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|Football's betting denial....|
at 09:43 9 Jan 2020
I've never been much a of an enthusiast for betting on something as random as football, nor for preying on the weak and vulnerable... but clearly the FA are - as well as football clubs
In those far off days when I was involved in marketing it was a general assumption that any market with two big brands in it already was a touch difficult to get into without segmentation.... yet there are over 20 betting companies in this country sticking their names on largely awful football team shirts.... so it must be working.
More's the pity
|One for the NFL fans on here|
at 13:26 6 Jan 2020
The Dallas Cowboys are interviewing Mick McCarthy - who is currently favourite to land the job
|Blog ||Wing Wonders (Part Two)|
at 09:00 4 Jan 2020
As the sixties morphed into the seventies, wing wonders at Portman Road were a bit like London buses. Four had come along at once, though in truth one or two (like those same London buses) were also easy to miss.
|Blog ||Wing Wonders (Part One)|
at 10:05 31 Dec 2019
It’s a curiosity of Town’s great years that the two big successes – winning the league under Alf Ramsey and the UEFA Cup under Bobby Robson were based on teams without true wingers.
at 09:56 29 Dec 2019
Hope you TWTD NFL fans have been watching the NFL top 100 filmlets celebrating 100 years of the NFL? If not look them up on Youtube - and some of the round tables. Depending on when you started watching there are some great memories -and you begin to see the real Bill Belichick.
Two of the most admirable traits of the NFL is that despite all the hype they revere greatness- and focus on the greatsof the past and that passes on to the current players.
|Blog ||John Cobbold’s Ace Gardener|
at 10:13 27 Dec 2019
For newer Town supporters perhaps, the name Colin Viljoen has disappeared into the mists of time. But for those of us who started supporting Town in the 60s his name is fondly recalled as a true great. His highlights reel alone (alas it exists only in memory) would mark him out as someone special.
|Blog ||Big Al|
at 16:53 24 Dec 2019
When the Kevin Beattie statue is revealed, I suspect it will be his great pal and fellow central defensive titan, Allan Hunter, who will do the revealing. What will be going through Big Al’s mind I wonder? Sadness at his friend’s passing – but mixed with fierce pride perhaps.
|111% wages v turnover in Championship|
at 08:21 12 Dec 2019
Lots of waffle in the media today about the unsustainability of championship football.... and how the Football League is putting together a 'working group'.
Other than the rather obvious correlation of spending a lot of money and getting promoted (though not necessarily staying up), there are one or two interesting nuggets. Living within your means (almost) doesn't necessarily get you relegated.... and Leeds and Sheff U seem to have flourished without overspending... well allegedly the same budget as Town, more or less. Bigger crowds, granted.... but they too have recent experience of where Town are now.
|See how good your MP is.....|
at 10:25 5 Dec 2019
Change.org have graded every MP on how responsive they are to their own constituents.
Mine comes 499th (and got 62% of the vote last time)
|Blog ||Politics and Ipswich Town|
at 16:48 29 Nov 2019
You might just have noticed that the TWTD Forum is awash with political comment. Annoying for some perhaps, who only want to discuss Norwood’s fitness – but surely no bad thing, given the stark choices facing us at a critical time in the country’s history?
|Anyone live in an area where their vote matters?|
at 10:07 21 Nov 2019
Lots of threads on politics on here - but given the UK voting system the Tories will keep all their seats in most of Ipswich catchment area (Ipswich aside - with maybe Labour Cambridge up for grabs too).
The right wing Tory loon parachuted into Saffron Walden got over 60% of the vote despite living in Wimbledon - and will almost certainly keep her seat as the LIb Dem on offer is an uninspiring grey beard who has been on the receiving end of the voice of the Uttlesford people before.
Could be worse....if I lived 1 mile west I would be mourning the loss of the fragrant Heidi Allen.
|Didn't see any Town shirts in London yesterday|
at 10:41 20 Oct 2019
Were any of you lot amongst my million closest friends yesterday? Or does your angst at the probable end of the UK and democracy, cutting the umbilical cord that sustains our economy with no idea of how to piece together an intensive care unit to nurture a recovery end with words on here?
|Blog ||The Beat One Year On|
at 14:08 8 Sep 2019
Kevin Beattie died in September last year. He is by some distance the most popular player in the club’s history. Any poll on Town’s greatest player will be won at a canter by Beattie. He’s destined to be the first player to have a statue in his honour (if the somewhat radical design doesn’t make it look like he’s slipped off his pedestal).
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