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Re: Relegation

Post by Charnwood » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:20 am

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Imagine, the mighty Portman Road being host to Ipswich Town v Solihull.

😖

You jest Marko but a Town v Forest Green Rovers could well be on the cards if they manage to win the League Two play offs which they’re currently in the frame to qualify for.

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Re: Relegation

Post by marko69 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:23 am

Before Forest Green Rovers made the conference, I had never even heard of them. It’s weird enough hearing their name in League Two!
Please God, no.

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Re: Relegation

Post by saint jude » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:55 am

Looking at the caliber of likely club sides the team will face off against next season there doesn't seem much in the way of concern. Assuming Lambert stays on and the beacon of hope people insist, there are few teams down there that may prove problematic. Dependant on whether say Sunderland, Charlton and Coventry make it out but as for the rest you'd assume it would be near plain sailing.

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Re: Relegation

Post by derick_ipsw » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:03 am

saint jude wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:55 am
Looking at the caliber of likely club sides the team will face off against next season there doesn't seem much in the way of concern. Assuming Lambert stays on and the beacon of hope people insist, there are few teams down there that may prove problematic. Dependant on whether say Sunderland, Charlton and Coventry make it out but as for the rest you'd assume it would be near plain sailing.
I do believe we have lost to Accrington already this season!! :shock:

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Re: Relegation

Post by Bluemike » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:02 am

And in recent times Stevenage, Lincoln, Crawley and Exeter

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Re: Relegation

Post by Charnwood » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:32 am

Bluemike wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:02 am
And in recent times Stevenage, Lincoln, Crawley and Exeter

I certainly don’t think we should assume life in League 1 will be plain sailing, that would be a highly dangerous assumption.

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Re: Relegation

Post by TODD66 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:38 am

Ah, but all will be different when playing against them in a league fixture and not those nasty knock out competitions.

Also we can now look forward to being knocked out in the first round of the Cup - every cloud eh!! :lol:

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Re: Relegation

Post by Bluemike » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:02 am

Checkatrade here we come

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Re: Relegation

Post by nicscreamer » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:37 am

Ok, so I get the feeling most of us are agreed on...

1. Keep bulk of young players in squad, get rid of loan players
2. If we can, sign up the best of the loanies (Pennington? Keane? Judge? )
3. Keep at least a couple of old heads for experience and grit ( I would keep chambo and skuse, but appreciate others wouldn't)
4. Keep Lambert, invest at least a few quid in some dogged league 1/ champ players to give us some grit on those cold wet winters nights in Accrington
5. Win League 1 at first attempt, and bounce straight up to the Prem...

Simples :-)

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Re: Relegation

Post by marko69 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:13 pm

And actually win that checkatrade cup Mike is talking about. It’s a day out at Wembley...... and silverware.

I’m joking. PLEASE play the players grannies in those fixtures.

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Re: Relegation

Post by nicscreamer » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:18 pm

marko69 wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:13 pm
And actually win that checkatrade cup Mike is talking about. It’s a day out at Wembley...... and silverware.

I’m joking. PLEASE play the players grannies in those fixtures.
No way!! Lets win it!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Relegation

Post by marko69 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:26 pm

Hmmm. I cannot have the view of the Irn Bru cup that Hibs were in and a different view for ITFC in this checkacowboybastard competition.

I say play the pie stall workers. If ever there was a time that the club should be (cliche) “concentrating on the league”, it’s from this August onwards.

And I’m praying Jack Ross gets Sunderland the hell outta there.

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Re: Relegation

Post by Bluemike » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:28 pm

We should have played the pie stall workers for most of this season.

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Re: Relegation

Post by marko69 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:35 pm

True. Only a few seasons ago, Liverpool left back Andy Roberston was pie stall worker / scarf stand worker / boot cleaner at Queens Park. The wee gem was then discovered.

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Re: Relegation

Post by goldandblack » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:42 am

Bluemike wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:02 am
Checkatrade here we come
So Mike, what would be your local derby if, just if you did go down.
on the bright side a great summer trip and weekend to Blackpool. although probably be a cold Tuesday winter night,
Always remember playing them one bank holiday and 7k Wolves fans played footie on the beach, ah memories :D

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Re: Relegation

Post by derick_ipsw » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:05 am

goldandblack wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:42 am
Bluemike wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:02 am
Checkatrade here we come
So Mike, what would be your local derby if, just if you did go down.
on the bright side a great summer trip and weekend to Blackpool. although probably be a cold Tuesday winter night,
Always remember playing them one bank holiday and 7k Wolves fans played footie on the beach, ah memories :D
In Mike's absence, Southend or Charlton but if Colchester got promoted from League 2 via the Play offs it would be Colchester.

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Re: Relegation

Post by Bluemike » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:22 pm

Sorry G&B, Derick has answered it perfectly and even if Blackpool is a cold Tuesday evening I'll be there.

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Re: Relegation

Post by goldandblack » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:31 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:22 pm
Sorry G&B, Derick has answered it perfectly and even if Blackpool is a cold Tuesday evening I'll be there.
So its Blackpool and Southend, buckets and spades time, Happy Days, Colchester must be nearer than Norwich.?

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Re: Relegation

Post by Bluemike » Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:26 pm

Yes Colchester is 15 minutes up the road

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Re: Relegation

Post by goldandblack » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:43 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:26 pm
Yes Colchester is 15 minutes up the road
went there years back at there old ground when the Wolves came to Town.,
I even went there once to see Walsall with some army mates stationed in Colchester, another night to regret :wink:

not been to the new ground yet but looks impressive from the road to Ipswich.

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Re: Relegation

Post by Bluemike » Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:13 pm

To be honest i think its awful

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Re: Relegation

Post by goldandblack » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:14 am

Bluemike wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:13 pm
To be honest i think its awful
actually the first time I see it was when they were building it, then again when it was dark....you will see a ground this Saturday that's makes Colchester's ground look like Wembley. :lol: :lol: :lol:

PS, surely Charlton cant be a derby for you lads, our only real derby now is Leicester now that those Brummy misfits and the flower pot men have found there level.

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Re: Relegation

Post by derick_ipsw » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:07 am

Purely on selfish level, the games I can go to next season that are quite close to Chester:

Accrington
Bolton......if Relegated
Blackpool
Fleetwood
Rochdale...if they stay up
Shrewsbury
Bury........if Promoted from Lg 2
Tranmere..if Promoted from Lg 2

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Re: Relegation

Post by marko69 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:59 pm

derick_ipsw wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:07 am
Purely on selfish level, the games I can go to next season that are quite close to Chester:

Accrington
Bolton......if Relegated
Blackpool
Fleetwood
Rochdale...if they stay up
Shrewsbury
Bury........if Promoted from Lg 2
Tranmere..if Promoted from Lg 2
Double relegation and Carlisle......., I’ll be there! Can’t wait! 👍👌

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Re: Relegation

Post by derick_ipsw » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:30 pm

marko69 wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:59 pm
derick_ipsw wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:07 am
Purely on selfish level, the games I can go to next season that are quite close to Chester:

Accrington
Bolton......if Relegated
Blackpool
Fleetwood
Rochdale...if they stay up
Shrewsbury
Bury........if Promoted from Lg 2
Tranmere..if Promoted from Lg 2
Double relegation and Carlisle......., I’ll be there! Can’t wait! 👍👌
And I thought I was being selfish!! :lol:

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Re: Relegation

Post by marko69 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:37 pm

:lol:

To be honest....., that's still a 242 mile round trip for a lazy, selfish bstd like me! :D

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Re: Relegation

Post by Bluemike » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:19 pm

Just down the road then lol

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Re: Relegation

Post by derick_ipsw » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:21 am

A contributing factor to Town's demise this season has been the fact we cant hold on to a lead. We have dropped 24 pts. from winning or drawing positions this season. (I.E 1-0 up against Preston, drew dropped 2 pts. Losing to Rotherham in 90 min points dropped 1).

We have also only gained 6 pts. from a losing position.

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Re: Relegation

Post by AngusThermopyle » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:00 pm

Given how we have performed this season I am not at all sure we will do well against Solihull.

Ipswich have been dying since Markus Evans took over. He uses ITFC as an ego trip, but doesn't put the money in. He put money in when Roy BOLLOCKS Keane was managing and uses that as a reason not to spend money now. He is a disaster for Ipswich.

AT :oops:

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Re: Relegation

Post by saint jude » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:46 am

Very astute observation.

Would argue the Keane issue for lack of investment. This was a name that was here what, ten years ago and Evans won't supply funds because of it ? Bit far-fetched with that reasoning.

Evans doesn't possess an ego, he doesn't possess a soul. Merely a gray cloud that has remained consistent over the club for over a decade, coming forth with alarming infrequency with random announcement and proclamation. Seems to admire a target in becoming the most despised and ineffective chairperson in this club's distinguished history.

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