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Ipswich Town v Blackpool Your Report added at 18:02:21
Disappointing to see one up top again at home in a game we need to win. Poor goal to give away. Scuse still insists on going sideways or plays hopeful nothing balls.
Donacien was my man of the match showed he could defend and attack when opportunity presented.
Edwards flatters to deceive and isn't an attacking winger which is what we are lacking
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Ipswich Town v Blackpool Your Report added at 22:18:29
Just awful disgraceful embarrassing clueless amateurish
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Ipswich Town v Blackpool Your Report added at 08:27:16
Chambers was manic for some reason wanted to argue from the first minute. Apart from Bart no-one covered themselves in glory (thank God for Bart). Good strike from Murphy for the second goal made by Varney who did more in the few minutes he was on the pitch than Douglas has managed all season. Midfield set up very negative with no-one looking to go forward. Poor old Freddie ran his nuts off as usual.
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Ipswich Town v Blackpool Your Report added at 23:13:17
Sadly much as I expected. The 1st half looked fairly even but without Town troubling Hull other than Murphy hitting the post after a messy corner kick. I said to my mates at 1/2 time Hull looked like they could easily step it up and sure enough they did. It was unfortunate that the goal came on the counter after Town created a half chance in the Hull penalty area and while it was a good goal the question has to asked why was the full back allowed to run unchallenged into the Town half. Nobody even attempted to close him down or take him out.
In my view Town have become totally predictable under McCarthy with no one willing or able to put a foot on the ball. Everyone wants to wack it down the pitch towards Murphy (who is half the player he was last season). If it wasn't for Freddie we would have no serious threat going forward - he chased everything all night but sadly McCarthy will not play him through the middle where he would be most effective.
I expect Smithy and Bera to hoof the ball away but surely the likes of Jonathan (Sideways Backwards anywhere but forwards) Douglas and Bru ought to be able to show some composure.
Knudsen worked hard but doesn't look remotely like blossoming into the next Cresswell or Mings. Pringle aside from looking knackered midway through the 2nd half is no substitute for Frazer - he has little or no pace and didn't put one decent cross into the box.
The stadium was a quiet as I can remember it being for a long time apart from a couple of moments when the referee made a couple of dubious decisions but all in all a poor showing once again from a poor footballing side. Zero shots on target at home says it all.
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Ipswich Town v Blackpool Your Report added at 16:53:02
i have said it all elsewhere on this site. Nervous error prone back 5 particularly Smith and Mings. Midfield better today but no goal threat from any of them. Murphy held up well but Sears for all his running unable to cause a threat because everything was in the air or over the top.
Team set was typical McCarthy with players out of position again and the wrong formation.
@Boro were not that much better than us accept Bamford vs Smith which was really annoying considering Bamford shouldn't have been on the pitch after his assault on Berra in the first half.
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Ipswich Town v Blackpool Your Report added at 23:40:33
Not the best match I have ever seen but town never looked in danger of getting beaten by a Charlton. After the mauling of Brentford on Boxing Day this was a more workman like performance with Smith and Berra gobbling up everything in the air and Chambers and Parr sticking to their defensive duties which meant they were not seen in attacking positions as much as we have come to expect until later in the second half.
Tabb and Anderson worked tirelessly as usual closing down and Scuse just sat in the middle. I felt sorry for Teddy Bishop as he was completely shut out by Charlton and unable to get on the ball like he normally does but he stuck to his defensive duties and contributed to the overall team performance.
Murphy was (in my opinion) epic once again and never gave up on anything - he seems to win every header he goes for and is always back covering when town are under pressure.
Final word for McGoldrick - once again worked hard could have had a hat-trick. I'm still not convinced he is 100% fit but so pleased for him to get a goal from open play as were the rest of the team.
Derby will be a different proposition but for now I am happy with where we are and how the year has ended.
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Ipswich Town v Blackpool Your Report added at 15:33:43
All over them in the first half we looked unstoppable and it seemed 6 or 7 might be possible. Second half they came after us and we sat back and allowed them to come on to us too easily.
Murphy was dominant and Smith and Berra dealt happily with the attacks.
MacGoldrick was my disappointing player on the day and badly needs a goal to boast his confidence.
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Ipswich Town v Blackpool Your Report added at 23:12:17
Over all a great performance form the team. Hunt clearly had a job to do and worked his nuts off. Shame Anderson didn't do the same thing when he came on. Mings is so good now I worry we will hang on to him in January. Murphy Man of The Match.
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Ipswich Town v Blackpool Your Report added at 09:10:49
Overall Ipswich Town deserved to take all 3 points from this game. Aside from a couple of half chances they were completely in control and could have buried Blackburn. Whilst McGoldrick scored a great free kick I am more concerned with the 1on 1 he didn't score. From the moment he was through he didn't look like he believed he would score and from your so called top striker is worrying.
The other area of real concern is MMs constant need to make substitutions that don't need to be made which ultimately interfere with how the team are playing. Williams was on fire and so long as Town didn't try to sit back this game was won.
Another 2 points surrendered.
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Ipswich Town v Blackpool Your Report added at 22:17:41
Great win. Great 3 points. First half much better than the second where we again sat back and invited trouble. Had Rotherham been a better team we would have been in real trouble. This was a golden opportunity missed to increase our goal difference which could be all important at the end of the season.
It was interesting to watch MM TC waving the players forward in the second half but nobody except Tabb actually getting out.
More composure on the ball is required. When we play on the ground we look dangerous but the longer time goes on the more the players resort to hoof ball.
McGoldrick still looks some way off full fitness but I will accept 70 minutes of unfit to none at all. For me Daryl Murphy was Man of the Match today - tireless running, getting his head to everything, leading the line and doing the defensive duties.
Definitely missed Bishops class in the middle to drive things forward.
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Ipswich Town v Blackpool Your Report added at 18:09:38
Great win away from home. Pleased to see attack minded tactics. Bit concerned about the number of cards being picked up by our players Berra and Mings are already on 4 each so suspension is not far away. Liked Sammons commitment to the cause. McGoldrick is clearly not fit.
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Ipswich Town v Blackpool Your Report added at 15:57:38
Terrible performance but sadly that is as good as it is going to get with no creativity in the middle. Skuse was appalling, Berra and Smith looked nervous but the greatest problem for me is Gerkin. He doesn't inspire confidence and should have come and punched the danger away.
The style of football is also a problem but that is what MM does so no amount of complaining will change it
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