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Winnable Fixture?

Ipswich Win
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Northampton Win
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Draw
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Total votes: 16

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Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Frosty » Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:24 am

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Tuesday 16th February 2021 – 19:00

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Pre-Match Thoughts - Bluemike




Under normal circumstances I would usually be gutted at Town's game being called off but with the Shrewsbury pitch being frozen in One Or Two places the decision to call the game off was made a mere 45 minutes before the scheduled kick off time and as a result my Saturday was spared the usual disappointment that seems to accompany them these days. I must admit I was pleased that at this time fans are not permitted to attend meaning I was spared the long trip for nothing so I guess that was a bonus.

Attempts were made, by Shrewsbury Town at least, to rearrange the game for the Sunday and despite approval from the EFL it appears we were not so keen, citing logistical issues as the reason for not getting it on, I think it probably was something that could have been sorted, after all pretty much every Hotel across the country is crying out for business right now and I am sure as with the Friday evening someone would have opened up and accomodated the Town party, I tend to think little or no effort was made to make it happen from the Town side of things.

A few League One games did survive the weather and once again there was some strange results with Sunderland thrashing Doncaster Rovers, MK Dons winning at Hull, Gillingham victorious at Charlton and Plymouth putting one over Fleetwood Town, shocks all over the place, if only we could pull off a few we may find ourselves back in the mix but this is something that seems beyond us these days. The Shrewsbury game was One of Two "slightly easier fixtures" in the coming days before a really tough looking run so to see it fall foul of the weather is probably the last thing we could do with but everything that can go wrong seems to do just that these days.

We now have to turn our attentions to Tuesday evening and a visit to Portman Road from Northampton Town, the Cobblers are struggling really badly right now and currently occupy second from bottom spot in the table, only Burton Albion fare worse but they also have a game in hand. Northampton have won only Six games all season and it is clear to see that their biggest problem is in the goalscoring department, to date they have found the net only Twenty times, by far the worst in the division, their current form is not great either with Three of the last Four games resulting in defeats. Barring a big change in their fortunes it is looking very much like a swift return to League Two, these are the games that quite simply Town have to win, no ifs or buts, no excuses, no hard luck stories, it should have home banker written all over it, failure to do so would be a disaster and quite frankly unacceptable, and yet how many of us would actually be surprised if Northampton were to get some kind of result, that really is a sign of the troubled times. For what it is worth I think Town will wing this One to keep themselves hanging in their by their fingertips, so it's a Town win for me, unless of course we are the ones once again dishing up a load of old cobblers. COYB'S



The Opposition – Northampton Town



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The club was founded on 6 March 1897 by a group of local school teachers who got together with the local solicitor A.J "Pat" Darnell at The Princess Royal Inn, Wellingborough Road to form the town's first professional football club. Their initially chosen name was Northampton Football Club, but after objections from the town's rugby club, the club was called Northampton Town Football Club. They joined the Northants League and spent two seasons there, winning the championship the second season. They then spent two seasons in the Midland League, before joining the Southern League in 1901–02. Led by player-manager Herbert Chapman the club were champions of the Southern League in 1908–09 and played against Newcastle United in the Charity Shield match, losing 2–0 at The Oval.

In 1919–20, the first season after the war, Town conceded a club record 103 goals. Nonetheless, the club was allowed to join the Football League for the following season, in Division Three (South). 1922–23 saw the club become a public company and 8,000 shares were released at £1. The season produced a record crowd of 18,123 against Plymouth on Boxing day and gate receipts for the first time exceeded £1,000. 1923–24 started with the club raising £5,000 to build a stand with a players' tunnel underneath and also improved terracing in the Hotel End. The following season saw the formation of the supporters' club. In 1925 the club's first foreign transfer took place as William Shaw was signed from Barcelona. A new ground record was set for the F.A. Cup third-round replay with Sunderland, 21,148 turned up to see the Cobblers lose 3–0. However, disaster occurred at the County Ground during December 1929, when a fire destroyed three stands, with damage valued at around £5,000. Only one stand was saved although this was charred. The source of the fire was thought to be in the away dressing room; the Cobblers had earlier entertained AFC Bournemouth reserves. By August 1930, the stands were rebuilt.

In 1932–33, the club created history when brothers Fred and Albert Dawes both scored in an 8–0 win over Newport County. The latter finished the season scoring 32 league goals and even scored four in a 4–0 win over the Netherlands national football team while the club was on tour. In 1933–34, the F.A. Cup fifth round was reached for the first time courtesy of a fourth round win away to Huddersfield Town who, at the time were top of Division One. The Cobblers lost to Preston North End 4–0 at Deepdale, setting a new ground record of 40,180. In the three seasons prior to the breakout of World War II, the Cobblers finished seventh, ninth and 17th respectively in Division Three (South). In the final match prior to the war, they travelled to Dean Court and lost 10–0, the club's record league defeat. During the war the Cobblers had the record for the first transfer fee received during the hostilities when Bobby King was sold to Wolverhampton Wanderers for a substantial four-figure fee.

Northampton were promoted three times in the five years 1960 to 1965. Starting the 1960–61 season in the Fourth Division, they reached the First Division in 1965–66, their only season ever in the top division of English football. They were then relegated back to the Fourth Division over the next five years, playing in the bottom tier again in 1969–70. During their top-flight season they earned a double against Aston Villa and victories at home over such luminaries as Leeds, Newcastle, West Ham, and Blackburn, the latter being the only team Northampton would finish above in the table.
Since their relegation from the Second Division in 1966-67, Northampton have played every season in either the third or fourth tier of English football.

In 1970, they lost 8–2 to Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round. Six of the goals conceded were scored by George Best, who received the match ball (signed by Northampton players) as a reward for his performance. For the first time since becoming a league side the club had to apply for re-election in 1971, they finished the most favoured club with 49 votes. In the 1974–75 season, future England International Phil Neal was sold, after 200 games in all competitions for the Cobblers, Liverpool bought Neal for a then club record of £65,000, whilst playing in the same side of another future England International, John Gregory. Finally during the 1975–76 season, the club finished 2nd in Division Four and were promoted behind champions Lincoln City. They did this without losing a home game and having every regular player scored during the season, including the goalkeeper, Alan Starling, who netted from a penalty in the penultimate home game against Hartlepool United. In 1976–77, the club were relegated back to Division Four, the season started with ex-Manchester United assistant manager, Pat Crerand in charge, however he resigned in the new year. No new manager was appointed, instead a committee was formed consisting of the chairman, the coach and three senior players. Prior to the start of the 1979–80 season, George Reilly was sold to Cambridge United for a then record of £165,000, he had been the club's top scorer for the previous two seasons.

New floodlights were installed in time for the 1980–81 season, but they failed during the first match against Southend United and the game had to be abandoned. The club struggled in the bottom half of the Fourth Division for the first half of the decade, however 16-year-old Aidy Mann became the club's youngest player. In 1984–85, the lowest ever league attendance was recorded at the County Ground where only 942 people turn up to watch the Cobblers lose 2–0 at home to Chester City; this was also the only ever league attendance under 1,000. In the same year, The club managed what seemed like a major coup when they appointed Tony Barton, who had won the European Cup with Aston Villa two years previously, as manager. Barton's only season in charge proved severely disappointing however, as the club were never outside the bottom two, and health problems forced Barton's resignation near the end of that season. Success was achieved under Barton's replacement, Graham Carr, who brought in several players from the non-league in addition to a number of quality league players to finish eighth in his first season in charge. The 1986–87 season saw Northampton win the Fourth Division championship, gaining a club record total of 99 points and scoring 103 goals, 29 of them to Richard Hill, who was transferred in the summer to Watford for a club record fee of £265,000. The club adjusted to life in Division Three quickly and just missed out on a play-off place despite finishing sixth. Important players such as Trevor Morley and Eddie McGoldrick were sold and the team fell back down to Division Four in the 1989–90 season.

The 1990s began badly, with the club relegated to the Fourth Division at the end of the 1989–90 season. The following season began well as the club looked on course to return to the Third Division at the first attempt. They were top of the table in February, but fell away and finished mid-table. Things then got even worse and the club went into administration in April 1992, with debts of around £1.6 million. Ten players were sacked and youth players were drafted in to make up the numbers; results did not improve. These events sparked the formation of the Northampton Town Supporters' trust, which has a share holding in the club and a representative on the board of directors. This was the first such instance of a supporters' trust taking over a football club.

The club needed to win the final game of the 1992–93 season to avoid being relegated to the Conference. Over 2,500 made the trip to Shrewsbury Town and saw the Cobblers win 3–2, despite being 2–0 down at half-time. The 1993–94 season got worse for the Cobblers as they finished bottom of the Football League for the only time in the club's history. Relegation was only escaped due the Conference champions, Kidderminster Harriers, not meeting the necessary ground criteria. The club eventually began its move to Sixfields.

The club moved to new ground, Sixfields Stadium, in October 1994. The change of ground did not change the club's fortunes and they finished 17th, with Ian Atkins taking over as manager from John Barnwell halfway through the 1994–95 season. After two more seasons, in the club's centenary season 1996–97, Atkins lead the Cobblers to Wembley for the first time in 100 years, where they beat Swansea City 1–0 in the play-off final, John Frain scored the winning goal from a twice-taken free kick deep into injury time. The following season Northampton made the Division Two play-off final, but was lost 1–0 to Grimsby Town in front of a then record 62,998 crowd, with the greater than 40,000 Northampton fans also then a record for the most supporters taken to Wembley by one team. Northampton were not able to progress from the previous year's success because of long-term injuries to 16 of their players during the 1998–99 season. The team was relegated to Division Three, despite being not losing in the last nine games of the season. However, there were some promising results such as a 2–1 aggregate win over West Ham United in the League Cup. The 1999–2000 season saw the club bounce back to Division Two, finishing in the third automatic promotion spot. Ian Atkins left the club in October following a poor start to the season; his assistant, Kevin Wilson and coach Kevan Broadhurst took joint charge for the rest of the month. Wilson, the former Chelsea player, was appointed manager at the start of November, going on to win two manager of the month awards.

The following season started promisingly, with players such as Marco Gabbiadini and Jamie Forrester pushing the Cobblers towards a play-off place before the club eventually finished in 18th place due to a large number of injuries in the second half of the season. Kevin Wilson was sacked in November 2001, to make way for his assistant Kevan Broadhurst, who steered the Cobblers from relegation to a remarkable survival with a game to spare after losing only one home game from mid-January. The next season was the worst since the early 1990s, both financially and on the pitch. Early on they were forced into a 'Save our Season' campaign to keep afloat until the end of the year. It was required after the collapse of ITV Digital and much publicised takeover attempts by John Fashanuand Giovanni Di Stefano had failed and left the club with huge debts. They were taken over by a consortium run by Andrew Ellis, who sacked Broadhurst in January 2003, when Northampton were struggling at the foot of the division. He was briefly replaced by former England player Terry Fenwick who was sacked after a winless spell of seven games. This was, at the time, the eighth-shortest managerial reign in English football history. Martin Wilkinson, the new manager lasted little longer, being dismissed in October 2003 in favour of former Scotland and Tottenham Hotspur defender Colin Calderwood. Calderwood led Northampton to the play-offs in his first season, where they were knocked out in the semi-finals by Mansfield Town after a penalty shoot-out. In the 2004–05 season, Northampton finished seventh, again in the play-offs, where they were defeated by Southend United. Following this, the manager made substantial changes to the squad, bringing in experienced players such as Ian Taylor and Eoin Jess, and they enjoyed a successful 2005–06 league season. On 29 April, the Cobblers clinched promotion to Football League One, with a 1–0 win at home to Chester City. On 30 May 2006, Northampton announced that Calderwood was leaving to join Nottingham Forest as their new manager, and he was replaced by John Gorman on 5 June. On 20 December, Gorman resigned due to "personal issues" with the side 18th in the table, with Ian Sampson and Jim Barron briefly taking care of first team affairs. He was replaced by former Southampton boss Stuart Gray on 2 January 2007. The Cobblers were relegated from league one on the final day of the 2008–09 season, after suffering a 3–0 defeat away at Leeds United and other results went against them.

Northampton caused an upset in the third round of the 2010–11 Football League Cup, knocking out Liverpool at Anfield. The game was drawn 2–2 after extra time, and the Cobblers beat the team 69 places above them 4–2 on penalties, the winning penalty being scored by Abdul Osman at the 'Kop End'.

Ian Sampson was sacked as manager on 2 March 2011 after a poor run of form saw the Cobblers fail to win in eight games and sit in a disappointing 16th position in League 2. Sampson's last game in charge was a 2–3 defeat against Burton Albion, the manner of this defeat ultimately costing him his job. Sampson's sacking brought to an end a 17-year association with Northampton, and his commitment to the club has guaranteed his status as a legend in fans' hearts.

David Cardoza moved quickly and Gary Johnson was unveiled as the new manager on 4 March 2011. The appointment was greeted by unprecedented approval, so much so that Johnson stated his decision to join the club was partly down to the support for his appointment of a club forum. Somehow, however, things didn't go so well under Gary Johnson: the club slid further down the table in League 2 and only just avoided relegation at the end of the 2010–11 season. The beginning of the 2011–12 season was no improvement for the Cobblers and the embarrassment was only further heightened after a loss to Luton Town on 12 November 2011 in the FA Cup first round. Gary Johnson left the club on 14 November 2011 by mutual consent.

In December 2011 Northampton appointed ex-Watford manager Aidy Boothroyd as their new manager. After drafting in players such as Ben Harding, Luke Guttridge and Clarke Carlisle, Boothroyd managed to keep Northampton in the league and in the summer set about transforming the club into a club with promotion ambitions. He signed high-profile players such as Clive Platt, Alex Nicholls, Chris Hackett and Joe Widdowson and made Sixfields a fortress in the opening months of the campaign. On 18 May 2013, Northampton reached the League 2 play-off final, losing 3–0 to Bradford City. After a poor start to the 2013–14 League Two season, Northampton found themselves at the foot of the table and as of 21 December they had only won four games. Boothroyd was subsequently sacked.

From the start of the 2013–14 season, Northampton shared their Sixfields Stadium with Coventry City with the West Midlands club going through a protracted dispute with the owners of their previous home, the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

On 27 January 2014, David Cardoza appointed former Oxford United manager Chris Wilder as the new manager of the club on a three and half-year deal.

In October 2015 HM Revenue and Customs issued the club with a winding-up petition over unpaid taxes.

In February 2016, Northampton Town broke their club record of eight successive wins by beating Wycombe Wanderers 1–0, extending the winning run to nine. The season was successful and resulted in promotion to League One on 9 April. A draw at Exeter combined with Oxford United's defeat at home to Luton Town meant that they clinched the League 2 championship a week later on 16 April. The Cobblers went on to play their first season in the third tier of English football since 2009. In the 2016–17 season, after a 5–0 defeat to Bristol Rovers, Rob Page was sacked and replaced with Justin Edinburgh. Northampton finished 16th, meaning that they would continue to play third tier football. They made it to the Third Round of the EFL Cup, where they lost to Manchester United F.C.. They were unsuccessful in the F.A Cup however, losing 1–0 to Stourbridge F.C. in the Second Round.

On 26 June 2017 a 60% stake in Northampton Town was purchased by Chinese company 5uSport. The company indicated that they would invest in both the playing budget and stadium development. Although the investment was technically a takeover, Kelvin Thomas remained chairman and the two parties have acted in partnership since.

On 4 September 2017, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was appointed as manager on a three-year deal, replacing Justin Edinburgh who had been sacked after four losses from the start of the season. His first game was against Doncaster Rovers five days later, a home tie which ended in a 1–0 victory for Northampton Town. He was sacked on 2 April 2018 after Northampton Town went 9 games without a win.

On 1 October 2018, Keith Curle became the manager of the team.

On 29 June 2020, the club were promoted to the EFL League One after beating Exeter City in the playoff final, despite a delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom.





The Manager – Jon Brady (Caretaker)




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Form Guide




Ipswich Last 5 Matches – currently in 12th place with 39 points



30 Jan Crewe Alexandra 1 - 1 Ipswich Town


2 Feb AFC Wimbledon pp. Ipswich Town


6 Feb Ipswich Town 2 - 0 Blackpool


9 Feb Peterborough 2-1 Ipswich Town


13 Feb Shrewsbury Town pp. Ipswich Town





Northampton Town Last 5 Matches – currently in 23rd place with 24 points




26 Jan Fleetwood 0 - 0 Northampton


2 Feb Blackpool 2 - 0 Northampton


6 Feb Accrington 0 - 0 Northampton


9 Feb Northampton 0 - 1 Wigan Athletic


13 Feb Northampton 0 - 2 Burton Albion





Match Referee – TBC


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IPSWICH TOWN 1 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0

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Post by hallamblue » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:28 am

Thank you for that preview Mike. Comprehensive as ever.

I’m going to stick my neck out and predict a Town win. We couldn’t possible c*ck this one up .......could we?? :lol:


A massive 2-0 win against the mighty Northampton Town. 👍🥂

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Post by marko69 » Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:11 pm

No messing about preview; win and that's all that will be accepted. On board with that as no doubt the vast majority will be as well.

Good to see the passion in the Northampton photo there, dad and boy looking like they love the club. A cheeky Man Utd top not peeking out from any of their coats. Shame about the colours though.

Ipswich 5 Horrible Colours Town 0

Jon Brady caption:

Interview after the game:
"So, Jon, before we discuss that humiliating defeat from Ipswich Town there, where is the Adolf Hitler barbers shop in Northampton? Am I to assume they're open during this lockdown?”

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Post by saint jude » Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:01 pm

The opposition haven't scored once in their last five games ? And we're at home too. This is a banana skin of epic proportion and wary of what may - or will - occur out there but gave the vote for us to win it. Just couldn't bring oneself to vote for the opposition to take anything from it. We're not a good team but their recent run is truly abysmal.

If however they get a win and we don't score such would be the embarrassment and uproar on our main fan forums I'd ask Lambert to do the honorable thing and resign. Which he wont, but that would be as good an opportunity as any.

Ipswich 2 Cobblers 0

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Post by Andym » Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:07 pm

1 - 0 win. They've played 8 games in 2021 and scored one goal. We must win this. We will get an own goal after 20 minutes and then spend 50 minutes defending with 11 men behind the ball; then after Downes gets sent off we'll play the last 20 minutes with 10 men behind the ball.

Seriously, we will win 3 - 0. No problem. We can play 0- 2 - 8 formation is they never score. Oh sorry, 1 up front; we will play 0 -9 - 1. With a rush goalie.

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Post by JOHN DEERE » Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:50 pm

If we don't win this then things are even worse than we fear. I can't see anything less than a comprehensive win. 2-0 at minimum.

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Post by number 9 » Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:29 pm

JOHN DEERE wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:50 pm
If we don't win this then things are even worse than we fear. I can't see anything less than a comprehensive win. 2-0 at minimum.
I completely agree. If we don't win it will be a disaster!

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Post by patthegimp » Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:50 pm

Going for a n'hampton win. I have never seen us play as badly as last time out. Have the players just given up?
COYB anyway.

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Post by AzzurroMark » Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:10 pm

With the tough run of fixtures coming up right into and through March, this is one of those MUST win games.

Will go for 2-0 Ipswich win, as it seems Northampton struggle to score, even against the likes of Blackpool :lol: . A word of caution though; they have managed goalless draws at Fleetwood and Accrington in their last 3 away games, and this is stuttering old Ipswich Town we are talking about!

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Post by Bluemike » Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:49 pm

Looks like Edwards has picked up an injury sitting on the coach Saturday, unreal.

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Post by BlueBalls » Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:56 pm

I fear 0-0 but will go with a 1-0 win, Dozzell to smash in a free kick from 20 yards.

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Post by rossi » Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:10 pm

For me, this one has 0-0 written all over it

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Post by marko69 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:56 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:49 pm
Looks like Edwards has picked up an injury sitting on the coach Saturday, unreal.
Don’t bust my balls here but almost spat coffee over the phone reading that. Quality sarcasm right there. :lol:

At these times, it’s difficult to sus out what and what not to laugh at. But that was funny stuff right there. 👏👏👏

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Post by saint jude » Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:24 pm

First time teams have played in the league together since 1967 ? Can't be right is it. Omens are good maybe, that season we were promoted under McGarry I believe although got to realize it most likely won't happen this time around.

Northampton have lost 11 or their last 12 league games and lowest scorers of the division says reports. Going to be fun in a warped sense to see what occurs should they pick up a comprehensive win tonight.

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Post by Bluemike » Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:55 pm

saint jude wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:24 pm
First time teams have played in the league together since 1967 ? Can't be right is it. Omens are good maybe, that season we were promoted under McGarry I believe although got to realize it most likely won't happen this time around.

Northampton have lost 11 or their last 12 league games and lowest scorers of the division says reports. Going to be fun in a warped sense to see what occurs should they pick up a comprehensive win tonight.
If that happens he will be gone by the weekend.

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Post by marko69 » Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:18 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:55 pm
saint jude wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:24 pm
First time teams have played in the league together since 1967 ? Can't be right is it. Omens are good maybe, that season we were promoted under McGarry I believe although got to realize it most likely won't happen this time around.

Northampton have lost 11 or their last 12 league games and lowest scorers of the division says reports. Going to be fun in a warped sense to see what occurs should they pick up a comprehensive win tonight.
If that happens he will be gone by the weekend.
Expecting Ipswich to properly hammer Northampton tonight, but definitely yes...... you’d think if a defeat happens...... then Goodnight Sweetheart.

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Post by BlueBalls » Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:28 pm

I never like to see us lose, but a massive silver lining there.

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Post by tangfastic » Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:07 pm

I think we’ll win. 2-0 . Northampton are poor.

Would make me smile if Lambert came out for the post-match presser and said “really, really good... we played with a lot of flare(s)”

Any other result than a win and you’d think .... well who knows with Evans and that bloody five year contract.

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Post by Kerry Blue » Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:36 pm

I have a feeling we are going to score 4 or more without conceding which would be great but if it does happen I think we will also be disappointed, crazy just the way it is with Town's situation I'm sorry to say.😩

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Post by marko69 » Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:53 pm

Kerry Blue wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:36 pm
.......but if it does happen I think we will also be disappointed, crazy just the way it is with Town's situation I'm sorry to say.😩
Or......., whilst wearing the blue tinted specs with one lens missing and the other all scratched and can't see out of it, ......, it "could" spark a revival.

I think many are expecting ITFC to properly smash Northampton. Certainly most of my buddies up here are thinking it is a comfortable win.

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Post by Andym » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:06 pm

I said after the last game that 4-4-2 created problems as we lacked width. But tonight we are back to 4-3-3 with Sears and Thomas wide. Thomas has yet to impress me in the slightest, and Sears...
Still expecting a victory

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Post by Kerry Blue » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:08 pm

Just the 5 loan players starting, looks good apart from Freddie IMO.

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Post by tangfastic » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:08 pm

Ipswich Town: Holy, Matheson, Woolfenden, McGuinness, Kenlock; Downes, Dozzell, Harrop; Thomas, Sears, Parrott

Subs: Cornell, Chambers, Ward, Bishop, Judge, Lankester, Norwood

That’s five loanee starters.

Doesn’t look like we’re building something after nearly 2 1/2 years..

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Post by BlueBalls » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:13 pm

Reasonably happy with that lineup but would have had ̶G̶o̶r̶d̶o̶n̶ ̶R̶a̶m̶se̶y̶ Norwood starting

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Re: Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by number 9 » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:18 pm

tangfastic wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:08 pm
Ipswich Town: Holy, Matheson, Woolfenden, McGuinness, Kenlock; Downes, Dozzell, Harrop; Thomas, Sears, Parrott

Subs: Cornell, Chambers, Ward, Bishop, Judge, Lankester, Norwood

That’s five loanee starters.

Doesn’t look like we’re building something after nearly 2 1/2 years..
That's also four academy players starting, two on the bench.
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Re: Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by marko69 » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:19 pm

Freddie hatrick tonight.

COME ON, FREDDIE!

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Re: Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by marko69 » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:19 pm

number 9 wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:18 pm
tangfastic wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:08 pm
Ipswich Town: Holy, Matheson, Woolfenden, McGuinness, Kenlock; Downes, Dozzell, Harrop; Thomas, Sears, Parrott

Subs: Cornell, Chambers, Ward, Bishop, Judge, Lankester, Norwood

That’s five loanee starters.

Doesn’t look like we’re building something after nearly 2 1/2 years..
What's that say about our academy??
They're sh!t. Klug out!

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Re: Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Bluemike » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:21 pm

Like that team apart from Sears

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Re: Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by number 9 » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:21 pm

number 9 wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:18 pm
tangfastic wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:08 pm
Ipswich Town: Holy, Matheson, Woolfenden, McGuinness, Kenlock; Downes, Dozzell, Harrop; Thomas, Sears, Parrott

Subs: Cornell, Chambers, Ward, Bishop, Judge, Lankester, Norwood

That’s five loanee starters.

Doesn’t look like we’re building something after nearly 2 1/2 years..
That's also four academy players starting, two on the bench.
Marko, you're too quick with the negativity! :lol:

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Re: Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by tangfastic » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:34 pm

number 9 wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:18 pm
tangfastic wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:08 pm
Ipswich Town: Holy, Matheson, Woolfenden, McGuinness, Kenlock; Downes, Dozzell, Harrop; Thomas, Sears, Parrott

Subs: Cornell, Chambers, Ward, Bishop, Judge, Lankester, Norwood

That’s five loanee starters.

Doesn’t look like we’re building something after nearly 2 1/2 years..
That's also four academy players starting, two on the bench.
True. Mind you, Downes and Dozzell could well be off in the summer.

It does say something when we’ve got nearly half the starting line up as loanees, though.

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