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Poll: Ipswich Town prepare for journey north to Old Trafford but can they topple Louis Van Gaal’s mighty Manchester United?

10:18 26 August 2015

Louis Van Gaal

Louis Van Gaal

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Having netted three extra-time goals last night, Ipswich Town secured their place in the third round of the Capital One Cup - and will face Premier League giants Manchester United next month.

The game is scheduled to take place at the famous ‘theatre of dreams’ on Tuesday, September 22 but the date could change.

Town last met United in April 2002, when they were beaten by the Reds 1-0 at Portman Road.

Can they reverse that this time around? Will they beat Man Utd away and qualify for the next round in a famous cupset? Should Mick stick with the youngsters who played last night, or bring in his more experienced players?

Vote in our poll or leave your comments below.

25 comments

  • @blue&white I'm a United fan at heart and seeing how we've performed previously in Cup matches against lower league teams, there is no reason why Town couldn't take it to them! I'd rather they didn't but just speaking from previous results.

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    helterskelter

    Friday, August 28, 2015

  • Hahaha have to agree with you Stuart. When we had a team full of internationals except Paul Cooper who was still a top keeper.Great to watch the blues then but lets hope MM gets us up there. After all Robson the Great took a few seasons.

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    Brobat blue

    Thursday, August 27, 2015

  • Blue & True. Which current players would equal or replace players like Mills, Burley, Beattie, Butcher, Talbot, Viljoen, Muhren , Thjeison , Wark, Gates, Woods, Whymark, Mariner, Brazil, plus others in Bobby's squad ?... I'm sure you wrote that tongue in cheek.

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    stuart barclay

    Thursday, August 27, 2015

  • Happy New Season Guys! Not only can we beat the Reds, but we will beat them! I have a big bet on us winning the league - as this is the best town squad since 2000, by far. It is close to equalling Bobby Robson's and Alf Ramsey's best squads. A very strong blend of talent, youth, speed, quality, goal-scoring potential, defence and more depth than any other squad. Some of our play so far has this season been scintillating - we are developing a knack of winning and absorbing the opposition's best attempts. As for Saturday - we will consolidate top position and kick on from there. Enjoy!!!

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    Blue and true since 1962

    Thursday, August 27, 2015

  • given that top premiership teams don't play their first team in league cup early games i think itfc are in with a good chance of beating mufc

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    oracle

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • blue&white Poppys Dad did state a fact of course. Nonetheless he missed the point of extra time which had a huge effect on the game. We will no doubt play an almost full strength team against youth and fringe players as opposed to a Doncaster team desperate to go further and try their hardest. And we played mostly our reserves and youth, therefore it is not unrealistic to think we can win there. If you think beating Man utd is wishful thinking. Take a look at how MK Dons thrashed them, then come back.

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    redhotitfc

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • I won't have a word against Tel.......he is a footballing and financial genius.

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    stuart barclay

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • Come on you guys, you must take note of what Tel says. In my humble opinion, and it is definitely humble, he is the undoubted font of all ITFC knowledge. Thank you. Disbelieve him at your peril.

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    floridaboy1

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • 99% on here are like bickering old women

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    Brobat blue

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • P.s. I like this poll, a good old fashioned yes or no. Eliminates the indecisive fence sitters.

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    richie w

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • Town and United are my teams. I have supported both since 1977 (my Grandad was a United fan and it was passed down!) I have seen Ipswich play United twice, game 1 Town won 6-0. Game 2 United won 9-0. I just hope its a great game.

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    richie w

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • what can possibly be wrong with an away cup tie to united in which we stand a chance,such is the complacency of this huge club.I will be there with the other many thousands of SUPPORTERS that will relish this great day out.This is what we all want and gives us an opportunity to visit a top club for the first time in years.Amsterdam 81,liking what you say generally,i wonder if we might be the same age ? ITFC93,usual enthusiasm,you obviously know your football too,i trust that you will go to old trafford ?

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    miketyreson

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • I like some of the enthusiasm... Cambridge made them sweat last year! Let's hope for a big allocation, a good day out and who knows, if they play wilson (the young kid up top) few lesser midfielders, a young keeper then we might be able to have a go... Note: I left Jones, Smalling and the rest at the back in the team because they're s@%&e hahahaha! COYB!

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    ITFC93

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • Tel = Someone who doesn't know me so how can they said i comment on things i know nothing about! So all you can do is comment is on somebody you know nothing about = Pot calling the kettle black ? But then you probably don't know what that means !

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    Poppys Dad

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • Doncaster 1 Ipswich reserves 1 (1-4 AET) Manchester United reserves 0 Ipswich Town select XI 1

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    Steve Powell

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • If games were always predictable there would be no need to play them at all, it could all be worked out on paper at little cost but with no revenue. In practice the unexpected happens sometimes. Good luck to town, they have been to OT before and come back with a result and can do so again. Poppy's dad is just a sad old copper who always saw football as an opportunity for a good punch up and lots of overtime. They still get too much overtime but have to behave themselves these days. It's time supporters were treated the same as at football matches as when they visit other sporting events.

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    amsterdam81

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • If he fields a strong team and Man U use the reserves there is no reason why not. But when you have £20-£50m players coming off the bench against our free and £300k defenders it would be a big ask i think.

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    Adrian Woodmore

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • @tel - Poppy's Dad stated a simple fact, namely that ITFC could not beat Doncaster in 90 minutes. Fact. But I guess some people prefer hope, speculation and wishful thinking. And @helter-skelter - "ITFC could win if they really take the game to United"? Someone needs a reality check.

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    blue&white

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • Poppys dad pops up all over this paper commenting on things that he has no knowledge of so why should football be any different.

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    tel

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • Manchester United is a flaccid and complacent side, and it won't be very bothered about this tie. If the Town goes into it with vim and enthusiasm, there's no reason why it shouldn't win. After all, Premier League players aren't there for love of the game, they're in it for the money; and this is not so much the case in the lower leagues.

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    Ken Hairy

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • @whymarkmariner - there are no replays in the League Cup. The game will be concluded at Old Trafford - a draw after extra time would simply lead to a penalty shoot-out (as it did in fact for some other clubs last night).

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    blue&white

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • I'll be amazed if Kagawa is playing. A more recent squad photo wouldn't have hurt! In all seriousness, ITFC could win if they really take the game to United. Our goal scorers haven't woken up yet.

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    helterskelter

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • I've voted yes they can beat the Reds, but it will depend on how seriously Man Utd take the tie. I suspect they will go for younsters with a few older pro's on the bench. if that isn't the case then we are looking at the FA cup for any more cup games. A draw would provide a sell out at PR, that is if it doesn't have to be concluded at Old trafford ? I think the comment that we couldn't beat Doncaster over 90 minutes is a bit unfair. We could and should have been ahead by then and the young lads did extremely well and MM won't go with the same 11 if he's serious about the Utd game. For the first time in many years I believe Town have a real chance to get in the big League, they missed out narrowely last season and have a bigger and better squad. Of course it depends on keeping the majority fit and in form, but with the competition and as we know players tend to keep fitter when the team is doing well than when they are not.

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    whymarkmariner

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • I'm guessing it will be on Wednesday 23rd as United are playing their league match on the Sunday away to Southampton

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    Gez

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • If they couldn't beat Doncaster in 90 mins they are hardly going to beat Man Utd are they ?

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    Poppys Dad

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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