Given home games have largely sold out for Saturday games since before the end of last season there must have been more than 5,000 people with the requisite 3 tickets. Or have the casual attendees been that casual allowing those of us with 3 tickets a free run?
Got ready for the queue nice and early, got on the ticket page ready, mild concern that nothing happened for a few mins... The when it came time to check out found I'd not logged in! Luckily the ticket I'd selected held. Though I'm sure the ticket bought wasn't where I'd selected and has a rather concerning "a" suffix to the number.
Sometimes even the best things get staid and need freshening up.
No matter how great a coaching team are, no matter how they prepare, like in battle, plans often don't survive first contact. But they do have the ability to change things to produce a positive outcome.
Today's substitutions reaped benefits.
We've got super Kieran McKenna He knows exactly what we need
Ok so we've not won today, but coming back from 2-0 down away from home it's a point won.
Met some new friends, friends of friends, had a great sing song in Cobbold A, saw some exciting football from both teams, and some outstanding goalkeeping... Didn't realise we'd signed Doc Oc from Spiderman surely can't be legal to have 6 arms?
Teams are raising their game against us getting beaten, usually, then are rubbish against everyone else. I they think they should just roll over for us and put their efforts into beating other teams, would be so much easier.
3 points, 11wins from 13 league games and still not top.
What a pleasure it is going to games. I sent a video to my French pal (Lille supporter) and now he wants to come to a game with me... Zero chance of getting seats together these days!
Exchanged texts with an old friend of mine after the game, feeling like we're in a dream, one we don't want to wake up from.
I've been looking at what constitutes a bad run of form under McKenna 23/24 a single game where 3 points eluded us x2 22/23 3 draws Feb 2023 21/22 2 defeats 3 draws April 2022
We are bound to have a rough patch sooner or later, but right now? Drink it in.
I boldly stated a couple of times today that I believe this is the best Ipswich team I have ever seen. Don't get me wrong, not a patch on Robson's best. And I'm old enough to remember 78 & 81. But in terms of results against teams in the same division? They're something special. BUT long long season until May, one game at a time etc. we can fall away as easily as anything.
Way back when Gamechanger were rumoured to be taking over I'm sure I had an exchange on here about potential, and can recall someone ridiculing my assertion that we could average over 26,000. At that time I thought, no, assumed, they meant we would fall short, but maybe it was me who under estimated the potential.
I had gotten used to the tickets being available about a week before the games, so imagine my shock when I realised Preston was already on general sale and Cobbold only had RV seats.