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Catch up on what was said in today’s Ipswich Town web chat

PUBLISHED: 16:28 02 October 2017

Jonas Knudsen in action during Ipswich Town's 3-1 home defeat to Bristol City on Saturday. Photo: Steve Waller

Jonas Knudsen in action during Ipswich Town's 3-1 home defeat to Bristol City on Saturday. Photo: Steve Waller

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Ipswich Town head into the second international break of the season placed eighth in the Championship table with a game in hand on many – so how do you reflect on the start to 2017/18?

Mick McCarthy’s men have won six and lost four of their opening 10 league games. Only Hull have scored more goals than their 20, with only five teams (including the bottom four) have conceded more than their 16.

The average position of the six teams beaten – Millwall (14th), Barnsley (19th), Brentford (19th), Birmingham (22nd), Sunderland (23rd) and Bolton (24th) – is 20th.

Two of the four teams they’ve lost to – Bristol City (4th) and Leeds (5th) – are flying high, with Fulham in 10th and QPR placed 16th.

There was a rare win first round win in the Carabao Cup (2-0 at League Two side Luton), followed by a gallant 2-1 defeat for the youngest team in the club’s history at Premier League side Crystal Palace.

What have you made of the new signings and style of play? Who is going to play when everyone is fit? Have your expectations for the season changed?

Blues reporter Stuart Watson hosted a live web chat this lunchtime to reflect on the start to the season and look ahead at the games to come – third-place Sheffield United away a week on Saturday, followed by the East Anglian derby with Norwich City at Portman Road on Sunday 22, October.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says he is looking forward to seeing how Norwich City do on a reduced budget next season ahead of the two teams meeting at Carrow Road tomorrow (12pm).

Ipswich Town travel to old rivals Norwich City looking for their first win since 2009 in the East Anglian derby tomorrow at 12 noon – here’s how the betting looks for the big clash.

Keeping James Maddison quiet will be key if Ipswich Town are to end Norwich City’s East Anglian Derby dominance tomorrow - and Cole Skuse is up for the task.

We have assembled a group of Town fans to predict the outcome of Ipswich games and have their say on what’s going on at Portman Road.

In this week’s Town nostalgia, we take a look back to February 2006, when Ipswich last won at Carrow Road – as ‘Canary Crusher’ Danny Haynes struck a controversial late winner to take the honours in the East Anglian derby.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says he’d love to deliver an East Anglian derby victory for the club’s long-suffering fans on Sunday lunchtime (12pm).

Norwich boss Daniel Farke has lavished praise on ‘brilliant gentleman’ Mick McCarthy ahead of this weekend’s East Anglian Derby at Carrow Road.

David McGoldrick returns to the Ipswich Town squad for this weekend’s clash with rivals Norwich but the Canaries are dealing with injuries to key players heading into the game.

The second East Anglian derby of the season is almost here with Ipswich Town crossing the border to face rivals Norwich City at Carrow Road on Sunday lunchtime (12pm).

Ipswich Town have not beaten rivals Norwich since a 3-2 victory in 2009, in what proved to be Jim Magilton’s final game in charge. Andy Warren looks at the side who turned out for the Blues that day.

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