Very slim chance of making it back to London at around quarter past 12 but more likely to be a lot later. National Rail is unhelpfully showing one direct Thameslink train at 23:10 but that seems to be an error.
We had best play a lot better than we did last season.
In many ways a perfect away result, once we were ahead Charlton didn't really look to have a way back into the match. Although we have, of course, seen enough of our defending in recent weeks to know we might still have let them.
Overall though our defending was better, far less of the hesitancy we saw in the calamitous efforts of September and, when the defence was breached, Gerkin demonstrated what he can do. We did the same against Wolves though right until we didn't, when Smith got caught by that long ball. It's still a little fragile but much better even if we'll have to face someone slightly better than Makienok next week.
Of greater importance though is the fluency and cover further forwards. The incoherence of a few months ago has been replaced by something that looks much more cohesive and effective. Sears still isn't in the best place but for him but his work-rate remains admirable, Skuse and Douglas show how useful experience is in this division and AMN, after a slow first half, was much more effective in the second.
Murphy and Pitman though, I don't think many defenders want to play against those two at the moment, especially with Sears running in from midfield. A nice combination of hard-work and guile made even better with Murphy leaving everyone wondering what all the fuss was about. As MM says in his post-match interview, it's probably not a coincidence that Murphy is playing so well with Pitman alongside (or a bit behind, or out wide somewhere) him.
Also, for all the bleating about a foul before our first goal, if I were a Charlton fan I would be more annoyed at failing to clear the ball on any of the six or seven phases of play following our abysmal sort-corner. Even after Henderson made a great save we won every ball comfortably.
We're still a way off the level of last November, not quite the same confidence and belief but that's getting there. We've beaten three fairly poor sides it is true but also were better than a decent Wolves team. We didn't manage to beat Bristol City or Huddersfield, didn't really look like beating either of them. If we can beat Boro and then take four points from the next two away games then just maybe we might be set up for the second half of the season.
I would have gone further than the last paragraph and wondered whether season tickets and priority waiting lists are a de facto ID card scheme anyway. Although of course, they wouldn't be necessary without the demand for the 'product'
I think Peterborough 'wins' out here, those 20 minutes of play around half-time when we went from being comfortably 1-0 up to 4-1 down and then down to nine men take some beating as the worst thing I've seen from an Ipswich side in my life.
This was part of a run of games I saw where we conceded 16 goals on four matches and one of those was high up as an answer to this question.
What is most bizarre about this spat is that it is between two countries intimately involved in Syria, for whom Daesh (also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS) is not the primary enemy.