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Match Day Thread - Ipswich Town v Blackpool - 15/02/14
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Match Day Thread - Ipswich Town v Blackpool - 15/02/14
Blackpool v Ipswich Town


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Saturday 15th February 2014 - Kick off 3.00 pm
Portman Road, Ipswich

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MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head
All the figures for you stattos between these 2 clubs


Table Positions:

Championship Table
Blackpool - 16th
Ipswich Town - 8th

Ipswich Town Recent form:

Sat 8 Feb 2014 - Championship
Barnsley 2 - 2 Ipswich

Sat 1 Feb 2014 - Championship
Ipswich 1 - 0 Bolton

Tue 28 Jan 2014 - Championship
Leeds 1 - 1 Ipswich

Sat 25 Jan 2014 - Championship
Ipswich 2 - 0 Reading

Blackpool Recent form:

Sat 8 Feb 2014 - Championship
Blackpool 1 - 1 Nottm Forest

Sat 1 Feb 2014 - Championship
Blackburn 2 - 0 Blackpool

Tue 28 Jan 2014 - Championship
Reading 5 - 1 Blackpool

Sat 25 Jan 2014 - Championship
Blackpool 1 - 1 Doncaster


IPSWICH TOWN INFORMATION

Background:

Full name Ipswich Town Football Club
Nickname(s) The Blues, The Tractor Boys
Founded 1878
Ground Portman Road,Ipswich, (capacity: 30,311)
Owner Marcus Evans

Ipswich Town Football Club are an English professional football team based in Ipswich, Suffolk. As of the 2012–13 season, they play in the Football League Championship, having last appeared in the Premier League in 2001–02, making them the league's longest-serving club.

The club was founded in 1878 but did not turn professional until 1936, and was subsequently elected to join the Football League in 1938. They play their home games at Portman Road in Ipswich. The only fully professional football club in Suffolk.

Ipswich won the English league title once, in 1961–62, and have been runners-up twice in 1980–81 and 1981–82. They won the FA Cup in 1977–78, and the UEFA Cup in 1980–81.

In the past ten years, statues of both Sir Alf Ramsey and Sir Bobby Robson have been unveiled outside the stadium. The North Stand was renamed in honour of former manager Bobby Robson in September 2009. On 31 March 2012, the South Stand was renamed in honour of Ipswich and England's former manager Sir Alf Ramsey.

Club Website: http://www.itfc.co.uk/

Manager:

Mick McCarthy - wiki


Rivalries:

Ipswich have a long-standing and fierce rivalry with Norwich City in Norfolk, with whom they have contested the East Anglian derby 138 times since 1902.

When the two teams meet it is known as the 'East Anglian derby', or, informally, as the 'Old Farm derby', a comic reference to the 'Old Firm Derby'

Famous Fans:

Pop idol and apparently good egg - Will Young
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And

Childrens TV entertainer when I was a nipper - Brian Cant (that's Cant)
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Info Nugget

Interestingly a number of Ipswich players featured alongside Sylvester Stallone and Pelé in the 1981 prisoner of war film Escape to Victory, including John Wark, Russell Osman, Robin Turner, Laurie Sivell and Kevin O'Callaghan. Other Ipswich Town players stood in for actors in the football scenes—Kevin Beattie for Michael Caine, and Paul Cooper for Sylvester Stallone.

MATCHDAY EXPECTATIONS

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Team news

Ipswich Town will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to five matches when they host Blackpool in the Championship this weekend.

Manager Mick McCarthy is not expected to have any fresh injury concerns following last weekend's 2-2 draw with Barnsley.

Republic of Ireland international Paul Green, who joined the Tractor Boys on an emergency loan from Leeds United last weekend, could be in line to make his first start for his new side, having been named on the bench last time out.

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, who is yet to make his league debut for the club, is nearing a return to fitness from a hamstring injury, but would likely only feature on the bench if he is included in the matchday squad.

Ipswich head into the match sitting outside the playoff places in the Championship table, but three points on Saturday could put them back inside the top six.

By contrast, Blackpool need the win to avoid being dragged into the relegation battle.

A run of 13 games without victory for the visitors has seen them slip down to 16th in the table, leaving them 10 points clear of the drop zone.

Neal Bishop, who has been out with a hamstring injury since January, is in contention for a return to action, having played all 90 minutes for a Blackpool XI side against Rochdale earlier this week.

The Seasiders will also be keeping their fingers crossed that Ricardo Fuller is back, after he failed a late fitness test ahead of their last match.

Otherwise, Barry Ferguson is expected to have the same squad available that drew with Nottingham Forest last weekend.

Away Ground Info

Everything you need to know from how to get there and which pubs to drink in can be found on this excellent website which contains everything the discerning visitor to any football ground should use as their bible:

http://www.footballgroundguide.com/ipswich_town/

Ticket news

Tickets for Blackpool's away trip to Ipswich Town will be available to purchase on the day of the fixture supporters can pay cash only at the turnstiles on Saturday.

Please note: a £2.50 price increase will apply to the below for Adult and Senior tickets on the day, while Junior tickets will cost £1 more.

- £26 for Adults
- £19 for Seniors (60+), NUS and Under-20s
- £10.50 for Under-16s

Wheelchair tickets are priced at £16 per pair.


Onwards and upwards!!

UP THE POOL!!

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BETTING ODDS

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Blackpool 4/1 (betvictor)
Ipswich 5/6 (betvictor)
Draw 13/5 (bet365)

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RE: Match Day Thread - Ipswich Town v Blackpool - 15/02/14
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RE: Match Day Thread - Ipswich Town v Blackpool - 15/02/14
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Quote:Blackpool will be handed a huge boost for the trip to Ipswich with the return of three first team players.

Ricardo Fuller, Neal Bishop and Isaiah Osbourne have all made the long journey to Suffolk today after training this week.

And boss Barry Ferguson hailed the return of striker Fuller as massive, on and off the field.

“Ricardo isn’t match fit, but he’ll be in the squad,” said the boss.

“He’s a big character and someone we’ve missed in the dressing room.

“I asked him to come into the dressing room before the Nottingham Forest game as it’s important to have characters like him around the place.

“It’s great to have Ricardo back.

“We also have Bish and big Ossie back now too.

“There’s a lot of competition and it’s exciting for me.

“It gives me a headache, but I’m not scared of making decisions.”

The options give Ferguson real options and a fully fit squad for the first time during his spell as boss.

It means he’ll have to make some big decisions in his selection, something he seems delighted about.

He said: “It’s a boost that everyone’s coming back.

“It gives me a headache as I have a lot of competition, but that’s what I want.

“The lads have to go and show me through the week that they should be in my starting eleven.

“The standard has been excellent.

“We have a right good squad now, we have a lot of competition now.

“There are places up for grabs now all over the squad.”

http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/sport/...-1-6439326
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RE: Match Day Thread - Ipswich Town v Blackpool - 15/02/14
Ipswich ones to watch:





Barry's thoughts on the game:



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If I was Matt Gilks I'd be watching out for Stephen Hunts sliding challenges Sad-smiley
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RE: Match Day Thread - Ipswich Town v Blackpool - 15/02/14
More from Barry:

Quote:"We've set a marker now and I'll be demanding that kind of performance every week," he said. "I know that you can't play to your potential every week - that's football - but we played in a system that I want to go forward with at home. They did everything I asked of them and I've never had any concern with their commitment and work-rate. What pleased me more last Saturday was that they showed what good players they can be. You could see that as the game went on, their confidence was growing and growing."

Mick McCarthy's side are unbeaten in their last four league fixtures so Ferguson is well aware of what to expect against The Tractor Boys.

"I've come across Mick quite a few times and his teams are always well organised. I've watched them three times this week on video so it's going to be a tough game because they're on a good run.

"We'll train a bit earlier and make sure we get down there in plenty of time. We're going to be positive and try and get three points because we need to get a win under our belts. It's been going on too long now but I can see it coming. I see the boys every day in training and things are going well."

Read more at http://www.blackpoolfc.co.uk/news/articl...DXqAUxd.99
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RE: Match Day Thread - Ipswich Town v Blackpool - 15/02/14
Has Warner made the trip to Ipswich?
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(14-02-2014 10:10)whitstabletangerine Wrote:  Has Warner made the trip to Ipswich?

Hope so with him being our only backup!
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RE: Match Day Thread - Ipswich Town v Blackpool - 15/02/14
Good preview on the Ipswich forum where they have gathered information from here and AVFTT.

http://www.twtd.co.uk/ipswich-town-news/24622?

Apparently AVFTT is more opinionated and we are more considered!
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RE: Match Day Thread - Ipswich Town v Blackpool - 15/02/14
Thats a fair assessment
but they wanna come on after 9pm on a Friday when T77 is in full flow
or anynight after 11pm when Mike has had a few Wink
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Great to hear @MarkWaddington9 and @haz19951 have both travelled with the first team to Ipswich as a reward for their good form.
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