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Woolfenden: It's Now Or Never
at 09:11:36

Problem is.....we deservedly beat Wycombe (top - home and away) and comprehensively dispatch Gills. But then we play against a Bolton team languishing beneath us....struggling for a win....and we get beat! Was so disappointed, felt like the end of our chance this season.

Something is missing. We just dont seem to have that desire and strength needed.
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Nsiala: I Can't Really Tell You How It Went at Town
at 17:40:33

Purely based on his ON field performances and contributions he made......Too many errors, poor passer of the ball, turned too easily and gave away a number of penalties. When building a team you need a strong spine and never felt he was it. Still, no hard feelings and wish Toto all the best.
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Bonne Delighted to End Goal Drought
at 21:42:59

Well done Bonne! Even when you had a dry spell your efforts have been greatly appreciated. Keep it going and heres hoping you n Norwood can propel us to promotion. COYB
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Norwood: The Way We Fought and Won Was Fantastic
at 15:02:10

Well done Nors. Just keep your head down and let your goals n assists do the talking. As fans we all want wins, points and promotion.....but it starts with effort and desire from the players.... and last night that was there for all to see. COYB
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Ipswich Town 1-0 Wycombe Wanderers - Match Report
at 21:54:47

Yes! Well done lads. Keep getting the players driving forward (wouldnt have minded seeing Wolfie or Edmundson driving into the box) and snuff out the silly errors passing around at the back. Good team effort and desire. COYB
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Bonne: I'm Not Frustrated, I've Been Through This Before and I'll Go Through it Again
at 19:11:59

Bonne has done really well leading the line, notching 11. Had a dip in form and missed a few chances but lets not forget there were several games where the team barely mustered a chance for him......Rotherham/Charlton being prime examples.....and he cant be expected to do it all by himself. Has a great attitude and really wants Town to do well. Hopefully combo of new manager/strike partner(Norwood) will recharge the batteries.
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Scally: It’s Not Looking Good For Boxing Day
at 13:27:23

We having a squad list of 42 players (inclusive of U23). I would imagine that most teams have a list of at least 30. I completely understand the need for health, safety and welfare at this time.....but do feel some clubs are using the Covid situation as an absolute excuse when they are unable to field a few of their better players through non related Covid injuries.

Clearly this game is going to be called off.
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Magilton: McKenna's One of the Top Coaches I Have Ever Worked With
at 15:11:52

Magic Magilton
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Beattie Statue Set to Be Unveiled
at 10:49:34

Too right Midastouch - brilliant player.....and to be picked out alongside El Phenomenon (the original and considerably better and more skillful Ronaldo) just shows what a compliment it was. Well deserved.

Lengendary status isnt just earned by the number of appearances you make. it isnt being an average player in a side that gradually slides down the leagues and fails to lay a glove on Norwich throughout your leadership.
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McGreal: No Doubt the Guys Will Be Galvanised
at 08:36:35

Agree with Linkboy13 - Need to win the battle first with players prepared to put in the hard work and desire.... which then enables the flair players to get on the ball and create. We have too many lightweight on the pitch and we simply dont compete. As a consequence our shape and confidence get shot to pieces. The Charlton, Wigan(first half) and Barrow(first half) games are prime examples. Its about the contributions made by the individuals to the team......but also about the manager recognizing those facts and selecting the appropriate players.
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McGreal Looking Forward to Working With U23s After Testing But Enjoyable Spell
at 15:22:51

Mcgreal was 50/50 for me. He recognized any issues the team might face and the dangers the opposition could pose prior to the game but didnt set his team up accordingly. When we did start struggling he was able to change things effectively....but left it too late. Cook also tended to change things too late and Lambert just kept banging his stubborn head against the same door.
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Walton: I Don't Really Know the Situation
at 14:55:15

Be shame as generally played well.

On a side note....who is Kieran Mckenna?
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McGreal: Really, Really Poor First Half, the Inconsistency is the Crux of It
at 23:37:22

Yep, 7/8 of the players didnt even try. But JM......in a game where you acknowledged a difficult pitch and needing to win the battle.....you start with a narrow midfield(absolutely no width) including -

Carroll: lightweight - only passed sideways and backwards, often put our own defence under pressure
Fraser: ineffective - out of position, done nothing all season
Aluko: wide flair player on a difficult surface whos not renowned for tackling, made to play narrow!?!

Soon as I saw that starting line up I knew we would lose.
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Barrow 2-0 Ipswich Town - Match Report
at 22:01:54

Both players and JM have to hold their hands up on this.

Two up front first half but never turned their defence or found feet.

Mcgreal recognizes the pitch is bad and we need to win the battle....then plays a midfield of Aluko(luxury wide player) playing narrow - hardly received the ball. Carroll(lightweight) - only passed backwards and sideways, putting our back four under unnecessary pressure. Fraser (ineffective) - has done nothing all season. On top of this Toto gave the ball away EVERY single time. So, without feeding the forwards.....we were essentially playing with 5 men. What a surprise we got well and truly stuffed first half.

Second half Once we began to turn their defence and Morsey came on to get a grip of midfield....we were at least in the game.....and Ok, Mcgreal made the required changes.....but it was TOO LATE!

Carroll not good enough. Toto tries but is an accident waiting to happen and surrenders the ball far too often. Jackson is an athlete but not a footballer.

Regardless of formation you have to win the battle first. Stay solid and impose yourselves Mcgreals narrow tactics with lightweight fair players was completely the wrong thing and a home win was easy money an hour before kick off. But the desire from 7/8 of the players was beyond a joke.
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Barrow 2-0 Ipswich Town - Half-Time
at 20:41:07

Doesnt matter what formation we played. Tactically inept decisions from the start combined with poor performances. Two up front yet we dont turn the oppostion or feed them to feet. Play incredibly narrow and have no wide outlet. Need to win the battle first but start with Aluko (luxury wide player not playing wide or receiving ball) and Carroll (lightweight). Carroll only passing sideways and backwards often putting our back line under pressure. Toto giving the ball away every single time.

Absolute shambles..........feel so sorry for away fans
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Eight Changes For Blues at Barrow
at 20:37:03

Doesnt matter what formation we played. Tactically inept decisions from the start combined with poor performances. Two up front yet we dont turn the oppostion or feed them to feet. Play incredibly narrow and have no wide outlet. Need to win the battle first but start with Aluko (luxury wide player not playing wide or receiving ball) and Carroll (lightweight). Carroll only passing sideways and backwards often putting our back line under pressure. Toto giving the ball away every single time.

Equals humiliation on tv
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McGreal: Sometimes Patience is the Key
at 09:25:03

Ok, JM says it a little like a chess game.....sometimes you cant bomb on.....sometimes you have to be patient and play into the game. But when they are in your own half of the pitch....close them down, stay with your runner, communicate, work together.....all about doing the basics and having the right attitude. Something the team clearly didnt have against Arsenal U21 or Charlton or Barrow (until Humphreys came on) or Wigan (until Norwood came on).
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McGreal: You Can Now See the Guys’ Shackles Breaking Off
at 23:01:33

Thanks Bazza - not sure why you get marked down for giving a synopsis from someone who actually attended the game. Especially since Mathie pointed out some similar defects on the radio.

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Wigan Athletic 1-1 Ipswich Town - Match Report
at 18:25:48

Cheers blueboy1981 - just had a look at that lads stats on wiki.......late to professional football but quite the goal scoring record.
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Wigan Athletic 1-1 Ipswich Town - Match Report
at 17:24:50

Well done second half lads and really pleased that Norwood came on and did the business(now keep your head when youre off the pitch). We need that drive, that hustle and bustle from the players and confidence was clearly ebbing away until one steps up...then they all start to respond. Now lets put in a performance on the tv

Fantastic away support.....can only take my hat off too them. Shame the ref was the complete opposite (needs to retake his referee courses for me....shocking)
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