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at 17:33 26 Feb 2020
Assuming we end up in this dogshi t league again, who from the first team do we bin off in the summer?
For me -
Chambo. Run his course, it the club want to keep him as a coach fine, but as a player he's done
Wilson. Started off well, and then he got a longer contract. Fringe player
Skuse. See Chambo
Judge. Tough one for me this as my favourite player last season, but not shown enough when needed
Edwards. Same as Judge, except the favourite player bit.
Sadly, I think we'll also lose Dozzell on a free to somewhere like Portsmouth, where he will flourish.
|I don't know about anyone else|
at 16:46 12 Feb 2020
but I for one am sick to death with hearing our management and players saying, "we go again on Saturday", or Tuesday, whichever applies.
It so meaningless and easy to say unless we see a change.
|Well, look at it this way.|
at 17:04 8 Feb 2020
With the exception of Holy and Norwood, the team that starts most games for us is the exact same team that got relegated by a long way, a very long way, and yet somehow, a lot of people seem to be under the impression that we were going to walk the league and return triumphantly to the Championship.
It was death by a thousand cuts at the hands of Evans in the Championship, and now get ready for death by a million cuts in League one.
Without real investment, we are going nowhere and Evans, who throughout his tenure has a track record of trying to do everything by only spending 50% of what it actually will cost to make it happen, will insist on freebies from L2 and trying to get the kids to be world beaters in a sh.it team.
I've given up, this isn't about Lambert, Hurst, McCarthy, Jewell, Keane or Magilton, this is all on Evans and no matter if you were a Lambert or a McCarthy inner or outer, whoever comes next will struggle too, and 50% of us will want him out.
Sorry, but sick of watching us doing the same thing over and over and over and expecting a different result.
|Are we finally realising that this squad isn't good enough to get promoted?|
at 12:25 2 Feb 2020
Start again with KVY, Norwood, Downes and Wolfie, if I'm honest, thats probably about it.
The rest can go.
However, that would mean that Evans is going to have to find some money and thats not happening.
We'll never play in the Premier League again, we will likely never reach a competitive level with Nodge again, the best we can hope for is somehow getting back into the Championship, where I suspect we will become a Champ/L1 Yo-Yo club, like Rotherham.
All of this has happened under Evans, but somehow I'm told by many on here that I must be happy that we've sunk as low as we have, because he puts in £5m a year, offsets his funding of the club with player sales, isn't an Oyston or Sisu, and somehow has employed six managers, five of which have failed.
Thanks Marcus, god knows where we'd be without you.
|Put very simply|
at 21:51 28 Jan 2020
1. We don't have any method to beat teams effectively who put 9 or 10 men behind the ball.
2. Long ball never ever works for us, our passing isn't accurate enough.
3. We get bullied too easily.
4. If Evans thinks we can ever challenge for the Prem on the cheap, he's deluded.
5. This squad is nowhere near as good as a great deal of us lot think.
6. This team will 100% be relegated from the Championship if promoted unless big money is spent.
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at 19:13 10 Jan 2020
|Has anyone ever seen|
at 09:16 10 Jan 2020
Marcus Evans and Dominic Cummings in the same room at the same time?
|Evans new year message|
at 08:59 10 Jan 2020
If he wants us to play a more technical game, that's great.
But for me, there's a lot of 'I' and not very much 'We'. Surely it shouldn't be the owners decision how we play, but the managers, else the manager already has one hand behind his back.
If you want the team to play in a technical style as an owner/chairman then surely you go and get yourself a more technically minded manager, probably from Europe, and sign more technically minded players, (probably from Europe).
To then say you want a more technical style, but we are on a bad run because the style in this division is more direct and aggressive, was the most mind boggling thing I've read, he's basically saying we don't currently have a defence against that style of play and it will take time, at least a couple of years.
Some people on this board are near orgasmic about this statement from our Fuhrer, but i only see this.
1) Evans is dictating to the manager, rather than getting a manager to suit what he wants.
2) We probably won't sign the players we actually need.
3) He's warming us all up for not going up this year.
4) All of his eggs are going into the Academy players.
5) He thinks we can become Championship challengers on the cheap.
[Post edited 10 Jan 9:02]
|Robson's win percentage when he came in.|
at 09:37 6 Jan 2020
In each of Sir Bobby's full seasons after being made Ipswich manager -
1969/70 - 24%
1970/71 - 28%
1971/72 - 27%
1972/73 - 41%
1973/74 - 47%
Now I'm not saying Lambert is doing things right, nor am I saying he's the next Bobby Robson, far from it. But what I am saying is that under our current fan base, Robson would have gone sometime around Christmas 1970, and maybe we wouldn't be talking about our 'proud history' now.
Maybe we give Lambert a bit of time to get it right? Me included.
|Lee Martins goal|
at 17:43 4 Jan 2020
Was it a miss hit cross? I can only imagine it was.
|The start we had has done us no favours|
at 10:46 30 Dec 2019
and Chambo has called it in his interview, “The second goal to equalise - celebrate! I’ve said that in there. We’ve wasted opportunities, we’ve just run back to the halfway line as if we’re like Man City playing against [a League Two club]."
For me this is what it all comes down to, we got a great start, were 3 or 4 points clear with games in hand and we stopped respecting the clubs in this league, that's the players, PL with his constant rotation, and postponing of games due to international call ups and the fans too with our expectation that we should be sweeping clubs aside.
This is not an easy league, its blood and thunder and we need to respect the teams in it, not start playing the 'big club' bullshoite. Back to basics, defend and work your openings.
|Team for me against Wycombe|
at 19:58 29 Dec 2019
RB Donacien (If Fit)
|When we were relegated, it wasn't by a little bit|
at 19:33 29 Dec 2019
It was by a whole lot. And yet we've pretty much kept faith with the same players who got us relegated.
Now I don't know if this was PL's doing or ME's with his 3 point plan to use academy players, and therefore cut costs, but, whoever is ultimately to blame, it's clearly not working.
It hasn't taken L1 teams long to figure out how to play us, get behind the ball, press the play quickly and then move through the thirds at speed.
The players aren't streetwise enough, we panic every time, and PL doesn't have a plan to counter it.
I think we'll move out more players than we bring in during January and thats likely to include Downes I'm afraid. But the statements from PL about 'togetherness', 'lots of football to be played' and 'it'll come good eventually' has terrifying hallmarks of this time last year.
|I don't know if it just this board or wider culture|
at 00:54 27 Dec 2019
but, irrespective of recent results, and they have been bad. I'm a little sad of the general lack of respect for a manager, who has done more to galvanise this club with its supporters than ANYONE involved with this club over the last 20 years.
Tactics aren't great, team selection isn't great, but the players are letting him down here. It's not all on him.
If he goes, he goes, but realistically, we're L1 now, who do you reckon we could attract? Is this squad good enough to stay up it we went up? No, but that's not necessarily Lamberts doing is it?
at 21:19 10 Dec 2019
GK - Holy
LB - Kenlock
CB - Chambers
CB - Wolfie
RB - KVY
LM - Garbutt
CM - Skuse
CM - Downes
RM - Edwards
CF - Norwood
CF - Jackson
s1 - Norris
s2 - Wilson
s3 - Donacien
s4 - Nolan
s5 - Judge
s6 - Dozzell
s7 - Keane
Now stop f'ing about.
If we've got players that can't play 4/5 games on the bounce then we're in real trouble. Yes change 2-3 players when we have Sat/Tuesday/Sat/Tuesday games, but not 7 or 8 in every game.
[Post edited 10 Dec 2019 21:38]
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