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Gallery: ‘We can win every game’ claims Ipswich Town midfielder Luke Hyam during Junior Blues fun day

10:29 16 April 2014

Ipswich Town players joined youngsters at the NAMCO bowling alley in Ipswich.
Players L-R Luke Hyam,Tyrone Mings,Frank Nouble,Scott Loach and Paul Anderson.

Ipswich Town players joined youngsters at the NAMCO bowling alley in Ipswich. Players L-R Luke Hyam,Tyrone Mings,Frank Nouble,Scott Loach and Paul Anderson.

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Only wins will do for Ipswich Town at this stage of the season and tenacious midfielder Luke Hyam believes the Blues can finish with a fab four.

Outside the top-six on goal difference, courtesy of Reading’s 1-1 draw at home to Leicester on Monday, Ipswich have a quartet of tough games remaining with Watford, at Vicarage Road, on Saturday, being followed by the visit of fellow play-off hopefuls Bournemouth to Portman Road on Monday.

The Blues then travel to second-top Burnley, before finishing the season with a home game against Sheffield Wednesday.

A total of 12 points is up for grabs which would leave the Blues on 76, three above the average tally accrued by the team finishing sixth over the last 10 years.

Speaking at a Junior Blues fun day at Namco Funscape yesterday, a buoyant Hyam exclaimed: “All the players are high on confidence and we have the belief that we can score at any time and win every game.

“We are on a good run at the moment and we hope that continues.

“Every player wants to be involved in the play-offs and all the lads are pulling in the same direction which is great.

“We beat Doncaster at the weekend with a late winner and there is no better feeling than grabbing a last-gasp goal. That showed what team spirit and determination the boys have.”

Meanwhile, Hyam has rejected claims by Doncaster manager Paul Dickov that he should have been sent-off in the Blues’ 2-1 victory at Portman Road.

Hyam caught Gabriel Tamas with a late challenge but referee Graham Scott played on and seconds later, Luke Chambers scored the winner.

“I hold my hands up. I thought it was a foul and I thought the ref was going to blow his whistle,” said the 22-year-old.

“To say it was a red card offence, I think that is taking it a bit too far.

“It doesn’t really bother me though. We got the win and that was the main thing.”

16 comments

  • Urrrmm. No we can't.

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    bluestar

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

  • Has anybody noticed, reshot itfc appears to be replying to me when I am not on the page, as eadt has removed my entries,what. Else will eadt do to hide the truth.

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    Cyril Baker

    Friday, April 18, 2014

  • Great isn't it? That's what Mick McCarthy has brought to ITFC, look at the debate that's going on, there's excitement in the air at the end of the season. Should we succeed or should we fail, he has achieved miracles on £25000.

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    NB

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • This league is so full of surprises so 'never say never' but I have not seen enough consistency to forecast 4 on the bounce, especially as 3 of them are very tricky. I would much prefer Brighton's run in of Blackpool, Yeovil, Huddersfield and Forest, who haven't many wins between them in 2014. Never say never though!

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    55 years a blue

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • Watch out for Bournemouth - they are on fire and very hard to beat! Arguably, Mac, our most critical game of the season.

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    John Maynard

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • Now sits along? I've had him there all season

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    TrueBlue

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • ZZZZZZZZZ Cyril. I couldn't care less, I know what's truthful and looking at the reports recently you can see how negative people are with you now. That's because everyone sees what you do. You name now sits alongside Steroo and the like.

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    redhotitfc

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • Yeah sure beerlover because negativity is one of mankind's greatest loves. Cheer up chap, you might enjoy yourself. Or have a few beers and create it artificially.

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    redhotitfc

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • Cyril I have no idea what entry you are talking about. I have said repeatedly that you make up things as you wish to suit your argument and skim over points you don't like to read to pretend they don't exist. And if any of my comments are removed about you it's probably cos you reported it as it's another truth you hate to hear. Either way this report isn't about you Cyril so don't bother clogging up the comments with your usual miserly self loathing nonsense.

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    redhotitfc

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • Let's hope they don't manage it. Because the one thing more annoying than whining Ipswich fans is gloating Ipswich fans. Especially as when the team lose the fans usually skulk off home to cry, but on the occasions they win they're a damn nuisance, crowing about it in the town's pubs.

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    beerlover

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • Hope your right, but this is going to prove difficult, can see a major problem on the horizon, Bournemouth play Friday, we play Saturday, then on Monday we play each other, meaning they get an extra days rest, over such a short period of time this might, or might not prove significant

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    jungle boy

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • Budgie is obviously very confident that town will make 6th and QPR get 3rd!!

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    Staidtastic

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • Nice level of ambition. Unlikely, but let's hope it does come true.

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    redhotitfc

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • they have to believe! its tough but we may need to win every game to have any chance. 4 cup finals to use a cliche. Followed by three more cup finals! 7 more wins in a row - would make 9 in total in a row. LONG ODDS!

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    Staidtastic

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • When is the QPR game again clever budgie? We know the average level of intelligence is pretty low up there but it's no doubt you are one of the individuals bringing that average down.

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    redhotitfc

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • with Burnley, QPR and watford etc to play? dont be so ridiculous

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    clever budgie

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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