Paul Lambert open letter

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Paul Lambert open letter

Post by Kerry Blue » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:49 am

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-to ... -1-5854682

Wow what other manger would do this, whatever happens we have got the right man that's for sure.👍

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Post by hallamblue » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:45 pm

Paul Lambert is a Blue, is a Blue.
Paul Lambert is a Blue, he hates narwich ,

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Post by Bluemike » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:18 pm

What a great gesture writing that letter, part of me does think he is very aware how quickly our fans can turn so it's very good PR, I genuinely believe he does love it here as he says.

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Re: Paul Lambert open letter

Post by Kerry Blue » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:59 pm

I do hope he looks on this as a long term job and intends to stay, I also like Mike think he loves it here long may that last.⚽

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Post by K L Blue » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:27 pm

what a great gesture by Lambert.
He knows we need the fans behind the team, but rather than just say "we need the fans" he's pointed out how vital the fans are.
Since he's been here, we're seeing the entire club change from top to bottom, Evans is supposed to be getting more hands on, Contracts are being looked at because their in a mess. Players are happier, manager actually showing what he wants done. fans being told how important they are.
For me this is a new building project, but relegation isn't assured as much as its not guaranteed we will stay up. But I find myself looking forward rather than down.

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Re: Paul Lambert open letter

Post by Ricco » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:38 pm

Negativity breeds negativity Mick!

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Great to have a manager focusing on and highlighting the right things.

Please publicly commit to next year regardless of what happens this season Paul. Can't really fault him thus far.

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Re: Paul Lambert open letter

Post by K L Blue » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:18 pm

Just found this reply to PL's letter


https://renegadestatman.wordpress.com/2 ... 45R4SGj9XA




Dear Mr Lambert
Two years ago today Ipswich Town were humiliated on national TV in the FA Cup by lower league Lincoln. That day Town were managed by a disenchanted manager, with a mainly disillusioned team. The despondency Ipswich fans felt that day hung around the club for far too long.
On the second anniversary of the Lincoln game you sent an open letter to the Town fans. It was a wonderful read and a positive attempt to bring the club and fans together. I am overjoyed that you have made watching Ipswich Town a positive experience again.
Last Saturday’s game against Rotherham United was a classic example of how far you have taken the club in a very short space of time. The football on the pitch, with a blend of academy players and senior pros was at times a joy to watch, although the second half less so. However, the resilience of the team, in particular the defence, shows that players you have only worked with a short time, have been injected by your enthusiasm.
Not only the players, the fans too. The atmosphere in Portman Road on Saturday was one of the best I have experienced for many years. I sit in the Sir Alf Ramsey Lower and it was great to hear fans around me, singing loudly in support of the team. The Sir Bobby Robson Stand was a wall of noise, led by the supporters group Blue Action. It is great to see that you have already met with these fans and started to reconnect fans and the club.
However my match day experience has grown, with watching you on the touchline. You are constantly encouraging the players by visibly applauding them. Fans also receive your applause when you show encouragement for their singing and support of the Blues. At times you are actively trying to whip up the atmosphere by windmilling your arms around, as if asking the fans to crank up the volume. It is a formula that is working.
My two children gave up their season tickets at the end of 2016/17 as they were no longer entertained. In a form of protest at the lack of entertainment I did not renew my season ticket. At the start of this season I became a season ticket holder again, however, despite encouragement my children were not interested in returning.
Following Saturday’s game against Rotherham, my 14 year old son asked, to my surprise, if he could get a half-season ticket. His reasons were that he felt the football highlights were “more exciting” and that in this January transfer window you had signed some “decent players”. He went on to say that relegation could come with some positives and that he would renew next season, whatever division we find ourselves in. On a personal note I’d like to thank you for bringing ‘father and son at football’ time back again.
The one thing Ipswich fans have been missing for some time is hope. You have given us hope and for now that’s enough.
God bless.
Seán

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Re: Paul Lambert open letter

Post by hallamblue » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:54 pm

Bloody brilliant!, Just brilliant!

I too feel this Club is at last, on the cusp of re identifying with its fan base and local area. This is ALL down to PAUL LAMBERT,

and I get the feeling something really special will happen at this Club over the next couple of seasons.


Paul Lambert, is a BLUE , is a BLUE
Paul Lambert , is a Blue , he hates narwich.

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Re: Paul Lambert open letter

Post by Steve and Jo » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:09 pm

WOW, what a reply.

That, has just totally replaced my faith back into football reading first Paul Lambert's letter then that reply..

Whether we survive or not which is still going to take the greatest escape ever, but whatever, we got to keep PL at Portman Rd. Totally feel in his hands whatever league we be in next season, we will be so much better than that what we were start of this season.

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Re: Paul Lambert open letter

Post by saint jude » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:48 pm

Whether the club survives in May is critical. Go down, it's all about rebuilding (and) which could take more than one season to retain second league status, if the team stays in the division it's at we got an opportunity with Lambert to do something from August and beyond.

Evans has to realize putting substantial money into the team is imperative to make it work. Many were skeptical when Lambert came in for reasons that don't really require elaboration, but it's a relief to possess someone that appears to speak honestly about the situation.

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Re: Paul Lambert open letter

Post by marko69 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:57 pm

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He went on to say that relegation could come with some positives and that he would renew next season, whatever division we find ourselves in.
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Very mature 14 year old. You'd expect a Harry Enfield "kevin" type character if relegation happens.

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