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|A pretty chastening afternoon really|
at 22:38 15 Jan 2022
Bolton dictated that game from about the 20 minute mark onwards. Both sides played pretty similar styles but Evatt has had 18 months to get his Bolton side working and McKenna’s had a month. The difference today was the intensity of Bolton’s play. Apart from that flurry of corners midway through the second half, we never looked like wresting control of the match from them. No-one played particularly badly, but only Woolfenden and Walton played to their A-game. Everyone else ranged from OK to anonymous. Even the fans were subdued, as though we were taken aback that Bolton’s ultras were next to us and unable to try and lift the team as a result.
The goal was coming, but like many I was looking to see how McKenna’s Ipswich would respond to adversity. What a shame Edmundson, who otherwise played well, had an immediate brain fart which effectively settled the match.
McKenna can be as experimental as he likes over these next 20 matches, because we won’t be making the top 6 (again). The moment there’s any sense of optimism or expectancy, this squad goes to pieces at the earliest possible opportunity.
|Yesterday was my first live game in 2 and a half years|
at 13:11 9 Jan 2022
Like most of you, I give thanks that, having marked it off the list, I need never go to Priestfield again. But what a cracking performance it was. The most pleasing feature was to see the intensity and drive that the players maintained for the whole game. If they can keep that up and ally it to their natural skill and the demands that McKenna is making of them, then the future looks very bright indeed.
I'll be at Bolton next week too and looking forward to seeing how the next chapter unfolds.
|Do you know what I'm most pleased about?|
at 11:16 30 Dec 2021
For the first time in a very long time, a "big" occasion for Ipswich Town ended in a win. No hard luck stories, no "next times", no "despite the result, I saw lots to be encouraged about", no anti-climax. Just, for last night at least, a happy ending.
|So what do we expect today, folks?|
at 10:24 11 Dec 2021
Will the team still be on a sulk? Will a few days on the training field with McGreal tighten things up?
Best of luck to everyone who goes today.
|Although he still has a 5% stake in us, Cook’s sacking finally draws a line |
at 21:55 4 Dec 2021
under Marcus Evans’s decision making. It says everything that out of 7 managers which he worked alongside, the second best performer in terms of league placing was the one he inherited. Keane, Jewell, Hurst, Lambert and Cook all sit comfortably as our worst 5 performing managers relative to level of football they led us at. I look at those names and all I can think of is that the common thread of their tenures was that it just kept getting worse. The occasional good day, but on the whole the mood mainly went from grey to black.
Even the one manager he did pick that did a decent job of work was left to blunder on unsupported after reaching the peak of the Evans years and that was all frittered away in a poisonous atmosphere which should never have been allowed to develop, but which did due to a lack of leadership from the top of the club.
Well, thank goodness that’s all done. It’s Ashton’s show now and my God, we need to pick someone that can start with competence and hopefully build from there. Nearly all of Evans picks seemed to start with crises which eventually overwhelmed them and left a fanbase of apathetic cynics. So often it wasn’t a case of Town fans demanding instant success, they just wanted to stop being subjected to instant and then prolonged failure.
|Positives from today’s result|
at 17:19 4 Dec 2021
a) We’re still in the draw.
b) Brenner Woolley might get a chance to squeeze in a family visit around the replay.
|That Quest journalist that Cook was rude to on Tuesday will be smiling today|
at 11:50 3 Oct 2021
and rightly so. Cook set himself up for yesterday the moment he chose to react like a belligerent idiot to the facts about how poor he’s been. And inevitably it came back to bite him.
Morsy’s cimmemts seem to indicate that we’ve replaced one squad of gutless losers with another lot, except this bunch won’t see the top half of League One like the last lot.
|Goodnight everyone and remember|
at 01:32 3 Oct 2021
Cook was an Evans choice so it is little wonder that he has been a disaster so far. Gamechanger said all the right things over the summer but Cook has let them down badly too, so hopefully, they’ll get to make their own choice of manager in the next few weeks to see whether the season can be salvaged.
at 16:59 28 Aug 2021
He's been a bloody albatross since arriving here and has f'ked things up massively.
This is his mess and he is incapable of fixing it. And this bunch of mercenaries who've shown up to continue the tradition of delivering f...k all in terms of winning things can get in the sea as well.
|20th place but trust the process...|
at 16:58 21 Aug 2021
...any sarcasm is purely intentional.
Another busted flush in the management chair and a wholesale group of players who lack the courage or skill to win games.
Cook is not going to turn this around.
|It feels like rock bottom has been reached|
at 21:49 17 Aug 2021
Anything else will be a bonus from here.
43 games left and plenty to play for, but for now back in our usual position - anaethitised and dulled by failure and embarrassment. And looking at games thinking, "Well we could win that one....Hopefully."
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