Ipswich 0 Norwich City 1

Lewis Grabban scored his fourth Championship goal for Norwich City in four games to sink Ipswich 1-0 at Portman Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Lewis Grabban scored his fourth Championship goal for Norwich City in four games to sink Ipswich 1-0 at Portman Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Saturday, August 23, 2014
2:14 PM

Norwich City’s red-hot striker Lewis Grabban struck his fourth Championship goal of the season to inflict fresh derby misery on East Anglian rivals Ipswich in Saturday’s televised 1-0 win at Portman Road.

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Grabban was left unattended to despatch Alex Tettey’s header from close range in the 24th minute to move Neil Adams’ men briefly top of the standings before Nottingham Forest and Watford moved ahead of the Canaries later in the afternoon.

City could have added to their lead with a series of counter-attacking bursts, with Town’s best chance spurned by Daryl Murphy in the 50th minute when he headed wide from six yards.

Adams retained the same line up that finished the midweek 3-1 Championship win over Blackburn. Steven Whittaker remained at left-back although Javier Garrido was fit to be included on the bench after his half-time exit with a hamstring injury against Rovers. Russell Martin was on the opposite flank with Ryan Bennett partnering Michael Turner.

New signings Carlos Cuellar and Cameron Jerome were both included on the substitutes’ bench, but there was no place for Andrew Surman.

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy restored David McGoldrick to his line up with the prolific striker still being eased back into frontline action after knee ligament surgery towards the end of last season.

Kyle Lafferty’s tip tackle on Tyrone Mings provided Ipswich with an early opportunity to load the ball into the City penalty box, but Whittaker’s presence was enough to see the initial delivery eventually drop harmlessly out of play.

Ryan Bennett then went down with a pained looked on his features after being caught on his left ankle by Murphy. The City centre back was eventually stretchered off with Garrido made a quicker return than he may have expected following lengthy discussions by Norwich’s management on the touchline. Martin switched back to central defence and Whittaker to right-back.

McGoldrick underlined his importance with a potent burst to wrestle his way past Whittaker but the clip to the back post was stabbed over by Murphy.

Predictably there was little real pattern to the frenetic early skirmishes with Town trying to turn City’s back four using McGoldrick and City trying to control matters through sporadic bouts of possession.

The overlapping Whittaker briefly threatened in behind Mings but Dean Gerken dropped comfortably on his near post cross.

Ipswich-bred Luke Hyam and Bradley Johnson were involved in a minor skirmish which referee Stroud wisely decided to cool with a soothing word or two.

Nathan Redmond used Garrido’s decoy run to slip in Grabban but the in-form striker drilled to Gerken’s right from 20 yards.

Ipswich failed to heed the warning and it was Grabban who nudged City ahead in the 24th minute when he reacted quickest to Tettey’s header back in from Hoolahan’s corner to flick past Gerken from five yards out.

Ipswich tried to reply when Cole Skuse’s clever free kick entice McGoldrick to drill a right-foot shot which rolled a yard wide of Ruddy’s far post.

Tettey and Lafferty both tried from range with the game increasingly stretched. Redmond then teased Hyam down the left flank but Lafferty miscued eight yards out.

Ruddy was well-positioned to gather Murphy’s curled effort at the opposite end before Whittaker’s misplaced ambition proved his undoing when Town’s midfield swarmed over the Scottish international outside his own area but the slaloming McGoldrick hammered over.

Tettey was the latest Norwich player to require treatment following a full-blooded but fair challenge from Mings.

Skuse lifted over after City switched off in their defensive responsibilities at a home corner. Lafferty miscued his header at the opposite end after Redmond delivered a pinpoint free kick earned by the England Under-21 international at the start of seven minutes of additional time for Ryan Bennett’s earlier injury stoppage.

Jay Tabb’s near post run was tracked by Martin who deflected the half-volley behind for a corner hammered over by Paul Anderson.

McGoldrick was then unable to contort his body to connect with Tommy Smith’s flick after the centre back got a run on Turner in the final meaningful act of the opening period.

Ipswich tried to up the ante immediately after the restart but City crowded out Skuse at the edge of Ruddy’s area.

Murphy then planted a header wide from the angle of the six yard box after rising above Garrido to meet Tabb’s cross in an aerial mis-match. But Norwich missed an equally gilt-edged chance and it was Grabban of all people after he profited on confusion in the Town backline to race through but an attempted lob over Gerken drifted over from 10 yards.

Elliott Bennett was introduced in the aftermath for Lafferty with Ipswich now operating at a ferocious pace across midfield and up front in their collective urgings to press City. Grabban led the breakout but was unable to test Gerken again before McGoldrick tested Ruddy at his near post from an acute angle.

Gerken was resolute in the 59th minute when he went full-length to parry from Grabban with Norwich now operating on the counter to a greater degree than at any time in the derby.

Smith then denied the rampant City frontman when he kicked his shot off the home goal line after the striker had rounded Gerken before the over-worked Ipswich keeper dropped on Johnson’s guided shot from City’s number seven.

Town made a trip substitution for the final quarter but City continued to suggest they had survived that home onslaught following the interval; Redmond guided a left-footer over from 20 yards following another break.

Turner’s positioning was key to cut out a dangerous incursion triggered by McGoldrick.

City broke out in the 80th minute with Garrido’s adventurous burst taking him clear but Gerken was resolute at his near post but the Canaries navigated the remaining minutes with few alarms.

• Ipswich: Gerken, Mings, Chambers, Smith, Berra, Skuse, Murphy, McGoldrick, Anderson (Sammon 71), Tabb (Henshall 71), Hyam (Bru 71). Subs (not used): Bialkowski, Parr, Bajner, Hewitt.

• Bookings: Skuse (foul on Lafferty, 28); Mings (foul on Tettey, 82)

• Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, R Bennett (Garrido 7), Turner, Whittaker, Tettey, Johnson, Lafferty (E Bennett 53), Hoolahan (O’Neil 83), Redmond, Grabban. Subs (not used): Rudd, Cuellar, Jerome, Josh Murphy.

• Booking: Lafferty (foul on Tabb, 36)

• Goal: Grabban (24)

• Added on time: 7 minutes / 3 minutes

• Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire)

• Attendance: 25,245 (2,064 away fans)

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  • Nobbly1 I think that you need to learn the offside rule. It's all about when the pass was made and not when he headed it into the net. I think that comment prooves beyond all reasonable doubt how much the majority on here know about football. We can all see that there was a man only 2 yards out when he headed it into the net but that's totally irrelevent because that's not where he was when Tettey headed it back into the box. Even my wife knows the offside rule! And MickMac never said that he had seen the replay either so your clutching at straws with people who only see what they want to see MB. It doesn't make you correct though! And Bald Canary, you mentioning Gary Lineker in the same sentence as Grabban told me all I needed to know about your football knowledge lol. If only.

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    baguio

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

  • Even the morose MickMac had no quarrel with the goal. Perhaps bags should register an appeal with the authorities to get the result overturned, and the points awarded to Ipswich. That should settle him down. Btw; `Dam Spewer` could be construed as a tad offensive but, hey, we have to make allowances.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, August 25, 2014

  • By the way baguio the wins have improved 3 in 3 look at last season you cant compare so go away. What you know about football is a joke.

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    Bald Canary

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • baguio you obviously dont know when the war is lost. Get back in your darkened room and rock back and forth, because to suggest I sit in mine is a joke. I am an away supporter who shouts and will live and die NCFC, so to say I know nothing about football behave. With regard to the other guys on here try apologising. Then you might get some respect.

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    Bald Canary

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • Sorry Baguio but Grabban was clearly onside and not offside as you've suggested. He was played on by the Ipswich player who was on his knees behind him when he headed the ball into the back of the net. Not had that been other way around then yes he'd of been offside. Still what does it matter Norwich beat Ipswich at Poorman Road and grabbed 3 more points. Surely you've got to be happy with that?

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    nobbly1

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • Nothing wrong with your eyes that time then Dam Spewer was there?

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    baguio

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • Bill Punton. You know what STD is?

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    JDeehan

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • Probably moves sideways a lot JD

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • Mr Mad Brewer; his nickname is crabs. Don't ask me why.

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    JDeehan

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • It`s Grabban, boguia.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • Once heard an interview with Nobby Stiles who was asked if he thought the third England goal went over the line in 66 world cup final. His reply was, "Yes, on the day it did." So regards Grabban's goal baguio I have not even seen it but I can tell you that, on the day, it was not offside. Look at the scoreline. Or, in cricket parlance, look at the scorebook. I mean, I am stumped why this matters. We won.

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • @Bald Canary, you stated a while back 'don't treat fans as mugs' well don't treat me like a mug then! I'm well aware that the result stands but there is nothing wrong with my eyes and the pause button works on my remote too! Grabbon is certainly not yet Premiership class so to suggest that he would have kept us up last season is ridiculous and shows us all what you know about football which is clearly next to nothing! Have you not noticed the massive drop in standard from last season or is it exactly the same from where you're sitting?

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    baguio

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • Brilliant yesterday, even if finishing needs improving... If we had Grabban instead of RVW last year we would have stayed up. Only concern is that with this promising 4231 formation we need as many combative midfielders as possible due to injuries over the season.... Currently only Tettey. Johnson and O' Neil are natural fits for these 2 places in the team. Howson and Surman are both better suited to play as part of the 3 further up the field.

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    jops

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • I cannot believe your still banging on about Grabban and his in your misty eyes offside goal baguio. At the end of the day the result stands, and I am sure its no coincidence that Grabban came up with Bournemouth last season and bagged a healthy 22 goals. With regard to spectacles, before you comment on another City match please visit your nearest opticians ASAP before anymore damage is done to your future credibility as a amateur football analyst.

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    Bald Canary

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • MB, whilst I expected to have people disagree with me regarding Grabban I never expected it regarding our goal being off side because it was as clear as black and white. If that was how you saw it then I suggest that you either give Fergie his specs back or at least get some with clear lenses in them because that slight pinky tinge is doing nothing for you credibility on here!

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    baguio

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • I agree Dc. Ipswich looked like a mid table championship team at best. We dominated in defence, midfield and attack. 0-2 would have been a fairly fair scoreline. I agree that Grabban needs work, but you can't knock a guy that has scored 4 goals in 4 games when you have been starved of goals for two seasons. I liked the way that we knocked the ball around as well and there was imagination and flair in there. One player I will pick out for a mention is Nathan Redmond, because he didn't try to overcomplicate things and we had some end product from him. Long may it continue. NABA!!

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    Preston Canary

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • Well that`s the way I saw, it baguio. I am not a qualified referee, but the one in charge of the match seemed to see it the same way. However, I was a qualified cricket umpire, and a favoured cliché in Umpiring circles was the `standard response` to a player`s post-match gripe about being given out: "Did you really think that was out, Ump?". Reply: "Look at the score book". Grabban`s fair value and looks to be fit for purpose. Quite a contrast with Winkel, for sure. Agree reference Johnson; he`s a beast. Turning out to be a decent player, too.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • Could not agree more Igno Rance. High work rate at this level will ensure that chances will come your way. If he can bring the rest of his game up to the same level he will get 30+ goals in this team.

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    baguio

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • Baguio.... Don't necessarily disagree with some of your thoughts re Grabban. However, if he continues to "be lucky" and in the right place at the right time whilst maintaining an impressive work rate, then at this level, he will do a job. I think what he lacks technically he makes up for in endeavour . Horses for courses perhaps?

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    Igno Rance

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • Come on Brewer, Grabbon was clearly offside when the ball was headed back in. It wasn't even close as he was only a yard off the goal line. Turner and the donkey were cuddling nearer the 6 yard line at that point! However with all those chances we were sure to get lucky eventually and anything less than 3 points would have been a travesty. If Ipswich are to standard of a mid table Championship side we must surely get automatic promotion with ease? Johnson and Tettey are going to boss the midfield week in week out. Did anyone fear for the safety of Hyam when he started mixing it with Johnson? A classic case of biting off more than you can chew me thinks?

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    baguio

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • Sorry, LincsCan. It`s ever since Dubya took over my role as Arch Cynic, and Hate Target for the usual suspects. Hey hey, I`ll have to get offa your cloud and take over Dubya`s old Pollyanna pitch. OTBC!! COYY!!!! IAIT!!!!!!

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • Like you, LincsCan, I was on Assombalonga`s case. That said, I`m happy with who Neil did get. As you say, unless Hooper gets to play a useful part, we are short in the experienced striker department. Loza not the `finished article`? Perhaps he`ll feature in the League Cup, with Jerome? How much longer is the Club going to pay Becchio`s & Bassong`s salaries for doing nothing? Bizarre. Specially Becchio. Who IS our recruitment guy since Chester Drawers left??

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • On the stats again MB. Hey, you, get off my cloud

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • ..."Crowd Riot" fetishists, I meant...

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • My view is NA acted early bringing in Grabban and Lafferty to address last season's goal famine and to allow for departures in that dept (although Hooper and Becchio remain). Grabban is proven at Champ level so is a sound signing, regardless of lack of finesse. He may not however be one to be too dependent on. That is why I advocated Assombalonga, who Forest bought for a fee we could have matched. I know it's early season but the Forest new boy is one of three strikers they already have in the Champ top scorer charts. Goals win titles. Unless Hooper joins the party soon we need another striker. Head of Recruitment, go earn you corn .

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    Lincs Canary

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • That was a very good performance.Three well deserved wins from a team that NA has got delivering exactly what he said he would,attacking,entertaining football.The two new strikers appear to be very good signings but special mention must go to Johnson and Tettey.In the three games that I have seen they were immense.Their tackling,closing down and energy has been very impressive but above all, their passing has been first rate.

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    Trevor Sadd

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • Bogaz John, I submitted some sums, repeatedly ethered by Archie, suggesting that a gate substantially below 27,500 would be an indictment of 1p5wich`s curmudgeonly ticket allocation `policy`. that was allowing for around 3,000 `void` seats for the Elfin Safety\Crown Riot fetishists. So they could have allowed us a further 2,250 or so. At, what, £35 a ticket(?) they`ve turned down almost £80,000 in takings. Nose. Cut. Sp!te. Face? I wonder if there will be an Archiehack `article` on the subject...

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • Grabban scored 25 goals for Bournemouth last season and 4 already for us this season. How is that not good enough pray? Yes he should have had a couple more yesterday and we should have won by a bigger margin but all in all I think we can say that that Grabban is more than good enough compared with some we`ve had so I think Baguio is in a minority of one. Messi, Aguero et al play for other clubs in case you hadn`t noticed.

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    stayingup

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • ... so far, anyway, so far ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • While on the subject of nitwits; Good Morning, everybody! Just about recovered from a surfeit of Nelson`s Revenge, Bateman`s XXXB & Green Jack Trawlerboys topped off with a stray pint of Adman`s Ghastly Sh!*. Even Adman`s tasted good after breezing past the hapless Horses. Grabban`s goal offside, baguio? On TV it looked like he was played onside by an 1p5wich player by the post, who had taken a long time getting up after falling over. I think he was trying to con the ref that our nice Michael Turner had fouled him. Bad call. If Grabbs is a lucky striker, long may it continue. As Swiss says; they all count. There can be no comparison with Winkel. RvW was so anonymous, he didn`t even recognize who he was shaving in the morning. `Ethereal` might be a kinder word. Hapless Hughton needed an Ouija Board to detect his presence. Talking of Lucky Strikes, where`s our old pal bluelight? Are you out selling your matches, chap? ;-) Bald Canary; thankyou. Btw; baguio, I think you`re wrong with your summing up of Grabban!

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • Time will tell won't it stayingup? But so far no one can honestly say that I'm wrong with my summing up of Grabban so far, can they?

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    baguio

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • Oh dear the usual nitwits on here!

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    stayingup

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • I think baguio on this one we have to agree to disagree, but as a parting shot if you have watched Gary Lineker and strikers of the same generation they were there at the right time, the ball went in off bizarre parts of the body, but hey if Grabban gets the goals by whatever means without eating opponents then so be it.

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    Bald Canary

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • @Bald Canary, and long may he continue to score (lucky) goals but please don't compare him to Gary Lineker. If I watch the game again the poor touches and missed chances will frustrate me even more. Grabban isn't good enough. Yes I know he's scored 4 goals already but he should have scored loads more than that. If the linesman had correctly put his flag up we would have be cursing all those missed chances. On another game we will be doing just that. We're not going to be playing that shower every week (more is the pity) and we're not always going to be able to create so many chances which Grabban clearly needs to score just one! Sorry but that's how I see it.

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    baguio

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Happy though we all are I just hope we hang on to Ruddy, Redmond, Tettey and Johnson this week This is the backbone of our team and they look a class apart from what is on offer in the Championship. Shame on Ipswich for 5000 empty seats for a derby game. Shows how poor a set up they have compared to ours. Agree with others that Josh deserved a run out today.

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    Bogaz John

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Baguio are you for real Grabban scores goals, rewind Gary Lineker he is a scorer there might be a hint in his name, ps are you a double agent, to run down a guy who has scored 4 out of 4 please watch the game again. While I am on here apologies to Mad Brewer reading your blogs cryptic as they are, very good I just have to lay off the brew myself to understand, very good and very funny. OTBC

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    Bald Canary

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Quite agree Victor. We won ugly today, but sometimes that is the way it has to be. We definitely need another full-back. Whittaker was poor...again

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    Erpingham Tractor

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Btw CanaryWest, do you still think we're heading for mid table with NA in charge or are you eating Humble pie?

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    baguio

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • A good win - just what we needed especially against the old enemy. That said we must concede that it was a very average football match. A workmanlike performance from Norwich but far from a great performance. I can't think of too many City players who had good games but then again they did win - is that all that matters?

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    VictorM

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Guys, I know football and I congratulate him for constantly working to get himself into goal scoring positions because when strikers are out of form it's one of the first things that they stop doing so that they avoid missing chances. I'm no RVW fan as he was far too idle for me but lets not forget we're in a different league now too. Grabbon lacks quality but maybe in this league (which is clearly a massive quality drop from last season) he can get away with. However so far he's done nothing to make me think that we have just replaced Grant Holt. I hope he proves me wrong though!

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    baguio

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Great result again.Think Adams made a big mistake first game and got things totally wrong, but unlike Hughton he's learned from it and turned things around quick. 3 wins in a row. That's been a long time. 3 in a row against Ipswich too. Still the pride of anglia!

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    Chris Mugglestone

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Swiss you are right. Maybe baguio things we should have spent £11m on MCCormack instead.

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    CanaryWest

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • baguio, fair point. Lets put it this way...its the difference between a goal scorer and a non goal scorer. Its not a co-incidence he is constantly in the right place at the right time. More shots on target will simply equal more goals. He does not need to score 25 yard goals...he is a goalscorer and if they bounce off his shin, knee, nose or deflect in, etc, etc, it makes no difference. If you think he a lucky rather than a good striker....what was Van Wolfswinkel?? Just unlucky ??? Grabban has had more attempts on target in 4 games than RVW had all season, or maybe you didnt notice that?

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    CanaryWest

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Regarding the police only making two arrests, well they should have arrested the whole ITFC squad because that performance was criminal!

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    baguio

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Awful conference style football from 1p5wich embarrassing. .. Top of the league at Portman road..lol!!!!! plus awful 1p5wich support they need to get a smaller ground. ..embarrassing. ..

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    Bygravey

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Fed up with being ethered by the plagiarists at Archump Tower. I won`t get angry. I`ll get even. Trust me.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • The miseries of Gippeswic lost out on around 2,000 in ticket sales. Silly. Nose. Spite. face. Etc. My calculations were almost spot on. Even allowing for voiding around 2,500 seats, we could have gifted them about £70,000. Of course, pol!ce overtime could have easily wiped that benefit out. 4 men & 4 horses at £*** per hour... Plus hay for the horses and health food for the slender constables.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Agree with TK ref R. Bennett injury and non use of Josh. It could so easily have been 4-0 or more. OK, Ipswich are clearly bottom halfers, but we minced them. Huge gulf in class. Now Neil can go onward and upward. An away win. Against the Fison Fools. Tolly good fun!!

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • However lucky Grabban might be, they all count and at least he is taking shots that are good enough to keep going. I hope that they train him out of the lower-leauge habit of futzing around trying to control the ball in the box rather than hiting it first time. Holty used to hit it from any number of odd angles and score anyway. Concerning times past, I see that Chris Martin got a couple in Derby's 5-1 thrashing of Fulham who are now bottom with 0 points, -7 GD and noting to show for their £11 M investment in Ross McCormack. That's gotta hurt.

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    Swiss Canary

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • I forgot that even Grabban's goal against Watford took a wicked deflection giving their keeper no chance! Unbelievable!

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    baguio

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • I meant lucky not 'unlucky'.

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    baguio

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • @Canarywest, You didn't answer the question. Penalty saved but bounced straight back to him, open goal that he allowed to be blocked but it bounced straight back to him, offside today but Hoolahan was stood in front of the linesman! If RVW had had this much luck he would have done much better than he did. Like I said, I hope it continues but I don't think it can. Maybe last seasons goals were unlucky too but I haven't studied them as he wasn't in a Norwich shirt then!

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    baguio

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Nice tweets from Holty

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    Pondlife

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • After Wolves I gave NA 3 matches to turn it around and prove he deserved to remain in Charge As we have won all 3 he gets my full support.There will be some hiccups along the way but Mr Roeder he can Manage a football team.As for Ip5wich,they are threadbare of talent just a motley collection of journeymen Pros.We still need another CB.Now he can see the progress NA has made perhaps Bassong will put his toys back in the Pram and turn up to earn his Wages.I agree with Trevor Keith that it is time to give Josh a run out.

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    irongloves

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • baguio, after watching the dire performances of RVW why on earth would you criticise Grabban for scoring 4 in 4 this? Maybe you think his 20++ goals last season were lucky too?

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    CanaryWest

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • The only surprise today was the score-line, very flattering for 1p5wich, they could easily have lost 5-0 and would have had no complaints whatsoever. The gulf in class and quality between City and them is enormous and they are two sides clearly heading in different directions. Lets enjoy, for all we know this may well be the last time City ever play at Portaloo Road again ! OTBC

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    Dubai Canary

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • I'm starting to believe in this squad and the Manager. A conspiracy of hope is building. Really doesn't get any better than winning away at Ipswich to go top of the league with three wins on the trot!

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    kenfoggo

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Have some of that LIZ SNOTT and all you other 1p5wich fans who read our site! Should have been another hammering but who cares, yet another win at your horrible pit of a ground. Your team are woeful, it was easy yet again. And 5000 empty seats?!!! Pathetic and embarrassing, hang your heads in shame. Joke club, £100m in debt. Will there even be an 1p5wich Town in 5 years time? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. City!!!!

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    stephen davis

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Great win again. Is Grabban the luckiest striker to ever pull on a Norwich shirt. I pray that luck doesn't run out anytime soon because his ability appears limited to me? Works hard but he's off side far too often and his second touch is usually a tackle! How has he scored 4 goals already this season?

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    baguio

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • This has made a weekend a brilliant one. To be fair I will put my hands up thinking with some apprehension after the Wolves game we were doomed, but after this onwards and upwards. The only thing we still need is a quality CB for those days when there is a team with a decent striker. But with exception to that not to much to worry about, just keep attacking. OTBC

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    Bald Canary

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Bragging rights re-established. Shame we had to drop to the Championship to do it. Well done. Onwards and upwards.

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    Cornwall Canary

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Putney, yes, it's looking better but still early days. Big win today to shut those idiots up. Blackburn currently winning 3-0 so Tuesday's win shows how good we are. Evening star very quiet as BPBP has mentioned, they are probably all drowning their sorrows and licking their wounds. Onwards and upward. OTBC.

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    FXT Canary

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • It does not get better than this and we can all crow loudly for a few weeks now. However it is a shame we did not put more of the chances away that we created. I really hope Bennett is not too badly injured as our defence looks so much stronger with him there, RM does not impress as a centre back and likewise Whittaker looks better at left back. Hopefully we will see our two new signings given a run out on Tuesday night. It was difficult to pick our Man of the Match as many played well including Tettey, Hoolahan and Grabban. Still not sure why NA plays Redmond on the left as he looks so much better on the right and a shame Murphy was not given a run out second half.

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    TrevorKeith

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Apparently McCarthy's soiling his knickers cos Neil didn't shake hands with him immediately after the game ! Grow up you big girl's blouse.

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    Timbo

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • We shouldn't getting too carried away ,after all it was only small town Ipswich we beat . They need some more dummies to fill their stadium, alongside the breathing ones !

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    spark

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Great result lads! Got the Blues, blues?

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    Yellowfirebird

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Saw the whole thing. Grabban spectacular. Summer's most astute signing. Redmond did well, pace tore open towns fairly solid defence, though he needs to bulk up a bit to stop getting pushed off the ball. Ipswich looked terrified and the only chances they had skyrocketed. Very very positive from the men in yellow. Keep it up boys.

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    Morgan's_tight_pants

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Very nice! Seemed to take our Neil a while to work out how to win. But now he has he can't stop...nice habit to have. And a decent goal difference. Anyone else starting to believe?

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    PutneyCanary

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • And winning 3 games on the trot, including the all important derby, means we are stocking up on that invaluable ingredient - confidence. It genuinely feels that if we can keep this sort of form going we'll be right up there at the end of the season.

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    Flying Canary

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • TOWNMAN!! Your a 1-0 losing CLOWNMAN.

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    Canaries007

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Really, people from Ipswich have such little sense of humour. There are none on the Ipswich Star site, nor on the Guardian. I guess we'll just have to talk amongst ourselves for a bit. Darn it, down to second already. Come on Reading. See Blackburn are doing all right. Makes that Tuesday win all the more emphatic

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Let's be honest them Tractor's have rusted away to mid table bore's, We have golden carrots growin and shiny Combine's.....reason... we just the best in Anglia!

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    uk/usa Canary

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Glad Adams did not yield to the temptation to put Cameron Jerome in there , but Tuesday night should be a good debut fixture . As for the dear departed , no tears for them , and the sooner any more want-aways and duds can be shot out of the door now the better . On frees if we absolutely have to , the investment in them is milk long-spilt , and we can do without paying them wages for zero return . Training Cones are much cheaper , and also dont answer back .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • And we were without Howson Olsson Hooper and not missing Fer Pilkington or RvW

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    Pondlife

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Good result against a poor Ipwich team. You get a feeling about this coming season. Makes a change to be looking up the league rather than over your shoulder all the time. Great game from Tietty, Redders can run but cant shoot. TOTLAPR.

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    Tone the moan

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • "TOWNMAN"..? Oh "TOWNMAN"..? Come out to play....We're all waiting for you .Pee-Wee...!

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    Timbo

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Next Tuesday is an ideal opportunity to blood the new players and avoid an embarrassing home defeat in a cup competition where we could do well. Especially while confidence is so high.

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    Trucker

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • We to strong for championship, Early day's yes, but can't see many team's giving us much trouble,Well done Adams,all coaching staff and of course the team 3 in a row! Bring it on!

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    uk/usa Canary

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • A typical Mick Mac team to be fair, in 3 years they've gone backwards. And the attendance! We got more than that Tues night when there were NO away fans. Embarrassing.

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    Bookface

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Indeed Pondlife, there seemed to be great swathes of empty seats in the Sir Alf Ramsey stand, though I admit that I did not notice this till midway through the second half, by which time it is conceivable that anyone previously occupying them may well have gone home. I can't help thinking that pride may have come into the equation, and we all know what that comes before

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Quite right Pondlife. They have a ground capacity of 31000 and yet limit us to just over 2000 tickets and leave 5000 seats empty. Ridiculous, but then it is Ipswich.

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    Trucker

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Excellent result . Onwards and upwards , real buzz about now . Haven't felt this good since Lambert was in charge . Got to keep steady heads now for Tuesday , potential banana skin there if City go in over-confident .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • You beat me to it Swiss, but I'm gonna say it anyway, we're top of the league at Portaloo, happy days are back again. Well done to Neil and the lads.

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    cutty

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • should have beaten them by more,they only had route one,pathetic.we were the best team by far.

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    tonyb

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Ipswich were so ordinary and lacked any quality at all. We had them in our pocket 95% of the game. If they are a supposed to be a good Championship side we are going to excel this season. Some good performances today. For me, Tettey was immense.

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    CanaryWest

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Pleasing result but we really need to score more against these minor teams. Also- why were there so many empty seats that we could have filled? Surely Marcus needs the money?

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    Pondlife

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Sorry, forgot to mention John Ruddy. So commanding today

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    Trucker

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Great result to go top. A word of praise for the defence today. There have been plenty of calls on these forums to get in more defenders but these guys today worked their socks off. So take a bow RM, SW, JG and Man of the Match Michael Turner. Hope Ryan Bennett's injury isn't too serious

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    Trucker

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Andy S - hopefully they will be the same division as Col U soon! LOL. Made my weekend.

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    FXT Canary

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Liz Snott, Warkys Tosh, Tractor Boy. How many more beatings before we own Portaloo outright?

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    Lincs Canary

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Thirteen days ago, I was not expecting my team to be top of the league. People were calling for the head of Neil Adams. We have a goal difference which is two better than anyone else, and Stew is 95 today. What away to celebrate

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Mick Mac get the sack. Grabbanother goal. Top of the league at Portaloo Road!

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    Pondlife

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Well done lads! another 3 points and another one over the donkeys. I won't be getting any $hit at work Tuesday. There's only on team that's the pride of Anglia and that's us! OTBC.

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    FXT Canary

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Lowestoft would have given us more of a game. Ipswich should consider the likes of Colchester as their local derby rivals.

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    andys

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • The Fisons bitter is tasting good this afternoon.

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    Steely Dan

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • SWEET. onwards and upwards!,

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    JB

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Liz Snott, Liz Snott, come in Liz Snott, where are you, let's be 'avin you........it's all gone quiet over there.............top of the league at Portaloo Road...........I could go on forever. Well done Neil, set up us perfectly, Turner immense!!!!

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    MyheroMcdougall

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • A win at Ipswich takes us top of the league, it does not get much better than that. The best thing is that the team is still is still improving, but winning on the way. I have not heard any news about Ryan Bennett, here's hoping that he's OK. Good news about Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe possibly coming in.

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    Swiss Canary

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • To all you Ipswich fans reading this and you know there are plenty of you, you should be ashamed of your team, absolutely pathetic and humiliating. Is that the best you can do? One chance the whole game, what a mediocre team, and you are all on here saying you are going up? with that team? hahahahahaha, pathetic, shows what all you simpletons know about football, do you remember the last time we played here, 1-5, you have all be desperate, waiting and waiting for this day for years, and thats the best you can do? dear lord, I feel sorry for you, how embarassing,hahahahahahaha, my god I have seen some mediocre Ipswich teams over the last 30 years and they are up there with them, long balls, lots of fouls, where did that get you hey? 15th place in the table, can you see us from where you are, thats right, thats us at the top hahahahahahahahaha, hahahahahahhaha, its too much !!!!

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    Saturday, August 23, 2014

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