All posts tagged with: Toumani Diagouraga

Ipswich v Leeds: the importance of key men

Tom Lawrence’s absence could be a blow for Ipswich. His bookings for petulancy have handed him a suspension and Ipswich’s chances are hindered, not only in this match, but also the forthcoming East Anglia derby. Mick McCarthy will have to manage Lawrence carefully: don’t change anything and he’ll keep getting suspensions, but equally, it is important… Read more →

Brentford v Cardiff: defensive struggles

A section of Brentford fans are growing unhappy with Dean Smith and Richard O’Kelly’s management of the team and this blog can understand why. Left-back Tom Field, who has filled a once problematic position for the Bees is often substituted and the youngster’s departure was partly what turned the tide at Leeds last time out. However, 14th is not a… Read more →

Brentford Season Preview: Judge is key

There are three things we can expect to see at Griffin Park season: high-scoring games, talented youngsters and tidy football. What is less clear is whether those things will bring success. Brentford might be one of the better teams to watch in the Championship, but given the more bullish approach of last season’s promoted teams, does that necessarily give them an… Read more →

Goalscoring touch eludes Boro and Leeds

Middlesbrough went a fifth game without a win after a 0-0 draw at Leeds on Monday night. Their West Yorkshire opponents put in an aggressive, intensive display and for long periods, stopped the promotion challenges from finding their passing rythym. Positive substitutions gave way to an open second half in which both teams had their… Read more →