Leicester 6 ITFC 0
What happened? Simply the team collapsed. Highlighting the headless chicken and lacking in confidence traits of our side. The result and performance were bad.
Why? Well Richie Wellens was not playing and new player Bradley Orr did not have a good debut. The defence just stood off the Leicester players who just ran more or less unopposed at them! It was great play by Leicester but soooooo baaaaad by Town! Apparently the stats were Leicester had 7 shots on target/attempts on goal… but they nearly had 100% success rate!
Even more disappointing was a lack of fight from the Town players who made few chances & failed to get a goal. Town have a dreadful goal difference statistic having conceded so many goals & scored so few.
Mind you I do admire Mick McCarthy. He plainly stated that was not what he expects from his teams and I so hope the players get the message from Mick & want to play for him & their own pride as much as for us, the supporters and club. There has been much talk by the players in interviews that Town is a great club but they are not playing their part and Town are in trouble because of it. So let’s put this behind us & start to get points and hopefully win games.
Mick has talked about the fact that Town need to get out of the bottom three relegation places and build from there. The next game is Saturday at home vs Peterborough…..a win would be good to say the least.
Well, before the Burnley match last Saturday was the game at Crystal Palace where Town got thrashed 5-0!
Welcome to the real ITFC Mick McCarthy!
It was the same awful Town performance against Palace. In fact it was an awful second half when we gave 3 penalties away! So, dreadful defending and a poor to non existent attack gave that bad result & I felt amazed that this was almost the same side that had won away a few days earlier at Birmingham. I felt sorry for Mick McCarthy but I also felt he could and would deal with this situation. Mick needs some time to get the team together and start to get the team getting points. He knows it may be a bumpy ride through the rest of the season but he knows that points not performance are the key to survival against relegation and I feel sure Mick has the will to get Town moving up the table. He kicks every ball and more on the touchline! That is the passion he has and Town need!
So, what better tonic than to win your first home game as the manager for Mick? With the 2-1 win against Burnley that was exactly the much needed tonic for the team, club and all the supporters. Much relief all round (I think the first home win for Town?). Again there were good & bad parts to the performance but getting a win was vital for the three points and that helped Town move up the table. Carlos Edwards played somewhere in midfield and Luke Chambers full back and that worked. Ritchie Wellens played what maybe his last game. He has done well for Town during his loan and it would be good if he could get his loan extended. It was a better performance than that versus Crystal Palace but it wasn’t hard to do better than that dreadful performance. DJ Campbell continued to do well-he scored again.Overall well done Town! Nevermind the performance just get the points!
Let’s hope for points at the next match, which is away at Leicester on Saturday. Should be interesting…
Birmingham 0 ITFC 1
Town won a game at last! This was Mick McCarthy’s first game as manager and the team win away-nice start Mick! Let’s hope you and the team keep it up!
The game was very much in similar style to Town’s recent games. We scored and took an early lead and then gradually faded and were just trying to hold the lead toward the end. Unfortunately for Birmingham they pressured Town and missed some good chances and Town held out to get the much needed win but it was not a comfortable performance. The win though is all that matters and about time ITFC had some luck!
Town remain on the bottom of the table but the win helps them close the points gap and helps them to start to get enough points to soon begin to move up and off the bottom. Currently in the bottom places, Bristol City are also on a bad run of form and Peterborough look shaky still.
Town’s next game is tomorrow (Tue 06/11/12) against Crystal Palace and I hope we can get points from that game. Both Palace and Town with new managers and new starts so it will not be easy for Town but as I have said before Town do have the makings of a good side and IF they can get results and points they will find confidence returning that will help the team do better!
COYBlues!!! Go Mick McC & Town!