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Ipswich Town 1 v 1 Norwich City
SkyBet League One
Sunday, 2nd September 2018 Kick-off 12:00
robmonkey007 added 14:19 - Sep 2
Edwards desperately needs to pass the ball. Runs well. Gets in good space but just doesn’t pass. Not impressed by graham in the slightest.
Pennington was excellent. Walters shows class. Nolan looks an exceptional signing....he looks a championship version of Paul scholes.

PJewellisaGod added 14:26 - Sep 2
Good games: Pennington, Walters, Spence, Nolan. Edwards runs well but needs to pass the ball.

arc added 14:28 - Sep 2
Atrocious first half. In the second we improved by deciding to hit hopeful up-and-unders into the box. Every set piece they had was a nightmare, and we seem to be frightened of clearing the ball—no confidence around our own box at all. Midfield nowhere today. Edwards lots of running nowhere—did he ever actually beat his man or get a telling cross in? Graham awful. Nolan looks like he might develop into an adequate replacement for Stephen Gleeson—we need Huws, Bishop, and Dozzell back ASAP. Not optimistic after that—offer me 20th in May, and I'll take it in a heartbeat.

timspencero added 14:29 - Sep 2
Game of two low quality teams, the only consolation there being that Norwich are crud.

We reverted back to the old, direct, ball over top style, that hasn't been the case in Hurst's first games - interesting that he'd change it up all of a sudden. Town had lots of chances but no quality to make them count. Jackson worked hard but several poor touches and not sticky enough, poor first touches.

Nolo still looking our most talented footballer, in terms of being a considered passer of the ball. But made a few mistakes and it was his failure to clear ultimately that cost their goal - but they had several chances themselves so can't blame only Nolo.

Pennington looked solid, a little slow but very solid. Spence had a decent enough game.

Chalobah needs to stay behind after training and practice shooting from 18 yards.

Walters was great, shows what we've missed at the start of the season up front. That said he was culpable for missing a couple of chances. (The problem is you need Walters not to be your best player in a game.) Overall probably our second best player to MOM Edwards, who played very well and was always an outlet, and Norwich putting two men on him showed how important he is to Town already.

The two wide men stayed very wide first half and that left nolo and scuse idolated in the middle. Plan B second half was largely to just bang it forward - and it rattled Norwich to be fair, but we didn't have quality to make the decisive finishes, and you could argue from a broader perspective, we don't have quality to not go to that gameplan.

V interested to see what we do next, since this game for me was a big break with how we played our opening games of the season.

Overall, gutted we didn't win as we had the lead. Even if Nodge had chances, by god so did we. And having drawn first blood i'm disappointed.

The question mark hanging over Town fans will simply be: where is the quality we need to make a difference in games this season.

trncbluearmy added 14:29 - Sep 2
Nolan gifted scum a goal and had another poor game

Help added 16:04 - Sep 2
So many new players that we still look that we need to know where people are/will be on the pitch and that will only come from the training ground and games. Sometimes a typical Derby match, we still seem to invite teams to attack us rather than get the foot in, which enables them to push on more and create.

However early second half we really put them under pressure and the goal was fully deserved. Edwards shot was sublime from the CO-OP stand view point, cannot wait to see the highlights. However as much as we look like we can score we also look like we fall asleep at the back and again let the opposition score. I think we sat far to deep and the opposition goal was inevitable.

Would liked to have seen Walters hit his first half chance so early in the game rather then try to play (Edwards) in. still looking for that first win, still looking like work in progress. The win will come. Think Walters made a big difference and liked the two up front much better then the 1 up front tactic from earlier games. Chalobah is most definitely not a midfielder, I would prefer him not to have a shot but look to pass when on the edge of the box, you know that ball is always going to sky.

Overall back home pleased with the game, excellent atmos in the second half the crowd really got together and started singing which really lifted the game. Would like to hear more stadium singing rather then just the north or south. Funny did not sing so much when to were attacking the SAR stand in the first half.

Glad Pennington was at the back, took charge and shouted lot at other players giving direction. Nolan creates but is he better than Dozell. Edwards was double marked, or tries to many tricks at times. But ot many times when he passed the defender.

I think we need to be more aware of the second ball, or where it might end up, our second ball coverage is where Norwich got a lot of possession to create. They seem to practice where people will be in certain situations, which we seemed to lack always looking for players or space, but not necessarily the intended knowing where they were supposed to be.

Ball up and under to much, to many head tennis going on. Only a few players capable of getting it down and trying to create.

Overall more pleasant to watch than last 5 years of football, but still room to improve. Entertained I was.

BrandonsBlues added 16:17 - Sep 2
We looked very good attacking and defending. Glad Pennington was at the back making and creating plays. Edwards also looked very good on the wing and an absolutely subline goal to put us one nil up. Walters looked good upfront having a go at times but I still think that he should have shot rather than passed it. I also felt like the ref was a bit harsh at times against us. Graham looked quite good as well on the wing. The linesman were not up with play and their were 2 occasions where the Norwich strikers were offside and the linesman didn't give them as offside. luckily they didn't score.

Overall I was very happy with the performance but still got 5 years of rubbish to forget Still yet to get a win though Hursty. When will it come?

brendanh added 16:30 - Sep 2
The jury has been out about Hurst's mate Nolan, but today he was truly abject. Today was his sixth game and I've concluded he's not ready for Championship football. Completely lost the plot on the big stage today. At fault for their goal when he dived in rashly. He is sooo negative. We have a defensive midfielder already, as an advanced midfielder he needs to offer much more positivity. In every chance we had to break, Nolan was a hindrance, not a help. Today was his sixth game and I have yet to see him make an incisive forward pass. He was negative, wasteful and fouly. Our possession was either slowed or lost with his involvement. Just not good enough. Downes or Dozzell please.

Zero youth players on the pitch today at the club that was once the greatest academy of football in the country. Evans talks a good game, but his actions (managerial appointments) contradict them. Is it any wonder we fail to hold onto talents like Ben Knight.

TraktorBoyz added 19:42 - Sep 2
How has skusegot 6 because he got injured lol he was a 2 max

Stourbridgeblue added 21:56 - Sep 2
Plenty of positives today. Pennington looks good. Graham's corners are spot on. Walters & Jackson linked up well. It will come good.

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