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A new record beckons?

Ipswich Win
13
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Tranmere Win
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Draw
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Ipswich Town vs Tranmere Rovers Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Frosty » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:54 am

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Saturday 28th September 2019 – 15:00


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Pre-Match Thoughts - Mike



Grinding It Out......


"The Town are going up, the Town are going up" bellowed out of the away end following yet another victory on the road, and while that may be a bit premature at this stage it did see us return to the top of the league One table once more and in doing so equal our record of Five Clean sheets on the bounce, pretty it wasn't, nor was it "sexy Football" but it got the job done and I think it was fair to say we just about edged it and warranted the three points. Alan Judge was close to his first goal as he thumped one off the post and that is our failing, we just cannot get ourselves a Two goal lead to ease the pressure, not to mention the heart rate !!! Paul Lambert says he would take a 1-0 win every week but I think it would see me in A&E somewhere soon as the tension just gets too much, only a game they say but it sure doesn't feel like that !!

Boss Lambert still sees fit to chop and change and while I get why and how it could benefit it us long term I have to say I am one of those fans that ideally likes to see a settled side with as few changes as possible, I suppose that doesn't always make for a happy camp so in reality Lambo is doing it right and so far it has worked, how on earth do you drop One of the CB's after that performance ? I thought the Three of them were superb throughout and headed so many balls away as Gillingham continually played it long and with the ever improving Tomasz Holy behind them we again looked pretty solid.

The highlight of the season for me so far is without doubt the performances of a certain Kane Vincent-Young, I would go as far as to say that so far his efforts have been nigh on faultless, solid defending, a confidence in playing it out from the back, tidy feet with the step overs etc, effective passing, controlled dribbling, marauding runs forward to support the strikers, efforts at goal and this week his first goal for the club to win us the points and what a move it was for the goal, 20+ passes, a great cross from Kayden Jackson and the super run from Vincent-Young to get on the end of it, a real piece of quality that lit up an average game and lets not forget he missed a sitter at MK Dons Four days earlier too so he is definitely a goal threat and all this for 500K ? I would suggest it is a steal, keeping hold of him may be the biggest issue now if he continues to shine.



A Chance To Build On Top Spot.....


Next up is a home game against Tranmere Rovers and without being over confident it presents us with a great chance of building even further on our impressive position, to make it Ten League games undefeated at the start of the season would be a great start and would represent almost a quarter of the league campaign concluded, with a noisy and expectant home crowd behind the team I am confident we can come away with another Three points here, Tranmere are still trying to adjust to life in a higher division and currently sit in Eighteenth place with Nine points from their Nine games to date, their last Five outings have seen them win only once but equally they have lost only Once too as draws seem to be the way. With most of these League One outfits I am not overly familiar with many of their players, they have shared goals around the team and are not reliant on a certain James Norwood as in previous seasons but it's at the other end that problems exist as only Four teams have conceded more and I feel this is where Town could finally get more than the One goal so it's a home win for me and Three more points, the big question is can we break the record and get a Sixth straight clean sheet ? I wouldn't bet against it !!!! COYB'S



The Opposition – Tranmere Rovers



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Tranmere Rovers were, initially, formed as Belmont Football Club when the football arms of two cricket clubs – Lyndhurst Wanderers and Belmont – came together in 1884. On 15 November 1884, they won their first game 4–0 against Brunswick Rovers. This was a friendly match, as there were no leagues until 1888. Under the presidency of James McGaul, the team had a successful inaugural season, losing only one of their fifteen matches. An unrelated, disbanded side had played under the name "Tranmere Rovers Cricket Club (Association football section)" in 1881–82. On 16 September 1885, before their second season began, Belmont F.C. adopted this name Tranmere Rovers.

Tranmere played their first matches at Steeles Field in Birkenhead. In 1887, they bought Ravenshaws Field from Tranmere Rugby Club. In 1895, their ground was renamed Prenton Park, although it was 25 years later that the team moved into the current stadium of the same name. Tranmere first wore a kit of blue shirts, white shorts and blue socks. In 1889 they adopted orange and maroon shirts, but in 1904 returned to wearing their original kit.

In 1886, Tranmere entered their first competition: the Liverpool and District Challenge Cup; in 1889, they entered the West Lancashire League. They joined the Combination, a much stronger league, in 1897, and won the championship in 1908. In 1910, continuing their movement through the leagues, they entered the Lancashire Combination and in 1912 they showed their ambition by moving to the present Prenton Park site, with an 800-seat stand. Tranmere won the Lancashire Combination Championship in 1914 and Stan Rowlands became the first Tranmere player to receive an international cap when he was selected to play for Wales.

Rovers continued to play throughout the First World War, although their players were criticised for avoiding military service, despite being employed in the local shipyards.

Following the expulsion of Leeds City Reserves in 1919, Tranmere were able to enter the Central League. Their timing was excellent as the following season, four Central League clubs – including Tranmere – were invited to join the new Division Three North. On 27 August 1921, as founder members of the division, they won their first Football League match 4–1 against Crewe Alexandra at Prenton Park. At this time the team were managed by Bert Cooke, who did so for 23 years in total, the club record for longest serving manager.

In 1934, an FA Cup tie between Rovers and Liverpool was watched at Anfield by 61,036 fans, then a record crowd for a game involving Rovers. One year later, Bunny Bell netted 57 goals during the 1933–34 season, and nine goals in the 13–4 Boxing Day 1935 victory over Oldham Athletic. As of 2011, the aggregate of 17 goals in one game remains a league record.

During this same period, Tranmere made several appearances in the Welsh Cup, reaching the Final on two occasions. In 1934, they lost 3–0 to Bristol City in a replay, after a 1–1 draw. The following season, they went one better by beating local rivals Chester 1–0 to win their first silverware since joining the Football League.

Rovers won their first championship in the Football League in 1938 with victory in Division Three North and, hence, promotion to Division Two for the first time. It is still Rovers' only championship in the Football League. However, they were relegated the next season winning six matches – the record for the worst performance of any team in Division Two.

Prenton Park emerged from the Second World War largely unscathed. Tranmere rejoined the peacetime Football League in Division Three North and stayed there until the 1958 restructuring of the football league's lower divisions. Manager Peter Farrell led Tranmere to finish 11th in the final season of the Northern Section, securing a place in the new national Division Three where they were, again, founder members. The final match against Wrexham, also fighting for a place in the higher league, attracted a crowd of 19,615, which remains the highest ever attendance at a Prenton Park league match.

In 1961, Tranmere's inspirational captain Harold Bell left the club. Bell had been picked in the first game after the Second World War in the 1946 season and did not miss a match until he was dropped on 30 August 1955, a total of 459 consecutive appearances for a British team, a record which still holds in 2011. Rovers certainly missed their captain, and were relegated to Division Four for the first time in 1961.

The club brought in Dave Russell as manager who made some revolutionary changes. Tranmere had worn a kit of blue shirts, white shorts and blue socks since 1904 – the same colours as local rivals, Division One club Everton. Russell introduced an all-white strip to set the teams apart; these have been Tranmere's usual colours since. Russell also developed a successful youth policy and guided Rovers back to Division Three in 1967. Three years later the club's record attendance at Prenton Park was established as 24,424 supporters witnessed Rovers draw 2–2 with Stoke City in the FA Cup.

In 1972, Ron Yeats was installed as player/manager. However, Tranmere returned to the Fourth Division in 1975. The following decade was among the bleakest times in the club's history, with the team usually in the lower reaches of the Fourth Division, beset by financial problems, and attaining crowds of less than 2,000.

In 1979, Steve Mungall joined Tranmere from Motherwell. He went on to make more than 500 league appearances for Rovers in a 17-year period. This spell saw Rovers rise up the league and make several appearances at Wembley. He remained with the club on the coaching staff before leaving in October 2000 to pursue business interests.

Another relegation to Division Four in 1979 put the club in financial difficulties. Debts mounted throughout the 1980s, with insolvency forestalled through a series of friendly fixtures, contributions from fans and a £200,000 loan from Wirral Council. Nonetheless, in 1987 the club went into administration, with local businessman Peter Johnson taking over control and ownership. This proved to be a turning point in Tranmere's history, the club under his ownership enjoying by far the most successful period in its history, in which manager John King took the team from the bottom of Division Four to the brink of English football's top league. King's first task was to avoid the team finishing bottom of Division Four, which would have resulted in their relegation from the football league. Safety was guaranteed on the last game of the season with a 1–0 home win over Exeter City.

The first full season (1987–88) of King's second managerial spell in charge saw Tranmere make their first appearance at Wembley stadium when a good mid-season run of form saw them qualify for the Football League Centenary Tournament. Tranmere were the surprise stars of the event, beating Division One Wimbledon and Newcastle United before losing on penalties to eventual winners Nottingham Forest. The following season, King guided Tranmere to promotion as Division Four runners-up.

In the same season, they achieved a string of cup successes including beating Division One Middlesbrough. Promotion was almost achieved in their first season in Division Three, losing 2–0 in the Play-off Final to Notts County. A week after Tranmere's 2–1 victory over Bristol Rovers at Wembley in the final of the Leyland DAF Trophy had clinched the club's first trophy. A key element in Tranmere's success during this period was the form of striker Ian Muir. He joined the club in 1985 and scored 180 goals in eleven seasons. He is the club's record scorer, and the first inductee to their hall of fame. Fellow hall of fame member John Morrissey joined the club in 1986. The winger spent 14 seasons at the club, making 585 appearances.

Tranmere were promoted to Division Two for the first time since the 1930s, with a 1–0 play-off win over local rivals Bolton Wanderers.

Former Liverpool player John Aldridge joined the club in summer of 1991, signing from Spain's Real Sociedad for £250,000; he would remain on the club's payroll for the next 10 years, scoring 170 times to put him behind only Ian Muir in the all-time scoring charts. Aldridge also received 30 caps for the Republic of Ireland, and was the first Tranmere player to score at a World Cup. In 1993, Scotland international Pat Nevin joined the team, forming a four-man attack alongside Aldridge, Malkin and Morrissey. Tranmere reached the play-offs in three successive seasons missing out on promotion to the newly formed Premier League through defeat to Swindon Town in 1993, Leicester City in 1994, and Reading in 1995. 1994 also saw Tranmere progress to the League Cup semi-final.

A reconstructed Prenton Park was opened in March 1995, with the all seater stadium now holding just under 17,000 supporters. One year later, John Aldridge was appointed player/manager and held that position for five years; he retired from playing in 1999.

In the 1999–2000 season, despite severe financial constraints, victories over a succession of Premiership sides led not only to a place in the sixth round of the FA Cup but a place in the 2000 Football League Cup Final against Leicester City which they lost 2-1, the first time Rovers had ever reached a major final. It was the last League Cup game to be played at the original Wembley stadium.

In 2000, they enjoyed yet another run in Cup competitions beating local Premier League rivals Everton 3–0 at Goodison Park, then Southampton 4–3 before finally bowing out to Liverpool. They nevertheless struggled in League matches; Aldridge quit before Tranmere's relegation to Division Two ended a spell of ten years in Division One.

Brian Little was appointed as manager in 2003. He took Rovers to a play-off semi final in 2004–05 and a best ever 6th round replay in the 2004 FA Cup where they lost to eventual finalists, Millwall. At the end of the 2005–06 season, Little left the club and was replaced by former player Ronnie Moore. In Moore's three seasons in charge, the club finished 9th, 11th and 7th, just missing out the play-offs in the final season. Despite this, he was sacked in 2009 and replaced by former England winger John Barnes, whose only previous domestic managerial experience was with Celtic 10 years earlier. Barnes' reign lasted a mere five months before long-serving club physiotherapist Les Parry was given temporary charge. Rovers finished the season in 19th place in League One, avoiding relegation on the final day of the season. In June 2010, Parry was given the manager's job on a permanent basis. He was sacked on 4 March 2012, after a 1–0 defeat by Chesterfield left them only one point above the relegation zone, and replaced by Ronnie Moore for the remainder of the season. Moore won six of his thirteen games in charge at the end of the season, guiding Tranmere to a comfortable mid-table position, as they finished the season in the top half for the first time in several years. Moore then signed a new one-year deal with Tranmere, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2012–13 season.

Towards the end of the 2013–14 season, Moore admitted breaking the Football Association's betting rules, and was sacked by Tranmere when the club were just outside the relegation zone. Assistant John McMahon took over as caretaker manager, but Tranmere were relegated to League Two on the final game of the season. Rob Edwards was subsequently appointed as new manager.

On 11 August 2014, it was announced that former player and Football Association chief executive Mark Palios and his wife Nicola were taking a controlling interest in the club from outgoing chairman Peter Johnson. Mark Palios would become Executive Chairman of the club, with Johnson becoming Honorary President.

After a poor start to the season, Edwards was sacked as manager on 13 October. Mickey Adams took over a week later, with the aim of saving the club from relegation to the Conference. However, on 25 April 2015 Tranmere were relegated from the Football League ending their 94-year stay in the leagues.

Gary Brabin was appointed as manager on 5 May 2015. Tranmere finished sixth, one place outside the play-off zone, in Gary Brabin's first season.

Tranmere started the 2016–17 season brightly, ranking at the top of the table at the end of August, gaining Gary Brabin the manager of the month. Form later dipped which resulted in Brabin being sacked on 18 September 2016. Assistant manager, ex-Southport boss Paul Carden took the reins on an interim basis. On 6 October 2016, former Tranmere player Micky Mellon was appointed permanent manager. Despite a 2nd-place finish and a club record 95 point haul, this still was not enough to gain automatic promotion back to the league. Tranmere faced Aldershot Town in the playoffs which Tranmere won with a 5–2 aggregate win and their first Wembley appearance in 17 years. On 14 May 2017, Tranmere suffered a 3–1 defeat in the National League play-off final at the hands of Forest Green.

Tranmere's 2017–18 season got off to a poor start, and slipped to 18th in the league, their lowest ever league position. A spectacular winter turnaround saw Tranmere move into the play-offs, where they would find themselves for the remainder of the season. This turnaround saw Tranmere finishing the season as National League runners up for the second time in as many years.

A new play-off system was in place for the 2017–18 season, which meant that Tranmere faced Ebbsfleet United where they ran out 4–2 victors after extra time, sending them to Wembley for the National League play-off final. Boreham Wood stood between Tranmere and a return to the Football League. On 12 May 2018, a crowd of 16,306 were at Wembley for the final. Tranmere were 2–1 victors, their first trophy in 27 years, and were promoted back to the Football League.

Under the chairmanship of Mark Palios and the management of Micky Mellon, Tranmere played in League Two for the 2018–19 season and finished 6th, thereby reaching the playoffs. On 25 May 2019, Tranmere secured back-to-back promotions, beating Newport County 1–0 at Wembley, with a goal in the 119th minute, thus securing their spot in League One for the 2019–20 season.




The Manager – Micky Mellon



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Form Guide





Ipswich Last 5 Matches – currently in 1st place with 21 points




24 Aug Bolton 0 - 5 Ipswich Town


31 Aug Ipswich Town 3 - 0 Shrewsbury


14 Sep Ipswich Town 0 - 0 Doncaster


17 Sep Milton Keynes 0 - 1 Ipswich Town


21 Sep Gillingham 0 - 1 Ipswich Town





Tranmere Last 5 Matches – currently in 18th place with 9 points





31 Aug Rotherham 1 - 1 Tranmere


7 Sep Tranmere 2 - 2 Gillingham


14 Sep Oxford Utd 3 - 0 Tranmere


17 Sep Tranmere 2 - 2 Peterborough


21 Sep Tranmere 2 - 1 Burton Albion





Marko’s Caption Competition -THE DON CUP



DONCASTER SCORES

Number 9 (Caption 2) 5pts
Bluemike 4pts
AylesburyBlue (Caption 2), Blue Wilf (Caption 2) & DerickIpsw (Caption 2) 3pts
DerickIpsw (Caption 1) & Frosty 2pts


GILLINGHAM SCORES

Bluemike (Caption 2) 5pts
AylesburyBlue (Caption 1) & DerickIpsw (Caption 1) 4pts
Tangfastic 3pts
Bluemike (Caption 1) & Blue Wilf (Caption 1) 2pts



LEAGUE TABLE

AylesburyBlue 27
Bluemike 25
DerickIpsw 20
Number 9 17
Tangfastic 16
Ando 14
Shed on Tour 13
Blue Wilf 13
Johnny B 11
Kerry Blue 10
Frosty 9
Quasar 8
Blueblood 8
Barmy Billy 7
Todd66 6
Nicscreamer 4
Watership Down 4
Charnwood 3
IpswichTownNO1 2
AshfordBlue 1
Lucy 1
MasseyFerguson 1




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Match Referee – Ben Toner



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IPSWICH TOWN 2 TRANMERE ROVERS 0

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Caption : pointing to ref " haha your shorts are a bit tight there mate "

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Quasar wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:35 am
Caption : pointing to ref " haha your shorts are a bit tight there mate "
Just spilt my coffee laughing

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Andym wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:23 am
Quasar wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:35 am
Caption : pointing to ref " haha your shorts are a bit tight there mate "
Just spilt my coffee laughing
maybe his name should have been Ben Boner - :)

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Caption. I don't know why I'm laughing the transplant should have been on my head.

About time we scored a few I'm going for 3-0.⚽

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Caption 1: "It's only a bogey!"

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Post by Bluemike » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:46 pm

CAPTION 1.... "Hey Judgey, QPR is that way, now do us all a favour and f*ck off !!"

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Caption Comp1: What's the point ?
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3-0 Town 👍

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Post by number 9 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:18 pm

Caption 2: Lambert regrets telling Norwood to pull his finger out and score!

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Post by saint jude » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:22 pm

First thing you do is check the opposition last five score as there's no idea what the f*ck they've been up to. Don't appear anything special, all things are possible in this industry but got to go with the home team victory. Unbeaten run will shatter sooner or later, just hope it remains intact after this event.

Ipswich 2 Tranmere 0

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Post by Watership Down » Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:28 pm

Ipswich win 2-0
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Post by Shed on tour » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:35 am

Caption: Oi Skuse. You know you asked me where does the ball go? In that thing over there, it’s called a goal.

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Post by Shed on tour » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:08 am

Ref caption: Hold on VAR is just checking whose is the biggest.

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Post by derick_ipsw » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:34 am

This game worries me slightly, Tranmere have had good results lately and the Norwood connection, its set up for Town to fail, which i will never here the last of by the way.

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Post by Ando » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:57 pm

This game is no gimme, but we are at home and should hopefully dominate the game. Norwoods bound to score surely? 2-0 seems about right.

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Post by Bluemike » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:39 pm

My team....
...........................Holy.......................

.........woolfy......chambo........wilson


KVY.....Downes.....Skuse.....Nolan......Edwards


........................Norwood.........Jackson...............

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.......................Holy.......................

KVY.......woolfy............wilson.......Garbutt

....... ..............Skuse.

......... Downes................ ....Huws

....................Nolan.

............Norwood.........Jackson....

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Post by Bluemike » Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:14 am

4 central Midfielders Derick?

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Post by derick_ipsw » Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:17 am

Bluemike wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:14 am
4 central Midfielders Derick?
It was supposed to be diamond with Skuse at the base Nolan up top with width coming from the full backs.

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Post by Bluemike » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:11 am

Problem is with the 4-4-2 the fullbacks can't get forward like the wibg backs in 3-5-2 so we end up with no width.

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Post by tangfastic » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:24 am

Bluemike wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:11 am
Problem is with the 4-4-2 the fullbacks can't get forward like the wibg backs in 3-5-2 so we end up with no width.
I took Derricks side as more of a 4-1-2-1-2 than a 4-4-2. Skuse staying deep and perhaps the third CB at times. The full backs as wingbacks. in fact, you could say it’s another variation of a 3-5-2. I don’t know.... do players stick rigidly to formations or just mostly follow the ball or opposition?
I quite like the idea of Skuse being the third CB for flexibility’s sake, but that would mean dropping one of the CB’s (and they all deserve to play from recent performances).

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Post by Bluemike » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:06 am

I like his team, just not sure it would work. Funny how none of us have Judge in lol

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Post by derick_ipsw » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:32 am

Bluemike wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:06 am
I like his team, just not sure it would work. Funny how none of us have Judge in lol
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49643646 It worked here. :lol:

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Post by Bluemike » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:34 am

Not the same team, Chambo played

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Post by derick_ipsw » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:42 am

Bluemike wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:34 am
Not the same team, Chambo played
FFS it was the midfield you were not sure of? :lol:

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Post by Bluemike » Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:02 am

I am lol but without our leader in there the whole thing changes, I think we played 3 at the back at MK if my memory serves me correctly. Anyway we all know Chambo will play lol

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Re: Ipswich Town vs Tranmere Rovers Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by tangfastic » Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:14 am

To avoid handbags - this is from the match-report from the MK Dons game.

Town started with a wing-back system last night, but quickly switched to a diamond-based 4-4-2.

"We planned to play with a back three, but I said to Cole (Skuse) that if he saw them playing with one up top then he should step into midield - and that's what happened," explained Lambert.


Which confirms that diamonds are not forever .... when you have the option of putting Skuse into a back three.

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Re: Ipswich Town vs Tranmere Rovers Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Andym » Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:45 am

Hoping for a win and quietly confident. But it seems a strange division, no real mugs although teams manage to miss chances against us. Long may it continue.

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