League 1 - Ipswich Town vs Bristol Rovers Preview & Matchday Thread

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League 1 - Ipswich Town vs Bristol Rovers Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Frosty » Mon Sep 12, 2022 12:15 am

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Tuesday 13th September 2022 – 19:45

Portman Road



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Pre-Match Thoughts - Frosty


Just some brief comments from me this week.

For those of you who are not aware, Mike and his lovely new wife are in Croatia (which I think is somewhere in Wales) for their honeymoon. Congratulations to both of you from everyone on the forum.

Obviously football has been overshadowed this week by the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, regardless of ones political view, or the view of Royals in general, what a fantastic statesperson she has been for the UK and the wider Commonwealth. RIP.

I do come down on the side that in my opinion it would have been better if Saturdays match against Cambridge should have gone ahead and people pay their respects prior to kick off, as the show must go on. Hopefully we don’t see any further disruptions to the existing fixture schedule.

It will be interesting how McKenna approaches Tuesday nights game against Bristol Rovers, as except for a big win away at Burton at the start of the season they have struggled on the road recently. Rovers are near the drop zone and this would be a fixture that we would be targeting 3 points. Had the Cambridge fixture been played in the weekend, one would have assumed that there was a high chance of a few changes to the starting 11 for Tuesdays match. With Sheffield Wednesday away on Saturday will the gaffer field the side he was going to start with against Cambridge, or will he have one eye on what is a big fixture this weekend?

With Joey Barton managing Bristol Rovers its fairly safe to say that we will witness a fairly direct style of play when they are in possession and a fairly aggressive system of closing down our attack when we are in possession. I have a feeling it wont be the prettiest of matches with a massive midfield battle taking place.

Mike will be back later in the week to reflect on the match plus preview the Sheffield Wednesday fixture. To everyone attending on Tuesday night, have a great time and I look forward to your post match comments.



The Opposition – Bristol Rovers FC Honours



Leagues



Southern League Division One: Champions: 1

1904–05

Football League Third Division South: Champions: 1

1952–53

Football League Third Division: Champions: 1

1989–90

Football League Two play-offs: Winners: 1

2007

Conference Premier play-offs: Winners: 1
2015


Cups


Football League Third Division South Cup: Winners: 1

1934–35

Football League Trophy: Runners-up : 2
1989–90, 2006–07

Watney Cup: Winners : 1
1972

Gloucestershire Cup: Winners: 32

1888–89, 1902–03, 1904–05, 1913–14, 1924–25, 1927–28, 1934–35, 1935–36, 1937–38, 1947–48, 1948–49, 1950–51, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1955–56, 1958–59, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1967–68, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95




The Manager – Joey Barton



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League Table


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Form Guide



Ipswich Town


16 Aug Burton Albion 0 - 1 Ipswich Town

20 Aug Shrewsbury 0 - 3 Ipswich Town

27 Aug Ipswich Town 2 - 2 Barnsley

3 Sep Accrington 0 - 2 Ipswich Town

10 Sep Ipswich Town pp. Cambridge Utd




Bristol Rovers



16 Aug Barnsley 3 - 0 Bristol Rovers

20 Aug Portsmouth 3 - 1 Bristol Rovers

27 Aug Bristol Rovers 1 - 1 Shrewsbury

3 Sep Bristol Rovers 2 - 2 Morecambe

10 Sep Milton Keynes pp. Bristol Rovers





Match Referee – Tom Neild



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IPSWICH TOWN 1 BRISTOL ROVERS 0

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Post by BlueBalls » Mon Sep 12, 2022 6:52 am

I'm going 2-0

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Post by marko69 » Mon Sep 12, 2022 1:27 pm

Within Frostys opening words:

Obviously football has been overshadowed this week by the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, regardless of ones political view, or the view of Royals in general, what a fantastic statesperson she has been for the UK and the wider Commonwealth. RIP.

It will be interesting how McKenna approaches Tuesday nights game against Bristol Rovers, as except for a big win away at Burton at the start of the season they have struggled on the road recently. Rovers are near the drop zone and this would be a fixture that we would be targeting 3 points. Had the Cambridge fixture been played in the weekend, one would have assumed that there was a high chance of a few changes to the starting 11 for Tuesdays match. With Sheffield Wednesday away on Saturday will the gaffer field the side he was going to start with against Cambridge, or will he have one eye on what is a big fixture this weekend?

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Ok Frosty......., put away ones Royal newspaper reports now. Let's one concentrate on the football.

Ipswich to bounce back from the Saturday afternoon at McDonalds with a 3-0 home win.

Joey Barton Caption:

"Hey there, Joey, how's it going,....., fist bump?"
Joey: (Picture)
"Woah, JOEY, settle down, What's wrong wi ye, man!"


Ref Caption:
Player: "No way, Ref. That's a bye kick."
Ref: "Ones opinion is wrong....., its a corner."

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Post by Dazzz67 » Tue Sep 13, 2022 2:50 pm

We are going to be on it tonight, all fired up and can see few goals going in, at least i hope so as watching on iFollow.

3 - 1 to the the boys in blue and naff all for the pirates, captained at the helm by a complete five finger shuffler!

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Post by Bluemike » Tue Sep 13, 2022 2:55 pm

Landed safely !!! Now at airport and jumped on an earlier coach, at a price !!!! Portman Road here I come !!! Totally unexpected

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Post by marko69 » Tue Sep 13, 2022 3:01 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Tue Sep 13, 2022 2:55 pm
Landed safely !!! Now at airport and jumped on an earlier coach, at a price !!!! Portman Road here I come !!! Totally unexpected
Wait……. lets read that again. You “landed safely” …… and “NOW” you’re at the airport?? :shock:
Did you land in a field? :lol:

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Post by Bluemike » Tue Sep 13, 2022 4:08 pm

Lol terminal, was rushing round like an idiot to get on the earlier coach, just made it and saved a 4 hour wait

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Post by Blue Wilf » Tue Sep 13, 2022 4:19 pm

Am soooo excited to be off to footy again tonight! COYB's!!!!

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Post by Cabanas Blue » Tue Sep 13, 2022 7:06 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Tue Sep 13, 2022 2:55 pm
Landed safely !!! Now at airport and jumped on an earlier coach, at a price !!!! Portman Road here I come !!! Totally unexpected
I hope your new better half is OK with that ????😂😂
Hope you both had a lovely time.

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Post by Bluemike » Tue Sep 13, 2022 7:26 pm

Cabanas Blue wrote:
Tue Sep 13, 2022 7:06 pm
Bluemike wrote:
Tue Sep 13, 2022 2:55 pm
Landed safely !!! Now at airport and jumped on an earlier coach, at a price !!!! Portman Road here I come !!! Totally unexpected
I hope your new better half is OK with that ????😂😂
Hope you both had a lovely time.
Lol, she's fine with it, she's exhausted, sex on the beach every nite, the cocktail unfortunately :lol: we had an amazing time thanks mate.

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Post by shabba » Tue Sep 13, 2022 7:42 pm

Other than Burges/Edmundson the team picks itself at present, and even that you’d say Burges deserves his spot.

I hope we get to see Adahme for 20-30mins tonight.

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Post by MasseyFerguson » Tue Sep 13, 2022 7:45 pm

Great opportunity to keep our terrific start to the season going. Winning becomes a habit. 3-1.

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Post by Cabanas Blue » Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:15 pm

Lovely goal Chaplin.👏👏👏

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Post by Steve » Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:18 pm

This is amazing football, simply superb. Keep going Town. All playing fantastic and best Leif Davis played so far

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Post by BlueBalls » Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:33 pm

All over them but got to get the second goal.

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Post by BlueBalls » Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:39 pm

BlueBalls wrote:
Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:33 pm
All over them but got to get the second goal.
Like I said. They should be level now

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Post by Bluemike » Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:44 pm

Should have been 6 by the time they had a chance, some of our football has been superb, second goal a must and that will be game over.

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Post by Charnwood » Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:49 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:44 pm
Should have been 6 by the time they had a chance, some of our football has been superb, second goal a must and that will be game over.
You’re meant to be on honeymoon !

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Post by Cabanas Blue » Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:55 pm

Charnwood wrote:
Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:49 pm
Bluemike wrote:
Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:44 pm
Should have been 6 by the time they had a chance, some of our football has been superb, second goal a must and that will be game over.
You’re meant to be on honeymoon !

Don't ask him which is better the honeymoon or the football 🤔😂

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Post by Mariner67 » Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:59 pm

Good game,Bristol look capable of a goal to,nice to see the game for a change.:)

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Post by Charnwood » Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:46 pm

On holiday in Seville so struggled to follow in any detail but managed to stay in touch with regular updates. Another fab win and by all accounts decent play too. Well done Town, this is so good. 👍

Big game coming up on Saturday v Sheffield Wednesday.

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Post by valleyroad » Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:51 pm

Charnwood wrote:
Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:46 pm
On holiday in Seville so struggled to follow in any detail but managed to stay in touch with regular updates. Another fab win and by all accounts decent play too. Well done Town, this is so good. 👍

Big game coming up on Saturday v Sheffield Wednesday.
3 big games coming up over the next 3 weekends. Will tell us everything about where things are at

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Post by shabba » Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:53 pm

Charnwood wrote:
Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:46 pm
On holiday in Seville so struggled to follow in any detail but managed to stay in touch with regular updates. Another fab win and by all accounts decent play too. Well done Town, this is so good. 👍

Big game coming up on Saturday v Sheffield Wednesday.
Massively off topic but how is Seville? It’s been on my to do list a while now

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Post by shabba » Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:57 pm

Good win again tonight, dominated the game and could have had more. First 30mins was superb! Davies was good but then Leigh comes on and also looks great.
Ball did really well filling in in defence. Morsy and evans very good again too.
Ladapo did well and was a nuisance.

Oh and JD was very good.

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Post by Bluemike » Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:00 pm

Their keeper saved a drubbing, 4 top saves, another off the post and one off the line, that's 7 without the other half decent efforts, aside from a couple of minutes just before HT they didn't threaten at all really.

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Post by marko69 » Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:01 pm

Nice win. All the stats looking great also. Did Rovers go all “Joey Barton” near the end with the red cards? 🤦‍♂️

Huge few weeks ahead. Hillsborough will be very interesting.

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Post by Charnwood » Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:09 pm

shabba wrote:
Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:53 pm
Charnwood wrote:
Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:46 pm
On holiday in Seville so struggled to follow in any detail but managed to stay in touch with regular updates. Another fab win and by all accounts decent play too. Well done Town, this is so good. 👍

Big game coming up on Saturday v Sheffield Wednesday.
Massively off topic but how is Seville? It’s been on my to do list a while now
It’s a fab City to visit and my 3rd time here. My last visit was with the missus four years ago for the Spain v England game at Real Betis Stadium which was wrecked by our fans shocking behaviour in the City. We vowed to come back and haven’t regretted it for a single minute. 5 days left and looking forward to it. To be fair you can do most things here in 5 days although a lot of people combine it with a longer trip and include Granada and Córdoba.
Just trying to work out how I can watch Saturdays game v The Owls.

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Post by mendipblue » Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:51 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:00 pm
Their keeper saved a drubbing, 4 top saves, another off the post and one off the line, that's 7 without the other half decent efforts, aside from a couple of minutes just before HT they didn't threaten at all really.
Apart from when they hit the post and Walton produced 2 wonderful saves 1 in each half both at 1-0? I feel Town cause there own problems at times giving away possession with a sloppy pass. Davies worst culprit again. Also he caused the incident for Burgess. If Town get sloppy against the so called better teams they will get punished.

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Post by hallamblue » Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:51 pm

Burgess has been hospitalised unfortunately! Not sure what the injury is . Someone on twtd said it looked a knee in the face impact during that last ditch challenge he made. So is it Edmundson or Keogh Sat then?

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