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  1. It’s a bit like Lambert this virus...it continues to mutate and is impossible to get rid of
  2. Just reading through the unbelievable post-match interview between Lambert and the local press following their game at Oxford and wondering how such a situation has been allowed to develop. It is inconceivable to imagine Farke so at odds with supporters and for that behaviour to be supported by the owners of the club. Fans are of course, always entitled to share opinions, based on their historical expectations, but the degree to which the tail is wagging the dog at Portman Road, certainly makes me feel very lucky to enjoy the security, professionalism and common-sense provided by Webber and his team. If Marcus Evans does bow to the supporter pressure, brought about by the journalistic equivalent of the school magazine, it would surely set a precedent, the like of which, has never been seen at such a high profile club. Either way, I rejoice at the stability, enthusiasm and commitment brought to our club, by a very special German and a highly perceptive Englishman.
  3. It may well be (worth) investing £10 to watch, given the Lambert situation and the potential for a sixth loss in nine games. The firework is lit and it’s surely just a matter of time before he blows, leaving a pile of fine-knit Merino wool and his glasses welded to the dug-out.
  4. I suspect you might be right about swinging in Wickham Market
  6. Well written... but by another of their fans- albeit a proper journalist on this occasion. It occurs to me, that the piece says more about the state of the club, than the efforts of the current manager. The reality, is that the club may well have folded, had it not been for Evan's intervention, BUT that they were effectively consigned to this type of eventuality at the point they allowed his takeover to happen. For 'Ipswich' read Sunderland, Coventry, Blackpool, Notts County...the list goes on and on and on. They failed to make it into football's financial castle, before the drawbridge was pulled well and truly up. We may never play them again.
  7. Is it fair to say that there has been a loss of context here? Petitions to re-instate a hobbyist journalist who happens to be a fan of your club, alongside campaigns for feeding hungry schoolchildren, the right to access clean drinking water and mandatory life sentences for those who recklessly take a life? There is of course, always the possibility that the manager isn't the problem? Lambert maintained full support and a full stadium whilst at CR, only running out of credit, when personal ambition overtook what was safe for the club to pursue at that particular moment in time. When your football club, sells out to a man, who effectively uses it as a financial tool, within a wider business strategy, it is quite likely you will get your fingers burned. You therefore have my sympathy, but not my vote. Stay well in this global pandemic
  8. There seems to be an acceptance for players to be encouraged to go down in the modern game. The other disappointing element is for a ‘good yellow’ card where foul play prevents an opportunity. ‘Taking one for the team’ etc. I don’t see either as being healthy in the context of the sport.
  9. Difficult to imagine playing them in the league again, within the next five to ten years. I believe their owner will need to recoup in the region of £100 million of his own money, before they can begin to invest in consolidation at even Championship level. FFP rules must make any sort of recovery almost impossible unless they can recruit the mother of all talent spotters as a manager. Even then, you have to try to convince youngsters to move to Suffolk to make it work. History is a wonderful thing, but only if you’ve lived and breathed the success yourself. A decade and a half of yellow and green dominance looks like it could become the norm in East Anglia and with a dwindling and fickle fanbase I can’t see a way back for them.
  10. I suspect most people can see both sides of the argument. Jobs and careers are at stake when leaked information potentially provides opponents with a match day advantage and TWTD itself provided the platform for that information to be seen. If those running it are unable to control its content, there is a strong argument for removing that threat going forward. The term ‘Journalist’ is always questionable when it comes to a ‘fan’ writing about their own club, as their copy tends to lack balance and a realistic viewpoint. I’m unconvinced that hiding behind the fact he didn’t post the team news himself, is enough to exonerate anyone in this instance. The vehicle for the leak is TWTD itself and if its content cannot reflect some degree of stewardship and professionalism I would certainly question its right to have access to classified information regarding the football club. Message boards have their place in football, but there is arguably no place in the modern game for ‘play journalism’ given the speed at which rumours and tactics can become very useful public knowledge ahead of key games. Thank goodness we have a more robust set-up at FCR.
  11. For all of Lambert’s faults, I can understand his position on imposing the ban. Press conferences should be for journalists only and those presenting a balanced viewpoint. The problem with clubs allowing access to fans/hobbyists, is that the facts get skewed and there are jobs and careers at stake when the details of team news or behind the scenes ongoings are leaked. TWTD should stick to post match discussion and threads about favourite cheeses etc and leave prematch reporting to the professionals. Time for Phil to put his Big Boy pants on I suspect.
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