
I know it's heresy on here, but also, Judge doesn't always get his head up and continues burrowing forward, or across, when a one-two with Dozzell might open up the play more.
|Which single '81 UEFA Cup winner would you pick to put in this seasons team?|
at 20:26 10 Jul 2019
I think that Wark, outstanding as he was, was enabled by the greatness of the side, but was not necessarily its engine. Also, in polls, there is often an element that the most recent gets the nod, and Wark, in then re-incarnations yet to be, was seen by a far number of people represented on here who will have voted, but not necessarily outlined their reasons.
I'd have to say Butcher for the gargantuan "thou-shalt-not-pass" he personified as against our current "let's-pass-to-them-and help-them-out" sort of defending.
|Right, have I got it wrong?|
at 20:07 8 Jul 2019
Like fans at any sizeable club there are layers of fans' concerns. When Mick went, most, though not all, had had enough of pragmatism washed down by doctor-knows-best offensives.
The instant change of style, with some neat interplay lifted the mood, but ultimately served only to emphasise how useless we had become because clearly nothing was going to work.
Meanwhile the club/fan interaction barometer had gone from vicious storms to calm, even though, on the field, it was more like becalmed.
We knew that £9 million needed to be saved, but what with 15 or so going, including loans, it was thought by many that the decks were now cleared and that to the 4-5 very promising youths could be added one or two cleverly chosen older hands.
But currently, with £2m guaranteed in sell-ons, and more than that again likely if Bristol sell Webster, this weekend Lambert chooses to state publicly that it's a project with no money and that, if the fans' expectation is one of a season in which we challenge, then what gives them the right to think so.
So we now know that we kick off with some clever footballers, but fear that we could turn out as spineless (in both senses) as we were in May.
In all this, the invisible owner has emerged slightly more often, but armed with platitude rather than plan. He continues to fund our loss, but is unwilling or unable to finance anything that could be called a challenge. The clouds return to the forum as these realities kick back in.
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