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Town Seventh After Boxing Day Fixtures
Saturday, 26th Dec 2020 17:24

Town have dropped one place to seventh in League One following today’s fixtures.

The Blues were due to host Northampton at Portman Road, however, the game was called off earlier in the week due to Town’s positive Covid-19 tests. The match has been rescheduled for Tuesday 16th February.

Charlton Athletic drew 2-2 at home to Plymouth Argyle to move ahead of the Blues on goal difference and into the final play-off place.

Lincoln thrashed Burton Albion 5-1 at Sincil Bank - having won 4-0 away at Northampton last weekend - to go top of the table ahead of Portsmouth, whose home game against Swindon was postponed, also due to positive Covid tests.

Hull City’s match at Sunderland, Doncaster’s home fixture with Accrington Stanley and Peterborough’s trip to Gillingham were similarly called off, as was the Blackpool-Rochdale game.

Town’s Tuesday match at AFC Wimbledon is also off as are the Peterborough-Charlton, Bristol Rovers-Portsmouth and Hull-Lincoln games.

The Blues are next due to be in action on Saturday 2nd January when they’re due to travel to Fleetwood, however, that fixture is also in doubt.

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Saxonblue74 added 17:36 - Dec 26
Table looks ok under the circumstances. I can see a break in the season coming, maybe for a month or so? Far too much covid creeping in to carry on regardless.

RobsonWark added 17:39 - Dec 26
I seem to remember when we were top of the league in January last season that PL said it was the worst position to be in the league because every team wants to beat the team at the top of the table.

Well we are 7th on Boxing day Paul so you must be well chuffed with that! All the Town players must be well motivated now to go on and beat all the teams above us now. I'm expecting a league division 1 championship trophy for season 2020/21 :)

OwainG1992 added 17:49 - Dec 26
Not too bad.
Nothing negative should be felt at this.

whosroundisitanyway added 18:05 - Dec 26
Goal diff tells a lot about the teams above though?
And one or two below.

Mark added 18:31 - Dec 26
Not even in the play-off places. It's incredible.

Gforce added 18:58 - Dec 26
Lincoln have scored 9 goals in the last 2 games, our powder puff strikers will be lucky to score that between them in the entire season

VanDusen added 19:25 - Dec 26
Anyone else notice Shrewsbury made it five without defeat away from home now since their visit to us?Despite the doom and gloom from all in November that win was not a bad result, especially as they'd only lost one away before coming to Portman Road anyway...

bobble added 19:40 - Dec 26
we need more goals...

jas0999 added 21:02 - Dec 26
Table working itself out now. Just outside the play offs is about right under this owner and manager.

Westy added 21:16 - Dec 26
Lincoln puling away but some teams around us have played games in hand and not taken full advantage. Could still drop further but generally other results over the last few days have been favourable to us.

Saxonblue74 added 21:21 - Dec 26
Westy, how are Lincoln pulling away? 7 teams within 3 points or less if they win games in hand, with Accrington potentially overtaking them?

BcarefulwhatUWish4 added 22:56 - Dec 26
7th in the table is actually pretty good and most teams now have played about the same amount of games or even more. Was looking at the PPG points and we are 9th in that table.

BcarefulwhatUWish4 added 23:01 - Dec 26
Correction. 8th.

BcarefulwhatUWish4 added 23:02 - Dec 26
No 9th. Wish they would put the placings on the PPG table.

KiwiBlue2 added 02:42 - Dec 27
Still handily placed just 3 points off second, although the goal difference needs to improve as that figure is likely to be important in the final wash-up.
Hopefully several of our better players are over their injuries and can quickly get up to full speed in the coming weeks. We are still well in the mix.

ChrisFelix added 08:59 - Dec 27
Goal difference destroyed by the 3 recent home games. Was it 7 conceded & NONE scored !

grumpyoldman added 09:30 - Dec 27
A lot of people will agree that we are not playing well, to be seventh with the disruption caused by injuries is not bad. Despite my username I am not grumpy at moment, yes we should be doing better, yes the manager has not been great, but there is a long way to go over half the games still to be played. I have in the past seen us struggle then go on a good run surging up the table, so do not get too downhearted. Yes some will predict gloom and doom and if things go wrong will say I told you so as though they are the oracle, if they were that good at predicting things they would win the lottery every week. Nobody knows what will happen in the New Year, so enjoy time spent away from football and realise there are more important things in life.

WhoisJimmyJuan added 09:35 - Dec 27
It could indeed be worse looking at the table. What does concern me is the effect this unintended break will have on fitness levels if it carries on into the new year. Lambo blamed the injury list on the lockdown earlier this season.

MonkeyAlan added 09:46 - Dec 27
Our strike force is powder puff. It's already costing us if you look at the goal difference in the table. We need more steal in the team too. We are weak as water.

dirtydingusmagee added 10:48 - Dec 27
we need to be top two or at least have much better gd in case plug is pulled on season like last one. OK they say it will be completed but things a have habit of changing. I still think it will end in chaos, with so many games needing to be rearranged .

Linkboy13 added 10:48 - Dec 27
No promotion unless we can sign two midfield work horses who can win the ball when we haven't got it. Even with everybody fit we are still short in that position. This time next season we will still be saying when everybody's fit what a great side we will have. We need to get rid of the crocks and sign players who can play for ninety minutes, that's the only way we will get out of this league.

Nobbysnuts added 11:00 - Dec 27
After the next few games our true league position will be revealed....around 12th and thats what this p#ss poor gutter football deserves....

ringwoodblue added 11:06 - Dec 27
Monkey - I doubt those unfortunate enough to be flooded out of their homes atm would agree that water is weak!

heathen66 added 11:10 - Dec 27
It is not our powder puff strike force that is the issue as given any sort of service then Jackson and Norwood will score goals, Harry Kane would struggle to score with that service
Watch other teams in any league, they have players in the box and balls delivered in.
We on the other hand seem to want to have 20 passes before hoofing the ball into the box from deep to one striker 90% of the time.
Have really missed Edwards and that shows in the stats.
Linkboy13 you are right we do need a box to box CM (was hopeful it was going to be Huws) but more forward thinking in our whole approach.
As mentioned by previous posters we need to be very aware of the PPG and where we need to ne just in case...a bit like the Duckworth Lewis in Cricket

Northstandveteran added 12:33 - Dec 27
Apologies for having to burst everyone's bubble.

Not blaming and individuals but sit back, take a moment, and say to yourself,

"Ipswich town are 7th in the third tier of English football"

In 40 years of being a town fan, it's something I never dreamt would be possible.


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