Well, what dark days for Ipswich Town FC!
Losing to Derby (ITFC 1 Derby 2) seemed to be the last straw for Town manager Paul Jewell. I listened to the match commentary on Radio Suffolk and he did not give a post match interview. Why not? Apparently he was watching a video of Sheffield Wednesday (Town’s next opponents) to prepare for that game! Then the next day he was gone! Fired by mutual consent! Amazing!! Ipswich CEO Simon Clegg cannot even just sack the manager and take full responsibility. It was done by mutual consent!?
I can of course understand Jewell leaving. He had long enough to get things working at ITFC and he couldn’t do it. Not only that but the team now comprise many loan players and is not playing as a team and as a consequence are low on confidence and the classic vicious cycle of poor form continues! Still his friend and team coach Chris Hutchings fared even worse (& that is hard to do!) by losing badly to Sheffield Utd – (ITFC 0- Sheffield Wed 3).
So Town need a new manager, a new start and a new team and to get wins and points quickly otherwise the club will be relegated!
Whoever gets the manager’s job has a relegation battle to win but I feel the team are actually much better than their form has been and still feel they could start winning again if they wanted it enough. I think too many players thought they were too good to get into this situation and it is obvious the players have not been playing as a team and fighting hard enough for the good of the team and club! Surely now they can see the team’s predicament and can turn it around? They need to stand up and start performing and all together as a team!
Can this happen? I hope so and I hope the new manager (whoever it will be) can see this is what is needed and can make it happen! COYB!!!