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Ipswich v Middlesbrough (Friday)

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A tough game for us, despite being the second highest scorers in the league I think we'll struggle against Boro's defence. I also don't have much confidence in our back four keeping a clean sheet, although they have improved recently. Our best is hope is probably that Boro are knackered after playing in the League Cup on Tuesday, while we've had a whole week off.

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We've started well, holding our own and created two good chances forcing saves on both occasions.

Better first half hour than I had expected.
 

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HT 0-0, we've had far the better chances, Boro with more of the ball which is to be expected.

Maitland-Niles has had a fantastic half. Boro struggling to contain him.
 

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Both sides like to overplay it when they get near the box don't they? And the movement off the ball in those situations needs improvement, when there's been some both sides have had chances. Ipswich on top though.
 

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1-0 Boro. Not the best defending from Ipswich. Boro have been a bit better this half but it's still all a bit disjointed.
 

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Boro have shut up shop really effectively since they took the lead, we've created nothing in the second half.
 

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And Nugent has just killed you off.
 

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Championship level aint as bad as people make out. These two teams would currently destroy out Villa team
 

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Yup, no complaints (and no surprise! Nugent) second half, we've effectively been nulled.

Can't see where either of the two we need is going to come from.
 

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Something like 13 goals in 14 for Nugent against the Tractor Boys.
 

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Frustrating night for us, but I think Middlesbrough deserve a lot of credit for that. They'll be right up there again this season.

Something like 13 goals in 14 for Nugent against the Tractor Boys.
15 in 14 now, including scoring in all 8 games he's played at Portman Road.
 

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Absolutely shocking! Was pleased with the first half performance but the second one was abysmal, embarrassing!!
 

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