ITFC 0 Rotherham 1

ITFC 0 Rotherham 1

Town lost against struggling Rotherham today. Enough said? Yes, except to say:

I have no interest in the rest of the season. Why should anyone support the Town when they keep going from bad to worse? Sadly, supporting the Town is a waste of time.
I could say more, but what is the point?! I could really say a lot more, but really there is no point.

By the way, I am a true Town supporter and I have to face the plain fact, that it is true that Town are at the moment, a very mediocre football team and they get the support and reward they deserve! I have constantly stuck by them, and they constantly let me down.
Enough is enough and this is not good enough. Goodluck Town, from a very longstanding and loyal supporter, who can take no more of this awful football this year! As ever, I hope for better from Town but I cannot cope with being constantly let down…. 🙁

ITFC 2 Blackburn 0

Town won at home last night. Town 2 Blackburn 0.
This was much needed (last Saturday, Town lost away at Cardiff.. Cardiff 1 Town 0).

I didn’t listen to the match, as I was out in Ipswich playing a team chess match and I won!
I saw the goals on TV replay. 2 goals for Daryl Murphy on his birthday!

This was a much needed win and Town are in eighth place just a point below the play-off positions (ie top 6). Town need to play well and keep getting points to keep up their play off hopes and chances.

Anyway, well played Town! COYB!!

Bolton 2 ITFC 2

Town were 2-0 up away against Bolton last Tuesday and ended up with a draw, losing a goal to a penalty in the 7th minute of extra time!

So once again, Town throw away 2 points needlessly. The manner of the penalty was truly awful. It was a huge error by Ainsley Maitland Niles who was defending by the goal line just outside the penalty area and trying to hold off a Bolton player for the ball to go out for a goal kick. The Bolton player went around MNiles like he wasn’t there and took the ball in the penalty area toward goal and MNiles tried tackling from behind and the Bolton player went down. Penalty. Dreadful play from Maitland Niles.

When I watched the home match against Portsmouth I was surprised how much stick he got from Town fans around me. I knew why, because his final ball/pass was often poor and ended up giving the ball away after initial skill on the ball and moving forward. I thought the critiscism was harsh, but now I see what a liability he actually is and I do not now want him in the team unless he improves dramatically! It is a shame, because he has talent (he scored a great away goal at Portsmouth) but he is just not all round good enough as a Championship player right now.

Town are away to Cardiff tomorrow and that will be tough as Cardiff are a good side in good form. Town are of course capable of winning if they play well, but how will they respond to that overall poor away performance at Bolton? I know this sounds harsh, but the Town need to play well consistently to get into the play-offs and I am not confident they are good enough to do that. Certainly the injury list has been a factor for Town but I thought we had a strong squad and it turns out it is not so strong and we badly miss our best players. I feel Town do have the capability but do they have the confidence and do they feel they have the capability and if so are they ever going to realise it?! I will still cheer for the Town though ..COME ON YOU BLUES!!

Ipswich Town 1 Nottingham Forest 0

Town played well today to beat Nottingham Forest at home.
This good performance comes after a much needed away win against Huddersfield last week (Huddersfield 0 ITFC 1).
Pringle scored both goals! I do not know anything about Pringle except he is on loan from Fulham and has scored in successive games for Town.

Against Forest today, Town played much better than last week and are just a point away from the playoff places and have a game in hand.

Town have had quite a few injuries to contend with recently but keep themselves in contention for promotion. It is getting vital to get points now as other teams are putting good runs together, notably Birmingham and Cardiff.

So well played Town and I believe Town’s next games are against Bolton and Rotherham both of which should be winnable but Town cannot be complacent especially as those teams are playing hard for points to get them out of the relegation places.

Keep playing well Town…COME ON YOU BLUES….goodluck for the next game!