Please log in or register. Registered visitors get fewer ads.
Forum
Thread
Karl Robinson
at 17:53 17 Mar 2022

Sorry, recovering from reading his pre-match quotes. Did he really just put Oxford and Town on a level playing field in the 80s? Stop it. My aching sides!
Forum
Thread
Storm Eunice on a par with the storm of 1987!
at 12:17 16 Feb 2022

Widespread amber warnings across the whole of southern/eastern/western England haven't been on this scale since then. We could be looking at some severe disruption during Friday daytime in Suffolk...

Some models are suggesting up to 80-90mph winds even inland!

Game could be in jeopardy perhaps on Sat.
[Post edited 16 Feb 12:17]
Forum
Thread
Any property experts out there?
at 21:07 4 Jan 2022

My wife and I are pondering a move in 2022, but are rather unsure as to whether it's likely to be a buyer's market this year or not.

Anyone work in property? If so, what are your thoughts on the year ahead? We'd be looking for a move up the ladder so loathed to enhance our mortgage if equity could diminish quickly. Darn Covid.
Forum
Thread
January activity underway
at 11:21 20 Dec 2021

https://www.newtimes.co.rw/sports/ipswich-town-swoop-rwandan-noam-emeran
Forum
Thread
Cook voice note
at 08:50 20 Dec 2021

What's all this I'm seeing on Twitter regarding a voice note of Paul Cook?
Forum
Thread
Today will be the last game with crowds for some time...
at 20:03 18 Dec 2021

Damn Omicron.
Forum
Thread
Could Pack Out PR be off?
at 16:09 16 Dec 2021

Barrow's Saturday game postponed due to Covid cases in their squad....
Forum
Thread
Harris done deal
at 22:56 13 Dec 2021

Rumours gathering pace on WhatsApp among a few people I know connected to the club that it's sorted. Bircham could indeed be part of Harris' coaching setup, which could explain his odds with the bookies.

If this does have legs, I have to say I'm truly, truly gutted we've chucked Cookie for this lot.
Forum
Thread
James Rowe
at 11:02 9 Dec 2021

Chesterfield boss. Has applied for the PR hotseat.
Forum
Thread
Recruitment all wrong?
at 22:51 7 Dec 2021

Instead of using that US investment to find players that would see us as a step up and have the heart and desire to make the club proud, we opted for a very different route. Mainly tried and trusted players that saw us as a step down with healthy salaries to soften the blow.

How many of those 19 signings were 100% Cook signings too? I have a real feeling that Ashton will have had a hand in almost half of them, so he too should be feeling a real sense of responsibility right now.

We've seen so many teams at this level now play simple, structured and effective styles that prove successful in League 1. We didn't need flair players coming out of our ears. We just needed a team. And we're so far from being a team it's untrue. In fact, I'd argue this current crop is more disjointed than even the Paul Jewell era.

It's going to take a good manager to solve this. My fear is that Liam Manning or someone of that ilk might see it as too big a job and would prefer to carry on his good work at MK Dons.
Forum
Thread
It's not McGreal's job to lose
at 11:40 6 Dec 2021

For all those people who've said how ruthless the new ownership is, do you really think the board would appoint John McGreal permanently? With so much money on the line, they will want someone tried and tested or, at the very least, with a clear ideology. I'm not really sure McGreal ticks either of those boxes.

Let's be honest, if he hadn't kicked a ball in anger for Town he would never have been even in the frame. He's local, he knows the club, he's respected enough in the Football League. He'll do a decent interim job for the next couple of games, nothing more.
Forum
Thread
Recruitment
at 08:57 24 Nov 2021

Many of us did say in the summer that we may have recruited too many technical players and not enough of the other key ingredients you need in League One.

We lack presence and power in attack (despite Bonne's best lone efforts), we are still very one-paced in the middle of the park, and still defensively liable to errors.

Should we have invested in solid League One players and worried about building a Championship side when we were there instead?
Forum
Thread
Now's the time...
at 21:53 2 Nov 2021

Put the knives away for Cook. This is a team to be proud of. Steady, incremental progress. But my god when it clicks we're streets ahead of most in this league.

We've been heading in the right direction for weeks but hopefully a result like this buys Cook plenty of credit from the Sky Sports posse.
Forum
Thread
Fraser
at 20:04 9 Oct 2021

In his iFollow interview this evening he seemed quite downbeat about his role in the team. Said how he's a left sided 8 rather than the left of a three.

I really don't see why Cook is so reticent to play him centrally?
Forum
Thread
Mobile match tickets
at 10:14 11 Sep 2021

Got a Print at Home ticket for the Father in Law this morning, but my printer's out of ink.

Am I right in saying the barcode from the PDF can be scanned directly from a smartphone at the turnstiles now? Just wanted to double check FPR has now moved with the times!
Forum
Thread
Tempo
at 09:48 18 Aug 2021

My biggest reservation so far has been the tempo, or lack of it. There was a 10-15 minute spell last night where we moved the ball quicker and carved through Cheltenham at will. But it was all too infrequent. It was a similar story at Burton - ten mins of prolonged intensity culminating in Barry's foul/penalty.

It seems like we're unable to sustain it for any length of time. There were times in both halves last night when I watched the back line passing it around and I thought "I could be watching Lambert's team here". Worse still, the passing around the back line still largely resulted in either full back launching it down the channels rather than a considered pass into the midfield.

Meh.
Forum
Thread
Cheltenham now the pre-match favourites according to the Betfair Exchange
at 16:04 17 Aug 2021

That's the kind of reality check that League One provides.

We've been drifting badly on the exchanges all afternoon actually. I don't know if that suggests team news is going to be somewhat iffy?
Forum
Thread
Sounds like Burgess is carrying knocks too!
at 20:06 14 Aug 2021

John Coleman said Burgess "played through the pain barrier on Tues" and was "prepared to do so again on Sat" before the fee was agreed.

When will we have some luck with injuries?!
Forum
Thread
Are we going to be streetwise enough?
at 17:05 14 Aug 2021

That's my only concern right now. Teams are going to be direct and in our faces. I worry if our new recruits can stand up to that, Evans apart.

Fraser looks incredibly fragile in confidence given he's had 2 great seasons. I hope can mentally handle playing for this club.
Forum
Thread
The official Pompey iFollow team in on the act now...
at 12:42 10 Aug 2021

In Morrell's official interview, they talk publicly about our interest. On their official website. Now who's talking about a lack of class?!
Please log in to use all the site's facilities

portmanking


Site Scores

Forum Votes: 1330
Comment Votes: 0
Prediction League: 0
TOTAL: 1330
About Us Contact Us Terms & Conditions Privacy Cookies Advertising
© TWTD 1995-2022