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I’m not a massive Lambert fan
at 08:08 31 Aug 2020

But if he’s changed his style of management to ruffle a few feathers then good. Last season everybody could see we had no fight! That Peterborough game was embarrassing, as were a lot more! If it takes Lambert coming away from his pally relationship he tried to build at the start with the players, and to go back to his mindset from Colchester and Norwich where he was hard on players, a bit of tough love, that brought him success I’m all for it.

He’s trying to find an identity to our style of play which many wanted and he’s taken the blame for last season.

A couple of pre season games without our strongest 11 playing doesn’t define our season. A month into the season when we’re in the top 6 all this worrying will stop!
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Ambitions for next season
at 13:50 2 Jul 2020

I’m curious what people would like out of next season in terms of league and cup competitions?

For me promotion is a must, as was last season. But I’d also like us to try and get to Wembley and have a real go at the Leasing.com trophy. I get most people see it as a Micky mouse trophy but it’s a chance for a good day out and to actually win something. I can’t say I’m too worried about a run in the FA Cup or League Cup.

That’s my hopes but everybody is different.
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Looking for advice on learning a trade builder/labourer/flooring etc
at 21:53 31 May 2020

So when I left school I was released from the Ipswich academy and my world came crashing down after believing I would make it as a footballer, joined Colchester for a year and that didn’t go anywhere either.

I ended up in customer service and selling as a lot of people do who didn’t know what they wanted to do at the time and have struggled to get out of it. In March I was made redundant and it’s given me time to think what I actually want to do with my life.

I’ve always liked the idea of getting into a physical role like the titles mentioned above but I’ve never known how you even start things off?

Do I need to go to college, do an apprenticeship, or can you just go straight in?

I’m used to earning around £24k per year, is that possible once you’ve qualified?

I’m in a position where I can earn less than what I’m used to for a short period to learn a trade, but I have no idea where to start.

Also I see CSCS mentioned a lot?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank you!
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Matt Holland’s Instagram story is everything!
at 08:35 30 May 2020

Picture of most of the play off final team on a zoom call with each other last night!
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Paul Lambert moves on, would you be happy if Jim Magilton was given another go?
at 13:38 3 Apr 2020

Paul Lambert moves on, would you be happy if Jim Magilton was given another go?


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If we beat Bolton, Southend and Rochdale
at 20:42 7 Mar 2020

I really hope the “we ended the season strong and now we need to build on that for next season” rubbish doesn’t happen. Lambert needs to go even if we put a little run together against some of the rubbish in the bottom half!
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Jobs
at 13:12 2 Mar 2020

I’m really sorry to post this on here but I’m at a loss as to where to go next in my life. I’ve been told this morning my company has lost the contract (I’m a warranty claims assessor on behalf of Jaguar Land Rover) and we are without a job at the end of this month. The absolute best thing about this job over the past 3 years has been the fact it’s my first job which doesn’t involve working weekends.

If anybody knows of any jobs that are Monday - Friday, it can be something completely new to me and I will work my butt off to make sure it works out, as long as it’s 23k per year plus in or around the Colchester/Ipswich area please let me know.

I’m desperate not to end up back in a car sales / service business again and I don’t know where to turn!

Thank you and sorry again for posting this on here.
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If you could decide Paul Lamberts future today
at 11:46 25 Feb 2020

If you could decide Paul Lamberts future today


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If another season in league 1, what pricing makes you get a season ticket?
at 12:01 24 Feb 2020

If another season in league 1, what pricing makes you get a season ticket?


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Just trying to find one positive..
at 11:36 24 Feb 2020

Maybe Jackson getting sent off will provide more game time for Sears. If Sears can get up to speed now you'd assume he may get more minutes, he may come out firing and get the confidence up a little. Not to mention Vincent-Youngs return is imminent.

Without Jacksons pace we might stop trying to lump the ball in hope he can run onto it and get the ball into Keane or Sears feet instead.

I don't know, I'm clutching at straws here!
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Get Magilton in
at 19:42 22 Feb 2020

N/t
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Best place to drink before a home game
at 21:24 17 Feb 2020

Live in Colchester and never go out in Ipswich. Going for a few beers before the game this Saturday as I have a few mates coming along so was going to go Three wise as the one in Colchester is decent. Anywhere better for atmosphere before the game than three wise?
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The most baffling this about this season..
at 10:08 12 Feb 2020

Whenever we've ended up in relegation trouble in the Championship Evans has moved the manager on and brought in somebody else which until last season eventually kept us up.

THIS 5 YEAR F**KING DEAL!!!!! It's put Evans in such a position where I'd expect him to make a change to try get this promotion push back on track whilst it can still be saved, but 5 years of compensation is going to stop him sacking Lambert. At the same time Lambert has gone from saying the club is the most important thing to realising he is sitting on a lot of compensation so why would he leave.
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Just remember
at 21:47 11 Feb 2020

Marcus Evans saved us and we can’t question him unless we know somebody who will buy the club.

Also we have the best squad in the league and we didn’t need to strengthen.

What a time to be alive.
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Lambert leaves, an ex manager takes over in current day, who do you choose?
at 10:16 11 Feb 2020

Lambert leaves, an ex manager takes over in current day, who do you choose?


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The worst is yet to come..
at 13:56 9 Feb 2020

Failing to reach promotion which is looking more and more likely will result in having a weaker squad next season. Downes and Woolf won’t be here next season if we don’t get out of this league and the chances of signing Garbutt on a permanent are going to be nonexistent once the championship teams start offering.

These are possibly 3 of our most consistent and better players throughout this season. We won’t reinvest to get enough quality in as we’ve learnt from Evans time here.

I fear the worst is yet to come.
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Blue action
at 11:56 5 Feb 2020

Just wondering if you have anything planned for the final run in to try spur the team on and show our support at the same time?

Not that it’s your jobs, but you’ve done a brilliant job before!
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Either Evans/Lambert out or get behind the team
at 10:52 4 Feb 2020

One thing I notice that is different from last season is we as fans have gone from singing “every little thing is going to be alright” when the times got tough, people defended Evans for “saving” our club and Paul Lambert was credited for getting the fans back on board. To now just slating our own players, booing the manager/players and calling out Evans for the lack of transfers to strengthen the promotion push. I’m not immune from this either so this isn’t a dig at those people, we’re in a lower league where our good start has now become doubtful if we’ll even make the play offs.

We as fans need to make our mind up. We can’t go on 3 game win streak, Lambert is a blue again, Evans saved our club blah blah blah. We either need to get behind the team win, lose or draw. Promotion or no promotion we support them no matter what. Or we go the other route, even if we win a few games and it all seems good again, there still needs to be calls for Evans to sort the club out, Lambert to be questioned on what’s already happened this season.

We can’t keep changing our mind game by game. If we as fans are going to make a difference for this club we need to either be Evans/Lambert out and make it known, or get behind the team no matter how much we lose by to a top 6 contender.
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If we do go up..
at 09:24 30 Jan 2020

We currently have no money for transfers and I think it's not unfair to say this squad would struggle to stay up in the Championship next season. With us having more money back in the club and we can stop talking about the 7 million we're missing out on by dropping to league 1, what are peoples opinions on transfers if we do go up?

Do we expect a few championship level signings (Not that it guarantees you safety, but the quality we let go Waghorn, Mcgoldrick, Webster clearly made a difference) to give us a better chance of staying up?

Or do we expect the same policy of youngsters coming through with the odd free signing and loans to help out?

In my heart we need to be aiming for higher and making a couple of signings to make us competitive in the Championship to mix with our youngsters and few players who can play at that level. But my head tells me it will be the same policy as before and we'll go through this all over again.
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Lisbon Stag Do
at 14:54 17 Jan 2020

I'm arranging a stag do for March next year which most places are obviously going to be cold so I've come across Lisbon which has some decent stag like activities.

Just wondering if anybody on here is a Lisbon regular and could tell me if March time in Lisbon would make for a good stag with 12/15 blokes?

We'd basically just want to be drinking all day so wondered if decent bars open early enough and will the place have an atmosphere or is it quiet that time of year?

Any drinking areas with a few bars near each other you could name would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance
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