Ramblings of a Soccer Junky
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
  Same ol' song and dance
It never fails. Every year Ipswich make the playoffs. Every year PZ gets called into a last minute meeting and can't even follow the match live online. Every year Ipswich crash and burn in the playoff Semi's. Ok, there have been a couple of exceptions to that rule...but it's pretty accurate.

I wasn't able to get to a place where I could watch the match even without today's meeting. I come back to my office and see Bobby Zamora had put 2 past Town. Wasn't he a transfer target a few years ago when he was still with Brighton? Either way, from what I'm hearing, Ipswich didn't deserve to go through to Cardiff.

So, now the Ipswich supporters' battle cry is, "it's more fun to watch us win most of our matches and fight for promotion in the Championship than lose most and fight relegation in the Premiership". But Naaarich fans are saying the same right about now. I really hate the playoffs. Just once, can't Town go up automatically?

So, on to next season. It seems obvious that Joe Royle needs to strengthen the squad. However, it's unlikely there will be much money made available to him for transfers. David Sheepshanks was quoted today as saying the club were close to his goal of having half the first-team players come from the Academy. I'm in two minds about that. We'll see what happens between now and August.
 
Comments: Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]



Links to this post:

Create a Link



<< Home
An American who fell in love with soccer while living in Europe.

Name:
Location: Hoosierville, IN, United States
Archives
August 2004 / September 2004 / October 2004 / April 2005 / May 2005 / June 2005 / July 2005 / August 2005 / September 2005 / October 2005 / November 2005 / February 2006 / March 2006 / April 2006 / May 2006 / June 2006 / July 2006 / August 2006 / September 2006 / October 2006 / November 2006 / December 2006 / January 2007 / February 2007 / March 2007 / April 2007 / May 2007 / June 2007 / July 2007 / August 2007 / September 2007 / October 2007 /


Powered by Blogger

Subscribe to
Posts [Atom]