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Not sure it's too late. If he comes in and psyches a dressing room up,they could go on a serious run. Although they certainly don't have as good a squad as we had. Bring back Big Mick eh. 

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40 minutes ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

Not sure it's too late. If he comes in and psyches a dressing room up,they could go on a serious run. Although they certainly don't have as good a squad as we had. Bring back Big Mick eh. 

I don't think the current players have the mental strength to do it tbh. Luke Chambers was apparently in tears after getting some stick after the game from the fans that were left at Portman Road last night, and that's their veteran captain! A lot of kids playing due to injuries/general lack of fitness amongst the senior pros as well. 

It's funny but the vast majority of Ipswich fans still can't accept that binning Mick was the wrong decision. Still hear the classic "his time was up". Except Mick wanted to stay, the owner wanted him to stay and the players wanted him to stay. Time was up though, apparently! 

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‘Doesn’t play the right way’.

I’m sure getting beat at home by Fleetwood in the third division is a brave new dawn.

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39 minutes ago, DE. said:

I don't think the current players have the mental strength to do it tbh. Luke Chambers was apparently in tears after getting some stick after the game from the fans that were left at Portman Road last night, and that's their veteran captain! A lot of kids playing due to injuries/general lack of fitness amongst the senior pros as well. 

It's funny but the vast majority of Ipswich fans still can't accept that binning Mick was the wrong decision. Still hear the classic "his time was up". Except Mick wanted to stay, the owner wanted him to stay and the players wanted him to stay. Time was up though, apparently! 

Ya, they would be in the championship if he stayed and probably close enough to us if they gave anything resembling a decent budget to spend. 

When he finishes with Ireland he will go somewhere and do well, more than likely at championship level. 

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3 hours ago, Mattyblue said:

Always makes me laugh when folk call TM “dour”, ‘kin ell, try listening to that fella!

As well as Lambert the other dour ones are Mourinho (of course )and Slaven Bilić.

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https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/sport/ipswich-town/ipswich-town-manager-paul-lambert-on-neil-warnock-rumours-1-6548626

I don't know if it's just because it's in text form but Lambert doesn't half come across as arrogant here. Fair play to the reporter for asking some very direct questions though, would like to see a bit more of that from the LT.

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Ipswich a goal down at home to Coventry. I think Paul Lambert's side have might have been Trevor Kettled out of a penalty before Coventry's opener.

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Blackpool playing well at Fleetwood so far. Still nil nil tho

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Rochdale beating Rotherham 3 nil. 

That's a surprise

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Ipswich lose again, at home to Coventry this time. 4 wins in 25, 7 losses out of 9... the writing is surely on the wall for Lambert. 

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Just now, DE. said:

Ipswich lose again, at home to Coventry this time. 4 wins in 25, 7 losses out of 9... the writing is surely on the wall for Lambert. 

I feel sorry for Lambert who I think has "gone" as a manager. As noted before on this thread the decision to give him that new contract looks like madness - unless there is some kind of break clause.

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I’d feel sorry for him if he wasn’t such an arrogant arse.

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2 minutes ago, DE. said:

Ipswich lose again, at home to Coventry this time. 4 wins in 25, 7 losses out of 9... the writing is surely on the wall for Lambert. 

No chance! He's got a contract until the summer of 2025. Let me repeat that in another way... 5+ years left on his contract! Can Ipswich really afford to bin him off and sign somebody else up?

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Just now, Mashed Potatoes said:

I feel sorry for Lambert who I think has "gone" as a manager. As noted before on this thread the decision to give him that new contract looks like madness - unless there is some kind of break clause.

I believe there is a break clause which is activated when Ipswich can mathematically no longer get in the playoffs. 

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Just now, Mashed Potatoes said:

I feel sorry for Lambert who I think has "gone" as a manager.

How on Earth can you feel sorry for somebody who must have been counting his lucky stars when he was given almost SIX years extra on his contract?!

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Just now, Yoogo said:

No chance! He's got a contract until the summer of 2025. Let me repeat that in another way... 5+ years left on his contract! Can Ipswich really afford to bin him off and sign somebody else up?

See my response to MP!

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Just now, Yoogo said:

How on Earth can you feel sorry for somebody who must have been counting his lucky stars when he was given almost SIX years extra on his contract?!

See above - but even so money etc does not guarantee happiness 

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Just now, DE. said:

See my response to MP!

I wasn't aware of that! However, let's see how true the board's words are when Ipswich fail to reach the play-offs.

“Football management is a precarious business and I have stated many times the importance of having a long term vision which is executed by a management team who are confident that they will be given time to continually improve the performance and quality of the squad,”

I'm convinced that will end up in the bullshit bin!

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Fleetwood and Blackpool played out a nil nil draw. 

26 minutes ago, DE. said:

I believe there is a break clause which is activated when Ipswich can mathematically no longer get in the playoffs. 

It has been mention about this clause in the media. Results aren't good enough. Looking at the Ipswich team today, Norwood, Keane and Jackson not playing. Sears up front and kid on bench against Top of the league was never going to be enough to win games. 

I would imagine Ipswich and their owner will wait until they cant get top 6 before getting rid if there is a release clause. Where Ipswich go next will be interesting? big rebuilding job there

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23 minutes ago, Yoogo said:

I wasn't aware of that! However, let's see how true the board's words are when Ipswich fail to reach the play-offs.

“Football management is a precarious business and I have stated many times the importance of having a long term vision which is executed by a management team who are confident that they will be given time to continually improve the performance and quality of the squad,”

I'm convinced that will end up in the bullshit bin!

No doubt, although I believe Ipswich were still 4th when Lambert signed his new deal. I can't imagine he or Evans thought their season would collapse to this extent when the contract was signed. They've gone from challenging for automatic promotion (and being top only a few weeks ago) to being rank outsiders to even get 6th. 

1 minute ago, chaddyrovers said:

It has been mention about this clause in the media. Results aren't good enough. Looking at the Ipswich team today, Norwood, Keane and Jackson not playing. Sears up front and kid on bench against Top of the league was never going to be enough to win games. 

I would imagine Ipswich and their owner will wait until they cant get top 6 before getting rid if there is a release clause. Where Ipswich go next will be interesting? big rebuilding job there

Lambert has been using injuries as an excuse but the fact is their form has been dire since before Christmas. I imagine Evans will wait until the clause kicks in before removing Lambert, but as for where they go next I have no idea. I get the feeling they may be stuck in League 1 for some time. 

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4 minutes ago, DE. said:

Lambert has been using injuries as an excuse but the fact is their form has been dire since before Christmas. I imagine Evans will wait until the clause kicks in before removing Lambert, but as for where they go next I have no idea. I get the feeling they may be stuck in League 1 for some time. 

I can understand using the lack of strikers available today as sort of excuse but you cant use it for their form. 

Ipswich have to plan the way forward for them as a club. Who would the fans want that you speak to?

What status is their academy and any good players coming through?

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2 minutes ago, chaddyrovers said:

I can understand using the lack of strikers available today as sort of excuse but you cant use it for their form. 

Ipswich have to plan the way forward for them as a club. Who would the fans want that you speak to?

What status is their academy and any good players coming through?

They've always had a good academy bringing through some top youngsters, similar to us. This year they've got some really good players like Woolfenden and Flynn Downes who will almost certainly be moving on to bigger and better things at the end of the season. Their problem is not having enough good senior players to balance out their younger talent. The likes of Chambers, Skuse, Judge, etc just haven't been up to it this season. We had the likes of Mulgrew, Graham, Smallwood, Evans, etc who are on a different level entirely.

Ipswich fans don't seem to want Warnock, but it's tough to get any other names out of them. They tried the young, up and coming candidate with Hurst and it bombed spectacularly. They tried the experienced route with Lambert and it's going just as bad if not worse. I don't think they really know who to bring in at this point - they mainly just want Marcus Evans to leave, but there's very little interest in the club so Evans doesn't seem keen to sell unless he can find somebody silly enough to help him recoup his substantial losses.

It's a real mess to be honest. I have to admit I'm shocked that they are doing this badly, I thought they'd have enough to at the very least get into the top six. Lambert appears to be a busted flush and as aforementioned the senior pros haven't stepped up in the way they needed to. The rebuidling job there is massive and will take a lot more than just one season imo. 

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8 minutes ago, DE. said:

They've always had a good academy bringing through some top youngsters, similar to us. This year they've got some really good players like Woolfenden and Flynn Downes who will almost certainly be moving on to bigger and better things at the end of the season. Their problem is not having enough good senior players to balance out their younger talent. The likes of Chambers, Skuse, Judge, etc just haven't been up to it this season. We had the likes of Mulgrew, Graham, Smallwood, Evans, etc who are on a different level entirely.

Ipswich fans don't seem to want Warnock, but it's tough to get any other names out of them. They tried the young, up and coming candidate with Hurst and it bombed spectacularly. They tried the experienced route with Lambert and it's going just as bad if not worse. I don't think they really know who to bring in at this point - they mainly just want Marcus Evans to leave, but there's very little interest in the club so Evans doesn't seem keen to sell unless he can find somebody silly enough to help him recoup his substantial losses.

It's a real mess to be honest. I have to admit I'm shocked that they are doing this badly, I thought they'd have enough to at the very least get into the top six. Lambert appears to be a busted flush and as aforementioned the senior pros haven't stepped up in the way they needed to. The rebuidling job there is massive and will take a lot more than just one season imo. 

Who is going buy Ipswich? fans need to be realistic

who next? I don't know tbh. maybe follow the Blackpool route or try for Nathan Jones 

it looks a huge mess at the minute. 

I wouldn't be surprise if Evans keep Lambert next season. the link you posted yesterday sounded like a guy going nowhere 

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24 minutes ago, chaddyrovers said:

Who is going buy Ipswich? fans need to be realistic

who next? I don't know tbh. maybe follow the Blackpool route or try for Nathan Jones 

it looks a huge mess at the minute. 

I wouldn't be surprise if Evans keep Lambert next season. the link you posted yesterday sounded like a guy going nowhere 

Yeah it wouldn't surprise me at all if Lambert is still there next season. At the moment he's throwing out his usual "the lads need help" line which is Lambert code for "the owner isn't giving me enough money". He's taken veiled shots at Evans before though and Evans either hasn't noticed or just doesn't care. 

I don't see the Warnock links coming to fruition in all honesty. He's exactly the type of manager they need to sort the club out though. 

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