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A Draw, A Loss and Now a Win?

Burton Win
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Ipswich Win
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Draw
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League 1 - Burton Albion vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Frosty » Thu Aug 12, 2021 10:07 pm

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Image Burton Albion v Ipswich TownImage


Saturday 14th August 2021 – 15:00

Pirelli Stadium



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Pre-Match Thoughts - Mike



Wasps Sting !!.............


Our fleeting interest in this seasons Carabao Cup certainly seems to have divided opinion, defeat to Newport County at Portman Road last Tuesday wasn't exactly what we had all hoped for and as a result a small section of the Town faithful have been quick to air their views across social media platforms. Some of the negativity has been quite outrageous and while most of these are in all probability trolls there is no doubt some genuine Town fans who are less than impressed with the outcome.

While everyone has an opinion and a voice I think it cannot be argued that on the night we played some excellent Football despite changing virtually the whole team, starting with several youngsters maybe wasn't ideal but for me they did us proud, Twenty Six attempts at goal at any level takes some doing and but for the woodwork (twice) and some super saves from the keeper we would have been out of sight. We also contrived to miss Two or Three sitters which really should have been converted, none more so than the excellent Armando Dobra who saw the best chance fall to him in the second half but he fluffed it badly when it genuinely was easier to score, even then the rebound fell to Kayden Jackson who's header was going in until a defender somehow pulled off an acrobatic goal line clearance to thwart us once more, yes it was that kind of night.



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Credit has to go to Newport County who made Eleven changes themselves and who also scored a really well taken goal, it was a piece of brilliance, but in fairness aside from that they were under the cosh for much of the game but battled manfully and held out. The argument about playing a weakened team will always be a strong topic of conversation and I have to say I agree with the stance Paul Cook took, we know what our target is this season and taking risks would be foolish, we only have to look at James Norwood who picked up yet another in jury no sooner having come on, can anyone honestly say beating Newport was worth that ? I don't believe it is.

I think what the defeat has done is to pile a fair amount of pressure onto the team to win on Saturday, I can just imagine it if we make it Three without a win. Clearly the team will look completely different and if we can produce some of what we saw against Morecambe but this time make it more prolonged I believe we will be in with a good shout of our first Three point haul of the season.

I am not going to lie, our defence does worry me at the moment, with Toto now out and George Edmundson still not fit we are down to a very inconsistent Luke Woolfenden, Janoi Donacien and Corrie Ndaba to fill the Centre Back slots, not great is it. With this in mind I can see us having to score twice to win the game, thankfully going forward we have an abundance of options to choose from and it is certainly not beyond us to get it done. We could well see the first glimpse in a Town shirt of Kyle Edwards who certainly looks an exciting addition to the squad, one thing is for certain and that is the bench is going to be pretty strong from here on in.

While Burton are no mugs nor are they world beaters and we do have a very good record at their place, I can't see it being long before Town burst into form and start producing the kind of Football we have only seen in flashes so far, if we can do that and get our noses in front I think we will be too strong for Burton Albion on this occasion so I am opting for Town win by the odd goal in Three with Joe Pigott opening his account.
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The Opposition – Burton Albion



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Burton Albion can claim lineage from four now defunct clubs: Burton Swifts, Burton Town, Burton United and Burton Wanderers.

Burton Albion were formed in 1950, and joined the Birmingham & District League. They finished the 1953–54 season as runners-up, and in 1958–59 joined the Southern League North Western zone. In 1965–66, Burton missed out on the runners-up place on goal difference, but were still promoted to the Southern League Premier Division.

They avoided relegation in 1968, thanks to Stevenage Town folding, but were relegated to Division One after an unsuccessful 1969–70 season. Burton missed out on promotion on goal average in 1970–71, but finished as runners-up the following season and were promoted back to the Premier Division.

The next two seasons saw them relegated and then promoted back to the Premier Division again. They stayed in the same division until being relegated once more at the end of 1976–77.

League rearrangements saw Burton moved to the Northern Premier League, because of their location in the central Midlands, and then back to the Southern League in 1987–88, the season after losing in a replayed FA Trophy final to Kidderminster Harriers.

In October 1998, Nigel Clough was appointed as player-manager and he led the club to two successive runners-up spots, in 1999–2000 and 2000–01.

Burton were again moved to the Northern Premier League Premier Division in 2001–02, which they won by a margin of 15 points, and the club was promoted to the Football Conference for the first time.

The club was brought to national attention when they were drawn at home against 11-time winners Manchester United in the third round of the 2005–06 FA Cup. The Brewers held the Premier League team to a 0–0 draw at home, but lost the reply 5–0 in front of over 11,000 Burton fans, setting a record for number of away fans at Old Trafford.

In January 2009, Burton went on to set a league record for the most consecutive wins and, in February 2009, when the team was 19 points clear at the top of the table, Conference sponsors Blue Square declared Burton the winners of the 2008–09 title in a PR stunt in which they paid out all bets. However, a bad run of form only saw this confirmation take place due to other results on the last day of the season.

Burton finished in 13th place in their first campaign in the Football League.

During the 2014–15 season, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink took over the managerial position at the Brewers and led them to the League Two title, which meant promotion to League One for the first time in their history. Hasselbaink left by mutual consent in December 2015 to join Queens Park Rangers as manager.

Nigel Clough returned to Burton to replace him for his second spell as manager and led the club to a second-place finish in the league, earning promotion to the Championship, another first for Burton, in the 2015/16 season.

Burton struggled throughout their first season in the higher division, but secured their Championship status on 29 April 2017 after a 1–1 draw with Barnsley.

Burton spent much of their second season in the Championship in the relegation zone. It was looking likely the club was going drop back down to League One, however three wins in the late stage of the season boosted their chances of survival, including a 2-1 win over relegation rivals Sunderland. However following a 2-1 defeat to Preston North End on the final day of the season, Burton were relegated back to League One.

In 2018-19, in spite of being in mid-table in League One, they made the semi finals of the 2018–19 EFL Cup, after wins over Shrewsbury, Aston Villa, Burnley, Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough. Facing Manchester City, Burton lost the 1st leg 9–0 at the Etihad Stadium, eventually losing 10–0 on aggregate.

On New Year's Day 2021, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was appointed manager of Burton Albion for the second time in his career.

Last season Burton Albion finished 16th place in League 1.



The Manager – Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink



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Form Guide




Burton Albion Last 5 Matches – Currently in 5th place with 3 points




7 Aug Shrewsbury 0 - 1 Burton Albion




Ipswich Last 5 Matches – Currently in 9th place with 1 point




7 Aug Ipswich Town 2 - 2 Morecambe









Match Referee – Sam Purkiss



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Post by BlueBalls » Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:17 am

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Can't see us keeping a clean sheet atm.

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Post by tangfastic » Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:55 am

As Mike says - it’s that defence which is the concern.

Burton are no mugs. So can see us coming away with a draw or a loss. But can see us scoring and in that case - we’ll always have a chance to win games. Not like last season when we usually had to wait until the last 10 minutes for the first shot on goal.

I’m sure we’ve been going after experienced CB’s. Bradley was one we went after right from the start. I can only think we’re holding out for someone good. The danger is if we hold out too long and the first option is out of our reach, we might miss out on options 2, 3 and 4.
But Ashton has done well so far, so I’m optimistic we’ll get someone. And usually these signings come out of the blue. I would have preferred if we got the CB’s sorted early as opposed to getting about 10 forward players first, but I guess it doesn’t work out that way.

Be good to get that first win to stop any growing discontent.

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Post by AzzurroMark » Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:30 am

tangfastic wrote:
Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:55 am
As Mike says - it’s that defence which is the concern.

I’m sure we’ve been going after experienced CB’s. Bradley was one we went after right from the start. I can only think we’re holding out for someone good. The danger is if we hold out too long and the first option is out of our reach, we might miss out on options 2, 3 and 4.
But Ashton has done well so far, so I’m optimistic we’ll get someone. And usually these signings come out of the blue. I would have preferred if we got the CB’s sorted early as opposed to getting about 10 forward players first, but I guess it doesn’t work out that way.
We were obviously thinking along the same lines this morning Tang :lol: . I posted my concerns in the transfer rumours thread.

I think with so much competition up front, the hunger of the incumbent player to stay in that first 11 will be huge and they will really have to keep their foot on the pedal. If the 26 shots (by a mainly reserve side) at goal is any evidence at all, then i can see us thumping a few sides by big scorelines once things start to click. That is unlikely to happen yet, but still fancy a 1-3 away win. Get a new CB in place and eradicate the silly defensive errors and the only way is up.

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Post by saint jude » Fri Aug 13, 2021 2:20 pm

After the obligatory first-round Cup exit you'd expect something back. Victory isn't imperative, not at this stage of the season, but it's important the team / new players find their feet quickly and able to string some positive results together. If they had said after finishing fifth in the EPL not so long ago we'd be facing off against Morecambe, Newport County and Burton in successive games I would never have believed it.

Tough game, opponents deserve respect and have come a long way in recent time. Will be interesting to see how fans react should we stumble again but can see points shared throughout this contest.

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Post by shabba » Fri Aug 13, 2021 4:29 pm

At present we have the ability to score 3 but also the ability to concede 3 - so this one could go any number of ways.

As long as the performance is good again then I'm ok with whatever the result is, but I'm pluck for a draw as my prediction. I wouldn't be surprised if we are the better team but the shaky defence costs us some points.

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Post by hallamblue » Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:13 pm

Reckon we’ll be lucky to get a draw tomorrow. Our defence is weak, with no leaders and vocal presence along that back four. I expect us to concede.

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Post by JOHN DEERE » Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:03 pm

Has draw written all over this. We're still integrating the new players and our defence remains a weak link. We'll score, but so will they. 2-2.

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Post by Shed on tour » Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:08 pm

Our CB pairing for this game does worry me and therefore I’m predicting a 2-1 defeat.

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Post by marko69 » Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:46 pm

Yep, another nice write up and this part ……..

none more so than the excellent Armando Dobra who saw the best chance fall to him in the second half but he fluffed it badly when it genuinely was easier to score……….

Really hoping this changes as early as this third game of the season. 100% on board with “patience” but will understand some patience wearing thin if he doesn't start getting a bit more accurate.

I too have voted the Ipswich Town win for tomorrow purely based on opposition names…
Morecambe, (seriously, who?) draw
Newport?? 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ Loss.
Burton? Biscuits? MUST be a win.

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Ref caption:

Player: “i recognise you ref, you’re russian spy, Vladimir Putinkiss?”
Ref: “i poison yourrrr half time orrrange segment!”

Jimmy Floyd caption:

Interviewer:
“You think Burton will Stay Alive this season, Jimmy?”
JFH: (picture)
Interviewer: “Don’t do a Bee Gees dance, Jimmy! 🤦‍♂️

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Post by number 9 » Sat Aug 14, 2021 12:04 am

Speaking of The Bee Gees, remember when performing CPR compressions sing to yourself Ah Ah Ah Ah Staying alive, Staying alive.

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Post by Charnwood » Sat Aug 14, 2021 8:49 am

Just found this if anyone interested


https://live24.space/456523-burton-albi ... 0-utc.html

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Post by marko69 » Sat Aug 14, 2021 11:43 am

number 9 wrote:
Sat Aug 14, 2021 12:04 am
Speaking of The Bee Gees, remember when performing CPR compressions sing to yourself Ah Ah Ah Ah Staying alive, Staying alive.
:lol: Thats superb. 👍👏👏👏

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Post by hallamblue » Sat Aug 14, 2021 11:45 am

The other one is Nelly the Elephant… lol

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Post by marko69 » Sat Aug 14, 2021 11:50 am

hallamblue wrote:
Sat Aug 14, 2021 11:45 am
The other one is Nelly the Elephant… lol
:lol: Thats a bit frantic at the end, Hallam. :lol: When they’re slipping away……. Fast, Faster …. “Nelly the elephant packed her trunk……..”

There is a comedy sketch in there, Hallam :lol:

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Post by AzzurroMark » Sat Aug 14, 2021 12:21 pm

marko69 wrote:
Sat Aug 14, 2021 11:50 am
hallamblue wrote:
Sat Aug 14, 2021 11:45 am
The other one is Nelly the Elephant… lol
:lol: Thats a bit frantic at the end, Hallam. :lol: When they’re slipping away……. Fast, Faster …. “Nelly the elephant packed her trunk……..”

There is a comedy sketch in there, Hallam :lol:
Word of advice. Don't try that one to the version by the Toy Dolls! You're likely to need CPR yourself by the end of it! :wink: :lol:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1F3Uhrj9YVI

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Post by Charnwood » Sat Aug 14, 2021 12:55 pm

I just hope Cookie has a game plan to keep a clean sheet. I’ll follow my Prediction League reckoning with a 0-1 away win thanks to a 41st minute Joe Piggott goal in front of 4800 fans. That would do nicely, 3 points for Town and 20 PL points for me. 👍

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Post by AzzurroMark » Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:06 pm

Team news.

Burton: Garratt, Brayford (C), Powell, Akins, Smith, Patrick, O'Connor, Shaughnessy, Taylor, Leak, Hamer.

Subs: Balcombe, Borthwick-Jackson, Bostwick, Blake-Tracy, Amadi-Holloway, Williams, Mancienne.

Town: Hladky, Vincent-Young, Donacien, Woolfenden, Penney, Harper, Evans (C), Fraser, Barry, Dobra, Pigott.

Subs: Holy, Ndaba, Clements, El Mizouni, Edwards, Bonne, Jackson.

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Post by Kerry Blue » Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:07 pm

No Bunrs or Chaplin in the squad ? Dobs playing 👍 but Jackson on the bench.👎

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Post by AzzurroMark » Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:07 pm

Barry and Dobra to start. Really going for it it seems. Dobra deserves it on his high octane performances so far.

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Post by AzzurroMark » Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:09 pm

Kerry Blue wrote:
Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:07 pm
No Bunrs or Chaplin in the squad ? Dobs playing 👍 but Jackson on the bench.👎
Carrying slight knocks? Cannot see it being anything else if Jackson is on the bench!

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Post by tangfastic » Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:11 pm

Have to say that team looks a bit weak with plenty of holes in it.

And the bench looks pretty weak, too. Is the Playford Road injury curse continuing?

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Post by Shed on tour » Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:17 pm

tangfastic wrote:
Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:11 pm
Have to say that team looks a bit weak with plenty of holes in it.

And the bench looks pretty weak, too. Is the Playford Road injury curse continuing?
FFS knowing our luck regarding injuries the only break we are going to get is a leg.

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Post by AzzurroMark » Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:18 pm

tangfastic wrote:
Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:11 pm
Have to say that team looks a bit weak with plenty of holes in it.

And the bench looks pretty weak, too. Is the Playford Road injury curse continuing?
Yes you're right. We know of our defensive cover issues, but also CM too. No Humphreys or Coulson either. I guess we have say In Paul Cook we trust.

Sadly, anything other than 3 points and there seems a lot of ammo available to aim from the "negative ones" amongst the Town support.

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Post by Bluemike » Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:36 pm

He can't play injured players, it's totally counter productive

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Post by shabba » Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:59 pm

Any radio stations covering the game today please?

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Post by AzzurroMark » Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:59 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:36 pm
He can't play injured players, it's totally counter productive
Could not agree more, but without confirmation we can only speculate. While injury would seem the obvious, there could be other factors such as Covid-related, a family issue for one of the players. Yes I concur that whatever the likely scenario, you still cannot play those players. :)

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Post by Bluemike » Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:21 pm

Losing 1-0

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Post by tangfastic » Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:22 pm

1-1.
It was an og.

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Post by Bluemike » Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:24 pm

Pigott wasn't it ?

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