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|MK Dons v Ipswich Town Your Report added at 10:51:18|
Outstanding first half. Unlucky not to convert the two other chances we had. We undoubtedly lost something when Norwood went off. I don't think we've played too many minutes this season with him off the pitch so add to that Nolan and Huws starting for the first time in a while and some other changes - it left us looking very much like a team that hasn't played together all that much after he withdrew through injury. That being said - this game will only benefit us and all of the team and the squad of players and rotation. Huws looks very shy of match fitness and sharpness but showed some nice touches. Nolan does some nice pass and move stuff. Judge will surely have wanted to play in that 10 role though and if Norwood is injured this weekend then I suspect it will be Jackson up top on his own (Keane extremely short of match sharpness unsurprisingly - looked poor but some nice touches and will be better for the minutes) so maybe Judge will get his chance then.
Skuse was outstanding. Downes - oh downes wind your neck in, you should have been sent off last night for several incidents of retaliation and for constant back chat to the (terrible but League 1 standard) ref despite being spoken to several times. KVY was excellent - so so happy we've got him. Garbutt was rusty. Wilson and Chambers did well.
What I would ask for, Mr Evans and Mr Lambert - in January, (and I know Toto might be back) is an outfield player over 6ft and capable of wining a header! I can't remember either in this game or against Peterborough us winning a single one either in attack or defence. Gone is the set piece threat of Smith/Berra/Webster or the defensive clearances of those 3. If Wilson was a foot taller i'd sign him on a longer deal!
On the ref and the linesman - not just this game but against Posh too - I believe pushing in the back when jumping/competing for the ball must be allowed in League 1 because the refs never blow for it. And whilst Downes was wrong to lash out and complain - one foul not given against him followed by the same challenge on Edwards earning a foul followed by Downes getting fouled and doing nothing but the ref giving a mystifying free kick against him - can surely only mean he'd annoyed the ref so much that he then had it in for him!
|Ipswich Town v Brentford Your Report added at 09:05:21|
Very well put by harlingblue. I would have taken Ward off at half time - second half he showed glimpses of his ability, but still showed that often it's by accident and that he doesn't have the hunger or desire to win the ball and do something with it. No idea why he took Harrison off. Nolan and Spence should be nowhere near the first team. Gerken made some good saves - but Bart commands the defence better and they need that - they were a shambles at times and no one berating them.
I really hope Hurst stops experimenting soon - why was a right footed right back playing left wing back first half when we have several other players more naturally suited there.
As encouraging as the second half was, it still highlighted one thing - we are crying out for Huws. Chalobah is poor, Nolan is poor. We didn't put the ball on the deck and pass it about at all, we just booted it over the top for Jackson (and his tireless running).
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