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Ipswich Town's win over Burton Albion did little to lift the gloom



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It was yet another case of ‘getting the job done’ for Ipswich.

Tuesday night’s 2-1 victory over bottom-of-the-league Burton Albion simply had to happen, but I for one cannot say I was particularly ecstatic leaving Portman Road and think I speak for a lot of fans when I say that.

One thing I have to point out is after Paul Lambert claimed we were ‘useless’ with two up top and how ‘we can’t play that way’ – our last two victories have come from simply using this formation and how on earth can he not see that moving forward, this has to be the way to operate?

Ipswich Town fan Joey Sadler
Ipswich Town fan Joey Sadler

It’s strange because the result moved us up to fifth and just two points off top spot but I can almost guarantee not one Town fan truly believes we deserve to be there and thinks that’s where we will end up.

These past few weeks I’ve written about how important the encounters against the division’s bigger sides are and with a trip down the road to Peterborough tomorrow, I’m saying it again.

Sadly, you probably already know the result before a ball has been kicked and I’m almost certain I’ll be waking up on my 25th birthday on Sunday after another defeat.

Of course I hope I’m wrong, but I’ve come to deal with the fact that we just aren’t good enough to go up this season and have the wrong men in charge to make it happen. I’ve lost all hope.

It’s difficult to judge 2020 as a calendar year for Ipswich, with the global pandemic denying us a lot of football, but it hasn’t been a very happy 12 months at Portman Road and we just hope and pray 2021 is better.

Will 2,000 keep going if the team continues to under perform? We shall see. Maybe that will wake a clueless Marcus Evans up if they didn’t.

We’ll take the three points on Tuesday but I can’t see anything else but another defeat on Saturday.

They say football tends to works in mysterious ways, so here’s hoping for a miracle for our football club.

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