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Really need 3 points today
at 10:18 10 Nov 2018

Lambert has done some fantastic work to lift moods and spirits over this last week, but a win today would really help cement that. Oddly, in the position we find ourselves, there is a little less pressure on us in terms of our mindset approaching the next batch of games. We have to be looking for wins to get close. All we can do is try to get those and not worry about anyone else. There can be no looking at rival fixtures and thinking, “Well they are unlikely to win there so a point here for us would be be great.” All we can do is focus on ourselves and winning games in order to transfer pressure on those above us. Hopefully we can do that today and then use the next international break to continue working hard and come back positively, instead of looking like we’ve spent a fortnight being verbally abused and confused by our bosses.
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I wonder if Paul Hurst looked at the score today and thought
at 22:11 27 Oct 2018

“That’s my legacy at work there”.
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Good to see the players taking responsibility
at 16:49 27 Oct 2018

One can only wish Lambert well, but what a shower he has to work with. Just absolutely desperate stuff.
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It’s odd,isn’t it
at 23:52 26 Oct 2018

If Lambert had taken over 149 days ago, the reaction would have been apathetic at best and downright vitriolic at worst. Now though, barely a murmur of protest or disappointment, such is the state that Hurst has left us in.

I think Lambert will at least get us into a more coherent and organised unit. As a coach and motivator, he will really have to earn his corn. Interested to see that his main problem as Stoke manager was too many draws rather than losing too many. As before, I have no idea what’s coming, but I resent Hurst for making such a pig’s ear of it and what it may potentially do to the idea of “progressive” management at this club. Unfortunately, you have to keep the shop ticking over while you tinker with its identity and future. Hurst effectively outed himself as Gerald Ratner when he took his coat off and it cost him his job.
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As Geoff Sentance promised earlier - full match replay available through Swansea
at 00:00 9 Oct 2018

Website. The game starts about half an hour into the video. They’re what international breaks are made for.

https://www.swanseacity.com/media/36593
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10 minutes of highlights from Swans TV
at 15:57 7 Oct 2018



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To paraphrase Bobby Robson, after the UEFA Cup final
at 11:56 7 Oct 2018

“I’m thrilled, I’m thrilled for everybody connected with Ipswich Town Football Club...because we’ve had a tough start to the season and this - well it just settles us down and restores a bit of belief.”

I felt Hurst needed a minimum of 4 points from these 3 games to justify his job. He’s got them though not in the way I anticipated he might have. It’s a shame that the international break has come along now, but we look ahead to the next batch of fixtures knowing that 4 out of the 5 are six pointers and that at least we’re not going into those high pressure games looking for the first win.

I hope fans, players and management enjoyed a nice celebratory glass of something last night.
[Post edited 7 Oct 20:29]
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Professional sabotage from Chambers
at 20:39 2 Oct 2018

I’ve been critical of Hurst, but what can the bloke do when his captain plays passes like that?

Need a quick response in the second half. Edwards for Graham, Dozzell/Edun for one of the DMs and Sears on for Nolan.
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The bottom 8 are getting detached
at 19:53 29 Sep 2018

We are 8 points off 15th, 4 points off 19th, 3 points off 20th, but would need a 5 goal swing if results favoured us and we won on Tuesday (which we won’t because the team will crap themselves if they take the lead).

My God, Hurst’s Ipswich are awful aren’t they?
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I wanted a minimum of 4 points from these next 3 games
at 17:03 29 Sep 2018

Well that’s one point, though I wouldn’t have chosen it in that fashion. Nevertheless, our lack of quality coupled with a clear lack of mental strength means that Hull, Millwall, Reading, Rotherham and co. probably have nothing to fear from us.
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Who’ll be out of the club first then? Hurst or Huws?
at 18:13 27 Sep 2018

If Emyr keeps throwing sickies as we get closer to matchdays, Hurst will eventually tell him where to go. But he only has 3 games to save his job so maybe Emyr’s playing the long game.
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To bed down on a positive note.
at 01:49 23 Sep 2018

We’re two games unbeaten, our longest run so far.

Who said it was all doom and gloom under Hurst.
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We have a gormless manager and a gormless team
at 21:08 22 Sep 2018

Once the referee gave a free-kick rather than a penalty in the red card incident, I felt in my bones that we weren’t going to win. With a man advantage we could either go for Bolton’s jugular or the pressure of expectation to beat 10 men and get that first win on the board was going to inhibit the players - I didn’t expect us to look quite so clueless when it came to trying to do so.

It’s odd because apart from Jon Nolan, who was terrible, nobody really played any less than OK. Defensively we looked fine apart from those moments when Nsiala and Pennington went for the same ball or when Nsiala and Chalobah let a pass go between them without looking. Edwards needs to work on his crossing, which was poor. Ward too wasted the ball in good positions but his movement to break three Bolton tackles and set Jackson away for the red card tackle was wonderful. Skuse was OK, him and Edun tried to push us forward. Graham provided the one decent cross we saw all day while Jackson faded as the game went on.

To have a man advantage for 40 minutes and not work the keeper is an indictment of our side, and the majority of it is Hurst signings trying to implement Hurst’s style. It has brought us 29 minutes of leading games in 9 league matches. The team not only can’t win, but doesn’t look like it will either. Hurst is taking us down. If we don’t manage 4 points minimum from the next 3 games, he should go.
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Well Paul, if we’re going down this season, then at least use that second half
at 22:23 18 Sep 2018

performance as the standard for future matches. Because in terms of intensity, skill and courage that was a great performance. Keep going!
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He may as well throw on three attacking subs
at 20:41 18 Sep 2018

One scramble from a corner apart, we haven’t given them a thing to worry about. Pennington grew into the game and Harrison’s worked hard, but he could substitute any of the rest of them.
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Looks a line-up designed to try and stifle Brentford.
at 19:05 18 Sep 2018

He will probably switch to a more attacking team on Saturday.
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Kevin Beattie - just wanted to share this cimment from an Exeter City fan
at 18:30 18 Sep 2018

“I go from sadness to anger when reading the Beattie obituaries: living post-career in circumstances which were modest at best, and suffering from what today would be medical/professional negligence while he was playing. He was also very unlucky with his timing, a few years later England could have done with him at World Cups 82-90, as opposed to the ones they missed in the '70s when he was at his peak. In another universe, he tackles Maradona and Fenwick is watching on TV.

An all-time great, no exaggeration.”
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Never saw Beattie play but all I needed to know was..
at 16:41 16 Sep 2018

Robson regarded him as the best player he brought through and Bill Shankly regarded his failure to sign him as his only big mistake as Liverpool manager. What more needs to be said.

RIP to the Beat.
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