Next 2 games…

Well the Saturday before last saw ITFC win at home against Millwall 3-0.
A great result and a good performance.

Last Saturday saw Town lose away to Leeds by 2-0. Not so good but it could have been worse. It could also have been better if Michael Chopra had found the net instead of goalkeeper Kenny’s save!

Town’s players keep moving-Tyrone Barnett going back to Peterborough – a very short stay. A new Tyrone (Mings) has replaced him-from Chippenham Town.

Town’s next match is Saturday 22 Dec against Bristol City and I’m afraid the 6 pointer cliche is true for this match. I dislike these football cliches but there is a grain of truth to them. Bristol City are struggling just below Town and a home win for Town is very important. I’m sure manager Mick MacCarthy feels this even if he won’t admit it because it can add to the pressure of his job! I am confident he will get the team in the right frame for this game. I would love to go & watch them too..let’s hope I can make it happen & go & see the new Town team play…..COYB


Onwards and upwards…

Wow ITFC!- 7 points from the last 3 games! That’s better….

Last weekend was a draw: ITFC 1 Peterborough 1
Then last Tuesday a win: ITFC 3 Nottingham Forest 1
This Saturday another win: Bolton 1 ITFC 2 (an AWAY win!!!!!!)


So Town move out of the bottom 3 and start to head up the table.
Finally the team is starting to get points again. The nightmare of the first half of the season is receding a little but noone should get complacent and expect great things. The team just need to take every game as it comes and concentrate on getting points from every game. It is great that Mick McCarthy is getting the team to get points. He is just so down to earth and it it is so refreshing. While journalists and radio reporters ask banal questions about how far can the team go and what new players we need and a host of other nearly meaningless things he has given the team clear direction to do better to avoid the real danger of relegation.

Thankfully the team has responded. I know Town have good players but they have to perform as a team first & then work on individual performances after. I think & really hope that message is getting through at last to the players and they are reacting well to it at last! All Town supporters and the team have high expectations of the promising players we have but as the new manager knows promise and expectation is often different to reality. At last the team and hopefully all at the club are waking up to reality. While ITFC has lots of promise that alone is clearly not good enough. What matters is getting points & thank goodness Mick McCarthy is getting that simple point across to the players and club- well done Mick!

Next game is next Saturday versus Millwall at home-bring it on & COYB!!!