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Blues Among Clubs Linked With Northampton Keeper
at 16:47:46

Only food for thought ; just what is permanently on thr football merry go round !
Keeps us all interested though !!
COYB
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Lambert: We Were Comfortable, We Should Have Done Better With the Equaliser
at 17:43:49

PL has developed not only a thickish skin but the art and skill of deflecting attention from aspects of the football and personnel which might/ would prove almost embarrassing !
We never had the game satisfactorily in hand ,shouldn’t imagine just one goal reflects that situation ,and ought to be looking extremely closely at both our lack of creativity ( is or was Nolan the answer ,and if so to what and which ?) and the apparently total inability to deliver takeable opportunities in the face of determined and committed defensive line ups and teamwork from our opposition .
Frantic activity ,fitness and enthusiasm alone are not the answer ,and we long for real sparks to emerge both on and off the field .
I respect PL and his team enormously,as it seems do many ,but if it’s the final touches he is trying for ,then let’s all hope he can pull some rabbits out of the hat ,and that his judgement on Keane and Judge is and will bear fruit !
COYB
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Coventry City 1-1 Ipswich Town - Match Report
at 16:47:54

For heavens sake , it’s down to our coaches to instil some sense of urgency ,accuracy and utter determination into the so called forwards ,and everybody else.
There seems no killer instinct in the side at all ,and little proper sense of positioning ; the Coventry goal looked like almost calamitous defending ,lack of decision taking and the same lack of appreciation of jointly what to do ( about 4 of our players standing off !)
It’s all becoming terribly frustrating and PL cannot explain away these persistent failings week in week out ; the stats don’t lie and we continue to lack creativity and goals ,
COYB step up and show us a better attitude and even more cohesion !
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Lambert: We Don't Want Norwood Playing Too Many Games Too Soon
at 16:28:57

Calm and sanguine summation / explanation from PL .Its good to know we take careful consideration of all and very factor in thr professional management at ITFC .
One can only admire the regular patient approach which PL and co. adopt in interview especially when the questions inevitably follow the same pattern ,but probably reflect too an agenda dictated by supporter and media pressure !
COYB
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Lambert: Referees' Chief Jones Can't Believe Goal Was Chalked Off
at 16:04:38

It would be very good ,and courageous but not before time, if the PGMO actually publicly described what action they took and take over such terrible performances .
The number of cards issued alone illustrates the man in the middle either lost control.or never established control .
It also immediately calls in to question the integrity and validity of his all round performance ,and that of his assisting team !
Whilst I can quite see there is a need to protect officials from improper criticism and worse ,equally there is patently a real need for everybody in the game ,including supporters to be treated to a clear and proper and mature public explanation of how and why decisions were arrived at ,and a genuine apology from such as the PGMO when this sort of debacle occurs !
I do not think a humiliation is called for ,but ,as in the workplace, a review by those involved and some public acknowledgement ought to be the route to take .
The game is over and done now : it won’t be the only one throughout the leagues where inadequacy causes frustration ,but just maybe this indicates the need for the PGMO to improve themselves ,their own management and importantly the attention to encouraging and educating enough and more people to become Game Officials .I wonder if the PGMO have enough monetary support to do all they’d like to do ,and / or whether they need some fresh blood to reinvigorate their body and institute a fresh approach ?
MUCH remains to be done , the politics in the game still play an often unwanted role but I shall hope for improvement !
COYB
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O'Neill on Dozzell: It’s a Real Issue in Football
at 20:35:23

AND why not ? O’ N has highlighted the void which can loom after the stimulation and tremendous highs of constantly performing and being helped to stay marvellously fit : and it’s right we continue to care ,and show how and how much by offering help .
We wish you well ,Jason !
COYB
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Vincent-Young Facing 12 Weeks Out Following Second Operation
at 13:36:17

So so unfortunate ; keep the chin up ,rest and recuperate exceptionally well !
Everyone at ITFC and amongst the supporters will be following your progress with the greatest interest .,
Reward us , do everything you need and can to return physically fit and as professional as ever : all the very best !
COYB
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Ipswich Town 0-0 Wycombe Wanderers - Match Report
at 22:59:10

Again the stats don’t lie; NO evident shots recorded on goal but no end of shots !!
WHAT are we paying these professional footballers to do ?Why are there reports of ‘scuffed ‘ efforts , or mis hits , etc etc : this smacks of a lack of cool heads,professional calculation under pressure OR more simply inability ( or could it be lack of practice in some instances ?)
As for Norwood ,he deserves a blast of criticism for his verbal nonsense : if that should anger him then well and good ,and it might just cause him to rethink and concentrate his efforts even more on actually contributing ,AND putting the ball in the net !
Time me thinks for PL to show some real mettle ,set the records straight with the personnel AND get the results going again .
AS to the hopeless officials ,it is to be hoped ,nay expected ,that any a Referee who had to show 11cards will be up before the Beak ,have his card marked and subject to a bit of re - education .
But COYB we expect more !!
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Chambers: Near Three-Week Break a Little Difficult
at 17:27:02

Quite a few choose to apportion blame to LC ; I wasn’t there but a careful look at the highlights seems to indicate a sudden switch of momentum ,a well weighted pass,and great anticipation by B’ pool actually created the opening ( as a defender you can sometimes only ‘catch up ‘ ) and then cover and cohesion in our box wasnt 100% so a goal came about .
It’s so easy to think only of BLAME whilst not taking into account the circumstance and opposition ; and we can’t truly expect not to concede !!
Let’s try to be appreciative and positive : the ‘ penalty ‘ looked terribly adjudged and the referee plainly had a pretty poor game , along with his assistants ,with a likely ‘ goal ‘ not actually disallowed but completely unrecognised !
On the bye , what happened to the highlights which appeared ‘Dimlights ‘ this week !
COYB
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Ipswich Town 2-2 Blackpool - Match Report
at 23:06:01

Unfortunately not able to be there ,but once again a look at the stats reveals how wasteful we are when shooting at goal ! Ratio wise we appear consistently less accurate than many opposition sides ,and those observing and writing comment accordingly !
Chances are being created but the end result just doesn’t materialise .Where oh where is the killer instinct ?
So many comment on the lone striker policy and there’s no doubt KJ is not a devastating all rounder ,but equally PL is nobody’s fool .
For many years we’ve lacked any regular and meaningful goal threat from mid field ( or elsewhere ) and with Norwood and our new full back missing it falls to others to really step up !
It’s a long season , we’ve players to come back but let’s hope some of these rather obvious shortcomings are remedied.
COYB
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Ipswich Town 1-1 Blackpool - Half-Time
at 16:43:37

Referees are under as much personal pressure as players ,BUT it’s nearly unforgivable to either ignore , or choose not to stop a game ,when a head injury occurs .In this instance ,and reading the report , it’s seems very odd that the game had to be suspended whilst Skuse received on field treatment and one hopes the referee will reflect afterwards on whether his decision ,or non- decision ,was the right thing to do !
It is, of course ,quite possible he did not see the kick so couldn’t make any decision , but on the field he ought to be close enough ,and receive assistance from the sidelines !
Curious to say the least .
COYB
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Lambert: The Crap That's Been Written Has Been Unbelievable
at 16:01:49

Let’s trust PL quickly gets over this bout of frustration ,it’s not been his habit at all ; and I’d rather it didn’t become so !
Good to read so many ‘positives ‘ in previous commentaries ; on balance we are doing fine and it’s the long game that will pay dividends !
Hearts and minds positively behind the current ITFC drive , support and understanding ,belief and appreciation ; leave ‘negativity ‘ right out of the equation !
COYB
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Dozzell Thanks Club and Milton in Statement
at 15:10:08

This is genuinely sad news : no reason to need to know how or why this has come about — but .like many others I’m sure , I wish JD all the best and a steady road to recovery .
COYB
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Taylor: Sears is Getting Stronger and Quicker Every Day
at 16:48:22

Only the best news !
COYB
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Taylor Looking Forward to Return to League One Action
at 18:30:10

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Exceptionally good to see public appreciation of LC and his contribution ,especially as Skipper !
We really do have a management team who sing confidently from the sane hymn sheet : how very lucky we are ,and let’s not forget the quiet but effective contribution made by ME !
COYB
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Huws: Things Start to Fall Into Place and It's Enjoyable, Which It Wasn't For a While
at 18:13:09

We are learning and appreciating so much more about EH as the days go by , and his ‘class ‘ was obvious right from the start ,even if his overall fitness was a bit of a doubt then, He has , however , dispelled all thought of inherent weakness and shown us his real determination to again realise his potential and it’s obvious he genuinely enjoys training and working to try to maximise his contribution on the pitch and to the squad and colleagues !
Character was always a key factor in MM’s list of priorities and EH shows lots !
COYB
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Taylor: Keane is On a Building Process
at 17:59:11

Guarded, professional and sensible ; keeps expectations under control ( hopefully ) and leads us to believe we’ve got a true striker being nurtured in to a real strike force to be reckoned with .
From the little we’ve seen this man brings skills and attributes which aren’t readily apparent and assembled in others , and his ‘ class ‘ could be a telling factor once he returns to full fitness .
It’s essential he has the belief from our management team and the confidence to only go forward ,but that necessitates patience and confident understanding support : let’s give it !
COYB
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Judge and Ireland Targeting Victory Over Danes and Automatic Qualification
at 10:46:29

MS ,that’s a bit churlish !Where’s your sense of sportsmanship ?Its a game we should all enjoy ,and not be continually expressing some sort of ‘resentment ‘ about : let’s move on positively and hope for a good contest played out in the right spirit !( OR maybe I’m of an older .out of touch generation ?) .
Whatever , COYB
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Ipswich Town 0-1 Lincoln City - Half-Time
at 16:39:33

It DOES seem absolutely contemptuous to do today what Lambert has done ; especially so as we’ve really a rest period before the next League outing .
One accepts that promotion is the prime objective ,but what are we doing ?Its a blow to the supporters and morale generally and WILL take some explaining away : PL will have to accept that simply NO excuses will be readily accepted ,and rightly so !
This isn’t a very good advert for our so called strength ; particularly shows a weakness of character in the squad that they cannot come together adequately ,even if it is ONLY the FA cup !
I’m disappointed ,and bet I’m not alone .
COYB
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Smith Training at Playford Road - But Only to Stay Fit
at 20:31:21

Like many of ITFC supporters we’ve watched TS since he first appeared in his teens ,and again like many were sad to see him leave ,not knowing then or now how and why it came about ,as we were not exactly overloaded with the sort of enthusiasm and commitment he brought .
We asked ourselves whether there were fitness issues, or technical deficiencies we’d not spotted ,but his presence here is good to see !
COYB
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