UK time is: 21:29:59
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Ipswich Town vs. Burnley

Portman Road

Saturday 10th November 2012

3pm

Battle of the New Managers at Portman Road

The Clarets travel to bottom club, Ipswich this Saturday looking for third successive win and clean sheet under new manager, Sean Dyche.

The Pre-amble:

New Burnley gaffer, Sean Dyche has got off to a flying start since joining the Clarets picking up maximum points and two clean sheets from the two home games against Wolves and Leeds United so far. He now takes his team to struggling Ipswich Town hoping to continue the form at Portman Road and return with another three points and hopefully a third successive clean sheet. The Clarets appear to be playing with new found confidence at the moment particularly in defence and all Burnley fans will be hoping that the consistency is maintained in Dyche`s first test away from home. Burnley in 10th spot are now just one point away from the play-offs so a victory at Portman Road could well-and-truly get our promotion hopes back on track and could also conceivably put the club above sixth-placed Blackburn Rovers should they not win at home to Birmingham on Saturday.

Not only do Burnley have a new manager trying to impress but so now do Ipswich Town. The Suffolk club have had a miserable season so far and currently prop up the Championship in bottom place with just ten points from fifteen games. Their poor form recently led to Paul Jewell leaving the club by mutual consent last October with Mick McCarthy being announced as his successor at the beginning of the month. McCarthy also linked with the Burnley job at one point got off to a good start with his team beating Birmingham 1-0 at St Andrews in his first game in charge but he came down to earth with a bump in the second match! The Tractor Boys got hammered 5-0 at high-flying Crystal Palace on Tuesday night. The former Wolves gaffer now faces the home crowd at Portman Road on Saturday for the first time since his appointment and they will certainly be looking for something to shout about! The Tractor Boys have lost their last five games on home soil and have yet to celebrate a victory at Portman Road this season. That statistic sounds a bit ominous for the Clarets but somehow they have to hope they can inflict yet another defeat on the struggling club and plough on up the table towards the play-offs positions.

Ipswich Town Team News:

Winger, Lee Martin is suspended for this clash after he picked up his fifth booking of the season at Selhurst Park in midweek leading to a one-match ban. Striker, Paul Taylor is likely to miss the rest of the season after injuring his foot and undergoing surgery. Guirane N'Daw will be looking to make a return to the starting eleven. The midfielder was rested in the Palace game after suffering cramp in both legs in the previous match away to Birmingham. Meanwhile midfielder Massimo Luongo has had his season-long loan from Tottenham cut short by agreement of both clubs. Mick McCarthy has also revealed that summer signing, 18-year-old right-back Elliott Hewitt who has yet to make his debut will also be in the squad to face Burnley after recovering from a number of injury setbacks

Player to watch: DJ Campbell

The 30 year old striker joined Ipswich on loan from QPR last month and will be at the club for three months. He is already the club`s leading goal scorer although with only three goals on the board so far one can see the problems that Ipswich have had this season in terms of hitting the back of the net!

Burnley Team News:

Burnley will assess the fitness of defender Ben Mee ahead of the game. The defender hobbled off with a foot injury in the match against Leeds at Turf Moor on Tuesday night. Should Mee not make it, Dyche has the luxury of choosing either Daniel Lafferty or Joseph Mills to replace him at left back. There are no other injury concerns for the Clarets so it looks like Dyche has virtually the whole squad at his disposal.

Player to watch: Charlie Austin

Everybody is watching Charlie Austin, including unfortunately a number of Premier League clubs, the latest being Arsenal! He is currently not just the Championship`s highest goal scorer with 20 goals so far but also Europe`s highest goal scorer so no wonders he is grabbing the limelight! He is scoring for fun at the moment and his late winner against Leeds United at Turf Moor on Tuesday night, his 20th of the season set-up a new club record! Austin is now officially the quickest Burnley player to score 20 goals in a season. Ipswich will hopefully be quaking in their Tractors!!

Team & Tractics:

The only possible concern for Sean Dyche could be the left-back position, should Ben Mee fail a late fitness test. He would still have options though with both Daniel Lafferty and Joseph Mills available to play in that position. Lafferty got the nod after Mee came off in the Leeds game with a foot injury with Mills not even in the eighteen but he seemed to struggle at times. I suspect Mills could return at left back in the absence of Mee. With no other injury concerns, we can probably expect a similar starting eleven and eighteen to Tuesday night with Austin alone up front supported by widemen Wallace and Paterson in a five man midfield. The line-up could look something like this :

Grant, Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Mills (or Mee if fit), Stock, Wallace, McCann, Marney, Paterson, Austin

Subs: Jensen, Lafferty or Mills (if Mee fit), Edgar, Bartley (or Stewart), Stanislas, Ings, Vokes

Ref Watch:

East Yorkshire referee, Mark Brown will be in charge down in Suffolk and Burnley fans will want to forget the last time this referee took part in a game involving the Clarets. That game was against Leeds United at Elland Road last season when we went down 2-1. We also suffered the loss of Kieran Trippier who was red-carded by the referee for two bookable offences in the 29th minute in a match which also saw five yellow cards in total handed out. Ten men Burnley looked to be holding out too until a goal seven minutes into injury time from Ross McCormack denied the Clarets a point. The referee finished that season handing out a total of 6 reds and 99 yellows in his 34 games in charge. So far this season he has featured in 11 games and has already sent four players off and shown yellow 30 times.

Match Prediction:

Ipswich have lost just one of their last nine meetings games with Burnley and you have to go back to January 1970 for the last time we won at Portman Road. We are certainly due a win there and after a 5-0 thrashing at Palace in midweek keeping Ipswich firmly rooted to the bottom of the Championship their confidence could be low despite having a new, high-profile manager in Mick McCarthy. Their home form is also poor. The Tractor Boys are the only club without a home win in the Football League this season and if the Clarets come away with all three points on Saturday the Tractor Boys will have suffered six successive league losses at Portman Road, I have a good feeling about this one and think we will win 2-0. A third successive win and clean sheet for new gaffer, Sean Dyche will be a superb tonic for the club and fans alike and further cement our promotion hopes.

Next Match:

Charlton Athletic are the visitors to Turf Moor on Saturday 17th November (Kick-Off:3 pm)




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday November 9 2012

Time: 11:23PM

Your Comments

Going to this one! Got the bug again! Come on you Clarets! Will be in Station Hotel pre-match if anybody wants a drinky poo
turfmanphil
Could be a bad time to play them, But at least we are on a winning streak at the moment, UTC
Totally_Claret
Just about to board the bus from Wivenhoe, first trip to Portman for me. Six successive home defeats, new manager, this one has a 1-1 draw written all over it, hope TMP is right and I'm wrong.
cubanclaret
Lafferty comes in for Mee who has a bruised foot. Burnley: Grant, Trippier, Lafferty, Duff, Shackell, Stock, Marney, McCann, Austin, Paterson, Wallace. Subs: Edgar, Ings, Vokes, Bartley, Stanislas, Mills. Ipswich: Henderson, Cresswell, Chambers, Smith, Higginbotham, Edwards, N'Daw, Wellens, Reo-Coker, Campbell, Murphy. Subs: Loach, Hewitt, Emmanuel-Thomas, Chopra, Scotland, Drury, Mohsni, Loach.
8clarets8
Half-time: Ipswich 0-0 Burnley
8clarets8
Ipswich take the lead which sounds a bit controversial :/ Ipswich 1-0 Burnley
8clarets8
Stanislas and Bartley on for Wallace and Stock
8clarets8
Vokes on for Marney
8clarets8
Sam Vokes get in Ipswich 1-1 Burnley
8clarets8
Drat DJ Campbell scores for Ipswich 2-1 Burnley
8clarets8
Full-time: Ipswich 2-1 Burnley :/
8clarets8
on possession and the way we played if we had come away with a 4 - 1 win we would have that would have been more like it we played well % their first goal was not
Albmaleaf claret
Are we ever going to win at Portman Road? Hugely disappointing defeat and ruined my Saturday! We overran them in first half and looked shaky in second. Match Report to follow
turfmanphil
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Burnley Articles

Just the Ticket-Earn Your Spurs Trip! (Friday November 28 2014)

Burnley Stoke Fire And Get Warm Glow! (Sunday November 23 2014)

Can Burnley Rule Britannia? (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Rumour Mill-Mowatt What? (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Archived Burnley Articles

List All Vital Burnley Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Stoke 1 - 2 Burnley
Burnley 1 - 0 Hull City
Arsenal 3 - 0 Burnley
Burnley 1 - 3 Everton
Burnley 1 - 3 West Ham
Leicester City 2 - 2 Burnley

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Sunderland 12 2 7 3 -7 13
15. Crystal Palace 12 3 3 6 -4 12
16. Aston Villa 12 3 3 6 -11 12
17. Hull City 12 2 5 5 -3 11
18. Leicester City 12 2 4 6 -7 10
19. Burnley 12 2 4 6 -12 10
20. Q.P.R. 12 2 2 8 -12 8

Breaking League News

Kaikai Also Gets Loan Move
Crystal Palace : 28/11/2014 21:25:00
Injury Update: Swansea City vs Crystal Palace
Swansea : 28/11/2014 21:19:00
Britton To Wait For First Team Return?
Swansea : 28/11/2014 21:12:00
The Gods Are Smiling On Pardew
Newcastle : 28/11/2014 21:07:00
Something For The Weekend (473)
Aston Villa : 28/11/2014 19:21:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where will Burnley be in the Premier League on Christmas Day?
Suggested By:  Vital Burnley Admin
Still in Bottom 3 0%
11th-17th 100%
Top 10! 0%