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Imagine if Amazon did a fly on the wall documentary on Ipswich
at 17:07 30 Nov 2020

Ipswich till I cry
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List of managers who won't take the ITFC job and we should stop mentioning
at 13:54 30 Nov 2020

Yeah rumour has it he's torn between us and Manchester United
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List of managers who won't take the ITFC job and we should stop mentioning
at 12:44 30 Nov 2020

Eddie Howe
Nigel Pearson
Tony Mowbray
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John Redwood on the NHS
at 11:14 30 Nov 2020

F*cking lunatic.

Also, on a side note, it's funny how Tory MPs don't want to take an economic hit for public health reasons, but are happy to do it for their ideological pursuit of a no deal brexit, which has zero tangible benefits.
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Next manager
at 21:06 29 Nov 2020

Nigel Adkins
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Keane, Jewell, Hurst and Lambert
at 09:53 29 Nov 2020

The fact that within the first 4 posts, Keane, Hurst and Lambert have all been picked as the worst by various posters shows how terrible they've all been.
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Keane, Jewell, Hurst and Lambert
at 00:58 29 Nov 2020

Which ones have been the most damaging to ITFC, in order?

Obviously this is all with hindsight but here goes...


1) Hurst... Still think that he was the worst, purely because of how far we dropped in his short reign. Of course the squad Mick left him with was threadbare and we needed some additions, but he never seemed to do enough to persuade some of the top players to stay. It was common knowledge that Joe Garner wanted to go, but there were never any noises about Adam Webster being unhappy until Hurst came in, and to replace him with Nsiala and Donacien, two of the worst signings we've ever made, was lunacy. The alienation of senior players with the Billy Big B0ll0cks attitude was bizarre, having come up from the lower divisions - terrible man management.

2) Lambert... If he doesn't get the chop before the new year, I think that's our season done - and with so many key players' contracts up, we're looking at a Hurst-style rebuild within the constraints of the salary cap. I was willing to give him a free hit in 2018/19 but to have finished 11th with one of the best resourced clubs in the league was a shambles, and although the system has become more settled, the random team selections are still the same. He's on his way to squandering the 2 best chances we'll get for promotion, and the long term consequences of that are dire. Not as bad as Hurst purely because I think someone half decent could get us up with the current squad, meaning the recruitment hasn't been terrible, but squad management has been dire.

3) Keane... Long term consequences of this one were pretty bad as well as it made Evans stop spending on fees, more or less. The squad he inherited was probably 3 or 4 additions away from being a top 6 side, but he managed to spunk away money on Priskin and Martin, both of whom are regularly mentioned in debates about the worst value ITFC signings. Add to that the sale of Rhodes and David Wright and the recruitment was poor.Only saving grace is that he got us to the League Cup semi and just about managed to keep us up , so the short term damage was limited, but that performance was still well below par. Awful man manager again.

4) Jewell... the reason he's the least terrible is because he's the only one of the 4 who inherited a poor squad for the level we were playing at - Lambert's championship squad was worse, but was good enough to get out of L1. That said, the short termism was ridiculous and it's a miracle that Mick managed to turn us into a play off side just 2 years on. Had we not been saved in 2012/13, he probably would have been considered worse than Keane.
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I don’t post on here very often and don’t know Phil but....
at 18:56 28 Nov 2020

Edit:

Ignore me, I thought someone had been banned from TWTD
[Post edited 28 Nov 18:57]
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Haven't even bothered with iFollow today
at 15:35 28 Nov 2020

No. I've got some uni work to do which is a factor in a decision, but it's mostly apathy. I was pretty sure we wouldn't win against Sunderland or Lincoln but still watched.
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Haven't even bothered with iFollow today
at 15:26 28 Nov 2020

Never been so convinced we were going to lose a league fixture in my 15 years of supporting Town. Hopefully I'm tempting fate, but can't see us getting anything. Worst thing is that I don't think it will make Evans pull the trigger.
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What did Holy do?
at 14:23 28 Nov 2020

If he deserved to be dropped after any game it was the Doncaster one, but he's done fine in the last couple. Dropping a GK should be on the back of some clear clangers, not this.
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TEAM: Gibbs, Cornell, Woolf Dozzell IN
at 14:06 28 Nov 2020

Judge over Lankester... why? And what has Holy done to be dropped?
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Eddie Howe
at 18:55 27 Nov 2020

He's getting a PL job or going to Celtic. He wouldn't even consider the Championship - if that were the case, he would've stayed at Bournemouth.
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ITFC first eleven 2000- quiz
at 16:21 27 Nov 2020

Quiz on the 11 highest appearance makers for ITFC in every season since 2000.

I got 211/220. Can anyone beat it?


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So, if we can’t afford Cook or the Cowley's...
at 00:04 26 Nov 2020

Nigel Adkins
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Josh Emmanuel
at 22:10 24 Nov 2020

Was bloody stupid - said it at the time. Should've just paid up Donacien's contract instead - one of the worst signings we've ever made.
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FAO Phil/ anyone else ITK
at 22:09 24 Nov 2020

Is there any possibility at all that Evans will consider pulling the trigger soon/ is looking at other managers ? I know there were murmurings just before Hurst left, but haven't heard anything of that sort this time around yet.
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Who would people want to see appointed when Lambert goes?
at 22:02 24 Nov 2020

I'd push the boat out to get Paul Cook in. Reality is we're fooked if we don't go up this year so we need to take that risk. Failing that, I'd take Nigel Adkins.

Richie Wellens would've been another pick before he went to Salford.
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Festival of Brexit!
at 13:46 24 Nov 2020

One of Suffolk's own is bang up for it!

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Festival of Brexit!
at 13:46 24 Nov 2020

Anyone getting their ticket? Jim Davidson's gearing up for his first gig in years.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/festival-brexit-set-29m-weeks-23054376
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