Sunday, 31 March 2013

Dirty Leeds

Saturday 30 March 2013, Ipswich Town 3 Leeds United 0 - Championship, Portman Road

Dirty Leeds, the Yorkshire club were on top but shot themselves in the foot as they can't tear themselves away from their dirty side - good win, much needed as all the teams around us also won

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Leave it late

Saturday 16 March 2013, Ipswich Town 1 Bolton Wanderers 0, Championship- Portman Road

We left it late but what a result - as it seems all the bottom teams keep winning, 3 points were needed- great pass by JET- can understand concerns about his work rate but we need his skills on the pitch

Sunday, 10 March 2013

We can pass!

Saturday 9 March 2013, Peterborough United 0 Ipswich Town 0 - Championship, London Road

How we never won? But what we did do for the first time in ages, was pass! Hyam was even knocking 60 yard passes! Other results did not go our way but if we continue to play like that we will be safe.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

In the cup, out of the cup, back in and now out!

Wednesday 6 March 2013, Lowestoft Town 1 Ipswich Town XI 0, Suffolk Premier Cup Semi-final at Walmer Road, Kirkley

Some may say justice as we should not have been in it but we lost to Lowestoft a team that had six former academy players in their side plus a former Town trialist - good football played by the trawlermen and in the end deserved their victory against a very young Town side- Walmer Road was a nice venue and must get back there for a Saturday game.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

We only have nine men

Tuesday 5 March 2013 - Nottingham Forest 1 Ipswich Town 0 - Championship, City Ground

Martin off - stupid- Steadman off- unlucky, but we almost held on- lads played well

Monday, 4 March 2013

Longest bar in Europe and a G4 pitch

Sunday 3 March 2013 - Saracens 35 London Weslh 14, Arriva Premiership- Allianz Stadium

Sunday saw me in North London as my daughter had set up a treat for my birthday - a visit to the Allianz Park - new hoime of Rugby side Saracens - and the novelty of a G4 pitch.

a former athletics stadium- well still an athletics stadium - Copthall Stadium, 3 temporary stands are laid out but with one amazing new stand – underneath it there is the longest bar in Europe. Surprise it is not all corporate- unlike Twickenham and the normal punter is spoilt. More different types of food than you can think of – I had a lamb curry wrap and you can even order a domino pizza that is delivered to your seat at half time. Beer is cheap and in special Saracens mugs.

Then you have the G4 pitch a godsend to a club like this and expect to see more of them in the UK soon in both top level rugby but also in the lower echelons of non-league football. If you get a chance go to Allianz Park, though expect the ‘sold out’ sign to go up at most of the remaining matches this season.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Fighting hard

Saturday 2 March 2013, Ipswich Town 1 Leicester City 0 - Championship, Portman Road

The team had to fight and they did- 3 points gained, summed up by the running of Chopra up front and when sub JET threw himnself in front of a Leicester shot with seconds remaining - well done lads