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Rotherham United 1 v 0 Accrington Stanley
SkyBet League One
Saturday, 16th November 2019 Kick-off 15:00
Talbs77 added 22:44 - Sep 19
It was a frustrating night and all too predictable, the worrying thing for me was, even though we had a lot of good chances, we never once made their goalkeeper work which was disapointing.

Its no point mentioning the goals, what can I say, first one soft, I cant be bothered to criticise the cb's as on the verge of actually feeling sorry for them. I was right behind the second one in the bobby robson lower and it had goal written all over it.

What dissapoints me further is the fact pj stated in the summer he wouldnt rely on the loan market after last season. 3 out of our 4 midfielders tonight wernt under contract with the club therefore no probable long term future here. How does Hyam feel looking at that, or Drury? Saying that, I thought Luongo was the best player in blue tonight.

I went expecting what I saw and I doubt I was the only one in the crowd feeling like that.

What we need to now is what we havent had at this stage in the last few seasons, we have to grind a win out, doesnt matter how or against who, town just need to grab a win from somewhere.

Can i see them doing that in the immediate future? I'm struggling there. I'm worried but not to the point I think pj should go now. But make no mistake, I think tonight started the clock ticking.

runaround added 22:44 - Sep 19
Same old story yet again. We matched Wolves and should have won. However we were treated to some truly abysmal finishing, in some cases managing to shoot wide or high when it seemed impossible to not at least hit the target. Also our crossing was very poor and you do wonder what they practice in training. Then of course we gift a nervous looking Wolves a goal with our now traditional individual howler and then the game was over. We look a relegation team presently and I have lost any faith in Jewell turning it around. He will probably moan how far Ipswich is away from everywhere! It's usually obvious when the time comes to change a manager and that time is either here or will be come Saturday, its gone beyond the time when it can be turned around and change of manager is now inevitable IMHO. There was a smattering of Jewell Out chants tonight, they will I fear become a crescendo Saturday

thebeat added 22:52 - Sep 19
In the 26 years ive been goin to Portman Road quite simply the worst Town team ever!! no passion,no idea, no vision, no cutting edge and a woeful woeful defence!!!
Get rid now,get ur finger out ur pocket Evans and stump up the cash for a decent manager.
The players just dont want to play for Jewell and he cant attract decent signings either.bring in Redknapp or Mick McCarthy to sort this club out from top to bottom

Dozzells_Bobblehat added 22:59 - Sep 19
Very very disappointing. Don't agree that the players aren't trying, but certainly very little quality and no confidence tonight. Would personally liked to have seen Drury and Hyam start although to be fair , Luongo was probably our best player. What makes it. worse is that Wolves were a poor side too, and there for the taking. Sat is huge game for PJ now. IMO we desperately need a mowbray like figure to organize us and please can we put Martin back just off Chopra, he is far more effective there.

RegencyBlue added 23:00 - Sep 19
We cannot score and we cannot defend and there is only one way that is going to end!

I have no confidence in Jewell to get us out of this and he should be removed immediately. Problem is when it comes to appointing managers Evans record is pretty poor and I have no confidence in hime either.

algarvefan added 23:16 - Sep 19
I have been the supporter of 'stability' at Town & we have changed our manager far too often in recent years. I was a great admirer of Jewell when he was a Wigan but he couldn't take the pressure and quit when things got tough on and off the field.

Jewell had passion but that appears to be sadly lacking now, he has the demeanour of a 'spent force'.

Someone else said it, the clock has started ticking tonight, is Jewell up to turning this around? I fear the answer is no!

We will have to wait and see, but I think if we hit mid October in this situation then it's time for ME to act.

StowTractorBoy added 23:22 - Sep 19
However depressed we feel tonight and whatever players we criticise and how many of you slag Jewell off we should have won that game comfortably. We had 5 gilt edged chances and fluffed them all - they created one decent chance and missed but won the match 2-0. Felt sorry for Tommy Smith but sadly he is an accident waiting to happen and Loach has to be questioned with their second goal. Unfortunately although he is better than ALB in my opinion he is not the answer and Watford fans on our forum did warn us. After 6 games and pre season friendlies has he actually come out to catch a cross. Luck certainly is not on our side either as it was never a free kick which led to the first goal and the injury to Taylor is a big blow but the guy was clearly struggling with a knock before half time. Dark days indeed for Ipswich Town and with the Championship now stronger than ever this season we already face a relegation battle. Saturday is now so vital for us to get 3 points.

harlingblue added 23:47 - Sep 19
Very flat first half, only came to life in the last 10 minutes. Second half more entertaining...especially for the neutral. Smith who until he scored a bizaar og IMO had looked the best of back four and could put this right but blazed over the bar at the other end. Poor positioning by Loach allowed a long range shot to seal the points for a poor Wolves side. Yes you can blame the defense of which Smith seems to be a somewhat unfair scapegoat...but I question the art of shooting on target being our biggest downfall. On saturday at Middlesborough we had more shots but hardly worked the keeper, and tonight we had enough clear cut chances to have won at a canter.

La_Paz added 23:50 - Sep 19
As others have already said, this was very much the same old story. Having settled ourselves down and weathered the early storm we then failed to take a host of good chances and gave away two of the most ridiculous goals you could wish to concede. On the balance of play we didn't deserve to lose, but yet again our profligacy and ludicrous naivety let us down.

On the plus side, I was impressed by N'Daw; he's a big unit (something this side desperately lacks) but also has a good touch and an eye for a pass. I suppose you don't get to play for the clubs he has played for without having something about you, and I was pleasantly surprised by his footballing ability. In general I also thought our backline looked more organised than of late, and apart from the unlucky own goal we looked reasonably solid. Interesting to note though how none of our defenders seemed overly keen to pass the ball back to Loach in tight situations, and often preferred to turn and hoof. Coaching or a lack of confidence? Difficult to say but worrying nonetheless. Going forwards we created some good chances, but yet again failed to take any of them. Taylor, Martin and Chopra is two into three; it just doesn't go. Chopra looks bang out of sorts, but then had little to work with. Martin is hopeless on either wing but especially on the right, whilst Taylor needs to play centrally to be at his most dangerous. Add in JET (when on form, our most skillful player) and Murphy (the only one with any strength or aerial ability) and it is clear that Jewell doesn't have a clue as to his best formation, and the team is suffering as a result.

Where we go from here is anybody's guess. Failure to beat Charlton at home must surely be the end of Jewell; as has been the norm this season he just sat on his hands and looked impotent all evening. It is clear that selection-wise he is again floundering in the dark, and by the look of the players this evening they don't believe in what they are doing either. I absolutely do not believe in changing managers on a whim, and for me 4 managers in 7 seasons is a damning indictment of those in charge of our club. However when fans and players alike lose confidence in the management then a change may be the only alternative. ITID. COYB.

budgieplucker added 00:14 - Sep 20
Jewell stumbled on a formula last year that saved him his job, he is not in my opinion an intelligent manager otherwise he would be learning from his mistakes.

Other than Paul Taylor, and the odd goal from the bench from Jason Scotland I see very little goal threat in our side. Most teams pushing for top six will be looking for a good complement of goals from 2 strikers and at least one midfield player I cannot see Chopra getting 15 goals and is Lee Martin capable of even 6? I like Loungo and I thought he was our best player tonight by a long way - that sums it up really a 19 year old loanee showing the way. I also just cannot see goals from our midfield.

We really deserve no better if we miss the type of chances we had tonight and continue to leak goals with the same regularity as last season.

Our crossing was also appalling and not just tonight. Edwards and Cresswell need to get forward more as they are potentially more dangerous than those that occupy the wide spaces in front of them.

Unfair to judge N'Daw on one performance, no doubt bags of experience and whilst I thought he was OK he hardly stamped his authority on the game for me.


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