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Line Up for Tuesday?
at 13:41 18 Aug 2019

With Lambert loathing to play the younger players too many times whilst also suggesting the likes of Chambers or Skuse won't play every match this season I wonder whether we may see a refresh of the line up on Tuesday.

Saying that I expect the backline to stay the same, with possibly Wilson replacing Woolfenden on Saturday as long as Bolton haven't strengthened by then. I doubt Vincent-Young will be ready to start but could be on the bench.

I don't expect Edwards to start as he's still clearly rusty and three matches in a week will be too much. Unfortunately I suspect Judge will come in to replace him. Rowe to continue on the right but I wonder if Dozzell might replace Downes in the middle of the park, to give the latter a break and offer a touch more creativity? It'd also give Lambert the chance to rest Skuse at Bolton, perhaps playing Downes and Huws there.

So:

Holy
Donacien - Chambers - Woolfenden - Kenlock
Rowe - Skuse - Dozzell - Judge
Norwood - Jackson

Not necessarily what I'd do but what I think could happen.
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Football is Broken (lost count of the number)
at 12:43 18 Aug 2019

Just read that Reading spent over £7m on George Puscas, who has scored twice for them today. That's Reading, who finished seven points above the drop last season.

Even if we do manage to get promoted we have very little chance with that kind of investment elsewhere.
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I know statistics can be misleading but saying our performance was poor?
at 17:05 17 Aug 2019

Peterborough first...

Possession: 44 - 55
Shots: 12 - 14
On Target: 7 - 7
Corners: 5 - 4

That doesn't suggest we were out of the game, struggling or didn't deserve the point?
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Line up today?
at 12:35 17 Aug 2019

Barring an unknown injury I think the back seven will pick itself:

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Donacien - Chambers - Woolfenden - Kenlock
Skuse - Downes

I’m pretty sure Rowe will also play, as will Norwood. The question is who replaces Garbutt and will we change shape to try and make the most of Judge as a number ten? I suppose we could make that one change and move Jackson to the wide left position, even though that isn’t his favoured position. Alternatively, for some reason after Lambert’s comments yesterday I have to wonder if El Mizouni may get a start?
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Back to the Sunderland starting line up for Saturday? Except...
at 22:13 13 Aug 2019

Who replaces Garbutt?

Judge, despite two mediocre - at best - performances?
Is Edwards fit enough now?
Could Dobra start with Rowe moving to the left?
Switch to a 4-3-3, bringing in another central midfielder with Jackson moving wide?

I'd probably lean towards bringing Dobra in on tonight's performance. A 4-3-3 formation could lead to our backline being exposed.
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One thing tonight has exposed...
at 21:33 13 Aug 2019

Our lack of depth, and possible relative quality, in defence and up front. It's nothing neither we or Lambert didn't know already - hopefully Evans and O'Neill will finally react to it.
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Can we have a bit of perspective?
at 21:12 13 Aug 2019

Out of the four first teamers (Chambers, Huws, Judge, Edwards) three of them are coming back from injury and are hardly match fit. Our left back and right midfielder are making their first starts IIRC. Our right back has been basically dismissed by the manager before tonight. The midfield lacks any bite or tackling guile whatsoever. We have no recognised striker.

Saying all that, I didn't expect to lose so heavily. And it puts a bit of pressure - in my mind at least - to get things back on track at the weekend.
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Your XI for today's match?
at 01:44 10 Aug 2019

I'd assume Chambers will come in for Wilson with possibly Judge replacing Jackson to give us another body in midfield? I'd be happy enough with that line up though part of me wouldn't mind if we went with the starting line up from Burton.
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Incoming: with just under a month to go...
at 21:52 6 Aug 2019

Which three players (within budget restraints) would you like to see us bring in?

For me:
Nathan Thompson - Right Back on a free transfer, last club: Portsmouth
Stephen Hendrie - Left Back on a free transfer, last club: Southend
Josh Magennis - Striker on a free transfer, due to leave Bolton
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What does Lambert want Evans to tell the fans?
at 12:06 4 Aug 2019

https://www.twtd.co.uk/ipswich-town-news/36415/lambert-evans-should-tell-the-fan

How many players he expects to sign, if any? What the financial situation is? What his expectations are for the season?

It still feels like Lambert is trying to influence or steer Evans via the press either way.
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Judge - my concern is Evans is setting the valuation, not Lambert
at 22:29 25 Jul 2019

Does he [Lambert] have a valuation in mind? “My valuation? It doesn’t matter what my valuation is, it’s the owner’s valuation. We talk and he asks me what I think, but regarding valuations, it’s not my money, it’s the club’s money or Marcus’s money.

“Marcus knows what I think with the whole scenario and it’s up to QPR to come up with the money that Marcus thinks is acceptable.”

https://www.twtd.co.uk/ipswich-town-news/36330/lambert-judge-situation-the-same

Surely the manager should be setting valuations; at least he has a grounding in football? If they're completely unreasonable Evans could step in but otherwise it feels like the noose is being tightened around the club, financially. Pot luck promotion seems to be the best hope we have.
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Potential free transfers?
at 23:45 7 Jul 2019

I think we still need a left back, centre back, left winger and striker. I doubt we'd get all for but looking at whose available from those released by, or let their contracts run down with fellow Football League clubs these could do a job?

Left Back: Either Ben Coker or Stephen Hendrie from Southend - I think Coker inparticular is pretty highly rated?

Centre Back: Either Adedeji Oshilaja from AFC Wimbledon or Ryan Tafazolli from Peterborough - both played the majority of games at this level last season and would offer much needed experience in the fourth centre back spot.

Left winger: This is the toughest position to fill; I can understand why Lambert was looking at Mayor. May possibly look to fill with the academy players or a loanee unless Craig Conway fancies dropping down a level.

Striker: I fear our best option will be Will Keane - I say fear as his injury record is shocking and a big risk on a lower budget. I can't see David Nugent being attracted to a League One club. Nathan Tyson might be a calculated gamble from Wycombe as he tends to blow hot and cold
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Reading Lambert’s comments, I only expect one more signing now...
at 17:02 25 Jun 2019

Perhaps two if Bart does leave. Otherwise another striker and that’s it - Donacien to cover left back as well as right with Ndaba as fourth centre back. I don’t think the squad is good enough as it stands either, especially in defence.

Hopefully I’m wrong on that score!
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Transfer Window dealings: Want and Expect
at 11:38 22 Jun 2019

Which potential transfers (keep them realistic) would you like to see Town make and what do you expect to actually happen?

Want

Incomings
Ben Amos (Bolton Wanderers, Free)
Jake Bidwell (QPR, Free)
Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers, Free)
Will Buckley (Bolton Wanderers, Free)
Tom Eaves (Gillingham, Free)
Conor Washington (Sheffield United, Free)

Outgoings
Bartosz Bialkowski (transfer)
Jordan Roberts (transfer)
Andre Dozzell (loan)
Tristan Nydam (loan)
Kayden Jackson (transfer)
Ben Morris (loan)

Corrie Ndaba and Idris El Mizouni return to the under 21s.

Expect

Incomings
Remi Matthews (Bolton Wanderers, Free)
Callum Elder (Leicester City, Loan)
Will Keane (Hull City, Free)

Outgoings
Bartosz Bialkowski (transfer)
Tristan Nydam (loan)
Ben Folami (loan)
Ben Morris (loan)

If we get a decent bid for Bishop, Downes or Judge they’ll leave too, with Nydam staying.
[Post edited 22 Jun 13:48]
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Doubt we'll be signing a full back then?
at 23:22 29 May 2019

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/janoi-donacien-could-be-ipswich-town-right-back-1-6

Donacien to be given the chance to fight for the right back spot as well as providing cover for left back, where I think he played a lot for Accrington last season. Can't help but feel Lambert should have given him a go last season; he looked pretty assured at RB.
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Sunderland in League One it is then (n/t)
at 16:53 26 May 2019

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