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Cook: Once the Sunshine Starts It Doesn’t Stop and We’ve Got to Make That Happen
at 20:53:34

There were some very bright moments in the first half v Cambridge. A poor piece of defending allowed Cambridge right back into the game and then, having been tactically astute by bringing Aluko into the side for the game, Cook let himself down by failing to make the appropriate change with late pressure and high balls into the box.

Lets hope Cook learns the lessons. Get behind the team and that we come away from Fratton with 3 points. COYB!
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Cambridge United 2-2 Ipswich Town - Highlights
at 13:29:56

Really bad first goal to concede. Well on top a the time with only 5 minutes to the break.

Poor defending from Burgess and stems from his mistake.. Just needs to stay goal side and force the forward to stall or pass back. Sells himself and Donacien has no alternative but to come across and fill the vacant centre back space....as Edmundson has to close the forward down. Retreating midfield really should be looking out for the overlapping player

In several games we have conceded from long throws/corners.......surely Cook should have looked at the problems they were causing us in the second half and thought about bringing on a Toto to help negate the issue
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Cook: From a Winning Position We Found a Way to Give It Up
at 13:18:53

Apologies - Steve_ITFC_Sweden - meant to mark you up and accidently hit down. Totally agree with your comment
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Cambridge United 2-2 Ipswich Town - Match Report
at 17:12:02

Totally agree with Mick Mills. When you are under intense pressure you have to win the battle first and turn the tide. Making changes by putting on extra attacking players who are not going to track back, be physical or win balls in the air...... just invited Cambridge on and it was a matter of time. Hdlacky really needs some serious coaching on balls into the box. Some bright moments first half but such a shame to come away with only a point.
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Cook Keeping Cards Close to His Chest Ahead of Cambridge Trip
at 13:18:21

Fair enough Chorltonskylineblue - an exception to the rule. Which kind of helps when you have some of the best players in the world and a world class manager. Perhaps I should have added.....with the exception of Man City.......and city we are not Even then, they had a core unit of players that played regularly (barring injury).

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Cook Keeping Cards Close to His Chest Ahead of Cambridge Trip
at 12:02:29

Dont know a single team that continuously rotated several players in their starting 11......and were successful......although fully appreciate there have been injuries and Cook is trying to find the winning ingredient.

What I do want to see( and has been largely missing apart from versus Doncaster when moving Celina out wide) is Cooks tactically ability to change things if it isnt working.

Would like to start seeing signs that we can be dangerous and capable of winning away.
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Cook: We've Got Really Good Options
at 17:34:12

Bazza8564 - Clearly havent been watching all the games. In the last league game the commentary team and post match analysis were bemoaning the fact we spent the whole game banging it long to Bonne as he was the only player to aim for.....the midfield were sitting back and the full backs werent overlapping at all.....fairly certain thats a solid 4-5-1 and not the 2-4-4 you claim. Maybe not everyone on here is qualified to give their opinio.....in your eyes.....fairly sure Mathie and Mills are at least.

Pot and kettle.....youve come on here to have a moan about the moaners lol
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Cook: We've Got Really Good Options
at 14:51:55

Hopefully the performance will be significantly better than last Saturday. However, if we are struggling offensively.....then do something about it with enough time left on the clock. Use the 'good options' on the bench and go for the win.
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Cook: An Absolutely Shocking Performance
at 00:59:51

Listened to the radio. The commentary team were baffled as to why we kept pumping it up the pitch only for it to come straight back...... and that it was just a matter of time before we conceded. So why cant the manager see what Mathie is seeing and do something about it!? Ac Stanley are not a good team, they didnt have a shot on target the first half......but we have played into their hands.

Absolutely no chance we are getting promotion this season. Despite my dislike for one up front....I had hoped that after Tuesday we were turning a corner. But there is a real lack of consistency and I just cant see us picking up points on a regular basis. Is that what Cook was brought in for......to avoid relegation!?

Sigh...............
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Ipswich Town 6-0 Doncaster Rovers - Match Report
at 22:18:43

GET INNNNNNNNNNN!

Yes, Donny are the worst side ive seen visit PM in a long time....but we were superb. Havent enjoyed a game like that in years. Huge congratulations to the players n staff

Morsey made a massive difference. Strong, assured, composed. Gets into space, covers, good passer and gave Evans the opportunity to get forward...and boy did he take it.

Cook got his tactics spot on and deserves the plaudits. Well done lads....and another clean sheet. COYB
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Morsy Set For League Debut and Edwards Expected to Be Available as Blues Host Bottom Club Doncaster
at 14:14:43

No surprise that by playing full backs with a priority of defending rather than overlapping we are keeping it tighter at the back(took him 6 games to work this out). But the problem still persists with the 4-5-1 which doesnt plays to our strengths. Dont have much of an idea about Morsy but a great deal has been said. So play him in the centre with A N other, Edwards on one side with Burns on the other. Then Bonne and either Pigott or Norwood up front. The back four sit tight, covered by at least one centre mid, allowing 4/5 players to attack through the centre or down the wings. A set up that caters for crosses, to feet, flick on or over the top......at the moment all we have is over the top for Bonne
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Cook: Our Supporters Can See Signs We Are Growing
at 18:55:28

Didnt see the game and so Im always interested in the report from those that viewed the game. With the exception of their last game Sheff Wed didnt score or concede many....so perhaps a 1-1 was predictable. Glad cook has FINALLY shored up the defence but frustrating we didnt try to be more assertive with substitutions and surely Norwood should be on the bench for such an occasion.

Gelling, growing......whatever. Far from convinced but a win on Tuesday will be another step in the right direction
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Burgess: Our Attacking Players Can Score at Any Time
at 09:19:10

True ArnieM......but its also amazing how 'keeping it tight at the back' leads to a clean sheet and a greater chance to win the game.
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Cook: Delighted, Now Let's Make Sure We Follow It Up
at 19:43:07

Well done lads, well done Paul. Keep it tight at the back......clean sheet....win

COYB
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Lincoln City v Ipswich Town - Predictions
at 11:35:21

*playoffs
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Lincoln City v Ipswich Town - Predictions
at 11:34:40

Need to have a strong foundation on which to build attacks on.....and Cook still doesnt grasp that concept. Until he does I cant see us winning and agree with posts above that we will simply be outscored.....2-1

In regular season league fixtures(not including play......you cannot lose a game if you keep a clean sheet.....and it dramatically increases your chances of winning.......FACT!

Come on Cook......Come on you blues.....please make me eat my words and win 0-3 today
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Cook: Until We Can Become a Strong Team, You'll Not See Our True Colours
at 19:13:52

Give the fans evidence that you are learning from mistakes then! Namely....the amount of space the opposition have in the middle of the park/behind the full backs.....and most of all.....conceding 2+goals a game. Resolve these issues and it will give cause for optimism/positivity.....and maybe even 3 points. Its not enough for me to go on 'believe' or blind faith.....especially if we are 12 games in and still sitting in the bottom three!
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Cook on Calls For Him to Bring in Assistant
at 13:11:05

As much as the manager has to take full responsibility...the players are accountable for their lack of effort/performance. However, to state the formation isnt impacting on the team performance is simply wrong. Perhaps he should sit up in the stands for a game and see the amount of space the opposition is having. If the team is working effectively under the formation....then great......but its not. The average of over 2 goals conceded per game and a lack of a win is evidence of that.

The full backs are so high they are continuously caught out of position and its a huge source of opposition goals.....just watch the highlights. Ive not been particularly impressed with either Evans or Harper.....but they are being incredibly stretched and exposed by the formation. By playing Bonne up on his own there is only really one option....a ball over the top. Two up top occupies the oppos back 4, allows for over the top, flick on or to feet.

Im all for supporting the team and giving Cook the time to sort it out. But Its very clear their are issues and its down to the manager to resolve the issues. If he doesnt....then Im not going to suffer in silence. Or is it going to be like Lambert.......sitting in the bottom 3 for most of the season and applauding the players/manager for being relegated. Blind faith is one thing but give the fans something to actually believe in and get behind.....namely a clean sheet......and a win!
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Cook: We're a Soft Touch That Gives Goals Away
at 00:08:16

8 games into the season and bemoaning players that arent fit. I agree......some of them dont look fit......but then why arent they.......why did he make so many signings that arent going to be up to speed by this time? I cant bare to look for our result on Saturday.....because the tactics and formation will be the same.....and some of the players are clearly not fit. A home win is nailed on. Ok.....there have been ridiculous defensive howlers......but we are giving the opposition so much space to attack in behind our full backs and in the centre of the pitch. Sort it out defensively....a solid foundation.....really isnt difficult. Stop conceding goals and we might actually win.

But without a win and confidence....I dont know how Cook can possibly turn this around. Do we just keep chugging along.....hoping eventually.....after 23 games.....players avoid further injury and are finally up to speed?!
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Ipswich Town 1-2 West Ham U21s - Match Report
at 21:49:58

I dont care for this competition but we are struggling for confidence and a win of any sort........but same tactical approach....same result.......a loss and 2 goals conceded.

We wont beat Lincoln....no chance........and thats another game without a win. How long will this go on?!
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