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  1. Well if after a five week interview process you are suggesting that Lansdown overruled Ashton and his son then presumably we didn’t need a CEO in the first place. No point in having a CEO to run the club if Steve Lansdown is still running it from Guernsey.
  2. No I am not delusional. I appreciate that Steve Lansdown ultimately has the final say but it was Mark Ashton and John Lansdown who conducted the five week interview process and who made the recommendation to Steve Lansdown. In subsequent interviews Ashton made it clear that he believed Holden was the best candidate to take us to the next level.
  3. The article says that Ipswich are looking to appoint a “top quality CEO”. How anyone could take Ashton seriously when he thought that Dean Holden was the standout candidate for the managers job last summer is beyond me. The man clearly does not have a clue.
  4. Would have been happy with either but on balance probably Pearson.
  5. It was widely reported at the time. Ayling was informed that his first-team opportunities were likely to be limited. LJ preferred Matthews.
  6. And LJ didn’t rate him. Told him that he wouldn’t be the first choice RB and that his first team opportunities would be limited,
  7. Personally I think this is a good appointment and it’s a great shame that we did not appoint Pearson or a manager of similar calibre back in the summer. I hope Pearson is able to halt the current slide down the table but if we are ultimately relegated at least I feel the club has attempted to fix its mistake. It can’t be criticised for that.
  8. Well perhaps the vitriol is linked to the fact that he recommended the appointment of Dean Holden and said that he was the best man to take the club forward.
  9. Yes we did but if you’re being pedantic I will refer to it as the directors area. It was a separate section in the middle of the Williams stand and I used to sit in front of it. I remember Coppell sitting with the directors in our first game of the season which was the home loss to Millwall.
  10. Of course Ashton will get it wrong. You’re talking about the man who after the previous five week rigourous process discounted proven, experienced managers and recommended ............................................(drum roll) Dean Holden. If he had any decency he would have resigned after Holden was sacked.
  11. Having watched these interviews again if Ashton had a shred of decency or honour he would have offered his resignation to SL. I’m not holding my breath.
  12. I am concerned that after the five week appointment debacle 6 months ago any decent managers might be reluctant to waste their time by applying for the job. And last July we were a far more attractive proposition than we are now.
  13. Get well soon Cotts! Thanks for that great double winning season when we were all pulling together. Unforgettable memories.
  14. No he managed us in the opening day loss to Millwall at home. Sat in the directors box.
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