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League 1 - Sunderland AFC vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

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Saqturday 20th November 2021 – 15:00


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Pre-Match Thoughts - Mike




An Indicator To Where We Are......

This Saturday’s trip to the Stadium Of Light to take on Sunderland is being billed as a massive game for both clubs, ourselves and Sunderland were installed as Two of the pre season favourites for League One and while we stuttered at the start it is Sunderland who are now going through a lean spell as we gradually look to be getting our act together, with Sunderland winless in Six this could just be the perfect time to be facing them.

Town go into the game on the back of an FA Cup replay win at Boundary Park, Oldham last Tuesday and with it a place in round Two at home to League Two Barrow, while it wasn't by any means vintage Town it was enough to progress and in doing so maintain our decent run of form.

From what I understand the first half in particular wasn't that impressive from Town as Oldham took the game to us and deservedly got themselves ahead, thankfully their keeper was in a generous mood and Conor Chaplin took full advantage of the keepers error to draw us level before half time. The second 45 saw Town step it up and look more at it although the breakthrough wasn't forthcoming, with the clock ticking down and Extra Time looking ever more likely it took something special to get the job done, Idris El Mizouni providing that piece of magic with a Thirty yard screamer to leave the keeper absolutely rooted to the spot as we claimed our place in Round Two.



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With a strong side out it was still a bit disappointing to make such hard work of it but with several teams of our standing all tumbling out on the night to lower level teams I guess we should take the positives from it and be thankful that for a change we weren't once again one of the shocks. Winning cup ties is not something we have been used to in recent seasons so it makes a nice change to be looking ahead to another home tie with the incentive for winning that one a potential big name club being drawn at Portman Road, that would surely see Portman Road almost full to capacity, first up though it's Barrow and they will be as tough as Oldham have proved to be.

Back to this Saturdays visit to Sunderland and the home team will be looking to get their season back on track following a poor run of form which has seen them bow out of both the EFL Trophy and FA Cup at home, Bradford & Mansfield doing the damage, they haven't faired much better in the League either as the last Three have games have all ended in defeat, Thrashed 0-3 at Sheffield Wednesday and 1-5 at home to Rotherham Utd following a narrow 0-1 defeat at home to struggling Charlton Athletic, hardly the form of serious promotion contenders, the poor run has seen them slip to Seventh place in the league table and out of the play off places, they do however sit on Twenty Eight points which is Four more than Town while having played Two games less.

One player who has been enjoying himself this season is striker Ross Stewart who has helped himself to Ten goals to date and he will definitely need to be watched if he is not to add to that talley. Aiden McGeady is another name that stands out and although he may not be the player he once was he can still be a big threat at this level. Sunderland do concede goals though and already Twenty One have been conceded in only Fifteen games so if Town can get their attack back scoring again I have a feeling our strike force could be too much for their defence to handle.

I don't think Town can contemplate defeat here as that would open up a Seven point gap between the Two sides and with them having two games in hand it could help open a gap that would be too big to close, even at this fairly early stage. I genuinely think Town could be meeting the Black cats at exactly the right time and I see us coming home with the Three points which would be another massive away result, hot on the heels of the Portsmouth & Wycombe victories. So it's an away Town win for me, probably by the odd goal in Three. COYB'S. Cookie's Barmy Army !!!!! :wink:




The Opposition – Sunderland



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Founded 17 October 1879 as 'Sunderland and District Teachers A.F.C.' by schoolmaster James Allan, Sunderland joined The Football League for the 1890–91 season. They replaced Stoke, who had failed to be re-elected, becoming the first new club to join the league since its inauguration in 1888.

During the late 19th century, they were declared the "Team of All Talents" by William McGregor. Sunderland won the league championship in the 1891–92 season, one season after joining The Football League. Sunderland successfully defended the title the following season. In the process, they became the first team to score 100 goals in a season, a feat not matched until 1919–20.

Sunderland came close to winning a third successive league championship in the 1893–94 season, finishing second behind Aston Villa. However, they regained the title in the 1894–95 season.

Sunderland came close to winning another league title in the 1897–98 season, when they finished as runners-up. That season was their last at Newcastle Road, as they moved to Roker Park the following season. After coming second in 1900–01, the club won their fourth league title in the 1901–02 season.

The club won the league again in 1913, but lost their first FA Cup final to Aston Villa, in a very tough loss. This was the closest the club has come to winning the league title and the FA Cup in the same season.

Two seasons later the First World War brought the league to a halt. After the league's resumption, Sunderland came close to winning another championship in the 1922–23 season, when they were runners-up to Liverpool. They also came close the following season, finishing third, four points from the top of the league. The club escaped relegation from the First Division by one point in the 1927–28 season.

The club's sixth league championship came in the 1935–36 season, and they won the FA Cup the following season, after a victory against Preston North End at Wembley Stadium.

The remainder of the decade saw mid-table finishes, until the league and FA Cup were suspended for the duration of the Second World War.

For Sunderland, the immediate post-war years were characterised by significant spending. This, along with record-breaking transfer fees, led to a contemporary nickname, the "Bank of England club". The club finished third in the First Division in 1950, their highest finish since the 1936 championship.

The late 1950s saw a sharp downturn in Sunderland's fortunes, and in 1958 they were relegated from the highest division for the first time in their 68-year league history.

Sunderland's absence from the top flight lasted six years. After the close call in the previous season, the club was promoted to Division One in 1964 after finishing in second place. At the end of the decade, they were again relegated to the Second Division.

Sunderland won their last major trophy in 1973, in a 1–0 victory over Leeds United in the FA Cup Final. Since 1973 only two other clubs, Southampton in 1976, and West Ham United in 1980, have equalled Sunderland's achievement of lifting the FA Cup while playing outside the top tier of English football.

By winning the 1973 FA Cup Final, Sunderland qualified for the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, the club's only appearance in European competition to date.

After spending six seasons in the Second Division, Sunderland were promoted to Division One in the 1975–76 season, however, they were relegated the following season back into Division Two.

Sunderland appeared in their first League Cup final in 1985, but lost to Norwich City.

In 1987, Sunderland saw one of the lowest points in their history, when they were relegated to the Third Division of the English league for the first time, but were promoted straight away the following season.

In 1990, they were promoted back to the top flight in unusual circumstances. Sunderland lost to Swindon Town in the play-off final, but Swindon's promotion was revoked after the club was found guilty of financial irregularities and Sunderland were promoted instead. They stayed up for one year before being relegated on the final day of the following season.

Sunderland's next outing in a major final came in 1992 when, as a Second Division club, they returned to the FA Cup final. There was to be no repeat of the heroics of 1973, as Sunderland lost to Liverpool.

After promotion from Division One in the 1995–96 season, Sunderland began their first season in the Premier League, but finished third from the bottom and were relegated back to the First Division.

In 1997, Sunderland left Roker Park, their home for 99 years. The club moved to the Stadium of Light, a 42,000-seat arena that, at the time, was the largest stadium built in England after the Second World War.

Sunderland returned to the Premier League as First Division champions in 1999 with a then-record 105 points. At the end of the season Sunderland finished seventh, with Kevin Phillips winning the European Golden Shoe in his first top-flight season, scoring 30 goals.

Another seventh-place finish in the 2000–01 season was followed by two less successful seasons, and they were relegated to the second-tier with a then-record low 19 points in 2003.

Former Ireland manager Mick McCarthy took over at the club, and, in 2005, he took Sunderland up as champions for the third time in less than ten years. However, the club's stay in the top flight was short-live as Sunderland were once again relegated, this time with a new record-low total of 15 points.

Following Sunderland's relegation from the Premier League, the club was taken over by the Irish Drumaville Consortium, headed by ex-player Niall Quinn, who appointed former Manchester United captain Roy Keane as the new manager.

Under Keane, the club rose steadily up the table with an unbeaten run of 17 games to win promotion to the Premier League, and were named winners of the Championship.

At the start of the 2009/10 campaign, Irish-American businessman Ellis Short completed a full takeover of the club, and Steve Bruce was announced as the next manager on 3 June.

Sunderland started the 2010–11 season strongly and they eventually finished 10th — which was still their highest top-flight finish for 10 years.

Bruce was sacked in November 2011, and replaced by Martin O'Neill. In February 2012, Quinn left the club with immediate effect. O'Neill was sacked in March 2013 and Italian Paolo Di Canio was announced as his replacement the following day. The appointment prompted the immediate resignation of club Vice Chairman David Miliband due to Di Canio's "past political statements". Sunderland went on to survive relegation with one game to go.

Di Canio was sacked after a poor start to the 2013–14 season, and reports of a complete breakdown in relations with his players. Gus Poyet was announced as his replacement, and led Sunderland to the 2014 Football League Cup Final, where they were defeated by Manchester City.

In March 2015 Poyet was sacked, and veteran Dutchman Advocaat was appointed as the club's new head coach, saving the club from relegation. Eight games into the 2015–16 season he resigned from the position. Sam Allardyce was appointed the next manager in October 2015. Sunderland remained in the relegation zone for much of the remainder of the 2015–16 season, but Allardyce was able to save the club from being relegated with improved form in the second half of the season.

In July 2016, Allardyce left the club to be announced as manager for the English national team following the dismissal of Roy Hodgson. Former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes was appointed as his replacement on a 4-year contract. Under Moyes, Sunderland made the worst ever start to a Premier League season, taking just 2 points from their opening 10 matches. The club was relegated to the second tier for the first time in ten years at the end of the 2016–17 season, finishing bottom of the table with 24 points. On 22 May 2017, Moyes resigned as manager of the club. On 15 June 2017, goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, product of the Sunderland's academy, having joined the club aged eight, was transferred to Everton for a fee of £25 million, rising to a possible £30 million, a record for a British goalkeeper.

Following relegation, Simon Grayson was announced as the new manager of the club. Under Grayson, the club made a very poor start to the 2017–18 EFL Championship season (which was documented in the Netflix series Sunderland 'Til I Die), taking only 2 wins in 14 games. was sacked, and Wales head coach Chris Coleman replaced him in November 2017.

In April 2018, after a second consecutive relegation, this time to League One, the club was sold to a group led by Stewart Donald, chairman of Eastleigh F.C. and Coleman was released from his contract.

St Mirren manager Jack Ross was appointed as manager in May 2018 to take charge of what is only the club's second ever season in the third flight of the English football league system. In their first season in League One the team finished 5th and reached the playoff final, but lost to Charlton Athletic at Wembley.

On 17 October 2019, Phil Parkinson was unveiled as the Sunderland manager on a two and a half year contract.

Sunderland finished the season in 8th place, their lowest ever league position, with the final standings ultimately being determined by points per game due to football's suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Parkinson was sacked in November 2020 and was replaced by Lee Johnson the following month.


Later that month, the club reached an agreement with Kyril Louis-Dreyfus for him to purchase a controlling stake. The takeover was completed on 18 February 2021. In May 2021, the club again fell short of promotion by losing to Lincoln City in a 3–2 aggregate defeat, meaning that Sunderland would remain in the third tier for a fourth consecutive season.





The Manager – Lee Johnson




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Form Guide




Sunderland Last 5 Matches – Currently in 7th place with 28 points




19 Oct Crewe Alexandra 0 - 4 Sunderland


23 Oct Sunderland 0 - 1 Charlton


30 Oct Rotherham 5 - 1 Sunderland


2 Nov Sheffield Wed 3 - 0 Sunderland


13 Nov Sunderland pp. Lincoln City





Ipswich Last 5 Matches – Currently in 9th place with 24 points




19 Oct Portsmouth 0 - 4 Ipswich Town


23 Oct Ipswich Town 2 - 1 Fleetwood


30 Oct Plymouth 2 - 1 Ipswich Town


2 Nov Wycombe 1 - 4 Ipswich Town


13 Nov Ipswich Town 0 - 0 Oxford Utd





Match referee – Tom Nield



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SUNDERLAND 1 IPSWICH TOWN 1

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Post by hallamblue » Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:23 am

0-2 to Town .

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Post by BlueBalls » Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:27 pm

Cant see us winning this one.

2-0 home win.

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Post by LizinSpain » Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:54 pm

We have to win this!! I'll get so much stick from one of my hubbys ex RAF colleagues if we don't!! I'll go 1-2 and keep everything crossed!! :mrgreen:

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Post by Charnwood » Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:59 pm

... and I play golf with two Mackums, so definitely not one to lose for my street cred. Only consolation if we do is I’ll be 3500 miles away. I also have two €25 bets at 4/1 that Town finish the season higher up the League Table than Sunderland.

If only for my bet; Black Cats 0 - 2 Town 👍

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Post by saint jude » Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:18 pm

Sunderland claims to fame : Providing Norwich City their only recognized trophy and where Carry On's Sid James met his end. f*ck knows what we'll do up there, could be a win or maybe we'll miss out altogether, you just can't tell.

They've been sh*t the last few weeks, any team that gets hit by five to Rotherham doesn't hold much trepidation. Add to that losses with Charlton and Sheffield Wed, hell you feel we just might make the trip there and take something away. Team needs to be ruthless and eradicate those missed chances, do that and we can get victory.

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Post by JOHN DEERE » Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:42 pm

On current form this should be a straightforward proposition for us. They have a had a few woeful weeks while we have been slowly but surely getting our act together.

I've voted for a win, but my head tells me a draw will be a decent result. In spite of their current form, I expect them to be in the mix for promotion by the end of the season. 1-1

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Post by Dazzz67 » Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:26 pm

weve got this, sure we can do Sunderland over and show real intent.

Its the Rotherham game I feel will our true test.

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Post by Shed on tour » Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:01 pm

Heading back up north again tomorrow but this time not for the game. Despite their recent poor run of form just feel Sunderland will turn us over at the SOL.
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Post by hallamblue » Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:15 pm

The pressure will be on them ( from their own fans ), to come at us. This might actually suit us as most teams tend to try and shut up shop and make it hard for us to break them down .

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Post by BlueBalls » Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:28 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:43 am
Saturdays ref …..

https://www.skysports.com/football/news ... -frontline
Respect

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Post by number 9 » Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:53 pm

A few thoughts for the fixture:

1. Does El Miz deserve a start after his wonder goal? Who would he replace?
2. I think Celina is a better option coming in from the bench. An impact player in 2nd halves?
3. Injuries aside, who should start in defence? Do we have someone who could be a better match up for Ross Stewart?
4. I’m assuming Bonne will start. At one point in the match should Pigott be brought on?

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Post by goldandblack » Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:11 pm

Charnwood wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:59 pm
... and I play golf with two Mackums, so definitely not one to lose for my street cred. Only consolation if we do is I’ll be 3500 miles away. I also have two €25 bets at 4/1 that Town finish the season higher up the League Table than Sunderland.

If only fit my bet; Black Cats 0 - 2 Town 👍
i used to play golf with a Machen who moved to Spain, came originally from Consett, couldn't be could it, 8)

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Post by JohnnyB » Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:09 am

number 9 wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:53 pm
A few thoughts for the fixture:

1. Does El Miz deserve a start after his wonder goal? Who would he replace?
2. I think Celina is a better option coming in from the bench. An impact player in 2nd halves?
3. Injuries aside, who should start in defence? Do we have someone who could be a better match up for Ross Stewart?
4. I’m assuming Bonne will start. At one point in the match should Pigott be brought on?
My thoughts, for what they’re worth:

1. No. Morsey and Evans haven’t done enough wrong to be dropped and their understanding will be crucial
2. I think Burns and Chaplin should start. Celina, Edwards and Fraser all bring different things to the left. Sunderland concede and Celina scores so maybe there’s the answer…
3. Sunderland score so solid as possible. Personally I’d go - JD - George - Toto - Clements
4 - I think Piggot is a good player but not exactly an ‘impact sub’ so for me only late in the game to give MacB a rest

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Post by Charnwood » Sat Nov 20, 2021 1:58 am

goldandblack wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:11 pm
Charnwood wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:59 pm
... and I play golf with two Mackums, so definitely not one to lose for my street cred. Only consolation if we do is I’ll be 3500 miles away. I also have two €25 bets at 4/1 that Town finish the season higher up the League Table than Sunderland.

If only fit my bet; Black Cats 0 - 2 Town 👍
i used to play golf with a Machen who moved to Spain, came originally from Consett, couldn't be could it, 8)
My two Mackum golf mates are Dave Henderson ( relative of Jordan) and Tony Bartley ex Royal Navy deep sea diver and Sub Mariner who originally trained at HMS Ganges at Shotley. Both are Sunderland nut cases now late 60’s one and early 70’s the other.

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Post by goldandblack » Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:05 pm

Charnwood wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 1:58 am
goldandblack wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:11 pm
Charnwood wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:59 pm
... and I play golf with two Mackums, so definitely not one to lose for my street cred. Only consolation if we do is I’ll be 3500 miles away. I also have two €25 bets at 4/1 that Town finish the season higher up the League Table than Sunderland.

If only fit my bet; Black Cats 0 - 2 Town 👍
i used to play golf with a Machen who moved to Spain, came originally from Consett, couldn't be could it, 8)
My two Mackum golf mates are Dave Henderson ( relative of Jordan) and Tony Bartley ex Royal Navy deep sea diver and Sub Mariner who originally trained at HMS Ganges at Shotley. Both are Sunderland nut cases now late 60’s one and early 70’s the other.
No neither of them Andy, caused a bit of an incident one night, we were in the pub and i introduced him to a couple of Geordie mates not actually knowing he was a Machen (they are all Geordies to me ) it all kicked off big time, :shock:
not seen him since or heard from him since he went to Spain,

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Post by Charnwood » Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:35 pm

Earlier in the week I was predicting a Town win but I’ve a feeling Sunderland will be up for this having only played one league game at The Stadium of Light since the end of September. I’m optimistic Town can get something out of this game but maybe we’ll have to settle for a point at best. Revised Prediction 1-1.
Just hoping I can find the match somewhere on US tv although I just read on a Sunderland site that the match isn’t being streamed ?

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Post by tangfastic » Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:08 pm

Burns out of the 18. Must be an injury.

More faith being shown in Edwards and Celina at wide left and 10. Think that needs to be shaken up a bit.

Ipswich Town: Walton; Donacien, Nsiala, Edmundson, Clements; Morsy, Evans; Aluko, Celina, Edwards; Bonne

Subs: Hladky, Burgess, Vincent-Young, El Mizouni, Chaplin, Fraser, Pigott

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Post by tangfastic » Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:09 pm

Charnwood wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:35 pm
Earlier in the week I was predicting a Town win but I’ve a feeling Sunderland will be up for this having only played one league game at The Stadium of Light since the end of September. I’m optimistic Town can get something out of this game but maybe we’ll have to settle for a point at best. Revised Prediction 1-1.
Just hoping I can find the match somewhere on US tv although I just read on a Sunderland site that the match isn’t being streamed ?
Can’t you get I-Follow?

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Post by Charnwood » Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:10 pm

Good line up today but no Burns anywhere, is he injured ?
I think I’d find a place for Chaplin. not sure what he has to do to get a start but in PC we have to trust.

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Post by Kerry Blue » Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:11 pm

Yes Edwards on the bench Celina on the left and Chaplin as the 10 that's what I would prefer.

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Post by Charnwood » Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:17 pm

tangfastic wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:09 pm
Charnwood wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:35 pm
Earlier in the week I was predicting a Town win but I’ve a feeling Sunderland will be up for this having only played one league game at The Stadium of Light since the end of September. I’m optimistic Town can get something out of this game but maybe we’ll have to settle for a point at best. Revised Prediction 1-1.
Just hoping I can find the match somewhere on US tv although I just read on a Sunderland site that the match isn’t being streamed ?
Can’t you get I-Follow?
I’ll certainly try it Tang, I was worried when I read it wasn’t being streamed that it included I-follow.

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Post by tangfastic » Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:28 pm

Charnwood wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:17 pm
tangfastic wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:09 pm
Charnwood wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:35 pm
Earlier in the week I was predicting a Town win but I’ve a feeling Sunderland will be up for this having only played one league game at The Stadium of Light since the end of September. I’m optimistic Town can get something out of this game but maybe we’ll have to settle for a point at best. Revised Prediction 1-1.
Just hoping I can find the match somewhere on US tv although I just read on a Sunderland site that the match isn’t being streamed ?
Can’t you get I-Follow?
I’ll certainly try it Tang, I was worried when I read it wasn’t being streamed that it included I-follow.
Yes, being shown by iFollow.

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Post by number 9 » Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:49 pm

tangfastic wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:09 pm
Charnwood wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:35 pm
Earlier in the week I was predicting a Town win but I’ve a feeling Sunderland will be up for this having only played one league game at The Stadium of Light since the end of September. I’m optimistic Town can get something out of this game but maybe we’ll have to settle for a point at best. Revised Prediction 1-1.
Just hoping I can find the match somewhere on US tv although I just read on a Sunderland site that the match isn’t being streamed ?
Can’t you get I-Follow?
I'm watching on i-follow, Charny

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Post by hallamblue » Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:30 pm

Edwards is a bloody powder puff !

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Post by hallamblue » Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:46 pm

Oh ffs just get Celina off …,,

We seem to be strolling around the park and have sod all oomph in their box . There’s nothing about Sunderland at all so far yet I can see us gifting them a bloody goal

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Re: League 1 - Sunderland AFC vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Charnwood » Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:59 pm

number 9 wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:49 pm
tangfastic wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:09 pm
Charnwood wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:35 pm
Earlier in the week I was predicting a Town win but I’ve a feeling Sunderland will be up for this having only played one league game at The Stadium of Light since the end of September. I’m optimistic Town can get something out of this game but maybe we’ll have to settle for a point at best. Revised Prediction 1-1.
Just hoping I can find the match somewhere on US tv although I just read on a Sunderland site that the match isn’t being streamed ?
Can’t you get I-Follow?
I'm watching on i-follow, Charny
I’m on it too 9, and a very good first half it was too . 👍 just need a bit more when it comes to the end product but we should be ahead.

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Re: League 1 - Sunderland AFC vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by number 9 » Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:02 pm

First 25 minutes we controlled the midfield and maintained possession...it's probaly the best 25mins I've seen from ITFC in a while. We started losing possession and Sunderland began tapping the ball around with pace and unltimately they finished the half the better side.

Edwards-shoot ffs!
Doncacien-slow and poor distribution.
Clements-very good defending and going forward.
Edmundson-commanding performance, accept for the miss with Stewart unlucky not to score.
Morsy-the usual, calm and patient. Intelligent distribution.
Celina-should have scored twice. Nice pass to Morsy.

We need to move the ball faster, and finish our chances...obviously! I fear Sunderland will go ahead if we don't score early in the 2nd half.

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Re: League 1 - Sunderland AFC vs Ipswich Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Bluemike » Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:04 pm

Again I think he's got the line up wrong, Edwards is just a waste of space, Chaplin needs to start every day of the week.

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