#1: Holloway still searching for a 90-minute performance
Despite taking ten points from their first five league games, Ian Holloway had one major gripe about Millwall's start to the Championship season.
"We haven't been able to manage a 90-minute performance so far," he said.
Unfortunately for the Lions manager, that was very much the case again at Portman Road yesterday, where his side failed to build on some early promise.
The visitors were quick to impose their passing game on Ipswich, pressing the ball high up the field and forcing the hosts into rash clearances as they tried to get out of their own half.
During this dominant spell, Millwall missed two excellent chances to score the opening goal.
The closest they came was when Jermaine Easter drilled against the crossbar at the end of a flowing move involving Scott McDonald and Scott Malone.
Mathias Ranegie then played in Martyn Woolford, who sliced into the side netting after his first touch took him away from goal.
"Somebody asked me why we started slowly, but I didn't think we did, I thought they were good," Blues boss Mick McCarthy said after the game.
So the way in which the Lions surrendered their ascendancy in first-half stoppage time was unforgivable.
A hopeful punt forward was collected by David McGoldrick, who exchanged passes with Teddy Bishop before his deflected shot arrowed into the far corner.
Holloway attempted to "muster the troops" at the break but his side staggered through a second-half in which their display was flat, tepid and tame.
Daryl Murphy's second goal came from a poorly-defended corner just after the hour mark.
Holloway claimed McGoldrick's opening goal had the effect of a "fatal wound" – and his players certainly looked like dead men walking.
The second-half was totally uncharacteristic of Holloway's reign and the Millwall boss will be glad of the chance to make amends against Reading on Tuesday.
#2: Ipswich exploit the flanks and run the channels
Ipswich did two things particularly well yesterday.
In the first half, their general play was disjointed and direct – but strikers David McGoldrick and Daryl Murphy – two physical, powerful, willing runners – always gave them an out ball.
It wasn't pleasing on the eye, but the Blues were very good at going from back to front and turning defence into attack simply by lofting a long pass in behind the Lions' defence.
McGoldrick and Muprhy are both strong in the air, quick on the ground and their hold up play drove Ipswich up the pitch.
The first goal, scored in the dying embers of the first half, came from a aimless hoof forward and McGoldrick's pace and power, with a touch of finesse at the end of the move.
In the second half, full back Tyrone Mings caused Millwall huge problems with his pace.
Instead of being able to join in with attacks, Carlos Edwards was largely pinned inside his own half by the £2.5million-rated 21-year-old, who bombed forward at every opportunity.
Time and time again, Mings drove into acres of space down the Lions' right flank.
After the game, McCarthy was asked about his tactics and said: "Because their two full-backs rampage forward there's always room to catch them on the break.
"We trained accordingly this week and we actually did catch them on the break because they were having a corner and we've speared them from their corner kick.
"If they're very attack-minded, which Ollie's teams are, they can leave themselves a bit bare at the back but nevertheless it was still a very good, well-worked goal.
"Their full-backs are particularly good at doing that and I said to ours that I wanted them to be better than theirs and I thought Tyrone was the pick of the bunch."
#3: Lee Martin – the ghost at the feast
This was supposed to be Lee Martin's big moment – his chance to show Mick McCarthy and Ipswich fans what they're missing.
Martin has been excellent so far this season – Holloway reckons the winger is in "the form of his life" – and he would have been desperate to impress against a former club.
So when news broke before kick off that the 27-year-old had tweaked a knee ligament in training, Lions fans collectively despaired.
And for good reason, because Martin's influence was certainly missed at Portman Road.
Looking at the bigger picture, Millwall will be short of wide options in Martin's absence and Holloway may be forced into the loan market for reinforcements.
The Lions boss said afterwards that he intends to give someone else in his squad a chance, possibly Fred Onyedinma, but he will undoubtedly be looking at options outside of the club.
Mathias Ranegie was quiet and starved of service on his full debut for the club; if Holloway continues with one up front, he'll need his widemen to whip more crosses into the box.
#4: Millwall too slow in the final third
Despite being on the wrong end of a 2-0 scoreline, Millwall had more possession and just as many shots as Ipswich.
The problem for the Lions, and one of the big differences between the two sides, was the speed with which they attacked.
When Millwall did have the chance to counter, they didn't get enough bodies forward in support fast enough, leading to backwards and sideways passing.
Holloway admitted after the game that there "maybe wasn't enough fluency or movement" about his team, whereas Ipswich were direct and shifted the ball quickly in the final third.
Scott McDonald was the Lions' brightest attacking player and did his best to give them an attacking impetus, but his options on the ball were limited by static runners ahead of him.
With 6ft 4in Ranegie up front, Millwall didn't get anywhere near enough crosses into the box and instead saw their attacks falter in central areas 20 yards from goal.
#5: Football bureaucracy is ridiculous
Millwall accidentally forgot to include the name of young goalkeeper Tom King on their teamsheet, but they realised their error an hour before kick off.
Referee Carl Berry, though, insisted on applying the letter of the law, as Holloway explains.