|Ipswich Town 0 v 1 Newport County|
Tuesday, 10th August 2021 Kick-off 19:45
|legoman added 22:11 - Aug 10|
grinch added 22:14 - Aug 10
alexharban added 22:19 - Aug 10
unstableblue added 22:56 - Aug 10
But having been there, having watched it, I actually left the game feeling somewhat entertained and with some optimism!
Yes I see the argument that Cook should not have made 10 changes, that he should have allowed partnerships to build - BUT! we have a Saturday/Tues, Harper and Evans are not worth risking.. he probably wanted to see what Aluko and Barry had to offer ( the former, absolutely f@ck all) and Cook just doesn't care about any cup competitions other than the FA Cup.
But for me using the Patented Unstable Model of 'winnnning' (over the season) I saw:
A much much better display from Wolfenden, a really excellent Donacien display, REAL promise from Humphreys and Clements... spark from El Mizouni and the limited moments from Fraser and Bonne, that step up in class we're seeing in the squad.
Jackson looked like a pound shop player in comparison. And it was of note Norwood injured missing a great headed chance.
Holy did OK, Ndaba was so so.
Barry had some moments, but was a shadow at time of Dobra. BUT Barry has end product.
Clements wobbled towards the end, but there is a player in there for sure.
DESIRE TO WIN
You know what, this is why I'm a little bullish but not fully convinced..... I LOVED the fact that we started to mount some WAVES of attack... we haven't had this at Portman Road for a long time... watch the highlights.. Barry had multiple efforts,we crossed AND crossed again... yes this was a whole crop of new players... but it felt some of the Cook DNA was rubbing off
SYSTEM OF PLAY AND TACTICS
Alway a Hmmmmm from me under Cook... yes Donacien was hugging the touchline well... but actually it was someways better than Saturday in that we passed forward and quicker and El Mizuoni, Donra, and The Wolf were pinging it around well... Clement attacked the edge of the box really well, with some neat one/twos... Fraser showed just real class in a few moments (he is quality)
So in all a disappointing night.... but I saw green shoots in the the 3 model attributes... we need to BACK this project... if we can whether some initial early challenges... if Cook has the system we could fly.... turn on the team and Cook and we're doomed.
PS - in some ways the Lower North backed the team better tonight, more consistently, than Saturday!
harlingblue added 04:11 - Aug 11
Yet another cup, not deemed worthy to worry about, the next, The PJ Trophhy, I will not be going to, BUT if we do not put our whole effort into The FA Cup, as former winners, to go as far as we can while still aiming to win the 3rd tier, then that would not be worthy of supporting a side that gave the England side their greatest Managers in Sir Alf Ramsey and Bobby Robson.
Robert_Garrett added 16:24 - Aug 11
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