We are well into the new season 2016-17 and Town are languishing in 17th place with 17 points from 14 games. Not so good….The Blues have the blues!
Too many off days from too many players have contributed to this sorry state. Freddy Sears actually managed to score a goal in a much needed 2-0 home win against Burton 3 weeks ago and off the back of that Town’s last game was away to leaders Newcastle and Town lost 3-0!
The manager Mick McCarthy has come in for much critiscm, but really it is the players that are to blame. It is so frustrating because they have so much potential but they cannot seem to get any decent level of quality consistently which is what is needed to win games regularly in the Championship.
For some inspiration here is a video clip of Town scoring at Rotherham Nov 2015:
Today Town are at home against bottom club Rotherham. It is just a game that Town have to win. Simple as that with no excuses. It will not be an easy game, but the players need to play well and the fans need to keep supporting them and the manager. So COME ON YOU BLUES! GO TOWN….
ITFC 2 Rotherham 2
A disappointing result! As mentioned, every Town supporter knew it was a must win game and Town struggled to manage a draw.
Town got off to the perfect start with the first goal after 3 minutes. I was listening on the radio (Radio Suffolk) and was pleased but told my wife there was the full 90 minutes to play before judging the game and being happy with a Town win hopefully to be the outcome. However 3 minutes later Rotherham scored and the game was level!
The teams went in at halftime level, with all Town fans hopeful for better in the second half. However Rotherham scored early in the second half and Town were behind and losing. Town had very few chances to score throughout the second half, but thankfully Town scored and equalised with a fine shot and goal from David McGoldrick in the last minute of the match! Phew! Talk about cutting it fine and pulling a goal out of nowwhere. David McGoldrick is a good footballer and striker though and he surely has helped the Town out of a big hole.
After the game, plenty of disgruntled Town fans voiced their opinion that they want a new manager. It is hard for me to blame Mick McCarthy alone though for the continual poor results and Town legend Mick Mills shared this view and stated that everyone at Town (players and manager and support staff) must do better! I would like to add that this also includes us, the fans! It is hard to do at tough times but calling for a fighting spirit in the team and some character to be shown should also prompt all fans to show some more belief in the team and manager and not quit so easily. The Championship is not an easy league and the Town can do better as the players are good enough but at the moment we all need to raise our game! COYB……