Town's playoff hopes

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by Bluemike » Sun Feb 20, 2022 2:56 pm

And what was it Fraser said, happy to be joining a big and ambitious club like Charlton who have a vision for the future, or some bullshit like that lol.

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by hallamblue » Sun Feb 20, 2022 4:26 pm

He wasn’t anywhere in their squad yesterday …..and Dozzell was on the bench again I noted. Only Downes is playing regularly …

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by Charnwood » Mon Feb 21, 2022 10:16 am

AzzurroMark wrote:
Sun Feb 20, 2022 12:57 pm
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Sun Feb 20, 2022 12:38 pm

In truth none of us really know, but for me whilst it remains a possibility the season will be far more enjoyable.
It is far more interesting to be in with some sort of a shout of making the play offs, even if we eventually miss out! This is what makes football so exciting, it's the dreams, the hope, the chances, things which Ipswich fans have not really experienced for a very long while!

Looking at some of the last day fixtures, there are a lot of the teams around us who will be playing teams who could well have undecided fates, be it playoffs or relegation! If we are still in the hunt, a game against Charlton who look as though they will be on their summer holidays by then, could be favourable!

We’ll worry about it when it happens but there are risks playing a team with nothing to play for as they can play care free and adventurous football.

As I know to my cost Charlton have become a bit of a bogey team for Town since we dropped to League One, I know because my Son In Law is an avid Addicks fan and we have a friendly bet on every game, I haven’t won since 2015 ! Since the dreaded drop to L1 we’ve met 3 times, 2 defeats for us both 2-0 and a 0-0 draw. I think 2015 is the last time we even scored against them let alone won.

I’ve also just realised that I’ll be with my Son In Law in Los Angeles on the last day of the season so we’ll be watching this game together, that will be interesting and hopefully not embarrassing. Holy sh*t it will also be a 4.30 am kick off !

I’ve also just worked out that I’ll be in LA for our final 4 games all with ridiculous kick off times, that really was bad planning. Clearly footie wasn’t on our radar when we made our travel plans but we’ve not seen this daughter & family for more than two years including our 18 months grandson. I guess sometimes footie becomes secondary and this is when ifollow comes into its own, let’s hope the games all stream well 5500 miles away.

Just checked the Play Off Final date ; Saturday 21 May 2022. At least I’ll be back for that. 🤞🤞🤞

In the meantime there’s a lot of footie to be played with lots of twists and turns along the way, let’s all enjoy it whilst the dream is still alive.

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by Charnwood » Mon Feb 21, 2022 10:33 am

Now here’s a little trivia for you;

Why are Charlton call The Addicks ?

It was there that a fishmongers was located owned by Arthur Bryan. Bryan supplied haddock and chips to players from both sides after Charlton's matches and, with South London linguistics coming into play, that became 'addick and chips' and thus the Addicks (haddocks) nickname was born.

Apologies for that !

Next post I promise will be back on track.

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by saint jude » Mon Feb 21, 2022 2:37 pm

Knew ahead of time it had something to do with fish. Apparently years back remember reading fans there originally attended games with fish nailed to sticks, sounds bizarre but truth is got something also to do with origins. Nothing else to add to the issue.

One last or further mention on the play-off objective, the list of games and what will or won't transpire can go by the wayside. Don't need no pissing in the wind Nostradamus types when all need do is focus on what occurs on the field. We got an opportunity to achieve it, it won't be easy and all fixtures are subject to surprise and misadventure. It goes down to how much the players want it, I don't figure that's an issue for McKenna, he seems obviously motivated and a clear willingness to succeed.

A concern being we don't possess a regular goalscorer anymore. Certain names score but too infrequent, there's not a collective haul from any one individual. Goalkeeper has proved to be one of the best outside the top two divisions, has really impressed after a horror start. Believe together and everyone pulling their weight we have the capabiliities to gain promotion but as before how much do they really want it.

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by patthegimp » Mon Feb 21, 2022 7:14 pm

Only 12 points off 2nd place😂😂😁

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by hallamblue » Mon Feb 21, 2022 7:19 pm

Why not …. We’ve already made up 7 pts lol :lol:

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by mendipblue » Tue Feb 22, 2022 10:45 pm

mendipblue wrote:
Sat Feb 19, 2022 5:56 pm
mendipblue wrote:
Sat Feb 05, 2022 9:22 pm
mendipblue wrote:
Sat Jan 29, 2022 11:42 pm
Gillingham H..3pts...... correct
Doncaster A...3pts..... correct
Mk Don's A..1pt........... correct
Burton H...3pts............ correct
Cheltenham H...3pts...wrong 1pt
Morecambe A...3pts....wrong 1pt
Fleetwood A...3pts....correct
Lincoln H...3pts
Portsmouth H...3pts
Oxford A...0pts
Plymouth H...3pts
Cambridge H...3pts
Shrewsbury A...3pts
Rotherham A...0pts
Wigan H...1pt
Crewe A...3pts
Charlton H...3pts

13 Wins
2 Draws
2 Defeats
41pts. To gives us a total of 82pts Dream still alive :wink:
Ah well
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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by marko69 » Tue Feb 22, 2022 10:59 pm

You'll clean up from now on though. Starting at Dinamo Morecambe.

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by saint jude » Wed Feb 23, 2022 3:10 am

It were always going to boil down to a Charlatan in a tent with hoops through their ears but it was a nice try.

To tick off every one as correct by time of finish would have been beyond astronomical.

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by marko69 » Wed Feb 23, 2022 9:18 am

Was a commendable start though…….. especially MKD away. That one should’ve been the draw and last night the WIN.
But……… 🤷‍♂️, ———>>> moving on!

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by hallamblue » Wed Feb 23, 2022 7:50 pm

marko69 wrote:
Tue Feb 22, 2022 10:59 pm
You'll clean up from now on though. Starting at Dinamo Morecambe.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by mendipblue » Sat Feb 26, 2022 5:59 pm

mendipblue wrote:
Sat Feb 19, 2022 5:56 pm
mendipblue wrote:
Sat Feb 05, 2022 9:22 pm
mendipblue wrote:
Sat Jan 29, 2022 11:42 pm
Gillingham H..3pts...... correct
Doncaster A...3pts..... correct
Mk Don's A..1pt........... correct
Burton H...3pts............ correct
Cheltenham H...3pts...wrong 1pt
Morecambe A...3pts....wrong 1pt
Fleetwood A...3pts
Lincoln H...3pts
Portsmouth H...3pts
Oxford A...0pts
Plymouth H...3pts
Cambridge H...3pts
Shrewsbury A...3pts
Rotherham A...0pts
Wigan H...1pt
Crewe A...3pts
Charlton H...3pts

13 Wins
2 Draws
2 Defeats
41pts. To gives us a total of 82pts Dream still alive :wink:

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by hallamblue » Sat Feb 26, 2022 9:43 pm

Fleetwood away 3 points ? Not a hope based on the last two games …… we cant stick the ball in the net, and we don’t like physical , in yer face teams…..

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by mendipblue » Sun Feb 27, 2022 4:59 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Sat Feb 26, 2022 9:43 pm
Fleetwood away 3 points ? Not a hope based on the last two games …… we cant stick the ball in the net, and we don’t like physical , in yer face teams…..
To be honest you don't think we will win any games. :shock:

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by BlueBalls » Sun Feb 27, 2022 6:40 pm

I think this past week = game over unfortunately.

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by hallamblue » Sun Feb 27, 2022 8:41 pm

mendipblue wrote:
Sun Feb 27, 2022 4:59 pm
hallamblue wrote:
Sat Feb 26, 2022 9:43 pm
Fleetwood away 3 points ? Not a hope based on the last two games …… we cant stick the ball in the net, and we don’t like physical , in yer face teams…..
To be honest you don't think we will win any games. :shock:
Not based on how we are playing atm , no , sadly I don’t 🤷‍♀️…. Of course I’ll be VERY Happy to be proved wrong . I’d love us to make the play offs , but think that’s pretty remote now .

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by Dubai Blue » Tue Mar 01, 2022 2:29 pm

Come on guys, its only 5 points and some teams above us are starting to lose their nerve. I think we are in with a great chance but for sure will have to start winning these games we are currently getting 'winning draws' in.

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by hallamblue » Tue Mar 01, 2022 3:18 pm

Start sticking the ball in the opposition net , I’d 100% agree with you DB. We need to sort it out coz it’s going to cost us. Possession doesn’t win games if you don’t score at the end of it.

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by rossi » Wed Mar 02, 2022 9:13 am

Dubai Blue wrote:
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Come on guys, its only 5 points and some teams above us are starting to lose their nerve. I think we are in with a great chance but for sure will have to start winning these games we are currently getting 'winning draws' in.
It's 6 points now after last night's games DB, and will probably be more than that once Plymouth have made up their 2 games in hand on us.

Realistically, that's too much to make up in 11 games given that there are a number of teams that we would need to overtake - some of them might well capitulate, but not all of them.

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by Shed on tour » Wed Mar 02, 2022 10:30 am

rossi wrote:
Wed Mar 02, 2022 9:13 am
Dubai Blue wrote:
Tue Mar 01, 2022 2:29 pm
Come on guys, its only 5 points and some teams above us are starting to lose their nerve. I think we are in with a great chance but for sure will have to start winning these games we are currently getting 'winning draws' in.
It's 6 points now after last night's games DB, and will probably be more than that once Plymouth have made up their 2 games in hand on us.

Realistically, that's too much to make up in 11 games given that there are a number of teams that we would need to overtake - some of them might well capitulate, but not all of them.
Portsmouth are also only 2 points behind us now with 2 games in hand. It was always going to be a slim chance of us making the playoffs after the start we had. Also, the number of points required to make 6th place this season is probably going to be higher than usual. For me we have made progress since McKenna came in and if this continues I for one will feel far more confident for the future than I have for a long time.

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by hallamblue » Wed Mar 02, 2022 11:54 am

They should have appointed McKenna at the start of the season…. But there’s no telling what squad we’d have had….

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by Shed on tour » Wed Mar 02, 2022 12:06 pm

Even if the playoffs are beyond us I think it is important that we keep the momentum up until the end of the season so that the feel good factor remains amongst the supporters and within the club going into next season.

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Post by hallamblue » Wed Mar 02, 2022 12:31 pm

Absolutely agree Tony. I do feel the future is very bright for Town, and that this season was alway likely to be a dead rubber due to the monumental changes throughout the club. I’m actually looking forward to who McKenna brings in, in the summer. If we make play offs this season, great. But are we good enough ? I’d say no , not yet.

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Post by rossi » Wed Mar 02, 2022 1:49 pm

Shed on tour wrote:
Wed Mar 02, 2022 12:06 pm
Even if the playoffs are beyond us I think it is important that we keep the momentum up until the end of the season so that the feel good factor remains amongst the supporters and within the club going into next season.
Absolutely, and this end to the season is way better than the last few seasons we have had, at least the interest will continue whilst there is a mathematical chance.

And momentum going into next season is vital, which is why I think KM needs to give TS a chance on Saturday. After that, all 5 strikers will have had the opportunity to impress, and I would hope he would stick with what he considers to be the best 2 for the rest of the season. And if we don't score many in those games then there's plenty of time in the close season to ship out all 5 and get in some decent replacements

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by mendipblue » Wed Mar 02, 2022 5:07 pm

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-to ... ip-8727056 According to this our play off chances is just 4%.......Really?

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by Charnwood » Wed Mar 02, 2022 5:16 pm

I think last nights results combined with our struggling to score goals has just about finished off any realistic chances of scraping into the play offs. How ironic that at the start of the season under Paul Cook we were the second highest scoring team in the EFL after Fulham but couldn’t defend, and now under McKenna the defence is pretty solid but we can’t score to save our lives.

What a strange game football can be, but at last we have hope and our football club at last feels like it’s in safe hands.

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by marko69 » Wed Mar 02, 2022 6:24 pm

rossi wrote:
Wed Mar 02, 2022 1:49 pm
……KM needs to give TS a chance on Saturday. After that, all 5 strikers will have had the opportunity to impress, and I would hope he would stick with what he considers to be the best 2 for the rest of the season. And if we don't score many in those games then there's plenty of time in the close season to ship out all 5 and get in some decent replacements.
BINGO!! 👍

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Re: Town's playoff hopes

Post by hallamblue » Wed Mar 02, 2022 9:43 pm

mendipblue wrote:
Wed Mar 02, 2022 5:07 pm
https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-to ... ip-8727056 According to this our play off chances is just 4%.......Really?
Lol not just me that thinks that then ….if only we had strikers that could actually score goals. That’s the difference I think MB…so hopefully that’ll be resolved over the summer. 🤞

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