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Crystal Palace 5 v 0 Ipswich Town
Barclays Premier League
Tuesday, 6th November 2012 Kick-off 20:00
northdevonblue added 21:26 - Nov 6
glad to see nothing has really changed
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Kentish_Tractor added 22:24 - Nov 6
New manager. Same old Ipswich. I'm off to cry myself to sleep.
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8ashblue added 11:03 - Nov 7
This is all Jewell's chickens coming home to roost! His failure to get to grips with the defence and to get a balanced squad is now so apparent. MMc has a hard job until the window opens again but even then it's looking like a delegation battle all the way to end of season.
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h32 added 17:50 - Nov 7
Seems as if the 'loans' were committed to one good performance at the weekend - we couldn't expect another obviously.
Shows the magnitude of problems at the Club - it needs rebuilding from ground level. The only solution for any Manager I'm afraid - midnight oil will have to be burned Mick McCarthy, otherwise you will have the same old problems as your predecessor.
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runaround added 21:18 - Nov 7
A chastening result that feels no better 24 hours later. In the first half it was an even match, we had more of the play whilst creating nothing and Palace looked a lot more threatening. In typical ITFC we gifted them a goal due to a howler from Chambers but by half-time were still in the game.
Second half though was a different story, pretty much every Town player was poor and Palace had everything we didn't have, pace, power, confidence and organisation. 3 penalties in just over 10 mins is unheard of, from my view each seemed a little a soft and not many referees would have given all 3 in 1 match, however you could see why each was given. The timing of these took the stuffing right out of the players and we soon conceded a fourth due to more poor defending.
The fifth was quite clearly offside but the manner of it showed the void between the 2 sides which was worrying to say the least.
McCarthy's hands are somewhat tied until Jan and its a tough job to instil some belief, confidence and organisation into our current ragbag of loanees, journeymen and freebies. ME must back him then in the window, I just hope we aren't too far adrift by then.
A win Saturday is vital, if we dont, I really think we could be going down
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