League 1 - Ipswich Town vs Wycombe Wanderers Preview & Matchday Thread

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Ok, this time, first of a new Era

Ipswich Win
10
71%
Wycombe Win
1
7%
Draw
3
21%
 
Total votes: 14

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Re: League 1 - Ipswich Town vs Wycombe Wanderers Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by tangfastic » Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:33 am

hallamblue wrote:
Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:41 pm
tangfastic wrote:
Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:37 pm
hallamblue wrote:
Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:32 pm
Wonderful NON celebration by Norwood yet again - miserable b*stard!
He’s working hard. Scored. How much punishment do you want to give him?
Do you think he looks remotely happy that he’s just scored do you ?? FfS it’s nothing to do with giving him punishment…. Does he want to be a Town player ? Absolutely f*ck all celebration when he put that in the net ZERO reaction . That good is it ? He’s done that for every single goal he’s scored . He’s Having a massive sulk by the looks of it
He does seem to be smiling. He’s working hard, not sulking. If he’s taken steps to tone down certain things - even celebrations- and just get his head down and play for the team, he’ll do for me. He knows he’s not a fan favourite like Bonne so maybe it’s best at the moment to be low key.
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Re: League 1 - Ipswich Town vs Wycombe Wanderers Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Charnwood » Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:00 am

At least last nights result gives us something to build on and will be a confidence booster to the players and to Kieron McKenna having won his first match as a manager.

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Post by Bluemike » Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:11 am

Charnwood wrote:
Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:00 am
I thought it was a very workmanlike performance played with more energy than some of the players have given recently. I know we played deeper than some liked especially our Mick Mills in commentary, however for me it was the deeper play by Burns & Morsy in particular that contributed massively to the clean sheet and 3 points earned.

It was also enjoyable to watch and should encourage many of the extra fans to buy tickets for forthcoming games.
Absolutely bang on.

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Post by hallamblue » Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:22 am

According to this report we were flipping between 343 in possession and then 541 out of possession, very cute if true and as McKenna stated earlier, “ flexible”

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-to ... -0-8591774

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Re: League 1 - Ipswich Town vs Wycombe Wanderers Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by hallamblue » Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:25 am

tangfastic wrote:
Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:33 am
hallamblue wrote:
Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:41 pm
tangfastic wrote:
Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:37 pm


He’s working hard. Scored. How much punishment do you want to give him?
Do you think he looks remotely happy that he’s just scored do you ?? FfS it’s nothing to do with giving him punishment…. Does he want to be a Town player ? Absolutely f*ck all celebration when he put that in the net ZERO reaction . That good is it ? He’s done that for every single goal he’s scored . He’s Having a massive sulk by the looks of it
He does seem to be smiling. He’s working hard, not sulking. If he’s taken steps to tone down certain things - even celebrations- and just get his head down and play for the team, he’ll do for me. He knows he’s not a fan favourite like Bonne so maybe it’s best at the moment to be low key.
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If he continues as he is currently doing , it’ll do for me too.

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Re: League 1 - Ipswich Town vs Wycombe Wanderers Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by shabba » Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:52 am

Watched it on iFollow, hard game to take your eyes off as it felt quite intense.

I felt we did well, naturally they got stronger as it got towards the end but we had chances to kill it in the last ten minutes.

I really like this 3-5-2 as it suits us, Aluko was great and I was sad to see him go off, he doesn’t give the ball away cheaply too often and links the play nicely, agree with the comment about burns being a bit restricted by their LB.

Great result as wins is what we need now. Nice to see us looking more solid - I just wish with 2 strikers on the pitch we would just get more crosses in as when we did that we caused them a lot of trouble.

The pressing in the first half from both teams was good.


Really hope we can get a run of results now with these easier looking fixtures ahead. I think with teams that sit back we can really push our wing backs up, and it was also encouraging to see players from the back line stepping forward with the ball.

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Post by Bluemike » Thu Dec 30, 2021 12:02 pm

I too like the 3-5-2 which we started the game with, what I like more is we chopped and changed it and played at least Three different formations throughout the game, that's what management is about, not sticking to the same damn thing every game for 95 minutes.

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Post by AzzurroMark » Thu Dec 30, 2021 12:07 pm

tangfastic wrote:
Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:33 am
hallamblue wrote:
Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:41 pm
tangfastic wrote:
Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:37 pm


He’s working hard. Scored. How much punishment do you want to give him?
Do you think he looks remotely happy that he’s just scored do you ?? FfS it’s nothing to do with giving him punishment…. Does he want to be a Town player ? Absolutely f*ck all celebration when he put that in the net ZERO reaction . That good is it ? He’s done that for every single goal he’s scored . He’s Having a massive sulk by the looks of it
He does seem to be smiling. He’s working hard, not sulking. If he’s taken steps to tone down certain things - even celebrations- and just get his head down and play for the team, he’ll do for me. He knows he’s not a fan favourite like Bonne so maybe it’s best at the moment to be low key.
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After his unsavoury off the field headlines, i cannot say i blame him keeping his celebrations low key. There would be certain elements who would view any OTT goal celebration as him being removed from reality. Hopefully he should need no telling that he has been very silly individual and he just wants to keep his head down and play with a level of humility.
To last night's game, i felt Norwood put in a MOTM display, not letting the opposition to settle, positioning was good with getting back to a more defensive formation when out of possession (as was Burns) and as Charnie mentioned these two were key in contributing towards a clean sheet as well as allowing space for defenders to push forward.
First game complete against very difficult opposition and while there are areas to improve on, it certainly bodes well for the future. As for Wolfie, all the media and commentators seem to speak very highly of his performance. Perhaps with a run in the squad and a manager who can improve him he can get back to the early levels of promise he once showed.

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Re: League 1 - Ipswich Town vs Wycombe Wanderers Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by hallamblue » Thu Dec 30, 2021 12:27 pm

As always AM… a lovely , well balanced post . Thank you so much for this. It’s helped focus my impression of Norwood .

As for rest of squad , I hope the decent coaching will bring out the best in all the players . I already like the way KMc is applying himself to a big step up for him I’m sure .

Exciting days ahead 🤞


Oh, and HAPPY NEW YEAR 🥳 to all Tractor Boys / Girls on here . Here’s hoping ( praying?) for better times in the World in 2022 !
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Re: League 1 - Ipswich Town vs Wycombe Wanderers Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Shed on tour » Thu Dec 30, 2021 12:50 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Thu Dec 30, 2021 12:27 pm
As always AM… a lovely , well balanced post . Thank you so much for this. It’s helped focus my impression of Norwood .

As for rest of squad , I hope the decent coaching will bring out the best in all the players . I already like the way KMc is applying himself to a big step up for him I’m sure .

Exciting days ahead 🤞


Oh, and HAPPY NEW YEAR 🥳 to all Tractor Boys / Girls on here . Here’s hoping ( praying?) for better times in the World in 2023 !
hallam
I know time goes quick but where did 2022 go? :lol: :lol:

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Re: League 1 - Ipswich Town vs Wycombe Wanderers Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by hallamblue » Thu Dec 30, 2021 1:06 pm

Ha ha … I’m no good at typing on my phone !!! I’ll amend

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Re: League 1 - Ipswich Town vs Wycombe Wanderers Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by saint jude » Fri Dec 31, 2021 2:08 am

We won but the goal will win no seasonal award. Cross came in and Norwood deflected it in from a yard out. Still a goal's a goal and McKenna got the win on his first official game in charge. This too against a top six opposition and the team kept a clean sheet, you can't really dispute. One report read says we started 4-2-3-1, while another stated it were a 4-3-3 to begin with. The latter were a more reliable source for information so went with it.

26,000 crowd is highly commendable, the special attendance offer guess wasn't implemented this time, so to pull in that size crowd deserves it's own merit. Seen highlights, read various reaction and maybe Wycombe could or should have left with a point, or we could have indeed won by a bigger margin, all reports suggest a workmanlike team effort and the players wanted to go out a provide the manager with the victory to start things off.

Don't view League standings too often as believe promotion even now may be beyond us or too far to hope for but if the team can rack up victories at Portman Road at least and pull in some big number crowds with it, we'll be in with a chance.

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Re: League 1 - Ipswich Town vs Wycombe Wanderers Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by BlueBalls » Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:09 am

Most or all of that is incorrect :mrgreen:

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