Your Posts: 'I hate to use them as an example, but just look at Norwich'

A general view of Portman Road

Portman Road - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

In our latest series of 'Your Posts', ALFIE HUGHES says it's more than just Evans and Lambert's fault.

I, like many others, feel that a change in management is needed.

Paul Lambert gives a hug to his Captain Luke Chambers at Hull City

A good result at Hull, but has Lambert had more than enough time? - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

Paul Lambert has had more than enough time to get this team playing well and, for me, there is no obvious path to improvement on the horizon, even aside from the Hull result.

In my eyes, it’s not just Lambert, Evans and this board that should come under question. As one very worrying pattern I’ve noticed over the years is player injuries.

Kevin Beattie has been impressed by David McGoldrick this season. Picture: PAGEPIX

David McGoldrick, had all sorts of injury problems at Ipswich - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

Too many times we’ve bought in a new player, he turns out to be apparently injury prone, so we let him go but when he joins another team he rarely seems to get injured. David McGoldrick the best example.

I am also not impressed with our scouting and recruitment system.

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I hate to use them as an example, but just look at Norwich. They are a club that just like us doesn’t spend much on transfers, so why are they a whole division above us? One word - recruitment.

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Norwich’s recruitment over the past couple of seasons, simply put, has been second to none.

Norwich City's Teemu Pukki. Picture: PA

Norwich City's Teemu Pukki. Picture: PA - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Emiliano Buendía is probably the best player in the Championship, worth £40 million, and how much did he cost? Less than £1.5m! Or how about Teemu Pukki. How much did he cost? £0! 

If Evans doesn’t want to invest in buying players, then he should consider investing a lot more into the scouting and recruitment system. Get in an experienced Director of Football.

I think if he doesn’t make the changes needed, then the future for Ipswich Town looks bleak.

ALFIE HUGHES


Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley and assistant/brother Nicky have signed new contracts until 2022.

Danny Cowley, right and brother Nicky - currently out of footballing work. - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

Town fan JAN MYREN, who lives in Norway, has this short and sweet bit of advice for Marcus Evans. We welcome 'Your Posts'.

I believe Ipswich Town should have appointed the Cowley brothers in the spring of 2018, and I hope he will turn to them now, while they are still out of work.

JAN MYREN


Kayden Jackson and Jon Nolan have been linked with moves away from Ipswich Town

Kayden Jackson and Jon Nolan have both been made to train with the Under-23s by manager Paul Lambert. Photos: Steve Waller/Pagepix - Credit: Steve Waller/Pagepix

BRIAN PINNER is not impressed with senior players being made to train with the U23s.

When I was young I can remember my mother quoting an old Suffolk saying, ‘ you should never cut off your nose to spite your face'.

Clearly Mr Lambert is not aware of this or he wouldn’t have dumped two of his best players for speaking out about their careers!

BRIAN PINNER


Mick McCarthy is set to move to Cyprus Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com

Mick McCarthy - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Town fan JOE WALSH says he spotted the watershed moment at Ipswich Town ages ago.

Before I start, hands up I am a Mick McCarthy supporter, I see what he can get out of players, I am also a loyal Ipswich supporter.

McCarthy leaving was the watershed moment for me. Under his reign, we were a solid Championship outfit on a shoestring budget.

His signings were practically always either free or very low budget. 

Paul Hurst was in charge of Ipswich Town for just 149 days. Photo: Steve Waller

Paul Hurst - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Look at the legacy he left us in the last two years, there was a huge profit on players sold during this period. Compare it to the journalists' proclaimed 'Messiah', Paul Hurst, much bigger spend.

Who is most to blame for the present situation? No doubt about it, the supporters who drove out McCarthy.

Don't get me wrong. Yes I believe we needed a lift. But journalists began ranting about an upcoming manager from the lower divisions is what the club needed. Really?

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Well, they got what they wished for in McCarthy's successor - and now we are where we are.

A wise management team, with a knowledge of the league and good motivational skill is what's required.

JOE WALSH

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