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Jewell Delighted With Performance
Tuesday, 14th Aug 2012 22:27

Blues boss Paul Jewell was delighted with his side’s performance as they progressed to round two of the Capital One Cup via a comfortable 3-1 victory over Bristol Rovers.

Jewell said: “It’s a strange feeling having a cup tie on a Tuesday before the Championship starts on Saturday but it’s a meaningful game and it was very important at the start of the season.

“Bristol Rovers, to give them credit, they came here and made it difficult for us. We had lots of the ball but I felt we didn’t do enough with it quickly enough in the first half, I thought we passed it but we didn’t really go anywhere.

“We dominated the whole match, if we’re being honest, but for all the possession we had we only had one goal to show for it at half-time. Second half, we created some great opportunities and we could have won by more.”

He was pleased with the way his team reacted to going behind: “It was an excellent goal, I think it was the second shot they’d had but we showed character.

“We’ve got a good spirit about us. We’ve got some good players, you can see that they’re enjoying passing the ball and playing the game at the tempo we want to play it at.

“But it’s easy for heads to go down after going a goal down after dominating possession, but we didn’t, we scored at a good time for us and in the second half we really took the game to them.”

Bristol Rovers manager Mar McGhee added: “My players take an enormous amount of credit from the game, we defended resolutely but we ran out of a bit of energy. Ipswich were always were always the more likely team to score.”

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Safetyfirstmrwarke added 22:30 - Aug 14

ChrisMakin2012 added 22:32 - Aug 14
Jason Scotland deserves all the plaudits here

bluearmy4life added 22:34 - Aug 14
Just the start we needed well done Town!! I didn't go to the game tonight, but it sounded okay on radio Suffolk. It always takes a few games to get properly started so let's hope we are well placed after the first 3-4 games. Lets get the right players in the this week, beat Blackburn, then FINALLY beat Watford? Probably asking alot maybe a point at Watford.

Talbs77 added 22:43 - Aug 14
I thought Jason Scotland was excellent tonight, he showed real energy and quality.

I thought the first 30 mins we were ordinary, not passing the ball at the tempo we should but 2nd half we were excellent and battered Rovers.

Luombo looked neat in midfield but I think this game highlighted the need to get at least a couple more in, NOT on loan, especially up front which looks a bit threadbare as really only chopra/scotland up front.

azza01 added 22:45 - Aug 14
Bang on town just Wat the doc ordered naw do the same to Blackburn and Watford up the town on jewell we trust!!!

mikey95itfc added 22:46 - Aug 14
ipswich desvered the win tonight its a good start for the season

GTRKing added 22:48 - Aug 14
Was good game. Marting kept looking down few times but was good. Lungo & Hyam was good but bench need strengthing because it week & we need to hav strong bench so we can win a game ect. Man of the match Must be Scotland. He played excellent

Hermann_eats_puffin added 22:50 - Aug 14
Good result tonight lads!

After going out against lower league opposition last season it was good to get a win under the belts which should help the confidence of the players for Saturday. Also having gone a goal down it was good to see that we didn't panic but worked away and finished the game with a deserved victory.

Having taken a quick look on Twitter I don't see why so many NCFC fans are quite to quick to try attack us for the attendance. Home against Bristol Rovers in the 1st round of the league cup is hardly the most exciting fixture in the world and people forget that at the moment not everybody is awash with spare cash.

Having got home and taken a look at the BBC website our attendance doesn't look too bad compared to others tonight.

Birmingham vs Barnet 9,905 (Highest attendance)
ITFC vs Bristol Rovers 8,645 (2nd highest attendance)
Charlton vs Leyton Orient 5,914
Plymouth vs Portsmouth 5,318
Derby vs Scunthorpe 4,724
Bristol City vs Gillingham 4,339
Millwall vs Crawley 4,050
Peterborough vs Southend 3,225

manualthetisfanclub added 22:52 - Aug 14
De de de de Jason Scotland!!!!!

TimmyH added 22:52 - Aug 14
Well done lads! good comeback, nice to see all the players who played well in the 2012 part of last season all score.

fussysnake added 22:53 - Aug 14
Great result. Gutted when Chopra missed his penalty though, wont do his confidence any good D:

algarvefan added 22:53 - Aug 14
We're going up, we're going up...............

Lightningboy added 22:58 - Aug 14
Great win in what could've been a banana skin...let's hope this'll get the confidence going for the biggie at the weekend.


TractorBoy666 added 23:08 - Aug 14
Just got back from the game 30 mins ago. I thought we deserved the win by a mile. Scotland was excellent tonight as his aggression is great when we lose the ball, very strong too. Massimo looked great again and so did Hyam. Enjoyed the game but want more atmosphere for Saturday!!


bluearmy4life added 23:20 - Aug 14
@Hermann eats puffin NCFC Fans are biggest runts going, my hatred for them increases by the day!!

afrodids added 23:32 - Aug 14
Good result was more like a friendly they never had us in any trouble and scored from the only shot they had in the first half. not much else to say as PJ has said exactly what i was gonna say. scotland was awesome and another cracking goal,defence looked tight especially chambers, midfield passed well. Bit gutted for martin as he is wasted on the wing and didn't get enough of the ball his pass to jet for the 3rd was sublime. I've not seen JET play much but what I have seen, that boy makes it look easy. Good all round performance . looking forward to Blackburn on saturday COYB

buryblue77 added 23:44 - Aug 14
First of all I'm going to get the negatives out of the way, the attendance announced just after half time was around 8,000, so disappointing considering we were playing a team we had a real chance against and tickets were £14 on the gate, £12 if like me bought in advance.

The positives, the way we controlled the game, I didn't go to any pre season games so I hadn't seen any of the new boys, Loach didn't have much to do and I don't suppose he could have done much about their goal, Chambers looked solid and I feel confident having him at the back and Luongo, well where do I start, the guy looks a class above everyone else, never panics and his composure and technique and ability to pick a pass is second to none, maybe our new Peralta and his technical ability and vision reminds me of the way an on form Counago could play, thinking and performing ahead of anybody else with sheer technical ability, his age certainly doesn't show. Shame that we're only developing him for Spurs and not a loan with a view to a move. Scotland was excellent also.
We are still a bit light though, I'm not too sure about Hyam, I know a lot rate him but when I've seen him play there are basic errors in his game which was still there tonight.
Martin looked a bit leggy, a bit unwilling to run at players at time but did get into the game late on, although he hasn't had as much pre season as some.
I know it was only Bristol Rovers but they weren't exactly poor, I thought they played well at times and with a couple more decent additions we showed enough tonight to give me some hope for the season.
One last thing, it's a shame Marcus Stewart wasn't there, I'd have loved to have heard another 'There's only one Marcus Stewart' chorus!

arc added 00:02 - Aug 15
Good win. Much better than Derby's result: that's the kind of thing that can ruin a season in a hurry.

Garv added 00:09 - Aug 15
Smith has a brilliant leap on him. Wasn't there but just from seeing the picture on the match report you can see he's literally head and shoulders above everyone else. He's lethal from corners, shown that numerous times now. I'd almost pick him just for that reason.

Confidence building win tonight hopefully, and maybe the start of a cup run which is always a nice added bonus.

Sign Jason Scotland up for another 3 years. I'm not even joking!

kerryblue added 02:59 - Aug 15
Glad to get the win,hopefully we can build on it and the players that played well tonight should be in the team on sat,I saw Blackburn playing in Cork on Sunday and though they won 3-0 it was Corks second string that they played,they look to be a team with issues and the only dangers they posed was Dann attacking down the right and if given time with the ball Kazem-Richards is a big danger,I dont expect them to be in the shake up come the end of the season

choprawontcome added 07:21 - Aug 15
great show lads,shame it took a goal to wake us up against a poor team,JET,martin and cresswell particularly impressed, a shame about the pie situation in the sir bob stand at halftime though,what was going on there????, no surprise there were long queues in KFC afterwards!!! COYB!!!!

Cattee11 added 07:44 - Aug 15
"Football is nothing without fans"

JustSpivvyChops added 08:10 - Aug 15
Where's the picture in this story from Phil????????????????????


CornardBlue added 08:36 - Aug 15
Really enjoyed game thought we played some really good football at times, fitness level looks high. Chops and Scotland looks as though they have worked really hard this pre-season.
The only thing that worries me is our lack of height, Rovers won all the balls in the air when they had corners this will cost us against better teams.

buryblue77 added 09:27 - Aug 15
CornardBlue, my thoughts too, as I was watching last night I also thought we look a bit small, having said that it looks like Jewell is trying to get us to play a passing keep ball game (jst like Barca-LOL) and with Luongo (Xavi) a small bloke with sheer class in midfield we have the playmaker. But on a more serious note if a team decides to play longball over the top of our short midfielf we could be in trouble at times, it's good that Smith is good in the air as too is Chambers who is a little on the short side but his ability makes up for it.

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