League 1 - Ipswich Town vs Cambridge United Preview & Matchday Thread

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Staying in the hunt?

Ipswich Win
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94%
Cambridge Win
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Draw
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Post by BlueBalls » Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:37 pm

Penney on for Thompson

Allal-f**king-lulia

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Post by BlueBalls » Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:38 pm

Charnwood wrote:
Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:36 pm
BlueBalls wrote:
Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:27 pm
Thompson is sh*t. Just shepharded out a ball for....... a corner. Bloody useless.

Catalogue of errors every match.
Are you suggesting McKenna isn’t as good as we think he is when it come’s to team selection ? Aluko just made a massive mistake putting the ball out of play and conceding possession but he doesn’t get slated. It just seems we have players who fans love to blame.
No, im suggesting Thompson is sh*t

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Post by Andym » Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:40 pm

Charnwood wrote:
Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:36 pm

It just seems we have players who fans love to blame.
I’m afraid it’s been like that here for as long as I’ve been here. I guess there are always fans’ favourites and the fall guys, but there are many fans who can’t see good in some players or faults in others.

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Post by mendipblue » Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:41 pm

Hopefully that's the last we will see of Thompson and Carroll starting games this season. Penny on.

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Post by BlueBalls » Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:44 pm

mendipblue wrote:
Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:41 pm
Hopefully that's the last we will see of Thompson and Carroll starting games this season. Penny on.
Im glad someone else sees it too.

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Post by JohnnyB » Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:44 pm

Can’t believe we’re losing. What a missed opportunity to go 2 points off the playoffs

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Post by BlueBalls » Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:53 pm

Season over and based on that we don't deserve to make the playoffs.

Poor team selection, wrong formation for this game and two or three woeful players that need to be immediately removed.

Absolutely fuming.

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Post by JamessB » Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:55 pm

It's madness how many times we've got within touching distance only to then follow up with a poor performance and undo all the hard work. KC can start planning for another season in League 1 I suppose...

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Post by mendipblue » Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:01 pm

This is the first game since KM has taken over that we actually looked ordinary all game. It can happen I know but there was 2 players playing today Carroll and Thompson who are really poor. The other starting 9 were under par as well but those 2 are shocking.

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Post by MasseyFerguson » Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:04 pm

Still trying to process that. The chances of getting in the playoffs were slim before today. They are gone now. The performance was really disappointing, and surprising, in the context of the end of season shake up. Depressing.

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Post by Charnwood » Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:28 pm

BlueBalls wrote:
Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:38 pm
Charnwood wrote:
Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:36 pm
BlueBalls wrote:
Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:27 pm
Thompson is sh*t. Just shepharded out a ball for....... a corner. Bloody useless.

Catalogue of errors every match.
Are you suggesting McKenna isn’t as good as we think he is when it come’s to team selection ? Aluko just made a massive mistake putting the ball out of play and conceding possession but he doesn’t get slated. It just seems we have players who fans love to blame.
No, im suggesting Thompson is sh*t
But it’s McKenna who picks him every week ?

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Post by Denny61 » Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:33 pm

In reality what's making us look good was the quality of the team in this division . These teams would even struggle in division 4 .even jst put in a
Decent performance in outside league status ..the players know they are a division 3 quality at best and maybe resigned to the fact if we by a miracle had gone up .a lot of them be shown the door ..its a though old station but mckenna needs to build his own team and hopefully go up automatically nxt year. Only two things certain in life death and taxes

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Post by marko69 » Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:40 pm

I dunno, thats an absolute shocker of a result at Portman Road. Im blaming Ashton for this. Every time that guy does a 40 minute interview with Phil Ham, Ipswich lose.
Get out the fkn limelight, clown. The fans know you’re doing a job but its behind the scenes…… stop giving interviews. Wasnt a real job anyway a few years ago.

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Post by Bluemike » Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:52 pm

We were awful today, simple as that, Thompson and Carroll are indeed abysmal and its about the only thing I don't agree with KM about.

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Post by BlueBalls » Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:53 pm

Charnwood wrote:
Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:28 pm
BlueBalls wrote:
Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:38 pm
Charnwood wrote:
Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:36 pm


Are you suggesting McKenna isn’t as good as we think he is when it come’s to team selection ? Aluko just made a massive mistake putting the ball out of play and conceding possession but he doesn’t get slated. It just seems we have players who fans love to blame.
No, im suggesting Thompson is sh*t
But it’s McKenna who picks him every week ?
And on that front KM has made a poor choice and a poor choice by using Caroll today and not Baki, also poor formation/tactics specifically today.

Yes, a good manager that im generally happy with vs the likes of Cook et al and I know its not his squad, but he was out done tactically today, no question.

Left side needs sorting. Strikers need sorting and CM needs sorting/supporting for the future, Morsy is no spring chicken.

Mick Mills pointed out the formation errors pre-match before a ball was kicked and he was proved right.

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Post by Dazzz67 » Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:58 pm

Disappointed like all with that shocker of a performance and result, but we do have to look at how well weve done under KM, and we are going to get the odd cluster of a game every so often.

There are few players that do not seem good enough so now the playoffs are a def no-no now we can plan for next season in LG1 and start looking at replacements, which im sure thats happening already, and im looking forward to seeing who goes and who comes in.

Chin up all, 2023 is going to be a good year and ww will be going up!

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Post by Blue Wilf » Sat Apr 02, 2022 6:05 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:52 pm
We were awful today, simple as that, Thompson and Carroll are indeed abysmal and its about the only thing I don't agree with KM about.
This exactly. If carroll never plays for us again, it will be too soon - he is sh*t

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Post by Denny61 » Sat Apr 02, 2022 6:36 pm

Is it possible mckenna is too nice a guy and too quiet in so far as motivating a team...Good coaching is one thing but often at half time a team needs a good rollicking. And I just feel he is not in to that...it helps to focus the job in hand
.sometimes if the team see the manager as laid back. It can have detrimental effect on the minds of players .only saying

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Post by Rodenbach Ex-pat » Sat Apr 02, 2022 6:48 pm

Denny61 wrote:
Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:33 pm
In reality what's making us look good was the quality of the team in this division . These teams would even struggle in division 4 .even jst put in a
Decent performance in outside league status ..the players know they are a division 3 quality at best and maybe resigned to the fact if we by a miracle had gone up .a lot of them be shown the door ..its a though old station but mckenna needs to build his own team and hopefully go up automatically nxt year. Only two things certain in life death and taxes
In my opinion the inconsistency of results like today is that several players know they are not good enough for a higher division. Therefore whether intentional or not, their performance drops. Maybe a psychological aspect. A club must have players who are and believe that they are capable of promotion AND sealing their own place in the higher league. Promotion and then initiating required major improvements also just doesn’t work. Re goal-scoring, I watched some brilliant finishing in German Third Division live on TY today. But my first love remains ITFC since standing on the old wooden terraces for my first game in 1947!

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Post by Bluemike » Sat Apr 02, 2022 7:04 pm

I don't think we need any major inquiry into the first home defeat under KM, sometimes it ain't your day for whatever reason and the opposition are better, today was that day. Just as any win doesn't make KM the greatest manager ever nor does a defeat make him lacking.

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Post by goldandblack » Sat Apr 02, 2022 7:07 pm

Redenbacher Ex-pat wrote:
Sat Apr 02, 2022 6:48 pm
Denny61 wrote:
Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:33 pm
In reality what's making us look good was the quality of the team in this division . These teams would even struggle in division 4 .even jst put in a
Decent performance in outside league status ..the players know they are a division 3 quality at best and maybe resigned to the fact if we by a miracle had gone up .a lot of them be shown the door ..its a though old station but mckenna needs to build his own team and hopefully go up automatically nxt year. Only two things certain in life death and taxes
In my opinion the inconsistency of results like today is that several players know they are not good enough for a higher division. Therefore whether intentional or not, their performance drops. Maybe a psychological aspect. A club must have players who are and believe that they are capable of promotion AND sealing their own place in the higher league. Promotion and then initiating required major improvements also just doesn’t work. Re goal-scoring, I watched some brilliant finishing in German Third Division live on TY today. But my first love remains ITFC since standing on the old wooden terraces for my first game in 1947!
theirs a lot in what your saying there Redenbacher, great managers can convince average players they are good enough, average managers can convince average players they are not good enough, but this manager i believe will turn out to be a great/ good manager in time, lets hope he does it at the Town,
Town fans should keep behind this one i think,
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Post by goldandblack » Sat Apr 02, 2022 7:13 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Sat Apr 02, 2022 7:04 pm
I don't think we need any major inquiry into the first home defeat under KM, sometimes it ain't your day for whatever reason and the opposition are better, today was that day. Just as any win doesn't make KM the greatest manager ever nor does a defeat make him lacking.
I think the Town and all clubs need 30,000 BlueMikes supporting the club, On the down side imaging the ques at the chemist for Paracetamols and ear plugs :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Andym » Sat Apr 02, 2022 7:45 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Sat Apr 02, 2022 7:04 pm
I don't think we need any major inquiry into the first home defeat under KM, sometimes it ain't your day for whatever reason and the opposition are better, today was that day. Just as any win doesn't make KM the greatest manager ever nor does a defeat make him lacking.
I didn’t see the match - managed to listen to the away commentary on Radio Cambridgeshire. But I agree completely. You can’t really expect consistency at league 1 level. Before today the football had been there best for years, and the results haven’t been too bad either. I certainly wouldn’t condemn him for one poor performance.

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Post by barmy billy » Sat Apr 02, 2022 7:46 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Sat Apr 02, 2022 7:04 pm
I don't think we need any major inquiry into the first home defeat under KM, sometimes it ain't your day for whatever reason and the opposition are better, today was that day. Just as any win doesn't make KM the greatest manager ever nor does a defeat make him lacking.
Well said Mike & I completely agree with you.

Our first poor performance in months & out come the usual suspects with their derogatory remarks. Pathetic, especially as they think they know more than the manager.

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Post by BlueBalls » Sat Apr 02, 2022 7:49 pm

Who are the pathetic usual suspects then?

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Post by number 9 » Sat Apr 02, 2022 8:09 pm

Surprised no one is having a go at our strikers for not scoring again! That’s what needs a major inquiry… and to question KM’s ability to motivate the players at half time is silly. If any player wearing the shirt today didn’t know the importance of this game even a KM BOOT UP THE ARSE wouldn’t have helped!

I hope all the strikers are replaced for next season. You can’t get promoted with clean sheets alone.
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Post by shabba » Sat Apr 02, 2022 10:43 pm

Dazzz67 wrote:
Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:58 pm
Disappointed like all with that shocker of a performance and result, but we do have to look at how well weve done under KM, and we are going to get the odd cluster of a game every so often.

There are few players that do not seem good enough so now the playoffs are a def no-no now we can plan for next season in LG1 and start looking at replacements, which im sure thats happening already, and im looking forward to seeing who goes and who comes in.

Chin up all, 2023 is going to be a good year and ww will be going up!
Spot on. We aren’t far away from being a top team at this level.

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Post by ashfordblue » Sun Apr 03, 2022 12:03 am

Firstly why in the F**k change a winning team, bad move KM, some advice KM swallow your pride and give Simpson a crack upfront, secondly end of the season get rid of Bonne, Norwood, Jackson, Carroll, Thompson, and for F**K sake bring in some strikers who know where the back of the F*****G net is also 20'000 plus fans don't pay good money to watch sh*t performances, I thought we had got rid of this problem we had where sh*t teams can us turnover had to stopped, the one weakness we have is we have strikers on our books that couldn't hit a cows arse with a banjo and have been included in our squad week after week, so KM now that we have no chance of the playoffs can you please F*****G play some of the under 23's who score goals for fun.

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Post by MasseyFerguson » Sun Apr 03, 2022 12:54 am

We were poor against Cambridge. It happens. We've had a really good run and one bad game does not undo the progress we have made under KMcK.

He is young and still getting to grips with being a manager. Of course he will make mistakes. Of course the team is not going to play well in every game. Yes, we have weaknesses in certain areas. The bottom line is that, apart from this match, we are unrecognisable from the shambles of a team that we endured before McKenna. He is a very good young manager who will get better. We will strengthen the team for next season with players who will be capable of playing the game the way he wants it played. Our future is bright.

This result was depressing but it does not alter the fact we are on the right path.

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