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|Saturday - best since?|
at 12:05 12 Nov 2018
The first half was the most I had enjoyed for a long time. Lovely pass and move at pace, with a real purpose. I mentioned in another thread that it was the most I had enjoyed a game since Middlesborough at home in December 14. I've seen others comment that it was the best they'd seen us play for some time. So I'm just wondering, if you thought it was particularly decent, when was the last time you thought we did better than that?
Hats off to Paul Lambert for what he has done so far. Cracking stuff to date.
|Perfect illustration |
at 15:52 2 Sep 2018
Of a much discussed debate. First half the midfield battle was won by Nodge, although they didn’t convert possession into many chances. Second half we were the better side and our midfield dominated. The key difference for me is a side with Skuse and then one without him.
I wish him a speedy recovery and hope the injury is not serious, but believe at home at least, we are better with Chalobah or Downes, longer term Huws alongside Nolan
|Jekyll and Hyde|
at 06:31 12 Jul 2018
Tale of two halves. Dominant in first, overwhelmed in the second. Gary Neville hypothesised that pre match tension may have been what lead to players feeling it so obviously in the second half. I think he is on to something.
Southgate should be extremely proud of what he has overseen. I think he will leave no stone unturned in pursuing improvement. Perhaps we can learn from people such as Andy Murray, Dave Brailsford, Mo Farrow. I get that Murray might not want to contribute, but I suspect he would.
at 18:26 24 Jun 2018
Not read all the threads today, so may already have been covered.
I thought the ref had a tough assignment today, but had a very very good game. Two penalties in one half must be extremely rare, and I lived neither needed VAR.
On the last one, perhaps we were fortunate to see the first goal stand, given that Young held Stones marker for long enough for him to get a free run in the box. But I don’t hold the ref responsible for that, I’d have expected VAR to have highlighted it.
at 12:40 11 Apr 2018
Not sure that I would have had Bart as MoTM yesterday. It was a good game, and I would have probably had all of Connolly, Skuse, Knudsen, Cotter and Ward ahead of him. I have found it interesting that Bialkowski has been deemed man of the match so many times in recent seasons. I think many of those have been justified. Of the 44 games played, one has no MoTM and the other 43 have gone to:
Bialkowski 28 (he played in 41)
Knudsen, Garner, Celina, Connolly, Downes, Knudsen and C-V 1 each
Interesting that only on 4 occasions, so less than 10%, have attacking players picked up the award from the fans. I hope that will change going forwards.
at 19:26 2 Apr 2018
That was a most enjoyable game. We were the better team for the first half hour, but the goal certainly saw Millwall on top for the last third of the first half. Most positive substitutions for a long time, and leaving a player up when the opposition had a corner. In fact we left three up.
Millwall edged it, but there were some heroics at the back. BART deserves huge plaudits for his saves, but my MotM goes to Chambo, who was a total leader out there today. Hell he even put in a decent cross from the right wing. Skuse, Waggy, Jonas, in fact almost everybody put in a serious shift today. Well done all. Thanks for a decent game.
|Air activity over Wilford peninsula |
at 21:03 21 Mar 2018
Been a reasonable amount of air activity tonight. Fairly sure it’s fighter jets at quie a height". Not usual?
at 17:54 11 Mar 2018
Won 2-1 away at Duisburg today which is a derby game. Now 5 points clear at the top, and 9 points clear of the third place side, who have to play off against the team third bottom of The Bundesliga
at 11:40 11 Mar 2018
What is this, fandom how does it work. Anybody use it?
|Recent enthralling games|
at 06:52 11 Mar 2018
I was on holiday for the Leeds game, and missed it. I made the Wolves away game. So since i walked out of Portman Road on 16th December we have played 8 games, and we have scored once. Our league record in games I saw is win 0 draw 3 (all 0-0) lose 4. We have been knockedout of the cup at the first opportunity again.
We have created a number of new landmarks. Lowest home crowd in 20or so years, although the actual number at the game was significantly lower. First time we have failed to score in 4 consecutive home games ever. Lowest league finish in half a century last season. Most fans bored at a game, although that seems to be challenged weekly. That said it won’t be broken as fewer fans atttend every week.
But be careful what you wish for if Mick the Massiiah is shown the door.
Show him it, I’d happily remove the Freekiing hinges and drop kick him through the gap. The sad thing is if he had gone 14 months ago as should have been the case, he would still be fondly remembered.
at 15:29 18 Feb 2018
I don’t care about the swearing. He’s passionate and it was a heat of the moment thing.
I do care that we play tripe football week in week out. That weset out to stop the opposition in most games and nick something. That we had the lowest number of shots in the championship last year. That we have had the second lowest this year. That we have only just managed to nick a couple of cup wins from 5 years of playing inferior opposition in the cups. That going to Portman Road has become such a chore.
The swearing is about his passion and I can understand it. The awful football these last two and a half years is unforgivable and is the sole reason he should be shown the door. NOW.
|“Probably the worst game”|
at 06:02 11 Feb 2018
Let’s get it right. Mick said it was PROBABLY the worst game. There are other contenders. Like the last two years, or actually a touch more, we have had a few like that this season. But let me tell you, a points a point and he’ll have taken that before the game.
There’s not a wedge being driven between the club and it’s fanbase. It’s an articulated lorry. Or actually the transporter that carries 6 such beasts to the articulated lorry shop.
I’ve gone from being angry a year ago, to not giving a toss any more. I am very close to being done, it’s just memories of times with my long departed dad, and the fact that when people think of me they think ITFC, that keeps me on board. My connection with the club is hanging by a thread this morning
at 05:37 7 Jan 2018
The owner and manager have no feeling for the club. In essence they don’t care. One was using us as a tool to make a fast buck. He has been saddled with a burden that costs him several million a year . At this stage he doesn’t have a clue what to do, stick or twist. He almost backed the manager in the summer, and we made some decent signings, but not sufficient to make us realistic play off candidates.
The manager employs what I describe as an anti football style. He sets us up to not lose. For two years, 2016 and 2017 we have been dire. We had a decent August and 3 months of goals. But all of it while having the 3rd lowest number of shots and pathetic possession stats. ( I know possession doesn’t win matches, but without it you can’t score or entertain). He now consistently has a dig at the fans. It’s a broken relationship that will now never be fixed. He thinks he is bigger than the club, hence the fact we walk out to My way every game. Arrogant prick, this club is nothing without the fans. We are the only constant, the players change, the manager but the fans stick with it. Except when they don’t you are in real trouble. And the real fans have been steadily walking away for the last couple of years due to McCarthy’s football and arrogance. The need for a change was absolutely obvious 12 months ago after the Lincoln debacle. Now more than overdue, but there will still be some who want to stick with the prick. Utterly awful football, the antithesis to what we witnessed under Robson, Burley and Royle, and who all respected the institution that is ITFC and its fans.
at 07:51 24 Dec 2017
A decent try to gain a point away at the runaway leaders. We did well in stiflin* their attacking intent. But we had very little going forward. That is the disappointing thing about Mick’s football. We offer ver6 little, even at home. Yes we might score lots, but that just means we are lethal, rather than exciting, inventive or attacking. We are none of those things. I think only Burton have had fewer shots now.
|Arrived in general area last night|
at 12:49 23 Dec 2017
Am in Leamington Spa, and have been since last night. Brought Broadside from Southwold, and now they all want to move to Suffolk. Have promised to send them some Aspalls, some Stokes sauces, and other east coast delicacies. We may have a West Midlands exodus East when they realise what they are missing out on. Uppa Towen, lets kick some Black Country arse.
|Stats. They are not by TWTD posters, so that’s ok|
at 10:29 17 Dec 2017
This site http://www.footstats.co.uk/index.cfm?task=league_shots
Has a number of football statistics. Before yesterday’s game we had the third lowest number of shots in the championship, with 9nly Burton and Sunderland worse. Last season we had 472 shots. That is the lowest in the Championship by any club since 2012/13. Over the last 3 years we have gone 676, 585, 472. If we continue our current average we will improve to 475.
That is why there was only an official attendance of 13,832 there, although possibly 10,000 in reality. We are not interesting to watch.
Come on then tell me why these statistics are wrong. I can’t wait. What is the anti Mick conspiracy this time?
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