- May 13, 2015
- Reaction score
- Oxford United
Oh, here we go again, with the Oxford shithouse comments.Oxford at home which is going to be tough. They always come to Portman Road to shithouse and try to frustrate us, hence why our previous games against each other lack goals. They've been decent recently and Brannagan back. Pretty much a sell out in the home section but only 400 Oxford coming.
We've played you six times since you came down, five draws and one win to us, which was at Portman Rd. Maybe, just maybe, it's been six games between two fairly even sides, with us being slightly the better? When we first came into this division, in 2016, we felt that we were too naive in our style of play sometimes and that certain teams were more streetwise, and I'd say all we've done is to add a little bit of nouse to our normal possession based game. Ask Sheffield Wednesday fans how we played last week at Hillsborough, and I don't think they'll agree with your assumption.
As for the "only bringing 400" comment, that was the number of tickets we'd sold at the start of this week, we'll certainly bring more than that. We took 900 to Sheffield last week, and I'd imagine it will be similar. We have an allocation of 1,050. Our average away following is about 1,000 this season, and has previously been higher, but I think we're suffering from familiarity from being in this division for six consecutive seasons and having made a stuttering start (Sheff Wed last season was 1,850 for example).
Of course it could be that our fans are bored of Ipswich..............