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Ipswich Town - Bringing Back The Glory Days

A Football Manager 2020 Story
Started on 31 December 2019 by LittleLaney11
Latest Reply on 31 March 2020 by Justice
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THE DARLING BUDS OF MAY by H E Bates - 21/22


The final month of the season has arrived, and with safety secure and no European Football to look for, it could be time for some rotation of the squad so that some more players get some first team football.

TEAM NEWS


07/05/22

The first game of the month sees us host Champions League chasing Chelsea as they look to follow Liverpool and Arsenal into European Football.

Ipswich will welcome back Seppanen and Woolfenden for this game against Chelsea, as they look to end the season on a high with a few good results.

Chelsea are fighting Man United and Man City for a place in the champions League, and will be looking to beat Ipswich to get there, but will do so without Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

IPSWICH: (4-2-3-1) Iversen, Seppanen, Woolfenden, Mavropanos, Mendes, Dozzell, Downes, McCowan, Dobra, Yeboah, Antiste SUBS: Naumov, Williamson, Vincent-Young, Daramy, Tue, Alexandropoulos, Gouiri.

CHELSEA: (4-2-3-1) Kepa, James, Tomori, Ampadu, Aarons, Kovacic, Zaniolo, Bailey, Mount, Sancho, Abraham. SUBS: Schlager, Christensen, Pulisic, Belotti, Nicolas, Felipe, Hudson-Odoi


Expected result as we made a few changes for today’s game, glad to see Woolfy get a goal however.

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TEAM NEWS


15/05/22

The final game of the season sees us travel to another mid table side in Brighton, as we look to end the year on a high.

Brighton will be looking to secure European football for another year, and will be boosted by the returns of Adam Webster and Aaron Connolly.

For Ipswich, they will still be without Amine Gouiri just because of his lack of match fitness, whilst Kane Vincent-Young is still suspended for this game. Luke McCowan is a doubt.

BRIGHTON: (4-4-2) Forster, Mazraoui, Baluta, Webster, Bertrand, Dreyer, Chiquinho, Duncan, Kamano, Connolly, Mlakar. SUBS: Maignan, White, Propper, Andone, Holse, Bryan, Maupay.

IPSWICH: (4-2-3-1) Iversen, Seppanen, Woolfenden, Mavropanos, Mendes, Dozzell, Downes, McCowan, Krizmanic, Tue, Gouiri SUBS: Naumov, Vincent-Young, Yeboah, Daramy, Williamson, Dobra, Rovaglia


Nice way to end the season, securing 13th position in the league, two above Norwich and of course seeing Gouiri pick up ANOTHER goal is great to see as well.

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So there we have it, our first season in the Premier League has ended, and somehow we have defied all expectation and stayed up in our first year, and emphatically at that!!! A brilliant season, so many of our kids stepped up and performed admirably. Next season will of course be tough, but I’m excited to see what we can do. The next update will of course be the annual ‘End of Season Review’

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ScottT - Watford have been sublime this season, shouldn't have been relegated two years ago.
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END OF SEASON VIEW


We have reached the end of the league season, and we have secured ourselves a place in the Premier League for the 2021/22 season. Now that the 2020/21 season has come to a close, its time to look back across the world to see what’s being going on in our save this year.

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So, that’s the round up of all the extra bits that have happened this season. I hope you have enjoyed reading my 2021/22 season with Ipswich Town, and let’s hope 2022/23 can be a belter as well. Our next update will be a look ahead to Pre Season, and any interesting things that happen between now and the 1st of July.
A fantastic season as I've echoed many times. Supporters will be thrilled to finish above Norwich too!
Great season there mate, excellent finish in your first season up. Gouri has been a great signing, actually contemplated signing him for Nottingham Forest but plumped for Andre Gray on loan instead.

JUIN, JUNI, GUIGNO - 22/23


Yeah. That’s right. I’m bilingual..........actually Google Translate is I’m not that gifted.

02/06/22

George Burley has shown his prowess and keen tactical knowledge to lead Ipswich Town to survival in the Premier League; and it has had a massive impact on the way Marcus Evans has been hanging the club in recent years. Earlier in the season, Marcus allowed for the upgrade to the youth facilities and the training facilities, which are due to be completed in October. The Youth Facility Development is key, as this penultimate upgrade will see the facility reach the second maximum level possible. One of Burley’s goals was to develop the youth set up to the physical maximum it could be. Last year the academy coaching was maxed out, in October the youth facilities will be nearly maxed out, and we can confirm that today Evans has maxed out the youth recruitment for Ipswich Town.

I’m very happy that Marcus has granted this request for us. The Youth Recruitment at the highest grade means we can bring through some excellent players, and we are 4 months away from being able to ask for the final upgrade to achieve another of the goals for the save!

Oh, and Manchester United have just spent £70mill on Patrick Cutrone from Wolves. 1 more goal than Amine Gouiri, so I’m looking forward to some £69mill bids for him.

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Burnley have signed Jesse Lingard for £11.75mill, probably the most Burnley-Esque thing I’ve ever seen. In 3 seasons, he has 8 goals and 7 assists.

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Dele Alli joins Man City for £60mill. Guess they need to fill their homegrown quota for the Champions League.

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As the year is 2022, it means there will be a winter break come December, so the season will start earlier than usual. That means we have a couple of friendlies lined up in June to go through. I have already made a few signings, so I’ll try and keep them out of the squad so it doesn’t spoil the transfer update.

TEAM NEWS


25/06/22

Hebei China Fortune vs Ipswich Town

HEBEI CHINA FORTUNE: (4-1-2-2-1) Xiaofeng, Elvedi, Mammana,Konate, Zhipeng, Yuhao, Duque, Meite, Xiang, Chengdong, Marcao. SUBS: Yuan, Gaojun, Lijun, Cheng, Xuedong, Kewei, Hui, Yuda, Ben, Jiangxiang, Yang, Xueshang.

IPSWICH: (4-2-3-1) Tie, Vincent-Young, Woolfenden, Steiring, Williamson, Downes, Bishop, Edwards, Dobra, Tue, Folami. SUBS: Wright, Mendes, McCowan, Naumov, Seppanen, Krizmanic, Dozzell, Kenlock, Gouiri, Thorne, Judge, Alexandropoulos.


2-1 defeat to our affiliate side, heavy rotation just so I could take a look a few players that I was thinking of trying to move on in the summer.

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TEAM NEWS


30/06/22

Shanghai Shenhua vs Ipswich Town

SHANGHAI SHENHUA: (4-4-2) Yuming, Yingbo, Trachsler, Yixuan, Jiajun, Tousart, Jiegel, Lakay, Xinli, El Shaarawy, Yue. SUBS: Yilin, Ziwen, Xiaolong, Yongpo, Zhen, Jun, Ran, Xiaopeng, Zhenhua, Hongkun, Sanchez, Jingyang.

IPSWICH: (4-2-3-1) Naumov, Vincent-Young, Woolfenden, Steiring, Kenlock, Alexandropoulos, Bishop, McCowan, Krizmanic, Tue, Thorne. SUBS: Fossum, Mendes, Edwards, Tie, Seppanen, Folami, Dozzell, Williamson, Gouiri, Antiste, Black, Downes


Excellent result against a very good Shanghai side. Teddy Bishop now has 3 goals in 2 games, could be someone to keep hold off for this year.

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So that’s the end of the June update. Not as much happened here compared to last season, but that’s because Marcus granted us a lot of new improvements last year + I was working on new contracts. A lot of people got new contracts during the season this time. Next update will be the July run through. As this is the World Cup year, it means we start the season in July, so my transfer window time has decreased massively. How will that affect us this year?


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ScottT - getting those two wins over Norwich was the icing on the cake for a first season. Shame they won the FA Cup in the end.

Imagine - Gouiri is immense, still can't believe Lyon let him leave for so cheap. Already £15mill + value right now.
The Marcus Evans in-game must be an imposter with the generosity he shows!
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JUILLET, JULI, LUGLIO - 22/23


We enter July with a couple of pre season friendlies, and then our first 2 league games due to the nature of the World Cup

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TRANSFERS


01/07/22




So that's the transfers for the month of July, and with the window shut because of the early start there will be business in August. I am very happy with the squad for this season, and I am hoping for more success like last year.

CAM - Nikola Colic
CB - Dominik Dinga
CM - Ridle Baku
LW - Ryan Kent
GK - Denes Dibusz
CB - Baba Fernandes
GK - Ismael Ferreyra
ST - Luke Webb
ST - Dean Martin
RW - Kim Hvilsom
CM - Ignacio Olivera
CM - Ian Walmsley
CM - Jake Cain
CB - Oliver Denham
CB - Sam McClelland

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PRE SEASON GAMES


09/07/22

Crewe Alexandra vs Ipswich Town

Blue = trialist

CREWE: (4-1-2-2-1) Jamieson, Fleming, Wrench, Lacey, Offord, Clarke, Hartshorn, Heath, Ainley, Vasiljev, Onyeka, SUBS: Legrand-Akpo, Craig, Robbins, Johnson, Marsden, Stubbs, Levey, Dudley, Kelly, Barlow, Mbulu, Finney.

IPSWICH: (4-2-3-1) Naumov, Seppanen, Steiring, Williamson, Mendes, Alexandropoulos, Thorne, Antiste, Krizmanic, Cain, Martin. SUBS: Tie, Woolfenden, Dozzell, Gouiri, Vincent-Young, Downes, Webb, Denham, Tue, Simpson, Ezeh, McCowan.


Good win to start July, plus a hat trick for our new signing Dean Martin.

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12/07/22

Ipswich Town vs Beerschot VA

IPSWICH: (4-2-3-1) Naumov, Denham, Foucault, Ezeh, Williamson, Alexandropoulos, Thorne, Cain, Krizmanic, Shade, Martin. SUBS: Tie, Burgess, Smith, Webb, Bagott, El Mizouni, Simpson, Solanke, Dixon-Bonner, Brown, Ngubane, Steele.

BEERSCHOT VA: (4-2-3-1) Vanhamel, Gugnuyk, Muanza, Severin, Hartman, Toure, Andre, Barmen, Laurent, Tissoudali, Vancamp, SUBS: Nke, Ba, Verhoeven, Ntelo, Jacobs, Karamoko, Riis, Holzhauser, Noubissi, Bourdin, Huyghebaert, Conte.


Another win for our side, and two more goals for Dean Martin. Oh he looks like a treat this year.

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16/07/22

Ipswich Town vs Troyes

IPSWICH: (4-2-3-1) Naumov, Seppanen, Foucault, Steiring, Mendes, Dozzell, Alexandropoulos, Cain, Krizmanic, Dobra, Webb. SUBS: Book, Denham, Downes, Gouiri, Woolfenden, McCowan, Antiste, Vincent-Young, McAuley-Hoyte, Simpson, Williamson, Tue.

TROYES: (4-2-3-1) Allagbe, El Hajjam, Giraudon, Disasi, Mazan, Dos Santos, M’Changama, Vidal, Khaoui, Embalo, Tosun. SUBS: Dubois, Dembele, Massouema, Ouattara, Sallaberry, Salmier, Antonio, Bombo, Pinault, Hlatshwayo, Katranis, Chouiar.


Another nice win which was actually part of a friendly cup, so now we have a good the next day against Sassuolo

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17/07/22

Ipswich Town vs Sassuolo

IPSWICH: (4-2-3-1) Naumov, Vincent-Young, Burgess, Woolfenden, Mendes, Alexandropoulos, Downes, Tue, Krizmanic, Gouiri, Antiste. SUBS: Book, Williamson, Dozzell, McAuley-Hoyte, Denham, Cain, Simpson, Foucault, Dobra, Webb, Ezeh, Smith.

SASSUOLO: (4-1-2-2-1) Russo, Tasevski, Goldaniga, Ferrari, Fontanarosa, Obiang, Traore, Chiemerie, Fernandes, Babacar, Brignola. SUBS: Consigli, Magnani, Barreal, Berardi, Leris, Villa, Odgaard, Fernandinho, Scamacca, Cavalinni, Tassi, Manara.


Shame to lose but it’s only a friendly cup. Doesn’t bother me in slightest, just happy to get closer to the season with everyone’s match fitness up.

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TEAM NEWS


23/07/22

The first game of the new Premier League season is about to begin. We are obviously the favourites to get relegated, so let’s see if we can cause some more upsets.

Everton will be looking for a good start to the first season back in the Championship, but will have to do so without Pedro Neto who is suspended.

Ipswich will be looking for another solid season in the Premier League, but must do so without Luke McCowan for the first few games.

EVERTON: (4-2-3-1) Pickford, Paterson, Nelsson, Holgate, Rebocho, Dendoncker, Baningime, Lopes, Gordon, Fraser, Kean. SUBS: Karius, Bard, Sunjic, Sanabria, Bernard, Gibson, Solanke.

IPSWICH: (4-2-3-1) Naumov, Seppanen, Woolfenden, Dinga, Mendes, Dozzell, Downes, Tue, Colic, Gouiri, Martin. SUBS: Dibusz, Fernandes, Alexandropoulos, Antiste, Vincent-Young, Baku, Krizmanic.


Excellent way to start the season. Seating away a newly promoted side on the up, and especially happy to see Martin and Coric on the scoresheet. Also we were supposed to play United on the 30th, but the game has been moved back to the 1st of August.

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ScottT - its honestly like its a different person with the same name. Can't believe the amount of upgrades he is allowing me to work with.
A great effort to stay up last season. It was a very inconsistent season at times with some results being incredible then followed up by a disappointing one. Had you been slightly more consistent, I think a top 7 finish isn't out of reach. A great start to this season, and next month will be a real test playing the two Manchester clubs, Leicester and Leeds who had a good season last year!
Wish you all the best in the upcoming fixtures (apart from against Leeds ;) )
You are extremely savvy in the transfer market, that's for certain. An excellent result to begin the new Premier League season.
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AOUT, AUGUST, AGOSTO - 22/23


The season officially started a week ago against Everton, but we are finally away from the cruel nature of the transfer window and into the crux of the season. August has arrived, let’s see how many points we can get.

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TEAM NEWS


01/08/22

The first game of the month sees us host Manchester United in a game that was supposed to he played in July, but the Premier League have moved in to Monday Night Football. Wonder what Gary and Jamie think of Ipswich?

Ipswich have a slight injury problem at the beginning of the season, with Luke Woolfenden, Luke McCowan and Nikola Colic all our injured for this game against Manchester United.

Man United themselves have a few injuries to work with, as Marco Asensio is out fully for this game, whilst Marcus Rashford is a doubt with a fractured wrist.

IPSWICH: (4-2-3-1) Dibusz, Seppanen, Dinga, Fernandes, Mendes, Dozzell, Downes, Tue, Krizmanic, Gouiri, Martin. SUBS: Naumov, Vincent-Young, Alexandropoulos, Antiste, Williamson, Dobra, Kent

MAN UNITED: (4-2-3-1) De Gea, Dalot, Alvarez, Umtiti, Emerson, Cristante, Pogba, Correa, Fernandes, Lopes, Cutrone. SUBS: Henderson, Maguire, Gomes, Martial, Mejbri, Wan-Bissaka, Greenwood.


Too good for us. 3 key players out injured, forcing some of ours to play out of position and needing kids to plug the holes. 6-2 does flatter them, as it was 2-2 in the 80th minute. 50/50 possession, both sides had 14th shots on target. De Gea is better than Dibusz, simple.

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06/08/22

The next game of the month sees us host another top level side in Leicester City, as we look to bounce back from the defeat to Man United. The U23s are back in the Leasing.Com Trophy, and did alright last season reaching the 2nd Round. Here’s hoping they can go one further.

Ipswich still have Woolfenden, McCowan and Colic injured for today’s game, whilst Nuno Mendes has a tight hamstring so will sit our as well.

Leicester have a fully fit side to face Ipswich for today’s game, as they looked to move back towards the top of the table.

IPSWICH: (4-2-3-1) Naumov, Seppanen, Dinga, Fernandes, Vincent-Young, Dozzell, Downes, Tue, Krizmanic, Kent, Gouiri. SUBS: Dibusz, Williamson, Alexandropoulos, Antiste, Baku, Dobra, Martin

LEICESTER: (4-1-2-2-1) Gunn, Pereira, Soyuncu, Miazga, Justin, Brito, Tielemans,Ndidi, Deulofeu, Perisic, Mariano. SUBS: Iversen, Maitland-Niles, Hughes, Iheanacho, Praet, Papetti, Downes.


We can’t keep getting these injuries all the time that affect the team so much. 4 key player all missing at once doesn’t help. Another even game decided by a terrible defensive mistake. Need to start picking up points soon.

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11/08/22

The third game of the month sees us travel to Crystal Palace in the Carabao Cup. For some unknown, incompetent reason, the organisers of the cup have forced us to play on Thursday, and the Prem have forced us to play Man City on the Saturday. It’s as if they are desperate for us to get relegated with endless injuries.

Crystal Palace will be without Amin Younes and Theo Hernandez for this game against Ipswich today, but they also may look to rotate considering the scheduling error.

Ipswich will once again have a few players out injured, plus Vincent Young has just been ruled out for a month with a abdominal strain, but because of the embarrassing nature of the schedule, they will probably rotate all 18 squad members as not let any first teamers play.

CRYSTAL PALACE: (4-2-3-1) Walton, Matheson, Lacroix, Kalaica, Hickey, Travnik, Pereira, Fiabema, Kraev, Wright, Maja. SUBS: Meixedo, Williams, Bees, Barnett, Stanley, Humphrey, Henry.

IPSWICH: (4-2-3-1) Dibusz, Seppanen, Fernandes, Steiring, Williamson, Alexandropoulos, Baku, McCowan, Dobra, Kent, Antiste SUBS: Naumov, Mendes, Chambers, Cain, Bishop, Vukoje, Tue.


Full rotation. Hate the Cup. Hate the prem for forcing this on the team.

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13/08/22

The next game is against high flying Man City, as we look to end the three game losing streak we are currently on.

Ipswich will still be without Luke Woolfenden and Kane Vincent-Young for this game, but Luke McCowan and Nikola Colic are both fit for the game.

Man City will be without Raheem Sterling in this game, but other than that they have a fully fit side to work with.

IPSWICH: (4-2-3-1) Naumov, Seppanen, Dinga, Fernandes, Mendes, Dozzell, Downes, McCowan, Colic, Tue, Gouiri. SUBS: Dibusz, Williamson, Krizmanic, Martin, Steiring, Dobra, Antiste

MAN CITY: (4-1-2-2-1) Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Ake, Neves, Vershaeran, De Bruyne, B Silva, Alli, Foden. SUBS: Muric, Ajer, Saka, Silva, Sane, Rodri, Ramos.


Another even game decided by poor defending. Good to see Colic get on the scoresheet for the first time as well.

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20/08/22

The penultimate game of the month sees us travel to mid table Leeds United off the back of 4 straight defeats.

Leeds will be without Jaunpi for this game with knee tendinitis, but other than that they have a full set of players to choose from.

Ipswich are without Kane Vincent-Young for this game, whilst Luke Woolfenden will require a late fitness test to see if he is fit enough to play.

LEEDS: (4-2-3-1) Omlin, Shackleton, Holding, Cooper, Taylor, Bogusz, Kenneh, Costa, Sallai, Gray, Edmondson. SUBS: Granata, Rodon, Pjaca, Ings, Weeks, Seigers, Roberts.

IPSWICH: (4-4-2) Naumov, Seppanen, Woolfenden, Fernandes, Mendes, McCowan, Downes, Dozzell, Tue, Gouiri, Martin. SUBS: Dibusz, Williamson, Colic, Antiste, Baku, Dobra, Krizmanic


I’ll take a point away from home, we just need to start snatching points when we are playing at Portman Road and then I’ll be happy.

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28/08/22

The final game of the month sees us travel to relegation threatened Sheff United, as we look to end the month on a high.

Sheffield United have a full side as the face Ipswich in this early 6 pointer in the season.

Ipswich are without Kane Vincent-Young, Dean Martin and Dominik Dinga for this game as FM love making it virtually impossible for me to do well this year.

SHEFF UTD: (4-2-3-1) Randolph, Baldock, Keane, O’Connell, Dummett, Norwood, Piotrowski, Townsend, Verre, Robinson, McBurnie, SUBS: Hahn, Luis, Freeman, Mir, Jensen, Basham, Rogic.

IPSWICH: (4-2-3-1) Naumov, Seppanen, Woolfenden, Fernandes, Mendes, Dozzell, Downes, McCowan, Colic, Tue, Gouiri. SUBS: Dibusz, Baku, Dobra, Antiste, Steiring, Alexandropoulos, Krizmanic


I’ll take another point away from home, we just need to start snatching points when we are playing at Portman Road and then I’ll be happy.

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PLAYER OF THE MONTH


Probably our best player in a very bad month. New signing Dean Martin was the key player I was hoping to do well this season, and he’s started very well so far.


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TABLE


Dreadful start to the season for us, as we sit in 15th place with only 1 win this season. Hopefully we can kick on in the coming months, and finally pick up some more wins.


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TheLFCFan - Consistency was a massive issue last year. At times I thought we were going to go down, and others we looked like we could get into Europe.

Jack - I’ll need luck for every game this year!

ScottT - It may look like I’m going to have to start spending bigger on more established names at this point.
An incredibly difficult month when you consider the circumstances.
A real shame you can't pick up so much as a win in those circumstances. Hopefully not a slog of a season ahead for you.

SEPTEMBRE, SEPTEMBER, SETTEMBRE - 22/23


We are 6 games in and I am honestly quite worried about this season. This may be the year that we struggle quite heavy despite having the same and slightly better players compared to last year.

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11/09/22

If you’ve been studying the attendances from our home games the last two seasons, then you’ve probably realised that they didn’t move much of not at all last season from 26,371, and this season they haven’t changed much from 24,789. That’s because for the last year or so, Marcus has been on working on expanding the stadium to around 35,000 seats which will be completed in about 3 weeks.

The first game of the month sees us host Liverpool in a tough game for the home side, as Ipswich will be desperate to move away from the drop zone.

Ipswich will be without Ridle Baku for this game after he sprained his ankle, but will have a fully fit squad for this key game against Liverpool.

Liverpool will be without Joe Gomez who has a calf strain, but will also have a full team to choose from as they look to push for the title once more.

IPSWICH: (4-2-3-1) Naumov, Seppanen, Woolfenden, Fernandes, Mendes, Dozzell, Downes, McCowan, Colic, Tue, Gouiri. SUBS: Dibusz, Williamson, Alexandropoulos, Martin, Dinga, Kent, Krizmanic.

LIVERPOOL: (4-2-3-1) Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Varane, Robertson, Baro, Arthur, Salah, Firmino, Mane, Icardi. SUBS: Grabara, Matip, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Hoever, Rafa.


Massive. Absolutely massive. Two 30 yard daisy cutters from Liverpool meant it was close. Naumov is doing my head in. But we came through brilliantly with Gouiri showing his class.

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16/09/22

The next game of the month sees us travel to mid table West Ham looking to build on our last game against Liverpool.

West Ham will be looking for a win that will push them into the top 4, but will have to do so without Felipe Anderson and Joel Andersson today.

Ipswich still have Baku out injured, whilst Seppanen will require a late fitness test to see if he is fit to play today.

WEST HAM: (4-2-3-1) Von Ballmoos, Zappacosta, Rice, Cardoso, Shaw, Mario, Xhaka, Yarmolenko, Fornals, Trincao, Haller. SUBS: Trott, Malcuit, Lanzini, Burgstaller, Milner, Diop, Welbeck.

IPSWICH: (4-2-3-1) Naumov, Seppanen, Woolfenden, Fernandes, Mendes, Dozzell, Downes, McCowan, Colic, Tue, Gouiri. SUBS: Dibusz, Vincent-Young, Krizmanic, Martin, Kent, Alexandropoulos, Antiste.


Embarrassed. Shocking. Attrocious. All comes to mind when you have 29!!!! Shots in the game, compared to their two. What’s the point playing if they can’t be arsed to turn up.

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25/09/22

The final game of the month sees us host arch rivals Norwich City. We won both game against them last season, so hopefully we can keep our unbeaten run going.

Ipswich will be without Luke McCowan for the next few weeks after he suffered a twisted ankle. Ridle Baku is back but won’t be match fit for today’s game, whilst Nuno Mendes is suspended for this game.

Norwich might be without Baptiste Santamaria as they look for revenge of their nearest rivals after failing to pick up a point against them last season.

IPSWICH: (4-2-3-1) Naumov, Seppanen, Woolfenden, Fernandes, Vincent-Young, Dozzell, Downes, Tue, Colic, Gouiri, Martin. SUBS: Dibusz, Williamson, Dobra, Antiste, Dinga, Alexandropoulos, Krizmanic.

NORWICH: (4-2-3-1) Steffan, Walker-Peters, Godfrey, Zimmerman, Lewis, Ward-Prowse, Choudhury, Dembele, Biuk, Bowen, Claesson, SUBS: Mair, Kurzawa, Cantwell, Terrier, Bellingham, Smalling, Driussi.


We love to show up and play when it’s against our rivals tho! Excellent victory that keeps our 100% record against Norwich this save going.

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PLAYER OF THE MONTH


My player of the year from last year, Amine Gouiri was overshadowed by Dean Martin in August, but has really shown this month. 2 goals and 2 assists in three games has been excellent.


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TABLE


Much better month imo, as we finally get some wins on the board against an outstanding Liverpool side, and a lovely win at Portman Road against Norwich.


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ScottT - nothing seemed to work in August, but it’s interesting what happens when the game doesn’t injure your best players.

Jack - if looks like it might be that kind of season, but two homes win a in a row gives me confidence when at Portman Road.
Great win against Liverpool and bitter rivals Norwich. A couple of results can make the league table make for much better reading at this stage of the season. Hopefully form can be sustained at a reasonable level from here on.

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