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Sears: You’ll Know By the End of This Week Where We’re Going to Be
at 14:25:21

We keep getting these sound bites from the Manager and Players but no delivery.

I'm sorry but Freddie could have started on saturday when he failed to finish a one on one with the Keeper and they broke away and scored.
3 points lost.

These guys need to deliver for the rest of the season, but sadly I'm not sure they are good enough....time will tell?
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Wark Tops Stand Pillar Poll
at 15:45:02

I agree with 10 of the selections but would have included both Bill Baxter and Allan Hunter in my 12 at the expense of Jim Magilton and Kevin Beattie. In Kevin's case only because he is having a statue erected in his honour.

Anyone who watched Ipswich in the 60s and 70s would certainly select Baxter and Hunter. Two exceptional centre halves. Bobby Robson said that Allan Hunter was his best bit of transfer business and I wouldn't disagree.
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Downes: We Should Be Coming to These Places and Winning
at 12:46:32

The sad thing is that as supporters our expectation levels are always high and full of optimism, but the reality is that we were relegated from the Championship because we weren't good enough and we are now in danger of becoming a bang average Team in league One.

Teams such as Peterborough are scoring goals for fun, whilst we cannot buy a goal and we are still making silly mistakes at the other end of the pitch, which ultimately means we are losing games. Winning only 5 matches out of 20 is hardly promotion form let alone make the playoffs, so I fear for our chances of getting out of this division anytime soon.

We will then be faced with the prospect of losing 3 or 4 key players without bringing in adequate replacements. We have seen this happen season upon season and it's not going to improve. Sadly the Owner whilst keeping us afloat is not prepared to invest properly in the Team, something he should have been doing year on year. Not going mad but bringing in some quality players. Also we have a Manager who for all his good work off the pitch seems to be content churning out the same old rhetoric week after week.

The fans have been brilliant but the attitude of the Owner, Manager and Players has quite frankly just not been good enough.
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Downes: Emyr’s an Absolute Tank!
at 21:54:33

I've always thought that a fit Emyr Huws is going to be the difference between us going up automaically or not.

The guy's different class!!

At long last Lambert has found the right combination in midfield.

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Tranmere Rovers 1-2 Ipswich Town - Match Report
at 17:26:41

A good win on a difficult pitch and 7 points out of the last 9 is a decent return.

If we can keep everyone fit and improve our home form surely automatic promotion must be on the cards.

Jackson is becoming a handful in this division and a midfield of Huws, Downes and Judge with backup from Bishop is surely a class above.

Promotion is really in our hands so lets get behind the Team for the rest of the season.

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Lambert Signs New Deal
at 15:03:36

What Lambert said is no different to last year's similar rant. Basically he's saying the owner can do what he wants at any time but I'm not walking away. No doubt woolie Woolley never asked the direct question are you saying you are thinking of leaving so Lambert once again played his cat and mouse game. It's all a load of spin and not worth talking about. Unfortunately the media think hang on there might be a story here... the truth is there is NO STORY!!!
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Town Make Three Changes at Lincoln
at 15:08:13

Totally agree with Len Brennan.

Play Huws and Judge in their best positions.

When Edwards first came to us I thought he looked a great addition, but now I'm not so sure.

One thing is for sure....we need a good winger and oh! yes....a WIN.
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Lambert: If They Want to Go and Employ Another Manager, No Problem
at 10:53:23

Absolutely agree with LonE17 Blue.

Haven't we heard all this garbage before?

Just deflecting from the real issue IMO.

Stop messing about with Team selection and formations and stick with your best eleven and play 442.

Bobby Robson worked with 14 players during our glory days. OK probably one or two short of us securing the League, but continuity of playing the best players week on week will reap its own rewards.
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Lambert Tight-Lipped on Ward Return Claims
at 15:13:30

Agree with Terry N.

Ward has a good engine, is skilful, can take on a defender and would be useful cover at either wingback or in midfield.

WORTH A PUNT UNTIL THE END OF THE SEASON.
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Ex-Blue Mings Set for England Debut
at 12:50:45

After friday's lacklustre performance from England, Tyrone can't do any worse than Keane. Not sure about Rice and Rose either.

Thought we would move forward after the World Cup where our level was exposed by the top three Teams, France, Croatia and Belguim, but we seem to be going backwards at the moment.

The defence and midfield has got plenty of problems.
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Town Open Lambert Contract Talks Claim
at 18:10:44

If you look at all the positive things that have happened to our Club they have all emanated from the Manager.

Paul Lambert has worked wonders in such a short space of time and has certainly rekindled my love for Ipswich Town, which I'll be honest was in serious decline after the Keane/Jewell/McCarthy years.

Lets hope that period in time will soon become a bad memory.
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Keane Reignites Walters Spat
at 18:15:00

Lets remind ourselves....this was possibly the worst Manager in our history....bizarre Team selections and tactics. Bloody awful Man Management....wanted to change our strip from blue to red and oh yes...sold Jordan Rhodes to Huddesfield for peanuts.

He may have been a decent player but as a Football Manager and it appears human being he leaves alot to be be desired.
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Bolton Could Be Liquidated as Takeover Collapses
at 13:50:26

Sad to see a once great club and founder member of the football league this situtation.

The playoff semi-final at Portman Road still rates as one of favourite matches, although winning the FA Cup and the semi-final at Highbury against West Brom probably edge it for me.

As for us losing 3 points in reality we'll be no worse off than any other Team in the Division should Bolton Wanderers go into liquidation. Anyway I'd rather win the Division in style than because of some hollow victory last saturday.
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Lambert: There Was No Respect for the Place
at 14:49:35

Good to see that Paul Lambert has noticed how tardy the place was looking and has been for many seasons.

Kind of makes you think did previous Managers pick up on it but couldn't really give a toss about the fans.

I'm sure most Stands need some serious TLC. The Sir Alf roof for instance has been leaking water when it rained and vegetation growing for many seasons. Also the hand driers need replacing with ones fit for purpose. The current ones cut out after about 5 seconds.

OK many of us remember the hot bovril days and smelly toilets but come on it's 2019 not the 1960s. Going to the Match should be a memorable experience both on and off the pitch.

The Club afterall should be making sure that the younger generation want to return.
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Lambert Expresses Transfer Frustrations: It's the Way the Club's Run
at 13:42:14

I've said this all along, Evans came up short in The Championship and will do the same in League One. Sorry but it's a recipe for disaster. If you want to improve you've got to invest in quality players year on year. You don't need to spend a fortune but you have to show intent. If we don't we will be languishing in League One for quite a few seasons with little or no prospects and you can bank on Evans cashing in on his saleable assets.

The centre half issue should have been sorted out weeks instead of messing around in the bargain basement!
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Elliott and Norris at Town to Conclude Loan Moves
at 18:32:23

Probably suits all parties.

Bart is on loan and depending upon circumstances could return to Ipswich next season.

Elliott move could be a look before you buy as he's out of contract next season.. and Norris from all accounts is a decent keeper

Now just sort us out a couple of defenders and we should be sorted.
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Owner Evans Determined to Keep Judge and Dozzell at Portman Road
at 23:16:44

Very happy to eat my words of a few days ago.

This is excellent news and if it becomes a reality will show the Club's intent to get out of this division.

Also pleased to see the young fullback Crowe has signed a contract after much speculation.

If we can now get in the players Lambert's after in the next few days it will be the icing on the cake.
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Lambert: Dozzell Would Cost a Helluva Lot of Money
at 06:52:41

After the feelgood factor built up after our most disasterous season it was inevitable that the bubble would be burst sooner or later.

Lambert said our young players are our future so if that's really the case and we are not just a feeding ground for other wealthy Clubs than just say NO.

Unfortunately we have an Owner who has not invested in the Club. OK he has kept it running but if he'd brought in our own players maybe one or two a season we would have avoided the situation we are now in.

I've supported Ipswich for 58 years, mostly as a season ticket holder, but I had a feeling this would happen once the dust had settled and the Club had cashed in on the supporters goodwill .

and folks that's the reason I did not renew my ticket!!!

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Mayor Joins Plymouth
at 16:53:43

Was on the cards as he seemed to only have a whistle stop rather than the grand tour with us.

Can't see the Plymouth fascilities having a bigger wow factor than ours.

Probably realised with the likes of a fit Freddie on the scene his game time would be limited.

A bit short sighted moving to Plymouth because he was familiar with the Manager as what happens if the guy gets the sack?

Long term surely his prospects would be better with us and a bigger salary?

Maybe we were also just going through the motions on this one?
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Robins Set High Price for Webster as Villa Bid Turned Down
at 21:01:01

Whilst the likes of Garner and Waghorn may have wanted to leave and lets face it at the time letting McGoldrick go was no big deal for most supporters, I really felt , at the time, we should have done two things. Made more effort to keep Webster and tried to get back Carter-Vickers on loan. We would probably have still been in the Championship with two good centre-backs. Mind you we'd have probably sold Webster at the end of the season for £5 mill.

Unfortunately we let Webster go and never replaced the strikers with anyone already proven in the Championship.
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