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Doing a Leeds is not the answer.....

Post by loudnproud » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:20 am

I know how much you have all missed me on this site {lol} and i can only apologize for disappearing like a fart in the north stand....I have my reasons both medically and otherwise.
Their appears to be yet more growing resentment against Lambert which i find similarities to what is happening at Leeds Utd. Chopping and changing managers is not the answer. Marcus Evens,who is not a football fan,needs to accept this.

I do however lay the fault firmly at his door though...The way he has and is still using this club for his benefit. I refuse therefore to contribute my hard earned money to support his club...Yes people i did say his club. He can do what he likes with it. He knows that this football club can and will generate a firm passionate core base of die hard revenue of which he willingly writes off every season as a loss. he is a businessman not a fan with the same passion and desire to be a trophy winner.

The ONLY way this club is going to move forward in my opinion, is when or IF ME steps aside,not likely to happen. Its not pressure on our manager that needs to be addressed but on our Owner. Local media does not want to apply it,probably due to kick backs of some sort.

Lets take a look at Newcastle Utd...A massive club in the north east with a huge fanbase. Mike Ashley holds the purse strings and never supports his manager well enough in the transfer markets. Im not suggesting for one moment that ME should open his wallet up to ridiculous fees but nor can you run a successful football club on a budget. Im pretty sure lambert has said to him I quite like this player or that player only to discover that our owner is not prepared to pay that amount..ect ect..

I happen to believe that this squad is good enough to get out of this league. If they fail.many of our promising young talent will move on or be sold.Its harsh but we all know its expected. Town fans are a great bunch to be with when they new how to have fun win loose or draw.....when that returns back to the terraces maybe i will be ready to come back to it.......enjoy the season

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Post by nicscreamer » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:57 am

Great to hear from you again!. Don't be a stranger

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Post by Charnwood » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:57 am

Your thoughts on ME are echoed by many on this forum L & P. Many times I posted my preference for a change of ownership before McCarthy was replaced, as I honestly believe he could have done so much better with some investment and may well have got us promoted out of the Championship rather than relegated.

My only dilemma is how this works in practice, as we don’t appear to have a queue of potential owners waiting in the wings to take over. One of our weaknesses is that our football ground is leased from the Town Council and all we have is debt. So often new owners are happy to clear debt when they acquire valuable real estate in an expensive City Centre but we don’t have this luxury.

I honestly don’t know where we’re going at the moment because if we do miss out on getting out of this league at the first attempt, I see only a further downward spiral as ME reduces his investment to combat lowering attendances and decreasing revenues, it really is a scary scenario for our football club.

I really can’t believe how we’ve f*cked up this season, the opportunity to bounce back at the first attempt was there for the taking and it looks increasingly likely that it may not happen, in my opinion that’s more down to Paul Lambert than Marcus Evans given the squad of players he’s had at his disposal this season.

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Post by marko69 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:42 am

Great to see you post, LnP. 👍👍👍

FWIW, couple of my best mates, (Jambos) aren’t setting foot back in Shitecastle until Budge and Levein are gone. Refuse to part with their hard earned cash to be part of the regime.

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Post by barmy billy » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:17 pm

Who knows what the future holds, because I am beginning to fear for the end of the season.

Even if we fortunate enough to gain promotion I cannot see the current squad remaining in the Championship as I do not envisage Evans laying out appropriate money to secure reinforcements. If we stay in Div 3 (can't remember proper name) I can see the scenario that Charnwood paints which is pretty grim. Sorry, but as long as the Borough Council own the ground he is correct: who on earth would want to buy ITFC?

Both scenarios seem pretty dismal, added to which, can anyone really imagine Lambert hanging around for much longer if we don't get promotion.

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Post by longjohn » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:41 pm

“Chopping and changing managers is not the answer” - unless you haven’t got the right manager in the first place. In my opinion Marcus Evans has not made a good managerial appointment to date, arguably McCarthy included, and he needs to step back and hand over the decision making to a CEO with a footballing background. It works for Norwich, and would probably cost Evans less in the long run.

We are going nowhere fast with Lambert and even if we do scrape promotion I am not optimistic, based on the last 14 months, that we will avoid coming straight back down again. Probably time to get someone like Nathan Jones in and not waste yet another season.

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Post by Charnwood » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:42 pm

In years gone by I was surprised The Council never gifted the ground to the football club or sold it at a nominal price, however at today’s valuations there’s no reason at all why this should happen just to make a billionaire buyer even richer.

How much we need somebody like billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha to come along and replicate what he did for Leicester City in 2010 when he bought them for £39m and cleared all their debt. Four years later they were promoted to the Premier League and we all know what happened next.

It’s hard to believe that it was only 2008/9 when Leicester City were like us playing in League One, the only possible difference, they didn’t screw up bouncing straight back.

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Post by Steve and Jo » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:43 pm

Hi there LnP, good seeing you on here again and hoping you are well

Have to say i totally agree with every word you say regarding Marcus. Yes no doubt Marcus saved the club when he bought it, but there's no way on earth should this club be where it is now.

I also agree we can't go down the line of swapping and changing managers. That never works and besides and who's door does the buck stop at?

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Post by Andym » Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:48 pm

I've never been one to criticise an owner who puts his own cash into the club..of course we would like him to put in more but i think we would always say that.

There were many on here who kept saying (and some still do) that we have the strongest squad in the league. If that is true, its largely down to ME and their failure to perform is down to them or the manager.

Personally i think our squad is overhyped. I can only think of maybe 3 regular first team players I'd be sorry to see go (and I'm fairly sure by next August at least 2 will have gone). If the squad was that good, i would feel that way about a lot more of them.

The owner is here to stay. The manager may or may not be. The players will come and go. Current form is relegation form or close to it. Fortunately we got the early points that means we are safe. Let's be happy for that. I know I get slated for saying it but we are a league 1 team. Let's stop expecting promotion when there is little to back up those expectations. Hope/ambition is not the same as expectation/reality.

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Post by number 9 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:11 pm

I don't get to see the games live, but it does seem like our players have been over-hyped when I hear reports from Mach and Bluemike and many others who attend regularly. Headless chickens and hoof ball come to mind. The main thing we've lacked is consistency, and I suppose that could come down to the manager or the players, or both. Getting beat 5-3 and 4-1 should certainly set off alarm bells...you can't just say that was a bad day at the office and expect to get promoted from any league. Those two results were surprising considering our defence had been solid at the beginning of the season...what happened?

Another concern is our inability to score goals. Why wasn't this addressed in the January transfer window? At least a few of our youngsters appear to be shining, so that's a plus for the Academy...until we sell them at least. :roll:

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Post by saint jude » Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:22 pm

Just going over old territory. It's evident to most - if not all - that Evans is the primary reason why the club has underachieved such as it has. Has it really been in ownership for twelve years, that duration has been so ineffective and disappointing you kind of lose track of time.

May have saved the club at one time or performed some manner of rescue act but he's no goddamn Carpathia. John Cobbold would be spinning like a top if he could see how his club has deteriorated since Evans came in and a succession (once again) of inept managerial appointments from day one has only compounded a situation.

Remains reclusive for the most part towards team endeavors and appears very infrequent when bad times reach something of a zenith to offer reassurances but I don't buy it. Someone said regards potential new owners who would buy us or offer to sort out the mess, we're hardly an attractive proposition to purchase and have been up to next to nothing for the last fifteen years, not to mention the drop into the third league.

In recent time we were challenging for Champions League places within the EPL and playing / beating Inter Milan in Europe for fucks sake, what we got now, beaten out of sight to Peterborough and Lincoln City. No wonder people have lost faith or if not yet, will continue to do over enough time.

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Post by Bluemike » Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:03 pm

We all have thoughts on Marcus Evans and whether he should stay or go, we seldom agree, however I think it is absolute lunacy to want to see the back of Paul Lambert, firstly we haven't failed this season just yet, secondly we would be hard pushed to get anyone as good as him at this level, thirdly all the good work he has done off the filed must not be underrated, to take a few steps back in that regard would be folly indeed, and fourthly (If that is a word?), pretty much every team that has dropped to this level has found it tough to adjust, far tougher than we have found it in many instances, we were losing EVERY week last season and to turn it around over night is nigh on impossible, I think our early season success appears to have done us more harm than good tbh.

There were a lot of Town fans who didn't fancy us at all this season, a second relegation, lower third, mid table mediocrity, all spring to mind, and while we could still finish in mid table I found the comments daft. Some fans on here and elsewhere stated not to expect promotion back to the championship at the first attempt as it was going to be a rebuild under Lambert, those self same fans with short memories now appear to be jumping ship as we slip out of the top Six lol, it just confirms my thoughts on the majority of our so called fan base.

LnP is correct in that Lambert did in fact find players he wanted to bring in during the January window, he went on to tell us all they were way too expensive, out of our price range so to castigate the manager etc is wrong, even in Evans case if he feels the price is too high that is where we are and while it aint great there are reasons, I keep seeing comparisons to how McCarthy failed to strengthen when we were in good shape, this is different, MM chose not to, PL tried but was unable to.

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Post by marko69 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:00 pm

I may be wrong but I thought McCarthy was desperate to strengthen January 16/17 season? Got a vision of him saying in a press conference that he had targets but “it’s not happening” whilst looking resigned with arms folded? That wrong?

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Post by Bluemike » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:30 pm

No he said he was fine with what he had, didnt try to sign anyone to my knowledge, it was even said money was available, whether it was true or not is another matter.

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Post by Mach_Polish_Blue » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:30 am

Loudnproud.

Good to see you posting again. I do really miss you on the away days my old mate. I remember you've had some health problems in the recent years and hope you're better nowadays. Think I've seen your face somewhere at Birkenhead during the Tranmere match last month.

I completely understand where you come from re not attending our matches. I'm glad and really happy that I don't have to visit Portman Road nowadays. Happy because I won't be giving Evans my money. I'm an away day Blue, have been an away one for many years, attend vast majority of our away matches (although not going Wimbledon tomorrow will be watching on IFollow) and I'll remain an away one. Really hate and despise Evans with a passion and really hope that one day he'll suffer as much as I do as a Town fan.

The only hope for us for the better future is the change of ownership. As long as Evans owns the club we're in the black hole and will keep declining.

I'm reaching the point that I'm not bothered about where we'll end up come May. We're in the lose-lose situation. Staying in this terrible league looks frightening whereas if we get promoted we need a hell of improvement to compete in the Championship. We'd need a few players worth 5-8m. We all know that Evans is never going to provide that kind of help therefore brutal relegation and instant return to League One is what we'd get.

This club means a life to me. I live/sleep Ipswich Town 24/7. Perhaps it's a freaky obsession but this is how I am. Every day when I wake up and think about my ITFC I know there is no hope whatsoever. Marcus Evans has been ruining and destroying our club and there seems to be no end of this. Hate this worm with a passion. I've lost friendships with some people over the arguments about him as some of our fans keep sticking up for him at every opportunity. They are completely blinded and this is beyond apprehension for me. But I've been saying for many years that he is an utter disaster. Selling best players whilst in the Championship and not replacing them with an adequate quality was gonna culminate in the relegation to League One. Now we're continuing our odyssey to League Two, the next step from him will be selling Downes and Woolfenden this summer and replace them with the out of contract lower leagues' dross, the players in the mould of James Wilson, free agents from League One and Two.

But what is utterly bizarre is our fanbase. Timid, docile, gutless fanbase. It may annoy some but we have the weirdest fanbase in the world. Fans of other clubs do protest about poor ownership whereas in Ipswich it is: we could be Bolton/Bury blah blah blah, Marcus pays bills blah blah blah, there is no buyer blah blah blah.... etc etc. To top it all off some people are easily pleased following annual Evans' tripe in which he says: 'the words that make sense'......and all is groovy for some as their Marcus said some nice words.

I don't want spending money for the sake of it. I want some positive vibes from the club, some boost. I want club to show us some ambition, direction, vision......not fking 5 points plans, 5 yrs plans, free beers, free pies.

He has ceased providing financial help for our managers about 8 years ago. Three hopeless misfits in Magilton, Keane and Jewell wasted his money. I understand his money his choice. But why does he remain with us then? Sell the club and p*ss off if you ain't interested. People say that we're nearly 100m in debt therefore it's difficult to find a buyer.....FFS we've had offers throughout the years that Evans has admitted himself but he has rebuffed all of them.....Why does he remain and keeps ruining us? Probably to keep selling our assets to get his money back. In a meantime we keep gradually regressing and it carries on and on. What about large number of our fans? They keep sticking up for him and won't say a bad word.

Charlton, Port Vale, West Ham, Newcastle, Sunderland, Blackburn... that's a few clubs whose fans have been protesting about the ownership. They could have done Ipswich and be 'such nice and understandable' could they? Blackburn's case and real stupidity among our fans made me laughing in particular. Our 'fans' aka parish of Evans had been saying a few years ago that Evans wasn't as bad as Venkys. What had Venkys been doing? Selling best players and replacing them with the worse sort.....exactly what Evans has been doing and keeps doing so. Blackburn fans had been furiously voicing their feelings whereas Ipswich's parish of Evans keeps sticking up for him because he says nice words at statements and 'keeps us afloat'. You don't know whether to laugh or cry. Nowadays there is a different reality in Blackburn. Venkys have understood their mistakes, Mowbray gets a support from them, Blackburn fans no longer furious as they used to be.

Lambert.....I ain't happy with him but no manager is going to make us better and progressive as long as that worm Evans owns the club.

Historically we had been in the 25-30 best clubs in the country but this is the past. We have a new chapter in which we keep regressing and declining due to the Evans' destructive policy.

Rant over !

EVANS OUT !!!!!!! I want my club back !!!!!

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Post by rossi » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:56 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:03 pm
We all have thoughts on Marcus Evans and whether he should stay or go, we seldom agree, however I think it is absolute lunacy to want to see the back of Paul Lambert, firstly we haven't failed this season just yet, secondly we would be hard pushed to get anyone as good as him at this level, thirdly all the good work he has done off the filed must not be underrated, to take a few steps back in that regard would be folly indeed, and fourthly (If that is a word?), pretty much every team that has dropped to this level has found it tough to adjust, far tougher than we have found it in many instances, we were losing EVERY week last season and to turn it around over night is nigh on impossible, I think our early season success appears to have done us more harm than good tbh.

There were a lot of Town fans who didn't fancy us at all this season, a second relegation, lower third, mid table mediocrity, all spring to mind, and while we could still finish in mid table I found the comments daft. Some fans on here and elsewhere stated not to expect promotion back to the championship at the first attempt as it was going to be a rebuild under Lambert, those self same fans with short memories now appear to be jumping ship as we slip out of the top Six lol, it just confirms my thoughts on the majority of our so called fan base.

LnP is correct in that Lambert did in fact find players he wanted to bring in during the January window, he went on to tell us all they were way too expensive, out of our price range so to castigate the manager etc is wrong, even in Evans case if he feels the price is too high that is where we are and while it aint great there are reasons, I keep seeing comparisons to how McCarthy failed to strengthen when we were in good shape, this is different, MM chose not to, PL tried but was unable to.
I'm not sure there were a lot of fans who didn't fancy us this season - but there were a few and I was one of them.
I pretty soon accepted what this once fine club has come to, and my expectations for this season were mid table at the very best.
I still think that will be the case - but at least I'm not disappointed, because I never expected us to make even the play-offs.
Whilst I appreciate that some people don't like to see negative comments week after week, there hasn't in all honesty been that much to get excited about this season - not for me anyway. To be honest, the blind and often unfounded optimism expressed by some on this board winds me up as much as I guess my negativity winds others up. In fact I would say that the only thing all posters on this board have in common is that we are all Town fans. Each to their own - it's a forum after all.

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Post by number 9 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:18 pm

Each to their own - it's a forum after all.
Agree with that part, rossi. However as much as I appreciate your honesty, I don't mind hearing the positive stuff at all either. Fans like Bluemike have kept me interested during these tough times. Not that anyone cares, but I came very close to pissing off and supporting my childhood team Liverpool. Alas, I just can't change my mindset to support another team...even though we're sh*t at the moment and have been for years.

Please keep posting no matter what your thoughts. I love having a diverse forum. I think it's fine if we're argumentative and if we debate our opinions. Just don't get too nasty cuz Frosty the Minder will lock you up quicker than a lame sheep! :lol:

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Post by RRanger » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:12 pm

I am ,like Bluemike ,one of the optimists on this site but the last couple of months has definitely got me down. I was at Sunderland on Saturday and we really did play them off the park in the first half. I truly don't understand our 2nd half performance. IT was obvious to anyone with a grain of common sense that Sunderland had to play better in the 2nd half and they came out of the traps at full pelt. But that didn't explain how we let them completely dominate us. We really were totally outplayed apart from a little flurry towards the end. I don't blame ME or Lambert for the secondhalf performance. I blame the players 100%. I don't for one minute believe that Lambert wouldn't have reminded them that Sunderland had to be better than their 1st half performance and were going to be at it from the 1st minute of the half. We seemed to be completely thrown by Sunderland's 2nd half transformation. I still believe we have a squad good enough to get out of this division but the players have to take more responsibility than they appear to be doing.
I live in SW London and every Saturday we're at home I spend at least 5 hours in my car getting to Ipswich and back but if we don't get back into the Championship this season I think I'll become an away supporter only and give up my season ticket after nearly 20 years.
I love my football on a Saturday but there is a little club no more than 20 minutes from me by (free) bus called Brentford, who I've always had a soft spot for and do occasionally go with friends to watch, and who may even be in the Premiership next season IN THEIR NEW GROUND. They will be looking for a few more season ticket holders next season and I'm seriously considering buying one instead of my Ipswich one.
As I said Ipswich will always be my first love and I'm sure I'll still go to a lot of their away matches but I really don't want to watch another season of my team in League 1 with all the travelling involved.

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Post by Charnwood » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:30 pm

No team will ever replace Ipswich Town as “my football club”, I will always be Ipswich till I die. However since I since I left Ipswich in 1974 I’ve often had a second club I follow an interest in. When I was in London it was Arsenal, in Nottingham it was Forest and in Leicestershire it was Leicester City. For some reason when I lived in Norwich and Leeds I could never take to the local team.

Since I’ve lived in Spain I’ve adopted Liverpool as my second team given my friendship with the family (all Sunderland fans) of one of the players, and we follow the team with great passion, sometimes it helps manage the disappointment when Town are having a bad time.

I’d so much love to be going to Wimbledon tonight especially if Town win, that would mean far more to me that traveling to Madrid next week to watch Liverpool play Atlético in the Champions League.

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Post by marko69 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:53 pm

If the club fail to win promotion, (big if as the club can still do it) ...... then the summer will definitely be a huge sign as to what Marcus Evans intentions are. Not sure a 25 minute "season ticket sales" interview will cut it for a 2nd stint in L1. Certainly fans like LnP and RRanger aren't going to buy into it.
And If Paul has any balls about him, he'll find targets in the summer and demand action. Otherwise what's the point in the 5 year deal? Marcus might as well phone me and I'll put a side out that'll compete week in week out for considerably less than Paul Lambert. I'd want an LNER season ticket though, Mevans. 1st class, quiet coach, no phones and screaming bairns.

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Post by Charnwood » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:23 pm

The problem with Marcus Evans Marko, is that he never really shows signs of having any intentions or ambitions which makes him very different to most football club owners who tend to fall into one of two categories. The modern owner these days run their football clubs with “Business & Profit” in the forefront, and have clear 5 yr plans, eg Glaziers/Man Utd and most Prem League owners bar a few. Or they are locals “done good” and buy their local childhood team eg Golds / West Ham who settle for survival and love their team. At least these two categories are clear what their goals are.

What we have is an owner who is neither of the above, he’s not greatly interested in football as a sport and whilst he might have initially seen it as a “Business & Profit” opportunity, once burnt by Roy Keane his business interest faded quickly. I think he thought it would be easy and a quick way to make millions. Sadly it wasn’t to be and since then I think he’s seen it as a damage limitation exercise, and given his lack of connection with our football club there’s no feeling of loss watching our history flush away down the toilet.

Because it doesn’t hurt him like it hurts the fans he has limits to what he’s prepared to do, it doesn’t help either that he’s pretty much a “one man show”. If he had any real drive he’d have done everything possible to get us promoted during the earlier McCarthy years when we were only a striker short of promotion, but he wasn’t prepared to take the risk, push the boat out, or go the extra mile. Neither if he was ambitious would he have replaced McCarthy with Hurst and stood by and watched him replace a Championship side with lower league players which unsurprisingly took us from where we were to where we are now.

The problem with ME is that he just watches things happen and doesn’t make things happen.

Yes he is a businessman, but football isn’t his business, it’s just a sideline.

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Post by marko69 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:48 pm

It wouldn’t be as bad if the “golden era” was way back in the 1920s, like when Blackpool & Preston were getting to cup finals, ... no one would give a sh*t. Or they’d maybe give less of a sh*t.
But it was only the 70s/80s. Still relatively young people remembering proper glory days.
To be conceding four & five goals in L1 coupled with no january window activity...... the LnPesque supporter is going to disappear. And it’ll be Mevans and his “sideline” approach.

Can the team mix this conversation up a bit with a 3-0 win tonight at the Dons?

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Post by derick_ipsw » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:07 pm

The ground swell of support this season with the good attendances at PR will drop as quickly as it rose if Town are not promoted. Whether ME or PL realise this im not sure but the pair of them are going to find out once it's clear where we are playing next season. Mach says the fans are not vocal enough against ME believe me they will be if we don't go up.

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Post by marko69 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:28 pm

Yes, if the other forums are to be taken into account, Ipswich certainly has its fair share of supporters who could pave the way to oust the current regime should season 19/20 targets not be met.
I say “pave the way”...... meaning really letting the owner know that things could be a lot better. Won’t be an overnight thing.

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Post by Mach_Polish_Blue » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:20 pm

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The ground swell of support this season with the good attendances at PR will drop as quickly as it rose if Town are not promoted. Whether ME or PL realise this im not sure but the pair of them are going to find out once it's clear where we are playing next season. Mach says the fans are not vocal enough against ME believe me they will be if we don't go up.
No they will not be. This is the weirdest fanbase in football. Their Marcus will say some 'nice' words in the summers statement and they will be easily pleased as they always are.

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Re: Doing a Leeds is not the answer.....

Post by Charnwood » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:29 pm

Mach_Polish_Blue wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:20 pm
derick_ipsw wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:07 pm
The ground swell of support this season with the good attendances at PR will drop as quickly as it rose if Town are not promoted. Whether ME or PL realise this im not sure but the pair of them are going to find out once it's clear where we are playing next season. Mach says the fans are not vocal enough against ME believe me they will be if we don't go up.
No they will not be. This is the weirdest fanbase in football. Their Marcus will say some 'nice' words in the summers statement and they will be easily pleased as they always are.

If we carry on as we are at the moment Mach and finish mid table ( which is looking highly likely) our attendances will drop to circa 10-12k next season. Suffolk folk probably won’t make a lot of noise about it, they’ll just f*ck off and spend their money doing something else.

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