Mike Bacon: Super Blues are creating the perfect storm and here’s why...

PUBLISHED: 17:00 18 September 2019 | UPDATED: 08:52 20 September 2019

Jon Nolan celebrates his first half goal at Stadium MK Picture Pagepix

Jon Nolan celebrates his first half goal at Stadium MK Picture Pagepix

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In his weekly column, MIKE BACON reflects on another clean sheet for the Blues and looks ahead to a trip to Gillingham

Paul Lambert has led Ipswich Town to the top of League One after relegation last season. Picture: PAGEPIX LTDPaul Lambert has led Ipswich Town to the top of League One after relegation last season. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

Hands up who loves clean sheets?

Ah yes, me too.

And I'll tell you something else, the pillow cases must always be changed - and preferably the duvet.

There is nothing more satisfying.

My mate Stocks' wife told him that if they ever won the lottery, clean sheets every day for their bed would be her wish. A good night's sleep guaranteed she reckons...

...And then there are football clean sheets!

Jon Nolan's first half goal at Stadium MK Picture PagepixJon Nolan's first half goal at Stadium MK Picture Pagepix

Hands up who loves them? Thought so.

Four League One clean sheets on the bounce for Lambo's Blue and White Army and 10 out of 12 points from those four games. It's the perfect storm.

Not only can the Super Blues score goals, but we can stop the opposition scoring them.

MORE: Town ratings from the MK Dons away win

I'm not a stats man.

Well, I say that, I used to be until I got insulted on Twitter a couple of years ago after my straw poll of pals down the Bristol reckoned salted peanuts were better than dry roasted.. 52% to 48% was the result.. I wish I'd never bothered putting it out there.

"Keep Brexit out of peanuts you idiot", was one of the more printable posts I received from someone called @KPCRUNCHCRUSHER!

However, I was reading one stat today that showed Town fans at MK Dons (3,360) was only one person less than the combined sets of League One away fans at all the other games on Tuesday night (3,361).

If my friends Jon and Jackie had decided to head to MK instead of going to the pictures to see Downton Abbey (followed by pizza and beer at Spoons), Town would have had more than the rest of the League put together.

Still, how cool is that stat?

Yes, it's a great time to be a Town fan.

And quite frankly, we deserve it after last season's relegation and the rather mind-numbing few seasons previous.

Were you at Stadium MK on Tuesday? Were you one of the 3,360?

Big Terry Butcher on the touchline with Marcus before kick-off, Lambo giving it the fist pump to our superb fans at the end of the game. Nolan on the scoresheet.

We're all one again.

Happy days.

MORE: Stu's five things we learned about Town's win MK Dons

I CAN'T remember if I've been to Gillingham.

I haven't played golf there, although I do remember looking for an Airbnb once.

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Would have booked it as well, but my computer froze as I went to press 'pay'. After 15 minutes of swearing I was back online, but on my return the apartment had been taken!

I also know that unless you are going the long way round from Suffolk, or by boat, you will need to pay the Dartford Crossing Charge.

For info, it's free to cross before 6am and after 10pm.

I went with the wife to Hastings the other week and found myself crawling at 43mph on the M25 towards the Crossing as the clock ticked towards 10pm one Friday evening.

"Why we going so slowly?", she said.

"Conserving tyre pressures", was the only thing I could think of... I got 'the look'.

So, can the Super Blues keep their unbeaten League One form going at the Gills?

Well, they are not in bad form themselves and are unbeaten in their last three League One games.

The purist could say Saturday is a dress rehearsal for our clash next month at Portman Road between the two sides. I'm only joking - I think!

No, all I care about is another clean sheet, a Jon Nolan hat-trick, a return journey over the Dartford Crossing at 10.01pm. And a good night's kip!


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