EFLT (Group H) - Ipswich Town vs Arsenal Under 21's Preview & Matchday Thread

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Through to the next round?

Town Win
6
67%
Arse Win
2
22%
Penalties
1
11%
 
Total votes: 9

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EFLT (Group H) - Ipswich Town vs Arsenal Under 21's Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Frosty » Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:23 pm

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EFLT - Group H


Tuesday 20th September 2022 – 19:45


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Pre Match Thoughts - Mike



I think it is a measure of how far we as a club have come when you go to the home of the Pre season League One favourites, match them in every department throughout, go Two goals up and ultimately feel disappointed at coming home with a hard earned point, yes indeed, how our expectations have changed. Add to that the incredibly hostile and intimidating atmosphere served up by the Owl's fans from start to finish cannot have been easy for Town's players to deal with and yet we handled it admirably and on another day we would have come home with a notable win.

Fine margins are often the difference between victory or otherwise and so it proved again, we win as a team and we lose as a team but why oh why did Wes Burns commit such a needless foul in a dangerous area ? With Barry Bannen on the pitch it is always a risky business but this time it was Johnson who played in an excellent cross from which the home side pulled a goal back. From that point on the game turned and going from relative comfort Town were now on the back foot with the home crowd baying for Blood and piling pressure on the Referee at every opportunity it was always going to be tough for Town to hang on and so it proved.

Despite the clap trap from some about was it offside or wasn't it offside video evidence has proved their equalising goal was most definitely offside and as such Town can feel a little bit hard done by, not for the first time this season. We have to lick out wounds and move on, their were so many positives to take from the game, not only in our performance but with some of the Football played at times, the spectacle dished up by both teams was a credit to League One and was an excellent game to watch for the whole 99 minutes. We also found ourselves still top of the table having ticked a very tough away game off the list, with results elsewhere going favourably nobody took the opportunity to leapfrog us.

I am sure we are all the same in that we read and hear things online etc which really get under our skin and I am most definitely no different, the one that really has me wanting to rip someone's head off is this "we haven't played anyone yet" bullcrap, it grates me beyond belief because every game is difficult in it's own way and no game is a given but taking it based purely on league placings as some seem obsessed with doing, we are basically a Fifth of the way through the season and we are still top, Ok we haven't played anyone yet have we ? OH wait, Sheffield Wednesday, Bolton Wanderers and Barnsley have all been played and they sit Fourth, Fifth & Sixth in the table, all in the play off places, while we drew all Three they failed to beat us too and anyone who doesn't have the urge to play down all things ITFC will know we probably should have won all Three, so my message is this, give the League table time to settle down before undermining the excellent efforts of the boys. I can't help but get the feeling the vultures sit just waiting for that first defeat.

We take a break from League action this Tuesday with another tie in the Papa John's Trophy and in all probability a chance for the fringe players to get another run, the likes of Keogh, Hladky, KVY, Humphreys, Ball, Edwards etc can all be expected to play against the kids of Arsenal who we know only too well are more than capable of playing Football. While the competition is not at all important in the grand scheme of things there are benefits to be taken from it, of course winning breeds confidence and keeps the momentum flowing, it also gives the aforementioned players the chance to get some competitive game time under their belts for such time as they are needed to step up, they have to grasp the chance to give Mckenna food for thought in his team selections for upcoming games, and of course there is a trip to Wembley at the end of it, we are good enough to go all the way so why not go for it ?

A win here would all but see us through to the next Round after or drubbing of Northampton Town in the previous fixture and I see no reason here why Town won't go on to get the job done, knowing Kieran McKenna as we do he will want to win it but at the same time will be taking no chances with his team selection. I am going for another Town win in regular time to see us into the next round. 2-1 Town, COYB'S.




Arsenal Under 21’s – Academy Honours



Academy


Professional Development League & Premier Academy League: 6 (record)

1997–98 (U18), 1999–00 (U17), 2001–02 (U19), 2008–09 (U18), 2009–10 (U18), 2015–16 (Play-Off Winners) (U21)

FA Youth Cup: 7
1965–66, 1970–71, 1987–88, 1993–94, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2008–09

Premier League National Cup: 1
2016–17

South East Counties League: 4
1955–56, 1964–65, 1971–72, 1990–91

South East Counties League Cup: 6
1959–60, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1963–64, 1970–71, 1979–80

Southern Junior Floodlit Cup: 5
1962–63, 1965–66, 1984–85, 1990–91, 1997–98

London Minor FA Cup: 1
1966–67

NextGen Series: 2012–13 Fourth place





Academy Manager – Per Mertesacker



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EFLT Table Group H



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Match Referee – James Oldham



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IPSWICH TOWN 2 ARSENAL UNDER 21’s 1

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Post by Charnwood » Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:59 pm

Thanks for the update boys especially your preview Mike which must be quite time consuming for a newly married young man.

I must admit I can’t remember for such a long time looking forward to every match with so much enthusiasm and expectation as I have this season and tomorrow is no exception.

As you say Mike we don’t want to take unnecessary risks but at the same time winning becomes infectious and I’m sure this is a feeling running through the club at all levels.

I’m hopeful for a town win but don’t expect it to come easily.

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Post by Andym » Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:22 am

I think these games are difficult, we need too many changes and they will presumably have a fairly settled team used to playing together. In all honesty I’m not overly worried about the result, although I agree winning is s as good habit to develop whatever the competition
Got to miss this one tonight, off the the Apex at Bury St Edmunds to see Albert Lee.

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Post by arana peligrosa » Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:58 pm

Didn't bother to vote as any result or score seems immaterial.

What would like to see though, is McKenna allow some squad members a chance such as Nicky Hayes in goal although Vaclav will surely be picked and the absolute fringe players throughout the roster be selected. No first teamer needs start. Don't always know why we choose to participate in these things, there seems little to no honor or sense of accomplishment should we do well or go far.

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Post by shabba » Tue Sep 20, 2022 4:54 pm

Andym wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:22 am
I think these games are difficult, we need too many changes and they will presumably have a fairly settled team used to playing together. In all honesty I’m not overly worried about the result, although I agree winning is s as good habit to develop whatever the competition
Got to miss this one tonight, off the the Apex at Bury St Edmunds to see Albert Lee.

Exactly this! Will watch and hopefully enjoy but would like to see all of the team changed, good to test out some of the players not making the league games. I’d go to the extreme of trying to rest all of the starting XI as we have such big games coming up and already a couple of injuries.

I think burns is out for this weekend and Leigh too, so let’s see who plays at full back tonight - given the game at the weekend ahead.

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Post by JamessB » Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:31 pm

Does anyone know how new signing Panutche Camara is getting on with his recovery from injury, I'm looking forward to seeing him play and these games seem like an opportunity for players to improve match fitness etc

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Post by Bluemike » Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:50 pm

A little bit away from match action by all accounts, hopefully not too long.

A pretty strong team out tonight which is surprising.

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Post by shabba » Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:50 pm

Expected line up except the front three is strong! Maybe they’ll get 45mins then changed.

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Post by Cabanas Blue » Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:12 pm

A bit of a risk playing Davis, strong team we should win I'll go for 3-0.

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Post by Bluemike » Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:50 pm

1-0 Dom Ball

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Post by mendipblue » Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:11 pm

It's games like this after 20 mins you realise how ineffective Ladapo is in general play

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Post by Cabanas Blue » Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:14 pm

mendipblue wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:11 pm
It's games like this after 20 mins you realise how ineffective Ladapo is in general play
One assist and almost another.

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Post by mendipblue » Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:20 pm

Cabanas Blue wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:14 pm
mendipblue wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:11 pm
It's games like this after 20 mins you realise how ineffective Ladapo is in general play
One assist and almost another.
General play not set pieces? Jeeezz

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Post by mendipblue » Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:22 pm

I rest my case :lol: :lol:

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

mendipblue wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:22 pm
I rest my case :lol: :lol:
Oh dear another poor attempt :|

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Post by Dazzz67 » Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:31 pm

Weve got these on the back foot, keep up the pressure and should be e decent win.

Ladapo, right, always given this bloke the benefit of the doubt but now he needs to start performing. He is too slow and his shots are powder puff, I think he needs shot of tbh, he has had his chances, come the NY loan him out and get somebody else in.

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Re: EFLT (Group H) - Ipswich Town vs Arsenal Under 21's Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Cabanas Blue » Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:31 pm

mendipblue wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:22 pm
I rest my case :lol: :lol:
Agree had his chances I would love him to get one to give him confidence.

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Post by Cabanas Blue » Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:55 pm

I'm saying nothing :blush: :blush: :blush:

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Post by mendipblue » Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:56 pm

Ffs he is sh*te :shock:

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Post by Charnwood » Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:00 pm

mendipblue wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:56 pm
Ffs he is sh*te :shock:
… and so is your constant moaning. Ladapo wouldn’t have been needed if Davis had buried the simplest of chances. FFS get off his back.

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Post by MasseyFerguson » Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:10 pm

Charnwood wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:00 pm
mendipblue wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:56 pm
Ffs he is sh*te :shock:
… and so is your constant moaning. Ladapo wouldn’t have been needed if Davis had buried the simplest of chances. FFS get off his back.
Thank you. I couldn't agree more.

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Post by Bluemike » Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:13 pm

I agree, keep hounding the bloody guy.

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Post by Charnwood » Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:14 pm

I wouldn’t mind if there was nothing else to discuss but some of our play has been so good but not deemed worthy of comment.

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Post by mendipblue » Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:24 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:13 pm
I agree, keep hounding the bloody guy.
Can he hear me? Am I making him play sh*te? The answer your looking for is NO!! Thank f*ck he has not been substituted which means he won't start Sunday..

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Post by AzzurroMark » Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:25 pm

Reading the EADT comments, seems the crowd are willing Ladapo to score! That is precisely what is needed, encouragement not criticism.

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Post by mendipblue » Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:27 pm

Charnwood wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:14 pm
I wouldn’t mind if there was nothing else to discuss but some of our play has been so good but not deemed worthy of comment.
Because we are playing a U21 side? We should dominate. But when you see the guy who some think will score 20 goals this season play so poorly it needs pointing out. Chill out.

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Post by mendipblue » Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:29 pm

AzzurroMark wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:25 pm
Reading the EADT comments, seems the crowd are willing Ladapo to score! That is precisely what is needed, encouragement not criticism.
Agree but how many chances does he need. He scored against Northampton and has done f*ck all since. :shock:

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Post by Cabanas Blue » Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:30 pm

Nice finish 👏👏👏

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Post by Bluemike » Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:31 pm

mendipblue wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:24 pm
Bluemike wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:13 pm
I agree, keep hounding the bloody guy.
Can he hear me? Am I making him play sh*te? The answer your looking for is NO!! Thank f*ck he has not been substituted which means he won't start Sunday..
No but we can read your constant bullshit

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Post by JamessB » Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:31 pm

AzzurroMark wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:25 pm
Reading the EADT comments, seems the crowd are willing Ladapo to score! That is precisely what is needed, encouragement not criticism.
Seems like it worked!!

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