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broseleyblue added 17:39 - Aug 19
I was certain we would concede at least 1 (my prediction was 2-1 win); never did I think a clean sheet. Only 3 shots on target and two were goals; unbelievable since start of season. How did we get Garner and Waghorn so cheaply compared to so many other strikers' prices? But best of all is seeing McG in fine form; he is absolute class in this division. Just hope he stays fit when the Dark Lord gets hold of him in the international break.
I hope MM leaves some key players out on Tuesday at Palace, we need everyone left fit for Fulham next Saturday.
Congrats to everyone at PR after such a challenging week.

JimmyP45 added 17:43 - Aug 19
Great win. Thought Knudsen and Kenlock were unstoppable in defense. Absolutely rock solid!
Bart keeping us in it in the first half.

Les57 added 18:37 - Aug 19
Maybe not the best game of football you may have seen but it was not short on excitement. I always thought we would need at least two goals to win with all three centre halfs missing. As it turned out this was not the case but it did show that without Luke chambers marshalling the defence we had to rely on Bart again to keep us in the game. All the plaudits will go to the front Line but the performance by Jonas Knudsen today was his best in a blue shirt. Easily my man of the match on a day when all 14 players who turned out never stopped running and throwing themselves in front of anything came towards our goal. Shame not a bigger crowd turned out to support the team but if we keep going n like this the fair weather crowd will come out of the woodwork.

Freddies_Ears added 18:45 - Aug 19
Just to say, of all the players, Sears was awesome. He is becoming the next Ian Westlake, unglamorous but by heck he puts in a shift.

Pilgrimblue added 23:25 - Aug 19
Out classed and out passed but not out scored! An amazing result with so much commitment from the whole team esp Spence and Knudsen.
Great support from fans

PortmanTerrorist added 23:45 - Aug 19
Kenlock became a man today. Been good for a while but he was outstanding in a team of good performances.


Sam added 07:50 - Aug 20
Today I thought we were outplayed for the first half an hour, then we dominated until the last 10 mins. But the back 4 held together and deserve a lot of credit. Knudsen and Spence were quality at center back and Myles Kenlock played a superb 90 minutes, the tackles, pace and passes he made was excellent. Iorfa again impressed. Cole Skuse was brilliant and showed how good he can be. And up front, Waghorn, Mcgoldrick and Garner an absolute nightmare for their defence. IMO, Sears may not have scored but had a great game. Well done Mick, the team and bring on Palace.

jakeyboy26 added 08:30 - Aug 20
My second Ipswich game of the season after the pre-season match at Colchester and it was a joy to watch. I think what Mick said sums us up; "a good, solid, disciplined, hard-working" display. Mick said at the start of the season he would try to get Town playing a more exciting brand of football and we certainly are at the moment. Despite our low possession stats, when we're had the ball we always looked dangerous, and when we lost the ball Sears and Waghorn were putting in a shift down the wings to help out.Normally, when the opposition are within 30 yards of our goal, I'm afraid we are going to concede yet yesterday was the best defensive display I've ever seen, even without Chambers and Webster, and so when they were putting balls in the box, I was confident we'd clear out. Myles Kenlock was especially good, with confidence flowering through him, but Knudsen, Iorfa and Spence were also impressive, with Knudsen and Spence both full backs who've moved into central positions. We lost a bit of shape when the youngsters came on but we're still buying on for a win. From a neutral point of view, it was quite an unnerving performance, but from aTown perspective, when we had the ball we were brilliant and they're could be better things to come after a great start to the season.

jakeyboy26 added 08:32 - Aug 20
Shame the attendance wasn't a few thousand higher though, should be once the holiday season runs out.

Bluetaff added 08:11 - Aug 21
Well there you go, having attended defeat after demoralising defeat last season I had vowed to take a little break from all things football for a while...then my son gave me a call 'fancy going to the match Dad, my treat?' How can you say no to that, but on the trip down we had both surmised that after an excellent start this one would be close but ultimately a defeat to a handy Brentford side.

After the first 5 minutes those same feelings of dread were rising, the Brentford fans were in fine voice and we were silent...the nerves simply bled down from the stands.

But then this was different, yes we were under pressure but we didn't appear nervous, or stressed, or panicky as we had in the past. It was like Ali on the ropes against Foreman...happy to sit back taking punches. Meanwhile, a very ineffective Brentford went about their business of running around in circles and falling over!

Then Freddie took off down the left and the Brentford defence flapped. Hello, this is different! As the game went on, Skuse appeared as did Ward. Spence looked as composed as any CB I've seen at the top level and after an initial nervy start, Kenlock grew and grew. Pessimism turned to faint hope then turned to manic delight as Skuse burst through the midfield before throwing his arms up realising he had ventured so far forward (I willed he 2nd half shot to hit the net)...allowing Didz to take over...

It was a clear foul and amongst my protestations to a referee who was clearly waving play on...I missed Waghorn tucking the ball into the corner...

Breathless at half time but even better, Nodge were losing and with Cardiff and Wolves drawing for an all to brief moment we were perched at the pinnacle!

Half number 2, why am I more nervous with a 1-0 lead?? I had expected that Brentford would come out and really put us under pressure. Hell no, at one point I thought every attack would finish with a Town goal and then there was Garner...2-0!

We had them in our pocket now and no fancy moves could bring them back into this game. I've heard the experts and read the reports but in all honesty I was incredibly disappointed with Brentford. The final ball was poor and the gamesmanship was La Liga-esque!!

A well deserved win, by forcing Brentford out wide and preventing any movement in the middle we suffocated them and they had neither the wit nor the will to do anything about it - luck had nothing to do with this win.

So who stood out? Well all of them...Knudsen and Skuse were at every ball, closing down brilliantly. Ward has started to come into his own. Kenlock and Spence are real prospects and Iorfa (for such a tall lad) is incredibly nimble with good feet (nice lad too, had a brief chat with him by the side of the pitch).

Sears ran himself into the ground although disappeared in the 2nd half, Didz can tackle now and put a real shift in. Waghorn - what a unit but what a fantastic signing! Garner, quickly becoming my favourite, looks like he could start a fight in an empty room and gave the Brentford defence real problems.

Final whistle went and for the players you would be mistaken for thinking they had just won the Champions League...there is a togetherness that isn't forced here. A blend of experience and youth, of young players that aren't burdened down with the troubles and woes of long disappointing seasons - they appear excited at the prospect and the older pro's are rolling with it!

Mick and his coaching team have to take credit for much of this, as do the club with the change in philosophy but then so do the fans. We could have sat back and quietly accepted our lot but the club now know what we perceive to be success, even with such limited resources and the last two seasons fell well short.

Who knows how long this will last, but let's take each game as it comes!

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