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Nthsuffolkblue added 22:21 - Nov 22
Ref got the big decisions wrong. A draw was probably a fair result. Loovens should have been off and it was never a penalty. I would be shocked if the same had been given in our favour. Garner was held down in the area before that and it wasn't given.
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harlingblue added 00:52 - Nov 23
Best home performance of the year imo, and probably our best in the presence of Sky. Just a shame that we got undone while trying to play out time in the last 5 mins, when we had looked so good when pressing the opposition for the majority of the match. Skues and Connolly were a perfect pairing in centre midfield, while Garner and Waghorn were constant thorns in attack. The team looks a far more positive unit and is deserving of a return of some disenchanted supporters to swell the 12th man.
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Stourbridgeblue added 01:36 - Nov 23
Feels like a defeat atm but plenty of positives to take out of it.
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PJewellisaGod added 04:43 - Nov 23
Shocking tackle which should have been a straight red card.
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BullardsMagicMullet added 08:28 - Nov 23
Great to see us on the front foot, despite only having 32% passion we used it much better than Sheffield Wed and looked a miles bigger goal scoring threat.

We should of been 1 or 2 up at half-time, thought Skuse, Connolly and Garner worked their socks off for the team. If we cut out the silly mistakes at the back we could be a top 8 side.

Would the ref sent off the thigh assassin if the tackle on McGoldrick would of later in the match, rather than the first few minutes?
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NormEmerges added 09:56 - Nov 23
This was a curious game. Shortly after kickoff, McGoldrick was lucky to remain on the field, after a dreadful challenge by Loovens planting his studs in McGoldrick’s groin left the Ipswich striker wondering if he could still father children, and Loovens, even luckier to remain, wondering how the referee could fail to issue even a yellow, let alone the red he clearly deserved.

Ipswich played their usual 6-0-4 formation, the absence of a midfield explaining the reason why every time we won the ball it was hoofed long for the forwards to chase. SW had all the possession, and weaved pretty patterns in midfield, but couldn’t find any cutting edge; IT had all the chances but planted most of them into the goalkeeper’s midriff. One clear chance for Jordan Rhodes defied logic when he glanced his free header wide; but Bersant, McGoldrick and Waghorn also had clear chances that were wasted. We could have been two or three up by half time.

After the break, with McGoldrick unable to continue thanks to his groin injury, the introduced Sears proved lively, and Ipswich got the goal they deserved from a corner. The ball whipped in, a glance on from the head of Spence, and Garner gratefully swept the ball into the net.

After this, SW got a bit more urgency, but still for all their possession failed to make a clear chance. Ipswich were still fashioning and wasting opportunities on the break, the worst offender Sears, sent clear by a lovely ball from Waghorn. He rounded the advancing Westwood but took the ball too wide, and by the time he checked and cut back, the keeper had recovered his position. Instead of feeding the unmarked Celina, Sears shot against the keeper – chance gone.

Then out of nothing, a floated ball to the far post, Spence rose to head but couldn’t quite reach, and the ball hit his arm. Clearly not intentional, but unwise. Penalty, said the ref, and from a position of no real danger, to Hooper slamming the ball past Bialkowski from the spot.

Still Ipswich came again, driven on by Huws, brought on for the disappointing Celina. Sears floated an intelligent ball beyond the far post, Huws did brilliantly to hook it back across goal, and Waghorn fashioned a superb header to guide the ball beyond Westwood.

That looked to be that. SW didn’t really threaten again, and as the game drifted into five minutes of stoppage time, Ipswich spent much of that by Wednesday’s corner flag running down the clock. It finally broke down, and with the ref checking his watch, a final Wednesday attack saw Adam Reach living up to his name at the left side of the goal line and drifting a cross into the goal area where man mountain Nuhiu nodded into the net.

An undeserved point rescued for the Sheffield side, and although Ipswich can be justifiably miffed that the challenge which took the stuffing – almost literally – out of the classy McGoldrick went unpunished, they should have taken more of their chances and could have run out comfortable winners. In the end, the team skilled in grabbing points at the death had it done to them.
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Sam added 16:33 - Nov 23
We played well and I thought Skuse did a particularly good job with his passing. Loovens should be punished for that appaling challenge. I panicked when Mcgoldrick went off, but Sears had a good game. COYB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Pilgrimblue added 17:25 - Nov 23
For me the pluses were Webster Connolly Garner Waghorn and Huws
But the minuses were Kenlock (why was he in front of Celina so often!) and Sears whose been ruined by MM and no longer looks good enough to be on the bench.
Can't understand why MM thought it was time to play keep ball with 8 minutes left!!
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