The View From Churchmans

Ipswich Town home match reports from just another season-ticket holder


Ipswich Town 3 Portsmouth 0

Just a brief one: some good individual performances against a weak and fairly disorganised Pompey. Alan Ball played all three subs at half time and he'd probably have played eleven if he could. Portsmouth won the toss and elected to kick against a very strong wind in the first half, the thinking being that if they could hold their own for 45 minutes, with the wind at their ... More...

Ipswich Town 0 Barnsley 2

Firstly I have to say that I enjoyed this game more than the awful Birmingham game last week, despite the fact we lost. Does this make me a bad person? But Barnsley are an ordinary side, with probably even more injury problems than we have, and it's worrying how easily they found us out: run straight through the middle (our biggest weakness) then change formation and see how slow we are to react ... More...

Ipswich Town 1 Birmingham C 0

Very poor match, below par performance, great result. Maybe the gods are on our side this year. We deserved at least a draw (Birmingham were a strong side) but we've played better and lost. The defence were magnificent, and they had to be with Burley's rather dodgy tactics and team selection at the moment. You couldn't fault Richard, who was commanding in the air, but in truth he had little to test him, ... More...


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