PLAYING rock, paper, scissors in the middle of a game. Trying to pull someone's shorts down after he has just scored a goal.

Sounds like the antics of a Sunday league side after one too many bevy's the night before.

Only I am referring to a professional football club, in front of an audience of millions, and played out by people earning thousands of pounds a week.

Welcome to the new wacky world of Ipswich Town.

First Jimmy Bullard and Keith Andrews chose a novel way of deciding how to take a free kick in a match played out on Sky Sports.

Then Michael Chopra reveals that Andrews attempted to pull his shorts down after the striker broke his eight-match goal drought in the win over Brighton. This might not have been live on television, but almost 20,000 fans saw Chops spare his blushes - just.

But according to the striker (below), this is just a sign of the changing times at Portman Road when fun and frolics has replaced fear and trepidation.

http://www.greenun24.co.uk/ipswich-town/chopra_s_payback_to_pj_1_1077978

As for Paul Jewell's take on things, he told the EADT today that the pranks prove that Ipswich is a fun place to be at the moment - and that even he would have pulled Chopra's shorts down if Town's number 10 had gone on to score a hat-trick.

http://www.greenun24.co.uk/ipswich-town/town_could_have_been_caught_with_their_pants_down_1_1078788

There is one consistent here. The role Andrews is playing in these on-the-pitch japes.

Jimmy was meant to be the joker, the one playing the pranks and lifting the dressing room.  But like with the free kicks, it appears he has a rival for his crown.

Andrews has impressed with his all-action displays, and unexpected goal threat, but he has also helped lift the mood over IP1 to such a degree, that securing his signature for the rest of the season should top Jewell's priorities in the coming weeks and months.

One hopes the future of Blackburn boss Steve Keen will not be related to that of Andrews.

* What do you think of the antics at Ipswich Town? And should Jewell do his utmost to keep hold of Andrews? Let me know your thoughts below