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Ipswich Town vs. Wednesday

Portman Road

Saturday, October 27

3pm

Ipswich Town v Owls preview

It may only be October but Wednesday face a proverbial relegation six pointer already when they visit Ipswich Town this weekend.

Both sides occupy relegation places after poor starts to the season and the Tractor Boys have already parted with manager Paul Jewell.

With Milan Mandaric as chairman Owls boss Dave Jones may not be far behind, making this weekend's clash crucial.

Vital Quotes:

Owls boss Dave Jones told the official SWFC website.

'It can't keep going the way it's going, with us playing so well but not hitting the back of the net.

'Sometimes I do feel like I would rather us play below our best but sneak a 1-0 win.

'That's what teams have done against us. We gave a goal away on Wednesday night because we switched off for the first couple of minutes and that ultimately cost us.'

Ipswich Town Team News:

Wednesday have no fresh injury or suspension concerns for the trip to Suffolk.

Jay Bothroyd and Anthony Gardner both missed the midweek defeat at Blackbun but could be fit and available for the clash with Town. Both will have late fitness tests.

Owls boss Dave Jones could make changes following the defeat against Rovers.

Player to watch: Michail Antonio

The wing wizard has been one of the Owls' biggest threats in recent matches and his attacking flair will be key for the Owls in unlocking the Ipswich defence.

Wednesday Team News:

Town will have Chris Hutchings in caretaker control for the first time following the departure of Paul Jewell as boss and it could mean big changes for the hosts.

Elliott Hewitt (tonsillitis) and Paul Taylor (foot) remain Town's only injury absentees.

Player to watch: Carlos Edwards

Edwards may lack the attacking qualities from full-back that he had in his younger years but, as Town skipper, he'll need to be at the top of his game in a crucial clash for the hosts.

Next Fixtures:

v Peterborough United (H) - 27/10/12




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 26 2012

Time: 8:46PM

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Seriously considered giving this forum a rest (ironic cheers from the back!). Thing is, I'm not argumentative by nature but I'll always stand by my opinions in the same way I'd defend the right of others to voice theirs. But there are some major differences right now so we either call a truce or get bogged down in endless repetition. For the record, I think DJ has been found out. He's NOT the brilliant manager others would have us believe. Nowhere near, in fact. No-one can ever take that great run away from him and it was bound to end sometime, but he's had ten games to put it right and results show he's failed miserably. Of course luck plays a part and we haven't been blessed with much of that recently but looking for positives is a bit like clutching at straws. Bothroyd is starting to look the part/ Barkley gets better with each game. Really?? That's not what I see. In Barkley I see an 18yr old who may one day get good enough to play for Everton. He can't tackle, won't track back, can't cross (so naturally takes our corners), can't pick a pass with any consistency and his shooting is woeful. And to make matters even worse, DJ sees fit to change our formation in order to accommodate him. Anyone else prefer to see another striker on the pitch instead? I wouldn't even have Barkley on the bench tbh, can't see the point. Bothroyd? Gimme a break! He's only started showing a bit of form once DJ started playing him out of position. Square pegs, Dave? Let's not go there, huh? So what happened between that glorious night vs. Fulham and our first defeat since February? The transfer window in a nutshell, and the arrival of Bothroyd & Taylor (captain, ffs!) followed by Barkley. What's the opposite of match winner? Well we have three of them, and it seems they'll get picked regardless of form or fitness. During this run we've heard our manager slowly change his tune from blaming (slagging off) everything that moves to the point where he now exaggerates progress to cover up more poor results and mediocre performances. Anything rather than actually shoulder the responsibilty himself. Well I'm sorry, but you can only fool some of the people some of the time. These are two pivotal fixtures coming up and only 6pts will do. Yes, it's finally come to that. Naturally, I'll be hoping for the best along with everyone else but my confidence has gone the same way as my faith, DOWN!
OurMaurice
Seriously considered giving this forum a rest (ironic cheers from the back!). Thing is, I'm not argumentative by nature but I'll always stand by my opinions in the same way I'd defend the right of others to voice theirs. But there are some major differences right now so we either call a truce or get bogged down in endless repetition. For the record, I think DJ has been found out. He's NOT the brilliant manager others would have us believe. Nowhere near, in fact. No-one can ever take that great run away from him and it was bound to end sometime, but he's had ten games to put it right and results show he's failed miserably. Of course luck plays a part and we haven't been blessed with much of that recently but looking for positives is a bit like clutching at straws. Bothroyd is starting to look the part/ Barkley gets better with each game. Really?? That's not what I see. In Barkley I see an 18yr old who may one day get good enough to play for Everton. He can't tackle, won't track back, can't cross (so naturally takes our corners), can't pick a pass with any consistency and his shooting is woeful. And to make matters even worse, DJ sees fit to change our formation in order to accommodate him. Anyone else prefer to see another striker on the pitch instead? I wouldn't even have Barkley on the bench tbh, can't see the point. Bothroyd? Gimme a break! He's only started showing a bit of form once DJ started playing him out of position. Square pegs, Dave? Let's not go there, huh? So what happened between that glorious night vs. Fulham and our first defeat since February? The transfer window in a nutshell, and the arrival of Bothroyd & Taylor (captain, ffs!) followed by Barkley. What's the opposite of match winner? Well we have three of them, and it seems they'll get picked regardless of form or fitness. During this run we've heard our manager slowly change his tune from blaming (slagging off) everything that moves to the point where he now exaggerates progress to cover up more poor results and mediocre performances. Anything rather than actually shoulder the responsibilty himself. Well I'm sorry, but you can only fool some of the people some of the time. These are two pivotal fixtures coming up and only 6pts will do. Yes, it's finally come to that. Naturally, I'll be hoping for the best along with everyone else but my confidence has gone the same way as my faith, DOWN!
OurMaurice
http://www.samaritans.org 08457 90 90 90 they are there to listen and help maurice.
ozzietheowl
http://www.samaritans.org 08457 90 90 90 they are there to listen and help maurice.
ozzietheowl
Unfortunatley OurMaurice i agree with most of what you said. The only exceptoion is i belive Bothroyd will come good, but as you said DJ has been found sadly lacking. We need desperatly a proven striker as Madine the goal machine is not championship class, nor is Ogrady. JJ is not consistant enough at this level and should only be used as an impact player last 20 mins or so. Antonio is coming on and will be a future star. Mr Mandic needs to shell out a few bob and bring in the Kenwyne (legend) Jones as he wont get many starts at Stoke. But lets all the bad and get behind the lads today. UTO
WAWAW Forever
Unfortunatley OurMaurice i agree with most of what you said. The only exceptoion is i belive Bothroyd will come good, but as you said DJ has been found sadly lacking. We need desperatly a proven striker as Madine the goal machine is not championship class, nor is Ogrady. JJ is not consistant enough at this level and should only be used as an impact player last 20 mins or so. Antonio is coming on and will be a future star. Mr Mandic needs to shell out a few bob and bring in the Kenwyne (legend) Jones as he wont get many starts at Stoke. But lets all the bad and get behind the lads today. UTO
WAWAW Forever
HaHaaa... Reverse psychology at it's finest. And a clean sheet to boot! For my next trick, Peterborough at home. Suggestions on a postcard...
OurMaurice
HaHaaa... Reverse psychology at it's finest. And a clean sheet to boot! For my next trick, Peterborough at home. Suggestions on a postcard...
OurMaurice
I believe our next game is a measure of our improvement and i belive Peterborough is our toughest game of the season so far. It will test the attitude of at least 6 our our current first team. and the Posh have the knack of being able to score goals against anybody and worryingly they managed a clean sheet against Derby which is something they never do. I rater fancy we will have to knock in 3 goals again on saturday to beat them. Fingers crossed
andymac-scoresagoal
I believe our next game is a measure of our improvement and i belive Peterborough is our toughest game of the season so far. It will test the attitude of at least 6 our our current first team. and the Posh have the knack of being able to score goals against anybody and worryingly they managed a clean sheet against Derby which is something they never do. I rater fancy we will have to knock in 3 goals again on saturday to beat them. Fingers crossed
andymac-scoresagoal
i tink the game v peterborough could be an aboute cracker.
ozzietheowl
i tink the game v peterborough could be an aboute cracker.
ozzietheowl
 

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