‘CLASH OF STYLES’ IS JUST TWITTER TALK
IT WAS billed as a true clash of styles – Bournemouth’s free-flowing football against the perceived long ball of Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich Town.
The build-up had been dominated by this con- trast, in pre-match press conferences and heavily on social media between both sets of fans.
So it was little surprise that the majority inside Portman Road turned the tables after Freddie Sears’ ninth-minute opener: “1-0 to the football team” sang the Ipswich fans, followed by bellows of “hoof” every time the visitors hit a long ball. So there was some irony over how Bournemouth finally found a way past the impressive Bartosz Bialkowski.
After running out of ideas in the second half, Eddie Howe unleashed a ‘Plan B’ in the guise of Cardiff City loanee Kenwyne Jones.
The 6ft 2in Trinidadian debutant proved Mick McCarthy was right in insisting that there are many ways for a team to get promoted.