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Town Targeting Bury Winger Mayor
at 11:35:21

The fact that he specifically mentions Bury being close to home (Preston) would seem to suggest he won't want to up sticks and move to the opposite side of the country. Though we may be able to offer him a better deal than the League 2 clubs he's been linked with, which may swing him.

We obviously need a proper left sided player to free Judge up to play behind the front man/men.
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All Seven Out-of-Contract Senior Players Released
at 11:48:30

meekreech: you can't release players who are under contract. We could put them on the transfer list, but no-one seems to care too much about that kind of stuff these days anyway.

As for who you think should be OK, I disagree with several.

Edwards oftern offered attacking threat, obviously has skill and put good balls into the box on occasion (just a shame with one up front, there wasn't anyone there).
Nolan improved as the season progressed and has a good ability to ghost into the box and score - vital from our midfield.
Harrison didn't do much, but didn't get much chance either. He has played at this level before so could be worth keeping.
Jackson has a lot to prove this level might be better for him.
Donacien actually looked alright to me. He is certainly better than Spence and I think we harshly treated by Lambert. Worth keeping as don't have any other backup for Emmanuel and we don't have the money to buy loads of players so best to only get the essentials.
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O'Neill: Academy to Remain Category Two
at 13:22:04

mrmorisato: what are you suggesting is wrong here? That we aren't category one? No league 1 club is category one and very few championship clubs are (mostly ones who have copme down from the premier league).

Even with category one status how do you expect us to keep players who get offers from premier league clubs? Even if we were in the championship it would be very hard. It's a sad fact of modern football that it's all setup to protect the big boys.
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Season Ticket Total Just Misses 12,000 Mark
at 17:02:11

If they aren't going to offer us something as a good will gesture (say 8% reduction) how about at least giving us all a voucher for the club shop for £35. They'd probably actually make money on that deal when people buy extra stuff while they are there. And it would gather goodwill.
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Chambers: We'll Be Seen as a Scalp in League One
at 14:11:16

Chalo-bah, interesting that you seem to think all of those records are Chambers' fault (and by 'interesting' I mean 'ridiculous').

You may not rate him as a centre back, that's up to you, but to call him "a fraud of a man" is completely out of order and based on zero evidence as far as I can tell.

It's so easy to abuse people anonymously on the internet, and the world is a much worse place because of it.
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Chambers: We'll Be Seen as a Scalp in League One
at 14:08:42

Have to agree FrimleyBlue.

Bert, why do you think we'll be the Leeds of League One? We have a team of youngsters, an owner who jhas just said he won't be investing in the squad and we're bottom of the table by some distance.

We might be one of the favourites, simply because relegated teams usually are, but that's the only reason I can think of.

I'm not ruling anything out, and I'm happy with how we've been playing but so many fans seem to think League One will be easy, I suspect they'll be in for a shock.
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Ex-Academy Youngster Knight Nets Twice as City Reach FA Youth Cup Final
at 11:50:55

Sadly, being in League 1 will make it even harder to keep our youth products as even Championship sides will be a bigger draw for them, let alone the lower premier league teams.

Let's hope it lasts no more than a season.
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Lambert: Judge Was Brilliant, Keane Had Best Game for Town
at 11:28:03

bluemike1969: a bit harsh. We certainly did make a game of it. The commentators on TV said so, the stats said so. Sadly, we are weak in two areas and those are up front and at the back! Which is why we are where we are.
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Lambert: Judge Was Brilliant, Keane Had Best Game for Town
at 11:25:34

For me the only person in the squad who really looks like they know where the goal is is Jackson.

Sadly, he's let down by his general team play but if he was played as part of a 2-man strike force that would help him a lot.
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No More Heroes Any More
at 16:18:23

I do have to point out here that talk of the lack of use of our youth system (if which there has been a lot) is mostly very misguided.

Last season only one team had more minutes from youth players than us, yet Mccarthy is generally accepted as not using our youth system.

This season has seen has seen kenlock, lankester, Bishop, Dozzell, Downes all given runs of varying lengths. Not forgetting that throwing kids into a struggling team is rarely a good idea.

At times we've had 4 or so youth players on the pitch. That is a lot.

I'm not saying that it's perfect and that I wouldn't have liked to have seen more of Dozzell for example. But the idea that we don't use youth isn't correct or fair.
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Dear Martin Samuel...
at 12:32:25

Excellent blog, very balanced and your position is one I shared completely (I liked Mick, and I appreciated all he'd done for us).

Lathers: perfect analogy with the girlfriend/wife too.
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Morris Back From Forest Green Loan
at 10:20:44

People calling for him to be put into the squad are living in a land of make believe.

We already have 6 youth players in the squad (5 of them started on Tuesday). That's already too many. You can't just shove the youth team onto the pitch and expect great things. Chances are you could ruin their careers (especially as we are now struggling).

If Morris couldn't get a game at Forest Green why do people think he's good enough for us? It's madness.

If we really want our youth to flourish we need them to get first team experience and come into the team when they are ready.
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Ipswich Town 2-3 Millwall - Match Report
at 19:56:54

I'm baffled by calls to bring in young players.

What do you call Kenlock, Bishop, Dozzell, Lankester, Chalobah, Downes?

That's 6 players. Most experienced managers would tell you that 2 or 3 is about the right amount.

We don't need more youth players in the team at the moment.

People moaned about Mick not playing them last year, but we were second in the championship for youth minutes on the pitch.

I wonder if some fans have any idea sometimes.
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Lambert: First Win Was Always Going to Be a Scrappy One
at 19:38:33

algarvefan, the reason Roberts is preferred to Jackson is because he can hold the ball up occasionally. Jackson can't. Jackson isn't suited to a one up front formation.

Roberts will definitely get dropped in January and Spence I'd have thought.
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Lambert: Things Ongoing on January Additions
at 19:56:10

Interesting that Emmanuel isn't getting in the Shrewsbury team. He was player of the year at promoted Rotherham last year.

Maybe he just doesn't fit with the style (he's rather attacking)
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Lambert: We’ll Be in the Fight, Absolutely No Doubt About That
at 19:20:51

marco007, he isn't delusional, it's called man management. Something Hurst was awful at.

If he came out and said 'yep, we're screwed, my team are nowhere near good enough' do you think that will get them playing better.

Also, what makes you think he doesn't have words in private with them? No need to say everything in public. Quite the opposite in fact.
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Lambert: I Couldn’t Have Asked Any More of Them, They Gave Us Everything
at 23:15:14

Pablo123, you appear to be an idiot.

This guy had a job a few years ago and then left it. Now he has another job. Why on earth do you think he's a yellow? He's from Scotland.

He also sued Norwich, hardly suggests he's a massive fan does it?

People's inability to realise that it's a job for most players and managers (as it would be for us) is mind boggling.

I'm sure you'd get a job with your employers rivals if it paid well so why shouldn't that happen in football?
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Lambert: I Couldn’t Have Asked Any More of Them, They Gave Us Everything
at 23:10:57

blueboy1981, maybe you should understand how these things work. To get the best from his players he's giving them a boost. If he said that we were weak up front and are drifting away from the rest of the division do you really think that would get the players to play without fear and play their best football?

Of course not. I'm sure he knows what the league table looks like.
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Lambert: I Couldn’t Have Asked Any More of Them, They Gave Us Everything
at 19:34:58

It was an encouraging performance but still very weak up front (though not much PL can do about that with the squad he has. But what is refreshing to hear is him encouraging the players and praising them. Something Hurst just couldn't ever bring himself to do. It's basic man management.

Roberts looked OK so I've no idea why he was so far from the team under Hurst.

Anyway, positive signs today but we're a long way adrift already so I hope he can find some goals soon
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Lambert Era Begins With Huge Home Game Against Preston
at 15:10:00

muccletonjoe: agree completely. I was very disappointed when I read the likely formations.

It hasn't worked all season I can't see why it will now. We don't create and the extra defensive cover doesn't seem to help either (mainly because we concede from the wings or set pieces).

I really hope they've worked on set piece defending. Fix that and we at least stand a chance of a clean sheet.
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