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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:12 am    Post subject: Ipswich T Tomorrow  Reply with quote

Off to it, may be in the Vic before hand, wonder if the legend MG will be there.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:20 am    Post subject: Re: Ipswich T Tomorrow Reply with quote

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Off to it, may be in the Vic before hand, wonder if the legend MG will be there.


They have a car in the Vic now?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:42 am    Post subject: Re: Ipswich T Tomorrow Reply with quote

Kingmaker of Lilliput wrote:
Off to it, may be in the Vic before hand, wonder if the legend MG will be there.


Was meant to be meeting up with LD but plans got squashed. Give my regards to MG pls if you see him.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going but already have that deflated feeling - never felt so downbeat, even when we were REALLY shit.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By a streak of coincidence twatnav has already suggested the Vic pre game. Is Max Gradel coming?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought about coming up for this as we were 'bound to win it'.

There - i've done it now.

Say hello to MG from me n'all.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our old friend and dare i say it hero Lee Bowyer will not be playing due to injury
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keeping error, but Ipswich allowed to take a short corner unopposed.

Gray has been slating Leeds defensive heart from the first minute.

Fucking shite.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Players not interested..Clear the fuckers out, and Bates and Grayson. Completely dominated by a team onn their arse.

How come Grayson and his backroom team are incapable of building a defence? Teaching players to keep the ball, pass to feet?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will wait for the balance and wisdom of Reg reportage. Sounded to me like same old , shit defence, long hopeless balls, got into the game through their failures not our adventure and guile. History will show a convincing home win....Expecting a battering from Brum.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once again a lucky sending off got us off the hook. Until then it was one of the most brainless and clueless examples of football I'd seen, we didn't come close and Ipswich were several notches above us in every dept.

Then in the second half McCarthy kept kicking the ball into touch by the dugouts - about three consecutive times he did it and Jewell just in front of us began to really have a go at him for it - gesiticulating at him and holding his head in his hands. The next time the ball came to him instead of kicking it he just picked it up outside the area and was straight off - I'm sure it had something to do with his manager's words with him.

Anyway, then it was easy, they went to pieces and their reserve keeper was hopeless, culpable for two of the three, maybe even all three. Delph began to get a bit of space and everything clicked. White should have been on from the start as he added some zip down the left - Townsend looked adrift as did Forsell - I can't think of a positive contribution he made. Only Snodgrass played anything like to form.

The most interesting aspect to it all for me was the extended chat (about 20 mins) that Bruce, Brown and Bullard were having midway in the first half on the touchline by us as they were warming up. They were having a real laugh and a joke. As they were doing so Ipswich scored. Their body language and humour didn't change one bit - Bullard wasn't fussed that his team had taken the lead, Bruce and Brown continued all smiles as if nothing had happened.

It was a truly awful game, the anti Bates chants came and went - lowest home crowd of the season and probably my last. I got there and for the first time in my life wondered why I'd bothered.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Confirms what I heard and what Eddie was saying.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the life in me i can not think why we brought in either of the Fins. I know opinion is divided on that and apparently the Varrilyn lad had a decent game at Arsenal but i havent seen either of them do anything remotely usefull. Its clear bates is jumping on that as well by saying the wage bill is 2m over budget exactly the amount we sold Howson for
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Then in the second half McCarthy kept kicking the ball into touch by the dugouts - about three consecutive times he did it and Jewell just in front of us began to really have a go at him for it - gesiticulating at him and holding his head in his hands. The next time the ball came to him instead of kicking it he just picked it up outside the area and was straight off - I'm sure it had something to do with his manager's words with him.


maybe we are still paying his wages
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Bates answers to a higher power then they delivered him a gift yesterday in the form of Ipswich Town who ascended to ER themselves in disarray and on the brink of their own precipice. If ever  there is a club who Bates can point and grunt at to show how ridiculous spending on shop window end of season sales can destroy a club and decades of achievement then it is Ipswich Town. They are one of those clubs i feel absolute neutrality about. The respect and nostalgic good will born from my embryonic football years evaporated by the recruitment of Roy Keane and their gloating at our own demise .

A good drink in the unusually sparse Vic and Comm beforehand with twatnav, the councillor and a  trimmed down MG sporting the latest in B league gangster look with what appears to me to be crombie if they in fact crombies still exist. It'll be a feather cut and tasselled loafers with segs in next, you mark my words.

The queue for  the special bus was staggeringly thin immediately suggesting either a massively disenchanted home support or we had missed the protest. Ipswich chose to make us attack the Kop first presumably to quell a second half surge. They needn't have bothered, those days are seeming a long and hazy time ago. Town started briskly clearly eager to take advantage of any disarray in our own camp. Thankfully despite our lack of fluency, flair and creativity we still have players who care and have a pride in their game. It was this that culled the early pressure, a diving header cleared as the bates out chants grew. Snods made a determined drive on the right wing but the corner was dealt with. Another decent right wing move ended with an offfside as the chanting continued, not with vigour and anger but certainly not met with any opposition as was the case in previous weeks.

Snods put in a showboating sliding challenge for a lost cause  before McCormack chose to ignore Clayton and shot much to Claytons annoyance. Delph made a trade mark lunge at an opponent seconds after the Kaiser Chief lad next to me wondered how long it would be before we saw one. We exchanged laughs.

Town then launched an attack ending with a free header easily saved which set up our own break. McCormack looking for support as Forseil puffing his cheeks yards behind couldn't make the ground. Some fortuitous Town defending cleared their lines. Snods then produced a great ball to the right wing only to realise he should have been there to collect it as well. All our meagre good work was coming through Snodgrass and McCormack to a lesser extent. Delph was not making the impact we were hoping for and Ipswich's early desire soon evaporated to make the game already a grim affair.

Odea smartly blocked an attack before putting Lonergen under slight pressure with the back pass. Clayton found McCormack with a good ball but we had no real incision around their box. Delph was brought down after a good run but it was the visitors who came closes forcing Lonergen into an immense save.

Clayton very nearly released Ross Mc but it was Town who made the first dent on the scoreboard. A short corner allowed them to progress to the corner of the box before an innocuous shot somehow evaded Lonergen. It was a good second and a half before the travelling fans realised such was their own astonishment.

Snods was first to retaliate, his cross a little too far and the up to now invisible Townsend picked it up on the opposite wing. The ref then gave Snods a talking to after a Clayton lunge. Pugh made an exaggerated dive presumably  to get himself noticed for things other than his wayward positioning at times as our game dissolved into insipid routine ordinariness. The half time whistle could not come soon enough.

Finally a fan with more brains than hope won a hundred pounds in the shoot out competition. He was from Leicester showing us Tykes a thing or two about taking the money, no mean achievement at all.

Lonergan received a good reception as he made his way to the kop for the start of the second half that started with us trying a right wing probing move. Lonergan was out smartly following an odea sliced clearance before the big town centre forward eased past three defenders and another suicide Snodgrass lunge.

We're Leeds United, we've all had enough rang out from the kop  attracting many of the hitherto ambivalent  fans that ended with a sliced cross from Ross McCormack who at least was still trying with pride and purpose, i like that lad. Two subs warmed up as change was imminent. With a half hour remaining  White and Becchio came on replacing Forseil and Danny Pugh who seemed to be struggling at left back. White picked up a loos ball as well as the pace and sent a cross over. Another cross from the right saw our friend McCarthy fumble but the ball was cleared. A moment of panic spread as we seemed at sixes and sevens following an Ipswich break. We cleared but back they came. Thompson was booked preventing a surge with a desperate tackle but town wasted the free kick.

Then a break for the mighty Whites, id almost taken my eye off the ball as a back pass caught keeper McCarthy off guard. He handled outside the box and the red card was inevitable. Snods cured the ball just over but a little wave of optimism spread. Appeals for hand ball went ignored but Snods was on hand to place in the loose ball for the equaliser.

We pressed the advantage a near post corner was glanced goal bound but the deputy keeper saved. A cross field move stretched the wilting Ipswich rear guard before a harmless punt caused uncertainty in the Ipswich defence leaving Ross Mc a tap in for a 2-1 lead. It was the type of Mix up we ourselves have shown over the recent years and is a sure sign of a team in a state.

The visitors had no riposte as we kept the initiative. 2-1 was satisfying enough but Becchio scored perhaps the only decent goal of the game in the final minutes tucking in from an angle to put us within touching distance of the play offs. Incredible i know but between the top two and the bottom two this league is stretched tighter than Joan Rivers face or twatnavs wallet. My view is we are another eight points from safety but talk now is of play offs, madness

So a walk into town then to meet MrsD and another pint in the Vic. Really good to see our old friend Mol looking and sounding in fab shape despite the crutches and as usual a funny story accompanied the explanations. Much funnier than the play Big Society we went to see afterwards but then again real  life is often much funnier than fiction. Football used to be fun, remember ?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Top stuff LD
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forest wrote:
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Agreed and no doubt will look even better on some blog somewhere.
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It looks grand on that blog somewhere.

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