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20 minutes ago, Ska Junkie said:

They do seem to think everything at City is rosy now Ashton has finally gone. Surely, as we are 'window lickers' etc, they would obviously understand FFP and the fact we are having to be frugal because of his actions, not the other way around?

Fine club are Ipswich but there are some bitter comments on there.

Yep, they - Churchman and one or two others - think that now Ashton’s gone we should be top 6.  They really don’t understand the mess the club is now in.  Not all Ashton’s fault, SL and JL part of that in the last 12 months or so, and add in LJ for some of the time before that.

In Ipswich’s case, Cook part of the collective blame too.

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30 minutes ago, Davefevs said:

think that now Ashton’s gone we should be top 6.

Football fans often have a particularly curious expectation that sudden change will bring instant results. You see it everywhere in the game, from the 'new manager bounce' to a player returning from injury being 'like a new signing' to the simple demand for a substitution at half time.

There is a prevalence of feeling that one change in one position, either on and off the pitch, will immediately, inevitably, and irreversibly produce monumental transformation.

It really is a very peculiar expectation, often even a demand, and I feel it is rarely seen elsewhere to such a dramatic extent.

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8 minutes ago, ExiledAjax said:

Football fans often have a particularly curious expectation that sudden change will bring instant results. You see it everywhere in the game, from the 'new manager bounce' to a player returning from injury being 'like a new signing' to the simple demand for a substitution at half time.

There is a prevalence of feeling that one change in one position, either on and off the pitch, will immediately, inevitably, and irreversibly produce monumental transformation.

It really is a very peculiar expectation, often even a demand, and I feel it is rarely seen elsewhere to such a dramatic extent.

it’s the random nature of it mixed with unjust hope IMHO. How many times have we seen it on here - formation, player coming back from injury, change the manager. A manager above the level might get you an extra 10 points a season.

Most of the time this stuff is just poking around the edge of a real problem of just needing better players.

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Tried to quote Midlands Robin r.e. TWTD is a mess and largely unreadable.     I see your point entirely.    Ipswich fan or not, it's a bloody nuisance over there often enough for any supporters trying to read as they insist on saturating the pages with needless advertisements and video things playing away, and all this while you're trying to read actual relevant stuff.     I'm not sucking up to anyone, that's not what I do, but fair play here at OTIB you've put together a clear comprehensive fan site free of adverts and easy to read and participate in.     Way better than TWTD and not afraid to say it.    It's not so much about what team you or I follow, the basics are having a simple layout design that's clear and effective.   You have it, we don't,    

While on the subject sorry if anyone from here ventured over there the past few days and got shot down or kicked into touch.   There's a few weasels on there or some prone to over-reaction but isn't that the case with most fan forums wherever you find them.    It's obvious Mark Ashton has caused a divide or some hostility between both sets of supporters since coming in but after the Lincoln antics some weeks back he's kept something of a low profile.   A number of fans at ITFC remain sceptical as to his true intentions although the majority offer support and encouragement.  

Regards the new manager with us, I try to not to get too involved until an actual appointment has been made.    Largely hearsay and conjecture right now and I could reel off about 10 or 15 names seen linked in the last 24 hours but the most important thing they need to do is not make a hasty decision and give what will be a pivotal decision due care, time, and attention.     

 

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4 hours ago, Davefevs said:

Churchman is the guy who called me / us window lickers….he has me on ignore.

Im surprised that with his tongue so far up Ashton’s arse that he doesn’t know the plan for the next manager or why one hasn’t been appointed yet.  A few of their posters think I’m trolling.  A few have realised I’m answering questions, providing facts.

I wonder who “mylittletown” is because he has sussed out Churchman!

https://www.twtd.co.uk/forum/517646/so-cook-will-be-ashtons-fall-guy/#0
 

yes, from 11th September…

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7 hours ago, ExiledAjax said:

Football fans often have a particularly curious expectation that sudden change will bring instant results. You see it everywhere in the game, from the 'new manager bounce' to a player returning from injury being 'like a new signing' to the simple demand for a substitution at half time.

There is a prevalence of feeling that one change in one position, either on and off the pitch, will immediately, inevitably, and irreversibly produce monumental transformation.

It really is a very peculiar expectation, often even a demand, and I feel it is rarely seen elsewhere to such a dramatic extent.

This. I said prior, with a CEO, it takes 2-3 years to start seeing results.

Coincidently, 2 to 3 years in to Ashton's reign is when it all started going tits up. I don't expect much change here for the next year, at a minimum.

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15 minutes ago, Davefevs said:

Ta, it’s funny because my recollection was that Ashton himself used the Demolition Man term not Cook initially.

That’s not a Paul Cook kind of term…

 

He’s such a ****.

I bet he’s got lots of costumes…

amazon fly GIF

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Just now, Taz said:

He's like the uncle you only see at Christmas but never leave on his own  around anything valuable :disapointed2se:

I have visions of him being on something like Strictly. God alone knows what that would be like!

Mind you, if he was on I`m A Celebrity I might break the habit of a lifetime and actually watch it.

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23 hours ago, Midlands Robin said:

On a slightly different note, their forum is an utterly unreadable mess isn't it?

Just a front page of random topics with off topic stuff mixed with the footy chat. Adverts in every available space. Just awful. 

Thank god for Tom and the OTIB team.

On that thought, everyone make their account go purple, only 5 quid, go on treat yourself for Christmas, you know it makes sense!

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8 hours ago, Med/MadHatter said:

On that thought, everyone make their account go purple, only 5 quid, go on treat yourself for Christmas, you know it makes sense!

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As an OTIB Supporter, you will also never be bombarded with ads!

And when you join, tick the box for auto renewal and you will never miss it again. :)

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2 hours ago, Port Said Red said:

Yes, lets make it a purple Xmas. Where else can you get a years entertainment for only £5?

So forego just one of those overpriced Thatchers at the Gate and get...

       Unlimited attachments/uploads (e.g. photos)

·         Unlimited likes/reactions (capped at 10 a day for basic members)

·         Double the space of a basic member for personal conversations (PMs)

·         The ability to invite 10 users into a personal conversation (PMs)

·         Two name changes per year

As an OTIB Supporter, you will also never be bombarded with ads!

And when you join, tick the box for auto renewal and you will never miss it again. :)

And most importantly it keeps the forum alive 

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