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

Post by Frosty » Tue Jul 19, 2022 12:01 pm

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Sunday 30th July 2022 – 15:00


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Hi Folks, welcome to our final season in League 1.

I hope you are enjoying your summer, I am flying up to Rarotonga on Thursday to remind myself what warm weather feels like. Although I have just received a travel advisory recommending not to travel due to tropical cyclones. I can’t bloody win!

A few changes to this seasons match previews, the main one being is that Mike will just be doing weekly comments, rather than for every match. The commitment required to do a write up for every match was becoming a bit much, and rather than not having Mike contributions at all, we have come up a compromise, being a weekly post that will reflect the upcoming Saturday match as well as a review of a mid-week match should one have been played.

As always, thank you all for supporting and being part of this forum as it’s you that keeps it going.

Let the good times roll! Cheers Dave





Mike’s weekly comments


OK, I am not going to beat around the bush here, the new season is upon us and as with every other season before it fans up and down the country are expecting big things from their respective clubs. Here at Ipswich Town I am expecting One thing and one thing only, Promotion !!!!! Make no mistake about it, this is OUR season, our time has come, this is our destiny and I for one believe we will achieve our goal of Championship Football come next May. That may be very bold and brash to some but I am convinced we have the infrastructure in place from top to bottom and with a full season under Kieran McKenna to look forward to I really do see us as One of the teams to beat. The owners are very supportive and continue to flash the cash, the CEO is as professional and proactive as it gets, the back room staff are pretty much now all in place and most importantly the squad looks full of talent for this particular level of Football. New signings have arrived in the shape of Ladapo, John-Jules, Ball, Leigh and Harness and at the time of writing Two or Three more are expected through the door.

Season ticket sales have been very encouraging too with 16350 the current figure so Portman Road is pretty much guaranteed to witness crowds of 20-22k minimum every game which is without question the Twelfth man that could make all the difference. The upgrades to the stadium continue with the new dugouts and scoreboards to name but Two ventures that have been undertaken in the close season which will make Portman Road not only a loud place to be but also one more in keeping with modern day trends.

Of course all of this is all well and good but McKenna and co. will be judged on One thing alone and that is results, last season may well have seen the new boss vastly improve the style of play and entertainment but there is no doubt we still failed to kill off numerous teams when in control of games and this is something that has to be addressed from the off, failing to score goals became a real nemesis for us and it is little wonder that changes have been made to the attacking side of the team, out the door have gone the misfiring Norwood, Pigott and Bonne with the aforementioned John-Jules, and Ladapo coming in to the fold, that One big flagship striker still seems to have eluded us but with a couple of weeks to go until the big kick off there is still time for a Georg Hirst type signing to arrive at the club, I for One am expecting someone of that ilk to arrive.

So who do we see as our main rivals for promotion ? Personally I think if we get it right and find consistency then nobody will stick with us but I suppose we have to be looking at the likes of Sheffield Wednesday, Derby County, Portsmouth, Bolton Wanderers and Oxford Utd as our main challengers, so include us in that list and you have the Top Six right there !!

It is always good to have a home game on the opening day, it's a chance to get off to a flyer and get early points on the board and as such we should be pleased to be at home, that said One of my predicted top Six are the visitors to Portman Road as we welcome Bolton Wanderers. It promises to be a tough start to the campaign but we are serious this time around and no-one should faze us at all, let's hit eh ground running and get this season that promises so much off to a flyer, if we take it to them crowd will respond in kind and the noise will be deafening. I am going for a Town opening day win by Two goals to Nil with Ladapo and Chaplin getting on the scoresheet.

There will be ups and downs along the way but let's not forget after Ninety minutes that this is one hell of a marathon so should we not get the start we all want there doesn't need to be any Ukraine style mass fallout, stick with the gaffer and the boys and keep a sense of perspective about things, they will deliver, we won't be disappointed, this is OUR time. COYB'S.




The Opposition – Bolton Wanderers Honours



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Second Division/Championship

Champions: 1908–09, 1977–78, 1996–97
Runners-up: 1899–1900, 1904–05, 1910–11, 1934–35
Play-off Winners: 1995, 2001
Play-off Runners-up: 1999

Third Division/League One

Champions: 1972–73
Runners-up: 1992–93, 2016–17
Play-off Runners-up: 1991
Play-off Semi-finalists: 1990

Fourth Division/League Two

Third: 1987–88, 2020–21


FA Cup

Winners: 1922–23, 1925–26, 1928–29, 1957–58
Runners-up: 1893–94, 1903–04, 1952–53
Semi-finalists: 1889-90, 1895–96, 1914–15, 1934–35, 1945–46, 1999–2000, 2010–11

Football League Cup

Runners-up: 1994–95, 2003–04
Semi-finalists: 1976–77, 1999–2000

FA Charity Shield

Winners: 1958

Football League Trophy

Champions: 1988–89
Runners-up: 1985–86



The Manager – Ian Evatt



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League Table at the finish of last season




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Match Referee – TBC



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IPSWICH TOWN 2 BOLTON WANDERERS 1

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

Post by BlueBalls » Tue Jul 19, 2022 12:05 pm

Fk yes we're back!!

1-1 draw

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Post by Dazzz67 » Tue Jul 19, 2022 12:33 pm

Nice touch with the artistry Frosty.

I am personally going to a 3 -1 win, going to get off to a good start and we are going to stay there or whereabouts all season lol.

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Post by number 9 » Tue Jul 19, 2022 3:23 pm

Great to see the previews back, thanks BM and Frosty!

Interesting to see on the league table pic, there were only 3 teams with lower GAs than us and they all finished in the top 6. So obviously we needed to address our lack of GFs, and by off loading our ineffective strikers Piggot, Bonne and Norwood it's clear that has been the 'goal' of KM and Co. In addition if we can get that proven-goal-scoring-striker to strengthen what we've already brought in, I'd tend to agree we'll be contenders for promotion...as long as we score significantly more than last season.

I won't venture a guess for the result, but surely with home advantage and the stands full our chances of winning must be high.

COYB!

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Post by marko69 » Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:43 pm

Oscar from Sesame Street

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

Post by shabba » Wed Jul 20, 2022 7:35 am

Excellent preview as always, great to see these back.

Got my tickets for the game now - cannot wait!

I think it will be a tough game but will go for 2-1. I expect Bolton to be there or thereabouts this season.

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Post by hallamblue » Wed Jul 20, 2022 12:57 pm

Town to get off to a winning start - hopefully 🙏

2-0

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Post by Charnwood » Fri Jul 22, 2022 12:23 pm

OMG, I can’t believe we’re at the start of the season already. Let’s hope we can get off to a good start and get a decent tally of points on the board quickly.

We’ll done boys getting the preview up quickly, I need to do the same now with the Prediction League. Thanks for the prompt

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Post by Blue Wilf » Fri Jul 22, 2022 9:39 pm

Daughters wedding on first day of season!! 😱😱 then nephews wedding on second home game of season!!! I can't get to a home game until almost September!! Not sure how I will cope but 3 points forst day will help. 2-0 Town 👍

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Post by patthegimp » Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:35 pm

3-1 Town. We're on our way😁😁

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Post by hallamblue » Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:30 pm

Blue Wilf wrote:
Fri Jul 22, 2022 9:39 pm
Daughters wedding on first day of season!! 😱😱 then nephews wedding on second home game of season!!! I can't get to a home game until almost September!! Not sure how I will cope but 3 points forst day will help. 2-0 Town 👍
Oh maaan!!! WHO organised that ??!! :lol:

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Post by Blue Wilf » Tue Jul 26, 2022 7:01 am

She is as gutted as I am about it but booked not thinking the season started a week early this time! Oh well - am sure you guys can all steer us to victory and by the time I get to a home game we will be sitting pretty! 🤞 will make up for time by going to away games 👍

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Post by hallamblue » Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:26 am

Atta boy, BW 👍 :D

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Post by MasseyFerguson » Tue Jul 26, 2022 1:00 pm

Let's start as we mean to go on. 2-0 in style.

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Post by BlueBalls » Thu Jul 28, 2022 12:58 pm

iFollow seems expensive this season!

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Post by Bluemike » Thu Jul 28, 2022 1:28 pm

How much ?

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Post by Denny61 » Thu Jul 28, 2022 3:52 pm

I think unfortunately it's going to be a draw..2.2. Bolton will be ready and fresh jst as we will be ..but i see both cancelling out each other...I think the pressure is on us ..as Bolton to get a point away will be a result for them
.all the pressure on us to get the win thus leaving us exposed a bit...jst my opinion..hpe I'm wrong

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Post by Dazzz67 » Thu Jul 28, 2022 4:13 pm

Ref ifollow, I found two price ranges, the pay per view seems to be same price to me (£10 per match), not sure how the rest compare. Or am I looking in the wrong place? If you look at the early bird deal does look a bit cheaper if you can afford to pay £140 straight out....

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Post by arana peligrosa » Thu Jul 28, 2022 4:19 pm

That was a short close season, only seems last week we finished up playing.

Didn't see the chance to vote but say we're going to win. Point being would hope for nothing less on the opening day of a new season.

Bolton cause problems for us in past games and years and we seem to struggle to get past them but the right start for us is near imperative. Hope any amount of fools (TWTD etc) don't take to criticizing McKenna and the team should we lose or the opposition take off something of a comprehensive victory. We can win this, but only with the right attitude and determination to prevail.

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Post by BlueBalls » Thu Jul 28, 2022 6:57 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Thu Jul 28, 2022 1:28 pm
How much ?
Well this weekend cost me $16 plus what my bank will charge for a foreign fee.

Looks like the monthly option at $30 has been removed although the whole season is $180 but I don't fancy that outlay atm.

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Post by Stuart81 » Fri Jul 29, 2022 9:29 am

Great preview! Hoping for the best, but I think it will be 1-1.

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Post by Bluemike » Fri Jul 29, 2022 4:13 pm

BlueBalls wrote:
Thu Jul 28, 2022 6:57 pm
Bluemike wrote:
Thu Jul 28, 2022 1:28 pm
How much ?
Well this weekend cost me $16 plus what my bank will charge for a foreign fee.

Looks like the monthly option at $30 has been removed although the whole season is $180 but I don't fancy that outlay atm.
180 in one hit is a fair old whack for sure

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

Post by AzzurroMark » Fri Jul 29, 2022 4:57 pm

Pretty tough calling the starting XI tomorrow, but here is my guess;
Walton
Donacien. Wolfie. Davis
Evans Morsy
Burns. KVY
Chaplin. Harness
Ladapo

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Post by Bluemike » Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:13 pm

.............................Walton........................

..........Donacien Woolfenden Edmundson.........

.........Burns......Morsy......Evans........Davis........

.....................Harness.......Chaplin.............

.............................Ladapo.........................

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Post by AzzurroMark » Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:23 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:13 pm
.............................Walton........................

..........Donacien Woolfenden Edmundson.........

.........Burns......Morsy......Evans........Davis........

.....................Harness.......Chaplin.............

.............................Ladapo.........................
Sorry, yes I would agree with that :blush: Couldn't work out who I had missed out and why I couldn't think of a more predominant player than KVY! Only missed out Edmundson, Doh!

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Post by Kerry Blue » Sat Jul 30, 2022 12:45 pm

Dazzz67 wrote:
Thu Jul 28, 2022 4:13 pm
Ref ifollow, I found two price ranges, the pay per view seems to be same price to me (£10 per match), not sure how the rest compare. Or am I looking in the wrong place? If you look at the early bird deal does look a bit cheaper if you can afford to pay £140 straight out....

How much does an iFollow subscription cost?

Audio Season Pass - £45.00

Audio Monthly Pass - £4.49

Audio Match Pass - £2.50

Video Match Pass - £10 (subject to availability)


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Video Monthly Pass - £25 (or local equivalent)

Video Match Pass - £10 (or local equivalent)

Subscribe to iFollow today


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16th August 2022
13th September 2022
25th October 2022
29th December 2022
14th February 2023
18th April 2023

The following Saturday fixtures, which take place during the World Cup, will also be streamed by Clubs:

19th November 2022
3rd December 2022
10th December 2022
17th December 2022

The following fixture dates, set for the international break, will also be streamed by Clubs:

24th September 2022
25th March 2023

And fixtures on the following Bank Holidays will also be streamed by Clubs:

Boxing Day (26th December 2022)
New Year's Day (1st and 2nd of January 2023)
Good Friday (7th April 2023)
Easter Monday (10th April 2023)

Papa Johns Trophy

All Papa Johns Trophy matches will be streamed by Clubs, except for the Semi-Finals and Final, which will be broadcast by Sky Sports.
Living in Portugal I pay £140 or around 160 Euro the same as last year so just over £3 a game great value.👍

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Post by Bluemike » Sat Jul 30, 2022 2:15 pm

AzzurroMark wrote:
Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:23 pm
Bluemike wrote:
Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:13 pm
.............................Walton........................

..........Donacien Woolfenden Edmundson.........

.........Burns......Morsy......Evans........Davis........

.....................Harness.......Chaplin.............

.............................Ladapo.........................
Sorry, yes I would agree with that :blush: Couldn't work out who I had missed out and why I couldn't think of a more predominant player than KVY! Only missed out Edmundson, Doh!
Spot on !!

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Post by BlueBalls » Sat Jul 30, 2022 3:03 pm

Sound on ifollow is awful!!

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Post by BlueBalls » Sat Jul 30, 2022 3:08 pm

Under some early pressure

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Post by BlueBalls » Sat Jul 30, 2022 3:27 pm

Bolton penalty

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