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Fans left furious after what Ipswich boss Paul Lambert has done

Fans have been left furious after what Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert has done recently with pressure mounting on him to be sacked.

It’s alleged that the manager urged Ipswich Town to ban TWTD (fan forum) legend and great supporter of the club Phil Ham from attending press conferences.

A post was put up by the fan on TWTD.co.uk and it’s caused widespread anger on social media, which you can see below.

The post from ‘Banhammer!’ read: “It is true that PL has banned me from press conferences. I’ve been hoping the matter would be resolved before it became public, although I think it has been mentioned a few times here and there.

“Contrary to suggestions in an earlier thread, its nothing I’ve written but because someone posted the team for the Lincoln game on here on the morning of the match.

“This was reported to the management, Stuart Taylor spoke to me about it after the game, then a few days later at the Gillingham match I was told Paul Lambert had banned me. I’ve had a few chats with people at the club since then but the situation is currently unchanged.

“While I have sympathy for PL not being happy with the team being posted – I am aware that managers don’t like their teams being leaked and have asked posters not to do so previously – I’m not sure how I can be seen as culpable for user content, particularly when it wasn’t brought to my attention when it was first noticed.

“I did subsequently PM the poster involved who apologised to both me and the club, which I relayed.
We have been able to use the material from press conferences even if I’ve not been present and I’ve been grateful for the support of the other members of the local media. Hopefully the matter will be resolved sooner rather than later.”

This was posted onto Twitter by BBC Radio Suffolk radio presenter Mark Murphy, who wrote: “This is just not good enough. No clue, no passion. Why so many injuries? Banning a journalist! This is not the @IpswichTown I know.

“… @IpswichTown have taken it upon themselves to ban @twtduk legend and great supporter of @IpswichTown Phil Ham. A journalist doing his job. Come on Town you need the local media, the nationals certainly aren’t interested!”

Paul Lambert then took aim at the media following the 0-0 draw against Oxford United on Tuesday night.

“The criticism those guys have taken has not been right,” Lambert told BBC Radio Suffolk. “I’m really pleased and proud with how they’ve performed.”

Ipswich have taken just 10 points from their past nine league games after making a strong start to the season, including winning all of their first six home matches.

But five defeats in those nine league games have seen them drop out of the top two of the League One table, with Lambert saying “a lot of negativity is attached to the club”.

No suprise after fans are left furious after what Ipswich boss Paul Lambert has done.

“We’ve taken absolute nonsense criticism,” he said after the game at Oxford. “You (the media) stoke it.

“I don’t read what you write or say, but I know the players feel it, without a doubt.

“It’s not easy, the expectancy level at the club is huge and it’s not right.”

Ipswich owner Marcus Evans, who also attended the game at the Kassam Stadium, spoke with Lambert before and after the game.

“Did you see what happened at Celtic the other day?” as Paul referred to supporter protests outside Parkhead.

“I’ve played in front of it, I know exactly what it’s like.

“Does it bother me? No. Does the press bother me? No. I’ve played at big clubs. I’ve been the manager of big clubs.

“I’ve had a career where the pressure is incredible, absolutely incredible. I’ve never wilted once, I don’t expect to wilt again unless Marcus (Evans) says something different.”

Mike Bacon wrote an opinion article, ‘Your negativity Mr Lambert…. Is our reality.’

Some of it read: “Well Paul, that’s 10 unbeaten and another four goals notched up tonight – five times now this season the team have done that. Nine clear at the top, you must be delighted? And of course Man City at home in the FA Cup next month.”

Oh, how Brenner Woolley and Stuart Watson would have loved to be putting those questions to Paul Lambert at Oxford United last night…. Some hope!

What a mess.

Now, apparently it’s the ‘negative’ journos not helping a situation that has seen Town fail to score in three, lose back-to-back games at home and continue to struggle to beat the ‘better sides’ in English football’s third tier.

We’re just one step away from it being the fans’ fault… And we all know the rest.

Sorry, Paul but your negative… is our reality.

And when I say ‘our’ reality, I don’t just mean journos, I mean fans as well – die-hard fans who are being asked to accept fifth place in League One and some pretty dire football, as okay.

Well, it’s not okay.

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