Today Town play Bolton away.
What can Town fans hope for and expect? An away win!?
I’m certainly hoping for an away win for Town but there is no way this can be expected.
I am though getting sick and tired of singing the praises of the Town team and squad and for Town continually to disappoint and not get the results Town should be capable of. Am I being harsh? I don’t think so and I’ve just heard manager Mick MacCarthy on Radio Suffolk saying how he knows Town haven’t had the results he expected despite some good play in parts. Remember the away game at Derby (4-1 up at halftime only to draw 4-4 and just hang on at the end!)? Mick stresses Town must take their chances and if they don’t score then make sure we do not concede goals either!
Town have to be more consistent and ruthless too. MacCarthy stressed that the Town should be ruthless after the Wigan game and the team haven’t been consistently ruthless yet. Again I have said on paper the Town team and squad are excellent but more players need to give more on the pitch consistently game after game.
Brenner Woolley says on Radio Suffolk not to criticize Luke Higham but why not? He is a good player but he isn’t giving the team enough! He needs to be able to score the odd goal here and there and this gets back to MacCarthy’s point that the players have to take their chances. Lots of people are clamouring for creativity in the side but Higham, Skuse and Tunnicliffe aren’t so creative but Antony Wordsworth is more creative and I would want Wordsworth to play every game. Today Wordsworth doesn’t even make the squad/subs. Why is that?! Hewitt is in the squad and on the subs bench.
I’m a bit surprised Jay Tabb hasn’t been able to be more influential either. Next more is needed from the attackers Nouble and Murphy with only McGoldrick really performing. Finally thank goodness we have a good defence with Smith, Chambers, Cresswell and goalie Gurken all being good players.
Bolton have been underperforming this season so far and this is a good opportunity for Town to get at them and cause them problems.
COME ON TOWN…let’s beat Bolton…..COYB
Town team: Ipswich Town
EDIT…2 small other points:
There were x2 games after the Derby away game
Sheff Wed 1 ITFC 1
ITFC 0 Burnley 1
Finally there is some query about manager Mick MacCarthy being asked to take the vacant Ireland manager’s job….