Let’s Get Cracking

31 Oct 2023 | 3 comments

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Ipswich Town are riding high and we at Blues are not. Winning a league game, and under a new manager, has never been more important. Especially after such a wonderful start to the season and our amazing August baptism with new ownership.

For every one who loves and cares for the club, particularly our wonderful supporters and each player putting on the royal blue shirt, it’s time to get cracking. We get a win against Ipswich and the dark clouds over St. Andrew’s will start to lift, giving hope that we are back on course once again.

Injuries to key players, not least our two first choice full backs, plus the change in tactics introduced by the new manager have halted progress. Something which, of course, we all hope is temporary. Beating Ipswich will go a long way in getting us all back on board, and could certainly reinvigorate the season.

Replicating our start to the season will be a massive boost to our owners as well. That shouldn’t be understated, as their input and investment has transformed the entire match day experience. Hiccups like the last three league games, whatever the reasons behind them, shouldn’t spoil the party that we have been waiting for for such a long time.

Let’s also give support to our new manager. He at least deserves a chance to turn things around, even if his appointment has not been universally welcomed given the circumstances in which it came about. And let’s remember that not so many years ago he was the one who got us all cheering aloud wearing the three lions shirt.

Mitchell Bray


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  1. Mark R

    I really hope we can find a way to beat Ipswich on Saturday, however I don’t expect results to improve until after the international break.
    This break will give Rooney and his staff some extended time on the training pitch to work with the majority of the squad, plus crucially one or two important players will be back fit (hopefully). We have really missed Laird, Buchanan, George Hall and Keshi Anderson, and Tyler Roberts will be like a new signing if and when he ever gets match fit!!
    Oh and some fair refereeing decisions wouldn’t go amiss….!


  2. Smithy

    3points will make a world of difference. Eustace was there before the crucial Huddersfield and Baggies wins after defeat after defeat etc. Ipswich on a run and deserved but they are not invincible and they are not the threat that ‘new blues’ cannot handle. 2-0 win for me.

  3. Ed Truman

    It hasn’t been much comfort this week seeing several former referees stating that it was a stonewall penalty when Burke was clearly taken out by the Saints goalkeeper. Who knows what might have happened if it had been given as it should.

    The point about Rooney is absolutely right though. Whatever people think about his appointment, and I still have some doubts, he has only been the manager for three weeks and he absolutely deserves a chance. He also needs to be backed by us fans now. It’s time to move on, get rid of the toxicity, wish him well and see where he takes us. We might just be pleasantly surprised in a month or two’s time when things settle down. Let’s hope so anyway.

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