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13
May
1 month ago
Season 4 is upon us as we begin a second season in the Premier League. Aspirations can only be really to make it to another one as we still largely have a Champ/L1 squad that we managed to get to 14th. To that end, new signings were targeted and have...
13
May
1 month ago
Think I'm just lucky. I know 4-2-3-1 Gegenpress, which has been my usual formation, is seen as overpowered on FM22 but equally I could easily try that every game and get mullered. This was almost like an Allardyce-like arrangement - win all the six pointe...
09
May
1 month ago
With our Premier League survival secured, there's an argument the pressure is off for our final 3 games of season 3 as Ipswich Town boss. That might well be the case, particularly as we are several points clear of the teams below and a similar amount...
08
May
1 month ago
The time has come for one more push, where a few more positive results should confirm us safe even before May starts. Which, given we were forecast to finish last and by wages should be last a long way, is a magnificent achievement. A few big games a...
08
May
1 month ago
A fairly important game for us was next in sequence, as we welcomed Leeds United to Portman Road. The team from West Yorkshire are below us in the table, so a win could very well open the door for us to get one step closer to confirming survival. Mak...
01
May
2 months ago
While we've pootled along efficiently enough in our Premier League debut season, we have won all of just 4 games in the top flight so far. One of those was against Bournemouth, so repeating the feat to complete a home and away double over the Cherries fee...
29
Apr
2 months ago
Early on in the January window, we began to make some moves in the outbound direction. Connor Chaplin and Sam Morsy were out of contract in the summer, and we managed to get both out the door. Chaplin made a £225k move to Championship strugglers Cardiff C...
27
Apr
2 months ago
Boxing Day has arrived, fully in the busy Christmas period. We had a home contest against West Ham United, who had actually ended up below us in the table having struggled for form after David Moyes walked out to take the Poland national team Job. Wh...
26
Apr
2 months ago
After the last pre-Christmas international break, I wanted to respond with victories. Unfortunately for us, a trip to Anfield was next in the diary for us. Looking to make mission impossible a success would be this lot…Christensen - Lavinier, Woolfen...
24
Apr
2 months ago
Next up after the international break, we welcomed Leicester City to Suffolk. The Foxes were relegated from the PL alongside Ipswich in 2002, but while Leicester recovered in a rather famous manner (2016), it's taken us the long way round to get there.&nb...
23
Apr
2 months ago
So far we've faced 2 teams that we have faced in the cups and one side who have had recent spells in the EFL. Our first game back after the first international break of the season would however up the ante. This would be our first trip to the new Tottenha...
23
Apr
2 months ago
In the 1961/62 season, Alf Ramsey lead Ipswich Town to the top fight of English football for the first time and did pretty well for himself. By which I mean, he won the league for both himself in his first top flight season and Ipswich's first top flight...
22
Apr
2 months ago
So, let's begin the build-up to season 3 and our first in the Premier League by taking a look at our transfer business.  There are two schools of thought here. One is we decide our squad is worthy of a crack at the PL and supplement it with a fe...
21
Apr
2 months ago
The ambition of this save was always to try to get Ipswich Town back into the Premier League. I just didn't expect to have such an opportunity so quickly. With just one season in the Championship done, we find ourselves in the play-offs and in striki...
21
Apr
2 months ago
I've left this for a while. Between poor WiFi, distractions, getting interested in a crazy FM mod where every player has their contract cancelled and is available as a free agent, and just life, I'd left this thread for a bit. Yesterday, however, was...
30
Mar
3 months ago
Contrary to my initial first thought, or maybe I read the dates wrong, no October international break is planned. Possibly as the November internationals will be a bit longer, in the form of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. So we have a burst of games in...
26
Mar
3 months ago
Some final transfer admin was being considered with the window about to shut. A new striker would've been liked, while I was also curious in seeing if we could bring in an upgrade for the wide right role and some depth at centre-back, as well as offloadin...
23
Mar
3 months ago
Before our next match, we would add a new signing to our fold. I wanted another striker and with the board being such hard-arses on signing anyone over 23 (they wouldn't allow it), we looked young for it.  Enter Nikolaj Moller, a young Swedish s...
19
Mar
3 months ago
Our second season with Ipswich Town is upon us and it's safe to say preparing for the Championship required something of a graft in the transfer window. First, we have the question of what to do with our 4 loan players. Key roles last season were the...
17
Mar
3 months ago
Having secured our promotion to the Championship with a Good Friday win over Rotherham United in Yorkshire, and that we'd do so as champions, we arguably had little to play for in the final 3 games. However, breaking the 100 point marks would be an extrem...
17
Mar
3 months ago
Thanks. Yeah… I think as we proved some mettle in defeating Coventry and Stoke in the FA Cup that our squad is not a million miles away. How we replace our loan players is the key here.
17
Mar
3 months ago
With the Plymouth game postponed, the first match of the final month would see us host Cambridge United at Portman Road.  All we need is a few more wins and we will have the job done, booking our return to the Championship at the first try. It's...
14
Mar
3 months ago
Making up for things I attempted to get into the last update but couldn't due to problems with my infuriatingly inconsistent WiFi, attention turns to our next game as part of this project. This is now the reverse of the opening game of the season. We...
13
Mar
3 months ago
February had started off well enough, by virtue of the win that maintains our position leading the way in the league and the FA Cup triumph against Stoke. Now it was a case of building momentum. In theory, we had some games to do just that coming up,...
13
Mar
3 months ago
Having come unstuck against Bolton on a long trip to Lancashire for no reward, we had to just take the loss, lick our wounds, and do better in our next assignment. In theory, this should've been a good game for doing just that. Accrington Stanley arr...
13
Mar
3 months ago
We've absolutely made a wonderful start to the campaign, getting Ipswich into top spot at Christmas time. That however might well be the easy bit, and the next step is about making sure we don't get caught up with. First step for the post-Christmas f...
11
Mar
3 months ago
Thanks very much. I'm more concerned by Portsmouth, given they inflicted on us one of our worst and indeed only defeats thus far. Beating Sunderland home & away does give us a psychological advantage if nowt else. The jump to the Championship is...
10
Mar
3 months ago
Our odyssey with Ipswich still had one final November commitment to play, in the form of the Papa John's Trophy. Playing for the coveted glory of a trophy named after Pizza Hut and Domino's main competitor was a clash with the Spurs academy. I don't...
09
Mar
3 months ago
November has come, and with it, a fairly quiet schedule as far as the league front goes after we got our home game with Oxford pushed back due to another international break. Still got the FA Cup and Papa John's to ensure we're not short changed though.&n...
08
Mar
3 months ago
After opening October with our trip to our Accrington, our league programme was subject to a reshuffle. We had over 10 players called up for internationals - admittedly some from our youth team but still a good few first teamers - so had just cause to pos...
07
Mar
3 months ago
With our trip to Wycombe pushed back by 10 days, Bolton was the de facto start of a fairly intense September including several sides forecast by pundits to be promotion challengers. After the relative disappointment that was failing to beat Bolton, we now...
06
Mar
3 months ago
For all that I found Fulham away to be an underwhelming Carabao Cup tie, at the end of the day, it's worth trying to have a go anyway. Beating a side with Premier League worthy players would absolutely be proof we're beginning to do stuff that would put u...
06
Mar
3 months ago
Good to know that I was able to meet the board ambition early on, although in fairness, just reaching the Carabao Cup Second Round isn't the most difficult to fulfil and we did the bare minimum at fulfilling it. Also worth noting this is more than the rea...
06
Mar
3 months ago
According to the transfer window screen, Ipswich's combined transfer work on this update (I'm using the new update with the post-Jan database) amounts to 21 new players in and 30 out. So merging all of this into a new system is something that I may have t...
05
Mar
3 months ago
Upon taking the gig, I of course had to meet and consider the club vision. Image isn't uploading, so I'll just say the opening season expectation is to make the play-offs, as well reaching the FA Cup Third Round and Carabao Cup Second Round. The Papa John...
04
Mar
3 months ago
 So I began my FM22 experience with a go at Newcastle United, given my favourite team had that high profile highly controversial takeover in real life to see how I could do. 4 years and £750million+ in transfers got me a PL title, a Carabao Cup, an F...
30
Jan
5 months ago
Good to know that the game has a great sense of comic timing by invoking that mayhem. Also fair play on keeping this up.
08
Oct
8 months ago
Somewhat by surprise, Newcastle are now under new ownership. Thought it would take a lot longer...
24
Jun
1 year ago
"By kingrobbo 19 June 2021 - 23:24 PM UTC so R16 Wales v Denmark [game 1] Italy v Aus...
24
Jun
1 year ago
If nothing else I admire the absolute madness of last night's Group F conclusion. Could've gone so m...
25
Apr
1 year ago
I'm surprised at how unprepared the ESL people appeared to be and really that the idea did not look...
14
Jan
1 year ago
What a surprise that Newcastle channelled the generosity they afforded Derby in 2007/08 and were bea...
29
Dec
1 year ago
Man City game off, Fulham and Southampton's managers having to do their jobs from home, Sheffie...
23
Dec
1 year ago
... new website re-design? I've only been out the way for a few weeks and missed the world, cl...
20
Sep
1 year ago
The 2022 World Cup certainly proved to be full of surprises. Uruguay upset France in the final in Qatar to win the World Cup for the first time since 1950, with Holland beating the other shock package Norway in the 3rd place play-offs. England were beaten...
18
Sep
1 year ago
Cheers. I'm not sure where we'll end up yet given that January and February are going to be stupidly busy and will push us. A top half finish is certainly possible given things are pretty tight at present, but its not going to be the easiest t...
17
Sep
1 year ago
The victory over Southampton has certainly stabilised things for us after a few iffy recent results, but its up to us now to try and build momentum. Certainly, however, going into the October international break with back-to-back wins would be a good thin...
12
Sep
1 year ago
The September international break has been and gone and first out the gate is a Yorkshire Derby against Leeds United at Elland Road, which will be an intriguing test. Leeds have a new manager and brought a lot of players in the summer, with their manager...
12
Sep
1 year ago
With no win in our opening 3 Premier League games, what we could use is a nice easy test against a side we could reasonably expect rewards against. Liverpool at home is not one of those such contests. Filled with superstars and still on a high from winnin...