First Pre-Season Friendly 6th July....

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First Pre-Season Friendly 6th July....

Post by Bluemike » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:51 am

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/six-things ... -1-6143547

Here we go, the first taste of action, probably means little but as the article says it could tell us One or Two things early doors.

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Re: First Pre-Season Friendly 6th July....

Post by tangfastic » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:26 am

I suppose the formation we play could be most significant. Most likely same as before with one up top and two widemen. It’s not like we have too many strikers to have two up top anyway.

I’d be interested to see if Huws gets some minutes on the field. I just can’t see him surviving many competitive games before breaking down, though. He would be like a new signing if he could stay fit, but can’t see it.

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Re: First Pre-Season Friendly 6th July....

Post by Ando » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:10 am

A fit firing Huws would be massive for us in L1. With Judge and Edwards on the sidelines it will be an opportunity for others. Doubt norward will get much pitch time if any as he’s only just reported back. Will be interesting to see how Lankester gets on.

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Re: First Pre-Season Friendly 6th July....

Post by marko69 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:03 pm

Someone explain this one....... paderborn first goal...... shot from just outside the box, cannons off the underside of the bar and goes in.
Holy is in goal. I thought he was f**king 6ft 9”? Can understand if the shot was 35yards out and he was off his line......., but just outside the box? Wtf was he looking at?

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Re: First Pre-Season Friendly 6th July....

Post by marko69 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:32 pm

think the game is over Deeko......., lost 3-2

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Re: First Pre-Season Friendly 6th July....

Post by Bluemike » Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:53 pm

Woolfy c*ck up for a goal, clean sheet with Chambo on the pitch, just saying. :wink:

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Post by Earl Blue » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:11 pm

Well at least we can use the old excuse 'It's only a friendly' over the next few games..

lol..

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Re: First Pre-Season Friendly 6th July....

Post by AylesburyBlue » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:39 pm

Earl Blue wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:11 pm
Well at least we can use the old excuse 'It's only a friendly' over the next few games..

lol..
No worries excuse needed. German top flight club against an English third tier club... 3-2 seems an ok result even though it is all about the fitness and ‘only an friendly’.

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Re: First Pre-Season Friendly 6th July....

Post by tangfastic » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:49 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:53 pm
Woolfy c*ck up for a goal, clean sheet with Chambo on the pitch, just saying. :wink:
Don’t forget Bart, Mike.... just saying :wink:

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Re: First Pre-Season Friendly 6th July....

Post by Bluemike » Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:19 pm

Always an exception to the rule, on the other hand Bart possibly kept a clean sheet as he had Chambo in front of him.....

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Re: First Pre-Season Friendly 6th July....

Post by Andym » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:00 pm

It's often not an individual thaf performs well or badly but a combination.
I know I've been very critical of Kenlock defensively, although I accept he had little support in front of him. Chambers has taken stick. So has Bart. Unfortunately our best performing defenders have been loanees, which is why I do fear for the coming season. I don't agree with SJ here, I think any tram that attacks us will have little problem in scoring. Unless we strengthen through new or loan signings, the defence is significantly weaker the last season, and we kept precious few clean sheets then.

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Re: First Pre-Season Friendly 6th July....

Post by marko69 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:57 pm

Andym wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:00 pm
I think any tram that attacks us.......
That'd be weird, but worth paying to see. Could happen in the Blackpool game.

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Post by tangfastic » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:12 am

Andym wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:00 pm
It's often not an individual thaf performs well or badly but a combination.
I know I've been very critical of Kenlock defensively, although I accept he had little support in front of him. Chambers has taken stick. So has Bart. Unfortunately our best performing defenders have been loanees, which is why I do fear for the coming season. I don't agree with SJ here, I think any tram that attacks us will have little problem in scoring. Unless we strengthen through new or loan signings, the defence is significantly weaker the last season, and we kept precious few clean sheets then.
Just reading comments from Lambert, I can’t see many more new players are coming here. I would have thought at least 1 striker and a wide player are more likely than a defender. Have to say I thought James Collins made an immediate effect to the defence when he first came here... pity his body isn’t up to it.

You’re probably right we’re weaker than before. The major thing, for me, is how much weaker are teams in League 1? New territory for us. It’s still early days, but I’m setting up more cautiously for a season of transition rather than immediate promotion. Lambert’s mentioning the youth a lot and if we’re going to rely far more heavily on youth then it will take them a while to adapt. Or they’ll have to learn damn quick.

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Re: First Pre-Season Friendly 6th July....

Post by hallamblue » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:19 am

Town lose 3-2 to Bundesleague side:
Now for the not insignificant background info , which puts the game / result into perspective!


Apparently the team coach arrived very late for the game as had a long drive (3hours+), to the changed venue. They arrived some 20minsutes late.

The players experience:

So after a 3hr + drive , you get off the bus and quickly into your kit before going into a game, where your opponents have had the “ luxury” of a settled , stress free warm up.

Town concede 3 quick goals in the back of that pre match preparation, shocker. Oh, and the team were absent 5 normal first teamers.

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Re: First Pre-Season Friendly 6th July....

Post by tangfastic » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:54 am

hallamblue wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:19 am
Town lose 3-2 to Bundesleague side:
Now for the not insignificant background info , which puts the game / result into perspective!


Apparently the team coach arrived very late for the game as had a long drive (3hours+), to the changed venue. They arrived some 20minsutes late.

The players experience:

So after a 3hr + drive , you get off the bus and quickly into your kit before going into a game, where your opponents have had the “ luxury” of a settled , stress free warm up.

Town concede 3 quick goals in the back of that pre match preparation, shocker. Oh, and the team were absent 5 normal first teamers.
Obviously need to sign a new coach driver then along with a striker.

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Post by Shed on tour » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:58 am

tangfastic wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:54 am
hallamblue wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:19 am
Town lose 3-2 to Bundesleague side:
Now for the not insignificant background info , which puts the game / result into perspective!


Apparently the team coach arrived very late for the game as had a long drive (3hours+), to the changed venue. They arrived some 20minsutes late.

The players experience:

So after a 3hr + drive , you get off the bus and quickly into your kit before going into a game, where your opponents have had the “ luxury” of a settled , stress free warm up.

Town concede 3 quick goals in the back of that pre match preparation, shocker. Oh, and the team were absent 5 normal first teamers.
Obviously need to sign a new coach driver then along with a striker.
Should include a sat nav as well. Come to think of it that would not only help in getting to the ground quicker but also may assist the strikers in locating where the goal is.

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Re: First Pre-Season Friendly 6th July....

Post by tangfastic » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:38 pm

By all accounts, it was a pretty useful warm up. The results shouldn’t matter that much, but glad it wasn’t a drubbing which maybe looked on the cards after going 3-0 down.

Interesting to see Nydam at LB. And Bailey Clements playing wide left. Would have thought the obvious choice would be to put Clements at LB seeing as that’s his normal position. Maybe Nydam will be converted to a LB. Bit on the small side, but he’s tenanacious.

Good to hear that Huws put in 45 minutes and even put in a couple of hefty challenges. It doesn’t sound like he was hiding and protecting an injury.

These friendlies don’t show the whole picture, but hopefully we’ll see Norwood, Edwards and Nolan next weekend. Maybe Judge.

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Re: First Pre-Season Friendly 6th July....

Post by Bluemike » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:51 pm

Beggars belief that anyone with an ounce of Brain is even looking at the result.

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Post by Earl Blue » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:40 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:51 pm
Beggars belief that anyone with an ounce of Brain is even looking at the result.
Why is that then ??

I am sure that even though most of us realise that it was only a friendly, the majority of Town Fans with an 'ounce of Brain' would wish for us
to win whatever..

Especially those on tour with the team..

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Post by Bluemike » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:55 pm

Because it was basically a training session with half our better players missing, Hallam has also pointed out some very valid points about the preparation, it's not rocket science.

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Post by tangfastic » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:02 pm

But no-ones made any negative comments about the result?

We all know it’s a friendly.

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Re: First Pre-Season Friendly 6th July....

Post by Bluemike » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:24 pm

Read around, its hilarious

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Post by Ando » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:29 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:24 pm
Read around, its hilarious
Yeh there are some silly comments going around social media, I’m sure people do it as a wind up.

I have joined the league 1 Facebook group. There are some serious numpties on there. One thing is for sure we are seen as a big club and other teams are baying for blood! Especially load mouth posh fans

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Re: First Pre-Season Friendly 6th July....

Post by marko69 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:13 pm

Ando wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:29 pm
I have joined the league 1 Facebook group.
Dear God, Ando. This must be a new low in life?!

Loud mouthed posh fan?

"I SAY OLD CHAP, YOURE A BIG TWIT, I SAY!"

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Re: First Pre-Season Friendly 6th July....

Post by hallamblue » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:18 pm

tangfastic wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:54 am
hallamblue wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:19 am
Town lose 3-2 to Bundesleague side:
Now for the not insignificant background info , which puts the game / result into perspective!


Apparently the team coach arrived very late for the game as had a long drive (3hours+), to the changed venue. They arrived some 20minsutes late.

The players experience:

So after a 3hr + drive , you get off the bus and quickly into your kit before going into a game, where your opponents have had the “ luxury” of a settled , stress free warm up.

Town concede 3 quick goals in the back of that pre match preparation, shocker. Oh, and the team were absent 5 normal first teamers.
Obviously need to sign a new coach driver then along with a striker.
😂😂 yes as I doubt they have roadworks issues like we do in this country !!

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Post by Ando » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:48 pm

marko69 wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:13 pm
Ando wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:29 pm
I have joined the league 1 Facebook group.
Dear God, Ando. This must be a new low in life?!

Loud mouthed posh fan?

"I SAY OLD CHAP, YOURE A BIG TWIT, I SAY!"
Maybe your right it is a bit of a low 😂, there are a few decent people on there

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Re: First Pre-Season Friendly 6th July....

Post by AylesburyBlue » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:36 am

Ando wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:48 pm
marko69 wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:13 pm
Ando wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:29 pm
I have joined the league 1 Facebook group.
Dear God, Ando. This must be a new low in life?!

Loud mouthed posh fan?

"I SAY OLD CHAP, YOURE A BIG TWIT, I SAY!"
Maybe your right it is a bit of a low 😂, there are a few decent people on there
I was a member of that group for 10 minutes. Most f the Ipswich fans were 15 and goading the other fans, it was embarrassing.

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Re: First Pre-Season Friendly 6th July....

Post by marko69 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:48 pm

If I was a travelling Ipswich Town supporter next season, my biggest fear would be losing at somewhere like Wycombe Wanderers and their fans singing “Who are ya!”........ that’s a very real fear. Like Alloa fans singing it to the mighty Hibernian. You feel like heading home and sitting in the garden shed undisturbed for a few weeks.

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Re: First Pre-Season Friendly 6th July....

Post by Bluemike » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:04 pm

AylesburyBlue wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:36 am
Ando wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:48 pm
marko69 wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:13 pm


Dear God, Ando. This must be a new low in life?!

Loud mouthed posh fan?

"I SAY OLD CHAP, YOURE A BIG TWIT, I SAY!"
Maybe your right it is a bit of a low 😂, there are a few decent people on there
I was a member of that group for 10 minutes. Most f the Ipswich fans were 15 and goading the other fans, it was embarrassing.
You lasted longer than me !!

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