Can anyone stop Ipswich

03 Apr 2024 08:21 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Wednesday 3rd April, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Can anyone stop Ipswich

Leeds fans will be hoping that Ipswich Town's bitter rival Norwich City can slow them down on Saturday lunchtime when visiting Carrow Road. The Canaries have one of the best home records in the Championship (behind Leeds and Ipswich), having won their last seven in a row. The problem will be, stopping Ipswich from scoring! Town have netted 84 times this season (nine more than Leeds), through 19 different goalscorers.

With nine wins in ten, Kieran McKenna's side have taken top spot, both in the Championship, and in the form guide (over the last 10 games). It was hoped that the wheels would come off on Bank holiday Monday against Southampton, but true to form, Ipswich won it with the last kick of the game!

30% of their goals (25) have come in the last fifteen minutes of play, with many being the difference between securing the win, or settling for a draw. The Canaries would like little more than to knock the Tractor boys off top spot, not to mention improving their play off hopes.





Remaining fixtures and potential banana skins

With just six games (seven for Leicester City), we look at the remaining fixtures which will define Leeds future. Promotion to the promised land is worth (up to) an estimated £265m, and could guarantee Leeds keep hold of their biggest assets (or at least be in a position to negotiate decent profits should anyone leave?).

Ipswich Town
Norwich City (A) - April 6
Watford (H) - April 10
Middlesbrough (H) - April 13
Hull City (A) - April 27
Coventry City (A) - April 30
Huddersfield Town (H) - May 4

Leeds Utd
Coventry City (A) - April 6
Sunderland (H) - April 9
Blackburn Rovers (H) - April 13
Middlesbrough (A) - April 22
Queens Park Rangers (A) - April 27
Southampton (H) - May 4

Leicester City
Birmingham City (H) - April 6
Millwall (A) - April 9
Plymouth Argyle (H) - April 12
West Brom (H) - April 20
Southampton (H) - April 23
Preston North End (A) - April 27
Blackburn Rovers (H) - May 4

Where are the potential banana skins? Will 100 points be enough for automatic promotion? How much of a phycological disadvantage will the club finishing third have, going into the play-offs?





Foxes pleading for clemency

Leicester City believe they should be afforded leniency by the football authorities for breaking financial fair play rules due to how unexpected and unique their rapid decline from the Premier League was, having finished eighth the season before! Their accounting figures can only be described as Ridsdale-esque, with Chief Executive Susan Whelan delivering pre-tax losses of £89.7m, on the back of a record £92.5m deficit the season before!

According to Rob Tanner from the Athletic...

In the accounts, which cover the disastrous 2022-23 season in which Leicester went from an eighth-placed finish the previous year to finishing 18th and losing their Premier League status after nine seasons, the club admits it may have breached profit and sustainability (PSR) rules, but believes there should be mitigation considered because of how unexpected and unique their rapid decline was. Before relegation, they had won the Premier League, the FA Cup and competed in three European campaigns.



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Barlow Boy wrote on 04 Apr 2024 08:15 am

whiteswan wrote: Thu Apr 04, 2024 12:03 am :( I've made amends Riot. Ive posted on his Birthday thread. (Thanks to you by the way for reminding me)

I've been busy all day with my 93 year old Dad up in Wakey, both of us visiting my friend who I haven't seen for 42 years!!!! We knew each other when we were 2 years old, started nursery, junior and secondary school together. We lost touch when I went out to the middle east and then i moved to Suffolk.

Then, I took Dad for a pint....where we met up with my cousin who Dad hadn't seen for about 20 years, and I only met up with him by chance about 18 months ago whilst walking houndie....quite an emotional day I can tell you.

Hope dear heccy will understand 😬
What are the chances of meeting a cousin, who you haven’t seen for that long, whilst walking a dog. Brilliant.

Sounds like you had a great day Swannie 👍

whiteswan wrote on 04 Apr 2024 12:03 am

White Riot wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 7:53 pm Swannie, you forgot Hector's birthday :shock: 🎉🎂

Bad person :(
:( I've made amends Riot. Ive posted on his Birthday thread. (Thanks to you by the way for reminding me)

I've been busy all day with my 93 year old Dad up in Wakey, both of us visiting my friend who I haven't seen for 42 years!!!! We knew each other when we were 2 years old, started nursery, junior and secondary school together. We lost touch when I went out to the middle east and then i moved to Suffolk.

Then, I took Dad for a pint....where we met up with my cousin who Dad hadn't seen for about 20 years, and I only met up with him by chance about 18 months ago whilst walking houndie....quite an emotional day I can tell you.

Hope dear heccy will understand 😬

Pullhard wrote on 03 Apr 2024 10:19 pm

Ipswich have a trick run in:

Norwich (a) - local derby and Norwich need points to stay in playoff places
Watford (h) - Watford in good form
Boro (h) - probably a gimme - Born have nothing to play for
Hull (a) - tricky fixture especially as Hull need points for the playoffs
Coventry (a) - again tricky, Coventry on the edge of play off places
Huddersfield (h) - could relegate Huddersfield if they are not already gone at that stage

White Riot wrote on 03 Apr 2024 07:53 pm

whiteswan wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 7:19 pm That's because we are the better hunters....
Swannie, you forgot Hector's birthday :shock: 🎉🎂

Bad person :(

whiteswan wrote on 03 Apr 2024 07:19 pm

Jaydog wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 3:29 pm While they were hunting us down we were busy scoring 8 at the other end.
That's because we are the better hunters....