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Should be 3 points?

Ipswich Win
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Cheltenham Win
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Draw
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League 1 - Ipswich Town vs Cheltenham Town Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Frosty » Thu Nov 10, 2022 5:45 am

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Saturday 12th November 2022 – 15:00



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Pre Match Thoughts - Mike




I think from now on I will be calling Town the Ghostbusters, seeing as we seem to finally be laying a few ghosts to rest, Two successive wins on TV, beating lower league opposition and actually winning a meaningful cup match, all things that seem to have eluded us for years. The victory Monday night over Bracknell town in the FA Cup first round was always going to be a lose lose situation, win and it's "only Bracknell" but lose and you become the laughing stocks of the Footballing world with the eyes of the nation firmly on you.

I must admit I thought the opening 25-30 minutes of the game was pretty dire from a Town point of view, we barely strung a pass together and looked anything but a team seven levels above our hosts, yes they did well, yes the pitch was like a cow field, yes it was like playing in a local park but I still felt we looked pretty damn poor. thankfully we started to get a foothold in the game as the first half wore on and chances began to present themselves but with their keeping proving to be stubborn and some stout defending the breakthrough just would not come. Reaching half time all square was not something any of us had expected and credit to Bracknell for putting in a real shift to keep the tie alive for all the neutrals watching on the box, all of whom were hoping for a giant killing of the highest order.

I think Town were comfortable in the knowledge that our opponents could not maintain that level for Ninety minutes and so it proved as they started to run out of puff and fall deeper and deeper quite early into the second half. The breakthrough finally came in the 66th minute courtesy of an Own goal from probably their best player on the night, good work by Vincent-young saw his teasing cross put into his own net by Bayliss, although to be fair had he left it kayden Jackson looked a good bet to finish off a neat move. I think from that point on it was a case of Bracknell looking to keep the score to as respectable a level as they could which was no more than their performance deserved.

Less than Ten minutes later it was 2-0 as Ladapo was on hand to tap home another decent Vincent-Young cross following good work from young Cameron Humphreys, the risk was there that the home side would implode as Town again had the ball in the net moments later, Vincent-Young this time the scorer but unfortunately for him he was denied by a Linesman's flag.

With the game entering the last Ten minutes substitute Panutche Camara was on hand to fire into an empty net following some unselfish play from Wes Burns, it was his first goal for the Town and made a rather more respectable look of the score line. The remaining minutes passed with little goalmouth action as Town eased their way into round Two and a home tie with Non League Buxton. I suppose the game plan may well have been to wear them down and then overpower them from the off and in that respect it worked well, there was absolutely nothing to gain from this tie but we got the job done with little fuss..... in the end.

We return to crucial league One action this weekend as Cheltenham Town come to Portman Road, with Plymouth currently holding a Four point lead over us there can be no slip up's here and nor should there be, with Cheltenham having been sent packing from the Cup last Saturday by the minnows from Alvechurch anything other than Three points here would be somewhat surprising, not to mention disappointing in the extreme. Personally I can't see past a Town win here, with our visitors having already lost Ten times this season I think we will have way too much for them on this occasion, in fact I see this as the game where we go and get an early goal and really take it to them, maybe that 4 goal thrashing isn't too far away, I wouldn't bet against him although we have no idea what Forward players kieran Mckenna will go with, I doubt he evens knows yet but either way it's a comfortable town win here. 4-0. COYB'S




The Opposition – Cheltenham Town FC Honours



LEAGUE

Football League Third Division / League Two
Champions: 2020–21
Play-off winners: 2001–02, 2005–06
Play-Off Runners-Up: 2011–12

Conference National
Champions: 1998–99, 2015–16
Runners-up: 1997–98

Southern League
Champions: 1984–85
Runners-up: 1955–56, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1996–97

Southern League Midland Division
Champions: 1982–83

Southern League Division 1 North
Runners-up: 1976–77

CUPS


FA Trophy
Winners: 1997–98




The Manager – Wade Elliott



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League Table as at 10.11.2022


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Form Guide




Ipswich Town




8 Oct Morecambe 1 - 2 Ipswich Town

15 Oct Ipswich Town 0 - 1 Lincoln City

21 Oct Ipswich Town 1 - 0 Derby County

25 Oct Port Vale 2 - 3 Ipswich Town

29 Oct Charlton 4 - 4 Ipswich Town





Cheltenham Town




8 Oct Sheffield Wed 3 - 0 Cheltenham

15 Oct Cheltenham 1 - 4 Bristol Rovers

22 Oct Burton Albion 1 - 0 Cheltenham

25 Oct Cheltenham 1 - 0 Morecambe

29 Oct Cheltenham 0 - 0 Milton Keynes




Head to Head



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THE DON CUP

There will be a Don Cup table in the next preview. 👍
Caption this one.

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Match Referee – Geoff Eltringham



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IPSWICH TOWN 2 CHELTENHAM TOWN 0

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Post by rossi » Thu Nov 10, 2022 1:47 pm

I think we'll win, but not as easily as many might think - I'm expecting us to make things more difficult for ourselves than it should be. 2-1 for me

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Post by arana peligrosa » Thu Nov 10, 2022 4:36 pm

Didn't look where opponents are in the league or most recent score/s, just voted for us to win. That's all needs do.

Why ? Because we score goals, and plenty of them. The defense may have it's moments and appear (or is) vulnerable but attack wise there's little to no problems. Three with Port Vale, Four with Charlton and Three with Bracknell, even if the latter can't be quite classed in same category as others.

Thought maybe fixtures in November and December would be canceled for all leagues due to the ill-advised Qatar shambes but no, looked on the official site and they're there.

ITFC 3 Cheltenham 1

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Post by marko69 » Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:01 pm

Yep, Port Vale, Charlton & Bracknell…… goals aplenty!
Not exactly Spurs, Citeh & Liv’pool……, but still.
Hopefully Ipswich can continue in that vein and have a “Cheltenham Festival” of goals. Lets say 3-0. Half time.
Even money 3-2 FT!

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Post by Blue Wilf » Fri Nov 11, 2022 8:24 am

Big win for us is my view. 3-0 Town.

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Post by number 9 » Fri Nov 11, 2022 11:37 am

I think it's time for a comfortable league win. ITFC 3 v 0 Cheltenham.

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Post by marko69 » Fri Nov 11, 2022 12:43 pm

number 9 wrote:
Fri Nov 11, 2022 11:37 am
I think it's time for a comfortable league win. ITFC 3 v 0 Cheltenham.

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Post by hallamblue » Fri Nov 11, 2022 6:26 pm

A very , very frustrating 1-0, late in the game . Just hope we don’t concede in the first half.

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Post by shabba » Fri Nov 11, 2022 7:17 pm

They can be quite good defensively so not expecting a big score line.

I hope the lineup is:

Walton

JD
Edmundson
Wolfie
Davies

Ball
Morsy

Burns
Chaplin
Edward’s

Ladapo


Hope Edward’s does start as really been in some
Good form of late. I’d like to see Humpreys get minutes and even give KVY some time off the bench at LWB as he has also impressed me recently.

The 10’a have stopped firing a little bit Ladapo has stepped up so it’s ok, but it makes choosing the two alongside burns and ladapo a bit harder.

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Post by AzzurroMark » Fri Nov 11, 2022 10:06 pm

"Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna says that several players face late fitness tests ahead of tomorrow afternoon's League One home clash with Cheltenham Town.

Tyreece John-Jules (hamstring) and Marcus Harness (illness) sat out Monday night's 3-0 win at Bracknell Town in the FA Cup.

Asked if those two were ready to return to action, McKenna revealed: "We have a few illnesses in Marcus' category and we have a few knocks as well.

"To be honest, we're going to make late checks on quite a few players
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Post by valleyroad » Fri Nov 11, 2022 10:11 pm

Off the back of Charlton then anything less than a win will be a worry for me. Going 2-0 Town

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Post by Tangfastic » Sat Nov 12, 2022 7:09 am

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Post by shabba » Sat Nov 12, 2022 10:30 am

Their main striker Alfie May is out for the game.

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Post by hallamblue » Sat Nov 12, 2022 1:01 pm

shabba wrote:
Fri Nov 11, 2022 7:17 pm
They can be quite good defensively so not expecting a big score line.

I hope the lineup is:

Walton

JD
Edmundson
Wolfie
Davies

Ball
Morsy

Burns
Chaplin
Edward’s

Ladapo


Hope Edward’s does start as really been in some
Good form of late. I’d like to see Humpreys get minutes and even give KVY some time off the bench at LWB as he has also impressed me recently.

The 10’a have stopped firing a little bit Ladapo has stepped up so it’s ok, but it makes choosing the two alongside burns and ladapo a bit harder.

All of that shabba, except I’d stick with Humphreys alongside Morsy. The boy can see a pass….

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Post by Bluemike » Sat Nov 12, 2022 1:26 pm

shabba wrote:
Sat Nov 12, 2022 10:30 am
Their main striker Alfie May is out for the game.
But we're the only ones affected by injuries lol

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Post by mendipblue » Sat Nov 12, 2022 2:18 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Sat Nov 12, 2022 1:01 pm
shabba wrote:
Fri Nov 11, 2022 7:17 pm
They can be quite good defensively so not expecting a big score line.

I hope the lineup is:

Walton

JD
Edmundson
Wolfie
Davies

Ball
Morsy

Burns
Chaplin
Edward’s

Ladapo


Hope Edward’s does start as really been in some
Good form of late. I’d like to see Humpreys get minutes and even give KVY some time off the bench at LWB as he has also impressed me recently.

The 10’a have stopped firing a little bit Ladapo has stepped up so it’s ok, but it makes choosing the two alongside burns and ladapo a bit harder.

All of that shabba, except I’d stick with Humphreys alongside Morsy. The boy can see a pass….
Yep and Burgess for Edmundson 🙏

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Post by Mariner67 » Sat Nov 12, 2022 2:25 pm

Not expecting a goal fest ,didn't they beat us at their turf confidence & morale is good though, 1-0

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Post by Bluemike » Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:08 pm

Full strength side really, good to see Humphreys in, mind games from KM.

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Post by JohnnyB » Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:11 pm

Walton

JD
Fridge
Wolfy

Burns
Humphreys
Morsy
Davies

Chaplin
Harness
Ladapo

Subs: Hladky, Burgess, Keogh, KVY, Edwards, Camara, Jackson

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Post by JohnnyB » Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:12 pm

Ball and John Jules presumably unavailable through injury/illness

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Post by shabba » Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:14 pm

Happy with that, Burges likely not quite fully upto speed yet but as he had his first 90mins recently it’s best to let him play the next match instead maybe.

Would have liked Edwards for harness - otherwise I’m happy.

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Post by JohnnyB » Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:16 pm

shabba wrote:
Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:14 pm
Happy with that, Burges likely not quite fully upto speed yet but as he had his first 90mins recently it’s best to let him play the next match instead maybe.

Would have liked Edwards for harness - otherwise I’m happy.
Edwards is a better impact sub than Harness maybe?

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Post by Charnwood » Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:53 pm

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Post by Charnwood » Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:57 pm

Another game likely to need lots of patience as yet another team raise their game when they come to Portman Road.

As someone else said we’re unlikely to see a goal fest unless we can score early and force them to play. If and when we can achieve that some team is in for a thumping but I don’t think it will be today.

Town win 2-0 for me.

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Post by Charnwood » Sat Nov 12, 2022 4:20 pm

Great opening 10 minutes with a well worked corner leading up to Woolfies first goal since February.

This is just what we needed and will force Cheltenham to change their game.

Maybe it will be Cheltenham on the receiving end of a thumping.

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Post by Charnwood » Sat Nov 12, 2022 4:21 pm

That shot from Harness looked over the line to me.

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Post by Charnwood » Sat Nov 12, 2022 4:27 pm

Sloppy play by Edmundson and Walton could have been costly, why the f*ck can’t they concentrate.

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Post by Charnwood » Sat Nov 12, 2022 4:29 pm

We look so dominant and really should have a second goal by now.

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