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Norwich and Ipswich are pretty much evenly matched. Like it or not, our recent results against other and league form and postion add weight to this.

It’s laughable how some on here think we are miles ahead of them still. It just isn’t the case at the moment.
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Until they manage to break our unbeaten run against them, we have the bragging rights. End of story.





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<BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/forums/pinkun-forums/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>Ben wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4"><div>what !</div><div><br></div><div>We ably countered their hoofball. Something they were reduced to once 'all else failed'.</div><div><br></div><div>You can only play who is on the pitch against you. Many of our players have only recently encountered the 'boisterous' nature of the Championship. They will adapt, as have Vrancic, Leitner and Onel. <br></div><div><br></div><div>If we keep playing like that we will be up near the top six. <br></div></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>



So when they went 'direct' in second half you dismiss it as 'hoof ball' but when we pump high balls up to our lone striker who has zero support what's that then?? If we produce Portman Road performances there's only one place we're heading and it certainly ain't top six!!
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<BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/forums/pinkun-forums/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>lake district canary wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4"><div>Until they manage to break our unbeaten run against them, we have the bragging rights. End of story. <br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

Although we're unbeaten since 2009, we have won just 1 of the last 6 meetings. At that rate the bragging rights won't last much longer. We were minutes away from losing them at "fortress" Carrow Road last year, I remember it vividly.
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 Canary Wundaboy wrote:
 lake district canary wrote:
Until they manage to break our unbeaten run against them, we have the bragging rights. End of story.


Although we're unbeaten since 2009, we have won just 1 of the last 6 meetings. At that rate the bragging rights won't last much longer. We were minutes away from losing them at "fortress" Carrow Road last year, I remember it vividly.


Unbeaten is unbeaten.
Long may it last.
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<BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/forums/pinkun-forums/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>Canary Wundaboy wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4"><BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/forums/pinkun-forums/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>lake district canary wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4"><div>Until they manage to break our unbeaten run against them, we have the bragging rights. End of story. <br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

Although we're unbeaten since 2009, we have won just 1 of the last 6 meetings. At that rate the bragging rights won't last much longer. We were minutes away from losing them at "fortress" Carrow Road last year, I remember it vividly.</td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>


But we didn’t....and haven’t since 2009.

Yes it was a terrible game on Sunday, we were really poor and are going to have to improve, but the most important thing and what made me more than happy enough after a football match is that we didn’t lose to that lot.

We didn’t lose, job done.
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Didn’t think it was that bad, watch the highlights
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I don't spend too much time thinking about Ipswich but imo they are a team who could well be relegated this season where as I think we will comfortably avoid it.

I also think with our recruitment in a young team who are for the most part holding their own we have a bright future and as long as we see improvement from season to season I'll have little complaints.

I think Ipswich have tried to the same but their recruitment seems to have been poor, we've had a few who haven't worked out (Franke, Husband) but otherwise Im pleased with the signings we've made under Farke and Webber when you consider the value of them. Where as Ipswich have let go of their talisman in Waghorn and so far the replacements seem better suited to league 1 than here.

Long way to go yet
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Seems to me we that we put up a perfectly acceptable Championship performance away from home.

We held strongly against the expected derby day onslaught which buoyed by a large, vociferous and baying home crowd firing the players up.

They threw their all at us, we rarely reached the heights but didn't give way and, by playing that ten minutes or so of better football, achieved the desired equaliser.

If that's the best they can do then no wonder they are placed firmly in the drop zone. We can and will do better.

1-1 away from home in the Chumps is ok, and whilst the result gave Farke breathing space he's not off the hook, imo.

I would be more worried about a manager, who having talked the talk, changed course so much that hoof-ball was all he had left on the day, whilst starting with three debutant loan players at the expense of those that he had spent much of the limited ITFC funds on since barn storming into that club.
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Quite like this thread where the OP wants to ** off Maddisson, but no one joins him


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Good points there BroadstairsR , although I am a worried NCFC fan... I think they are worse off than we are! Omg , they were the home team...

The better players are still playing for #ncfc , it's up to the manager to get the best out of them...and that's where the problem is atm.
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Two poor teams cancelled each othe out. One of them will probably be relegated and I don’t think it will be us.
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 BroadstairsR wrote:
Seems to me we that we put up a perfectly acceptable Championship performance away from home. We held strongly against the expected derby day onslaught which buoyed by a large, vociferous and baying home crowd firing the players up. They threw their all at us, we rarely reached the heights but didn't give way and, by playing that ten minutes or so of better football, achieved the desired equaliser. If that's the best they can do then no wonder they are placed firmly in the drop zone. We can and will do better. 1-1 away from home in the Chumps is ok, and whilst the result gave Farke breathing space he's not off the hook, imo. I would be more worried about a manager, who having talked the talk, changed course so much that hoof-ball was all he had left on the day, whilst starting with three debutant loan players at the expense of those that he had spent much of the limited ITFC funds on since barn storming into that club.

 

Very much how I see it.  And a "massive" crowd for Poorman road I think...

 

Definitely Farke has a breathing space - but that's all.  I think our squad is realistically good enough for the playoffs and it's up to him to get them performing to that level.


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It will take time.

We are not bringing in 'up to speed' league players, but those not accustomed to the 'rough and tumble' of the Championship. However we have seen a lot of progress with the squad - something that will continue I am sure.

Some have 'hit the ground running' so to speak eg Pukki and Buendia. Development can certainly be seen in Vrancic, Onel and Leitner with youth players coming through looking the part rather than being used to patch up a thin squad.

Talk of Farke having so many games is absolute nonsense.This is about a long term structure being developed, from the seeds of a working youth set up. Only now, ir appears to far more focused and determined. Those who want (and expect) City to have a right of promotion are deluding themselves.

For my part, watching players stepping up and working at it is far more enjoyable than seeing non committed players seeing us as little else than a fat pay packet. And just as a few will not make that step up, Franke, Husband, Effete so a number of 'fans' will fall by the wayside, just as there we 40,00 at Wembley May 2015 yet a thousand or so empty seats at CR this season.

Stick it out, or use a stick to beat the club. We've been here before and it will come good. It just depends on how committed to the club you are, I suppose.

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Last season we generally did better against the better sides and struggled against the more "blood and thunder" teams. Nothing that I have seen so far this season suggests that has changed and I think that needs addressing.

Looking forward to seeing McLean and Marshall to come back into the side for those types of opponent and think that both would have made an impact of the game on Sunday.

We're not going down but not sure they'll be a Derby next season. We made over 40 headed clearances - tells its own story doesn't it?
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