Ipswich Town 1 Birmingham 1

Town get a home draw against fellow Championship strugglers Birmingham.
I listened to the game on Radio Suffolk and Town seemed to have a reasonable first half with several chances, but it was 0-0 at halftime. Then the second half started badly with Birmingham scoring and Town withdrawing into a shell and not making more chances. A mis-hit cross turned to a shot by Grant Ward proved enough to be a lucky equaliser.

What is the matter with the Town? Not enough contribution from too many players (despite a 2 week break due to the international games). Town have been hit with injury but the squad should be good enough to take their chance and step up and do enough to win games. Does this squad have passion for the Town? Today another good opportunity to win a game has gone by and the team are lucky to get a draw and relegation is still a possibility. I’m listening to Mick Mills on the radio saying how the players should be good enough but haven’t performed! It is so hard to be a fan when you do not feel the squad are giving enough effort and passion to win each and every game. There are no easy games in the Championship and every player has to play well for the whole game to get wins.

Indeed I’ve just listened to manager Mick McCarthy who stated Town didn’t play well and he is very frustrated by having to say this game after game. He blamed losing the first goal for Town’s poor performance and of course that was a blow, but surely it doesn’t account for the overall lacklustre average performance. However, he also stated they are now 6 points away from the relegation places, when they were 5 points away before the start of the afternoon. Town are now so desperate that they are having to rely on results from teams around and below them, doing poorly.

There are not many games left to the end of the season now. Will we see any winning games from Town?
Will they avoid relegation?

Tue 4 Apr 7:45pm Wigan Athletic H
Sat 8 Apr 3:00pm Fulham A
Fri 14 Apr 7:45pm Burton Albion A
Mon 17 Apr 3:00pm Newcastle United H
Sat 22 Apr 3:00pm Rotherham United A
Sat 29 Apr 3:00pm Sheffield Wednesday H

Sun 7 May 12:00pm Nottingham Forest A

Tough times at ITFC right now. Time for the team and squad to dig deep and rise to the challenge of winning games and the fans support. It is not a one way process, as there are still committed Town fans turning out game after game and supporting the team.

COME ON YOU BLUES…try and have a good end to the season and not a bad one!

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