Build-Up To The New Season – Ipswich Town

Team; Ipswich Town

Nickname; Tractor Boys

Founded; 1878

Manager; Mick McCarthy

Stadium Name; Portman Road

Stadium Capacity; 30,311

Major Honours; (2) Second Division, (1) Third Division, (1) UEFA Cup, (1) F.A Cup

Main Rivals; Norwich City

Biggest Win Against Brighton; 3-1 (March 1982)

Biggest Defeat Against Brighton; 3-0 (February 2012), (January 2013)

Last Meeting; Brighton 0-1 Ipswich (December 2015)

When Do They Play Brighton; Tuesday 27th September (Portman Road), Tuesday 14th February (The AMEX)

 

Players To Watch;

Goalkeeper; Bartosz Bialkowski

Defender; Luke Chambers

Midfielder; Teddy Bishop

Striker; Daryl Murphy

 Ipswich had an up and down season last time. They were joint top with the Albion in August, and before they knew it they were outside the play-offs struggling to gain points. Only a sudden head of steam in the second half of the season got them into the respectable position of 7th, but they will feel that was a under achievement, considering they got to the play-offs the season before. Despite this, Ipswich still remain a head team to beat, and this season should be no different, and could make a return to the play-offs if they can gain momentum early on. 

Last Season’s Finish; 7th

Predicted Finish; 7th

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