This was my first chance to see the team this season. I have read a lot, mainly on the BBS and from what I had read, I expected mayhem. I expected all the new players to be well out of their depth, and the team a certainty for relegation. What I saw was plenty of players with lots of promise. I also saw a lack of team structure and misunderstandings galore. Do not get me wrong here, this team is going to struggle until Christmas. Thereafter, the players will adapt to their new surroundings, to their fellow players and to their new coach, and they will gradually improve. It will be like watching Lee Johnson’s team on steroids. People who read me regularly will recognise the word PATIENCE. That is hard if you are not the patient sort. If you want to see improvement and you want it now. I am patient and I like to watch gradual development. I like to watch young players as they gradually improve over the weeks and months. Our current strategy suits me right down to the ground. It would not be Minority Report if there was no comment about formations. Ipswich started 3-5-2 as they have all through pre-season. I was genuinely surprised that we abandoned 4-4-2 in favour of 4-5-1. It was soon obvious that we had schooled our central mid-field all week on what to expect from their central midfield and we matched them with few alarms. We never looked totally secure at the back because the team lacks the understanding that 20 odd games together brings, but by half-time, we were one ahead and it could have been more. Unfortunately, that was as good as it got. At half time, Mick McCarthy changed to 4-4-2 and we looked lost. Our central 3 in mid-field looked around for the players they had been schooled to mark and had been marking all the first half, and they were no longer where they had been told they would be. Williams stuck to his task of marking the space in front of our back four, even though Ipswich no longer had Nydam breaking from midfield to join his forwards. Potts was even more troubled. He was a player looking for a new role, and finding nothing. We had 3 players where only 2 were needed and fewer players elsewhere than we needed. I was left scratching my head. If I saw it, then so did Hecky. Why did he not react? Why did he not match their 4-4-2 by adding Ugbo up front with Bradshaw, who had played well in the first half. Well clearly, he has to have his reasons, and perhaps his reason was that they had worked all week on one system, and he feared a car crash if he asked new players to play 4-4-2, off the cuff. By the time we did change, it was all too late. The damage had been done and it was too late to put it right. Nevertheless, in the short time that he was on the field Harvey Barnes had 4 quality touches. I am really looking forward to seeing him develop. There was much to look forward to in the play of many of the new lads, but the outstanding contribution came from McCarthy at full back. Pearson on the other flank had a much more difficult time, particularly against Iorfa in the first half. The second was easier as Iorfa was withdrawn to full back. Williams struggled a little first half, but got stronger as the half progressed. The change of system at the start of the second half left him struggling to come to terms with his new role and he was at fault in the Ipswich winner as he lost the ball in a dangerous position. For me Potts struggled to carve a niche for himself in that formation and I cannot understand how he can be used effectively. Ugbo came on when we had already lost control of the game due to the Ipswich change in formation and the service up to him was mainly poor. Because of that, conclusions are hard to draw. If you can tell anything at all from just a 10 minute appearance, we have much to look forward to in the performances of Barnes. So that is it. Minority Report is still alive and kicking. There is much to look forward to if you like to watch a team gradually improving. Keep the faith!