Saturday, 12 January 2019

Won, survived, but will we still be fighting In May?

Saturday 12 January 2019, Ipswich Town 1 Rotherham United 0 - Championship, Portman Road

We survived, not sure how at times, but a win is a win and we are still in their fighting ... but will we still be in May?

Survived crossing into Kent

Friday 11 January 2019, Gillingham Under 18s 1 Ipswich Town Under 18s 2 - FA Youth Cup, 4th Round, Priestfield Stadium

A nightmare of a journey down the A12, but made the game with 10 minutes to spare - an even first half however Town went ahead just before the break with our star player, Dobra getting the goal.
The youth team probably thought that their journey into the next round would now go smoothly but like our trip South, they hot a few hurdles and in the end, the Youth team scraped through with a few minutes to spare.

Thursday, 10 January 2019

And the Jam played ...

Wednesday 9 January 2019, Woking 2 Welling Utd 0 - National League (South), Kingfield

Home of the great Paul Weller, so no surprise to hear the Jam being played over the PA just before kick off, but the fans were more interested to know if the team would suffer after their brave FA Cup battle over the weekend with Watford.

The score seems to say no, and Woking did dominate the first half but only getting the one goal. Second half did see the ;'Cards' tire but a sign of a good team, even with Welling dominating the second half, it was Woking who added a second gaol, securing all 3 points.

Monday, 7 January 2019

First team keep losing and Reserve team keep winning

Monday 7 January 2019, Ipswich Town Under 23s 4 Bristol City Under 23s 2 - Professional Development League, Playford Road Training Ground

City treated the cup with respect

Sunday 6 January 2019, Manchester City 7 Rotherham United 0 - FA Cup 3rd round, Etihad Stadium

Pep picked a strong team, players gave it all and even if Rotherham lost heavily, I am sure their players and fans are glad that City treated the game as they would if they were playing Liverpool or Barcelona.

The stadium, pre match build up, the Academy ground, the athletics stadium - Sport City is impressive, modern and a pleasure to visit. The history of the club is also remembered.

Plus across the road was the Maine Road chippie- Pies with chips and the a choice of gravy, English Curry and Chinese Curry, with a football sticker stuck on the doorframe, modern ground but the chippie had you thinking of the old ground and Moss Side.

One word - embarrassing

Saturday 5 January 2019, Accrington Stanley 1 Ipswich Town 0 - FA Cup, 3rd Round, Crown Ground

But Accrington made us welcome.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Looks like 2019 might just be like 2018 - poor!

Tuesday 1 January 2019, Ipswich Town 2 Millwall 3, - Championship, Portman Road