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Ipswich Town v Huddersfield Town Your Report added by joshITFCporter at 00:07:40
Poor substitutions once again cost us. Bad refereeing but chambers did poorly to give away the penalty. Should have been comfortable at 2-0 but once again our defensive tactics have cost us.
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Ipswich Town v Huddersfield Town Your Report added by Kesblue66 at 21:20:16
today showed us how far we still have to go to be up there,passed off to pitch,could not keep the ball,or create a opening.,lucky to get a point.time to go back to 4,4,2?
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Ipswich Town v Huddersfield Town Your Report added by Bluetoe at 19:56:26
Draw was a fair result.
Referee dreadful. Gave a free-kick against Town towards players tunnel in first half. Obv didn't see it, linesman was there and gave nothing but Short n Fat still gave free kick to Uddersfield.
Holt is obnoxious but while referees are so naïve to his histrionics, he'll continue to do it.
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Cardiff City v Ipswich Town Your Report added by westernblue at 12:37:29
I thought we had an excellent first half, very composed on the ball and outplaying Cardiff at times. After the break the opposition seemed more canny, and gave Tyrone Mings and Jon Parr a very uncomfortable time, sometimes with good football pressure, but at other times through simple gamesmanship. Though Johnny Williams' movement was sublime at times the midfield seemed to be a bit overrun throughout the second half, and as a result there was little useful quick ball to feet for Sammon, McGoldrick and Murphy to work with. Final point - some of our deadball work, especially free kicks within range, was woeful. PS: The Cardiff City 'experience' is far less intimidating than it used to be, and the stewards were actually friendly. But for some reason they severely underestimated the away crowd - they expected 'up to 300' but I reckon there must have been around 500, so only the one bar at half time was a bit of a blow (for those of us deluded enough to be looking forward to seeing the whole of the second half!).
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Ipswich Town v Blackburn Rovers Your Report added by rachelsdad at 09:18:29
feels like a defeat not a draw,2pts thrown away against ten men because once again we sit back and get negative and sloppy in the last few minutes. until then we were playing well we could and should have put the game beyond Blackburn. thought that Bru had a good game, Salmon was a nuisance but is poor in the air and never gets a shot on target, we missed Murphy but on the bright side unbeaten run continues.
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Ipswich Town v Blackburn Rovers Your Report added by harlingblue at 19:01:30
Today poor substitutions cost us. The best form of defence is attack, we must learn to defend in the opposition half especially when they only have 10 men and are playing so poorly.
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Ipswich Town v Blackburn Rovers Your Report added by backintheday at 13:07:58
Gerken - Made a good save but still needs to command his box and shout at his defence but wasn't really troubled

Parr - Parr look good and looked his usual solid self and got up the pitch however he pulled up holding his right knee but played on and a couple of times when he could have hit it with his right he pulled it back onto his left cause of the injury.

Smith - Smith had a good game but we missed Chambers cause the right footed and left footed centre back idea was working well.

Berra- I've been really impressed with Berra since he first came through the doors he shows why he can be a premiership defender and it's just his pace that lets him down however he makes up for this by being able to read the game quicker than a lot of strikers.

Mings - Ty has come on leaps and bounds he is improving with every game he plays and he is going to be a key factor for us this season. He's big, strong, physical, quick and can time tackles to perfection and I think we will find it hard to keep hold of him.

Skuse - I didn't think Skuse had his worst game ever but I still don't think he is good enough for this level and for our team.

Sammon - Sammon got better as the game grew on but he is still no where near as good as Murph. However we missed Murph big time our hold up play wasn't good and some of Sammons touch where abysmal.
Hunt - Now the decision to play Hunt without him having any game time this season only for the U21's shocked a lot of fans and I wasn't over impressed his corners were good but he tried to run with the ball and got tackled a lot.

Bru - Bru had a very good game today I thought he was (M.O.T.M) for me personally and I really couldn't understand why Mick took him off it was a stupid piece of management.

Williams - Everyone's happy to see Joniesta back and him and McGoldrick are going to be brilliant in the team together as they proved but don't forget there is Murph to come back into the side as well however the one moment of Jonny's that really stood out was when he sprinted back towards the Bobby Robson stand and made that slide tackle which could have potentially been a game changer.

McGoldrick - Didz is no where near where he was 12 months ago but he's slowly getting back the confidence that he had last season and getting properly match fit again. However I never thought id say this about Didz but he missed Murph big time Sammon will never be the same player Murph is and Didz can see that and that where he misses Murphs hold up play.
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Ipswich Town v Blackburn Rovers Your Report added by backintheday at 12:59:10
Gerken - Made a good save but still needs to command his box and shout at his defence but wasn't really troubled

Parr - Parr look good and looked his usual solid self and got up the pitch however he pulled up holding his right knee but played on and a couple of times when he could have hit it with his right he pulled it back onto his left cause of the injury.

Smith - Smith had a good game but we missed Chambers cause the right footed and left footed centre back idea was working well.

Berra- I've been really impressed with Berra since he first came through the doors he shows why he can be a premiership defender and it's just his pace that lets him down however he makes up for this by being able to read the game quicker than a lot of strikers.

Mings - Ty has come on leaps and bounds he is improving with every game he plays and he is going to be a key factor for us this season. He's big, strong, physical, quick and can time tackles to perfection and I think we will find it hard to keep hold of him.

Skuse - I didn't think Skuse had his worst game ever but I still don't think he is good enough for this level and for our team.

Sammon - Sammon got better as the game grew on but he is still no where near as good as Murph. However we missed Murph big time our hold up play wasn't good and some of Sammons touch where abysmal.
Hunt - Now the decision to play Hunt without him having any game time this season only for the U21's shocked a lot of fans and I wasn't over impressed his corners were good but he tried to run with the ball and got tackled a lot.

Williams - Everyone's happy to see Joniesta back and him and McGoldrick are going to be brilliant in the team together as they proved but don't forget there is Murph to come back into the side as well however the one moment of Jonny's that really stood out was when he sprinted back towards the Bobby Robson stand and made that slide tackle which could have potentially been a game changer.

McGoldrick - Didz is no where near where he was 12 months ago but he's slowly getting back the confidence that he had last season and getting properly match fit again. However I never thought id say this about Didz but he missed Murph big time Sammon will never be the same player Murph is and Didz can see that and that where he misses Murphs hold up play.
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Ipswich Town v Blackburn Rovers Your Report added by dalianwasexciting at 12:52:19
Heading North after spending the night in Ipswich so have had a few hours to digest the second injury time disappointment in a row. I was not sure whether a match report of forum post fitted best, but here goes. Frustration was the key word, as it was at Forest as the seeming MM desire to spend the last 10 to 15 minutes defending came to the fore again. Set against what Mick has achieved here, there is the seeming desire to stick with the same old players, we had huffed and puffed in the first half with Sammon in particular a fish out of water.....and precious little creativity, howeve the second half was a different matter with us going for it and Sammon upping his match rating from a 3 to around 7 with some desire and not a small turn of speed. McGoldricl still does not look fit, but is still capable of inspiring all around him , perhaps if fully fit he may have buried the shot which crashed back off the post. What concerns me, and frustrates however is the substitutions - we were heading for 3 points at Forest when the formation was changed and we went negative only to concede, and yesterday against 10 men we just lost impetus when Williams and then Bru (my man of the match along with Parr) was removed. Whilst not bemoaning subs, I do bemoan why Tabb and Anderson were brought on ahead of the exciting and attacking Henshall or even Ambrose..., and why does MM show blind loyalty to Hunt who has never really done much for us. This game was there for the taking, not just 3 points but we should have been going for goal difference boosting too. As I see it Henshall would have caused havoc wide. It safe old Mick once more costing us points. It is interesting he refers to us getting a point at Birmingham, but I was there and that came about because we went for ATTACKING subs on that night.
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Ipswich Town v Blackburn Rovers Your Report added by carsey at 09:10:49
Overall Ipswich Town deserved to take all 3 points from this game. Aside from a couple of half chances they were completely in control and could have buried Blackburn. Whilst McGoldrick scored a great free kick I am more concerned with the 1on 1 he didn't score. From the moment he was through he didn't look like he believed he would score and from your so called top striker is worrying.
The other area of real concern is MMs constant need to make substitutions that don't need to be made which ultimately interfere with how the team are playing. Williams was on fire and so long as Town didn't try to sit back this game was won.
Another 2 points surrendered.
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Ipswich Town v Blackburn Rovers Your Report added by Kesblue66 at 21:14:21
another 2 points lost in added time.paid the penalty for being negative last 15 mins.unless they were injured it was a big mistake to take off williams and bru,we then lost momentem and that cost us.thought hunt stayed on pitch far to long.
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Ipswich Town v Blackburn Rovers Your Report added by josephgarrett at 21:11:46
MY REP
The first 15-20 minutes were :-! but soooooon got :-----( boot then in the second they got a pupil sent of the pitch and then come of so then we scored then they soced so it was a drraaw so yes tharts its from meeeee toooodayyyyyyyyy byyyee
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Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Town Your Report added by blue at 11:23:54
Sat 18 Oct 3:00pm Blackburn Rovers H
Tue 21 Oct 7:45pm Cardiff City A
Sat 25 Oct 3:00pm Huddersfield Town H

Sat 1 Nov 3:00pm Blackpool A
Tue 4 Nov 7:45pm Wolverhampton Wanderers H
Sat 8 Nov 3:00pm Watford H

We can win all f these on current form .
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Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Town Your Report added by blue at 11:21:06
http://www.twtd.co.uk/league-tables/competition:championship/form/matches:6/type

Hope we can keep this up looking good in my eyes at present.
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Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Town Your Report added by Pessimistic at 13:38:54
I think Town deserved at least a point from this game and probably a draw was a fair result given the fact the Forest should have had a penalty when Mings was all over one of their forwards.
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Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Town Your Report added by Moscow_Blue at 21:50:25
Mullet - I've said it before, you could write for a living. Give up the teaching unless the kids are really learning.
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Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Town Your Report added by itfc_f95 at 20:44:49
I love Murphy. Murphy is great.
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Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Town Your Report added by Mullet at 20:03:41
A Sunday back to Rushcliffe and Ipswich stood on the precipice of long unforgotten greatness. The excitement and optimism amidst the blues was almost Royle. Town came to a usual theatre of disappointment still in a rich vein of form, even if the colour had drained a little in our last outing. Unbeaten in five, it'd take the joy of six in both goals and games to see us up in dreamland and top of the league (it's been a long climb out of the gutter). Suffolk's finest made like Norfolk's sisters in that coming for the budgies today, we'd have to rustle through the tricky trees first. The winds of change may have been blowing long term now, but the side was largely the same of late.

A familiar back five only Williams for Bishop meant Town were asking “Y” of Forest with McGoldrick the other prong of a midfield quadrilateral that had Skuse tucked behind Hyam. Sammon and Murphy came inside as forwards that went from wing to wing as play allowed. The hosts were a more traditional in shape with pace out wide and Lansbury sitting behind the strikeforce that included Fryatt, Burke, Antonio and Assombolonga across the line.

Town started well enough, but it was a throw back to the last game where on four minutes the home side threatened far too easily with a long ball forward. A move that saw the ball make it to the far side and crash off the post raised pulses. Luckily the lino also raised his flag to ensure once again Town would not be behind even had they conceded.

Bright sunshine and bright football saw Town start the better of the two sides. Neat football and passing that was complimented by movement once again today, saw the massive away contingent on their feet, despite the stewards' reservations it was our time and turn to party. The support and atmosphere throughout was as good as it has ever been before during and after the game.

Murphy had the best early chance, blazing over after cutting in from the right. The drop of the ball didn't match that of his shoulder as he left his marker trembling but was put off by the spread of the keeper.

The walk to the ground had been abuzz with talk of a young sensation plucked from lower league obscurity and taking the division by storm. Despite the pace and embarrassment of riches from the home side they were suitably subdued by Town's defensive nous time after time. Mings wrestled away the MOTM award with his first half display alone. Time and again any freedom Forest's forwards found was oppressed by his last ditch tackling and ability to dig deep into athletic reserves that just keep getting better. Numerous time it was his leg which swung round red adversaries like a crane in a storm. With such force, it was wrecking ball and bounce for attackers every time of asking. So good, he was he at either end today, he was given Johnny Wark's chant, it rang out here, there and every fooking where. Take a bow son you've almost made it.

Town would make their superiority count soon enough. It was something far less complex than Forest could muster. Sweet ball onto the right, Murphy's first touch exquisite. As if keeping up with McGoldrick who did similar at Wednesday last Tuesday, the big man slinked and shimmied a slalom run and finish into the far corner of the net. Nobody puts Ipswich in the corner, but our fans who were down there in numbers gave not a toss; as it's no exaggeration to say that arms and plaudits were thrown about to the power of 2000 or so.

With the half barely twenty minutes old Town were leading, soon enough both us and Forest would make subs due to injury. The one time Town target Wilson made way and Hyam would follow suit minutes later for Tabb. Like a knock off Barcelona Town packed the middle with little dynamos despite it being our kids who were making the headlines for tiki-taka goals this week.

Ipswich continued to push but the first half was yielding nothing else for either side as Gerken did little but collect bravely, and home corners swung forebodingly past everybody time and again. The breaking football which both sides showed in this almost unbelievable top of the table clash, would mark the rhythm of a game punctuated by stoppages of play and pulses as neither side looked to apply a telling shot.

Williams had had the best chance to double our lead. He was gifted a golden opportunity through the centre when he broke onto a loose ball unmarked and unable to atone for a leaden touch. Town's footballing alchemist was denied with a chopping boot away and could do little with the second attempt as Notts now rallied to clear their lines.

Starting as they meant to go on, the Ipswich attack was let loose from the first move of the second half. An ambitious touch goalwards from Murph proved to be a simple catch for the keeper but alluded to the dominance we'd enjoyed before the break. It would take about an hour for Town to really lose their focus. For the second game running, history repeated itself. Forest put yet another corner past everyone, or so we thought. Amidst the crowded six yard box Tesche seemed to get the killer touch which wound past and wounded Town, levelling the game. A serpent was loose amongst the garden of Ipswich and it had struck Town with deadly accuracy.

Despite the set back we continued to push. The substitute Tabb joined Mings and Sammon in attacks and praiseworthy performances, positively pouncing on everything he could. Whereas Skuse's imperious first half passing was now reducing in percentage points of stattos across the ground. It proved to be our running particularly down the left, which was making a smash towards Forest's goal as we looked to grab all three points with a swashbuckling ram-raid style.

McGoldrick might well be a Nottingham folk-devil, but despite unfair accusations of hoofball, he almost set the turf ablaze with a lovely turn and touch into space on the right-hand corner of the box. Cutting in from the left his shot let him down as he looked to beat the keeper with style when substance was that counted. The reds could hardly believe it, neither could we for very different and opposing reasons.

It was symptomatic of one of the most unbelievable complaints our fans could now make. Often Town looked to pass the ball and pass the ball, in neat and near moves when the path to the backpost was paved with onrushing blues. It was frustrating to see us taking more touches than a hairy Cornflake when we should have been putting it about like a slutty Sugar Puff. Justice would soon prevail.

MOTM and the man with the Micky Stockwell vibe combined down Town's left. Tabb tucked in as he's often done with such aplomb and chipped. Murphy rose on 12 and found such power it seemed god given. Neck and net strained in sequence, voices and spontaneous gestures of affection gave out across the Suffolk fans, the finish divine. Kerroist buh, back in the lead and back in dreamland.

Things would soon change for Town. Bishop replaced the still unfit #50 and while not yet in his class, he showed himself again to be capable more often than not. One disappointing pass was cancelled out with a slicing switch of play from the teenager time and again. It summed up Town's performance in many ways.

With the game finely balanced and the East Midlanders' hubris hanging in the balance it was down to Town to take the game by the scruff of the neck. Unfortunately the fight of the first half drained Mick's men who slumped back into fits of fatigue all too often. Forest fans laughably blew away with the autumnal breeze long before the end as the attendance and game dropped into the final minutes.

This may been in no short part to a magnificent brace of saves from the ginger bearded Gerken. Antonio opted not to dive and made Gerks do it instead with a rasping shot down to the keeper's right hand side from inside the box. A let off for Town that would soon be trumped. Breaking through the whole of the middle yet again, Forest somehow managed to contrive a miss thanks to the sliding trunks of Gerken who denied them from all of three yards and sent the ball spinning over the bar as he barked at wooden defenders all around him. Spectacular and horrifying all at once.

Unlucky Smith found a rare chance not that late on to impress, as Mick looked to squeeze the life out of the game and the hosts with it. Unfortunately a move to play three at the back became five as the whole side copied the defence in going flat and prone to breaking in the wrong places. McGoldrick who'd tried so hard in vain to prove our fans right and his former patrons wrong, made way.

Stand-outs looked to come to a disappointing standstill the longer the second half ticked on. As the ref signalled five extra minutes, digits ticked, wrangled and wriggled down towards the final whistle. The nagging doubts swirled in Town stomachs as nauseating anxiety grew and the hosts heaved the ball forward one more time. Parr was in the right place to divert a telling cross out for a corner. While the dreams of glory and reality of three points now strained against our fingers, Gerken was understandably unable to get his anywhere near another high and lofted set piece to the back post. Once again defenders failed to get anything on it either, as dreams turned to deja vu. Antonio under pressure, managed to stay on his feet for the first time all game to apply the killer touch. The axe came down on Town along with curtain as a draw now beckoned.

Before the game Forest fans came across as the Dane Bowers of Championship football. Bloated, arrogant and long since famous in their derisive dismissal of us and our club – how times change. It's no laughing matter however, that it was Town who looked to be on another level for much of the game. The fact we're even talking about them at all today is a source of nagging malcontent and ire. Mick must be doing his nut to think that three corners in two games have cost us four points. The mistake might be easy to recognise, he has the international break to see it rectified if Town are to maintain their place in, let alone beyond the chasing pack.
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Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Town Your Report added by dalianwasexciting at 19:36:46
The day started well with some quality beer and lunch in the Stratford Haven, arrival at the ground saw a large and very blue following which made their presence known. The game can best be described as a roller coaster of emotions, with some good attractive football and lots of last ditch defending. I have to agree that before the game a point would have been excellent, however as the game went on the late equaliser was so deflating, not least as you could see it coming after MM decided caution was the way forward replacing a frustrated McGokdrick with anothe CB. There is little more frustrating to the football fan than seeing your side sit back and try and hold out. We were having success down our right and I wonder if a more attack minded manager may have thrown on Henshall rather than trying to hold on.

Positives, Murphy once again proved how passionate he is and took both goals well, Williams clearly loves it here and excelled despite Forest trying to kick ohm off the pitch, Mings and Berra truly excellent. Chambers led by example and even Gerken deserves praise for some excellent saves - I just wish he would catch a cross sometimes!

Disappointment, Connor Sammon - should have given way not McGoldrick
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Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Town Your Report added by runningout at 17:49:48
Don't want to moan :-)
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