‘Uninspiring’, ‘frustrating’, ‘bland’ and ‘stale’ are all words used by Ipswich fans to describe a disappointing 2015/16 season, during which manager Mick McCarthy garnered mixed reviews from the Blues’ support.
It was a season which promised so much, but which frustratingly faded. In part two of this feature, Stuart Watson takes a look back at why the Blues finished one place lower – and with nine points fewer – than the previous year.
Now Ipswich Town’s 2015/16 season is in the books, we want to know your thoughts on the Blues’ campaign after they missed out on a place in the play-offs. Have your say by answering the questions below.
Following two-and-a-half years of steady progress under Mick McCarthy’s management, Ipswich Town endured a frustrating 2015/16 campaign to finish seventh in the Championship table. Stuart Watson takes a look at why a play-off finish couldn’t be repeated.
Ipswich Town left-back Jonas Knudsen has been left out of the Denmark squad for the Kirin Cup friendly tournament in Japan due to the knee injury which kept him out of the Blues’ final two games of the season.
Ipswich Town strikers Daryl Murphy and David McGoldrick have both been named in a 35-man Republic of Ireland squad ahead of their final warm-up match ahead of this summer’s European Championships, against Holland on May 27.
Teenage midfielder Andre Dozzell is out to finish a memorable season in style, after declaring that his England Under 17s side are targeting victory at the European Under 17 Championships in Azerbaijan.
Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy wasn’t surprised when young midfielder Adam McDonnell succumbed to fatigue on his Football League debut, and praised the youngster, who made an encouraging start to life in the Championship.
The Ipswich Town players remain 100 per cent behind manager Mick McCarthy as he looks to revitalise the Blues for another promotion push, with David McGoldrick insisting he and his teammates ‘trust him with their lives’.
Ipswich Town’s final two games of the Championship season may well have been dead-rubbers, but there is no denying the returns of Teddy Bishop and David McGoldrick have given Blues’ fans hope for the future.