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Another Disappointment?

Shrewsbury Win
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Ipswich Win
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Draw
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Saturday 13th February 2021 – 15:00


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Pre-Match Thoughts - Mike



One Small Step Forward, Two Massive Leaps Back......


I think the above headline pretty much sums up how I saw the last few days in the life of ITFC, a respectable effort against Blackpool which gleaned Three much needed points, the introduction of some new faces which gave rise to some hope going forward and dare I say it, it also injected a tiny piece of the feelgood factor into us all. Fast forward Three days and its all back to square One and the doom and gloom which seems to have set into this club is back with a vengeance. Out went some of the new faces who had done so well, Matheson & Harrop on the bench, Thomas nowhere to be seen and the very impressive Myles Kenlock reduced to nothing more than a bench warmer once more, my god Paul Lambert really knows how to keep his players happy. Back in came the ever dependable Luke Chambers & Stephen Ward in the Fullback positions, it is fair to say that I have always been very supportive of Chambo right up to a week or two back but even my heart sank on this occasion, some saws the reasoning behind it, for me it made zero sense and so it proved, a quagmire of a pitch needed young legs with energy, people capable of getting up and down the pitch, Ward and Chambo do not fit that mold, it was crying out for Matheson & Kenlock but yet again our Manager got it about as wrong as he could have.

So it's another game gone in a season which is fast descending into farce, another game gone where we fail to trouble One of the big boys in the division, Peterborough United, big boys ??? FFS really ?? How far have we fallen ? Aspiring to be on a level with Lincoln, Accrington and Peterborough really does send shock waves through my body. Looking at the next few games coming up I find it hard to see where points are coming from, aside from the odd game like Northampton Town at home can we really expect to glean many points from the likes of Oxford, Hull, Doncaster, Accrington, Lincoln, Fleetwood & Portsmouth ?? That looks horrendous, in fact such is the mood right now I am not even confident of getting much from Gillingham, Shrewsbury & Plymouth, we really could be looking at a bottom Six place if things go how I expect them to go.


The only positive for me is that a run of poor results may see this season officially over but it would also have to signal the departure of Lambert and Co. It beggars belief we are still even debating when he might be sacked, sadly the point at Crewe and win at home to Blackpool have caused more harm than good, Two defeats would have got the job done but now he clings on longer, Shrewsbury away this Saturday could well give him another stay of execution although having seen the Shrews turn over Sunderland last night I would not put money on us getting anything there either, it really is a sorry and depressing tale of woe.

Turning our attention to Saturday and Shrewsbury Town sees us come up against a team sitting in 17th place in the table but worryingly only Six points adrift of ourselves, a win for them here will see them One win away from us and this is a team many are looking at as being in a relegation dogfight, that is the potential severity of our situation right now. Three of their last Four league games have been won with Sunderland, Swindon & Peterborough all being beaten, Three teams that have Four wins between them against us in recent weeks, anyone still feeling confident ? I think this is a game we HAVE to win given our run of games coming up, if we play the right team we are easily good enough but I have no confidence we will do that, I fear the old guard will be back in and the new faces who looked to be such a breath of fresh air will be bit part players again.

Shaun Whalley, Harry Chapman, Aaron Pierre, Daniel Udoh, Marc Pugh etc etc, hardly names to have us shaking in our boots but I bet they have their tails up for this one, confidence will be high and lets face it we are a big scalp to most in this division, quite why that is nowadays I have no idea. I really have no idea which way to predict this One if I am honest, it would help if we knew our starting line up and formation etc but it changes more than the British weather, pick the right team and we may just win it, anything else and it's goodnight Vienna again and the anti Lambert feeling will be ramped up even more, decisions, decisions, which way do I want this to go !!! IPSWICH TIL I DIE.




The Opposition – Shrewsbury Town



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Shrewsbury Town were formed in 1886, following the demise of first Shropshire Wanderers and later indirectly Castle Blues. The Blues were a rough team, leading to their demise after several games were marred by violence. The new team hoped to be as successful but without the notoriety. Press reports differ as to the date the new club was formed, The Eddowes Shropshire Journal of 26 May 1886 reported the birth of the club at The Lion Hotel, Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury. The Shrewsbury Chronicle reported the club's being formed at the Turf Hotel, Claremont Hill, Shrewsbury. It may be both accounts are true, with a get-together at The Lion being finalised at the Turf.

After friendlies and regional cup competitions for the first few seasons, Shrewsbury were founder members of the Shropshire & District League in 1890–91, later admitted to the Birmingham & District League in 1895–96. Many of the teams Town faced in the early days have vanished, however Shrewsbury met many of today's Football League and Conference teams, including Crewe Alexandra, Coventry City, Stoke City, Kidderminster Harriers and Stafford Rangers.

In 1910, Shrewsbury looked to move to a new ground, having spent early years at locations across the town, notably at Copthorne Barracks west of the town. The club moved to Gay Meadow on the edge of the town centre, within sight of Shrewsbury Abbey, and stayed 97 years.

Shrewsbury's Birmingham League days were mostly mid-table, with a few seasons challenging near the top, the club being league champions in 1922–23.

A move to the Midland Champions League in 1937–38 saw the club enjoy one of its most successful seasons, winning a league and cup treble. Shrewsbury were league champions, scoring 111 goals . In addition, the Welsh Cup was won following a replay, the team enjoyed a run in the FA Cup, and won the Shropshire Senior Cup.

After a run of good seasons in post-war years, Shrewsbury were admitted, alongside Scunthorpe United to the old Division 3 (North) of the Football League in 1950, after being Midland League champions in 1949–50, following the decision to expand from 88 to 92 clubs.
Shrewsbury gained their first promotion, to the Third Division, in 1958–59. They remained in the third tier 15 years, slipping back to Division Four at the end of 1973–74.

1960–61 season saw Shrewsbury Town reach the Semi Final of the League Cup. After beating Everton in the quarter-finals, they narrowly lost over two legs 4–3 on aggregate to Rotherham United. This era was also remembered for Arthur Rowley. He arrived from Leicester City in 1958, the club's first player/manager. During his playing and managerial career, he broke Dixie Dean's goal-scoring record, scoring his 380th league goal against Bradford City at Valley Parade on 29 April 1961. Retiring from playing in 1965 he remained manager until July 1968.

Shrewsbury were promoted to the Third Division in 1974–75 as runners-up, before another successful season in 1978–79, when they were league champions under Ritchie Barker and later Graham Turner. Over 14,000 fans packed Gay Meadow on 17 May 1979 to see Shrewsbury seal promotion with a 4–1 win over Exeter City. In addition, the club had their first run to the FA Cup quarter-finals, before a replay defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers. Turner is the team's most successful manager, winning the Third Division Championship in 1978–79 – his first season in charge – to take the club into the Second Division for the first time. They remained for ten years, although Turner departed for Aston Villa in 1984. Shrewsbury repeated their 1979 feat of reaching the quarter-final in 1981–82, defeating UEFA Cup holders Ipswich Town in the fifth round before defeat away to Leicester City.

The 1980s saw many big teams defeated by Shrewsbury, whose period in the old Second Division coincided with some of the current Premier League clubs. During the 1980s, Fulham, Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers, West Ham United and Chelsea lost to Shrewsbury Town. Middlesbrough were defeated at Gay Meadow at the end of 1985–86, Shrewsbury winning 2–1, relegating Middlesbrough, who went out of business and almost out of existence. The match was marred by violence from Middlesbrough fans, with many of them later having to return to Shrewsbury for court appearances.

In the early to mid-1980s the club enjoyed its most successful Football League run. Shrewsbury survived through the sale of players, with some to have played for Shrewsbury including Steve Ogrizovic, David Moyes, John McGinlay and Bernard McNally. They were relegated at the end of 1988–89 after ten years. In the Third Division, on 22 December 1990, Gary Shaw scored the quickest Town hat trick – 4 minutes and 32 seconds – against Bradford City at Valley Parade. At the end of 1991–92, three years after relegation to the Third Division, the club was relegated to the Fourth – the first time since 1975. However, two seasons later Shrewsbury won the new (fourth tier) Division Three championship under Fred Davies in 1993–94, and remained in Division Two (third tier) three seasons. Shrewsbury were not to rise any further, remaining mid-table before slipping down again at the end of 1996–97.

The 1990s saw Shrewsbury make their first appearance at Wembley as finalists in the 1996 Football League Trophy final. Shrewsbury lost 2–1 to Rotherham United; future Shrewsbury striker Nigel Jemson scoring both Rotherham goals. Davies was sacked at the end of the 1996–97 relegation season. Jake King arrived, following a successful reign at local rivals Telford United.

In the 1999–2000, Shrewsbury endured a poor season, with King being sacked in November as the club near relegation. Former Everton captain and Welsh international Kevin Ratcliffe was appointed manager and saved them from relegation to the Conference on the final day of the season with a 2–1 victory away to Exeter City.

Ratcliffe worked on improving the side. Former youth team and reserve player Luke Rodgers emerged as a regular goal-scorer, and with big names arriving at Shrewsbury, the team looked on the up, narrowly missing the 2001–02 league playoffs despite 70 points.

The 2002–03 saw Shrewsbury enjoy an FA Cup run. After dispatching non-league sides Stafford Rangers and Barrow, they won at home against Everton in the third round in front of 7,800, with two goals by Nigel Jemson. Chelsea were the fourth round visitors, in a televised match on BBC's Match of the Day. Town lost 0–4, with Gianfranco Zola the man of the match. A near capacity crowd of 7,950 turned up for Chelsea, but from then on, the side's form disappeared, picking up just two wins in the league thereafter. Seven points adrift at the bottom and having conceded 92 goals, the club contemplated the end of their 53 years in the league. Following angry demonstrations from fans, Ratcliffe resigned, and Mark Atkins took temporary charge for the club final League game, a 2–1 defeat to Scunthorpe United, who were coincidentally the first League opponents for Shrewsbury Town back in 1950.

Northwich Victoria manager Jimmy Quinn was appointed Shrewsbury manager in May 2003, with the aim of getting them promoted back to the Football League at the first attempt. With most of the previous year's players released, Quinn assembled a whole new squad, with experienced non-league players such as Darren Tinson and Jake Sedgemore being joined by Colin Cramb, Scott Howie and former League Cup finalist Martin O'Connor. The league title went to Chester City, but with 74 points, Shrewsbury finished third in the league and defeated Barnet in the playoff semi-finals to set up a playoff final against Aldershot Town, at the neutral venue of the Britannia Stadium, home of Stoke City. The two teams played out a 1–1 draw which went to a penalty shootout. Shrewsbury goalkeeper Scott Howie saved three consecutive Aldershot penalties and defender Trevor Challis scored the winning penalty.

Quinn departed 14 league games into the season, being replaced by former Preston manager Gary Peters, who preserved Shrewsbury's Football League status in the 2004–05 League Two campaign. Shrewsbury's plans to move ground came to fruition, as chairman Roland Wycherley ceremoniously cut the first sod of soil at the New Meadow in the summer of 2006.

Despite the departure of a then talented young goalkeeper and future England number 1 Joe Hart to Manchester City, Shrewsbury went on a 14-match unbeaten run in the 2006–07 season; following a 2–2 draw against Grimsby Town in the final League match to be held at Gay Meadow, they finished in seventh place and thus qualified for the play-offs, where they defeated Milton Keynes Dons in the semi-finals. The team lost to Bristol Rovers in the League Two play-off final on 26 May 2007 at the new Wembley Stadium in front of a record crowd for any 4th tier game of 61,589.

The club moved to the New Meadow stadium for the 2007–08 season. Peters left the club on 3 March 2008 by mutual consent, replaced by Paul Simpson, who led the club to an eventual 18th-place finish in the league. After the season, the kit manufacturer Prostar earned the naming rights of the stadium.

The 2008–09 season saw Shrewsbury reach the play-offs again with victory over Dagenham and Redbridge on the final day of the season. They faced Bury in the playoff semi-finals, winning on penalties with goalkeeper Luke Daniels making two saves to send Shrewsbury through 4–3 on aggregate. Shrewsbury lost 0–1 to Gillingham in the play-off final at Wembley Stadium on 23 May in front of 53,706, with a goal in the 90th minute by Gillingham's Simeon Jackson. On 30 April 2010, after a disappointing 2009–10 season, Simpson was dismissed as manager with two games remaining.

Graham Turner returned to Shrewsbury Town as manager in June 2010. The club finished the 2010–11 season in 4th place, finishing with 79 points and qualifying for the playoffs, missing automatic promotion by only 1 point. They lost 2–0 on aggregate in the playoff semi-final to Torquay United. The following 2011–12 season they finished 2nd on 88 points. They won 1–0 over Dagenham & Redbridge from a James Collins header on the penultimate game of the season to achieve promotion to League One after a 15-year absence. Shrewsbury exceeded expectations the following 2012–13 season and ultimately managed to seal League One safety with two games to spare of their first season back, a 1–0 win at home to Oldham Athletic. The beat relegated Portsmouth 3–2 on the final day to finish 16th on 55 points. The following season, a disappointing first half of the season saw Turner quit in January and relegation was confirmed after a 2–4 home defeat against Peterborough United.

In May 2014 ex-Fleetwood Town boss Micky Mellon was appointed manager. Town were promoted back to League One on 25 April 2015 with a 0–1 victory away to Cheltenham Town via Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro's goal. Mellon left for Tranmere Rovers in October 2016, and he was replaced by Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst, with Shrewsbury bottom. In 2017–18, Hurst led Shrewsbury to the EFL Trophy, ultimately losing to Lincoln. He also led the team to the League One play-offs, but lost to Rotherham after extra time. Hurst left to join Ipswich Town on 30 May 2018. He was replaced by former Macclesfield boss John Askey, but he was sacked later that year in November having won just 5 of their opening 21 games. His successor, Sam Ricketts was appointed manager in December.

On 27 November 2020, Steve Cotterill was announced as manager of League One club Shrewsbury Town, just two days after the departure of Sam Ricketts.

Last season Shrewsbury finished in 15th place





The Manager – Steve Cotterill



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Form Guide





Shrewsbury Last 5 Matches – currently in 17th place with 33 points



26 Jan Burton Albion pp. Shrewsbury


30 Jan Shrewsbury 2 - 0 Peterborough


2 Feb Shrewsbury 0 - 1 Crewe Alexandra


6 Feb Swindon Town 0 - 1 Shrewsbury


9 Feb Shrewsbury 2 - 1 Sunderland[/color
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Ipswich Last 5 Matches – currently in 11th place with 39 points



26 Jan Ipswich Town 0 - 1 Sunderland


30 Jan Crewe Alexandra 1 - 1 Ipswich Town


2 Feb AFC Wimbledon pp. Ipswich Town


6 Feb Ipswich Town 2 - 0 Blackpool


9 Feb Peterborough 2-1 Ipswich Town





Match Referee – TBC


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Post by JOHN DEERE » Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:47 am

We are so frustrating! Absolute pants yesterday, and really good in the second half on Saturday. I'm an optimist. We could win this, though I've gone for the draw.

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Post by saint jude » Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:20 am

Went to vote for us to win it then changed opinion almost instantaneous and gave them the victory. Haven't they beaten Swindon and Sunderland in recent weeks something we ourselves were incapable of. Hard to drum up motivation or enthusiasm for games remaining at least while the manager / owner situation remains as it is.

Seems we'd turned a corner with the Blackpool win signs were encouraging, was reading up on a number of positives. Lo and behold it were back as before with the Peterborough loss. We (do) raise our game and find points but the instances are so few and far between you find yourself giving votes to opposition teams even before any damn game is underway more often than not. Had some games with these most notably in the FA Cup early to mid 80's, both were defeats. Point being if they could beat those sides we possessed then, what chance is there now with the players we got. Don't like to vote on a Town loss but you got to go with heads on this.

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Post by marko69 » Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:25 am

saint jude wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:20 am
.....if they could beat those sides we possessed then, what chance is there now with the players we got.
Massive chance, Saint. I'll say 12-0 ITFC. Those Shrewsbury guys are ancient now!!

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So it's another game gone in a season which is fast descending into farce, another game gone where we fail to trouble One of the big boys in the division, Peterborough United, big boys ??? FFS really ?? How far have we fallen ? Aspiring to be on a level with Lincoln, Accrington and Peterborough really does send shock waves through my body.
END QUOTE.

Could not put the reality situation any better. 100% bang on. It is a slow and painful death of a football club ... (created by Roy Keane, but that is my opinion)...., and it is sad. Especially for the homegrown Ipswich Town fanbase. It is hurting me from afar, someone who has attended THREE ITFC games in my 51 years.
The combined memories of you lot, talking 80s Portman Road down the pub (Covid free); Mike, Charnwood, Shed, (not Hallam, she's only 23), Azzurro (the very old Mark!) Tangfastic (but he'd be busy hosting the pub quiz), Cowbell Number 9, AndyM (talking about all the missed penalties!! :D ) Barmy, (Scaring people with that face!) Ashford F UCKING Blue ......., etc etc etc, ----->> What a night that'd be FOR ME! Listening to all those memories. Games I remember watching on TV: You guys WERE THERE! :shock: :shock:
And now, as Mike states......, "The big boys"?
It is sad.
Get Paul Lambert out.

Voted Shrewsbury win, reckon 2-0. Normally would say "unfortunately" .... , but no, ---->> get Lambert out and Shrewsbury can help the cause.

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Post by Dubai Blue » Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:08 am

See no reason why we can't win this won. I'm sure we will be back to something like the Blackpool line-up.

Everyone is focused on the Shrews results against Peterboro & Sunderland but they lost against Crewe too. It's a crazy league. We lost to Peterboro in the week but did anyone notice who else lost also, and who too?

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Post by Bluemike » Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:11 am

I've also noticed DB, everyone in this division beats the top sides.......except us.

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Post by tangfastic » Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:48 am

Bluemike wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:11 am
I've also noticed DB, everyone in this division beats the top sides.......except us.
Exactly, I think we have the worst record in the league against top sides. In this so-called crazy league we’re pretty consistent— we lose to top sides and can only get points against poor sides. Why is it that we can’t buck the trend and beat a decent side once in a while?

There’s probably only sixth place available we could realistically scrape into, but, if we did, we’d be playing top six sides in the play-offs. But We’re not allowed to play the likes of Burton in the play-offs.

And DB is right - we can beat Shrewsbury - and also Northampton- but it’s got to the point where we HAVE to beat them as well as taking points off the big guns and hope results go our way. A few months ago, there was excuses of ‘but we’re still in touch with the top two places”, then it was “ we’re still in the top six” and then it was “we’re still a point from top six with games in hand” and so on and so on.... now we’re only 4 points from sixth place, but there’s a big gap to fifth place and we’re now in 11th place, which means we need more results to go our way.

I think we won’t lose this game and we could possibly win— gone for a draw. But I can see us stumbling through the rest of the season with the odd ray of hope before another big let down. I can’t see us getting an Oxford type run together of 7 wins on the trot - there’s nothing to suggest we’re good enough.

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Post by Andym » Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:28 am

4-0 victory . No problem

You read it here first.





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Post by Dubai Blue » Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:42 am

Bluemike wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:11 am
I've also noticed DB, everyone in this division beats the top sides.......except us.
Yeah. And yet they are the top sides. :D

Bonkers as someone used to say :wink:

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Post by hallamblue » Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:26 pm

I fully expect Lambert to make yet more wholesale changes to the team ( Sat: Tues: Sat games ,excuse)….and the two young full backs will return. I expect a 433 tactic, which will mean one up front again, and bugger all threat. So for me its a Shrews win. Cant see anything else but .

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Post by BlueBalls » Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:53 pm

Cant see anything but us dominating here.... although only edging the score line.

I'm going for 0-1 Ipswich, Edwards 72nd minute.

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Post by number 9 » Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:06 pm

I thought Rossi would like this quote:
Reflecting further on Chambers perhaps returning to his preferred central defensive role, Lambert added: “Luke’s just unfortunate, nobody can beat time, it catches you. I had it myself, I know what it’s like. You’ve just got to look at it and face that it’s coming.

“That’s what happens in football, you can’t go on for ever and ever. It’s a really hard thing for you to accept at times, or you can accept it and move on. It’s hard for a footballer, it’s a tough job they’ve got.”
:lol:

Shrewsbury have beaten Peterborough and Sunderland. I know it's a crazy league, but I just don't see us getting anything from this one.

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Post by tangfastic » Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:57 pm

Possibility that the game gets called off. Frozen pitch. They’ve taken the goal down for some reason.

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Post by Andym » Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:16 pm

Yep. Postponed.

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Post by marko69 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:19 pm

Stay of execution

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Post by Bluemike » Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:19 pm

Bloody good job, my Saturday not f*cked up

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Post by Charnwood » Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:23 pm

At least they don’t have to worry about pissing off the travelling fans.

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Post by Andym » Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:23 pm

Possibility of playing it tomorrow

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Post by saint jude » Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:24 pm

tangfastic wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:57 pm
Possibility that the game gets called off. Frozen pitch. They’ve taken the goal down for some reason.
Its in case we get a point and Lambert starts swinging from the goal frame and demolishes it like 1977. Overjoyed his tenure is safe for another week. He is Scottish after all.

Shrewsbury forum says the game is indeed canceled ? Pity really would miss the usual interaction but could well have saved the team another loss.

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Post by marko69 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:39 pm

Him and Alex Ferguson are not great adverts for "Scottish" Saint Jude. I'm sure John Wark would agree with me on that one. Pair of dull bastards which we Scots are not.

We do break goalposts though and f**king enjoy it.

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Post by Bluemike » Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:44 pm

Apparently it's Lambert that doesn't wish to play it tomorrow

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Post by Andym » Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:46 pm

marko69 wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:39 pm
Him and Alex Ferguson are not great adverts for "Scottish" Saint Jude. I'm sure John Wark would agree with me on that one. Pair of dull bastards which we Scots are not.

We do break goalposts though and f**king enjoy it.
Reminds me of playing against Luton Police many years ago - dirty bastards they were.

Ball got stuck on top of the net as they often did in those days. Thuggish copper shouted "I'll get that" and twanged the crossbar to bounce the ball off, and the crossbar snapped in half
Had to move to another pitch and the ref insisted we had to start again despite being 20 minutes into the match.

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Post by marko69 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:03 pm

Refs were arseholes in those days as well? Why eliminate the first 20 mins, AndyM? Any explanation offered to you or the others?

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Post by Tinytown » Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:30 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:44 pm
Apparently it's Lambert that doesn't wish to play it tomorrow
Where is that written? PL why not?

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Re: Shrewsbury Town vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by marko69 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:08 pm

Tinytown wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:30 pm
Bluemike wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:44 pm
Apparently it's Lambert that doesn't wish to play it tomorrow
Where is that written? PL why not?
Think he said something about once playing in the Bundesliga and he's not going to be messed about. Said, and I quote, "I'll fkn decide!"

Seriously though, it is a great pity as I reckon the Shrews could've drove in several nails to the coffin.

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Re: Shrewsbury Town vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by hallamblue » Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:21 pm

I'd seen a different view as to why Town wont be staying up there to play Sunday , and that was that the hotel they are staying in don't have the food / staff available to cater for the squad another night . Suspect if its true its all Covid related eg obtain supplies as much as getting staff in.

Either way, Lambert survives another week ......

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Re: Shrewsbury Town vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by hallamblue » Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:23 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:44 pm
Apparently it's Lambert that doesn't wish to play it tomorrow
tbh Mike , he's probably getting a bit twitchy re more injuries on hard surfaces...cant say I blame him in this instance.....

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Re: Shrewsbury Town vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by marko69 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:28 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:21 pm
I'd seen a different view as to why Town wont be staying up there to play Sunday , and that was that the hotel they are staying in don't have the food / staff available to cater for the squad another night . Suspect if its true its all Covid related eg obtain supplies as much as getting staff in.

Either way, Lambert survives another week ......
What about microwavable German sausages?

More excuses!!

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Re: Shrewsbury Town vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by number 9 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:49 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:21 pm
I'd seen a different view as to why Town wont be staying up there to play Sunday , and that was that the hotel they are staying in don't have the food / staff available to cater for the squad another night . Suspect if its true its all Covid related eg obtain supplies as much as getting staff in.

Either way, Lambert survives another week ......
Maybe the Evans Group could help out? Cucumber sandwiches and a boiled egg, eh? :lol:

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Re: Shrewsbury Town vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Tinytown » Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:31 pm

Tinytown wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:30 pm
Bluemike wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:44 pm
Apparently it's Lambert that doesn't wish to play it tomorrow
Where is that written? PL why not?
https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-to ... nt-7323530

Logistics more than PL it seems.

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