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Last throw of the dice?

Wigan Win
4
24%
Town Win
7
41%
Draw
6
35%
 
Total votes: 17

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Post by phily bon bon » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:57 pm

Absolutely gutted, but it was always on the cards especially from one of our old boys. The sending off was a bit weak and if I'm honest maybe also the penalty also. Knudsen hasn't put us bottom of the league, yet he will be hated for the discretion. We played quite well and kept the ball on the ground. Keane held the ball up well, and with our luck he will be out for weeks. Overall this was a fine performance with all things considered.

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Post by saint jude » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:31 am

That late strike was a real kick in the as*, lo and behold it had to be one of the kids we let go to score it. May have been a bit of a steal had we held out though : statistics suggest the opposition had far more possession and goal opportunities than ourselves but can't hide disappointment at the eventual score. Caught some game highlights and thought the dismissal of Knudsen was a mite harsh, opposition player seemed to react a bit more than necessary. The penalty decision could be argued questionable also but seems things evened themselves out by end of game. Needless to say the chances of retaining league status after today are minimal at best.

Someone asked about number of instances of red card incidents thus far regarding our team players : Hope this helps you out :

#1 Edun - Aston Villa H 8/18
#2 Nisiala - Sheffield Wednesday A 8/25
#3 Pennington - Birmingham A 8/29
#4 Knudsen - Wigan Athletic A 2/23


Got to be truthful, There are less dismissals than first realized.

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Post by Dubai Blue » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:16 am

Probably we are all effected by the three in August creating the impression right from the start that there were more.

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Post by derick_ipsw » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:06 am

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Great day except for the result once again. Sending off was soft, as was our penalty to be fair but if the ref had balls, if it was a pen, their man should have gone as well - just no consistency. To lose Keane is a big blow - he was doing so well today. The team played so well and put in all of the effort. I was proud of them and equally proud of all of our fans who sang relentlessly as opposed to theirs who banged a drum for the first 5 mins, were quiet as mice for the next 86 mins and then made noise for the last 3 mins! With 11 men we would have beaten them with ease but this is just not our season I am afraid. With away support like that though, I for one am looking forward to away days in league 1. Home games will improve too if we start to win so here's hoping! Lovely to shake hands with Bluemike and Derrick (and your good lady) it was a pleasure, chaps. Congrats on the birth of your grand daughter - i would like to say you dont look old enough but.....๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ lets hope she grows up a Tractor Girl! Onwards to Reading next week. Keep smiling, All - its nearly over...
Thanks Wilf hope you and your daughter enjoy Man u v Liverpool today. I will be wetting the babies head again :lol:

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Post by Bluemike » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:28 am

I'm struggling to put into words how I am feeling after yet another chain of unfortunate events yesterday at Wigan, I can't lie this bloody season cannot end soon enough for me, week after week I am coming away from a game wondering firstly how we didn't win it and secondly how can so many things conspire against us on such a regular basis, they say you make you're own luck, for me that is total cobblers.

Having said a while back on this very forum that Paul Lambert would never go 3-5-2 lo and behold that is exactly how we lined up yesterday with captain Chambo back in the defence to form part of the back Three. Town started the game very well and were knocking the ball around with confidence, neat little triangles of passing causing Wigan problems, the first half chance coming inside the opening ten minutes, Nolan putting his header wide when in a really good position. Wigan were finally starting to see some of the ball but it was still Town that looked the more competent side going forward, One or Two half chances came at either end before Wigan keeper Jones was forced to get down and tip away Keane's shot for a corner. The striker had started the game very well and was looking a real handful to the Wigan defence. The corner so nearly saw Town go ahead, again Keane was on hand at the back post to get the vital touch but the ball was gatherd up easily by Jones when it looked like a tap in for the Town striker.

What followed moments after was ultimately going to have a major impact on the game, a high lofted ball over the Town defence caught them all a bit flat footed, Knudsen & Chambers are chasing down the striker who is clear and Knudsen stretches out an arm and tugs him back, clearly the guy falls to the ground like he's been shot and red card is out quicker than a rat up a drainpipe, now I don't like Knudsen one bit and yes it was reckless but how the hell that is Red card is beyond me, Chambers was level and more than capable of cutting it out, add to that the guy was not in a clear goalscoring position, i've seen it time and time again in slow motion and I still believe my original thoughts to be correct and that is that we are once again very hard done by by a p*ss poor ref who seemed to give pretty much every little decision their way....again !!!

Despite a few minutes of pressure following the sending off we somehow got ourselves a crucial lead, this time we seemed to be the beneficiaries of a poor decision as we are awarded what looked like a soft penalty after Quaner is tripped when racing through, Keane stepped up to rifle the spot kick home off the inside of the post, incredibly down to Ten men we got ourselves ahead but no more than we deserved having dominated the game in the opening twenty Five minutes. Thankfully we saw out the remainder of the half with little threat to Bart's goal. I thought in the opening half every player did their job well, Keane & Quaner had linked up the best I have seen so far, Bree and Judge were getting into some good positions and providing good ball into the box, Chalobah had been a stand out player for me with his willingness to get stuck in and link up with the forwards, Bart's handling from crosses etc had been the best for a long long while and yet still we knew there was a long second period to come thanks to what for me was a woeful decision once again.

Two started the second half with Edwards on for Quaner as we looked to keep out the undoubted Wigan barrage that was coming our way. The first real attack of the half however went to Town as keane and keeper Jones both raced for a ball which unfortunately the keeper just got to first, sending the Town striker flying through the air as the two came together. Wigan were soon into their stride and showing us what was to come, efforts from Pilkington and Windass flew high and wide, a cou8ple of dangerous balls flew across the Town penalty area but thankfully nobody in a Wigan shirt was on hand to stab home. Town did have some respite and Judge found himself in a great position but he got it all wrong as he tried to bend it into the far corner and the effort was miles wide. Not long after Judge was even closer to giving us a second, this time the keeper getting his outstretched arm to it to tip it away.

It was end to end at times now with Wigan having far more of the territorial advantage as the extra man was starting to tell, they were stretching us well, first coming down our left then switching to the right but Town were standing firm. Midway through the second half Town were dealt yet another really bad piece of luck as Will Keane pulled up with what looked like a Hamstring problem, he had been having a very good game and was our outlet to ease the pressure on the defence as his hold up play was very good all afternoon. I personally think this was as big a turning point as the Knudsen Red card, Jackson was sent on to replace him. Despite Wigan now being unsurprisingly on top Town were still looking a threat on the break, good work from Jackson saw Edwards with a shot which he got all wrong, at the other end Bart made a rare save, defenders were putting their bodies on the line to block anything that was thrown at them, time was running down and still we stood firm. With a few minutes left Town brought on Downes and Wigan Garner as they chased the equaliser, you just kinda knew what was coming. With the clock almost ticking down Bart was called upon to pull off a cracking save from a strikers header, hearts in mouths stuff.

As is always the case heartbreak was to come Town's way once more, we literally watched the clock tick round to Ninety as Garner slid in to tap home the equaliser and send us into the pit of despair once more, so so cruel and given how heroically we had played for nearly Seventy minutes with Ten men undeserved. The feeling of numbness was awful as it had just started to feel like just maybe it was our day but it was not to be. News had come through that Rotherham had leveled up at Reading which was the perfect scenario but again we failed to capitalise. Lambert has since stated that Downes should really have stopped the cross from coming in and that is all it takes, one small moment of loss of concentration and Ninety Five minutes of good hard work counts for nothing.

People will look at and blame Knudsen for his reckless pull back on the striker and I totally get why, however on this occasion I feel he was done no favours at all by a poor decision , if that is a Red then there should have been a dozen Reds yesterday, it's that simple but what's done is done and it cannot be changed. Aside from that I was proud of the boys yesterday, to a man they played very well and deserved more, they were visibly gutted at the final whistle and rightly so, we know we are going down but keep the majority of this squad together and play like that and we will rip up league One cus in recent weeks we should have beaten Sheff Wed, Derby, Stoke and now Wigan, we just don't seem to be able to see the job through.


Bart....(7) The best his handling has been for ages, solid and assured, cracking save at the end.

Bree...(7) Turning into a right good signing, wing back suited him too and he got forward so well, some good delivery.

Knudsen....(6) Caught out for the Red but was harshly treated, much better as part of a back Three.

Pennington...(7) Solid and dependable as always, his positional play at times is excellent for one so young.

Chambers...(7) Solid effort from the skipper with no scary moments, was devastated at the final whistle.

Kenlock...(6) A bit more like it from the youngster and played the wing back role quite well.

Nolan....(6) Solid enough game, no stand out moments just plenty of hard graft when needed.

Chalobah...(8) A super game for me, breaking up play, a good array of passes, drove forward when he could and worked so hard. MOTM

Judge....(7) A real talent and links up well with the strikers, his delivery is getting better and better, so close to finding the top corner.

Quaner...(6) A decent effort and linked up well with keane during first half, his run won the penalty.

Keane...(8) Was a candidate for MOTM until going off injured, great hold up play and super touch, always an outlet, Led the line so well and kept his coll with the penalty.

SUBS :-

Edwards...(6) Has all the tricks and when on song is an asset, Two efforts on goal but should maybe have done better with them.

Jackson....(5) Never stops running and chasing down the ball but is no Will Keane

Downes...(5) Sent on the shore up the Midfield and ended up losing his man who teed up their goal, will have better days.


All in all I am still gutted today, we deserved the win yesterday and battled valiantly against all the odds for so long, how cruel this game can be at times but when you are down you really are down, I could not ask any more from my team yesterday, they gave it everything and I was proud of them. The fans as always were fantastic throughout, nearly 900 making the trip and they were so close to be rewarded in the best way possible. Still the same Nine point gap but games disappearing fast.

One of the real highlights of yesterday was meeting up with Three posters off here for the first time, was so great to meet Derick and his lovely partner Julie (AKA "The Blue Spook"), we shared a couple of beers and enjoyed the game together, never thought I would celebrate a Town goal hugging Derick but it was a pleasure, top bloke, and many congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter yesterday mate, was almost the perfect day. Was so good to also meet Todd and Blue Wilf for the first time too, so good to put faces to names, hopefully it won't be the last time, and of course my old mate Mach, away games would not be the same without seeing you bud.

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Post by Marvinbay1973 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:46 am

derick_ipsw wrote: โ†‘
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:57 pm
Just got in from Wigan great support deserved to win once again referee was shocking. Pluses met Bluemike, Mach the pole, TODD66 and Bluewilf . Oh and my granddaughter was born . Little bit pisssed :D
Congratulations Grandad :)

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Post by Marvinbay1973 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:53 am

Do these refs get paid a set fee.
Should pay them based on performance the FA would save a fortune

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Post by derick_ipsw » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:32 pm

Marvinbay1973 wrote: โ†‘
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:46 am
derick_ipsw wrote: โ†‘
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:57 pm
Just got in from Wigan great support deserved to win once again referee was shocking. Pluses met Bluemike, Mach the pole, TODD66 and Bluewilf . Oh and my granddaughter was born . Little bit pisssed :D
Congratulations Grandad :)
Cheers Marvin, like Bluemike said nearly a perfect day.

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Post by derick_ipsw » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:34 pm

Marvinbay1973 wrote: โ†‘
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:53 am
Do these refs get paid a set fee.
Should pay them based on performance the FA would save a fortune
Well the ref yesterday was f**king useless and that's not looking through blue tinted glasses.

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Post by derick_ipsw » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:36 pm

Bluemike wrote: โ†‘
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:28 am
I'm struggling to put into words how I am feeling after yet another chain of unfortunate events yesterday at Wigan, I can't lie this bloody season cannot end soon enough for me, week after week I am coming away from a game wondering firstly how we didn't win it and secondly how can so many things conspire against us on such a regular basis, they say you make you're own luck, for me that is total cobblers.

Having said a while back on this very forum that Paul Lambert would never go 3-5-2 lo and behold that is exactly how we lined up yesterday with captain Chambo back in the defence to form part of the back Three. Town started the game very well and were knocking the ball around with confidence, neat little triangles of passing causing Wigan problems, the first half chance coming inside the opening ten minutes, Nolan putting his header wide when in a really good position. Wigan were finally starting to see some of the ball but it was still Town that looked the more competent side going forward, One or Two half chances came at either end before Wigan keeper Jones was forced to get down and tip away Keane's shot for a corner. The striker had started the game very well and was looking a real handful to the Wigan defence. The corner so nearly saw Town go ahead, again Keane was on hand at the back post to get the vital touch but the ball was gatherd up easily by Jones when it looked like a tap in for the Town striker.

What followed moments after was ultimately going to have a major impact on the game, a high lofted ball over the Town defence caught them all a bit flat footed, Knudsen & Chambers are chasing down the striker who is clear and Knudsen stretches out an arm and tugs him back, clearly the guy falls to the ground like he's been shot and red card is out quicker than a rat up a drainpipe, now I don't like Knudsen one bit and yes it was reckless but how the hell that is Red card is beyond me, Chambers was level and more than capable of cutting it out, add to that the guy was not in a clear goalscoring position, i've seen it time and time again in slow motion and I still believe my original thoughts to be correct and that is that we are once again very hard done by by a p*ss poor ref who seemed to give pretty much every little decision their way....again !!!

Despite a few minutes of pressure following the sending off we somehow got ourselves a crucial lead, this time we seemed to be the beneficiaries of a poor decision as we are awarded what looked like a soft penalty after Quaner is tripped when racing through, Keane stepped up to rifle the spot kick home off the inside of the post, incredibly down to Ten men we got ourselves ahead but no more than we deserved having dominated the game in the opening twenty Five minutes. Thankfully we saw out the remainder of the half with little threat to Bart's goal. I thought in the opening half every player did their job well, Keane & Quaner had linked up the best I have seen so far, Bree and Judge were getting into some good positions and providing good ball into the box, Chalobah had been a stand out player for me with his willingness to get stuck in and link up with the forwards, Bart's handling from crosses etc had been the best for a long long while and yet still we knew there was a long second period to come thanks to what for me was a woeful decision once again.

Two started the second half with Edwards on for Quaner as we looked to keep out the undoubted Wigan barrage that was coming our way. The first real attack of the half however went to Town as keane and keeper Jones both raced for a ball which unfortunately the keeper just got to first, sending the Town striker flying through the air as the two came together. Wigan were soon into their stride and showing us what was to come, efforts from Pilkington and Windass flew high and wide, a cou8ple of dangerous balls flew across the Town penalty area but thankfully nobody in a Wigan shirt was on hand to stab home. Town did have some respite and Judge found himself in a great position but he got it all wrong as he tried to bend it into the far corner and the effort was miles wide. Not long after Judge was even closer to giving us a second, this time the keeper getting his outstretched arm to it to tip it away.

It was end to end at times now with Wigan having far more of the territorial advantage as the extra man was starting to tell, they were stretching us well, first coming down our left then switching to the right but Town were standing firm. Midway through the second half Town were dealt yet another really bad piece of luck as Will Keane pulled up with what looked like a Hamstring problem, he had been having a very good game and was our outlet to ease the pressure on the defence as his hold up play was very good all afternoon. I personally think this was as big a turning point as the Knudsen Red card, Jackson was sent on to replace him. Despite Wigan now being unsurprisingly on top Town were still looking a threat on the break, good work from Jackson saw Edwards with a shot which he got all wrong, at the other end Bart made a rare save, defenders were putting their bodies on the line to block anything that was thrown at them, time was running down and still we stood firm. With a few minutes left Town brought on Downes and Wigan Garner as they chased the equaliser, you just kinda knew what was coming. With the clock almost ticking down Bart was called upon to pull off a cracking save from a strikers header, hearts in mouths stuff.

As is always the case heartbreak was to come Town's way once more, we literally watched the clock tick round to Ninety as Garner slid in to tap home the equaliser and send us into the pit of despair once more, so so cruel and given how heroically we had played for nearly Seventy minutes with Ten men undeserved. The feeling of numbness was awful as it had just started to feel like just maybe it was our day but it was not to be. News had come through that Rotherham had leveled up at Reading which was the perfect scenario but again we failed to capitalise. Lambert has since stated that Downes should really have stopped the cross from coming in and that is all it takes, one small moment of loss of concentration and Ninety Five minutes of good hard work counts for nothing.

People will look at and blame Knudsen for his reckless pull back on the striker and I totally get why, however on this occasion I feel he was done no favours at all by a poor decision , if that is a Red then there should have been a dozen Reds yesterday, it's that simple but what's done is done and it cannot be changed. Aside from that I was proud of the boys yesterday, to a man they played very well and deserved more, they were visibly gutted at the final whistle and rightly so, we know we are going down but keep the majority of this squad together and play like that and we will rip up league One cus in recent weeks we should have beaten Sheff Wed, Derby, Stoke and now Wigan, we just don't seem to be able to see the job through.


Bart....(7) The best his handling has been for ages, solid and assured, cracking save at the end.

Bree...(7) Turning into a right good signing, wing back suited him too and he got forward so well, some good delivery.

Knudsen....(6) Caught out for the Red but was harshly treated, much better as part of a back Three.

Pennington...(7) Solid and dependable as always, his positional play at times is excellent for one so young.

Chambers...(7) Solid effort from the skipper with no scary moments, was devastated at the final whistle.

Kenlock...(6) A bit more like it from the youngster and played the wing back role quite well.

Nolan....(6) Solid enough game, no stand out moments just plenty of hard graft when needed.

Chalobah...(8) A super game for me, breaking up play, a good array of passes, drove forward when he could and worked so hard. MOTM

Judge....(7) A real talent and links up well with the strikers, his delivery is getting better and better, so close to finding the top corner.

Quaner...(6) A decent effort and linked up well with keane during first half, his run won the penalty.

Keane...(8) Was a candidate for MOTM until going off injured, great hold up play and super touch, always an outlet, Led the line so well and kept his coll with the penalty.

SUBS :-

Edwards...(6) Has all the tricks and when on song is an asset, Two efforts on goal but should maybe have done better with them.

Jackson....(5) Never stops running and chasing down the ball but is no Will Keane

Downes...(5) Sent on the shore up the Midfield and ended up losing his man who teed up their goal, will have better days.


All in all I am still gutted today, we deserved the win yesterday and battled valiantly against all the odds for so long, how cruel this game can be at times but when you are down you really are down, I could not ask any more from my team yesterday, they gave it everything and I was proud of them. The fans as always were fantastic throughout, nearly 900 making the trip and they were so close to be rewarded in the best way possible. Still the same Nine point gap but games disappearing fast.

One of the real highlights of yesterday was meeting up with Three posters off here for the first time, was so great to meet Derick and his lovely partner Julie (AKA "The Blue Spook"), we shared a couple of beers and enjoyed the game together, never thought I would celebrate a Town goal hugging Derick but it was a pleasure, top bloke, and many congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter yesterday mate, was almost the perfect day. Was so good to also meet Todd and Blue Wilf for the first time too, so good to put faces to names, hopefully it won't be the last time, and of course my old mate Mach, away games would not be the same without seeing you bud.
Mike did we manage to get Mach posting again?

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Post by Bluemike » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:51 pm

He will do Derick, I think he's taking a little break for a bit, he'll be back.

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Post by mugen1 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:52 pm

Gutted by that result. Really thought we had those crucial 3 points :(

As Yazz would say, the only way is up :lol:

36 points left to play for, what do we think?

Thank you for the report Bluemike, appreciated as always.

Any news on how long Keane is out for?

At least some good news from yesterday, congratulations Derrick, hope mother & baby are both well.

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Post by Bluemike » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:53 pm

No news on Keane as yet, the usual rumours are circulating from minimum Four weeks to season ending.

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Post by mugen1 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:57 pm

Let's hope for some more bloody good news then :roll:

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Post by phily bon bon » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:25 pm

derick_ipsw wrote: โ†‘
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:34 pm
Marvinbay1973 wrote: โ†‘
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:53 am
Do these refs get paid a set fee.
Should pay them based on performance the FA would save a fortune
Well the ref yesterday was f**king useless and that's not looking through blue tinted glasses.
Absolutely agree ๐Ÿ‘. The ref was Homer Simpson, almost everything went the home sides way. Bree surprised me, I always thought he was pants but he played ok yesterday.

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Post by derick_ipsw » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:02 pm

mugen1 wrote: โ†‘
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:52 pm
Gutted by that result. Really thought we had those crucial 3 points :(

As Yazz would say, the only way is up :lol:

36 points left to play for, what do we think?

Thank you for the report Bluemike, appreciated as always.

Any news on how long Keane is out for?

At least some good news from yesterday, congratulations Derrick, hope mother & baby are both well.
Thanks very much Mugen they are both doing great.

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Post by derick_ipsw » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:03 pm

Bluemike wrote: โ†‘
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:51 pm
He will do Derick, I think he's taking a little break for a bit, he'll be back.
See you when we play Bolton & Preston hopefully mate.

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Post by Bluemike » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:10 pm

derick_ipsw wrote: โ†‘
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:03 pm
Bluemike wrote: โ†‘
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:51 pm
He will do Derick, I think he's taking a little break for a bit, he'll be back.
See you when we play Bolton & Preston hopefully mate.
Absolutely, look forward to it.

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Post by hallamblue » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:17 pm

Many thanks Mike. Even though we still canโ€™t buy a win, I got dine readin cannot get this glimmer of survival hope out of my system.

On to Reading game now - cue the scummer to get a goal against us !

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Post by marko69 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:18 am

Most important stuff first.......... Derick, congratulations on the new arrival. Hope the family are all doing well. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘

Painful ending to the game. The proverbial kick in the nuts for those travelling fans. And as said..... an ex player! Frustrating. Those 2 points dropped were huge. Well......, huge for people who still have hope.

Good to read about the big get together at the game. Any photos? You do realise that if there are no photos, it didnae fuckin happen!

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Post by derick_ipsw » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:01 am

marko69 wrote: โ†‘
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:18 am
Most important stuff first.......... Derick, congratulations on the new arrival. Hope the family are all doing well. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘

Painful ending to the game. The proverbial kick in the nuts for those travelling fans. And as said..... an ex player! Frustrating. Those 2 points dropped were huge. Well......, huge for people who still have hope.

Good to read about the big get together at the game. Any photos? You do realise that if there are no photos, it didnae fuckin happen!
Cheers Marko everybody good thanks.

"The get together" was very enjoyable, I did not take any pics. Marko would be good if you could make a game, is Preston far enough north for you?

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Re: Wigan Athletic vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by marko69 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:51 pm

Definitely will get to a game one year, Derick. Maybe Carlisle? :lol:

Seriously though, want to try and get to a Portman Road game en route to visit my son in London.

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Re: Wigan Athletic vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by derick_ipsw » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:02 am

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Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:51 pm
Definitely will get to a game one year, Derick. Maybe Carlisle? :lol:

Seriously though, want to try and get to a Portman Road game en route to visit my son in London.
Just looked in League 1, lets hope Sunderland don't get promoted. :D

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Re: Wigan Athletic vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by marko69 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:02 am

We all certainly do know itโ€™s going to be League One Football next season, but just canโ€™t help visualising a โ€œgreat escapeโ€. Itโ€™s preventing me from conceding it all just yet. Beat Reading and then build on it. Itโ€™s not gonnae happen but itโ€™s nice to visualise three wins in a row and it all going down to that last 12:30 KO day!

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Re: Wigan Athletic vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by nicscreamer » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:31 am

I think we are, mostly, eternal optimists - but we should all be expecting League one. Seasons just don't turn around as drastically as this one needs to. We have forgotten how to win, and despite the recent drawers, wins are what is needed.

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Re: Wigan Athletic vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by hallamblue » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:45 pm

I canโ€™t lose that glimmer of optimism / hope either marko despite chucking points away every bloody week . I just think weโ€™re going to pull it out of the bag somehow!

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Re: Wigan Athletic vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by saint jude » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:26 am

Don't wish for it to go into the last weekend of games. Had a few end of season do or dies (most prominently 1994) and getting too old for that sh*t once more. Would rather know the teams fate in the time before than have it all resting on one final encounter.

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Re: Wigan Athletic vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by derick_ipsw » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:01 am

saint jude wrote: โ†‘
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:26 am
Don't wish for it to go into the last weekend of games. Had a few end of season do or dies (most prominently 1994) and getting too old for that sh*t once more. Would rather know the teams fate in the time before than have it all resting on one final encounter.
Sorry but that is just ridiculous!! The position we are in, to get to the final game and have a chance of staying up, I would take that all day long. :roll:

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Re: Wigan Athletic vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Bluemike » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:09 am

Ditto !!! Would give my Right arm for that scenario.

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Re: Wigan Athletic vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Shed on tour » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:25 pm

Bluemike wrote: โ†‘
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:09 am
Ditto !!! Would give my Right arm for that scenario.
Just imagine if we won the last game to stay up and it cost Leeds a automatic promotion place.
A repeat of Elland Road 2007 would be on the cards. Was there that day and it was pretty lively to say the least.

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