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Not exactly the Champions League is it?

Ipswich Win
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Northampton Win
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EFLT (Group H) - Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Frosty » Sun Aug 28, 2022 9:52 pm

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Image Ipswich Town vs Northampton TownImage



Tuesday 30th August 2022 – 19:45


English Football League Trophy – Group H


Portman Road





Mike’s Pre-match Comments



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Town’s unbeaten start to the League campaign remains intact following Saturday's draw with Barnsley but for me it's still clouded by a sense of frustration, disappointment and dare I say it, injustice. The argument rages that this is part and parcel of the game at our level but for me that still doesn't make it right and a string of poor decisions definitely cost us the win we just about deserved.

Two superb Town goals should have been enough to get the game put to bed but some slack defending cost us dearly, at any level of football those balls into our box need to be dealt with better, this is an area that KM definitely needs to be addressing. Like many others I am convinced a first appearance in a Town shirt for Richard Keogh is not far away, take a pick on who he comes in for, there are no shortage of candidates.

It looked for all the world that man of the moment Marcus Harness had put the game out of Barnsley's reach with a superb finish but the man in black had other ideas and chalked it off. What I was really impressed with was how Town responded to being pegged back for a second time as we finished much the stronger and peppered their goal, the woodwork, a worldy save and a block on the line all denying Town that crucial Third goal.

To be sitting joint top with Fourteen points from Eighteen and still unbeaten is a great position to be in and as has been said we would all have ripped your hand off for that start, with Three very winnable games coming up before some sterner tests we have a great opportunity to consolidate our position.

Kieran McKenna again chose to rotate a few players and while I am not overly keen on the insistence to keep doing this I do think sometimes we benefit from fresher legs towards the end of games, Saturday being a good case in point, I do however hope we can at some point settle on a recognised Eleven to bring a bit of continuity to proceedings.

If you don't like changes then I would give Tuesday nights game a wide berth as Town open their Papa John’s
Trophy campaign with a home game against Northampton Town, what a load of Cobblers this could be. You can expect wholesale changes with the likes of Hladky, Leigh, Aluko, Edwards, Jackson, Humphreys, Ball and Burgess all likely starters, to be fair it still looks pretty strong on paper and should be capable of getting a positive result. I'm not sure how things have been going for Northampton but I also don't think it matters much where this competition is concerned, we all know we have our Eye on one prize and One prize only and as such this is a hindrance, that said I see Town coming out on top here with a rare cup win. COYB'S.




The Opposition – Northampton Town Honours



Football League Second Division

Runners-up: 1964–65

Football League Third Division / Third Division South

Champions: 1962–63,
Runners-up: 1927–28, 1949–50

Football League Fourth Division / League Two

Champions: 1986–87, 2015–16
Runners-up: 1975–76, 2005–06
3rd place promotion: 1960–61, 1999–2000[A]
Play-off winners: 1996–97, 2019–20

Southern Football League

Champions: 1908–09
Runners-up: 1910–11

FA Charity Shield

Runners-up: 1909





Manager – Jon Brady



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Head to Head



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Match Referee – Tom Reeves



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IPSWICH TOWN 2 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1

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Re: EFLT (Group H) - Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by marko69 » Mon Aug 29, 2022 1:02 am

Spot on with “load of cobblers”…… got to hope Kieron fields the Under 16’s, Stuff this crappy fixture. 🤦‍♂️

Brady caption:
Headline:
BRADYS ASSISTANT COULDN'T GIVE A FK ABOUT THE GAME SO HE BROUGHT ALONG HIS IMAGINARY FRIEND

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TOM PLAYS DADS TUNES AT HALF TIME TO WAKEN PEOPLE UP AS NO ONE WAS GIVING A FK

https://youtu.be/8acGK5lPhzA

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Re: EFLT (Group H) - Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by shabba » Mon Aug 29, 2022 8:19 am

Is it on iFollow?

Fully expect a similar side to the Colchester game, but ball will come in and keow too.

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Re: EFLT (Group H) - Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by hallamblue » Mon Aug 29, 2022 8:26 am

Lots of team changes once again meaning poor understanding / continuity in the “Town 11”
(I won’t call it the Town team because it isn’t a “team”). I understand the need to give the “ group” minutes on the pitch but as a spectacle it’s not one that I personally will be spending money on to go down to the game. Frankly it’s a meaningless competition, but hopefully the Town 11 will have enough to beat The Cobblers.

A scrappy 1-0

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Re: EFLT (Group H) - Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Bluemike » Mon Aug 29, 2022 8:29 am

shabba wrote:
Mon Aug 29, 2022 8:19 am
Is it on iFollow?

Fully expect a similar side to the Colchester game, but ball will come in and keow too.
Yes I believe this competition is shown on Ifollow

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Re: EFLT (Group H) - Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Bluemike » Mon Aug 29, 2022 8:33 am

Please note: Papa Johns Trophy matches are now available on iFollow (excluding those selected for broadcast). No Carabao Cup or The FA Cup matches will be available to watch on the service.
I found this on the EFL website but it is a year old.

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Re: EFLT (Group H) - Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Tangfastic » Mon Aug 29, 2022 8:56 am

For some reason im looking forward to this. Pissed off with the Col U game. We had plenty of senior players who train as the first team... we weren't dipping into the 21,,'s or 18's... so we should have beaten them. Opportunity for quite a few to come in and stake a claim. No excuses.
And for the theory that we should concentrate on the league... we've done crap in all cups the last few 3 years and still come 11th, 9th and 11th. Mighr as well put some effort in.

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Re: EFLT (Group H) - Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by AzzurroMark » Mon Aug 29, 2022 2:14 pm

Probably no surprises here, but Ball and Keogh are set to make their debuts tomorrow night.

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-to ... ts-9239528

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Re: EFLT (Group H) - Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by marko69 » Mon Aug 29, 2022 3:16 pm

Brady : "What you reckon to the Cobblers points total for September?"
Imaginary Friend : ....................
Brady : "What the Fk do you mean Jinx?"
Imaginary Friend : .................
Brady : "Ok, I was just asking, calm down."
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Brady : "Well if you're gonnae be like that, you can feck off!"

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Re: EFLT (Group H) - Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Bluemike » Mon Aug 29, 2022 3:46 pm

Ref caption....

"And this weeks cnut is".........

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Re: EFLT (Group H) - Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by shabba » Mon Aug 29, 2022 4:02 pm

AzzurroMark wrote:
Mon Aug 29, 2022 2:14 pm
Probably no surprises here, but Ball and Keogh are set to make their debuts tomorrow night.

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-to ... ts-9239528
Indeed. But let’s be patient as Aluko was terrible on his debut, Davies too and even harness didn’t look good to begin with. They will need some game time to get upto speed.

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Re: EFLT (Group H) - Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by arana peligrosa » Mon Aug 29, 2022 4:19 pm

didn't bother to vote, the outcome seems immaterial. Any fans who show tangible interest in this endeavor must be few and far between. McKenna may put out names and faces even some of the hardcore, every attendance fan may not even recognize.

Expect 90 minutes of languid inefficiency of those who get selected, guess Northampton won't try too hard either. The Colchester game and score proved a point, us and Cup competition just don't go well together. Even then not sure you can classify this as "competition", trivial exhibition stuff and not much else with it. Promotion from this league is everything., that's where the real priority's at.

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Re: EFLT (Group H) - Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by marko69 » Mon Aug 29, 2022 5:08 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Mon Aug 29, 2022 3:46 pm
Ref caption....

"And this weeks cnut is".........
He actually looks like Scott Brown........, so there is every chance!

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Re: EFLT (Group H) - Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by shabba » Mon Aug 29, 2022 10:01 pm

So what do we think…

Hladky

Edwards

Kvy
Keow
Burges

Leigh

Ball
Humpreys

Aluko
TJJ

Jackson

I mean I know the disadvantage is they aren’t used to playing together but that is surely a pretty decent XI.

Does highlight nicely that we have good cover for the usual starters - especially as many of these can play multiple positions.

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Re: EFLT (Group H) - Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by shabba » Tue Aug 30, 2022 6:53 pm

I was close, as above but harness instead of TJJ.

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Post by Bluemike » Tue Aug 30, 2022 7:05 pm

Should be comfortably strong enough

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Post by Charnwood » Tue Aug 30, 2022 7:15 pm

Strong line up tonight ;

Hladky

KVY
Keogh
Burgess
Edwards

Ball
Humphries
Leigh

Aluko
Harness
Jackson

Subs: Hayes, Edmunson, Morsy, Alexander, Chaplin, John-Jules, Ladapo.


If this team can’t win comfortably against Northampton tonight I suggest we have serious problems. COYB’s show em what you can do.

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Post by Dazzz67 » Tue Aug 30, 2022 7:23 pm

This is going to be interesting, got my iFollow pass and ready with a beer, been told to mind my language though lol

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Re: EFLT (Group H) - Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Bluemike » Tue Aug 30, 2022 8:00 pm

Harness 1-0

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Post by Andym » Tue Aug 30, 2022 8:01 pm

Am I dreaming or did we just score with a header?! 😂

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Post by Bluemike » Tue Aug 30, 2022 8:05 pm

Harness 2-0

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Post by Andym » Tue Aug 30, 2022 8:12 pm

Good to see. A few passes falling a bit short but we aren’t taking it easy.

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Post by Bluemike » Tue Aug 30, 2022 8:15 pm

3-0 Greg Leigh

Dom Ball looks a player

Edwards playing well

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Re: EFLT (Group H) - Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by mendipblue » Tue Aug 30, 2022 8:20 pm

Dominic Ball is a player. Harness is proving he should start ahead of Ladapo. Leigh is proving he should start ahead of Davies. Town are good value for their 3-0 lead.

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Post by Cabanas Blue » Tue Aug 30, 2022 8:46 pm

Aluko injury not looking good and Chaplin got a knock in the warm up let's hope both are not serious.

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Re: EFLT (Group H) - Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by mendipblue » Tue Aug 30, 2022 8:49 pm

Easy for Town unfortunately Aluko went off injured. A young lad called Sasizba has come on. Out the 11 changes Town made today only 3 of them should start in the first team .Ball,
Harness and Leigh. Edwards comes inside or passes backwards instead of taking his man on on the outside. Humphries plays people into trouble. Jackson gets caught offside to often for someone with pace. Looking forward to 2nd half. Ian westlake on ifollow commentary talks crap.

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Post by Andym » Tue Aug 30, 2022 8:50 pm

Hard to draw conclusions against poor opposition. But we are playing well. And 2 headed goals. Without making a big deal about it, when did we last score in the league from a header?

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Re: EFLT (Group H) - Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Andym » Tue Aug 30, 2022 8:52 pm

mendipblue wrote:
Tue Aug 30, 2022 8:49 pm
Easy for Town unfortunately Aluko went off injured. A young lad called Sasizba has come on. Out the 11 changes Town made today only 3 of them should start in the first team .Ball,
Harness and Leigh. Edwards comes inside or passes backwards instead of taking his man on on the outside. Humphries plays people into trouble. Jackson gets caught offside to often for someone with pace. Looking forward to 2nd half. Ian westlake on ifollow commentary talks crap.
Agree with a lot of that. Not a Jackson fan, but he is often caught offside because no one sees the run quickly enough. If you stand offside, that’s awful. But if you make a run and the back doesn’t come, some of the responsibility must be with whoever is slow to play the ball.
That’s where Ball Looks good. He seems to have an awareness of where the players are before he gets the ball. So many wait till they get it and then look up. Good players are looking all the time.

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Re: EFLT (Group H) - Ipswich Town vs Northampton Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by shabba » Tue Aug 30, 2022 8:58 pm

Liking ball but how does he get in at present, morsey is always superb and Evans has been very good, he was like KDB this weekend - spraying long accurate balls out to the flanks etc.

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Post by Bluemike » Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:09 pm

Burgess 4-0 and a header lol
Great ball from Humphreys

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