Rotherham United vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

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Massive Fixture?

Rotherham Win
4
27%
Ipswich Win
5
33%
Draw
6
40%
 
Total votes: 15

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Re: Rotherham United vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by TODD66 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:25 pm

ipswichtownNo1 wrote:
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Sounds like its all rotherham. Town off the pace, cant understand why paul lambert hasnt rotated the squad with some fresh legs. :wink:
Careful :lol:

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Post by TODD66 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:29 pm

Oh dear.

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Post by Charnwood » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:31 pm

Poor time to concede, 1-0 Rotherham 👎

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Post by ipswichtownNo1 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:32 pm

The wireless says town havnt started yet, lay into them lambert, get them playing. Bet we have a blinding second half but fail to score

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Post by TODD66 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:33 pm

Shambles would sum it up.

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Post by TODD66 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:36 pm

First decent bit of football in the 47th minute.

Need to do that the whole of the second half.

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Post by Charnwood » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:36 pm

Rotherham 8 shots, 4 on target v Town 0 & 0....

I guess sooner or later it was bound to happen.

However we’re still in touch with everything to play for and options on the bench.

This games not lost yet.

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Post by hallamblue » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:38 pm

Obligatory soft goal conceded. Ffs! 🙄


Not a single shot from Town in 45mins . We’ve Bottled it so far !

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Post by Ando » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:40 pm

Rotherham are pressing the ball really well hence why we keep knocking it long. They have 4-5 players running out putting pressure on our back line / midfield when we are in possession.

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Post by derick_ipsw » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:41 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:52 am
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Will be watching on IFOLLOW tonight, just hope we don't get another crap referee who ruins the game.
I think that's a given.
I was right this referee is a homer. Goal comes from 2 mistakes 1 in midfield and Norris. Why are we trying to play like them? We will get f*ck all unless we start playing. But my real worry is this Ref. Is he actually from Rotherham?

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Post by tangfastic » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:42 pm

It seems to be our only tactics are for the CB’s to lump it up to get Jackson past their CB’s. It just goes to their GK or he’s offside.

We need to start passing it around. They’re physical and dominating midfield, but we need to start playing to our strengths. I can’t help feel we’re giving them too much respect and we can’t try and out-muscle them.

0-0 at HT would have been a good score for us - but can’t complain with 1-0 down. I’d get Bishop on.

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Post by patthegimp » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:46 pm

Huws needs off. Not being allowed to play by the fast press but he is a 2nd yellow waiting to happen. We need somehow to get our passing game going and bring the midfield in to play and forget the long ball. Its not working. Bishop/Sears in for all of second half?

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Post by Andym » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:01 pm

patthegimp wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:46 pm
Huws needs off. Not being allowed to play by the fast press but he is a 2nd yellow waiting to happen. We need somehow to get our passing game going and bring the midfield in to play and forget the long ball. Its not working. Bishop/Sears in for all of second half?
I watched Huws on Saturday. His first touch really isn't great. If Rotherham ate closing us down quickly he won't cope. Bring on Bishop.....

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Post by Andym » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:07 pm

There is definitely a second goal coming. Don't understand why he's not changing it before it happens.

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Post by TODD66 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:12 pm

Oh dear, woeful so far.

You would think Towns playershad never met before today!!

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Post by patthegimp » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:17 pm

This is awful. No passing worth talking about. Their press and physicality have ' discouraged' our players. Norwood on -at least he won't be discouraged. Bring on Bishop for god sake and Sears- nothing to lose

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Post by Charnwood » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:30 pm

Other results going against us too. Wycombe, Posh and Pompey all winning at the mo and Coventry look like picking up a point. Down to 3rd as it stands.

Just disappointed we don’t appear to have really had a go at them even with so much at stake.

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Post by TODD66 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:35 pm

Well at least we have started to have a go!

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Post by JohnnyB » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:42 pm

Norwood hits the post. Would have, could have, should have..

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Post by BLUEBLOOD » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:42 pm

What a poor game for town .
No fight in the team tonight.

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Post by TODD66 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:43 pm

JohnnyB wrote:
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Norwood hits the post. Would have, could have, should have..
Had no right getting to it or hitting the post. He was on the byline on the left and hit the right post!!!

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Post by patthegimp » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:47 pm

Outplayed,outfought and outthought. What an awful waste of a tenner. Still, onwards and upwards. Only Norris comes out with any credit today

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Post by Ando » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:57 pm

Think Norwood should have been on at half time. Judge should have been off earlier. Really thought it was set up for Bishop to come on at the end in stead of Sears.

But in the end we were done by a very direct and physical team who fed off second balls from direct balls and long throw in’s. I have never seen so steeling yards from throw in some were over 10 yards.

Take it in chin move on.

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Post by tangfastic » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:58 pm

God it was awful. Lucky it was only 1-0.

Men against boys. We knew they were big and physical... so why lump balls up to them? Rotherham were actually very good - they won the midfield battle and played the better football. They deserved to win 3-0., not 1-0. No game plan from us..... still kept hoping hoofing a ball would get us a break.

Kudos to Rotherham ... they played physical, but a far better team. We have a weak under belly when we get pressured.

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Post by Ando » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:09 pm

Just hope we don’t have to play them in the play offs. We really need a proper target man to play off in games like this.

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Post by Shed on tour » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:15 pm

Ando wrote:
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Just hope we don’t have to play them in the play offs. We really need a proper target man to play off in games like this.
Tbh I wouldn’t bet on us beating any of the sides in the current top 6 in the playoffs.

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Post by Bluemike » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:17 pm

Absolute garbage from start to finish ! If it had been six we couldn't have complained. Tactics completely wrong all game and played to their strengths, just don't get the thinking, we turned up for the last 5 minutes and nearly committed daylight robbery, how that hit the inside of the post and bounced out god only knows. Terrible performance, worst this season.

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Post by Charnwood » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:17 pm

That was only their 7th home win of the season, not sure why we paid them so much respect. Should have taken them on straight from the kick off with the ball on the ground. You can never play a large physical side with a long ball game.

Our poor results against the top teams continues and doesn’t bode well for Peterborough and Sunderland coming up next.

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Post by Shed on tour » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:29 pm

So fecking frustrating. Every time you think we are starting to make progress they then go and put in a crap performance.
Whether it is a attitude problem or a mental thing it really does need sorting and quickly.

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Re: Rotherham United vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by hallamblue » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:38 am

Town have never been able to deal with a side that is physical and big. We just can5 deal with that style of football. I felt all along that we would get battered tonight, and sadly that’s been the case.

I don’t think it’s any coincidence that the divisions two most physical sides are occupying the top two positions. I feel it will be the play offs for us tbh.

And for the record, Lambert sates in his post match interview that it was definitely not our game plan to hoof it all night. I think we just couldn't match their power all over the pitch , and so our midfield wasn’t able to control the game. Our defenders were left with only one option as the ball was constant coming into our box in an aerial onslaught....hoof it away......!

Tbh , I seriously doubt we will beat any of the top six sides this season. We have a very soft underbelly when the crunch games come along, ( physically and mentally), and that’s also a Town trait over many a year, which is why we so often failed in play off games.

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