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Ipswich Town 1-4 Peterborough United - Match Report
at 17:14:55

If there’s any truth in the rumours of Norris’s loan deal (where we have to pay a fee in the region of £100k if he doesn’t play 20 league games, or that we get £100k for playing him in 20 league games), the best bit of January transfer business Evans could’ve done is pay that fee and put Holy back in the team. He’s costing us points regularly now, not just today. He’s been directly at fault for goals against 4 of the top 6 teams and at the end of the season we could be rueing that decision (regardless of whether there’s any loan penalty or not). He’s a decent shot stopper, but no better than Holy in that respect, and his decision making and concentration just isn’t there demonstrating his inexperience. He’ll want to keep playing but Lambert and co should be recognising this and dropping him. Plus, if we are going to play long ball, Holy’s kicking is better than Norris’s.
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Norwood on the Bench as Blues Face Tranmere
at 14:35:07

At least the subs can keep warm making sandcastles.
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Blades Linked With £3m Woolfenden Move
at 12:27:44

I’d hate him to leave. He’s worth far more than £3m to us, but that’s not how the market works. I think that’s a fair offer from Sheff Utd. He’s only really done one season in League Two and half a season in League One in a team that are one of the favourites to go up. It’s a huge jump to Premiership from League One especially for a defender. They wouldn’t play him for a year or so anyway I suspect. Probably keep him here on loan until the end of the season, then loan him to a championship club (hopefully us again) the following season and depending on how he does, look to integrate him into their team then. £3m is quite a big gamble for a team like Sheff Utd.
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Exeter City 2-1 Ipswich Town - Match Report
at 17:10:46

The players alone are more than good enough to be beating a league two reserve team, the problem is that there isn’t an adequate coaching team in place in order to get the best out of them tactically, physically or mentally. The majority of these players have proved that they can compete at championship level (last season aside) and yet they look devoid of any attacking creativity. Since the appointment of Hurst and now Lambert these players have all gone backwards and had it not been for a couple of youngsters, I suspect we’d be mid-table at best and certainly not offering Lambert a 5 year contract.
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Lambert: Owner Evans Paid Me the Biggest Compliment
at 16:20:12

BeattiesBackPocket - I don’t think we’ve had the right scouts or the right coaches for a number of years to either bring in creative talent or bring on our own creative talent in terms of midfield. We’ve always resorted to resolute but bland tough tackling central midfield options and wingers who have to continually track back to protect ineffective full backs. Progressive football is about taking risks - we haven’t done that for years. The two most influential players in Chambers and Skuse (in terms of playing style) must be draining for the rest of the team. One hoofs it long and one plays it safe and sideways.
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Lambert: Owner Evans Paid Me the Biggest Compliment
at 12:42:23

Any customer relations manager or marketing manager without any knowledge of football could’ve and should’ve done this years ago. It shouldn’t fall on the manager to rebuild the fan base, he should be spending more time with the team on tactics, formation and discipline. Embarrassingly, a customer relations manager or marketing manager without any knowledge of football could have done no worse in the last ten games than we have.
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Chambers Returns as Blues Make Four Changes at Pompey
at 14:29:31

Strong bench, stronger than the 11 playing ahead of them, but I’d wish we’d stick with a consistent team from week to week including picking and sticking by a keeper.
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Chambers Returns as Blues Make Four Changes at Pompey
at 14:48:16

Stick with one keeper
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Norris Handed Blues League Debut as Lambert Makes Five Changes at Southend
at 14:36:38

Attacking overlapping full backs - I think we’ll have more success with this system. Would’ve preferred only one of Skuse / Downes, partnered with Huws / Nolan.

And slightly Harsh on Holy, Norris seems no better than him based on his cup appearances.
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Norris Ready to Save - and Score - Penalties
at 00:32:08

“I understand why the gaffer has gone for Tomas in the first two league games. I came in late and he hadn’t seen much of me, so I get it.”

Not sure if this is cocky, dismissive of Holy, or whether his loan deal guarantees a certain number of starts and he’s expecting to go straight into the team now.
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Debutant Norwood Partnered By Jackson as Blues Start League One Season at Burton
at 14:54:57

Dozzell transfer?
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Lambert Expresses Transfer Frustrations: It's the Way the Club's Run
at 11:48:22

Get he’s massively frustrated but he knew and knows how the finances worked when he took the role and how it is now we’re in league one. If we have to sell Dozzell for example for a few million to raise money for an aged right back and centre half, I’d rather stick with what we’ve got now to start the season. We just need a month or two to get our short term injured back.
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Sears Signs New Deal
at 12:38:55

I assume by this the long term plan is Norwood Jackson Sears as a front three with pace on the sides.
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Bart's Millwall Loan Move Confirmed
at 15:52:11

I wonder how much of his wages Millwall are covering?
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Lambert: Three Wanted and Targets Identified But Things Not Moving Quickly Enough
at 16:49:16

I think it’s delayed as they were planning on moving Bart on and now have less wages available. At least we got Norwood in, best business we’ve done in a while. Anything else this window is a bonus really.
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U23s Win at Lowestoft
at 22:56:22

Why has Wright not played any minutes this pre season? Is he injured or about to be loaned out?
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Pompey Linked With Renewed Harrison Interest
at 21:17:18

I’d prefer to keep Harrison. Regardless of this season when any striker in the world would’ve struggled to get goals in our team, he’s at least proven he can score goals at League 1 level, hence the interest. I’d give him a chance and sell him on in Jan if no improvement then. The same with Jackson and Rowe. All maybe not good enough yet for championship but certainly afford them a decent run of games in League 1 before flogging them.
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Lap of Appreciation After Swansea Match
at 16:03:16

If we hadn’t just given Leeds another 2,000 seats, then surely this lap of appreciation would’ve taken place at the final game.
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Lambert Keen on Keane But Plays Down Norwood Link
at 16:10:27

I’d like Norwood, but there’s no way you could justify having Keane, Jackson, Harrison, Sears and Norwood on a league one budget. I expect to see Jackson and/or Harrison sold or loaned out next window although personally I think those two would be ideal together as a front 2 in league one.
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Town Without Chambers and Collins for Owls Clash
at 14:36:52

Better midfield but I’d love to see us with two up top.
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