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Change of Formation required
at 07:54 8 Dec 2021

We are currently getting outnumbered in the central areas in nearly every game, with the top teams now playing a version of 3-5-2 or 5-3-2 depending on the wing backs capabilities.

When playing 4231, we have spare players wide (usually the full backs) who are not contributing enough to make the system work - the opposition however have two spare men centrally.

The two full backs are not doing enough offensively and also not necessarily helping enough defensively either.

I do think we have the players to go 352, and believe it would make us tougher to score against, as well as giving more support to the lone figure of Bonne.

Defensive three from Donacien, Edmundson, Burgess, Nsiala & Woolfenden
Wing backs from Burns, Coulson, Vincent-Young & Penney
Midfield three from Morsey, Carroll, Evans, Harper, El Mizouni & Celina
Front Two from Bonne, Chaplin & Pigott (possibly Jackson / Norwood)

My favoured 11 would be

Donacien, Edmundson, Burgess
Burns, Carroll. Morsey, Coulson
Chaplin & Bonne

But Vincent-Young or Penney could replace Coulson whilst injured

Also in tougher games like Wigan away potential to drop Celina for a Fraser / Harper or El Miz.

The only players not fitting the system would be Aluko & Edwards - but could work in a 343 and using a bit of width as a change option of the bench.
Woolfenden not in 18
at 16:08 12 Sep 2021

I thought we had to have a home grown player in the 18, or only name 6 subs?

Does Bonne count as a home grown player? or have I read the rules wrong?
First Goal - So Important
at 14:23 28 Feb 2021

You hear a lot of commentators state that the first goal of a game is so important, and our results bear this out.

I did a quick bit of analysis on what our League results have been depending on whether we score the first goal or not.

We have scored the first goal in 15 of our League games this season so far, and have won 12, drawn 1 & lost 2 (The two defeats away to Doncaster & Peterborough). 80% win rate by scoring the first goal.

We have let in first in 11 league games, we have lost 8, drawn 1 and only won 2 (Plymouth Away & Shrewsbury Home) 18% win rate when we let in first. 72% lose rate when conceding the first goal.

Three games have ended 0-0.
Ipswich Physio - Asks for Circuit Breaker
at 14:09 22 Dec 2020

On BBC sports page - Lambert, O'Neil & 5 players tested positive - retesting for all players on Wednesday.

Link below (not sure if I have done correctly)

Ipswich v Melbourne (Jim Magilton) game
at 11:36 28 Mar 2020

The Ipswich v Melbourne game earlier this week labelled the Jim Magilton game as he had been manager of both clubs, got me thinking as to whether as a collective we could name a game after an ex player /manager for every club?

Obviously we have Bobby Robson for Ipswich v Newcastle

Would you say Mick Mccarthy for Wolves V Ipswich (better than Venus?)

Let's see if we can get one for every league club.
Formation / Tactics - wrong again
at 22:00 11 Feb 2020

Why play two defenders as wing-backs, when you know it is a game you need to win. I can understand the formation if we have Garbutt, KVY or Edwards available, but not with Earl, Donacien or Kenlock as the two.

This game cried out for 4 at the back, and why we didnt swap to that I dont know.

Also, If you are going to play three at the back you don't need Skuse as well.

We started the game hoping for Norwood or Jackson to score.

If I can see this, why can't Lambert and the coaching team.

Team Red Lines today
at 13:39 1 Jan 2020

Are there any definite formation or personnel that you would like to see today?

The one for me is 3 Central Midfielders that include Downes.

Not worried if 433, 4231 or 532 - ideally want to get a settled formation going forward.
Wycombe Forward Kashket charged by FA
at 11:19 24 Dec 2019

Just seen that Kashket has been charged by FA for breaking betting rules - does that mean a ban or is it normally a fine?
Only 1 change from FA cup line up
at 14:55 7 Dec 2019

Edwards for Rowe - only change from last Sunday.
532 today
at 14:05 23 Feb 2019

Bree, Pennington, Chambers, Knudsen, Kenlock
Chalobah,Nolan, Judge
Keane. Quaner
A few thoughts
at 15:19 10 Feb 2019

Liked the diamond - gives us a chance of playing two up front and more likely to create a goal/chance.

I would have liked Jackson to replace Sears as opposed to Harrison - nothing against how Harrison played, but Jackson is more of a goalscorer and we haven't seen enough of him in a partnership up front. (I don't think he can play as a 1 up front). Also a more like for like replacement for Sears.

Why was Quaner not on the bench -again would have been a good option.

The early goal killed us, poor header from Skuse, should have been out of the area or off for a corner.

Pukki was the difference today, somebody who took the chances available - unfortunately, we have nobody in that catergory.

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