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Only Double This Season ?

Town at the Double?
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Another Draw?
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Ipswich Town Versus Swansea City Preview and Match Thread

Post by Bluemike » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:34 pm

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Monday 22nd April 2019 – 15:00

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Pre-Match Thoughts - Bluemike



Good Friday ?? Really ??

Well the theory that we would play with a bit of freedom following relegation being confirmed was well and truly blown out of the water as we put in what for me was the worst performance of the season at Deepdale on Good Friday, Preston won at a canter and barely had to break sweat or get out of first gear, we were that bad, slow and laboured from start to finish, rarely did we threaten and aside from Kayden Jackson's effort which smashed off the underside of the crossbar we had very little else to show for our efforts. In truth I travelled up expecting little and defeat was a given, however I did think we would see a typical Paul Lambert effort but alas it was not to be, Lambert's comments after the game summed it up, "wasn't good enough" "Weren't at it" "The worst since I've been here" just a few of his comments, he tells it as it is so if he says's it you know it's true, he was also at pains to state that it would NOT happen again and that is pleasing to hear, I think a rocket was well and truly planted up the players backsides.

You can't really make excuses for that kind of showing but am I really surprised having witnessed the last Eight & a Half Months ? No not at all, it was after all the first game since our relegation was confirmed and I think you could sense a little bit of "feeling sorry for ourselves" among the squad and also allowing for Six youngsters within the team it was always probably going to hit them at some point. Lambert is clearly going into these final Four games with one Eye on next season and he will use them to run the rule over a few players and line ups etc, for me that is exactly the right thing to do, as long as we get full commitment from those who do get picked.

I think the most important thing Lambert said that needs to be taken on board is that this last couple of poor performances (Brentford & Preston) should not be the benchmark with which to judge the situation, he is quite right when he says the previous much improved performances should not suddenly count for nothing because the most recent one is so poor, it is clearly going to take time and is without doubt a work in progress and despite even the most negative among us telling you otherwise there has been progress, we were just so far off the mark it may not feel like it at this moment in time.

I usually hate the close season, Three months without my beloved ITFC, but I cannot lie, I can't wait for these next Three games to come and go so we can all dust ourselves down, lick our wounds and come ready to go again next August, it actually has been very draining when normally it should be enjoyable. Next up is Swansea City, the team who supplied Paul Hurst with his One and only victory as Ipswich Town manager, that was a glorious day, probably the best away day of the season (not hard in truth), it also represents us with our only chance of "Doubling" any team this season, what a disappointing stat that is ! I think Paul Lambert is planning on experimenting again so quite what we can expect god only knows but all I ask is that the Boys in Blue turn up and give it a real go cus Preston was not what we have come to expect and was not acceptable. I think we'll see an improvement and hopefully Town can take something from the game.





The Opposition – Swansea City



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The area around Swansea traditionally had been a rugby area, and despite previous attempts by a football club named Swansea Villa, there were no notable football clubs until the establishment of 'Swansea Town AFC' in the summer of 1912. Following the lead of many other South Wales sides, the club joined the Second Division of the Southern League for the following season. J. W. Thorpe was the club's first chairman. A site owned by Swansea Gaslight Co., called Vetch Field due to the vegetables that grew there, was rented to be the club's ground.

The club's first professional match was a 1–1 draw at the Vetch Field against Cardiff City on 7 September 1912. During that first season the Welsh Cup was won for the first time. The Swans beat reigning English champions Blackburn Rovers 1–0 in the first round of the 1914–15 FA Cup, Swansea's goal coming from Ben Beynon.

Following the First World War the Southern League dropped its Second Division, and with many clubs dropping out due to financial difficulties, the Swans were placed in the First Division. After four seasons in the Southern League, Swansea Town became founder members of the new Third Division of The Football League in 1920 and then Division Three (South) the following season.

After five seasons in Division Three (South) and a few failed bids for promotion, the Swans reached the Second Division for the first time in 1925, beating Exeter City 2–1 at home on the final day of the season to win the division.

After just one season back from wartime football, the Swans finished 21st in the Second Division, and thus returned to Division Three (South) for the first time since 1925. The following season was one of consolidation, however in 1948–1949 the Swans stormed their way to winning the division for the second time. Only one point was dropped at home all season as the feat of the 1925 promotion side was emulated, with the side finishing a whole seven points ahead of second placed Reading. Billy McCandless was the manager who led the side to promotion, and in doing so he completed a rare hat-trick of winning the Third Division (South) title with all three South Wales clubs – and without losing a home game with Swansea or Cardiff.

Following promotion, the Swans had another 15 years of Second Division football to look forward to, however despite what successive managers and chairmen were to say, Swansea Town only once during that time looked like they could genuinely challenge for promotion. That came in the 1955–56 season, however, they eventually slipped away to finish tenth.

In 1964, the Swans reached the FA Cup semi-final, against Preston North End at Villa Park, but despite taking the lead through McLaughlin again, the Swans were to be denied by a second half penalty and a wonder goal from nearly 40 yards.

After flirting with relegation on a few occasions during the previous seasons, the Swans' luck finally ran out a season later in 1965, and they were back in the Third Division.

Relegation to Division Four followed in 1967 and Ivor Allchurch retired. The 1967–68 season saw the record attendance of 32,796 at the Vetch Field for an FA Cup Fourth Round match against Arsenal.

A tragedy struck the club on 20 January 1969 when players Roy Evans and Brian Purcell were killed in a car crash on the way to a game.

In 1969, the club name was changed to Swansea City, and Roy Bentley's side celebrated by securing promotion back to the Third Division. A record run of 19 matches unbeaten provided the foundations for a promotion challenge in 1971–72, but an awful run towards the end of the season resulted in a mid-table finish. A poor start the following season, combined with falling attendances, saw Bentley resign, and he was replaced by Harry Gregg. Gregg failed to stop the rot and the club was back in the Fourth Division for 1973–74 season.

A record low crowd of just 1,358 watched the Swans against Northampton Town, and the following season the Swans were forced to apply for re-election to the football league after a last day defeat at Rochdale condemned them to a 21st-place finish. The application was a success, although by now former player Harry Griffiths had replaced Gregg as manager. Malcolm Struel also took over as chairman, having previously been on the board, and promised a return to former glories, stating that he would not sell the club's best young talent as previous boards had done.

Despite promising performances during the first half of the 1977–78 season, Harry Griffiths resigned as Swansea City's manager in February 1978, doubting his own ability to take the club any further. The new manager was former Liverpool, Cardiff City and Wales striker John Toshack. On 1 March 1978, at 28 years old, Toshack became the youngest manager in the Football League, with Griffiths as his assistant. Thus began a remarkable climb from the Fourth Division to the top of the entire league. Despite relinquishing his role as manager before the end of the season, this was Griffiths' team, and the promotion from the Fourth Division was largely his doing. During this season, the Swans' record league win was achieved (8–0 against Hartlepool United). Before promotion was secured, however, Harry Griffiths died of a heart attack on 25 April 1978 before the home game against Scunthorpe United.

A further promotion was achieved next season and the club returned to the Second Division after an absence of 14 years, with Toshack himself coming off the bench to score the winning goal against Chesterfield and thus secure promotion.

After a season of consolidation, Swansea City again challenged for promotion and travelled to Preston North End on 2 May 1981 in the knowledge that victory would assure them a place in the First Division for the first time in the club's history. A 3–1 win guaranteed a third promotion in four seasons and Swansea City joined the footballing elite. The four-year rise from basement to top division is a record in English football, held jointly with Wimbledon F.C. Coincidentally, the Swansea decline started the same year as the Wimbledon rise. Swansea also won the Welsh Cup that season, qualifying for Europe for the first time since the 1965–66 season.

The 1981–82 season began as implausibly as recent history had suggested it might. The fixture computer handed Swansea's upstarts a first-day home game against Leeds United, which Swansea promptly won 5–1 with a hat-trick by debutant Bob Latchford. Swansea had swept from the basement division to the top of the entire Football League in barely three years. Victories over footballing royalty such as Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur followed as the club topped the league on several further occasions. However, injuries to key players took their toll, and the lack of depth in the squad meant that the season ended in sixth-place finish.

Furthermore, a fateful combination of poor form, misfortune in the transfer market and financial problems led to a slump which was as quick and spectacular as had been the rise: two consecutive relegations followed, and Toshack was sacked. By 1985, the club was battling for its very survival on two fronts. Whilst its creditors lined up a High Court hearing with the aim of liquidating the club, Swansea City had come to rely on a combination of old stagers and young professionals.

Wound up by court order in December 1985, Swansea City was saved by local businessman Doug Sharpe who took over the running of the club, although the change of ownership was not enough to prevent relegation to the Fourth Division in 1986. Eight years on from the first promotion under Toshack, the club was back where it had started.

Swansea won promotion from the Fourth Division in 1988 – beating Rotherham United and Torquay United over two legs in the inaugural playoffs. They remained in the league's third tier for the next eight seasons – the longest period of stability the club had seen since the 1940s.

Doug Sharpe may have kept the purse strings tight, but under Terry Yorath and then Frank Burrows, the club managed to stay in the Second Division, reach the playoff semi-finals in 1993 and make their first Wembley appearance a year later.

Burrows guided the Swans to within 180 minutes of Wembley in 1993 – a run of five wins in the last six league matches (all at home) secured a playoff place, and with five minutes remaining of the first leg of the semi-final against West Bromwich Albion, the Swans were 2–0 up. Andy McFarlane scored an own goal when the ball rebounded off the crossbar then into the net off his knee to give West Brom a lifeline, and two early goals in the second leg gave "the Baggies" the advantage, until midfielder Micky Mellon was sent off. Burrows threw on Colin West, however within minutes of coming on the former West Brom striker was sent off, and ended any hopes of a Wembley final.

Although the league campaign the following season did not live up the previous one, mainly due to the sale of key players, Burrows guided the Swans to Wembley for the first time in their history for the final of the Autoglass Trophy.

The following season failed to live up to expectations, although the club again reached the semi-finals of the Auto Windscreens Shield, eventually going out to Birmingham City, and an eventful FA Cup run saw them win at Middlesbrough in a third round replay, before going out to Newcastle United at St James' Park.

The 1995–96 season ended with relegation back to the third division after eight years. The Swans were doing fine around Christmas time, but a complete collapse in the second half of the season, including a 7–0 FA Cup defeat at third division Fulham, 4–0 and 5–1 defeats at Blackpool and Oxford United respectively, relegation was inevitable, despite the arrival of Jan Mølby.

Relegation in 1996 was accompanied by an unfortunate statistic: never before had the club been managed by four men in the same season. Most embarrassing was the appointment of Kevin Cullis as manager by a consortium wishing to buy the club. Cullis, whose previous experience was with non-league Midlands club Cradley Town youth team, was certainly not the "big name" manager promised by the new owners. Alarmed at developments at the club, outgoing chairman Doug Sharpe invoked a contractual clause to cancel the deal and resumed control himself: Cullis was promptly sacked after just six days. During his short-lived reign, his evident lack of ability led to senior players Christian Edwards and Dave Penney ejecting Cullis from the dressing room during half time and giving the team talk themselves in a 4–0 defeat to Blackpool, which proved to be his second and last game in charge.

Cullis's successor was the Dane, Jan Mølby, a former Liverpool player taking his first steps in management. His appointment inevitably prompted comparison with the Toshack era which began nearly 20 years earlier. Despite relegation in 1996, the club reached the final of the 1997 Third Division promotion play-offs but lost to Northampton Town, whose goal came from a re-taken free kick by John Frain in the final minute. Mølby was sacked just weeks into the following season, with Swansea struggling near the foot of the league. After the initial optimism, the Liverpool connection had not caused history to repeat itself.

Alan Cork was appointed as manager, but was dismissed after leading the club to its lowest league finish for 23 years. John Hollins was appointed, and things soon started to improve. In 1999, the club reached the promotion playoffs, only to lose in extra time at Scunthorpe United.

The club was promoted in 2000 as Division Three champions, following a nail-biting championship decider on the final day of the season against second-placed Rotherham United. Hollins' side certainly proved to be effective and functional, rather than pretty, seemingly winning 1–0 every week on their way to the title. The side conceded just 32 goals during the 1999–2000 season, largely due to the form of excellent centre-back pairing Jason Smith and Matthew Bound, as well as keeper Roger Freestone. During the season the side set a record of nine consecutive league victories, and, during the same period, seven consecutive clean sheets. Striker Walter Boyd also set an unwanted record of being the fastest substitute ever sent off, when he was red-carded for striking a Darlington player seconds after being brought on and before play had resumed, therefore being officially recorded as zero seconds.
Despite significant optimism on the terraces, it was clear that the team was not strong enough to survive in the higher division and relegation occurred in May 2001, just 12 months after promotion.

In July 2001, following relegation back to Third Division, the club was sold to managing director Mike Lewis for £1. Lewis subsequently sold on his stake to a consortium of Australian businessmen behind the Brisbane Lions (An Australian Rules Football team that is based in Brisbane) football team, fronted by Tony Petty. Seven players were sacked and eight others saw their contracts terminated, angering supporters and sanctions were threatened by the Football League with a rival consortium headed by ex-player Mel Nurse seeking to buy out the new owners. During this period Hollins was sacked after a poor start to the season, and Colin Addison took over as manager. The turmoil led to the creation of the Swansea City supporters' trust, which sought to save the club and ultimately guarantee supporter representation on the club's board.

The Petty group sold its stake in January 2002 after a bitter stand-off with the Nurse consortium, which was supported by the majority of the club's fans. Jim Moore and Mel Griffin, previously rescuers of Hull City FC, stepped into the breach and persuaded Petty to sell to them (as he had promised to bankrupt the club & make it extinct rather than sell to Nurse). From there Moore became chairman for three weeks giving the "Mel Nurse Consortium" time to organize its finances. Having successfully reorganized the finances of Hull City FC, both Moore & Griffin were believers in clubs belonging in the hands of local people, and so believing Nurses group were best for The Swans, subsequently passed the club onto Nurses consortium for the fee of £1. Despite problems off the pitch, Addison's side had managed a mid-table position, but lack of funds led to his dismissal in early March, and under Nick Cusack the club slumped to a 20th placed-finish. Cusack lasted just eight games into the following season, and was sacked after a 1–0 defeat at league debutants Boston United had put the Swans on the bottom of the Football League for the first time in its 91-year history. He was replaced by Brian Flynn. Swansea City avoided relegation to the Football Conference on the last day of the season, at the expense of Exeter City, a club then vice-chaired by Mike Lewis.

Brian Flynn's side finished 2003–04 10th and reached the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time in 24 years, eventually losing 2–1 at Tranmere Rovers. Flynn was dismissed and replaced by Kenny Jackett. Jackett lost his first six matches in charge, ending any hope of a play-off place. The following season Jackett recruited a number of new defensive players and set a record of seven consecutive home clean sheets, all victories. The Swans' last season at the Vetch Field saw the club win promotion on the last day of the season, clinching a 3rd-placed finish with a 1–0 win away to Bury. Their last league game at their old ground was a 1–0 win over Shrewsbury Town, with the last game of any sort being a 2–1 win against Wrexham in the final of the 2005 FAW Premier Cup.

The club moved to the new Liberty Stadium during the summer of 2005.

In the following season Jackett resigned as manager in mid-season to be replaced by Roberto Martínez. Martínez's arrival saw an improvement in form, but Swansea missed out on the play-offs again. The following season, an 18-game unbeaten run helped them to the League One title.

Upon returning to the second tier of English football after 24 years Swansea City finished the 2008–09 season in eighth place, and missed out on the play-offs the following season by a single point. After an impressive 63 wins in 126 games for Swansea City, Martínez left for Wigan Athletic on 15 June 2009 with his tenure returning just 26 losses in that time. He was replaced by Portuguese Paulo Sousa who adopted a more defensive style of play whilst also retaining the slick and effective continental game of "tiki-taka" football that was installed by his immediate predecessor. Sousa subsequently left Swansea to take charge at Leicester City on 5 July 2010, lasting just one year and 13 days in South Wales.

Northern Irishman Brendan Rodgers took charge for the 2010–11 season. He guided the club to a third-placed finish and qualification for the Championship play-offs, with the new manager again keeping the continental style of play introduced by Martínez. After beating Nottingham Forest 3–1 on aggregate in the semi-final they defeated Reading 4–2 in the final at Wembley Stadium, with Scott Sinclair scoring a hat-trick.


By being promoted to the Premier League for the 2011–12 season, Swansea became the first Welsh team to play in the division since its formation in 1992. Swansea finished their debut Premier League season in 11th, but at the end of the season Brendan Rodgers left to manage Liverpool. He was replaced by Michael Laudrup for the 2012–13 Premier League season.

On 15 October 2012, the board of directors announced that the club had made a profit of £14.2 million after their first season in the Premier League, and that the expansion of the Liberty Stadium will be conducted in two separate phases when the timing is right for the club

On 24 February 2013, Swansea beat Bradford City 0–5 in the League Cup final en route to the biggest win in the final of the competition. This triumph, in a record victory, was Swansea's first major piece of silverware and qualified them for the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League. Swansea finished the season in ninth place in the Premier League, improving upon the league standing achieved in the previous season.

On 3 November 2013, Swansea City became the first team to lose a Welsh derby in the Premier League after losing 1–0 to Cardiff City. However, Swansea went on to beat Cardiff 3–0 at the Liberty Stadium on 8 February 2014. In February 2014, Laudrup was dismissed from the club after a poor run of form. Defender Garry Monk, a Swansea player since 2004, was named as his replacement.

Swansea City finished eighth in the Premier League at the end of the 2014–15 season with 56 points, their highest position and points haul for a Premier League season, and second highest finish in the top flight of all time.

On 9 December 2015, Swansea City announced that they had parted ways with manager Garry Monk after one win in eleven matches. The club, after a period with Alan Curtis acting as caretaker manager for the third time, chose the Italian former Udinese Calcio coach Francesco Guidolin. During the 2016–17 preseason, Swansea City came under new ownership by an American consortium led by Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan, who bought a controlling interest in the club in July 2016. The takeover was confirmed by Swansea City, but chairman Huw Jenkins remained at the club. On 3 October 2016, Guidolin was sacked and replaced by American coach Bob Bradley as the club's new manager. The selection of Bradley marked the first time a Premier League club had ever hired an American manager. Bradley himself was sacked after just 85 days in charge; he won only two of his 11 games, conceded 29 goals, and left with a win percentage of just 18.1%.

On 3 January 2017, Bayern Munich assistant manager Paul Clement agreed to take charge of the team, replacing Bradley. Following Clement's arrival, Nigel Gibbs and Claude Makélélé were appointed his assistant coaches and Karl Halabi was appointed Head of Physical Performance. During the remainder of the 2016–17 season, Clement led Swansea to win 26 points from 18 games, securing their survival on 14 May. Only three prior teams had climbed from bottom of the table at Christmas to escape relegation, and only one prior team was able to escape relegation while having three managers during a season. Hull City were ultimately relegated in place of Swansea.

On 6 November 2017, assistant coach Claude Makélélé left the club to join Belgian side Eupen. He was replaced by long-term Swansea player Leon Britton. A poor first half of the 2017–18 season saw Swansea sitting bottom of the table after 18 league games, which led to Clement being sacked on 20 December 2017, leaving the club four points adrift of safety. Towards the end of his tenure, Clement was criticised by a section of Swansea supporters for playing "boring" and "negative" football, questioning his tactical decisions with the Swans being the lowest scorers in the Premier League at the time of his sacking. He was replaced by Portuguese manager Carlos Carvalhal. Despite consecutive league home wins against Liverpool (1–0), Arsenal (3–1), Burnley (1–0), and West Ham (4–1), Swansea were winless in their last nine league games (losing five) under Carvalhal, leaving them in 18th place on the final day of the season.

During the season, chairman Huw Jenkins and the club's American owners were criticised by Swansea fans and pundits for poor transfer windows and the firing of managers; Alan Shearer blamed the Swansea board for moving away from the style of play found under previous managers Brendan Rodgers and Roberto Martínez.

Swansea City were relegated on 13 May 2018, following a 2–1 defeat to already-relegated Stoke City. On 11 June 2018, Graham Potter was announced as the club's new manager, replacing Carvalhal.



The Gaffer – Graham Potter



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Form Guide




Ipswich Last 5 Matches – Currently in 24th place with 28 points



30 Mar Ipswich Town 0 - 2 Hull City


6 Apr Bolton 1 - 2 Ipswich Town


10 Apr Brentford 2 - 0 Ipswich Town


13 Apr Ipswich Town 1 - 1 Birmingham City


19 Apr Preston NE 4 - 0 Ipswich Town





Swansea City Last 5 Matches – Currently in 12th place with 59 points




2 Apr Swansea City 3 - 0 Brentford


6 Apr Swansea City 3 - 1 Middlesbrough


9 Apr Swansea City 3 - 1 Stoke City


13 Apr QP Rangers 4 - 0 Swansea City


19 Apr Swansea City 4 - 3 Rotherham FC





Match Referee – Darren England




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Re: Ipswich Town Versus Swansea City Preview / Match Thread

Post by Andym » Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:17 pm

Let's see....
We have scored a total of 3 goals in the last 5 games. They have scored 13. Could be even worse than Friday.

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Post by marko69 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:37 pm

Do wonder if all those fans with Swans / Wales flags would've attended wet and muddy Tuesday nights @ The Vetch Field in the 4th Division? Swansea City? Flippin Evostik League team.

With a bit of luck, (or masses of luck), ITFC can do a QPR and pump them 4-0 @ PR, although no insane bets going on. Also predicting the 1-1 draw in this one. Maybe 2-2 as the Swans know how to score, as AndyM says.

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Post by MasseyFerguson » Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:04 pm

While we were still mathematically in with a chance of survival we picked up points against teamss that had nothing to play for or were under pressure to get points to stay close to playoffs. Now, we are the ones with nothing to play for and it showed against Preston. I hope I'm wrong but I have a bad feeling about this one. 0-2

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Post by nicscreamer » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:38 pm

Could be a cricket score...... 150 for 7 declared

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Post by Bluemike » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:50 pm

Hallam & Ando, table reserved from 12.30 at c*ck & pye, look forward to meeting you Ando and anyone else who may be around lol

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Post by Andym » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:16 pm

Hope we play well at least. Will probably miss the game, only came home from hospital in Thursday after surgery.

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Post by saint jude » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:55 pm

Voted for a tie and then bothered to look at the opposition last five score. Seems they got some players of merit and our defense could be kept busy all game. Sure we'll concede at least one but whatever hope remains you'd ask we could match what(ever) they accomplish.

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Post by Ando » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:07 am

Bluemike wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:50 pm
Hallam & Ando, table reserved from 12.30 at c*ck & pye, look forward to meeting you Ando and anyone else who may be around lol
Train in just after 12:30 so will be with you before 1:00pm. Looking forward to it.
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Post by Ando » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:09 am

2-0 home win

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Post by tangfastic » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:53 am

I’ve got to admit I’ve been guilty of just reading Mikes pre-match notes and not the historical info about the opposition in the past.
I did this time and found it a pretty interesting read, especially the amazing sequence of promotions from the fourth tier to the top under Toshack.... and then the equally rapid nose-dive back to the fourth division back to where they started in just eight seasons. That’s a genuine roller-coaster ride compared to our current plite.

Just hope we can put together a decent home performance for the fans.

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Post by marko69 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:17 am

Yes....., no where near the panini sticker album,......., then they were there all of a sudden, gold Swans badge etc etc...... Then they were gone again.

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Post by tangfastic » Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:05 pm

marko69 wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:17 am
Yes....., no where near the panini sticker album,......., then they were there all of a sudden, gold Swans badge etc etc...... Then they were gone again.
On the subject of Panini stickers.... the Ipswich Panini Cheaskate sticker collection has recently been completed and now on sale. See the link below. 34 iconic players plus our two best managers (sorry, Valley... that’s not Mick)

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/7000450 ... ve_1&crt=1

Eric Gates is my favourite, but I also love Allan Hunter’s cheeky grin.

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Post by marko69 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:13 pm

Check out that microphone heid on Brazil. 😆👏👏👍

And Hibs preventing the Glasgow cu*toids winning the SPL today 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👌👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏...... great day!

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Post by lucy » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:51 am

I'm going for a draw today and hopefully a decent performance. In the handful of games i've seen this season we've always picked up some points.
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Re: Ipswich Town Versus Swansea City Preview and Match Thread

Post by lucy » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:52 am

Really looking forward to today as my first game since February.

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Re: Ipswich Town Versus Swansea City Preview and Match Thread

Post by marko69 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:48 am

What is the world coming too with the lack of holidays for employees?? Work work fkn work. Going for a bbq at a family members house today,
“Excellent, will ? be there?”
“Naw, working.”
“Oh well, will ? & ? be there then?”
“Nah man, both working.”
“It’s Easter Monday ffs!”

Inferiority complex...... those bastards aren’t working at all.

And autocorrect changed Easter Monday to Waster Monday. Fkn waster and one cousin with his in laws at a bbq! 🙄

ITFC 3 Swans 0 @ HT
ITFC 6 Swans 1 @ FT

Let the bevvy commence.

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Re: Ipswich Town Versus Swansea City Preview and Match Thread

Post by derick_ipsw » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:45 pm

Don't understand why we are playing loan players. If we win I will change my mind. :wink:

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Re: Ipswich Town Versus Swansea City Preview and Match Thread

Post by ipswichtownNo1 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:53 pm

Well, my boy is now five and attending his second game of the season today. Lovely day for it, except its ipswich, who cant run a p*ss up in a brewery. Handed a lovely leaflet on the way in, all with the intension of buying a season ticket. Well, after 15 years of not being a season ticket holder i was thinking about one for me and my boy. After all, even tho the footie is dire, its about the matchday experience right? Well tell that to my lad who got excited about getting a hot dog at 2.15pm, only to be told sorry, weve run out. AT 2.15!!! USELESS C¥Nt$.

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Re: Ipswich Town Versus Swansea City Preview and Match Thread

Post by marko69 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:03 pm

ipswichtownNo1 wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:53 pm
......getting a hot dog at 2.15pm, only to be told sorry, weve run out. AT 2.15!!! USELESS C¥Nt$.
All joking aside, are you fking serious? Ran out by 2:15? That’d seriously pi$$ me off as well, ITNO1. There are times when that forbidden word is acceptable...... Your description is spot on.

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Re: Ipswich Town Versus Swansea City Preview and Match Thread

Post by BLUEBLOOD » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:48 pm

marko69 wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:03 pm
ipswichtownNo1 wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:53 pm
......getting a hot dog at 2.15pm, only to be told sorry, weve run out. AT 2.15!!! USELESS C¥Nt$.
All joking aside, are you fking serious? Ran out by 2:15? That’d seriously pi$$ me off as well, ITNO1. There are times when that forbidden word is acceptable...... Your description is spot on.
Must be a very big crowd today then...? next seasons cutbacks no hog dog sellers in the ground.

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Re: Ipswich Town Versus Swansea City Preview and Match Thread

Post by marko69 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:51 pm

Might as well have no hot dog stands if they’re out by 2:15...... that’s when the majority are arriving after a few pints and hungry.

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Re: Ipswich Town Versus Swansea City Preview and Match Thread

Post by BLUEBLOOD » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:51 pm

HT 0-0 town 0 shots on target swans 2 glad I gave this one a miss

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Re: Ipswich Town Versus Swansea City Preview and Match Thread

Post by marko69 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:52 pm

Nothing posted about the fitbaw here?? Is it a Shyte game?

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Re: Ipswich Town Versus Swansea City Preview and Match Thread

Post by marko69 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:52 pm

BLUEBLOOD wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:51 pm
HT 0-0 town 0 shots on target swans 2 glad I gave this one a miss
That’s why nothing posted. :lol:

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Re: Ipswich Town Versus Swansea City Preview and Match Thread

Post by Earl Blue » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:55 pm

Watching the game..

Absolute rubbish.. Just have no words of encouragement..

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Re: Ipswich Town Versus Swansea City Preview and Match Thread

Post by BLUEBLOOD » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:59 pm

lucy wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:52 am
Really looking forward to today as my first game since February.
Are you still awake Lucy? bet you wished you had stayed at home.

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Re: Ipswich Town Versus Swansea City Preview and Match Thread

Post by ipswichtownNo1 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:02 pm

The footballs woeful.

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Re: Ipswich Town Versus Swansea City Preview and Match Thread

Post by marko69 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:05 pm

18/19 season ticket money still paying wages but the players are (in the head) on holiday?

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Re: Ipswich Town Versus Swansea City Preview and Match Thread

Post by lucy » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:10 pm

BLUEBLOOD wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:59 pm
lucy wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:52 am
Really looking forward to today as my first game since February.
Are you still awake Lucy? bet you wished you had stayed at home.
It's so dreary but i will stick with it :lol:

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